My '78 Pursang has the reversible shifter/brake pedal. I have it setup for conventional (left shifter/right brake) operation and the kick-start clears the shifter. The rear wheel is also reversible so a rod can be used on either side. However mine came with a cable which I still use. My '73 Alpina has the left brake/right shifter and is not reversible. I ride the bike in vintage trials and have the shifter setup high so it won't get damaged in the rocks or accidentally knocked into neutral. Also, when I brain-fart and stomp on the brake with my right foot and grab air, it helps me remember the controls are backwards. I've also seen a few Buls setup with the brake and shifter on the same, usually the right, side. Now that would get confusing.