Four Must-Have's for the City Scooter Commuter

Here's what you need or should always have handy!

1. Big Lock - Consider your routine and where your bike might be at the highest risk of theft. Keep your mind at ease knowing you took the step to ensure the security of your bike. Abus offers a variety of levels of security to help prevent theft of your city scooter. Including, heavy duty chain locks and super secure disk locks.

Our recommendation for a sturdy chain lock:

  ABUS, STEEL-O-CHAIN LOCK, 880/110, 7MM X 110CM(43")

ABUS, STEEL-O-CHAIN LOCK, 880/110, 7MM X 110CM(43")

Or a formidable disk lock:

  ABUS DETECTO 7000 RS1 SONIC RED ALARMED DISC LOCK

ABUS DETECTO 7000 RS1 SONIC RED ALARMED DISC LOCK

 

2. All-Weather Gear - Make sure when riding you wear gear that is perfect for any situation. When thinking of your safety, also consider the weather conditions and how it could affect your overall ride. 

We recommend, Speed and strength for optimum safety or Frogg Toggs for ultimate weather resistance.

For Men:

   The Speed and Strength®  Hammer Down™  textile motorcycle jacket has an AR500 super stretch-fit frame and features removable Vault™ C.E. approved shoulder, elbow and spine protectors.

The Speed and Strength® Hammer Down™ textile motorcycle jacket has an AR500 super stretch-fit frame and features removable Vault™ C.E. approved shoulder, elbow and spine protectors.

  Road Toad Reflective Rain Jacket. The Classic 50 Road Toad action suit is ultra lightweight yet built for the demands of the highway. 100% Waterproof and breathable material.

Road Toad Reflective Rain Jacket. The Classic 50 Road Toad action suit is ultra lightweight yet built for the demands of the highway. 100% Waterproof and breathable material.

 

For Women:

   The Speed and Strength®  Tough Love™  women’s textile motorcycle jacket features a water resistant AR-700 frame with reflective trim and removable Vault™ C.E. approved shoulder, elbow and spine protectors.

The Speed and Strength® Tough Love™ women’s textile motorcycle jacket features a water resistant AR-700 frame with reflective trim and removable Vault™ C.E. approved shoulder, elbow and spine protectors.

  The Women’s Sweet “T” bomber style jacket is built for the demands of the highway, using FroggToggs' classic non woven polypropylene technology that’s 100% waterproof and breathable. 

The Women’s Sweet “T” bomber style jacket is built for the demands of the highway, using FroggToggs' classic non woven polypropylene technology that’s 100% waterproof and breathable. 

 

3. Cover - taking precautions to ensure up-keep of your bike! Keep in mind that covering your bike protects it from all weather conditions including the sun. A cover is a great investment that will guarantee a pristine exterior condition for your scooter when not in use. There is an array of scooter shapes and sizes and a scooter cover that is right for you scooter!

  CoverMax Deluxe sooter cover

CoverMax Deluxe sooter cover

 

4. Trunk - not only does a trunk add extra carrying space, it also adds extra protection to the back end of your scooter by adding higher visibility to traffic around you. You can find them in all shapes and colors to fit your needs or style. 

  Universal Top Case Scooter Trunks come in multiple sizes

Universal Top Case Scooter Trunks come in multiple sizes

 

 

Hopefully this helped put you four steps closer to being that much more prepared as a city scooter commuter!

 

Student Scooter Summer Storage: Don't leave your scoot vulnerable!

Well, it's that time of year again: flowers are flowering, grads are graduating, and scoots are scooting! However, in the next couple weeks many of you students will be going back home for the summer to pursue internships, jobs, and (hopefully) some relaxation. You're taking all sorts of stuff with you, but plan to leave your scoot back in good ol' College Park.

Now picture this: you return in the Fall ready for class and more scootin' action.. but your scoot won't start... or worse... it's been STOLEN. Unfortunately, scooter theft is all too common on the UMD campus. Thieves know hundreds of scoots will be left without their owners for a few months, and they pounce on the opportunity to throw a couple in a truck bed and make out like bandits (literally) with some sweet scoots.

LUCKILY, all this can be avoided by storing your scooter with us for the summer! We'll keep it protected and safe in our climate controlled service center, and complete multiple required storage services to ensure your scoot starts right up and runs great in the Fall!

 

Here's how it works

$50 storage treatment service (all bikes)

plus $75/month for storage

 

Here's what we do in the storage treatment service

  • Treat your gas with a fuel system stabilizer and cleaner: keeps your gasoline 100% fresh for storage, helps remove harmful engine deposits, and eliminates ethanol and water problems

  • Complete our signature Every Bike Checklist (EBC), a comprehensive, "tire-to-tire" inspection of your scooter to make sure everything is OK and any issues are addressed

  • Battery is tested for its health, and charged to 100% before your pick-up your scoot

 

Need other service?

Get 10% off labor while storing your scoot!

 

Reserve your Storage spot right here!

Name *
Name
Phone *
Phone
Current Customer? *
Storage Start Date *
Storage Start Date
This is the date you would like to start storing your scooter.
Storage End Date *
Storage End Date
This is the date you would like to PICK UP your scooter from storage.
We will also note any other services needed during our Every Bike Checklist (EBC) and send you an estimate if you need other stuff.