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Izzadora
07-09-2013, 01:29 PM
I've been visiting this forum for a long time and it fascinates and sometimes shocks me.

I haven't ridden a bike for 30 years, sadly I never will again thanks to a stroke in 2001 which effectively left me with one useful hand. Life's a bugger sometimes.

Anyway thanks chaps for keeping me entertained and informed.

Izzadora :thumbsu:

John Hopkins
07-09-2013, 02:19 PM
Well welcome anyway,

Fill in the user CP up there on the left so we know wher you are, you never know you may still get a ride on a pillion or a trike from someone local to you.

Tell us about your stroke, if it was thirteen years ago you have managed to live with it a long time.

John.

Izzadora
08-09-2013, 09:39 AM
It's all very simple really, I lost the use of my left arm completely, gradually I was ablt to use it more until three months on I did a driving (car) assessment with a mate who was a driving instructor who pronounced me safe to drive so I returned to work.

My plan had always been to look at bikes again when the children were grown up and gone but although I could drive my car a bike was out of the question as my left hand no longer functioned as it should. Over time there has been further deterioration so there is no way I could operate the clutch on a bike, plus my balance can be a bit iffy so that's that. I just look and drool.

I go down to Cap'n Jaspers in Plymouth some evenings in the summer just to be amongst the bikers and swoon over some of the wonderful machines that turn up old and new.

Thanks for asking and hello John Hopkins and everyone else too. :)

John Hopkins
08-09-2013, 11:05 AM
Have you considered an automatic trike?

John.

Olds
08-09-2013, 11:51 AM
Hi Izzadora.

As JH says there are automatic trike available but even with manual trikes
different control layout possibilities to suit most folk can be worked out.
Such as linked brakes on the handlebars and foot clutch. Or RH clutch.

-Olds

The Beer Monsters
09-09-2013, 07:14 PM
Izzadora,

Have you tried speaking to the NABD?

Friar Tuck
10-09-2013, 07:15 AM
Greetins frum Naarfuck, Izzadora!

Speak to the NABD as the Beer Monster advised. An automatic trike would suite you down to the ground!

Izzadora
10-09-2013, 02:13 PM
Many thanks chaps, all these things have been considered but apart from the fact that I have no experience of trikes right now another vehicle is beyond my means.

A girl can dream though and if there is anyone local to me who would be willing to oblige I would love to go out with someone on a trike. :D

Izza

devon-tony
10-09-2013, 02:18 PM
local guy here rides a goldwing trike, and he only has one hand.

theres always a way round things :)

good luck

biker-900
10-09-2013, 08:33 PM
Greetins frum Naarfuck, Izzadora!

Speak to the NABD as the Beer Monster advised. An automatic trike would suite you down to the ground!

does any of you know what wheels fit a robin reliant back axle for a trike

shaggy696969
10-09-2013, 08:49 PM
I used 16" MG Rover wheels, on the trike I had.

John Hopkins
10-09-2013, 09:23 PM
does any of you know what wheels fit a robin reliant back axle for a trike

Welcome to the forum..

Fill in the User CP up there on the left so we will know where you are..I suspect you may be asking for more help with that reliant trike in the future..

John.

geekfreak
11-09-2013, 01:11 PM
I've been visiting this forum for a long time and it fascinates and sometimes shocks me.

I haven't ridden a bike for 30 years, sadly I never will again thanks to a stroke in 2001 which effectively left me with one useful hand. Life's a bugger sometimes.

Anyway thanks chaps for keeping me entertained and informed.

Izzadora :thumbsu:

sorry to hear you are unable to ride again. :thumbd:i`m bikeless too. no job on monies. bills too :mad:pay. :)still just started new job. start:Dsaving. i`m new to 100% biker forum.

Friar Tuck
12-09-2013, 04:04 AM
does any of you know what wheels fit a robin reliant back axle for a trike

Erm... A round one?

Glad to be of service! :gone: