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Old 20-03-17, 03:43 PM   #21
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Apologies to all, this is an SV site, but if your issues don't improve consider a Honda NC with the DCT transmission. I have a NC700 DCT and have to say it is a brilliant bit of kit for anyone with hand/wrist issues, or if you can't use your left foot for gearchanges. The NC700/750 isn't light but carries the weight very low so is a lot easier to man-handle that the weight might suggest. As long as you can use the front brake it should be fine.
I'll bear that in mind, Thank-you

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Fitting a quick shifter would get rid of at least half the clutch applications......

Perhaps on a more serious note I'd be more concerned with right hand brake application. There really isn't much room for limited capability in that department.
This is my concern and why I'm asking to seeing can make it easier. Most of the time with the sv and planning the engine breaking is fine, but because or the pain that'd why I've not ridden as it's not worth the risk if I can't solve the issues.

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It looks like there is a hydraulic clutch modification available of the SV. Should make the clutch lighter.

Good luck with it. .
Ooo thank you ill have a look at that
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Old 20-03-17, 07:38 PM   #22
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Read this thread BW, http://forums.sv650.org/showthread.php?t=63498

There is a cheap solution to a lighter clutch if you still need it, and less complicated than swapping to a hydraulic system. I'd try getting the clutch cable system serviced, so its working 100%, and the use this device if you're still having problems

http://www.smproducts.co.uk/details/...easy-lightener
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Old 20-03-17, 10:13 PM   #23
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You haven't got a 'shorty' lever fitted have you?
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Old 21-03-17, 11:55 AM   #24
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I suffer from RA in some fingers and fitting fatter gel grips has helped a lot over the years,



I've fitted a set to my SV but had to sand off the ridge on the throttle sleeve and take the end caps off the grips(To allow for bar-end weights).The larger diameter and gel helps stop vibrations and fatigue through my fingers.Unfortunately I cannot find this style any more on eBay or Amazon.
However I suspect these would be a good replacement,

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/7-8-1-22Mm...kAAOSw~otWg2sJ

Also I'm looking into fitting my,"Vista" cruise control but will need to replace the throttle sleeve,

http://www.jaws-motorcycles.co.uk/bird2.htm#vcc

They seem expensive for a small piece of plastic and a few metal bits but they are excellent and worth the money.Unlike,"Cramp Buster" paddles you can't hit it accidentally and on long clear roads/Motorways it's great relief.

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Old 21-03-17, 12:56 PM   #25
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If you get to see the old crew at the 8 ball now empire.
Jump on my Tiger and see if it's very light action is your cup of tea.
The streets and Daytona are as light too. I have rubbed some of my Axsain on my hands on bad day's.
Though my main concern is the knees
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Old 21-03-17, 07:00 PM   #26
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Read this thread BW, http://forums.sv650.org/showthread.php?t=63498

There is a cheap solution to a lighter clutch if you still need it, and less complicated than swapping to a hydraulic system. I'd try getting the clutch cable system serviced, so its working 100%, and the use this device if you're still having problems

http://www.smproducts.co.uk/details/...easy-lightener
I'll have look, brilliant, thank you

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You haven't got a 'shorty' lever fitted have you?
I dont, currently the bike is stock apart from the rear shock.

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I suffer from RA in some fingers and fitting fatter gel grips has helped a lot over the years,



I've fitted a set to my SV but had to sand off the ridge on the throttle sleeve and take the end caps off the grips(To allow for bar-end weights).The larger diameter and gel helps stop vibrations and fatigue through my fingers.Unfortunately I cannot find this style any more on eBay or Amazon.
However I suspect these would be a good replacement,

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/7-8-1-22Mm...kAAOSw~otWg2sJ

Also I'm looking into fitting my,"Vista" cruise control but will need to replace the throttle sleeve,

http://www.jaws-motorcycles.co.uk/bird2.htm#vcc

They seem expensive for a small piece of plastic and a few metal bits but they are excellent and worth the money.Unlike,"Cramp Buster" paddles you can't hit it accidentally and on long clear roads/Motorways it's great relief.

HTH
Thankyou, i'll add it to the list of things to try!

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If you get to see the old crew at the 8 ball now empire.
Jump on my Tiger and see if it's very light action is your cup of tea.
The streets and Daytona are as light too. I have rubbed some of my Axsain on my hands on bad day's.
Though my main concern is the knees
The problem is im still in luton, although if i have the bike i'm more likely to try and visit them due to the traffic, but last time i tried any distance i just couldnt do it, i've not even made it to the dunstable meets for a year now.

So far i've got the bike out of the garage and managed to start it.... then my hands got cold so i came back into the warm.
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I also have Keis heated inner gloves for the cold.Heated inners or gloves may help?
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I have a heated vest, i was looking at the gloves but havent been to try any yet
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I have a heated vest, i was looking at the gloves but havent been to try any yet
Any pain I get increases with the cold so the Keis heated inners are great.It meant I could keep my old Gloves but I always buy one size bigger to allow for inner gloves
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I'll add that to my shopping list!
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