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to soon a word of advice

Postby squirrel » Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:59 am



after breaking my ankle and having screws and plates inserted 4 months ago and lots of physio i thought i could get back on my wing as i can walk (sort of) so sat on bike weight bearing its all good of for a bimble stopped at lights foot down = pain= dropped bike .not much damage except to my pride . morale of the story don't ride before you can walk :-(



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Re: to soon a word of advice

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:46 am

squirrel wrote:after breaking my ankle and having screws and plates inserted 4 months ago and lots of physio i thought i could get back on my wing as i can walk (sort of) so sat on bike weight bearing its all good of for a bimble stopped at lights foot down = pain= dropped bike .not much damage except to my pride . morale of the story don't ride before you can walk :-(


I'm just like you, I'd be sorely tempted to get out on my bike long before I'm ready. :) Perhaps a brace or something on your ankle to take the load would work while riding?

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Re: to soon a word of advice

Postby thrasherg » Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:56 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
squirrel wrote:after breaking my ankle and having screws and plates inserted 4 months ago and lots of physio i thought i could get back on my wing as i can walk (sort of) so sat on bike weight bearing its all good of for a bimble stopped at lights foot down = pain= dropped bike .not much damage except to my pride . morale of the story don't ride before you can walk :-(


I'm just like you, I'd be sorely tempted to get out on my bike long before I'm ready. :) Perhaps a brace or something on your ankle to take the load would work while riding?


Or maybe just wait a few more weeks!! Why rush it? You will have plenty of time to ride in the future, let the break heal correctly.. :o

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Re: to soon a word of advice

Postby minimac » Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:12 am

Just lean to the good leg side, you Wuss! :D

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Re: to soon a word of advice

Postby Sidcar » Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:31 am

Fit a sidecar, problem solved. :D

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Re: to soon a word of advice

Postby HALBUDD » Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:41 pm

Squirrel, I know the feeling I fractured my tibula and tore some stuff in my left knee on the 26th of May so I have been off work and cant ride. I did go out today and start her up as I have not been out to the garage since the accident. I have about two weeks left till I can go back to work and then Im going for a ride 1up at first just to see how things work out. Dont want to try it with the wife until I know that I can handle it. Hope you get back to riding soon----------------------------------Hal
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Re: to soon a word of advice

Postby Bob Myers » Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:49 pm

Sidcar wrote:Fit a sidecar, problem solved. :D

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Re: to soon a word of advice

Postby patbrandon1 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:57 am

I've had three surgeries on moving parts. First on my knee, second on my shoulder, and most recently April 16th had a total hip replacement. The first two I was younger and not as familiar with what can go wrong if I pushed it too fast.

This time I did exactly as was told to do by the Dr. and Physio Therapist. Once I was given permission to ride again, (about two weeks ago), I signed up for a course offered by my local community college for motorcycle safety. It costs $25 and was 20 hours. Four hours of classroom, and sixteen hours of riding. They supplied the bikes, and they were in great working order. I rode a 93 Nighthawk. It worked great for me to get back on track and test my hip without risking too much.

In my experience, it was worth doing it without pushing it. I can now ride my Goldwing with all the confidence I ever had, and then some. I'm also happy I took the safety course, because I got reinder pointers on how to stay safe, and actually learned some new things too.

Just wanted to share some personal experience with this issue. I wish you well and hope you will be careful.

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Re: to soon a word of advice

Postby squirrel » Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:24 pm

thanks for replys+suggestions going to give it another 2-3 weeks meantime the wing is getting very.shiny as thats all i can do because she runs like a dream with no issues ( should i have that )




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