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Old 08-27-2012, 04:23 PM   #831 (permalink)
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Anyone have suggestions for riding pants and gloves? I have a full face helmet, boots and a riding jacket with armor. But I still ride in jeans. Need to fix that.
For pants there's a company local to me called Velocity. Their pants are absolutely top notch in their construction and quality and fit well.

Any jeans with kevlar reinforced seat and knees is great, if they have hip and knee armor even better.
http://velocitysportsgear.com/usa/ve...lar-jeans.html

For gloves I would strongly recommend Icon Overlord gloves. The Kangaroo palms seem like a gimmick but after using someone else's Cowhide they really are better.
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:02 AM   #832 (permalink)
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my new ride that i'm going to modify so i can ride it. i'm in a wheelchair for those that don't know me. i broke my neck racing dirtbikes 20 years ago. i've been wanting to get back on one ever since too so i went and bought one.

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Old 08-30-2012, 01:48 AM   #833 (permalink)
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:26 AM   #834 (permalink)
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well, i'm gonna put a Rekluse clutch in it. with that installed i won't have to worry about pulling in the clutch. as far as shifting gears goes i'm just going to leave it in one gear for now. 2nd or 3rd gear probably. a 300cc 2 stroke has plenty of power for me to take off from a dead start and not worry about bogging down the engine. i have to build some sort of crash bars to protect my legs when i fall too. i'm not planning on any type of training wheels or retractable landing gear to hold the bike up when i stop. i'm just going to rely on someone to kinda catch and hold the bike up when i do stop. i have to modify the seat to give me some support so my *** doesn't slide around. i'll have some sort of lap belt too. i'll also make some mods to the handlebar grips too. we're still brainstorming ideas and haven't officialy started yet but i hope it won't be too long before we do. it'll be an evolving project for sure. my main goal for now is to just get on it and ride around in a field. if i can manage that ok...who knows what will come next. i'm going to document the project and film it too.
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:42 AM   #835 (permalink)
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:36 PM   #836 (permalink)
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thank you man! is your friend's wife a spinal cord injury? if so, what level?

it will be a challenge for me. being a quad and having no grip is the major hurdle i face. if i was a paraplegic this would have been done years ago. now, with the invention of the Rekluse automatic clutch it is now possible for me to do this. i know i'm not going to be able to ride and race like i once did but just getting back on one to simply ride on flat ground in a field will give me so much pleasure. i've been going back to the races ever since i bought my nephew a dirtbike to race several years ago and man have i wanted to get back on one. i've been sitting on 4 wheels for 20 years now. i'm ready to get back on 2 wheels!
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:30 PM   #837 (permalink)
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I had a coworker who was paralyzed and had a motorcycle fabricated with a "sidecar" that he rolled into with a handlebars and a lever that connected to the forks of the actual motorcycle. I rode with him one and I sat on the cycle itself, but he was controlling everything; pretty neat contraption.
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:33 PM   #838 (permalink)
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We had a senior project here where they made a set of retractable stabilizer wheels for a motorcycle. And this system was designed to not suck like all the current ones. Basically the wheels would gently come down at like 30 and just help a bit and then they would lock down when the bike came to 5 mph, and release in the same order. Though they didnt have time to finish yet, luckily one of their group members was a school employee wrking on getting their degree so he'll be around a while, he's actually make it for his dad.
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:41 PM   #839 (permalink)
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that's cool. there were two guys local to me that had the exact same type of setup. i used to see them at bike night years ago. unfortunately one of the guys got killed on his. i have no desire to be on the street. the street is just too dangerous. if i were able bodied i'm sure i'd have a supermoto style bike and i'd be on the street. i'm sticking to the dirt where i don't have to worry about someone talking on a cell phone pulling out in front of me. i've known way to many people killed on the street.
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:46 PM   #840 (permalink)
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i saw a nice setup of retractable wheels on youtube. the guy had a toggle switch that would raise and lower them. later down the road i may look into doing something like that. i have to get on the bike and riding it bfore i worry about that.
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