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Shift Assist ( a cripples tale)

Discussion in 'General' started by bpro, Nov 17, 2023.

  1. bpro

    bpro Big Ugly Fat F*****

    Looking for ideas and options to enable some form of remote shifting on my bike. When I lost my right leg earlier this year it was pretty easy to come up with a few solutions allowing me to keep riding and retain a usable rear brake.

    99% chance in a few hours I will be needing a solution on the left which is a little trickier. I fully intend to keep riding and no way I will not ride Mid-O on the new pavement. Looking for some ideas to make it happen.

    If at all possible I would like to upgrade my current SV1000S, at least initially, but a different bike is not out of the question. I like the idea of the SV basically because it's easy to ride, already modified for track days and most importantly, paid for.

    Let's see what ya'll got.
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  2. Waterboy

    Waterboy Rain Man

    I think Graves did the set-up for the R1 that Wayne Rainey rode a couple of years ago, they may be able to give you some good advice...
  3. bergs

    bergs Well-Known Member

    Air shifter?
  4. RossK6

    RossK6 Grid Filler

    You might try reaching out to The Bike Experience guys (Team TBEX). They might be able to make suggestion for adaptations.
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  5. TurboBlew

    TurboBlew Registers Abusers

    I hope it goes well for ya

    @50Joe has a solution for hand shifting
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  6. 50Joe

    50Joe Registered User

    I use a ProShift system out of the UK. It has built in quick shifter and I also installed their add on downshift blipper module since my FZ07 is cable operated throttle. ProShift is the only system that offers a downshift blipper for cable operated throttles. It performs the absolute best compared to anything else out there. With that said would I buy a second one for a second bike? No. It is very expensive compared to other options. The Pingle shifter has been around a long time. It's probably the most crude version out there but it works and is fairly reliable. Cost is very reasonable. Shifting is just a bit "lazy" compared to my ProShift and it has no downshift blipper but just use your right hand. The Pingle is where I would start with if I were you.
  7. Jed

    Jed mellifluous

    Hoping that 1% chance you won't need it works out!
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  8. rafa

    rafa Well-Known Member

    This might be what you are looking for.
    PS3.8 System - Pro-Shift (proshift.com)

    I know some drag racers use air shifters, but I dont know if it can be made to also downshift.
    On a newer bike with autoblip shouldnt be too hard.
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  9. CRA_Fizzer

    CRA_Fizzer Honking at putter!

    You beat me to this. Good call. They are doing some great work for us cripples!!
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  10. Kurlon

    Kurlon Well-Known Member

    I've never learned to downshift properly with blips, started on mins/dirtbikes then went to a machine with a full slipper... I drooled over that setup when I had my FZR... wanted one badly when I was struggling with my 03 R6 with no slipper, my Buell is happily pointing out every flaw in my shifting... I wonder...
  11. Sabre699

    Sabre699 Wait...hold my beer.

    Some of you guys may have cripple shit but it certainly has not affected your determination.
    Kudos... :beer:
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  12. bpro

    bpro Big Ugly Fat F*****

    Appreciate the help so far, keep it coming. I have someone bringing my laptop to the hospital to give my blind old eyes a break. It's really exciting to see what's out there and I already have a few Cincinnati peeps looking into it. What else is there to do on a wet Northern KY weekend when your feet no longer reach the floor
  13. Jon Wilkens

    Jon Wilkens Well-Known Member

  14. 50Joe

    50Joe Registered User

    Translogic makes a good unit. But, just don't have a problem with it because their customer service is horrible. Several of us para riders had to use an alternative due to their horrible support.
  15. Jon Wilkens

    Jon Wilkens Well-Known Member

    I get they are overseas...but you'd think there would be a way to get hold of someone in the know with them.
  16. 50Joe

    50Joe Registered User

    IF, you get a reply their answer is usually buy a new one.
  17. Jon Wilkens

    Jon Wilkens Well-Known Member

    that sucks. Seems like a really good unit.
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  18. Monsterdood

    Monsterdood Well-Known Member

    This. :stupid:
    Call Mike Petrosini and he will help anyone who needs help, no question.

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  19. bpro

    bpro Big Ugly Fat F*****

    Left leg is officially scheduled for removal in about 7.5 hours. I appreciate the tips and will start calling around right after the holiday. I'm actually excited to start working on this. I've been trying to get back on the track since I got my kidney in late 2021, and I've pretty much run out of excuse.
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  20. dobr24

    dobr24 Well-Known Member

    I am local, if I can be of any help mounting stuff up or just to be another head scratcher when issues arise I would be happy to lend a hand to help you get to Mid O this year let me know.
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