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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 18:03 pm 
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hello from across the pond NABD forum, im not sure if this is the right place for this but here i go. i stumbled across NABD from a google search while trying to find a way to get back on two wheels and deal with the issues that have come to light since my wreck.
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i was on a kawasaki kx 250 offroad 3 years ago when circumstances lead me to launching of a +20ft dropoff onto a hillside of boulders.Resulting in my right arm folding back on itself (both forearm bones broken 5in. before elbow )The injury resulted in the inability to extend my fingers on my right hand. (imagine how you extend your fingers to shake someones hand.) after two surgery's, 2 plates 11 screws to hold my arm back together, and countless hours of physical therapy i have come to terms with the fact that my right hand is no longer going to operate normally. But this is not a woe is me post by any means, i am determined to not let this hold me back!

Im hoping that by reaching out to the NABD community that hopefully someone can guide me to a solution for my setback. or point me in a direction of someone who can

Heres what i have sorted so far, the way my injury sits i can grip and move my right hand but cannot extend/open my hand to grab the front brake. From research i have discovered both the left handed twin lever systems (clutch/brake)and thumb brake options are looking like the only way ill be back on a bike safely again. Unfortunately it seems that both are not marketed as heavily as the traditional single lever setups, and in turn the cost of the units are extremely high.

for reference the bike is a 2006 suzuki sv 650. all stock

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 19:56 pm 
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http://www.kliktronic.co.uk mate, they do a twin lever set up that will suit your needs.

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 20:31 pm 
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thanks for the reply, i checked out the link but im not seeing anything about the dual levers, just the electronic shifter setup....


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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 23:22 pm 
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This is what you need http://www.klever2.com/ made by the company Gary linked to.

Can be used with cable or hydraulic or a mix of both.

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 16:29 pm 
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as far as ive researched the k2 levers are big money which unfortunately i dont have, the design would work perfectly but a lever setup that costs $2200 without the lines and other elements im going to need is out of my budget. i contacted gail and she advised me that there might be a chance i would find one on ebay... but the chances that i find one for the shoe string budget that i have to work with is slim to none.much thanks again for the replies and the help, most people i inquired with didnt feel it was worth it to try and help out.


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 17:01 pm 
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Look at using a thumb brake to stop one front disk and then link the other front to the rear so you can use your foot to brake hard if needed. The thumb brake could be built with the bore matched to suit the calliper.

http://www.hudsonperformance.co.uk/ Hudson do a thumb brake that is adjustable and might work for you. Not as expensive as the K-lever.

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 17:03 pm 
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Handlebar-thu ... 4ac47840f6

Have a look at these.

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 18:16 pm 
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that seems to be the route im going to have to go seeing as the k2 is out of my price range. $535 is what the price converts which is still pretty high up there but at this point its a little more feasible than the $2200 for the k2, time to start saving... unless someone on the forum has one laying around that your not using :wink: seriously though thanks again terror you have been a great help, i definitely owe you a beer!


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