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Old 07-11-2012, 07:11 PM
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Default Suicide shift?

Now my leg and foot are getting worse iv been told by the doc that i shouldnt be riding a bike....

But bollocks to that i just need to work out a way of being able to change gear without my foot!

Anyone ever used a suicide shift with a clutch on the lever rather than a foot clutch?

I know this aint gonna work on my Street Triple but could be an idea for the Chop?

How difficult are they to use exactly??
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:15 PM
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Have you thought of a kliktronic shifter?

http://www.kliktronic.co.uk/

Or a set up like a scooter where you pull in the clutch and twist to change gear?
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:19 PM
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Yeah iv thought about that for the Triumph but i cant afford one for each bike.. Plus i want a minimal look on the Chop
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:33 PM
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Now my leg and foot are getting worse iv been told by the doc that i shouldnt be riding a bike....

But bollocks to that i just need to work out a way of being able to change gear without my foot!

Anyone ever used a suicide shift with a clutch on the lever rather than a foot clutch?

I know this aint gonna work on my Street Triple but could be an idea for the Chop?

How difficult are they to use exactly??
you mean the clutch lever attached to the gear lever? used one of them years ago. not that hard at all. the worst is in a boggy field when you need two hands but i just left it in first.
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:51 AM
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Have you thought of a kliktronic shifter?

http://www.kliktronic.co.uk/

Or a set up like a scooter where you pull in the clutch and twist to change gear?
I've got a Klicktronic on my bike. Very good and easy to use.
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:15 AM
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my grandad used to run an old veteran bike in the pioneer run that was like that - he also rigged up a 2nd parralel clutch lever on the bars as he he was a bit doddery and found it hard to balance whilst filtering / moving in slow traffic with one hand off the bars
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:29 AM
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Thats a good idea.... was also thinking of maybe having the throttle also act as a clutch when turned the opposite way? But not sure if this would just result in stalling the bike every time i set off?
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:54 PM
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I have a nabd kliktronic on my bandit 1200 works a treat.
I did fit a hand chanager to my virago normal clutch lever rh side hand change found it worked well.
Not to keen on suicide shifts the whole clutch gear lever setup tried it but never settled with me.
You can see in pick how I fitted mine tried it closer to my leg below seat but preffered reaching out as opposed to down.
Im traumatic below knee at the mo and at the end of this month am going through the knee so my next objective is the side stand

For a shafty I would prefer the hand lever chain driven the kliktronic but thats just me.
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:00 PM
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Could use an old brit then the gear change would be on the other side and you could fettle a linked braking system of some sort? just a thought
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:07 PM
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ouch 600 for that klicktronic, flippin eck!!!

for a chop etc, then I did have the gear lever with clutch lever on top of it suicide setup for about a year, worked for me

if my hands get any worse then over the winter my trikes going foot clutch and hand shift, struggle even with the ultra light hydraulic clutch on my trike
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:10 PM
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ouch 600 for that klicktronic, flippin eck!!!

Yeah its shocking the price of em mines ten years old and still working but its starting to worry me somewhat.
Once they got popular the price went through the roof
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:36 PM
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Have you spoke to NABD about the possibility of a grant?
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Wotcha.

When my left leg got "nibbled on" by a blind motorist it resulted in the loss of foot movement . . . . so it was HAND CHANGE TIME
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:24 PM
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When my left leg got "nibbled on" by a blind motorist it resulted in the loss of foot movement . . . . so it was HAND CHANGE TIME
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