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Offline Devondan

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Re: IT400D family
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2016, 05:38:02 AM »
IT 400d pistons should be easy enough to find, try motolink or huggies speed shop?
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Offline Simonro1

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Re: IT400D family
« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2016, 05:21:13 AM »
I had to make a crossover shaft because I have an artificial left leg and they don't change gear too well ! No joke, the gear lever is above the brake pedal with enough room for my right foot to fit in between. I've been riding a modified Triumph for years like that. The IT is my first Jap bike in 30 years.

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Re: IT400D family
« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2016, 05:56:08 AM »
I had to make a crossover shaft because I have an artificial left leg and they don't change gear too well ! No joke, the gear lever is above the brake pedal with enough room for my right foot to fit in between. I've been riding a modified Triumph for years like that. The IT is my first Jap bike in 30 years.

Ah, that's pretty cool. I guess the kick start is a challenge too.
Great that you can adapt the bike to meet your needs. 👍
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Re: IT400D family
« Reply #23 on: June 26, 2016, 09:16:20 AM »
Amazing job Simonro1. Good luck to you.


I have always admired guys that make their bike "fit" them so to speak. Some of the fella's I have seen out on the road and trails have surprised me when they hop off the bike and I realise they are missing a limb or have a prosthetic attached...or strapped to the bike.There is a one-armed, one legged road race guy over here that keeps the leaders well and truly on their toes....been doing it for a few decades now!



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Offline Simonro1

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Re: IT400D family
« Reply #24 on: June 27, 2016, 03:10:22 AM »
I thought the IT would be a pig to kick over but give it a firm boot and it's away. I used to have  Bultaco Sherpa trials, left side kick start, high ish compression that was worse !

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Re: IT400D family
« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2016, 05:24:47 AM »
Yep, like mine, kick and go, much easier than a 465!
IT  400D - Trail riding
74 Montesa Cappra - Racing
YZ250 H - Racing
Norton ES2 500 trials
Norton 250 Jubilee - Road
Norton 350 Navigator (in boxes)
Norton 350 Single M50 (in boxes)