My friend just picked up an X1, just like this one here, http://sell.bizrice.com/upload/20120329/Ninja_X1_Bikes.jpg
, for $50. The bike supposedly runs, although we have not been able to get it to start. It seems the person who owned it cut a lot of wires, and had no electric charger. We are not small engine experts, but figured with the mass amounts of knowledge on the internet we could figure it out.
I am having a hard time finding anything but parts for these X1's, and I'm not even sure who makes it. We pulled the spark plug, and it wasn't sparking. We picked up a new plug from walmart that is also not sparking. When putting a screwdriver into the spark plug wire, and grounding out the screwdriver on the engine, if i touch the engine with my other hand, I do get shocked, which leads me to believe the wire may not be working 100%, or we have another bad plug somehow (not likely).
My questions are this, are there any decent websites, manuals, forums for repair on these bikes, or pocket bikes in general? Does the X1 need all the wiring? We tried removing the battery and hooking it to a battery charger, but the battery charger never recognized the battery. Is the wiring just for the lights, or what else is it for? Can we start the bike with no charge on the battery, and no charger? We have no need for signals, and figured we'd rip out the wiring, but are unsure what it all does, as I assume some of it is needed for the bike to run. Is there a kill switch which may cause the bike to not be starting?
Thanks for everyone's help! We really appreciate it!