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  • Pingel . . . Klictronic Electric Shifter Backup

    A few years ago I made this "backup" but somehow would always leave it home and not have it with me when I needed it. This year, as reported, I have had a "world" of problems with getting my shifter to work properly (thanks to some really observant friends I found that problem and will report on it in a later thread), yet I still managed to not carry this with me on the trike.

    Well, finally got around to dressing it up a bit and my handy/dandy "manual" shifter is now LIVING in the trunk of the Hannigan, where there is plenty of room for it. So, thought I would share what I got. With many of today's trikes, the trunks are larger so you should be able to do the same, or, get/use a retractable rod.

    I purchased a really cheap aluminium handled fishing dip net and cut it to size.




    Once I got it cut, I took a pair of vice grips and flattened one end which I then drilled a 1" hole in that would fit over the bikes rubber shift lever. Once drilled I dressed it up a bit with a couple layers of electrical tape so as to keep it from digging into the rubber boot shift pad.

    After I slip the lever over the rubber boot of the shift pad, I than will use a zip tie that I will secure around the top of the Pingel and let it serve as a collar for the shift lever which will help to keep it in place as I need it.


    My hope is, however, that I will no longer need it as I believe the problem has been fixed . . . . . . . but, ya never know. Best to have a fall back plan just in case due to the many miles I ride solo.

    Just an FYI. Of course you can pick a color that YOU like to dress it up. LOL










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    Why sweat the leg thing when I can still ride a Goldwing
    Member of the Hann-Amigo Trio

  • #2
    Huh. Necessity is the mother of invention. Well done!

    Not sure how your regular setup works... but I feel for ya. This is one of the most finicky trannies I've run across... very touchy and sensitive.
    George - 2013 F6B Standard - Largo, FL

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    • #3
      Jim,
      you are the man, nice job to say the least
      Jack & Jolene on a GL1800/Champion Trike out of Silver Springs, FL.

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      • #4
        That's Wheels, always thinking. Nice invention !!
        T.A. Jens
        The Pizza Man
        1800 06 White Champion Trike
        2005 Bunkhouse Camper
        2006 Breeze Cargo Trailer
        GWRRA Life Member

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        • #5
          Wheels,
          are you down here for Biketoberfest now? if so where are you going to be around noon tomorrow (Sat.)
          Jack & Jolene on a GL1800/Champion Trike out of Silver Springs, FL.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by srt8-in-largo View Post
            Huh. Necessity is the mother of invention. Well done!

            Not sure how your regular setup works... but I feel for ya. This is one of the most finicky trannies I've run across... very touchy and sensitive.

            I have used the Pingel Electric Shifter since day one and on my original one, with the old bike, it lasted over 178,000 miles and gush knows how many cycles. While I have reported about my current problems with this new to me Trike/Bike, it was amazing to finally see what I think the problem was and I plan to share a post about it so as to serve as an FYI for others. I rode all weekend while down at the Oyster festival and once I made my final adjustment to the shifter, it worked great.

            BUT, I will not leave home without my new trusty dusty color matched "accessory" just in case. LOL
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            Why sweat the leg thing when I can still ride a Goldwing
            Member of the Hann-Amigo Trio

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            • #7
              Hey Wheels, is there a way to mount a mouthpiece on your back up shifter? That way you could keep both hands on the handlebars and speedshift with just a nod of the head.
              Just a thought I had.
              2012 Goldwing CSC Viper Trike
              Retired MSF Instructor

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              • #8
                I did offer to let you use my fold-up cane...:p

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ssncob View Post
                  I did offer to let you use my fold-up cane...:p

                  Yes you did, and it was great appreciated, but I felt it was best that you hold onto it.
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                  Why sweat the leg thing when I can still ride a Goldwing
                  Member of the Hann-Amigo Trio

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Grandpa1 View Post
                    Hey Wheels, is there a way to mount a mouthpiece on your back up shifter? That way you could keep both hands on the handlebars and speedshift with just a nod of the head.
                    Just a thought I had.

                    I'm sure you would agree that with such a beautiful smile as mine, and given that I am always smiling, it might be best to avoid such an "accommodation." However, I am happy to see that someone outside the ranks of us disabled trikers is looking to find ways to try and do something good for my fellow disabled riders so I would welcome your efforts to come up with solutions that would better serve a person with a disability that would like to ride or return to riding. Looking forward to your efforts and contributions.
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                    Why sweat the leg thing when I can still ride a Goldwing
                    Member of the Hann-Amigo Trio

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                    • #11
                      Wheels, do you use this shifter with or without using the clutch, after take off?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Haste Maker View Post
                        Wheels, do you use this shifter with or without using the clutch, after take off?

                        When you purchase the Pingel, you get an electronic interrupt module that will allow you to shift without the clutch, however I advise against installing it on these big girls. I have heard of several instances where those that did, dropped their transmissions in about 10,000 miles or so.

                        I always clutch given that for me, that is part of what makes it motorcycling.
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                        Why sweat the leg thing when I can still ride a Goldwing
                        Member of the Hann-Amigo Trio

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Wheels View Post


                          I'm sure you would agree that with such a beautiful smile as mine, and given that I am always smiling, it might be best to avoid such an "accommodation." However, I am happy to see that someone outside the ranks of us disabled trikers is looking to find ways to try and do something good for my fellow disabled riders so I would welcome your efforts to come up with solutions that would better serve a person with a disability that would like to ride or return to riding. Looking forward to your efforts and contributions.
                          I too am disabled. I am totally deaf. I have two cochlear implants that let me hear some. Some say I meet the criteria of actually being "deaf and dumb". Could be.
                          I returned to riding after many years of not wanting to ride without being able to hear outside noises such as sirens or horns. The cochlear implants gave me back my life to a certain degree and I am thankful.
                          Let us disabled people show the world we can laugh at ourselves and still be a part of the living world.
                          I applaud you and your efforts!
                          2012 Goldwing CSC Viper Trike
                          Retired MSF Instructor

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Grandpa1 View Post

                            I too am disabled. I am totally deaf. I have two cochlear implants that let me hear some. Some say I meet the criteria of actually being "deaf and dumb". Could be.
                            I returned to riding after many years of not wanting to ride without being able to hear outside noises such as sirens or horns. The cochlear implants gave me back my life to a certain degree and I am thankful.
                            Let us disabled people show the world we can laugh at ourselves and still be a part of the living world.
                            I applaud you and your efforts!
                            Back in the day I wwent to an all disabled school and in high school I had a crush on a girl who had a hearing iimpairment. I learned sign language and really impressed myself with what I could do with my hands . congrats to you for returning to riding. Ride safe.
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                            Why sweat the leg thing when I can still ride a Goldwing
                            Member of the Hann-Amigo Trio

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                            • #15
                              Great idea Jim, but it blends in with the bike too much. How about something in Hi-Viz Yellow?

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                              • #16
                                Headed down that road and will need shift assist as some point. Good to know about the potentiL problems and solutions ahead of time.

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                                • #17
                                  I can't believe someone had the same idea as me... sort of... I had a police baton that expanded far enough to function just like your fishing net pole. yours looks more cool though

                                  I have the exact same problem with the pingel... stuck if 4 or 5th gear.. . makes for a rough start from the stoplight

                                  Oorah!

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by mcmister View Post
                                    I can't believe someone had the same idea as me... sort of... I had a police baton that expanded far enough to function just like your fishing net pole. yours looks more cool though

                                    I have the exact same problem with the pingel... stuck if 4 or 5th gear.. . makes for a rough start from the stoplight

                                    Oorah!

                                    I keep it in the trunk as backup and have only needed it twice. I have found over the years that the Pingel needs some attention every now and again so I make it a point to check it once a month or so to ensure that all the set screws are tight, and that the alignment still looks good.

                                    Check your alignment to make sure it is not binding at all.
                                    __________________________________________________ __________

                                    Why sweat the leg thing when I can still ride a Goldwing
                                    Member of the Hann-Amigo Trio

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by mcmister View Post
                                      I can't believe someone had the same idea as me... sort of... I had a police baton that expanded far enough to function just like your fishing net pole. yours looks more cool though

                                      I have the exact same problem with the pingel... stuck if 4 or 5th gear.. . makes for a rough start from the stoplight

                                      Oorah!
                                      Welcome aboard, mcmister! S/F!
                                      2008 Red GW1800 -- NRA Life Member - American Legion PUFL, American Legion Riders
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