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BAD LEGS NEED HELP ..

Postby brentsboats » Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:28 pm



OK u guys and gals ,,I need some help please .. I have some very serious issues with my legs and i need to find a gl1500 to sit on before i go out and buy one ..So is there anyone near 01035 ,Hadley ,Mass .. i wont take up to much of your time ,,I just need to sit on a gl1500 for a little bit .As some of you may know ,,or not ,,i have 2 great running and looking goldwings ,A 1982 gl1100 naked and a 1986 gl1200 thats in the process of making her look and ride like new again . This year ,,it is my goal to take a cross country and zig zag trip all around this land of ours . I must admit ,my legs really turn to crap after a few hundred miles on any one of the 2 bikes ,, So i need to test sit on a gl1500 , a vtx.. and i hate to say it ,,but it caught my eye ,,A Vulcan nomad ,,around the year 2000.. .So if any of you live near me ,,please let me come to your house and sit on a gl1500 ,or vtx,or Vulcan nomad .. If by chance ,,i end up with a Kawi ..i promise to add honda stickers .. ...and by the way ,,the snow around here just wont stop ,, never mind the cold ,, .Think Spring .. ,,ps anyone need a boat? http://www.sunkboat.com


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Re: BAD LEGS NEED HELP ..

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:38 pm

I can't help you with your desire to sit on a GL1500, but I can't help but wonder if you're close enough to a dealership that may have a used bike on their showroom, that they'd let you sit on as a perspective buyer?? It doesn't have to be a Honda Dealer, of course, but a few phone calls may put you in touch with a dealer that has one sitting that you can try on for size.

I never owned a Kawasaki motorcycle. I did a *little* research into the Vulcan 1500 before buying my Goldwing, and from what I found, I decided against buying one because the engines scared me a little. I don't know if the Nomad has any history of engine issues, but there seemed to be enough evidence of trouble with the 1500 cc model to put me off looking further.

Sorry about the trouble with your legs. I have a few nagging physical ailments that bother me from time to time, but nothing serious enough I can't do most of the things I could when I was younger... I just have to do most of the heavy lifting a lot slower and more carefully than I used to do. Maybe if I had taken better care of myself when I was young, my back wouldn't be as much of a mess as it is now.

brentsboats wrote:OK u guys and gals ,,I need some help please .. I have some very serious issues with my legs and i need to find a gl1500 to sit on before i go out and buy one ..So is there anyone near 01035 ,Hadley ,Mass .. i wont take up to much of your time ,,I just need to sit on a gl1500 for a little bit .As some of you may know ,,or not ,,i have 2 great running and looking goldwings ,A 1982 gl1100 naked and a 1986 gl1200 thats in the process of making her look and ride like new again . This year ,,it is my goal to take a cross country and zig zag trip all around this land of ours . I must admit ,my legs really turn to crap after a few hundred miles on any one of the 2 bikes ,, So i need to test sit on a gl1500 , a vtx.. and i hate to say it ,,but it caught my eye ,,A Vulcan nomad ,,around the year 2000.. .So if any of you live near me ,,please let me come to your house and sit on a gl1500 ,or vtx,or Vulcan nomad .. If by chance ,,i end up with a Kawi ..i promise to add honda stickers .. ...and by the way ,,the snow around here just wont stop ,, never mind the cold ,, .Think Spring .. ,,ps anyone need a boat? http://www.sunkboat.com
I am wrong as often as I am right concerning what is wrong with someone else' motorcycle without having seen the machine in person. Guessing with limited information, as to the source of the trouble, is sketchy at best.

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Re: BAD LEGS NEED HELP ..

Postby brentsboats » Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:55 pm

I have checked with every dealer near me ,, no good ,,if i travel a hundred miles i can sit on a 95 wing and a royal star ,, I have tried a bran new wing ,, 2015 ,,not enough room for me .. So still looking for someone who has a 89 to 95 wing and anyone who might have the same in a kawie . or vtx .. As for Kawi motors ,, i have not even looked up any issues that they might have . I think any bike and any make will have problems if you dont take care of them .. As for me ,i wont buy bran new ..And i do not mind getting my hands dirty . So please keep that in mind if you know of anyone looking to sell any make or model of a 1500 bike .. BFC
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Re: BAD LEGS NEED HELP ..

Postby Mag » Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:21 pm

Ok...obviously I am way too far away, or I would offer you to sit on my bike. Normal position your feet sit a bit behind your knees, but some highway boards are the best way to stretch out.

That being said, I had a 1500 Vulcan. It was a massive thumper of a vtwin. Neat about the bike is that it has a lot of guts to it. With highway pegs, I could really stretch out. What started getting to me was the buzzing through the handlebars. Typical vtwin vibration. So, just sitting on a vtwin is not going to get you what you want....you need to take a vtwin out for a two hour ride and see after that if you can handle it.

I know with my time on my twins, I made it back to a wing....way larger on the highway, runs like on a rail. My personal opinion, but definitely go sit....those nomads are sweet.

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Re: BAD LEGS NEED HELP ..

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:52 am

I had a Nomad, comfortable bike, very nice motorcycle, it had one problem I didn't like, I'd go about 90 miles before the fuel light would come on... I hated that...Everything else was great about the bike...(2003) Nomad I had.

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Re: BAD LEGS NEED HELP ..

Postby brentsboats » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:44 am

Maybe that vibration is what i need to keep the blood flowing ? Anyone want some snow ? It just wont stop /. And its damm cold too ..
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Re: BAD LEGS NEED HELP ..

Postby themainviking » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:59 am

brentsboats wrote:Maybe that vibration is what i need to keep the blood flowing ? Anyone want some snow ? It just wont stop /. And its damm cold too ..


Or an extra wheel perhaps, so you cannot drop the bike? That is probably the route I would go if I had your leg problems.
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Re: BAD LEGS NEED HELP ..

Postby brentsboats » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:20 am

I drove a 3 wheeler last summer ,, I am just not ready for that .Ill miss the feel of the turns to much . I did add about 2 inches to my seat on the gl1200 ,,and it really helped .Just not quite enough . I might even play around with the shifter and brake peddles to see if a can find away to move them more forward . I will be going to NH on thursday and sit on a few bikes. Weather permitting .But they say it will snow . My problem with the legs is i cant keep them behind my knees . They already have 8 stents and iam do to go in the hospital on the 25th for 2 more for the upper body . My plan is to get out of dodge when spring comes . I want to travel every state and parts of Canada . As it stands now iam only good to ride about 250 miles and then the legs just cant take anymore .
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Re: BAD LEGS NEED HELP ..

Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:33 am

ya know, I read somewhere and saw a video about a company that makes "landing gear wheels" for some of the larger bikes like for the Goldwings and the Electra glides. they attach to the bottom of the bike and come down and touch the ground when the bike hits a certain speed, (10mph or below), and retract I think after 15mph. from what I remember, the price was somewhere around $2,500 for the kit with an axillary handlebar mounted switch. very pricy, but excellent for someone that has bad legs and need help with stabilizing the bike at red lights and stop signs. let me see if I can find it and I'll post a link to it. ok, I found the link, here it is...............www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbW7wlb9FM0 if you cant click on the link, copy and paste it into a new window.

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Re: BAD LEGS NEED HELP ..

Postby brentsboats » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:17 am

Thanks for the info,,my problem is not to keep the bike upright ,My problem is my legs are noted for getting clots . And when i have them bent like they are while sittiing they really start to hurt behind the knees . I have had enough rotor rooter to last a life time and i wish not to go threw it again .Xeralto is working its magic ,and i wish to keep it that way .
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Re: BAD LEGS NEED HELP ..

Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:29 am

sorry to hear that Brent. I also have a problem with my left knee. I had to have surgery on it from an on the job injury I sustained 20 years ago that I waited all this time to have fixed. if im going on a ride, even if its just 5 or 10 miles, my knee starts to burn. I had 2 meniscus tares repaired and a few bone spurs removed and it was done over a year ago and im still having problems with it. cant sit for too long, or walk even 1 block without having to stop and rest. but hey, I look at it this way, for what happened, im lucky im still here to talk about it.

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Re: BAD LEGS NEED HELP ..

Postby jim mccarty » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:42 am

Try checking to see if there are any GWRRA chapters in your area. I'm sure some of them have 1500's & would let you sit on it to see if it works for you.

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Re: BAD LEGS NEED HELP ..

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:21 am

I suspect the GL1500 would be better for you. I know my knees would get sore on my GL1100 after a couple of hours, as my feet were farther behind my knees. That has never happened on the GL1500. I would also recommend you look at one with highway pegs, so that you can keep your legs moving around, and not stuck in one position for long periods of time.

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Re: BAD LEGS NEED HELP ..

Postby golden highway » Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:41 pm

Have you looked into the Yamaha venture




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