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post #1 of 15 Old 09-24-2009, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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Back in the saddle again!

The Honda dealer just called, my bike is finally ready to go.Three weeks and $2,600 dollars after my spill. Going to pick it up at lunch. Will try to ride it home myself but not sure if the knee will cooperate. I think I can shift gears just not sure if I can bend my leg enough to get my foot on the peg. The dealer has offered to have one of their guys ride it home for me if I can't. (I live pretty close). It sure will be nice to see my bike sitting in the garage again even if I can't ride it just yet! I was starting to have withdrawls.
I can at least look at it now!

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post #2 of 15 Old 09-24-2009, 10:21 AM
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Cool, congrats on getting it back. Dont push it if your body isnt ready, or you may end up needing even more time to recover!

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post #3 of 15 Old 09-24-2009, 10:25 AM
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Steve - Glad to hear your bike is coming home. However, do not ride it if you have to push yourself in anyway. You are still healing and your bike can wait for you to be fully healed to ride it. Trust me, it pays to take the time to heal from injury.

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post #4 of 15 Old 09-24-2009, 10:33 AM
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Good news! Good luck buddy.

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post #5 of 15 Old 09-24-2009, 10:45 AM
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That's good news Steve. Please take it easy and allow sufficient time for the healing process.

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post #7 of 15 Old 09-24-2009, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys, I'm definitely gonna take it slow. I'll also be wearing new knee/shin armor in addition to all my other gear. Don't wanna go through that kinda knee pain again. Gear made all the difference in my crash. I would either be dead or still in the hospital undergoing skin grafts without it.
All things considered, I came out smelling like a rose.

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post #8 of 15 Old 09-24-2009, 11:36 AM
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I'm still thinking knee armour would be a good idea.

I know it's going to be hard to stay off that thing, but that's what you need to do.

Heal well, Best o Luck.

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post #9 of 15 Old 09-24-2009, 11:51 AM
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Congrats on getting the bike back, Mayday. I'll add my voice to the chorus telling you to take your time and heal up right before hopping back on. You wouldn't want to crash again just because you had to ride the bike with your left foot on the frame slider.

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post #10 of 15 Old 09-24-2009, 12:36 PM
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Congrats! Take is slow and easy to get yourself back in the groove. Enjoy


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post #11 of 15 Old 09-24-2009, 01:01 PM
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Good news Steve! Take it easy on that knee though, sounds like you're not quite at full strength yet. I understand the desire though, going to be tough to stay off the bikes in a couple of weeks when my knee starts feeling better.

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glad your up and runnings steve

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post #13 of 15 Old 09-27-2009, 08:50 AM
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Congrats on having your ride back.
just my Have the shop guy ride your bike home no matter how you feel about it.
Knees are a fickle joint to screw with. You will feel better that the joint is doing. Don't push it. You won't know how bad it really is until your knee gives out unexpectedly.(I've been doing X-Rays for 35+ years )
It would be a shame to drop your scooter right after it has been fixed.

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Yeah, I was just in the garage staring at the bikes, was able to swing my leg up over the FJR and climb on from the wrong side because it's stable on the center stand, but can't bend my knee enough to get it on the peg yet. I know as soon as I get some more flexibility I'll be itching to ride, but have to regain strength before I feel safe holding up a bike.

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post #15 of 15 Old 09-27-2009, 11:28 AM
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Glad she's coming back to you! I feel ya on the withdrawals...used to make me clench my teeth with desire to ride when I was laid up and heard a bike engine off in the distance.

Fight it by holding still, and heal stronger and wiser than before!

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