When Climbing a Hill
If your engine begins to “lug” or sounds as if it might stall, you need to shift into a lower gear.
- Keep your weight forward.
- Shift quickly while briefly releasing the throttle, which will prevent the front wheels from lifting up.
If you don’t have enough power to reach the top of the hill but still have enough momentum and room to turn around safely:
- Keep your weight uphill.
- Make a U-turn before you lose speed.
- Head downhill in a lower gear, keeping your weight uphill or toward the top of the hill.