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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 18:36 pm 
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I have all ways wanted to have a motor bike but i had a accident many years ago with my left arm being severed and reattached with limited movement to my hand. my wife bought herself a bike today from our local bike shop and i mentioned my disability to them they advised me that bikes can be adapted for my disability. I did see a bike i liked a keeway superlight can this be adapted and any advise on this type of bike.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 07:56 am 
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hi and welcome to the forum.

i think just about anything is possible these days, have you checked out some of the other threads?

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6076

where there's a bank balance there's a way.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 17:48 pm 
Hurricane

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Location: Pimperne, Blandford, Dorset.
Your left hand only has to work the clutch lever and light switch.
If you need to you can fit the clutch on the right hand side and the switch too.
Try sitting on the bike you like and see how it fits.
Levers can be changed to ones that suit your reach but I would think if you can grip the bars with your two small fingers and work the clutch with your index and middle finger you will be fine.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 23:05 pm 
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I think pretty much anything can be done adaptation wise nowdays. But as has been said, find the bike you like and sit on it, see just what you can reach and what needs shifty moving or switching around.


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