Making my KTM hand controlled

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by silverboy, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. Big Doobie

    Big Doobie Frustrated Redneck

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    You are a Tough, Resourseful and Brave Dude!

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  2. silverboy

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    Zip Ty started making these spiked versions of their peg extensions. I have found true love.
    I rode all weekend and my feet never came off!

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    I used longer set screws than supplied and larger diameter bolts to attach the extension to the peg.

    Amazing! It feels like your standing on the floor.
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  3. Assfault

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    Silverboy,
    Good on ya for making your hobby work despite the disablement.
    ProMotoBillet/Fastway just came out this month with a new footpeg design dubbed the Adventure.
    They are basicly a double regular Fastway footpeg, right up your alley.
    When the new stuff wears out or breaks due to having to drill and weaken the peg, you might want to take a look at these.
    I run the stock type on all my offroad bikes, and I agree, better foot platforms transforms a good ride into a great ride.

    http://www.promotobillet.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=23

    No affiliation, just a fan.
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  4. silverboy

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    Those look great. Thanks. Ill give them a try after I break my zip tys. They work great but are kinda fragile...
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    Mucho Hombre Senor... Good luck:1drink
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  6. neduro

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    Awesome!
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  7. bradrh

    bradrh Been here awhile

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    Awesome.
    It sounds like you shift w/o clutching, or did I miss a shift lever in the build there somewhere
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  8. silverboy

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    Yes. I removed the clutch lever and only use the Rekcluse auto clutch. I love it combined with the left hand rear brake. It makes riding so easy that i feel like I'm cheating.
    I shift using buttons on my handlebars.
    I think clutches are over rated especially on 4strokes
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  9. Jayrod1318

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    I don't want to know what is under that sock! :eek1
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  10. silverboy

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    One of the advantage of my injury is no feeling in my feet. There was a lot of blood and a crushed bone but I finished the ride:)
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  11. boatpuller

    boatpuller Been here awhile

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    My hat's off to you. Not only for your spirit, but that you took the time to share your mods, and likely help someone else get back to motorcycling.

    Dad is a stroke survivor, but paralyzed on the right side. His two wheel motorcycle days are over, so he got a trike, and moved all the controls to the left side. Trying to work the clutch and the throttle with the same hand is difficult, but he does it. I'm going to check into the auto clutch you mention, and see if that can work on his Gold Wing trike.

    So, our family is now some of the people you've helped. Thank you.
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  12. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    My neighbor has a prosthetic below his left knee. He had a CB750A for a while (automagic transmission), and loved it.

    He has mentioned several times wanting to get back into bikes, and asked if I could convert a regular street bike to meet his needs.

    I've given it a lot of thought, and basically come to very much the same conclusions as you -- Rekluse, electric shifter.

    One suggestion I might make to help extend the life of your shifter solenoid is to mount it remotely (under the seat) and operate the shift pedal using a Bowden cable, aka a "push pull control cable":

    http://www.mcmaster.com/#throttle-cable/=mubu8n

    Oh, and add me to the list of impressed people at your "can do" attitude.

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  13. silverboy

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    Glad to have this help. I think my set up would also help a lot of not as advanced riders become advanced. Im convinced LHRB and auto clutch is like cheating. It makes hard situations so much easier.
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  14. silverboy

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    Yes, the piston is the weak link. All the dirt and wear makes it need to be rebuilt every 500 miles or so if ridden hard. The push cable may help with that. Thank you.
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  15. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    You could put it inside a bellows, as well.
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  16. Coachgeo

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    Eliminate the hand shifting completely and go with a CVT. :norton
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  17. TEZZA

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    Hi Silverboy , I have a friend who was our Apprentice Fitter & Turner that had a extreme accident over 1 year ago . He is back at work in the Office assisting planning and Management course , he is now in a wheel chair but talked to me about Riding again on a 2 Wheel motorbike ???:huh:ear:huh

    I was pleased to see that you had moved forward and got back to riding again .:clap:freaky

    I am trying to get as much info as I can to help Duncan to possibly get on a 2 Wheeled bike again with all the info you have provided and to get more about Extra Wheels that can come down when he is to Stop .:huh:ear

    If anyone can help with the Extra wheels or any other parts that could help Duncan to get back to riding would be a Great help to use .:ear

    My Trade is a Fitter and Turner so I can manufacture most parts to adapt on to a bike for Duncan to ride , the other thing is that I will be taking Duncan for a ride on the back of my KTM 990 Adventure as soon as my Shoulder Operation has recovered in a couple of Months time .:ear

    Has anyone got any tips to be able to achieve this mission to get Duncan on the back of the bike and to not loose him on any part of the ride .:clap

    As I want to put a Big Smile on Duncan's dial !!!!!!!!!!:D:D:D

    Send a Pm or add to this Thread ,
    Thanks Tezza:D


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  18. DRjoe

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    I've got no tips for you Tezza but just wanted to say your a good man and if I can be of any help let me know.
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  19. TEZZA

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    Thanks Joe for the offer , was it you that built the KTM 525 rally type of bike ????:ear
    Thanks Tezza:D

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  20. Bambi

    Bambi Been here awhile

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    Hello there,
    at first, let me express my deepest admiration to Silverboy for his bravery and strenght to overcome his handicap and have motorcycle-fun. I'm pretty sure, this helps having fun in other aspects of a human life, too!
    For Tezza and everybody who might make good use of it: Here in Germany, there's a company building all kinds of mods to help handicaped people to get on a motorcycle (again). Here's a link for a first look: http://www.koeltgen.de/index.php?id=motorraeder
    I have to admit, that - at a quick glance - this site isn't quite easy to handle and it takes some time even for me as a German. Unluckily, the English version doesn't work for every page of it.
    So, if in need of help for translation and contact, pm me, I'll try to assist. And no, I'm not related in any kind to this company, I just admire them for what they achieve!
    Kind regards, Bambi
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