Anyone have trouble learning to ride a scooter?

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    lyricsingrayposted 9 years ago

    I just got a gift - the Sentos Italian Scooter. 

    Beautiful but I am like an uncoordinated skeleton with no strength and can't turn.  I haven't got my license yet,once I have my written(On strike) I can practice on the roads, then my driving test I'll be fully licensed but will I be fully qualified..I weigh 105 pounds and maybe it's my fear of falling in my attempts to drive (especially with speed). Anybody else take time learning their bike, scooter or moped, any  vehicle for that matter  I want this to work!!!!!!

    Thanks Kimberly


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      lyricsingrayposted 9 years agoin reply to this
    2. Wing Girl Kim profile image79
      Wing Girl Kimposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Take the Motorcycle Safety Foundation course! You will learn how to ride, safety, and get a license waiver. Plus your insurance will be reduced by passing the course.

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      C.J. Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Trust and confidence are the key. Turn your head where you want to go and generally the bike/scooter will follow. You tend to "lean" more than "turn" on a scooter.  For instance if I want to go left, I will turn my head left and "push away" the right handle bar vice pulling the left handle bar toward me. Practice going slow! Riding a scooter slowly is actually harder!  Anyone can ride fast(within reason!), as it's easier to controll.

      1. Papajon profile image85
        Papajonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I must second that advice - I've been riding scooters for years and the two tricks are 1) turn your head and look where you want to go 2) when riding at really slow speed use your rear brake. On an automatic (or twist-and-go) scooter that will usually be on the left handle bar. Using the back brake while also giving it some juice seems to make it control better - the same is true on geared bikes. I don't understand the science but it works.

  2. custom motorcycle profile image57
    custom motorcycleposted 9 years ago

    I've been riding motorcycles for years and I myself still have a little trouble riding scooters. I thnk is has something to do with where your legs are positioned. In front of you instead of beside you like on a bicycle.

    You do have to lean your scooter to turn correctly and that can be scary. Fear seems to be the number one cause for people not being able to ride two wheeled vehicles more than skill. In other words that scooter will do just about anything you want it to do, but your fear may be keeping you from making it do it.  I takes more confidence than skill to ride a scooter.

    Here's tip: when you're in a safe place practicing, practice things like emergency stops, very tight turns, turning on an incline. Build confidence that you can handle the tough situations and the rest will be easy.

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      lyricsingrayposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Custom, your amazing, thanks so much.  Because I am without a license, I practice in underground parking at my building.  The comment you made about the position of our feet makes a lot of sense and I honestly feel more confident about driving as you said it's more about that than skill in the end.

      Your a gem,PS next the bike, but I'll take my time, although I can't wait.

      Really appreciate you answering my question, thank you so much,

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    harleyman99posted 9 years ago

    you should take the motorcycle course,it will teach you confidence and the skill you will need and must have to ride the streets,it's not so much you as the other guy cutting you off and so forth,have patients and you will do fine,there is nothing like it in the world, i have been riding for over 20 years,it is a way of life or my life stle good luck and ride hard

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    lyricsingrayposted 9 years ago

    Thanks y'all taking the course-2days in April, on the road by May, I pray lol

    Thanks though


  5. The Rope profile image61
    The Ropeposted 9 years ago

    Rented one for my sister and I - one each.  It was a birthday milestone for me and I wanted to do something different.  YAAAA...I did fine in the short training course.  Went out on the road, tried to turn but I'm not coordinated enough to use handle brakes appropriately.  big_smile: Flew over the handlebars on my first try, 6 seconds after leaving the training ground.  Got back on, dusted off the gravel, rode for two more hours. 

    Good Luck Lyrics!  I know you'll do better than this ol' gray mare.

  6. resspenser profile image79
    resspenserposted 9 years ago

    Practice starting and stopping. Wear some heavy clothes, boots and gloves. Also get yourself a full face helmet and just know that if you ride long enough....... you will fall. The biggest danger you will face on the street is others. If you hit a car or it hits lose.

    Watch out for sand, dirt and other obstacles in the roadway. Even at slow speeds these things can put you on your butt!
    Also when you are in your local Barnes & Noble get some motorcycle mags out and look through them. Lots of info there.

    I wrote a hub on motorcycle safety if you want to look at it sometime.


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