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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by chiefrider, Oct 27, 2008.
Lots of bikes back in the day had right-side shifters and the patterns could be up or down for first gear depending. A few bikes had shift shafts jutting both sides so a rider could set it up for preference.
When the USA standardized the controls to put the rear brake on the right, lots of riders complained that it was poorly thought through. Best argument for right shift that I heard was based on the way a person walked. Left hand clutch w/ right foot shift had the desired limbs acting in concert like the limbs acted while walking. and running. Right hand front brake w/ left foot rear brake worked perfectly too. The cagers of the day had left foot clutch w/ right hand shifter. Yet the powers that be (who prolly didn't ride nor drive manual cages) decided to impose their crap sans any real good thought. Always made me wonder which pols got rich on that. The Suz X-6 Hustler had a thru-shift shaft as a marketing tool to help sell the bikes to riders already used to right foot shifting and who didn't want to make the swap in skillz. I rode all kinds of controls back in the day and it never mattered to me that the controls were not standard. A rider either had his head in the process or suffered his own idiocy quickly.
ps: always amazed me how many people cannot swap hands for simple operations. One guy broke his right hand in such a way that he couldn't use it to feed himself. 6 weeks in the cast and he never go the hang of using his other hand to eat. Somebody had to cut all his food into pieces that fit on a spoon as the fork nearly nearly killed him. The guy couldn't even do a decent job of combing his own hair and was always complaining of jabbing himself w/ the toothbrush. And, no, I didn't bother to find out which hand had the TP as I just didn't want to know.
Honky tonk Honey ..she's a tattooist ..owns a ratty looking sportster..
I broke my right wrist a couple of years ago when I had an accident with my hack. Cast prevented me from using it for a while. Learning to wipe with the left hand only took one time!
I like my wife on a bike
But prefer her off
And I doubt the choice of the number 88 was just coincidental.
parallels and twins ... :)
Airheads: Simple by choice!
Wonderful picture that exemplifies the joys of motorcycling. Thanks for posting.
Just been to the museum, or that nature park...