Last year I was the very proud owner of an old Kawa GPZ900R, one I'd bought in really bad condition with the intention of fixing it up. Had it running beautifully by the end of last year, and I was loving it... Until I went head on into a car (just my luck, he was an unlicenced driver) at a speed difference of about 160km/h (approx 100mile per hour). I went over the bonnet head first into the road, and the bike went over the roof... Or so I was told when I woke up the next day.
Anyway, long story short... I got some pretty bad nerve damage in my neck (brachial plexus injury) and as a result, my left arm is completely paralyzed. This happened just over 7 months back, and I thought at first I'd listen my friend's and family's pleas of never riding again, but I find it's too difficult to give up. I miss it way too much... So I'm looking for alternative ideas.
Does anybody have any information or photos on custom bike modifications to move the clutch lever and indicator switch to another position on the bike? I've heard of it being done, but never seen it or had a chance to speak to someone who has a bike like that... I've thought of two ideas so far, just wanted to know what you all thought would be the best / safest:
1: Move the clutch lever to the right hand side, as a reversed lever above the accelorator. With the intention of pushing it forwards with my thumb for the clutch.
2: Move the clutch lever to the side of the bike, and use your knee to press towards the tank to clutch. Not sure which side would really be best though...
Oh, and another thing that makes it difficult for me to find out more about this: I live in South Africa, so we don't really have much in the line of custom bike shops. So far I've been met by nothing but crazy looks and sarcastic comments when I asked around the local bike shops...