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Hey everyone,

I currently have a Lexmoto hawk 125 (2018) I have had a few problems with it.

It cut out on me when I was riding and now won't start. I have replace the battery and still nothing.

Making like a noise like it is trying to start. My video won't upload.

But any help would be very grateful

Thank you :)
 

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The Lexmoto is similar to the Venom bikes we get here in America. I would start by checking your fuses and the starter solenoid. Some of these Chinese bikes ship with hilariously bad fuses and solenoids.
 

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Hey everyone,
Welcome.

I currently have a Lexmoto hawk 125 (2018) I have had a few problems with it.
It cut out on me when I was riding and now won't start.
Before you do anything, is the bike still under warranty? At that
age the dealer should collect it and repair it for you.

Chinese 125s are notoriously unreliable. To get it running, you need
air and fuel in approximately the correct ratio, enough compression, and
a spark at the correct time.

I have replace the battery and still nothing.
Check the voltage of the new and the old battery. Did you fully
charge the new battery before installing it?


Making like a noise like it is trying to start.
Is it cranking the engine at normal speed, or does it sound weak?

Assuming it doesn't have a kick starter, can you push start it?


In my limited experience, Chinese 125s have reasonably reliable
engines. They are generally close copies of well proven Japanese
engines. Most failures tend to be with electrical or fueling problems.

A couple of examples: A local guy bought a brand new Keeway 125
a few months ago. After just a couple of days on the road, it stopped
dead and had to be recovered by the breakdown truck. The cause was
a short between the wiring around the steering head and the frame.
The result was a blown main fuse.

My son's Keeway 125 was very prone to getting water in the
fuel tank. About once a year, it would start running badly
and would eventually grind to a halt.
Opening the carb float bowl drain screw would drain off
enough water to get the bike running again. The longer
term fix was to remove and flush out the tank...

Back to your problem. Check the battery voltage. Check the
spark plug condition and check that it is sparking. Remove it
immediately after trying to start the bike to see if it is wet with
fuel. If you have a good spark and engine compression seems
ok, try push starting the bike (assuming it doesn't have a kick start).
For older bikes, drain the carb float bowl into a clear glass jar
so that you can see what was in there. Newer bikes are fuel-
injected, so you may not have as many options for roadside repair.
Check connectors, check fuel filter(s), listen for the fuel pump priming
when you turn on the ignition switch, check fuses.......

Good luck with it.
 

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im not an expert on bikes but i know a bit about cars and if it works anything like a car then you might have a fualty starter ( which is pretty much the thing that is like your dad giving you that first push when you learn to ride and then the engine will start peddling from there ) thats my best analagy . Because if its trying to start and making that starting up noise but doesnt get there maybe your starter shouldnt have ate that cake before you went to the park to ride your bike! But your best bet isto go to someone who properly knows what they are doing and is like quallified cause im just a kid who's a petrol head ( just not so much with bikes ).
 
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