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Auto or relocate shifter away from left foot?

Old 07-19-2007, 01:06 AM
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Hello. This is my 2nd post on this forum. I was approached by a coworker who knows I'm into bikes...he asked if there were any bikes that were automatics or shifted with something other than the left foot. He has range of motion/mobility issues with his left foot. He has ridden in the past, but his foot has gotten worse. Also, he's relatively small-statured, so I imagine a smaller lighter bike would be best for him. He mentioned a Kawi Ninja 250. I know some cruisers have had some sort of hand-shifting arrangement, I believe just an extension from the toe shifter. Not sure how that would translate to a sportier bike. I told him the only automatics I was aware of were scooters. Any ideas or suggestions?
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Old 07-19-2007, 06:27 AM
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National Handicap Motorcycle Association
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New York, new York 10011
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they might help find some sources

I am sure if you Google Handicapped motorcycle
you will find more also
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I know that they make a power shifter so all you have to do is use your finger to shift but I can't remember where I saw it.
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Check out the Hondamatics. Clutchless operation and neutral, low and high range. Many seem to just use them in one gear depending on their situation.
I have the CM400A. They were offered in 79-81. I think they offered the CM450A's in 82-83. There were also CB400A's and CB750A's.
Some talk down the 400's as too small but it works great for me.
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