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Oh no! an even worse development.I just rode my chop up to my dad's garage and i've discovered that i can't change up the gearbox.I damaged a nerve in my left leg a while back but i thought since i had started running again it was back to normal-not so.I can't lift my foot enough to get the gear to engage.
I'm devastated-this could be the end of 25 years messing around on motorbikes.I may be relegated to 'twist and go' scooters and get victimised by grannies in Hondas.
This is a serious setback[V][:(]

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You should buy a Honda Hawk and wear a mini-skirt for Gert.

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Oh no! an even worse development.I just rode my chop up to my dad's garage and i've discovered that i can't change up the gearbox.I damaged a nerve in my left leg a while back but i thought since i had started running again it was back to normal-not so.I can't lift my foot enough to get the gear to engage.
I'm devastated-this could be the end of 25 years messing around on motorbikes.I may be relegated to 'twist and go' scooters and get victimised by grannies in Hondas.
This is a serious setback[V][:(]

Give up on the bikes today, try tomorrow, maybe things will go smoother. Instead book a flight to Orlando, Fl. and shoot a redneck. Turn about is fair play!
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I think this guy would be glad to assist you!
What a flamer. Bet he keeps it in his closet even!
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Yeah thanks Shane-good advice,i have given up on the bikes for today.Seems i have actually made my leg worse by trying to ride and my physio is gonna give me a hard time, i can feel it coming.

This damaged nerve is a real PITA.It means when i walk at night i appear to casual obsevers to be drunk and therefore attract heckling from spotty yoofs hanging out of their motors jeering and gesticulating in a provocatve manner.There may be some violence ensuing the way i feel right now.[}:)]
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Hey deathrattle why don't you build a wheelchair out of your bike? This could be a great fabrication project and you will not end up parting with your love. The bike not Gert[:p]
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I worked with a chef from Switzerland named Gert. He was about 6'7" and 400 lbs. I hope for your sake it's not him. Speshuly since you cannot run from his amorous advances.[:0]

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Ah,but i can run just not very elegantly.It was regaining this ability that led me to believe i could operate a large capacity motorcycle.And as for big Gert, my right foot was trained in converting Rugby balls and shod in the finest german motorcross boots would make short work of his meat and two veg,don't you worry about that!


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Do we really need to see another white kid building and deploying WMD's(W'sMD)? I think not.[:)]

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Hey, DT.

On a serious note (!), here's a couple of thoughts.

First, if you still like riding, don't give it up. Any decent machine shop (and I think they still have those on your side of the pond) can fashion you a new shifter lever a la the old Honda 90, so it would extend both front and back. That way you're always stepping down on it. You'd probably lose some cornering clearance on the left side, but better than not riding at all.

Second, if you've not ridden it in two years, stop beating a dead mule and drain the old fuel out of the Daytona. I'm sure it's all separated and full of varnish, etc. Meaning that even if you manage to get it started with the fluid (without catching everything on fire), it will run poorly (if at all) and die constantly. Drain it out, fill it up and then give it another shot.

In addition, I'd also check for actual spark, it's easiest and safest on these EI units to use an old spark plug and ground it rather than trying to hold the wire, etc. Once you're sure you have spark, then it's just a matter of getting clean fuel in it.

The Daytonas are great bikes, so don't torch it. I'd offer to come work on it for you, but it's a hell of a commute. [:)] (On the other hand, I need a vacation, so put me up for a week or two and I'll see you soon.)

Take care and enjoy the ride -- both kinds.
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