Gas Information – USE PREMIUM UNLEADED

  • 70 miles approximately per tank 
  • All equipment must be refilled before returning
  • Use premium unleaded ONLY

Scoot Coupe:

  • Remember the Scoot Coupe has no reverse
  • Scoot Coupe will not start unless rear brake is held in – turn key to “on” position, hold in rear brake and push red start button on right handle grip.
  • Coupe has a huge turning radius, so NO U-TURNS as you could put yourself in a dangerous situation
  • Do not exceed 25 mph as Scoot Coupe may become unstable
  • Never jam on either brake, as this may cause a skid
  • Never drive with parking brake on, as this will burn up the clutch, belt and rollers and result in a $450 charge to renter
  • Always use parking chock for added safety whenever Scoot Coupe is parked

BRAKING PROCEDURES

  • no clutch lever, no shifting gears
  • left hand lever (rear brake)
  • right hand lever (front brake)
  • at low speeds and tight maneuvering, keep hand on left (rear) brake
  • use both brakes evenly when stopping abruptly
  • use extreme caution when braking on gravel and wet roads
  • never jam on either brake (you may cause a skid)
  • when riding in wet or rainy conditions, or on loose surfaces, exercise extreme caution when braking
  • when descending a steep grade, close the throttle slowly and use both brakes to slow the moped down
  • both front and rear brakes should be applied together
  • independent use of only the front or rear brake reduces stopping performance
  • excessive brake application may cause either wheel to lock, reducing control of the moped

LEGALITIES AND ISLAND RULES

  • Carry driver’s license
  • Wear eye protection and helmet
  • Riding double is dangerous, against the law and ruins the moped
  • Ride single file, and not too close (allow cars to pass)
  • DO NOT IMPEDE TRAFFIC - if traffic behind is unable to pass, pull over and stop
  • If you want to stop in mid-travel, GET OFF THE ROAD!  Pull off in a safe place.
  • Pass carefully (you and the one you pass can scare easily)
  • Stay off all private, chained, posted roads (you will be ticketed)
  • Watch out for cars pulling out quickly from hidden driveways

 

RIDING INSTRUCTIONS

  • never ride a moped unless you are wearing a helmet and protective eyewear
  • baskets or luggage racks are for lightweight items only – make sure cargo is secure
  • place both hands on the handle bars and both feet on the foot pegs while riding
  • obey all federal and local laws and regulations while riding
  • do not open and close throttle rapidly – this could cause possible loss of control of the moped (to accelerate, open throttle gradually, for deceleration close the throttle)
  • when slowing down the moped, coordination of the throttle and the front and rear brake is most important
  • Use mirrors at all times
  • Never take your hands off the handle grips; the moped will become very unstable
  • Use your turn indicators (they won’t click off automatically)

ROAD CONDITIONS – VERY IMPORTANT!

  • 10 mph to 15 mph are the perfect sightseeing speeds.
  • pot holes are everywhere and you hit hard
  • eyes on the road!
  • loose gravel and gravel roads are like ice (loose gravel builds up at all forks, intersections and driveways)
  • very narrow shoulders on most roads, be aware of traffic behind you – use your mirrors. DON’T TURN YOUR HEAD!!
  • your chances of a mishap are greatly decreased at a lower speed
  • if you don’t feel comfortable, don’t go!