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Apr 07

Posts: 1

bigdavy says:


Help, I am 67, been riding since I was 16, arthritis is kicking in and I am struggling with clutch control in traffic. Any ideas of light/hydraulic clutches of a not too heavy touring bike for me and the missus (knees) around 100hp??  Current bike is a 2007 Kawasaki Z750s which I love and ride most of the year.   Dave

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Aug 09

Posts: 2714

MarcusMarsh says:


I sympathise with you.  In my case it's my knees as a result of playing Rugby for many years.

The clutch lever on my 1200RT has a light action but I suspect that this probably isn't your sort of bike if you are riding a Z750.  

Have you considered looking to the after-market for a different clutch lever?  I am sure that you should be able to get a longer lever which will reduce the effort required to operate it.  (Also, keeping your hands warm will make a huge difference)

Good luck with finding a solution. 

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Sep 12

Posts: 207

domster says:


Definitely try BMW Sunderland and the DCT Honda's in Newcastle before a Minchella's ice cream or Smith's chippy chips!  Guess where I live?  Really the only way to find a bike that suits YOU is to ignore the specs and ride as wide a variety as possible.

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Feb 09

Posts: 4758

philehidiot says:

Depending on severity

you might look a NABD - national association of bikers with a disability. There may be an option to lighten the clutch of your current bike.

I know Kawasaki do have servo assisted clutches on one of their models - they may do it on others.

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