Mobility Scooter Part 2
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Here's the rest of the story about Cir's electric scooter.
Second, if Cir and I are lifting it, I grab the back wheel axle with my right hand and the front of the scooter with my left hand. Cir anchors himself next to the car and grabs the left axle with his left hand. One, two, three, lift, and into the car. Once it's stable, I then grab both axles and push it in the rest of the way.
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I have to be sure and use my legs to lift and not my back. We also need to make sure we have a good grip before we lift. We've never dropped it, but I have strained my back a couple of times, because I wasn't paying attention. All together, it's about a 300lb. Machine. Taken apart, each piece is about half that – the seat weighs slightly less and the wheel base is more akward.
When our daughter is with us, she helps lift it by grabbing the front end, while we lift the back. Then I make sure it's all the way inside the car again, once it's stable. It's a nice, medium sized scooter. The first one he had, did not come apart, so it only went on a few outings close to home. This one, The Buzz, has seen the world – well not really. Just “the world” around town.
Those are the pros for this scooter. Now for the cons. The seat is fine, however, there is no lock to keep it from tipping forward when Cir's not sitting in it. When he first got it, he almost fell quite a few times before remembering he couldn't lean on the seat back.
Also, the space between the handle bar and the seat is very narrow. This makes it difficult for Cir to get his foot through if he's on the “wrong” side when he sits down. What's the wrong side? Well for Cir it would be the left if he's facing it. It's easier to lift or put his stronger leg through the small space than it is to maneuver his weaker leg through there. Not sure if a wider space is warranted, but for him, that's a con.
The last thing that Cir absolutely hates about The Buzz is the beeping noise it makes when he's backing up. This feature is a necessary evil I suppose. They added it to warn those around him that he was backing up and might not see them. He's tried finding the wire or mechanism to disconnect this annoying sound-maker, to no avail.
The following is a list of mobility scooters that Cir would like to test drive or have. This is based on others reviews and experiences while using them. Each one has a list of pros and cons, at least from our perspective. What might be a con to us, may not be for you. So read through them and see which appeal to you. You never know, you may have decided on your scooter today.
We hope this short review, of the mobility scooter, will help in your quest for the perfect scooter for you. We're sure with all the many brands and models available, you will be able to find one that fits your lifestyle and needs.
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