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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 07:28 am 
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I can't use my thumb to pull in the lever to change gear due to some artritis in my thumb so I place my thumb on top of the bar and use my fingers, it works fine, but do not think it is safe, particular i ride about 100 miles a day to work and back along fast motorways. I ride a bandit 650 2009 model. I cant use a push button system as i cant put any pressure on my thumb - any suggestions ?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 08:10 am 
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Haveyou thought about an autoclutch conversion?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 09:00 am 
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Location: Pimperne, Blandford, Dorset.
As Delboy said you can look at an auto clutch. Not cheap but if it keeps you on the road it's worth it.
Rekluse, or EFM seem to be the top choices at present with the EFM looking to have the most kits developed.
http://www.rekluse.com/
http://www.efmautoclutch.com/
I found another company, Flatshifter, never heard of them before but more people will start doing them if there is a market for them.
http://flatshifter.com/auto-clutch/
Found some more, they look to sell the EFM and Rekluse auto clutches rather than make their own:
http://www.disabledmotorcyclerider.com/efmfaq.html
http://www.revloc.com.au/


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 09:05 am 
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Location: Pimperne, Blandford, Dorset.
http://www.autoindustries.com/motorcycl ... -37566.asp
I found a place in Colchester that do auto clutches.
That's a direct link to their website:
http://disabledmotorcycleriders.com/


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:32 am 
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Location: Pimperne, Blandford, Dorset.
As an idea if you can't grip the bars with your thumb to pull in the clutch lever how about modifying a pair of gloves to do the same job as your thumb?
If you had a hard ridge, possibly a piece of ally angle, bolted to the glove acros the back of your palm you could brace that on the grip then use your fingers on the clutch lever.
A bit of thought and trail and error practicing off road will get it perfect.
It doesn't have to fit to the glove, it can be something that fits over the gloveand is braced over your whole hand.
A piece of aluminium rectangular channel big enough to fit over your glove with the top over the top of your hand, a bit like a knuckleduster but fitting further down your hand, the palm can be left open for grip,with an angled bit bolted on for gripping the bars.
Needs a bit of thought but it could work.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 09:20 am 
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I'm working on an idea that might help, give me a little time to suss it out.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 16:03 pm 
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I'd be very interested if you find a way of doing this AdeN!

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