arm challenges

Riders with arm damage, even more than those with leg damage, are faced with the choice of modifying either the motorcycle or modifying their prosthetic.

Changing the motorcycle entails re-routing the standard brake, throttle, or clutch controls to operate them with one hand.

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Cycling specific prosthetic modifications allow the rider to engage the brake or clutch with a specialised end unit.

 

Bike kits and prosthetic solutions are available on the internet . Additional recommendations for arm amputees include a front steering dampener and using velcro on the glove of the prosthetic hand to assist with control of the bike and keeping the prosthetic hand on the bars.

 


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