wrist surgery follow-up


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wrist surgery follow-up

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Well, I went to see my surgeon that did the surgery on my right wrist and hand, and we both came to the conclusion that the surgery I had back in June didn't work, so he gave me 2 choices, 1st, I could have a 2nd surgery that would entail fusing all the bones in my wrist and hand and never have use of my right hand for the rest of my life, or 2, I can have another cast put on my arm so I can have limited use of my thumb and fingers. My choice was obvious, I'll be wearing a cast for the rest of my life and have it changed every 6 months.

My motorcycle riding days are officially over. I'll never be able to ride again, so my pride and joy is now DEFINITELY up for sale. I have well over $5,000 invested into it, but I'll take $1000.00 just to get rid of it. I would much rather see someone else ride it than watch it sit under a bike cover on my front porch foyer every time I walk out my front door. IF anyone is interested, they can contact me thru this website for any particulars you want to know about the bike.

Thanks, and wishing everyone a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING,

Stuart.


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So sorry to hear this Stuart. I hope you aren't in too much pain.

I'd suggest posting an ad post (with pictures!) in the For Sale forum, it will get a lot more visibility there.
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Hey Scott. Hope you and yours had a nice Thanksgiving. Yeah, that's what I'm thinking about doing. I'd rather see someone else get some enjoyment with it as much as I did. Give me a few days to get used to typing "one-handed" and I'll post an ad with photos.

Take care,

Stuart.
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Re: wrist surgery follow-up

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Hi Stuart,

I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving, and I'm sorry to hear of your injuries and thank my lucky stars that at my age I am still reasonably intact, healthwise. I lost use of my right hand for about six months in 2004 due to "Radial Nerve Palsy", I could still clench things with my fingers but could not open my fingers. Kinda weird, I could grab things tightly but couldn't splay out my fingers in a flat hand, and had a limp wrist I couldn't raise. Radial nerve in my mid-upper arm. Came on suddenly, no surgery to fix, the nerve repaired itself with time. Took about 6 months to return to semi-normal....

The '86 SEi is an injector model, no?

I already have three bikes in the garage, the 1100, 1500 and Deb's '81 750 Virago. Owned and sold a '77 GL1000 'Wing, but never owned or ridden a 1200. Haven't even thought about any of the 1800's yet, and it's said they won't fit my tall lanky body anyway.

This might be the "Holiday Weekend Beers" thinking, but I'm half tempted to go to Arizona and drive your 1200 home. Would be hard to refuse a well cared-for machine at your asking price. I really don't need another bike, but I didn't say I was intact mentally..... :lol:

I might still be thinking about this when the beers wear off.... Post pic's and details when you can.

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Good morning Mark. I have to be perfectly honest with you about this bike. As it sits right now, it's not ready to be ridden. The jackass that i paid to repaint it did some things to it that I didn't really appreciate. After spending months rewiring all the electrics, he instead of simply unplugging everything decided to just cut all the wires. There are still some wires that need to be reconnected like the left rear tail/signal lights, right rear speaker, license plate light, the front fender needs repainting, front cornering lights, the "add-on" horns and the lights on the lower front air dam which i replaced with new ones. The bike WILL start up and run, but it would need to be trailered to its next destination. Because of my surgery and the cast on my right arm, I'm not able to finish it. I have a LOT of spare parts and everything thats needed to finish it. I have all the emblems, badges and other parts that will go with the bike to its new owner.

If you want to see pics of it, you can find them in some of my other posts including the one that says "Aspy engine replacement" and you can see the progress I've made with it. Here is a list of what I've done to the bike.

Engine replacement, '85 1200 CFI from another LTD with 71,000 miles on it, and the bike shows 86,000.
rebuilt front forks, seals, boots and fluid
rebuilt all brake calipers and new brake pads
new clutch disks
rebuilt clutch slave cylinder
new starter clutch pins, springs
new starter and starter gear
new alternator and flywheel
added new rear saddlebag stop/running lights
new aftermarket horns
new front headlight
new windshield WITH electric windshield wiper
new tires, front wheel bearings
repaint entire bike
needs pin strips put back on (which i have)
both side view mirrors
new style (MOFFET) voltage regulator/rectifier mounted inside left rear saddlebag
still have the lower rear light bumper, not installed
new battery which will need to be recharged from sitting.

I will give you all the parts needed to finish it including $400 dollars' worth of paint and supplies and many spare parts, but it WILL need to be trailered. There is a lien on the bike which I will pay off so I can get the title for you.

The avatar pic that you see is what the bike looks like now with the fresh paint.

If you're still interested, let me know.

Stuart.


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