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Old 12-29-2007, 03:49 PM   #1
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how would this work on a big bike? i eventually want to ride again, and wont be able to use a twist throttle
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I'd look at the setups on ATV's and see if you can rig something up. GL mang
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its not gonna happen for a long time, i just didnt know how well it worked
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Just a question but why can't you put the throttle on the left side?
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Old 12-29-2007, 04:14 PM   #5
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Just a question but why can't you put the throttle on the left side?
clutch, and front brake will be there, and could you imagine how hard it would be to learn haha
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clutch, and front brake will be there, and could you imagine how hard it would be to learn haha
:nono: a regular bike the right side has the brake and throttle the left side has the gear shift and clutch... this is the standard configuration.

you can put the throttle and the front brake on the right side and the clutch on the left.

think outside the box Hommie... or if you like just think of how much it would be nice to ride and don't its your call bro I was just trying to think of something that would work... just like GP shifting you can relearn
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sounds like an accident waiting happen, get pics!
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i just thought thumb woulb be easy to learne, and my clutch and front brake will be on the left
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how does a thumb throttle sound like an accident waiting to happen? bill d uses one
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thumb throttles are killer on the thumb.

how about a two finger pull throttle like on Jetskies.
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hey foo what u mean with thumb? you wont be able to use your hand?

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bikes have a push-pull system on them. If the throttle ever got stuck in position then you would never be able to stop it. Other than killing the bike.
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Old 12-29-2007, 07:59 PM   #13
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bikes have a push-pull system on them. If the throttle ever got stuck in position then you would never be able to stop it. Other than killing the bike.
and then that would be considered murder with all the legal repercusions :/:
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Unreal how fast he was, he even worked with Sport Bike Tracktime, the T/D organizer.
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:21 PM   #15
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I did a little research and found out his name and what happened.
He has a web site that tells his story. He was haulin' on the street and hit a gaurdrail in a blind turn. It left his right upper body partially paralized and completely paralized his right arm from the elbow down.
He said he used the throttle from a 4 wheeler and linked his brakes.
Here is the link to a web site that is all about disabled riders.... WWW.optionmoto.net
maybe you could get in touch with him and get more info, really nice guy I'm sure he'd be glad to help.

His name is George Niedoba, just click "My Story"
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atvs use a thumb throttle system, and they make kits to convert to twist throttle.. I'm not sure why the reverse would be all that difficult... check with rocky mountain atv etc too, they make 'thumbsavers' for the atv's, which should work on a bike.
biggest problem I could see would if your trynig to do this on clip-ons instead of a handlebar setup.
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atvs use a thumb throttle system, and they make kits to convert to twist throttle.. I'm not sure why the reverse would be all that difficult... check with rocky mountain atv etc too, they make 'thumbsavers' for the atv's, which should work on a bike.
biggest problem I could see would if your trynig to do this on clip-ons instead of a handlebar setup.

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there are two system of auto clutches used on dirtbikes you may think of that too.
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I did a little research and found out his name and what happened.
He has a web site that tells his story. He was haulin' on the street and hit a gaurdrail in a blind turn. It left his right upper body partially paralized and completely paralized his right arm from the elbow down.
He said he used the throttle from a 4 wheeler and linked his brakes.
Here is the link to a web site that is all about disabled riders.... WWW.optionmoto.net
maybe you could get in touch with him and get more info, really nice guy I'm sure he'd be glad to help.

His name is George Niedoba, just click "My Story"
Dude's site is cool! Impressive set up!
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