esther at pagesz.net
Mon Jun 18 06:28:57 PDT 2001
On Sun, 17 Jun 2001, Evelyn Dunn <edunn1 at cfl.rr.com> wrote:
My experience with motorcycles is from the 1970s, and is
limited to dirt bikes. This advice may not work on modern
road bikes - for all I know they've got automatic transmissions
For modifying a motorcycle, you may need to acquire a longer
shift lever for the left foot. Remove the shift lever.
Mount it vertically. Then, you must wear good boots which
cover the shin. Kick the lever backwards to shift up, and
forwards to shift down. This is not difficult to do on a
dirt bike (requires removing foot from footpeg), but may be
hazardous at speeds above 30 mph (ya don't go that fast on
trails in the woods).
I know very little about partial foot amputation. It
sounds like your friend needs more information about the
condition of and longevity of the remainder of the foot
before making a decision.
> circumstances. The current situation is this: The
> doctors are advising that the other toes be
> removed due to damage of the bones but at this
> time have left the decision up to him. No
> confirmed word on any more of the foot itself
> being removed. Because of a lack of
> information, this decision is understandably
> difficult to make. If anyone has insight pertaining
> to this type of amputation, your input would be
> greatly appreciated. (healing, walking, gait,
> prostheses, pros/cons, ect.) He wants to be able
> to ride a motorcycle again so information on
> modifying a bike would be helpful also.
> Thank you,
-- Esther esther_l at ieee.org Speaking only for myself.
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