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  • My name is Merle, hey F wads

    Hey everyone it’s nice to b back amongst you all. Yes I have been gone for awhile you. If you know me you know I have issues.
    Anyway I need help I can no longer use my left hand and I’m looking for ways to still be able to ride.
    Like I can’t use a clutch leaver is there an option. Or is there a T. rex some where with my name on it.
    I have a Concourse 14 and a zed 1200 I want to ride again !! Any advise would be helpful
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    Dads Little Girl, Collette, I Miss you everyday !
    Nina once told Me "Dont worry dad Big fishes take care of little fishes"

  • #2
    Long time old friend, good to hear from. is the link below an option

    https://disabledmotorcycleriders.com/dualever/
    Yea that's me doing cabbage patch angles on the side of the road!!!! Just wave cuz I'm OK :)

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    • #3
      I you, Merle


      While I am master of my sword, I shall never think any man greater than myself.
      ~Eumenes of Cardia

      I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth. ~Steve McQueen

      I work over by worlds of fun. ~JimmyMac

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      • #4
        Originally posted by TomUhl View Post
        Long time old friend, good to hear from. is the link below an option

        https://disabledmotorcycleriders.com/dualever/
        Thanks Tom love ya brother

        pricy at 1300 plus shipping. But it looks like a dam good option

        Last edited by quickaw; 04-10-2019, 09:05 PM.
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        Dads Little Girl, Collette, I Miss you everyday !
        Nina once told Me "Dont worry dad Big fishes take care of little fishes"

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        • #5
          Good to see a long time member back at the top of the new postings. I’m sorry to hear of your physical challenges. Good luck getting everything sorted out. I know you will be back to running sub 10 second quarter miles in no time.


          "I tried being reasonable, I didn't like it!"

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          • #6
            The new Wing is clutchless.
            https://www.rideapart.com/articles/2...new-gold-wing/

            Others here: https://autowise.com/top-10-automatic-motorcycles/
            Several Honda's (including the VFR1200), Aprilia.

            I think most (all?) electric bikes are clutchless.

            I hope you get it worked out Merle! I'm working on some back and neck issues myself. Haven't been able to ride in a while.
            Getting old sucks, but I guess it beats the alternative.
            “Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”...Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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            • #7
              Originally posted by TomUhl View Post
              Long time old friend, good to hear from. is the link below an option

              https://disabledmotorcycleriders.com/dualever/
              Found another one, also in the UK. No pricing, but you can call... see bottom of page at the link below.
              http://www.west-performance.com/services/pfm-brakes/

              ETA: Found another story that indicates price is over 1,000 GBP.
              https://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/...-performance-/
              “Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”...Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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              • #8
                Can am would be cheaper than a trex.
                I would think that it would be possible to use tge rear brake as a clutch by rerouting/adding longer line.
                I like and always use my rear brake but i guess it could be a cheap option

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                • #9
                  In the dirtbike world there is something called a Clake. It is meant to combine the clutch and rear brake to the left hand. Some guys also run a thumb lever for the throttle.

                  The Clake looks very similar to the item posted above, I'll see if I can find a link.

                  https://www.clake.com.au/ Still pretty pricey, but maybe there is something on their site that would help.
                  Last edited by mehush; 04-11-2019, 04:08 PM.

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                  • #10
                    I think the ktm 1290 super adventure S has a clutch less option.
                    And its 150 hp...lol

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                    • #11
                      Hey Merle, good to hear from you! Looks like lots of ideas have been put forth already. Sorry to hear of your battle, many of us are advancing into our 60's around here so we sure get it!

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                      "The Price of Speed is Eternal Vigilance" 2015 ZX14R 30th, Four Kids

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                      • #12
                        Hey Merle!

                        Good to hear from you.

                        Guess you finally wore your left hand out huh?

                        At least you didn't go blind

                        Can Am has some options but only the new Ryker is completely automatic.

                        The Spyder comes in a semi automatic , whatever that means.

                        Neither of the models are really powerful compared to what you are used to.

                        The best Ryker goes for around $11000 whereas the Spyder starts at around $16000.

                        Of course the Spyder is the more powerful of the two but you pay for it.

                        You could probably find a decent deal on a used Spyder.

                        Regardless, sorry to hear that you're left hand is "jacked" and hope you can find something to keep you on two or three wheels.

                        Be safe Brother.


                        Mike
                        I have neither the time,or the inclination, to explain myself to a man, who rises and sleep under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner, in which I provide it. I'd rather you just say 'thank you' and go on your way.

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                        • #13
                          Those of you who keep up with Merle on Facebook know about his fall. PM me if you don't - no need to rehash it here.

                          He has 12+ months of challenges ahead, but if any one of us can come out on top of crap like that, it's Merle.

                          Merle you have a brotherhood of guys here to help you.

                          It's great to see all the responses.

                          Zeds Uber Alles.


                          While I am master of my sword, I shall never think any man greater than myself.
                          ~Eumenes of Cardia

                          I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth. ~Steve McQueen

                          I work over by worlds of fun. ~JimmyMac

                          My photo album - http://zzrbikes.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=146333

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by CrazyTrain View Post
                            Those of you who keep up with Merle on Facebook know about his fall. PM me if you don't - no need to rehash it here.

                            He has 12+ months of challenges ahead, but if any one of us can come out on top of crap like that, it's Merle.

                            Merle you have a brotherhood of guys here to help you.

                            It's great to see all the responses.

                            Zeds Uber Alles.
                            Thanks for the support Chris. I need to ride or someone will need to come give me rides
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                            Dads Little Girl, Collette, I Miss you everyday !
                            Nina once told Me "Dont worry dad Big fishes take care of little fishes"

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                            • #15
                              Glad to have you back around here good sir. Hope you get what you need to stay in the game.
                              Like was said before, we all seem to be getting a bit long in the tooth around here (well some of us)
                              Take care, I think the most of the good ones are still around here anyway.
                              "If it ain't broke, don't fix it...
                              but sometimes it just needs a mod"

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