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Modified Controls & Adapted Motorcycles


The thought of an amputee or paraplegic riding a motorcycle may seem impossible.
Thankfully this is not true.

There are many modifications
, designed to suit a rider's specific needs, that will allow the safe control of a motorcycle.

Perhaps it was a hip replacement or arthritis that made you sell your bike.
Well here is the good news, you may need to buy another one.

Below you will find various modified controls, suppliers and engineers to convert your ride.


Modified Dual Brake Systems


Motorcycles registered to be used on the road require a Dual Brake System.Motorcycle Modified
                            Controls Disability
The Dual Brake System consists of separate controls to activate separate brakes.

The rider will use their right hand to operate a lever applying the brake on the front wheel,and use their right foot to operate a lever applying the rear brake on the motorcycle's rear wheel.

A Dual Brake Conversion Kit moves the foot brake control to a hand operated brake lever usually beside the existing hand brake lever.

A Dual Brake Conversion will assume the rider has full use of their fingers on the right hand.

Push Button Electric Gear Shifters

Modified gear shifter
Operation of electric switches mounted on the motorcycle's handlebar, electrically activate an electro-magnetic solenoid.

This solenoid acts as a rider's foot, shifting the gear selector on the motorcycle up and down.

The shifter I used, was manufactured by Kliktronic.
With my left thumb, I would press the green button to change up a gear, and the red button to change down.

Stabilizer Bars & Retractable Trike Wheels

Motorcycle Retracttable
                      Stabilizer Bars
Just like adding training wheels to a bicycle while a child is learning to ride, Stabilizer Bars and Retractable Trike Wheels, allow a motorcycle to stop without falling over.

As the motorcycle begins to move forward, the Stabilizer Bars retract. Foot Plates also known as Running Boards can be modified to suit an individuals unique needs depending on the disability. Velcro can be used to secure the rider's feet to the Running Board and used to secure the rider's knees to the fuel tank where limited muscle strength is available.

Semi Automatic Transmission (Clutch-less Shift Systems) & Automatic Transmission

GearsIf a motorcycle rider has a disability that effects the use of the left hand or fingers, it may be necessary to modify the motorcycle by removing the need to use a clutch.

Some Semi Automatic Transmission Conversions use electronics and hydraulics to operate the clutch automatically. Some motorcycles, such as Ridley in the USA and most scooters, have automatic transmission.

There are different types of Automatic Transmission used on motorcycles such as the Semi Automatic Transmission, Continually Various Transmission and Double Clutch Automatic System. Some Automatic Transmission gearboxes use a torque converter instead of a clutch to change gears.


Reverse Gear

As most motorcycles are not manufactured with reverse gear, riders are required to use their legs to move the motoCaravan
                        Mover Sidecar Reverse Gearrcycle backward. Therefore, modification may be required to add reverse gear for some disabled riders.

Some after-market products convert the standard gearbox to include reverse. There is also a need for reverse when converting a motorcycle to a sidecar combination or trike.

A simple solution would be to add a Remote Control Caravan Mover. This is bolted to the chassis of the sidecar or trike in a location that allows it's wheel with grooves to roll against the rubber tyre.

Having a reduction gearbox, caravan movers are able to move thousands of kilograms and are capable of reversing a motorcycle even on sloping ground at the touch of a button.

Prosthetic Hand

Prosthetic Limb Motorcycle

A prosthetic hand is useful to an amputee. It requires an attachment to the motorcycle handlebars.

The prosthetic hand is an extension to the riders limb, that via a quick release mechanism, will control the attachment on the handlebars.

The Mert Lawwill Quick Release Prosthetic Hand is the perfect example of a motorcycle
rider's prosthetic hand. http://www.mertshands.org/








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Landing Gear
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