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Hey all,

Was thinking about having a local shop fabricate a suicide shifter for the Fury and wanted some thoughts.

What do you guys think?
 

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lol i want one!
 

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What do you guys think?
I think 1. there is a good reason they are called suicide clutch (shifter)
2. They are really not practical for a bike ridden more than rarely
3. There is a really good reason they were done away with by manufacturers
But, it is your bike and your azz, you should do what you like
 

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If you've ever used a suicide shift/clutch (I had two), you'll never want to again! There are good reasons why they're not around anymore, along with a lot of the guys who had to use them.

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That Tribal version that Accutronix has is sick! :eek: I just wish it was avaliable for the Fury :D

 

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That thing looks deadly.. :eek:
I guess if you going out, you might as well have that instrument helping you..
suicide shifter... not my cup of tea..
 

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What is the negative aspects about them?
The 2 major ones are, you have to let go of the handlebar to shift and if you need to put your left foot down at a stop , your in gear and out in the intersection. The later is the deadly one. I think the price of that tribal is sic(kening)
 

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and while your left hand is off the clutch while you shift, how does the clutch disengage?
and as far as the price on the jockey shift, i don't think its any more overpriced than a set of pipes (which i think are overpriced myself) :)
 

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and while your left hand is off the clutch while you shift, how does the clutch disengage?
and as far as the price on the jockey shift, i don't think its any more overpriced than a set of pipes (which i think are overpriced myself) :)
I thought the clutch was foot controled with a suicide shift. Like Clueless said earlier, "...and if you need to put your left foot down at a stop , your in gear and out in the intersection."
 

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Definitely not for me. I think they look awesome, but I don't want to make a motorcycle more dangerous.
 

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Not my cup of tea... have to agree they look cool, but not practical for the Fury I feel... but do as you wish with your bike... Not doing it to mine.
 

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There are people making shifters for models that do not require a foot clutch. Ted Strubble makes one for the Kawasaki 800cc Drifter. It is connected to the foot shifter, runs linkage up and under the tank to the right side. I had one on my Drifter and it is possible to pull clutch lever in with your left hand and shift with the right. With a little practice it is quite smooth. Also with this type you are free to shift with your left foot as well.
 
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