Not riding for a while !

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Re: Not riding for a while !

Postby DEEP DIVER » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:19 pm

Jon S
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Yes. I had a bottle of Drumglaish single malt a few years back. Tasted like diesel.
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Re: Not riding for a while !

Postby Jon S » Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:22 pm

Well it looks like my riding for 2018 is over due to busting my wrist some weeks back while helping a neighbour :cry: . Any how initial x-rays showed that my wrist was broken (knew that before I got to A&E), the medics did a good job of clarting me up in plaster. A further x-ray a few days later showed that radius bone had splintered a bit so back in for some 'engineering' to lock the broken bits together, (another good job by the medics) no problem or so I though. :neutral:
Now I find after having the pins out it is worse than they and I thought. :cry:
The broken wrist has mended fine but, :grin: it seems that I have some nerve damage along with arthritis (I knew I had arthritis at the base of my thumb) but it is also affecting some of the other bones in my hand, I put that down to old age and years of spanner wrangling.
The nerve damage is affecting the use of my fingers on the left hand so things like clutch operation is a definite no-no at the moment and I can't feel hot or cold or when I touch anything. The lack of feeling comes and goes, (pins and needles) but it's making the fingers work that bugs me. :evil:
The medics reckon it'll take a couple of months to sort out with a combination of physio and rest, still it gets me out of washing dishes. :grin:
Thankfully it's my left arm so I can still lift a glass or two, (hate using my left hand especially when a drop of Hibernian Aqua Vita is involved, it doesn't taste the same). :drunken:
Hopefully by the time the cold season is over I'll be back in the saddle

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Re: Not riding for a while !

Postby Bill Smithson » Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:48 pm

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I haven't been able to ride my bikes since December 2016 except for my sole ride to the Ayrshire coast last October.
There's still a long way to go with a heart operation due any time soon, but I hope to be aboard again before the end of 2018.
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Bill,
Good to hear you intend getting back on the bike/s this year!
You must be about the oldest rider on the forum!

All the best for your forthcoming op.

You posted a while ago about the Malin Court hotel in Ayrshire - I am hoping to take Irene there for a couple of days this year (in the car) - it looks very good from their website.
She's not been well the last year but very much better now.
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Hi Ced,
Thanks for your good wishes and good news about Irene. I didn't get to the Malin Court this year after all.
I was persuaded to have a broken tooth root out in readiness for my forthcoming operation. How disastrous that was!!!

After a continual gum bleed for 4 days I was admitted to hospital after a 999 call suffering from severe blood loss and convulsions. The heart op. has also been put further back so I won't be riding this year at least

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Re: Not riding for a while !

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:46 pm

Hi Bill,

You've been through the mill with your health problems - hopefully you are feeling better and with a bit of rest will get back on your feet again for next year.

I haven't taken Irene to the Malin Court yet but it is on the cards for a future break.

Take it easy and enjoy the forthcoming festive season.
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Re: Not riding for a while !

Postby K.C. » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:40 pm

Well,after over seven years since my accident I have now made the decision to sell my '97 R100rt....In very good condition with full luggage(Panniers and topbox)..78,000 miles or so.MOTd now Sorned….I reckon that £3,500 is a fair price but might sell on flea-bay..Wadya think folks?
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Re: Not riding for a while !

Postby raesewell » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:57 pm

Just out of interest, how much did it cost new?

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Re: Not riding for a while !

Postby K.C. » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:04 pm

I didn't buy it new so don't know original price...
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Re: Not riding for a while !

Postby raesewell » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:24 pm

Does anyone know?

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Re: Not riding for a while !

Postby K.C. » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:16 pm

They can have mine for £3,500....
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Re: Not riding for a while !

Postby DEEP DIVER » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:51 pm

Well I know when I got my R80ST new in 1984 it was just over £3400 with panniers.
I tried to be normal once, worst two minutes of my life.
Blue belt in Serious tea drinking.

Barry the old goat!!!!
1985 R80ST being rebuilt #-o
1985 R80RT Touring dream :smile:
2 Harley sportsters being rebuilt #-o
And a VW trike so I don't fall off :shock:

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Re: Not riding for a while !

Postby K.C. » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:54 pm

In 1980 I bought a new R100rt...I paid £3,300 for it.
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Re: Not riding for a while !

Postby Issy » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:03 am

How's it going K.C.? With any luck by now you will at least be able to bear weight on your leg.

Ian

Sorry, total senior moment there. Didn't read the dates of the original post or the other 10 pages! My post is totally irrelevant so please ignore it.

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Re: Not riding for a while !

Postby K.C. » Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:23 pm

Yes I can walk reasonably well..Or hobble anyway....I've come to the conclusion that it's time to sell the bike because it's just not getting used at all.....Blue skies,KC.
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