How to turn a parked scooter around

by Artist Bob
(Half Moon Bay, CA)

It can be vexing to try to turn your parked scooter around while you are either sitting on it or walking it out of a parking space. To avoid all the jockeying around, here is a trick I learned from a more experienced rider:

1. Put the center stand down.

2. Stand beside your scooter. Left hand on the handle bar; compress the brake lever.

3. Now tilt the scooter toward you so that it is resting on just one foot of the center stand.(The foot nearest you.) This gives you a pivot point for the scooter to turn upon.

4. You can then just simply walk around this pivot point until the scooter is facing the direction you want it to go.

5. Then lower the scooter back onto both feet of the center stand. Voila!

This little maneuver really helps when you have ridden forward into a diagonal parking space on the street or at the mall. It saves you from backing out into traffic. Take care.

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Sep 23, 2009
by: Kathi

Great tip... thanks for sharing it. I can't wait to try it next time I'm in a tight spot. It does get tedious, backing it out while straddling. :)

Thanks again,

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