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Thread: Wayne Rainey rides again, 26 years after the accident

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    Wayne Rainey rides again, 26 years after the accident

    it's not a bad thing till you throw a KLR into the mix.
    those cheap ass bitches can do anything with ductape.
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    That was friggin awesome. Thank you for posting that.
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    Magic, thanks for posting
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    That was awesome. Cheers

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    saw that today, very cool

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    I watched it last night.

    Cool.

    Very cool!

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    Agreed, an excellent watch.
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    Damn. That's a great watch! Cheers for posting it up.

    OAB: Do you have any thoughts on the system he's using for the gear changes? Interesting technology.
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    I read an article in Two Wheels yonks ago about a sidecar rig (road) for a paraplegic which had a similar system - the indicator switch was repurposed for up / down shift direction and a microswitch in the clutch lever triggered the solenoid. Most difficult part was finding the push/pull solenoid with enough grunt.
    it's not a bad thing till you throw a KLR into the mix.
    those cheap ass bitches can do anything with ductape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swoop View Post

    OAB: Do you have any thoughts on the system he's using for the gear changes? Interesting technology.
    I've seen a few variations of it but that's a very nice piece of kit. Luckily for me I can still use a conventional shifter, although I did just add a Translogic IntelliShift quickshifter to the bike last night. Even for two armed riders I'd recommend it, for me it just means using the clutch less keeping my hand less occupied.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onearmedbandit View Post
    I've seen a few variations of it but that's a very nice piece of kit. Luckily for me I can still use a conventional shifter, although I did just add a Translogic IntelliShift quickshifter to the bike last night. Even for two armed riders I'd recommend it, for me it just means using the clutch less keeping my hand less occupied.
    I've just bought another German behemoth that has a quick shifter. I'm loving it. It takes a bit if learning, but it's great when I get it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rastuscat View Post
    I've just bought another German behemoth that has a quick shifter. I'm loving it. It takes a bit if learning, but it's great when I get it right.
    It's taken a couple rides to get used to not backing off the throttle naturally but yeah I wouldn't go back. I don't need it every gear change but when I do, well it's there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onearmedbandit View Post
    It's taken a couple rides to get used to not backing off the throttle naturally but yeah I wouldn't go back. I don't need it every gear change but when I do, well it's there.
    Still polishing the gear changing but it's great.

    Out of interest, I'd be interested in whatever stories you have of various adaptations people have made to their bikes arising from necessity.

    You got much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rastuscat View Post
    Still polishing the gear changing but it's great.

    Out of interest, I'd be interested in whatever stories you have of various adaptations people have made to their bikes arising from necessity.

    You got much?
    I've had three Ops on my right knee ,but still my surgeon still insists a replacement is not for me yet because I'm too active !!!!
    I have changed the pegs on my K6 to ones that are 25mm lower.
    Doesn't seem much, but it really helps !

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    Quote Originally Posted by roogazza View Post
    I've had three Ops on my right knee ,but still my surgeon still insists a replacement is not for me yet because I'm too active !!!!
    I have changed the pegs on my K6 to ones that are 25mm lower.
    Doesn't seem much, but it really helps !
    Compared to OABs mods, lower pegs are a cinch.

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