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I just built and installed a right side behind the leg jockey shifter, and I don't ever see returning to a standard shift, rights was nice because i didn't have to fab a foot clutch and the only drawback is i can't race anyone but other than that it is fantastic.
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I will hopefully have pics tomorrow or at least sometime this week, and will dedicate a thread to it so i can get opinions, and not hijack this one, but when i do i will put a link to it in here.
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I like the idea of a jockey shift especialy for the lack of commands on the bars, but both formulas have a problem, with the clutch on the foot the problem is when you have to stop at a traffic light up hill !!

With the clutch on the stick you have both feet on the ground and no problems with hill stops, but you have one hand of the bars way longer... (plus you have to put the stick in front of you instead of having a choice)

edit: I'm planing on relocating the front brake command (front and back brake with the right foot)

Stopping on a hill can be tricky but again the more you do it and the more used to the feel of the clutch you get, it's not a big deal. To stop from rolling backward on a hill you just find that little friction zone before engagement with the clutch and that keeps you from rolling back. When it's time to go you throttle it and engage the clutch fully by lifting your foot up. When I come to a stop sign or a red light I don't usually put it in neutral first before stopping. I put it in 1st and stop with my right leg keeping the clutch disengaged until take off. Same thing on a hill type situation.

This is really turning into a scientific discussion.



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Well I guess I'll get used to it eventually !

I see you've put your contact key near the shift, but I don't see any start button there nor on your bars !
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This is really turning into a scientific discussion.
Nice scoot.
Did you leave the clutch cable hang on the pedal side? Can't see it in the pic. I have seen about 75% of them hanging and the rest solid mounted some way.
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Mine is just the Labriola setup. Here's a better pic:



Here's a video I took of me dicking around in a parking lot playing with my camera:

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Very cool.
Nice clean and simple setup. From the vid, it looks like the letoff isn't too bad either. I'm starting on changing the rake tonight and will do the jockey when I get that done.
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If you are just wanting to clean up your bars have you considered the electric shiter from Pingel along with a foot clutch. Another idea would be a hydraulic clutch connected in with the rear brake so the pedal operates both rear brake and the clutch.
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