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post #1 of 9 Old Jun 27th, 2010, 2:20 pm Thread Starter
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Sidelined for the season

Just got the word from the doc, no riding for four months. That essentially ends my riding season.
I had a cervical fusion (C4/C5) 4 weeks ago from straining too hard to get a chandelier back together. A "honey-do" list item... It's probably just the straw to break the disk, but I was losing mobility in my right arm and I got it taken care of asap. Arm is coming back more and more every day.
So, my initial feeling was to put her in storage until next spring, but now I'm thinking of stripping her down and getting to some of the maintenance tasks I've been waiting to get her into the shop for. Break and clutch fluids, coolant, maybe shocks and steering damper and anything else that comes to mind. I have a lot of time on my hands now, so I'm gonna get to it! What an opportunity, huh?
Real bummer is, I had just picked up a 1985 R80RT and only rode her once from the PO to the garage in MI.

Hope your seasons going well,
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post #2 of 9 Old Jun 28th, 2010, 7:10 am
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Re: Sidelined for the season

Jerry,
wishing you the best on getting well. Can you get the big girl on a lift with out hurting your back? I guess the next best thing to riding in wrenchin' so that you can ride next year.

If you need a hand let me know

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That is a bummer...hope your back on two wheels soon.

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Thanks, guys. I'll keep in touch

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Thanks, guys. I'll keep in touch

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Re: Sidelined for the season

Jer.. really hope you heal up good!

Meanwhile, don't 'store' the bikes.. there are tons of nice roads they can enjoy here in Tejas!

Just mail 'em over and we'll keep the blood flowing until you are "back"....

If the separation will be too difficult, keep us "posted" with pics and paragraph's of the bike's progress!

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Jer.. really hope you heal up good!

Meanwhile, don't 'store' the bikes.. there are tons of nice roads they can enjoy here in Tejas!

Just mail 'em over and we'll keep the blood flowing until you are "back"....

If the separation will be too difficult, keep us "posted" with pics and paragraph's of the bike's progress!
Wow! Why didn't I think of that ...

I'm going to use this "opportunity" to dive into the LT. I'm not much of a mechanic, but that hasn't stopped me in the past to do what I thought I couldn't. It's just nut n bolts, right?

It's also a good time to update my membership. I'm sure I'll have lots of questions to bail my @ss out of what I get myself into. The goal is to learn and return the knowledge. I even joined BMWMOA after buying the Airhead.

Here I go,
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Re: Sidelined for the season

Jerry, sorry to hear but as you say every cloud has a silver lining. It's no different than how we feel about the weather. We want everyday to be perfect but if it was, not a single project would ever get done! lol Good luck with the recovery....

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Re: Sidelined for the season

Sorry to hear this Jerry. Heal up right and hope to see you back on the road. I feel your pain.
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