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Hello everyone, I was needing advise/help, first let me explain in short. In 2001 I crashed my CBR929 breaking my R. femur, L. hip, my R. arm in 4 places, every bone in my R. hand as well as my R. brachial plexus (the nerve strand that controls all movement of the arm & hand) basically ripped my R. arm completely off, it was being held on only by the flesh on my shoulder & what was left of my leathers. It was a single bike accident all my fault blaming no 1 but myself, but that's all history, here is where I'm at now everything but my R. arm is all good, but I have had several surgery's & nerve graphs to try & repair my R. arm but I still have no use of my R. arm at this time. But I have adapted & figured out how to do about everything that I have to do w/ the use of just my left arm EXCEPT get back to doing my thing that I want 2 do more than anything & that's just to get back on a bike & ride, I have adapted my Yamaha 4 wheeler by just flipping the throttle over to the left side & rigging up a cable & pulley for the front brake lever but the brake setup isn't the greatest & not safe enough to try on a sport bike on the highway, and I was wondering if anybody has seen anything that I can do to adapt the throttle & brake lever over on a 2006 600RR that I have just bought? I have searched the net but haven't found much for such a conversion & I know that I'm not the first or only person w/ a disability that wants to ride so surely there is something that I can do that will let me swap the throttle & brake over to the left side? I'm 35 years old & my dad starting me riding my first motorcycle when I was 4 years old & I have always loved riding so surely there is something out there that can help me do that, I just wanna ride! Sorry for such a long post & thanks in advance to anyone that can give me any suggestions.
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This is usually a simple matter of transferring the throttle and front brake lever to the left side handlebar. The front brake can then be operated by tandem or thumb lever and, in the case of a machine with a twin disc front brake, one calliper can be linked to the rear brake system for ease of use. Also the switch-gear would require adapting to suit left hand operation.
If the rider's disability only involves difficulty with operating a twist grip throttle (i.e. fused or stiff wrist, tendonitis etc) the only requirement may be the use of a thumb operated throttle (as used on quads). Where it is a matter of reduced mobility or amputation of fingers it may be that a thumb operated brake lever will solve the problem.
1. Left-hand throttle
2. Left Thumb brake (7/8" bars only)
3. Left-heel brake
4. Left-hand twin levers

Thumb Brake Kits Here

There are several thumb brake kits for the rear of the bike I am sure one could be modified with a larger MC for the front.
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