Is there any way to customize a scooter for a person with a handicap?

by Patti
(Cleveland, MS)

My husband has a mild case of Cerebral Palsy which limits his ability with his right hand. I'd like to find out if there is any way to customize a scooter so that the throttle is operated with the left hand instead of the right, and if there is any way to install a foot brake, instead of just a hand brake? We both ride the Sym JetEuro50, but we'd like to move up to a larger scooter.



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Mar 21, 2010
customized scooters
by: LCGraham

If the handicapped person is a passenger, largers scooters like the Honda branded Helix, Reflex and Silverwing are able to accept side-cars. One company that I'm aware of is the "Texas Sidecar Company (This is not an endorsment ... I do not work for them) has available side cars for several models of Motorcycles and scooters.

Albuquerque NM
'87 Honda Helix (69,700 mi)
'04 Honda Silverwing (17,000mi)

Mar 20, 2010
Customized controls
by: Anonymous

I have wondered similarly if there is a way to change the throttle and brake system. On a scooter, why not make one that works with a gas pedal and brake pedal similar to a car? These could easily be mounted in the flat space by our feet. It would allow a person with limited use of one arm to ride and enjoy the scooter. Does anyone do this?

Mar 19, 2010
IS it Risky?
by: Anonymous

Patti, I don't want to be disrespectful, and I ask you this with a lot of thoughtfulness for you and your husband... but don't you think it is a little too risky to have a person with such illness, though mild, ride a scooter? Do you ride on the streets? I would like to understand this.

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