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Are there really any one handed riders?
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Author:  dominic [ Sat Mar 04, 2017 09:30 am ]
Post subject:  Are there really any one handed riders?

Hi,

I'm new here, I have a paralysed left arm after a serious smash with my MV Augusa and a young lad speeding in a car, 8 months ago.

I really need some positivity and something to look forward to. I've been looking at modifications to bring the clutch over to the right handlebar. If I can afford the mods and am able, I want to get back on my bikes.

I was wondering if anyone on here can help with some tips and experience?

How difficult is it to ride one armed? Which mods are really the best?

Lots of questions, can anyone help with some advice?

Its great to be part of a new group, that understand...so hi!

Cheers,
Dom

Author:  ohsomadeddie [ Sat Mar 04, 2017 20:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Are there really any one handed riders?

yea theres one or two kicking around
look on facebook for a guy called andy swingarm slade.
not only is he a one armed rider he is also bloody quick 200+

Author:  ohsomadeddie [ Sat Mar 04, 2017 20:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Are there really any one handed riders?

https://www.facebook.com/andy.slade.14?fref=ts

Author:  BikerGran [ Sat Mar 04, 2017 22:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Are there really any one handed riders?

I saw this bloke racing at Brands - not just riding but racing!

http://www.nabd.org.uk/openhouse/openhouse45/45p10.htm

Author:  +Eddie+ [ Sat Apr 22, 2017 21:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Are there really any one handed riders?

hi, I'm new here (first post) but thought id reply to the OP.
I lost the use of my right arm and hand 25 years ago in a bad bike smash, but have returned to biking recently. I have a 1200 sportster with a left hand throttle, k-lever twin lever for front brake and clutch on the same side. being a Harley there is a company in the states called rekluse that build centrifugal clutch systems for most Harleys. it means you don't need to use the clutch for pulling away or stopping, just for upshifts. one thing less to think about.
riding still takes a lot of concentration and pre-planning your manoeuvres, but I just take my time, not like you can go too fast on a Harley...vibration is horrendous!!
you could even look at other semi auto's like the Honda nct range with dct gearboxes, or the aprillia mana with the cvt gearbox.
I would consider contacting kliktronic to get some advice on the k-lever, they are really helpful. Dirtbikebitz import the rekluse clutches into the uk, you just need the part numbers for them, which you can easily get from revzilla.
as for securing my arm/hand to the handlebar: I use a simple orthopaedic wrist support with Velcro sewn to the palm and Velcro wrapped around my right bar. getting a glove that I could get on was a pain, but I use RSD diesel gloves, they have a zip that goes right to the knuckle. expensive but worth it.
best of luck
regards.
Eddie.

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