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Old 11-22-2012, 10:37 AM   #85
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Location: Winterpeg - site of flatness beyond belief
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Originally Posted by Motomensch View Post
I ride/drive sidecars because due to a back injury, my sciatic nerve in left leg is dead and the leg is partially paralyzed. Tried riding an old Triumph that shifted on right but putting the left one down didn't feel secure and I didn't want to wind up under the tank, also the kick-starting was awkward with no strength in left leg to hold up bike while jumping on starter. I will be selling the 1970 Triumph Daytona, 500cc dual carb with rebuilt motor (new pistons and cylinders, valve job, etc.), if you're interested. Also because riding/driving is part of my life!
This is one of the reasons (as much as I like shifting gears) I like what's happening with these dual clutch transmissions on bikes. In auto mode they really do function as automatic transmissions with push button override at your finger tips. How well suited for sidecar rigs, and a Godsend for those with disabilities! Honda offers this (in Europe only!?) on the new NC700, and VFR1200 too... suspect the next Goldwing will have that option too. Wish I could afford to buy new!
Spending my daughter's inheritance one motorcycle at a time.
Bikes currently owned: '91 Honda Gold Wing with sidecar, '92 Kawi KLR650 with Enduro sidecar, '94 KLR650, KL250 Super Sherpa.
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