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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-01-2003, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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I need Opinions!!!

One of my boys is about to get an r6. There is one problem. He doesn't have a Left THUMB!!! He hasn't had a thumb since he was like 8 years old, lost it due to a firecracker accident. I mean, this guy plays video games great (surprisingly) and does everything as if he wasn't handicapped. Back to my question, Do you think that it's practical to by a bike if he has less control on the handle bars because he only has no left thumb?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-01-2003, 09:37 PM
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I dont think that would be a big hurdle for him to jump. Since he has been without for so long, Im sure he can move his hand in ways that Us with all digits cant comprehend.
I would encourage him... I wish Him good luck!

This is gonna hurt!
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-01-2003, 10:47 PM
freaking newbies, man there slow, ha ha ha
 
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Yea definitely, there's no reason he should limit himself. Is there entire thumb gone? I imagine if he had a portion left it would be all that much better, but even still, I say go for it...
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dude, not even a stub. the thumbs all gone. I definitly encourage him, i mean. it's kinda weird seeing him play video games, but man, he'll beat the shit outta mean a lotta the time... he's sat on my bike, and he says that he feels comfortable. so all the power to him.
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yes he should try.....can try getting that little two finger clutch handle i saw a while back.
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