Is it safe to coast down a long hill on a scooter which is not cranked?

by Mary
(Brandon, MS)

Just to get accustomed to riding a scooter for the first time, is it safe to coast down a long slightly sloped hill on a scooter which is not cranked?

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Aug 27, 2021
Downhill riding 50 cc NEW
by: Penny

I'm not sure exactly what "cranked" means in this context.

I regularly ride my 50 cc Kymco Agility down a long stretch of road (10%) from the hilltop where I live in Italy. I approach this by closing the "twist 'n go" throttle and letting it coast. Although the clutch is fully automatic I can feel and hear what it is doing. Sometimes it disengages and the descent speeds up. If I need to slow, paradoxically I first open the throttle a touch. What then often happens feels like "double de-clutching" as it used to be called. The machine then slows on the engine and only if the speed does not come down enough do I apply gentle back brake.

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