Riding your companion – Golden Technologies Companion II User Manual
When proceeding up any ramp, curb, or incline:
• Lean forward in your seat to move your center of gravity forward for maximum
stability and safety. See figure 11.
If the ramp has a switchback, good cornering ability is required.
• Maneuver your Companion so that the front wheels take wide swings around the
corners of the ramp.
• Doing this will allow your scooter’s back wheels to follow a wide arc around the cor-
ner, staying clear of obstacles.
If you must stop your Companion while driving up a ramp:
• Starting up again simply requires that you apply gentle and steady forward power
(pressure to the forward (F) thumb lever).
• Accelerate gently after stopping on any incline.
Driving down a ramp:
• Keep your Companion’s speed control dial set fully counterclockwise at the slowest
• If you must come to a stop, release the thumb control lever slowly and smoothly.
• Maximum curb height is 3"
• Always use caution when negotiating any curb.
• Go up or down a curb only at a direct 90° angle.
• Approach and negotiate the curb so that both back wheels of your scooter go over
the curb at the same time.
• Never negotiate inclines or curbs by traversing them. See figure 12. Doing so may
cause the scooter to tip over.
• Go down a curb slowly to avoid a jarring bump. Use as little power as possible.
Grass and Gravel
Your Golden Companion performs admirably on grass, gravel, and hills, but you must
follow the operational parameters presented in this manual. Refer to the “Safety” sec-
tion. If you are unsure about any situation, avoid it. Common sense is your best pro-
• Feel free to use your Golden Companion on lawns or in park areas.
• Avoid long or high grass, which may wrap around your scooter’s axles.
RIDING YOUR COMPANION
FIGURE 11. ON A RAMP
FIGURE 12. DO NOT TRAVERSE INCLINES
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