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Mobility Scooter!

Discussion in 'Lifestyle Management' started by Valentijn, May 20, 2012.

  1. Hell...Hath...No...Fury..

    Hell...Hath...No...Fury.. Senior Member

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    Yeah thats what i'm talking about (the one in the pic is no longer available or road legal) but the 500w smaller size is at the mo
     
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    Artstu Senior Member

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    Ah right, well in that case you couldn't register it as road legal. But like you say just ride it and don't do anything silly and you'll probably get away with it.

    I want the Toyota one, but bet it'll be £10,000 if it ever gets into production.
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  3. Hell...Hath...No...Fury..

    Hell...Hath...No...Fury.. Senior Member

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    Lol. So is it a case of not registering it 'because' i'm not doing the CBT and sneaking about in parks? As the website says it has to be registered.
     
  4. Artstu

    Artstu Senior Member

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    I've not seen the website that sells them. I'm fairly certain it would be impossible to register it for the road. and to be a legal pavement and road mobility scooter it would need to be limited to 8 mph, and have a switchable 4 mph limit for the pavement.
     
  5. Hell...Hath...No...Fury..

    Hell...Hath...No...Fury.. Senior Member

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    The website is Urban Sports Junkie. Its got me confused about what to do now as i thought they knew what they were talking about.
    I would have registered it even for park use as it said it was illegal not to.
    I think the rules were: aged over 16, provisional moped license, CBT, registered using the certificate provided and insured.
    I'd rather skip all of the above for park use if possible though.

    My street is joined onto a 2 mile park, at the end of the park is a village with a pub and a corner shop before even a road is seen :)

    The smaller one which is apparently legal had a max speed of 15mph which is the same for electric bicylces but different rules for each thing i think.
     
  6. Artstu

    Artstu Senior Member

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    There is a class of vehicle like that now you mention it, I'll see if I can remember where there is some good information about them.
     
  7. Hell...Hath...No...Fury..

    Hell...Hath...No...Fury.. Senior Member

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    Thats really kind of you, i contacted the DVLA direct last year about it and even they couldnt give me concrete advice as they weren't sure lol.

    I then thought of taking a pic of it with specs to the local police to see if it would be confiscated if they saw me on it, but then i didnt want to draw attention to myself incase sneaking about off road was an option :)

    If they did take it off me they'd have to give me a lift home as i wouldn't be able to walk lol
     
  8. Artstu

    Artstu Senior Member

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    It would need working pedals to escape the requirement to register it for the road. You would be much better buying an e-bike, that'll do it all with no legality issues.

    A good place to start would be here, they have a forum too http://www.pedelecs.co.uk/
     
  9. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    Do you mean that intense effort riding a bike can stop people with ME switching to anaerobic energy production, producing excessive quantities of lactic acid and ending up with PEM? That would be something of a Holy Grail!
     
  10. Artstu

    Artstu Senior Member

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    Not exactly. For me intense exercise helps me perform to a high level for periods up to about two hours, I have varying degrees of after exercise tiredness with no rhyme or reason to just how tired, stiff or weary I feel.
     
  11. Hell...Hath...No...Fury..

    Hell...Hath...No...Fury.. Senior Member

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    No thats no use for me as there's nowhere to keep it, so i would be registering the scooter afterall? Wonder if i'd be allowed to take my CBT on it lol
     
  12. Artstu

    Artstu Senior Member

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    Don't forget you'll need a motorcycle crash helmet too.
     
  13. maryb

    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    Is there an electric bike with a big seat like a mobility scooter? My back is really bad and I couldn't sit on one of those bike seats but maybe..maybe ..I could manage and electric bike with a large seat.
     
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    Artstu Senior Member

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    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    Is that an electric bike?
     
  16. Hell...Hath...No...Fury..

    Hell...Hath...No...Fury.. Senior Member

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    I've got two but thought a cycling helmet would have been enough for a park? otherwise it would look ridiculous riding what looks like a toy scooter in a park looking like a biker wannabe
     
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  17. Artstu

    Artstu Senior Member

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    No sorry. Just a home made one by the look of it. but in that style, I've added the Giant link to the post.
     
  18. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    Just tiredness? Immediately afterwards? No exacerbation of ME symptoms 1-3 days later, e.g. nausea, headache, swollen lymph nodes, sinus congestion, generalised pain, digestive problems, insomnia, brain fog, etc.?
     
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    Artstu Senior Member

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    Not tiredness, not usually immediately afterwards. I don't get all those symptoms, but it can exacerbate my normal symptoms which are best described as extreme physical and mental exhaustion, but not always.
     
  20. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    Have you been diagnosed with ME/CFS?

    The diagnostic criteria most favoured by patients are listed here.

    As you can see, the illness is about much more than tiredness or even exhaustion.
     
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