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Well if you live in Toronto you know them street car tracks and how dangerous they can be. Yesterday I had my first experience and dropped the bike going very slow making a left hand turn out of Dundas Sq. The front tire caught the track and next thing I knew I was on the ground. No major damage done except a bruised knee, scratch on the hand shifter and hurt ego. What did happen was I bent the foot shifter lever and I'd like to get a new one. I can still ride but it's not that comfortable. Any idea where I can get some stronger foot shifter pegs? I guess I got that out of the way and thankfully the big pick up truck that was behind me stopped in time or else it would've been a lot worse than a bent shifter.
 

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Well if you live in Toronto you know them street car tracks and how dangerous they can be. Yesterday I had my first experience and dropped the bike going very slow making a left hand turn out of Dundas Sq. The front tire caught the track and next thing I knew I was on the ground. No major damage done except a bruised knee, scratch on the hand shifter and hurt ego. What did happen was I bent the foot shifter lever and I'd like to get a new one. I can still ride but it's not that comfortable. Any idea where I can get some stronger foot shifter pegs? I guess I got that out of the way and thankfully the big pick up truck that was behind me stopped in time or else it would've been a lot worse than a bent shifter.
If it's bent side ways you should be able to bend it back close to where it was originally until you get a new one. Remove it from the bike and put it in a bench vise to straighten it.

As for replacing it with a stronger one, you don't really want to do that. Better to bend the shift lever rather than damage other parts. Besides, no one other than Honda makes the shift lever.
 
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I also live in TO and know all too well what you mean (and all the other ills of the TTC). Glad to hear it wasn't too serious.

Getting my bike next season. How are you liking the 300F for weaving through the city?
 

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Them **** street car tracks, I'll also want to get some sliders just incase it happens again. Other than that it's great for the city and weaving around traffic.
 

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Know what you mean, I lived in Melbourne for a while where they have trams that share the streets with regular traffic. Those tracks are real tricky to negotiate on a motorbike and lethal when wet.

 

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Here in Britain they are getting tram fever too. They are springing up everywhere, good 100 years ago but now another out moded form of transport and just as un reliable as the buses. Come the revolution brothers and sisters they will be consigned to museums along with cars and other offending articles.
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Here in Britain they are getting tram fever too. They are springing up everywhere, good 100 years ago but now another out moded form of transport and just as un reliable as the buses.
I know we are off track here (pun intended) but whats with the tram revival? Is it a nostalgia thing?
 

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No Mate its just the latest hobby horse for the seen to be green councils, that still don't let motorcycles in bus lanes and won't address the cause of so many problems. CARS! They are throwing millions of pounds at it city councils up and down the country instead of improving the failing systems they already have. Just like everything else that has failed. Like education, yea throw up a new school building or the NHS same again a bright shiny new building. No money for teachers or nurses though but we have invested millions in new buildings.
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@autopilot & 12,000 miles off topic :D

Heck, glad I got out when I did (was there years 95 - 97), I could be stressed now and in need of pills and nursing.

Hmmm... nursing...



Think I'll just duck down to the travel agents :laugh::laugh:;)
 

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Problem is now fixed and was really easy to do, watched some youtube videos and if I can fix it then anyone can. Even the part was really cheap, only $22.00 and $2.00 for the washer and nut. The helmet cable that I didn't realize that I lost was only $14.00. All for less than $40.00. I kept the old one just as a back up.
 

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I also live in TO and know all too well what you mean (and all the other ills of the TTC). Glad to hear it wasn't too serious.

Getting my bike next season. How are you liking the 300F for weaving through the city?
I got a CB300F early in the season and rode it everywhere. It is a fantastic bike. good enough to go on the 401 (probably not on the fast lane) as you can get to 130 k/h no problem. Highly recommended.
 
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