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In the very near future I will undergo right hand wrist fusion.Are there any of you who have had this surgery,and if so could you still twist the throttle on your wing?If you could not what modification did you perform to be able utilize your throttle?Would a thumb throttle designed for a quad work in place of a twist throttle?Your input is much needed as parking my 1500 is NOT an option.Thank you all,Jeff.
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Perhaps you could use a Throttle Rocker? It would allow you to twist the throttle by pushing down with the palm of your hand, rather than entirely via clamping/twisting with a fist.


 

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When I was 16 I rode with my right arm in a cast, don't remember exactly how I managed but I did it.
 

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Alex,I have considered the wrist paddle but not sure it will work.I was told by the doc that I will lose my range of movement(pretty scary).Dave,damm straight I will ride one way or another!
 

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You will loose most of the movement in your wrist. However it is still possible to ride, once you get used to it. You will have a little movement left, at least that is the case most of the time. You will need to use you arm more. I rode for some time with my left ankle immobilized, and was able to shift by moving my whole leg. I was actually starting to get pretty good at it. Standard shifter, not heel and toe. One of those throttle rockers might help, or it might make things worse. You biggest problem will be in town riding, which requires constant throttle movement. I have lost a lot of motion in my left shoulder and left knee, and thought I would have to switch to a maxi scooter, but so far I can still ride the 'Wing (when it runs)
 

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There are options, just have to find what works for you.

I had a friend once who's entire right arm was nearly useless though he could use fingers and thumb.
On one bike he had a small lever on the right side near throttle similar to a brake lever.
This extra lever was the throttle, just used it like a brake lever but instead of stopping you pulled it to go.
I don't know if he made it himself or had it made for him, I've never seen one other than his.

Another friend had a totally useless right arm. He moved the throttle to the left side on his bike and basically just rode left handed only. Though he could still put his arm/hand up on the bars on the right side he told me that was just for looks as he could not do anything with it and no feeling in that arm either.

So there are options if needed.
 

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When I was 16 I rode with my right arm in a cast, don't remember exactly how I managed but I did it.

Answer -----> You were 16 !


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Thanks for the input guys, I'm leaning towaed the thumb throttle after I see how much movement I lose.
 

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I added the "ISO Throttle Boss" to my Iso Grips. I am able to accelerate with the heel of my hand. It made my grip so comfortable, that I added one to the left side also.

Ride Safe,
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I have mild carpal tunnel in my right wrist and I have tried the Throttle Rocker (http://shop.throttlerocker.com/Throttle-Rocker-1--Original_p_8.html), Crampbuster CB2 (http://shop.crampbuster.com/crampbuster-cb2.html) but I find the Campbuster CB1 is the one which gives the most leverage and is the most comfortable on the GL1500 (http://shop.crampbuster.com/crampbuster-cb1.html).

I also ride a small scooter on which the handlebars are very low and because there is so little power you have to be on full throttle almost constantly. This makes it uncomfortable so on that I put a mountain bike bar end such as this one: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/43151236/. Works great I find.

Cheers, Nicholas.
 

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Perhaps you could use a Throttle Rocker? It would allow you to twist the throttle by pushing down with the palm of your hand, rather than entirely via clamping/twisting with a fist.


This worked for me when my wrist was getting sore and was not using cruise on my 1800
 
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