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12th January 2015, 15:35
Has anyone every tried of heard of any placing a CVT in a Harley. This issue is to be able to continue riding even though shifting has become a problem due to knee surgery.

12th January 2015, 16:31
Walters manufacturing used to make one for the Dyna but I do not think they are in buisness anymore. there are several centrifugal clutches on the market but that does not seem to be your problem. Have you thought about using a ridley? those are the only bikes I know of that are being built today witha true automatic transmission.


12th January 2015, 17:00
Looked into A Ridley but my concern with them is they have gone out of business. Still trying to hold on to the Sporty.

12th January 2015, 18:50
What's a CVT? We have a few bikes on here with suicide shifters with the clutch lever made into it. I've even featured a trike in the bike of the week section.

12th January 2015, 18:57
Constant Velocity Transmission
Such as Polaris uses, Nissan, etc.

12th January 2015, 20:02
Have a look at EFM - Have one on my sporty and highly recommend them

12th January 2015, 20:06
OK. I've ridden a centrifugal clutch. Still have to shift gears with that.

12th January 2015, 20:09
Have a look at EFM - Have one on my sporty and highly recommend them
Still have to shift gears.

12th January 2015, 20:10
Suicide shifter may be the way to go like in my link. There are some pneumatic shifters out there too. Other than that, there are no automatic shifting transmissions for sportster

13th January 2015, 02:11
I have been looking into the EFM.

13th January 2015, 02:12
Halfdrive Walters manufacturing has also gone out of business.

7th February 2015, 21:30
i may be interested in the efm clutch, never heard of it before, thanks for the info

22nd March 2015, 22:19
My left leg is amputated below the knee (left hand turn by cage 1978)

I ride a 2006 Sporty. I bought a set of forward controls for a 1956-1974 Sportster on Ebay. Adapted them to the 06 for right side foot shift. I left the rear brake set up on the mid control & abbreviated the pedal & peg. I actually use the front brake for almost all braking.

I looked at some electric shifters like the Pingel & Kliktronic, but just like the manual shifting.

I did run a jockey shift with the clutch lever mounted on it for a while. Not as quick for aggressive riding.

I also ride a 1986 Yamaha FJ 1200 that has the shifter shaft extended through the right side. Two shift shafts welded together & seal epoxied to the right side case. Just had to bend the rear brake pedal to be out of the way of the shifter.

I pretty much leave my left foot on the peg, even when stopped. Takes some practice.

Thinking about relocating the rear brake to the left handlebars. There are a lot of options using Stunt Bike parts.

Google Amputee Motorcycle riders.

23rd March 2015, 09:19
Now that's a helluva first post GRM! Sure would love to see pics of said motorbike. Especially the modifications.

23rd March 2015, 15:58
Thanks, I'll see if I can get some pics posted on it.
It's not pretty, but it is functional.

Rico 05R
23rd March 2015, 16:56
What about adding an electric shifter to your bike?