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Well Fed Up, Craapy Health Means Looks Like Selling My Scooter :(

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by DRAGONBAIT666, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. DRAGONBAIT666

    DRAGONBAIT666 Posting Addict

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    Sigh, thought I could get back into biking so bought a Honda 250cc scooter, great lil thing but due to my health looks like I may have sell it, damaged my coccyx few yrs back and bust my right elbow too (seperate incidents), so it's painful riding, looks like I need accept I can't anymore, sucks big time so thought I would have a final moan about it before listing scooti, dammit, always something init. grrr
     
  2. PumpnGun

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    I feel for you DB having to give up 2 Wheels, I was 67 a few weeks ago and it's something I often think about, my Health and Fitness is pretty good at the moment but, you don't know what's around the corner, she watches me like an Hawk when I'm manoeuvring the Bike about in the Garage, she's looking for any signs of weakness and she'll pounce, she's never liked me having a Bike, I retired a couple of years ago and haven't Driven anything on 4 Wheels and I have no intentions of doing so but, like you I'd be gutted to give up the Bike.
    Once again, I'm sorry to hear this and completely understand where your coming from..:(

    Regards
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  3. bucketboy

    bucketboy Very Active

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    Keep the bike, just fit one of these


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    Bb
     
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    It seems like only the other week you were excited about getting one DRAGONBAIT666, sad to hear you now had to pack it in though health problems.

    Keep shooting and enjoy:thumb:
     
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    If the donut pillow might damage your street cred :D, it might be worth trying sheepskin. I found it made a significant difference to the discomfort level. And what about a neoprene support for the elbow?
    I've recently downsized to a 300cc scoot as the weight of the bike was becoming a hazard. It was downsize or stop riding, and I really didn't want to do that.
     
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    Also elbow i bust yrs back is now playing up. Getting weaker.
    It’s a combination of many factors. I wear padded cycling shorts under biking gear. Also seat isn’t standard it’s memory foam. Naa all in all time to say enough enough n face facts. Could be worse. I could be old fat bald n ugly.
    Aw heck. Just looked in mirror. :( :(
     
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    Know the feeling, my bike had to go when my knee got real bad, promised myself I'd get another or a scooter when I'd had a knee replacement. Took 18 months wait for the op and 2 and a half years since and I still can't ride, now waiting for the replacement to be replaced :( . Resigned myself to not riding again so spending more time shooting:hunting:
     
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    Reduced health sucks mate. My hobbies n activities have dwindled so much. Used do some amazing calligraphy but can’t now. Still shooting for now but not been for few months. May buy new gun outta bike sale cash
     
  9. Lev Levvin

    Lev Levvin Beast of Bodmin !!

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    I’m hanging on to my goldwing as long as I can...

    But I know my deteriorating health will make me sell it eventually

    Maybe

    Or I might keep it and polish it

    Like I do now :thumb:
     
  10. TrickyDicky

    TrickyDicky Life in the slow lane

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    Not nice having to give anything up due to health issues...i actually gave up riding full time in 2001 because i have Spondylitis of the neck and it got too painful to ride any distance, But forward to three years ago when i inherited the Trident i just had to try again and things had improved (or just got num with my neck) and i dont have too much problem even my bad knees and the replacement haven't stopped me riding again.

    I do worry about other idiots and the prospect of being knocked off but still reasonably confident in my riding skills and the wife still really enjoys being passenger so i guess i will just trust to luck as i always have done....67 next month and not about to give up just yet.;)
     
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    feel yr pain DB, i also broke my elbow a few yrs ago,plays up often!!!! i ride a vespa t5 but due to a hernia opp last year i been off the road as i just couldnt kick start it due to the surgery. i have had a few problems with the healing process,wound opening back up etc...but i recently had a steroid jab into the wound area ,and it was awful for fist two weeks but i actually feel a lot better now..so hopefully i will be back on two wheels again soon.....this getting old is not all it's cracked up to be.............
     
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    Wild Bill Replica Airgun Enthusiast

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    In 2014 I crashed my R6 track bike at Barn corner at Cadwell Park. Shattered my right collarbone, now have a new titanium one, broke right elbow and right wrist and had a few other injuries including bad nerve damage. I suffer really bad arthritis in these areas now as well as my right ankle I shattered in 7 places in the 1980's which still has some pins holding it together and my left arm I badly broke in another crash in 90's. But I'm still riding my GSXR750 on the track (same track) again this weekend. I'm in my mid 50's now and it is getting harder and harder and very uncomfortable but I ain't giving up yet. I just can't.

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    DRAGONBAIT666 Posting Addict

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    Loved my gsxr750.
    Never crashed on bike but had loads of close calls.
    When younger mostly down to my irresponsible riding
     
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    I was talking to a guy over in Brecon the other day peasemold, and he was 63 and not long had a op on his two knees, he was trying out his 2019 650 burgman scooter, it looked:cool:.
     
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    Still got a sense of humour though DRAGONBAIT666, and we all need a bit of that.
     
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    My original plan was get back into biking by buying cheap scooti then if all goes well maybe look at getting Suzuki 650
     
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    It Looks a mean machine DRAGONBAIT666.
     
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    Lol mines not mean. But will cruise 2 up at 70mph all day. Tenner petrol takes me about 200 miles
     

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    Maybe I should have said for a scooter, it looked a mean machine;)
     
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    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    I had one of these about 15 years ago.

    A Gilera runner 125 with a bit of tuning done. It was a fast little feker, 90mph on the flat.

    Really miss it!

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