- gas tank on right side of frame in between seat and handle bars.
- USE UNLEADED
- 70 miles approximately per tank (watch your mileage and your tank)
Procedure For Tomos Mopeds:
- put down the stand and stand on the left side of the moped
- If engine is cold, raise the choke lever (on right side of moped near foot rest)
- slide the red on/off switch (located on right handle bar) to “on” position
- hold in rear brake
- hold throttle (right handle grip) open 1/3 turn
- step down on the kick starter towards rear of moped
- after engine runs for a few seconds, push choke lever back down
- WHEN ENGINE IS WARM, DO NOT OPERATE CHOKE
- 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)
- never take your hands off of the handle grips, you will become very unstable
- if you want to stop in mid-travel get off the road! (pull off in a safe place)
PASSING & GENERAL PRECAUTIONS
- never ride a moped unless you are wearing a helmet
- pass carefully (you and the one you pass can scare easily)
- use your turn indicators (they won’t click off automatically)
- ride single file and not too close
- use mirrors at all times
- stay off all private, chained, posted roads (you will be ticketed)
- watch for cars pulling out quickly from hidden driveways
- 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 when 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
- 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 down the moped
- 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
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!