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Auxiliary Foot Brake
Aggressively applying the auxiliary brake when backing down a hill may cause
rear tipover, which could result in serious injury or death. Never back down a hill.
Use caution when applying the auxiliary brake. Do not aggressively apply the
auxiliary brake when going forward. The rear wheels may skid and slide
sideways, causing loss of control, which may result in serious injury or death.
The auxiliary brake system is intended to be used as a backup for the
main brake system. Should the main system fail, use the auxiliary foot
brake. Since this is a rear brake only, it will not be as effective as the all-
wheel single lever system.
The auxiliary foot brake is located
Auxiliary Foot Brake
on the inside of the right footrest.
Operate this brake with your right
If the rear wheels slide while using
the auxiliary brake, reduce brake
pedal pressure to brake the rear
wheels without skidding.
Brake Fluid Level
Check the brake fluid level frequently for the auxiliary brake system.
The reservoir is located near the auxiliary brake. Maintain the fluid level
between the maximum and minimum marks.

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