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Old 01-20-2008, 09:47 AM   #1
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Hi,
This Baloo from Hungary, Budapest.
I've lost my left arm in a motorcycle accident 2 years ago with GSX-R 1000 K2.
After quite long rehab and lots of work I've found the way to ride again with my specific riding arm.



Basically it has 5 spinning axles with a shock absorver made out of Carbon and Titanium.
I ride a Suzuki DRZ 400 E with a SuperMoto kit. Only conversion is my semi automatic clutch, which is from Rekluse.

I've created 2 clips about it:

- The beginning
YouTube - How to ride SuperMoto with one arm

- Track open day
YouTube - SuperMoto Ride with Prosthetic arm @ Track

Finally some more pics:
...from bikepics...

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Old 01-20-2008, 09:53 AM   #2
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Outstanding!
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Old 01-20-2008, 11:43 AM   #3
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Amazing. You're like a bio-mechanical being now (al la the Terminator). From a person who can't ride anymore you give all us gimps hope to one day ride again. Thanks for the inspiration.
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Old 01-20-2008, 11:50 AM   #4
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There is a sprinter in South Africa who has been prohibited from competing against non-amputees. His J legs have been deemed an unfair advantage. As someone who has joint replacements already in the works, they want me to hold off as long as possible, and I will, I find all of this very positive. I hope solutions are found for us all. Can anybody unfuse a spine?
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Old 01-20-2008, 11:55 AM   #5
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Can anybody unfuse a spine?
I have a Dremel, a skillsaw, a tablesaw and a sawsall.
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Old 01-20-2008, 12:23 PM   #6
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I have a Dremel, a skillsaw, a tablesaw and a sawsall.
I'll have to wait till I get done with the treatment for TB. Then I'll try that Absinthe thing and get in touch with you.
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Old 01-20-2008, 02:35 PM   #7
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That's freakin' awesome. Not just the mechanics behind it but the will. More power to you man.
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Old 01-20-2008, 04:09 PM   #8
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That is a hellava piece of machinery there! Nice stuff!
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Old 01-20-2008, 06:53 PM   #9
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Amazing. You're like a bio-mechanical being now (al la the Terminator). From a person who can't ride anymore you give all us gimps hope to one day ride again. Thanks for the inspiration.
Speaking of which, what's the deal on getting your sidecar rig? I wanna help! And when are you going to kick out another article? The holidays are over, get busy!
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:28 AM   #10
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Thank You , means a lot to me!
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