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 Post subject: Re: Quick shifters
PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:30 pm 
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kevmean wrote:
There are a few sets of trapdoor XB cases for sale in the states at the moment , they wanted silly money for postage though. They also needed some of the other machining work finishing.



Or keep riding like you do and when the trans gives up ,do a rebuild and put a trapdoor in at the same time!

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 Post subject: Re: Quick shifters
PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:39 pm 
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99% percent of the time my shifts are perfect no clunking or banging...I'm an ex racer so used to it ...but every now and again I get it wrong as we all do )). Just noticed my primary chain was as tight as Buggery so that might be something to do with it also ....I run a thumb brake already and I have a fast action throttke on the left with the cables the other way round and it works beautifully ...I'm going to try to get the auto clutch operating on the lever as it should during clutch changes on Saturday when I fit my new drive belt as a few of us guys down here are doing a run to take teddies to the local children's ward for Xmas on a Sunday ride out and I'll let u know if we cure it...my other option is junk the auto clutch completely and go back to standard but then I need a new clutch basket as they welded mine up ...I'll add a few pics of my setup later so u can see how it's done cheers for everything wobb


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 Post subject: Re: Quick shifters
PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:18 am 
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kevmean wrote:
Massive respect for anybody that still rides with that sort of disability , I think as a group we should all do our best to find a solution to Wobblyone's issue. An Xb maybe isn't the best bike for clutchless gear changes but like he says he loves the bike so lets help make it possible for the dream to continue. I remember somebody having a tuber with a quick shifter a few years ago at Ems day and believe the previous owner had it fitted due to a disability. Maybe a quickshifter with a suitably programmed ignition cut out along with the centrifugal clutch is all that is needed.

Lets make it UKBegs new year resolution to help this man get sorted ;)


:yup: But I do believe that mr Wobbly already knows a helluva lot more about the subject than most of us :old: Good luck Wobbly and much respect sir.

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 Post subject: Re: Quick shifters
PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:40 am 
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Learning everyday mr deepsix )). I'm sure I'll find a way round it ...was hoping a quick shift would be a easy fix ...maybe I need to keep the buell for a gentle Sunday ride bike and get a jap to thrash around on ...the thing is I know the technology of the motor etc isn't cutting edge but for a 13 year old bike this thing really feels like it wants to play and every time I look At it or hear it running I feel like a teenager in love ...all my mates think I need councilling btw .....funnily tho when ever we go anywhere no one takes interest in their gsxrs etc ...always the buell people like )))


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 Post subject: Re: Quick shifters
PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:44 am 
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Wobbly ,keep the buell and make it working better every time!
It makes you happy ,so why bother to ride a other bike if that doesn't do it for you!?

And if something breaks ,there is always a solution for it ,but i guess you know that already better as we do!

If you need something ,parts ,advice or need to borrow some parts
Just ask it on this forum ,the people here will help with almost everything!

Like to see some more pictures of the bike
Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Quick shifters
PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:27 am 
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I love this bit "...but every now and again I get it wrong as we all do ))." from Mr Wobbly. I get it wrong more times than right. His odds are good. We have an ex Marine on one of the boats with one leg. Excellent bloke and they tried to put up the insurance cover because of it. When the agent spoke to him he told them that he could "fall over the side as well as any body but could they do his job after being blown up and only having one leg left", needless to say we kept him ! Would like to see the bike sometime. Excellent post, Cheers :yup:

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 Post subject: Re: Quick shifters
PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:17 am 
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brother in buells wrote:
TOPGUMM wrote:
I`d swap the rear brake for the clutch.


But how are you going to get it in gear then at a stand still and not falling over?

He has an 'automatic' clutch for moving off...
earlier,wobbly wrote:
I've got one arm and use a centrifugal clutch for ease to be honest...
...he only wants a manual clutch for gear changes on the move, so actually, that idea could work :idea:

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 Post subject: Re: Quick shifters
PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:58 pm 
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Hey your marine mate is luckier than me ...if I fall overboard I can only swim in circles I'm buggered ;)

Gotta have a sense of humour eh )


I'll add some more pics of the conversion later today and hopefully u can see the bike in the new year sometime at a run )


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 Post subject: Re: Quick shifters
PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:07 pm 
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Wobblyone wrote:
Hey your marine mate is luckier than me ...if I fall overboard I can only swim in circles I'm buggered ;)

Gotta have a sense of humour eh )


I'll add some more pics of the conversion later today and hopefully u can see the bike in the new year sometime at a run )


Excellent :rotfl: :rotfl:

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 Post subject: Re: Quick shifters
PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:28 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Quick shifters
PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:41 pm 
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I hear they are trying to put the candles out but need some more foam. What are you doing up Don ? :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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 Post subject: Re: Quick shifters
PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:12 pm 
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Tadpole wrote:
I hear they are trying to put the candles out but need some more foam. What are you doing up Don ? :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:


it's OK my incontinence will deal with the towering inferno :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Quick shifters
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:57 pm 
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Finally sorted the clutch ...just very fickle adjustments to get it right )). So should have a reliable unit now 599 miles on and still ok ) I will add some pics of the modified clutch ...it is a thing of beauty )


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 Post subject: Re: Quick shifters
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:59 am 
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Wow :o good luck,
but If this doesn't work, can I have the bits to put on my wall, they are a thing of beauty.

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 Post subject: Re: Quick shifters
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:05 am 
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