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Old 08-08-2012, 02:09 PM   #16
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No I'm not joking. Both handle bar "grips" are the same dia. on the outside In order to fit the twist grip on the right handle bar the end has to be smaller or the grip thinner to accommodate the slip on twist grip.... The left grip is just rubber and fits over the plain bar end.
Next time you are in a bike shop look at replacement grips, one is thicker than the other.
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:16 PM   #17
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Next time you are in a bike shop look at replacement grips, one is thicker than the other.
I haven't had one apart in a while but thats the way they used to be on motorcycles. Maybe that was on the Harley Davidsons I used to ride. Or it could be I'm just old and full of sh!t..
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:11 PM   #18
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I haven't had one apart in a while but thats the way they used to be on motorcycles. Maybe that was on the Harley Davidsons I used to ride. Or it could be I'm just old and full of sh!t..
I think the last idea is right. I've mechaniced on bikes, including HD's for 40+ years and have never seen or heard of a set of bars being different sized from side to side. (but Im sure someone here will come up with some)
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:27 PM   #19
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I think the last idea is right. I've mechaniced on bikes, including HD's for 40+ years and have never seen or heard of a set of bars being different sized from side to side. (but I’m sure someone here will come up with some)
I started riding in 1958. I got my first Harley in 1960. I built restored them and Hondas for a number of years. Its been a while since I worked on them. I remember some bikes back in the day that were like that. I can't say which ones. The memory just stuck in my mind. I guess I had a senior moment and need to know what I am talking about. No need to take it further.

My time in the spot light has long passed. I'm just trying to enjoy retirement and my memories.
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:16 PM   #20
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:22 PM   #21
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Thanks,

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Old 08-08-2012, 06:36 PM   #22
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My first choice would be to rig up a push throttle on the left side. Another possibility on a scooter with no other foot controls is to rig up a gas pedal. It works great on a car. And on a scooter with its automatic clutch it would be stomp and go!
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:34 PM   #23
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The only bike I know of are really old ones . British ones once were like this etc I think. Don't see why an old thumb type throttle might not work . The kind you found on 3 wheel ATV from 1980.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:18 AM   #24
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because he already said it hurts him more to use his right thumb than his right wrist.

i think you will find it very difficult to adjust to using a left hand throttle even if you can engineer it on the bike
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:57 AM   #25
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Googling "disabled motorcyclist" etc. will give you plenty of information on workarounds.

http://www.mtb-amputee.com/ is aimed at mtb riders but has good info; from that site you can get to http://www.mtb-amputee.com/motorcycleamputee.htm for moto-specific stuff.

When I was working on long-term solutions for my situation I found that site to be quite helpful.
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Guys,thanks for all the help/suggestions.
Photog,thanks that's the direction i'm going to take.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:40 AM   #27
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Guys,thanks for all the help/suggestions.
Photog,thanks that's the direction i'm going to take.
Let us know how it goes. I'll see if I can dig up some of the really good disabled-rider threads around here. There have been some great pics of controls workarounds.
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