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post #21 of 82 Old 11-26-2012, 11:43 PM
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'A season ender for certain'

that says that you believe riding is in your future. I bet you will bounce back. Good luck and we'll see you on the trail.

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post #22 of 82 Old 11-27-2012, 10:03 AM
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Get well soon!
I expect to see you in the next NE Stromtrooper Rally.
Think positive and be strong and you'll be there

As for riding, I'm sure that electric shifting can be done on a Wee using a solonoid that pulls-pushes the gear lever, by electronic control from handle bars, e.g. right or left hand thumb, while left hand operates clutch as usual

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post #23 of 82 Old 11-27-2012, 10:53 AM
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Zow, I hope you adapt well and keep on motorcycling.
I've got a stent in the heart and my daughter has a few in her brain, crappy veins!
If I were to get a prosthetic, I think I'd go for a Peg like Ahab for around the the rally sites.
I had paraplegic friends that continued riding but with sidecars. I do know of one fellow that still rides and has a prosthetic leg. He still rides a solo bike.
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post #24 of 82 Old 11-27-2012, 03:28 PM
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Sorry for your life difficulty

Be aggressive with your physical and occupational therapy

Which leg, I guess its the left because of the "shifting issues"

You may also look at a right side kick stand
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post #25 of 82 Old 11-27-2012, 03:33 PM
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Sorry life pitched you a curve ball. Good luck sir.

BTW Motorcycle Consumer News just did a write up on Hondas new NC700 do it all bike. Sounds like a nice alternative to the wee and close to the same in weight and power. It is available with a fully automatic transmission which includes a paddle shifter. Its an auto with gears wimpy belt system. Maybe one of those parked by your bedside will cheer you up.

They went all gaa gaa over it.

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post #26 of 82 Old 11-27-2012, 03:45 PM
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Very sorry to hear about this. I hope it heals well and the prosthetic works well. Maybe an auto shift.

I know a guy with a prosthetic leg who still rides, has hand controls, and was back to work in 10 months.

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post #27 of 82 Old 11-27-2012, 03:50 PM
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That's a rough bit of news. Hoping you'll be back on two wheels when you feel inclined, and that the recovery will be manageable for you.

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post #28 of 82 Old 11-27-2012, 04:25 PM
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Wow - I can't believe what happened to you (and you prolly can't either!)....

Just from reading your posts, I can't imagine you'll be off the bike for good, in fact, you'll probably be more motivated than ever to get right back in the fray. As a previous poster mentioned - that new Honda 700 autoshifter adventure bike, might just be the ticket (and, it's less spendy than the Strom)...

Heal well, and take your time, don't rush it.

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post #29 of 82 Old 11-27-2012, 04:28 PM
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My pal "Yak" has a steel rod instead of bone for a left leg. No knee joint at all, but he still rides. He put a Pingle shifter on his HD so he didn't have to shift with his foot. He's a lousy rider, but at least he's still out there!

Good luck and a speed-e recovery!

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post #30 of 82 Old 11-27-2012, 04:29 PM
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So sorry to hear about your situation! Modern prosthetics have come a long way, I have no doubt you'll be riding again. You might need to go with the NC700x or Aprilia Mana.

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