top of page

Use code SCNEWCUST15 for 15% off ALL scooters through month-end.  Redeem here

Understanding and Disabling the Electric Choke on Your Scooter

When it comes to optimizing the performance of your electric scooter, understanding the role of various components can be critical. One such component often inquired about is the electric choke. The electric choke, also known as an automatic choke, is designed to help the scooter's engine start and warm up by enriching the fuel mixture when the engine is cold.

However, some riders may find that the electric choke is not functioning correctly, leading to a rich fuel mixture even when not needed, which can cause a range of issues including poor fuel economy, rough idling, and difficulty in starting the engine. In such scenarios, disabling the electric choke might seem like a viable solution to immediately address these problems.

Please note that tampering with the electric choke or any other electrical component of your scooter should be done with caution and preferably by a professional technician, as it can have ramifications on engine performance and longevity.

To disable the electric choke on a scooter, follow these general steps:

  1. Familiarize yourself with your scooter's service manual. This source contains vital information specific to your model and should guide you through the processes involved in any modification.
  2. Locate the electric choke on your scooter. It is typically found attached to the carburetor.
  3. Disconnect the choke's power supply. This can usually be achieved by locating the wire that powers the choke and disconnecting it.
  4. Securely insulate the end of the disconnected wire to prevent any short circuits or electric shocks.
  5. Test your scooter to ensure that it still runs properly without the electric choke. If removing the choke causes the engine to run improperly, it may need to be reconnected and the underlying issue diagnosed professionally.

Warning: Disabling the electric choke is not recommended for all conditions and can lead to difficulties when starting the engine, especially in cold weather. Furthermore, removal could void warranties and can lead to necessary components not functioning as designed.

It's also important to understand that the need to disable the electric choke may signal underlying issues with your scooter that should be addressed first. Consulting with a certified technician to diagnose issues with the electric choke or the fuel system is the best course of action to ensure the longevity and proper functioning of your ride.

If you're experiencing persistent issues with your scooter, we suggest consulting our comprehensive troubleshooting guides or contacting our expert service department for assistance.

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Start a Fleet

Start a rental fleet with Levy

Levy Electric Scooter Icons


Wholesale Levy scooters at your online store or shop

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Retail Partners

Wholesale Levy scooters at your 
online store or shop

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Tag us

Follow and tag us on social!

Brand Ambassador

Earn money for referring friends and growing the network

Service Guides

DIY repair tools, videos, and more


Interested in working at Levy?


Invest in the Levy Network

Levy Locations

Find our rental, repair, and store locations

The Levy App

Download the Levy app to find scooters closest to you


Technical specs for all of our scooters


The Levy swappable battery system

Spare Parts

Every spare part you need for your scooter


Choose the Levy scooter that suits you best


Learn more about electric scooter tires


Bags, phone holders, helmets and more

Levy Electric Scooter Icon

The everyday electric scooter, perfect for the daily commute.

Levy Electric Scooter Fleets Icon

Start a rental fleet with Levy scooters and software

Levy Plus Electric Scooter Icon

Our high-end, long range cruiser with double the range of the Levy.

Support Center

FAQs, how-to videos, and quick start guides

Shipping App

Discounted shipping labels for moving your scooter (or any package).

Range Calculator

Estimate real-world range for any scooter

Electric Scooter Laws

Electric scooter laws by state & city


Subscribe to a scooter for $70/month

Shop Locator

Find a location to test ride or bring your Levy in to get repaired


Get in touch with our team

Quick-start guide

Get started with your Levy

Returns & Warranty

Every spare part you need for your scooter

Shipping Policy

Shipping Policy US and International

bottom of page