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powered shifter, i.e. hand / push button actived
« on: June 05, 2020, 09:21:57 AM »

Are they allowed?
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Re: powered shifter, i.e. hand / push button actived
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2020, 09:36:53 AM »

There is a rider who is paraplegic who uses one. I don’t see why it would be disallowed for any rider.

Why are you thinking of adding one to your bike?


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Re: powered shifter, i.e. hand / push button actived
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2020, 09:51:01 AM »

Since my last ride (CMP Oct'19) my left ankle does not work so well.  Not from damage to the ankle.  It had been working fine since the incident.  However a few weeks ago either it has stop listening to, or the grey matter has stopped sending it a signal.  Did I mention I bumped my head recently.

I can push down, I just cannot lift my foot to any more than level with the ground and even then it has no torque.  I have tired doing some riding but I just cannot get a good shift by anything other than physically lifting my leg which drag the foot/ankle along.

And (having gotten to know this group, which I love BTW) before it is suggested, NO a Hondamatic is not in my future :D

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Re: powered shifter, i.e. hand / push button actived
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2020, 11:13:34 AM »

You should probably talk to you doctor about this!
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Re: powered shifter, i.e. hand / push button actived
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2020, 11:33:56 AM »

You should probably talk to you doctor about this!
What will my doctor know about powered shifters?  :dunno:

I am and have been.  I've had a bunch of broken bones over my life.  This breaking your brain (DAI) thing is a whole new recovery game to me.
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Re: powered shifter, i.e. hand / push button actived
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2020, 12:42:13 PM »

Are you talking about the Translogic unit?
What bike will it go on again?
I don’t see why you couldn’t provided it was installed properly and in no way obstructs your ability to move around the bike, protrude in a fashion as to render it a spear or heightened puncture risk in a crash. Would also consider bike sliding would it catch and tumble the bike?

Once those items are considered and rendered safe why not? Anything one can do to extend their ability to ride.
A buddy who has long since left us bought the FJR with electronic shift because once he got his feet up on the pegs they were not moving around. Bad knees on a 72 year old guy that would just randomly end up on the West Coast or Colorado because he went out for a “ride”
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Re: powered shifter, i.e. hand / push button actived
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2020, 01:59:10 PM »

RocketDan,
I think I may have met/talked with that guy prior to any need for this shifter unit.  Wasn't even thinking about shifters at the time.  I just saw this bike going around the tack with what looked like two bug antenna.  Turned out they were outriggers that he lowered as he rolled to a stop so he didn't fall over.  I actually help his assistant lift him off the bike.  I walked away with such a WOW moment, I do not even remember his name.  I remember it was a bike incident.  None-the-less I would like to make contact with him if you/anybody knows him to talk about his set up.  Please send him my forum name if it is not to much trouble for you or him.

52 Ruhe,
Yes I have looked at the Translogic  https://www.translogicusa.com/ I am assuming something like this would likely be acceptable provide the installation is clean/solid

I have also looked at a few other:
ShiftFX Electornic Shift Transmission https://shiftfx.com/electronic-shift-transmission, which looks really good for the snag/spear something/someone concern
Flatshifter Max https://www.flatshifter.com/flatshifter-max-electronic-gear-selector-kit/

I hope to be that guy when/if I reach 72 which is rapidly approaching.  Right now I'm just happy to be having birthdays.  I was recently purchase this t-shirt due to not only my motorcycle riding but all the other stuff (mostly stupid stuff) that somehow I made it through.  I am proof God takes pity on those that need it most.

Any input on air versions vs. powered will also be appreciated.
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Re: powered shifter, i.e. hand / push button actived
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2020, 02:32:01 PM »

I can’t remove this name off hand. But he was at CMP this past weekend.

But if losing control of your leg is a recent development I might wait a little longer before you get on the bike again to make sure your brain has finished healing. I have a close friend who suffered servers brain trauma and it took quite some time before she found her new normal.

Air shifter should do the trick if loss of leg control is long term.


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Re: powered shifter, i.e. hand / push button actived
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2020, 03:39:49 PM »

Oh I was not kidding implying return soon was a good idea. Stuff like that needs time.
If you twisted your stem you could be looking at weird stuff like that over next 12-24 months. Usually after 24 months you got what ya got.

Repeat injury risk, if you aren’t getting paid for it, just isn’t worth it.
Heal up man but take your time for sure.
I will call the guys at Translogic and ask if they have any mount ideas or know of anyone to source a quality mount from.

Worst case I am pretty sure Joe Basim could get all Blacksmith on something.
Trust me I have seen his hammer work. Heat, hammer, anvil that guy can build ya a lap timer Mount, shoe your horse and build you a ninja sword all in an afternoon.

Be well.
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Re: powered shifter, i.e. hand / push button actived
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2020, 07:44:24 PM »

Thanks all, I am not pushing it.  I know I am not physically ready/recovered.  And as far as figuring out a trick mount... No problem I'm a well experienced MacGyver type mechanical engineer with access to a full machine shop and plenty of exotic materials.

Still interested in air vs. electric power opinions.
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Re: powered shifter, i.e. hand / push button actived
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2020, 07:54:36 PM »

What bike will you potentially be putting this on? Your CBR or a different bike? Because the bike might determine what options you have. For example, the translogic unit I believe will only work with ride by wire.

The ShiftFX looks interesting but might also require ride by wire.

Flatshifter I believe is what our friend uses on his bike. This doesn’t require ride by wire.

So if the bike you intend to ride doesn’t have a ride by wire throttle you will likely be limited in your options. L


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Re: powered shifter, i.e. hand / push button actived
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2020, 07:56:13 PM »

Personal opinion is you have electrical system. Air is addition. One more system to deal
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Re: powered shifter, i.e. hand / push button actived
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2020, 08:27:31 AM »

I can’t remove this name off hand. But he was at CMP this past weekend.


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He's registered on this board you could PM him, or find him on facebook.

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Re: powered shifter, i.e. hand / push button actived
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2020, 01:46:38 PM »

Thanks ALL

ya David, guess I should have remembered that eh :doh:
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