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post #1 of 13 Old 07-22-2016, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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riders with aftermarket hip

I'm wondering if there's bikers out there with replacement hips and how they are getting along while riding.
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post #2 of 13 Old 07-22-2016, 02:09 PM
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I no responses here pretty sure there are some on the BurgmanUSA site.


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post #3 of 13 Old 07-23-2016, 09:22 AM
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That's the only part of me that doesn't hurt!

After surgery I did not start riding for 3 months per the doctors orders.
The reason was to make sure the implant was completely graphed to the bone. For the first 9 to 12 months I would think about how I stressed my hip, coming to a stop and setting my feet down. I found myself forgetting all about it after that and about the only time I think about it is when going through a security check like at the airport.

I did all the stretching exercises recommended by my surgeon and that really helped in recovery. I still do mild stretching exercises daly. Not for that hip as much as the other parts that are getting old!

I ride both a HD touring bike and a sport bike. No difference, no pain, no special procedures, I treat it like I did before surgery. If you just had it or need it. Go for it!
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post #4 of 13 Old 07-23-2016, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
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I no responses here pretty sure there are some on the BurgmanUSA site.
Say what??... I would like to hear from real motorcyclist's and their experiences. Nothing against scooter's

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post #5 of 13 Old 07-25-2016, 11:38 AM
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That hip business is tricky. Since one is not suppose to move the affected area in certain ways getting on and off the bike could be awkward. especially if you had a foot slip of hit some loose stuff
My wife was OK with one hip replacement getting in and out of a sidecar but after the second was installed she didn't have the movement to be a passenger anymore.
Depends on how young and repairable you are. If you heal fast and are in good muscle tone, getting back to riding may not be a problem.
If you are in geezerhood, it might be an unpleasant ordeal.
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post #6 of 13 Old 07-25-2016, 03:45 PM
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Say what??... I would like to hear from real motorcyclist's and their experiences.
REAL motorcyclists!!!!???? most of the riders there including myself have decades of riding experience on hundreds of different machines including the Burgman 650 which can run circles around most "real motorcycles".
Next time one of these blows you off the line or in the twists just recall it's not a real motorcycle.



You''re given a good source for information and you diss it......what a joke.
Ignorance knows no bounds apparently.


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The step thru feature of the scooter design would facilitate those with hip issues.
Folks I know that had Burgmans' really liked them.
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post #8 of 13 Old 07-26-2016, 07:05 AM
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Had a hip replacement in 2002 when I was 59. Got back on my cruiser after 12 weeks and all has been good, but I was careful for quite a while. Since then I have done a lot of touring, both here in New Zealand and in Australia on a wide variety of bikes. Don't even think about it now.
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I ride with a friend who had a hip replacement within the last year or two. He's going on a 4k+ mile trip this September and has been riding the same ST1100 for a very long time.
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post #10 of 13 Old 07-26-2016, 01:35 PM
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A foot peg lowering kit from AdventureTech should help relax your hip a bit, it helped me out.
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