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Post by GRAPEAPE94 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:19 am

Well, the doctor gave me some bad news yesturday. I had a severe heart attack a week and a half ago and with the triple bypass that he had to perform he told me that I had better quit riding. I tried to talk him out of it but he said at my age (67) it just would not be adviseable. Therefore my '06 wing is going up for sale. I bought it brand new on Oct 15 2005 and love it. It has very few options, just the comfort group and premium audio. It is just broken in at 82,000 highway miles. If anyone is interested I am in S.W. Fl. My e-mail is GRAPEAPE94@MSN.COM

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Post by thrasherg » Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:57 am

Sorry to hear about the bad news, could you trike it and keep riding? I assume the doctor will let you drive a car, so i doubt a trike is any more risky than a car for you to drive? Whatever you decide to do, I wish you good luck..


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Post by GRAPEAPE94 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:38 am

I would love to trike it but finances prohibit that option

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Post by WA9FWT » Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:22 pm

GRAPEAPE94 wrote:I would love to trike it but finances prohibit that option
I triked my old 82 A and love it. Well we call it a Trike, but has 4 wheels with the add on kit.cost was $3500
3500 hundred.And I can tell you we love it. Age is 73 just a few days ago....

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Post by ka4yqi » Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:10 am

Man, I think I find me another doctor and see what he says. I have had 2 heart attacks and one lead to have a stent put in. So far he just tell me to be careful on the motorcycle. Just tell him there is a lots more older motorcyclists than old doctors. You will know when it time to give it up. So my friend, which even you do, good luck and godspeed.

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Post by WingAdmin » Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:46 am

Not great news, sorry to hear about it. But when it comes down to it, you have to weigh your loves against your loved (ones). Riding is always a risk. Here's hoping you have no more setbacks, and perhaps can work yourself back into the saddle!

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Post by druidcat1115 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:51 am

I had a seven vessel bipass in 2001. It took about six months to get my upper body strenght back but other than that I never stopped riding and the doctor never sugggested that I do. Everyone is different but maybe all you need to do is ask another doctor.

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Post by themainviking » Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:07 am

Yep, I agree with alla these fellers, and not with your doctor especially, although he is your health care provider, and he either knows your overall health is not up to it, or he hates motorcycles like a lot of doctors do. I do not see where as motorcycling is hazardous to the heart. I am 64, and if I was in your shoes, the last thing in life I would give up would be my bike, but then I have been riding for 50 years now. My bikes have always been my stress relief. I can think of NOTHING better for my heart than a nice long cruise down the road with the wind in my face, and I am not about to take parachuting back up to get that feeling. The only suggestion I have if you keep the bike is - "If you begin to lose control of the bike while stopped or moving slowly, DON'T try to save it." That way you won't stress your heart unduly.

Nuff said - the choice is yours.

I would be sorry to see you leave the biking community. We need all the old farts we can get to keep some semblance of sanity here..... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Oh and a P.S.: Y'all do realize that sixty is the new forty, right?
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Post by twostrokes48 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:02 pm

I'm going to have to go along with everyone else..I have had two heart attacks myself..throw in some back fusion, bad knees, and bad elbows to the point they want to do two surgeries on the Left elbow alone. Every doctor I ever talked to told me I shouln't be riding. Why?? because they are doctors and most have worked in an ER at some time or another. As an RN, I have heard it from every doctor I ever worked around whenever I mention I ride.....

Ask your doctor exactly why he doesn't want you to ride?? Also you need to go by the way you feel, your strength and any signs of shortness of breath, or chest pain when you are active. Ask doc to put you on an exercise program to start rebuilding your strength. If all else fails, I agree with going with a trike. There are used tow-pac systems available for a couple grand. A year savings while building up your strength would work out fine. I'm 65 and hope to get at least another 10 years of riding. I have had a history of heart problems since I was 30. That was my first..

Wish you the best, and my motto is more along the lines of living instead of existing...
age 65 and counting.

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