Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Surat Thani, Thailand
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Odd mod question
I'm seriously considering buying a CB250R as my 1st proper motorcycle, mostly for my 40km each way commute to work in southern Thailand, which I'm currently doing on a 100cc Honda Wave scooter.
So, yesterday, I attempted to go for a test-drive on a second hand one that's being offered, near my school. The problem is that I just could not it into 2nd gear! Size 12's wearing proper shoes, I couldn't get it to change up. If it's my problem, it's one that I'm going to have on any proper motorcycle. So I'm looking for a quick fix.
My Wave has a two-way gear changer, down at the front to go up and down at the back to go down. Do you think that I would be able to get this kind of gear change pedal in place of the standard on a CBR? The main reason that I think that this would be helpful, is that, I wear flip-flops (thongs) all the time I'm not in work clothes, and worry if that would be problemmatical, especially considering, my left big toe has previously been broken and isn't strongest. Obviously, I realise that I would still need to go 1 down, 5 up at the front, but think that would make it all much easier.
Thanks for your thoughts