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Old 19th July 2011
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I have arthritis in my hips, fortunatly my left is not too bad at all, but I can't say the same for the right. I have an 06 Sportster with a couple mods to consider, drag pipes and a side tail light. I was thinking of the left side as somewhere that I could carry a cane, partially using the license plate holder to put the handgrip side, but that leaves the ground side to try to come up with some kind of ...???... P clamp or some such arrangement that it could be secured in. Ideally a clamp of some sort that accomadated the round 3/4" shaft of the cane and something fashioned like a P clamp except for the closure securing shut with a wing-nut... On the Roadstar Silverado I used to have, it was simple, just put the shaft through the buckles on the saddlebags and it just so happened it fit real well and sort of locked into place with no chance of working loose and coming off. But I fear that coming up with something on the Sporty will be a little more challenging. I'll be working on this now until I come up with something, and will post pictures of anything I can find to work. Suggestions will be highly welcome............Rich.
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You could use a pvc tube that is a little wider than your cane and fabricate a bracket for it. A fender strut would be a nice place to mount the tube.
That way, all you need to do is slide the cane in the tube and ride.
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I met a rider in TN who used a telescopic cane



I'm still on the cane, but with the car , not an issue
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I'm thinking that something like an old gun scabbard would be cool. Fork mounted. (Maybe not as big as this, but you get the idea.)

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You could carry a cane, a set of golf clubs and a pool cue in that

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I'm thinking that something like an old gun scabbard would be cool. Fork mounted. (Maybe not as big as this, but you get the idea.)

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I had forgot about this section of the forum. I am glad I'm not alone in needing a cane. The neuropathy has gotten ban enough that my feet are numb even as they hurt like hell. And I Fall Down A LOT !....
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I have the exact same cane! Most comfortable handle I found. Not to the point of needing it all the time but if I get there I like your solution very much, looks like the pr-24 baton mounts.
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I don't like using a cane, but I like falling less. I fell a week ago and I am still paying for it. I've been looking for a holster, but I am using my telescopic cane and putting it in my backpack when I ride the scoot. In the car I carry my hand carved hickory cane I got off ebay.
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You could use a pvc tube that is a little wider than your cane and fabricate a bracket for it. A fender strut would be a nice place to mount the tube.
That way, all you need to do is slide the cane in the tube and ride.
I used to do this when I was taking my martial arts weapons to training.
I was on a DR650 then. I used a pvc tube with notches cut in the bottom that sat on the passenger foot peg. The notches located it, the peg stopped anything falling out the bottom. I used bungee cords to attach the pipe to the peg and again higher up on the grab rails.

Not a permanent solution so it probably wont suit your situation. I needed mine to be quickly and easily removed.

That cane holder looks pretty good though, the one on the site. Plus their canes look awesome too! Not cheap however. Bet there are many on this site looking at those canes and going... I could fabricate one of those up!
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