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What is it like to be in a partnership where one person has limited mobility?

What are the adaptations in your house that you've made to make your life a little easier (e.g., walk-in shower, service dog)? Is the limited mobility something you think about every day, or does it just become a part of your life after a while? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 14, 2015 - 12 answers

Gate-checking a mobility scooter?

Have you done this? The scooter in question disassembles into 4 parts. Delta is willing to let us gate-check it but is this a good idea? [more inside]
posted by daneflute on Oct 7, 2015 - 6 answers

Resources for scooter accessibility in NYC

Someone I know is moving closer to NYC soon and is looking for information about how to best navigate the city. She is confined to a scooter and has extremely limited mobility. What resources can I give her? This would be more for periodic visits, not day-to-day commuting. I already know about the MTA's homepage for accessibility and the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities. What else is there? [more inside]
posted by Wretch729 on Sep 28, 2015 - 2 answers

Does the Oregon Lemon Law cover motorcycles?

I purchased a 2014 Genuine Stella Automatic last fall, and it has been in and out of the shop ever since. I'm trying to figure out if I have any recourse for getting a refund or a replacement. [more inside]
posted by o0dano0o on Jul 21, 2015 - 6 answers

Electric scooter vs bicycle in 2015, kid in tow?

What should I consider when deciding on buying either an electric scooter or a basic bicycle with a kid seat to be used for short trips of up to 6km with an active preschooler, replacing either walking or walking and public transit? Very interested in hearing from parents who bike with their kid every day or people who use electric scooters every day. I have no car and no intention of getting a car and live in a city with great public transit. Specific questions after the break. [more inside]
posted by dorothyisunderwood on Jul 17, 2015 - 8 answers

what personal transportation device did i see someone riding?

i was riding the m15 bus up 1st avenue last week when i caught a glimpse of someone riding on what looked like a platform with a wheel underneath it. just one wheel, no handle bar or anything. [more inside]
posted by sabh on Feb 20, 2015 - 7 answers

Help me diagnose my scooter problem

I have a piaggio FLY 125cc scooter (automatic transmission) that started having problems the other day. I'm keen on trying to fix it myself but not sure where to start. More inside [more inside]
posted by postergeist on Feb 2, 2015 - 9 answers

WTF just happened with my scooter?

Three weeks ago, I bought a used scooter from someone on Craigslist. One week ago, it was stolen- and, due to a baffling succession of quasi-sketchy events, I can't even have it registered as stolen. Help me figure out what happened, and what to do next. [more inside]
posted by t(h)om(as) on May 18, 2014 - 18 answers

Is this what a midlife crisis looks like?

I'm thinking about buying a used Stella scooter. I have questions. [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on Mar 10, 2014 - 17 answers

Mobility scooter repair

My friend is reliant on a mobility scooter for getting around. She has a fairly active lifestyle and as a result her scooter(s) often break down causing her serious inconvenience while waiting for them to get repaired. Could you recommend some good resources for learning how to diagnose and repair scooter faults? What are the basic skills (e.g. mechanics) that one could learn to help with the process? Bonus question: can you recommend a speedy scooter repair service in Dublin, Ireland?
posted by roolya_boolya on Feb 24, 2014 - 6 answers

Scooter safety

What should I be aware of in terms of safely riding a small scooter (150cc) in the dark on icy city roads, with extra baggage? [more inside]
posted by Rainflower on Nov 16, 2013 - 27 answers

Commuting Via Scooter

I have a short (3.5 miles) commute, and in considering my non-driving options, I've discovered electric scooters. What are the advantages, disadvantages, and best practices for using an electric scooter for commuting? [more inside]
posted by superlibby on Aug 22, 2013 - 12 answers

Whats the deal with those motorcycles in SE Asia?

What are those super popular kinds motorcycles in SE called? I've rented one in Thailand, Cambodia and the Phillipines. They were different makes but they all sort of work and look the same. They have 5 gears, but no clutch. You just let up on the gas then use a foot peddle to change gears. We could get them up to about 100km/h but that was about it. Do they sell them in Canada? [more inside]
posted by Iax on Jun 16, 2013 - 19 answers

How to choose a replacement scooter battery?

Which batteries can I purchase to replace the original from my scooter, a 2007 Honda Metropolitan? [more inside]
posted by cupcakeninja on Nov 6, 2012 - 6 answers

Two wheels in Vancouver

BC locals, can you get around Vancouver (and Burnaby) by scooter? Will I be able to use it during the winter? [more inside]
posted by Apollo's Favorite Mistake on Oct 17, 2012 - 8 answers

Losing My Namedrop Edge

Looking for namedrop/shoutout songs like LCD Soundsystem's "Losing My Edge", Daft Punk's "Teachers", and Scooter's "Hyper Hyper". [more inside]
posted by LSK on Sep 14, 2012 - 21 answers

How to buy a used scooter?

How should I go about buying a used scooter? [more inside]
posted by btkuhn on Aug 21, 2012 - 8 answers


I missed the 2012 Olympics. I've heard there was a great scooter portion. I'd like to see this, but can only find video from within the club that rode. Does anyone know a link to video of the scooter ride from the audience/media viewpoint?
posted by _paegan_ on Aug 18, 2012 - 6 answers

Scooter articles

Looking for music journalism discussing German dance group Scooter. [more inside]
posted by LSK on Jul 19, 2012 - 3 answers

What is moped parking law?

I'm having issues with Moped parking in Michigan. Anyone have any experiences or know the laws here? [more inside]
posted by Forerunner343 on May 7, 2012 - 11 answers

Help me find a good electric scooter

What kind of electric scooter should I get? [more inside]
posted by mtphoto on Apr 26, 2012 - 4 answers

Vespa in Seattle

Hi everyone, I live in Seattle (Queen Anne to be specific), and I was wondering: (1) Whether or not a Vespa would be a great investment, better than a car, taking into account the layout of Seattle, for getting around the city, no major trips, and about as frequent as every weekend, maybe twice a week (2) Coming from NYC and not knowing how to drive, what is the best approach to learning how to drive a Vespa? Is any sort of license required, and where would I go to obtain that license? How long would it take, if I devoted time to learning regularly? Are there any issues specific to Seattle that I should take into account in taking up this project of learning how to ride and purchasing a Vespa? Any general commentary about motorized scooters is also greatly appreciated.
posted by brighteyes7 on Mar 25, 2012 - 20 answers

Finding a good motorcycle or scooter mechanic in Arizona?

Finding a good motorcycle or scooter mechanic in Arizona? Web directory with customer reviews? [more inside]
posted by MeatyBean on Nov 10, 2011 - 3 answers

Looking for a new scooter helmet...

I am looking to buy a new helmet for the one I currently use with my scooter is falling apart....any suggestions for where I can try on before I buy in Los Angeles and surrounding cities? [more inside]
posted by matthelm on Sep 29, 2011 - 3 answers

Where should I buy a vintage Vespa?

I want to buy a vintage vespa (pre-1970) and I keep seeing a lot of sites selling them out of Vietnam and other parts of Asia. Does anyone have experience with buying them from one of the websites? Am I better off buying a junker and getting it restored locally? Also - what are the licensing requirements for a Vespa in Massachusetts?
posted by joshuamcginnis on Jul 26, 2011 - 14 answers

Give a hoot, ride a scoot

Going to buy a scooter! Yes! But where do I start researching? What advice do you have? [more inside]
posted by yoyoceramic on Jul 25, 2011 - 24 answers

Fulfilling our hipster destiny

Scooting in Brooklyn [more inside]
posted by lunalaguna on Jul 12, 2011 - 6 answers

Pros and Cons to commuting via kick scooter?

Does anyone out there use a kick scooter to commute? What are the benefits and challenges? [more inside]
posted by LittleFuzzy on Jul 11, 2011 - 14 answers

Auto Electrics for Dummies: Scooter Edition

I'm travelling on my Scooter about 1,200 kms (800 miles) over two days. Is there a way I can hitch up a 12 volt (car) or 5 volt USB charger to keep my Smartphone topped up while on the road and using power hungry apps? There is no 12v charger available, although there is adequate space under the saddle to store a work around. [more inside]
posted by Flashduck on May 8, 2011 - 10 answers

hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work he goes (on a scooter?)

Should I buy my teenage son a scooter to get to work? [more inside]
posted by headnsouth on Sep 28, 2010 - 53 answers

Which scoot to buy, Aprilia or Lance?

What scooter to choose, a 2004 Aprilia Mojito Custom 150 for $2000, or a 2010 Lance Cali Classic 125 for $1500? [more inside]
posted by MeatyBean on Aug 18, 2010 - 6 answers

I think I can walk faster than this thing can go. WTF anxiety?

I am afraid to ride my scooter. How can I get over this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 7, 2010 - 27 answers

Need a scooter, have some questions.

Looking for a scooter to save on gas, maintenance, and insurance - don't know anything about them. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by MeatyBean on Aug 6, 2010 - 13 answers

Can't afford a car, need a motorbike of some sort.

I need a vehicle and can't afford a car so I wish to get a motorbike of some sort, I need some help though. [more inside]
posted by MeatyBean on Jul 24, 2010 - 14 answers

Mobility Scooter Service in Las Vegas?

Is there a place in Las Vegas, Nevada that services mobility scooters? [more inside]
posted by DMan on Jul 21, 2010 - 1 answer

Best motorcycle/scooter jacket for San Francisco?

What's the best motorcycle/scooter jacket for daily commute riding in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by heliostatic on Jun 15, 2010 - 5 answers

help me haul my lazy ass around town

Folding bike or Electric scooter? Help me choose! [more inside]
posted by jak68 on May 28, 2010 - 13 answers

Ask a stranger for more money to fix my scooter?

When my scooter was damaged after someone backed up into it, I spoke to the driver of the car and we agreed on an amount. Later I discovered there was much more damage than I thought. Should I go to the trouble to ask for more money? [more inside]
posted by greasepig on May 24, 2010 - 9 answers

The art of moped maintenance

I want to spring-service my motorbike, help me put together a list of what I need to do and the best youtube or other tutorials to follow. More details and a confession inside.... [more inside]
posted by Iteki on May 16, 2010 - 9 answers

Selling my scooter: what do I do when they arrive at the door?

I'm about to sell my scooter on BikeTrader (I'm in the UK). What should I expect? I've never sold one before. Specific questions follow. [more inside]
posted by dowcrag on Apr 23, 2010 - 2 answers

Killswitch Disengaged

Help me kludge a solution to the broken kickstand killswitch on my scooter. [more inside]
posted by waraw on Mar 15, 2010 - 17 answers

Info on Adult Big-Wheeled Foot Scooters

I'd like an adult kick scooter with bigger wheels than a Xootr and smaller wheels than a Kickbike. Two wheels the size of the Kickbike Freeride's backwheel would be good. Or this old model but adult size. Can you recommend such a scooter? [more inside]
posted by McGuillicuddy on Nov 19, 2009 - 1 answer

With what machine shall I join the scootering masses?

What kind of used scooter/motorcycle should I buy that will be relatively safe, repairable, and ~$1500 or less? [more inside]
posted by abkadefgee on Nov 2, 2009 - 20 answers

Please help me build a motor scooter!

Can you help me build an electric motor scooter? [more inside]
posted by banished on Sep 9, 2009 - 6 answers

Recommend a scooter for a five year old?

Recommend a push-type scooter safe for a five year old? [more inside]
posted by mosk on Aug 18, 2009 - 7 answers

Motorcycle? Scooter? Moped?

I need a vehicle that's dirt-cheap, built like a tank, and easy to teach myself to maintain and repair — I'm currently a mechanical ignoramus, and I want to change that. Motorcycle? Scooter? Moped? [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Jul 16, 2009 - 33 answers

Comfortable jacket for hot-weather scooter riding?

Where can I find a good jacket to wear while commuting on my scooter? I'm in Texas so I'm looking for something that's both safe and cool. [more inside]
posted by internet!Hannah on Jun 11, 2009 - 10 answers

Are vehicle insurance rates negotiable?

Are vehicle insurance rates negotiable? [more inside]
posted by BostonTerrier on Jun 2, 2009 - 7 answers

Is a cross-country trip on a scooter feasible, reasonable, or at all safe?

Is a cross-country trip on a scooter feasible, reasonable, or at all safe? [more inside]
posted by abkadefgee on Apr 16, 2009 - 40 answers

Scooting my way up the Hill

Where's a good place to buy a used/new scooter in Pittsburgh? [more inside]
posted by rbs on Apr 14, 2009 - 15 answers

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