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    Howdy all

    Can anyone suggest options for shifting other than with your foot? For a TLS

    I was thinking of doing a suicide hand shifter somehow like old school choppers, or otherwise what are those stunt thumb shifters? electric?

    I took a dirtbike spill that blew the knee and stretched a nerve. Cant move my foot much

    thanks for any suggestions

    c

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    Re: shifting options? injury, cant shift with foot

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      Re: shifting options? injury, cant shift with foot

      I use the back of my heel to shift up with. Have been doing this since 1986 after my motorcycle accident.

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        Re: shifting options? injury, cant shift with foot

        hey Yellow,

        what did you do for heal/toe shifter? weld another tab off the back of original shifter?

        cyclecamper just gave me that idea

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          Re: shifting options? injury, cant shift with foot

          Check out this link
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            Re: shifting options? injury, cant shift with foot

            Cool link. Thanks.
            It's about control skill; this is a motorized dance for joy and not Russian roulette.

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              Re: shifting options? injury, cant shift with foot

              We discussed many options on the phone, but tkae tha link and check out the guy with the GSXR using a Pingel electric shifter. That's what I would recommend. He also points out that left-foot injuries will have to deal with the kick stand too, might weld on a handle or make it cable-operated, whereas with my right-foot problem I don't have to deal with that.
              Last edited by cyclecamper; 06-13-2010, 02:26 PM.
              It's about control skill; this is a motorized dance for joy and not Russian roulette.

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                Re: shifting options? injury, cant shift with foot

                Look at the Pingel side-stand extension; welding something like that on could be handy too.
                It's about control skill; this is a motorized dance for joy and not Russian roulette.

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                  Re: shifting options? injury, cant shift with foot

                  Why is the air shifter so cheap, and the simpler electric solenoid shifter so expensive? I wonder which is better?

                  Is it a bitch to find neutral with these?
                  It's about control skill; this is a motorized dance for joy and not Russian roulette.

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                    Re: shifting options? injury, cant shift with foot

                    Originally posted by DC6driver View Post
                    hey Yellow,

                    what did you do for heal/toe shifter? weld another tab off the back of original shifter?

                    cyclecamper just gave me that idea
                    No-when I shift up I use the back of my foot to shift the lever up. I move the lever up alittle higher so it is easier to shift with my heal. Sounds like we had the same type of injury. I was in a motorcycle wreck years ago where I dislocated my knee and tore up everything, they even had the dotted line on my leg where they were going to take it off at. They were able to save my leg but have nerve damage from the knee down and my foot goes off to the left so am unable to even have the shifter over my foot much less try to shift up with it. Have been doing this for 25 years on my street bikes and quads with no problems.

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                      Re: shifting options? injury, cant shift with foot

                      Originally posted by cyclecamper View Post
                      Why is the air shifter so cheap, and the simpler electric solenoid shifter so expensive? I wonder which is better?

                      Is it a bitch to find neutral with these?
                      the electric ones are pretty smart now. they kill fuel/ignition/etc to allow for full throttle upshifts and some can even automatically adjust the timing to ensure smooth shifts

                      they also never need to be recharged like an air shifter

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                        Re: shifting options? injury, cant shift with foot

                        You can buy the same what I've been using for trike for disable people it names CLICTRONIC its not really expensive and its easy installation. basicly it works on the switches(green and red). You can install this in Your home without any problems and it works really good.

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                          Re: shifting options? injury, cant shift with foot

                          The flatshifter max seems to be little cheaper but UK based.
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