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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 13:39 pm 
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Hey folks, I'm new here but I'm hoping I might be able to get some help. I have mild cerebral palsy to my left side which makes using a clutch lever pretty much impossible due to lack of motor movement in my hand and fingers.

I'm really wanting to find out if anyone has any adaptations to their bike that might bypass the lever ( I can use the foot lever no problem) as I'd really like to try get a bike for the road.. Just a wee 125 but that's all I'm after really. I've looked into quick shifters but I'm pretty sure you still need to use the lever to set of and stop and on downshifting. I used to ride farm quads when I was younger and always wondered if you could take a centrefugal clutch from one of those and put it into a fully manual bike?

If anyone has any mods done to do away with the clutch lever on the left hand side please let me know it would be great to hear from you.

Many thanks Rob


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 15:40 pm 
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Have a look at the twin lever conversions here
http://www.nabd.org.uk/adaptions/adaptionkits.htm

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:33 pm 
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Location: Pimperne, Blandford, Dorset.
There are auto clutches that don't use a clutch lever.
Look for EFM, Rekluse and other makes to see if they offer one that will fit your bike.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 13:05 pm 
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Thank you both for the replies. I've just been reading about both of these clutches. Recluse don't seem to have the right one for me. Do efm have a UK dealer, I can't seem to find one. Cheers Rob


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 20:13 pm 
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Location: Pimperne, Blandford, Dorset.
http://www.efmautoclutch.com/
Email the head office, they should be able to tell you of any UK agents.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 20:20 pm 
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Location: Pimperne, Blandford, Dorset.
http://flatshifter.com/auto-clutch/
http://www.doble.co.uk/latest-news/can- ... icence.php
http://www.disabledmotorcyclerider.com/efmfaq.html
http://www.dansmc.com/autoclutch.htm


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 03:49 am 
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trxrincon wrote:
Hey folks, I'm new here but I'm hoping I might be able to get some help. I have mild cerebral palsy to my left side which makes using a clutch lever pretty much impossible due to lack of motor movement in my hand and fingers.

I'm really wanting to find out if anyone has any adaptations to their bike that might bypass the lever ( I can use the foot lever no problem) as I'd really like to try get a bike for the road.. Just a wee 125 but that's all I'm after really. I've looked into quick shifters but I'm pretty sure you still need to use the lever to set of and stop and on downshifting. I used to ride farm quads when I was younger and always wondered if you could take a centrefugal clutch from one of those and put it into a fully manual bike?

If anyone has any mods done to do away with the clutch lever on the left hand side please let me know it would be great to hear from you.

Many thanks Rob



I run an EFM Autoclutch. Lost my left arm in a wreck 8 years ago & my bike's a beast. You still shift, but no clutch lever to deal with.

Basically, you send in your clutch, Gary Buzzeli & his crew modify it & send it back, you reinstall & you're on the road.

However, you shift at much lower RPMs. No biggie for me.

Here's me on mine.
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