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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-31-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 231,215
Posted By zuti
Redbud, Michigan - Trans AMA Pro/Am weekend -...

Redbud, Michigan - Trans AMA Pro/Am weekend - 1977 - Me on my RM125A. Vintage!
http://i40.tinypic.com/155pesi.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-11-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 82,960
Posted By zuti
I hear there are some nice riding areas around...

I hear there are some nice riding areas around there, also in the UP, maybe one day we can plan an 'orthopedic old guys' trail ride up there! :roflGlad to hear you're doing well. I took my first...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-11-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 82,960
Posted By zuti
14 years after hip replacement, I took the KTM...

14 years after hip replacement, I took the KTM 450 out on my first 'real' off road experience. Not just trail riding, but serious woods and MX work. First of all the bike was awesome, damn those new...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,967
Posted By zuti
My 2 cents is for the DRZ400. Decent power, good...

My 2 cents is for the DRZ400. Decent power, good frame for a taller guy, not as bulky as the KLR650 (or the DRX650), nice power for both on and off road. This size bike will meet your criteria as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,840
Posted By zuti
Here's my 2 cents. True off road riding is a...

Here's my 2 cents. True off road riding is a completely different experience than on road and requires a different set of skills. I've recently gotten back into off road riding after a 30 year...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-30-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 603
Views: 185,145
Posted By zuti
Vintage 1980 pic of me on my (new at the time)...

Vintage 1980 pic of me on my (new at the time) KDX 175! :freaky Zuti
http://i53.tinypic.com/rbjqmb.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 852
Posted By zuti
Can't speak for the knee, but have had an...

Can't speak for the knee, but have had an artificial hip for 14 years and ride both my Harley Heritage on road and my KTM 450 EXC off road with no problems. :beer Just do it and get back out there! ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 82,960
Posted By zuti
I hit a few branches. It was a muddy sloppy day....

I hit a few branches. It was a muddy sloppy day. :shog

PS - Mine hip is a Stryker titanium and procelin, that allows bone growth to the prosthesis. I was young enough at the time with good bone...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 82,960
Posted By zuti
I'm on my 14th year on my hip. Not a single...

I'm on my 14th year on my hip. Not a single issue. Working out with weights, spin classes, eliptical, biking, etc. has kept me in decent shape for a guy turning 60. I don't run anymore, but just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 82,960
Posted By zuti
Great to hear from you guys! Here's a pic of my...

Great to hear from you guys! Here's a pic of my 1st time getting air on the big 450! Haven't gotten to ride as much as I'd like, work and other committments, but it is great being back in the saddle!...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-24-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 17,276
Posted By zuti
http://i55.tinypic.com/33js47d.jpg Redbud...

http://i55.tinypic.com/33js47d.jpg
Redbud Michigan 1977
http://i55.tinypic.com/1zyxx75.jpg
Local quarry - Illinois - 1978
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-23-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,730
Posted By zuti
I ride with the opinion that everyone on the road...

I ride with the opinion that everyone on the road is an idiot, not because they all are, but just because we all have those 'lapses' from time to time and I need to be on high-alert! (.. and some of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-20-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,940
Posted By zuti
Here's proof... after a thirty year layoff from...

Here's proof... after a thirty year layoff from the dirt look at the face of pure idiotic joy of riding again at age 59 with one artificial hip and a bad knee! :freaky Zuti
(that was this weekend)...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-17-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7,827
Views: 7,180,286
Posted By zuti
http://i52.tinypic.com/2wg7kly.jpg Then (1977)...

http://i52.tinypic.com/2wg7kly.jpg
Then (1977) hiding behind me at a local MX race...
http://i54.tinypic.com/v49es6.jpg
... and this year at a local Harley gathering! Zuti :freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,940
Posted By zuti
I'm 59. educated, work in a professional...

I'm 59. educated, work in a professional healthcare environment, have one bad knee and an artificial right hip (13 years on the hip). I raced MX back in my 20s, but stopped after my kids were born....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By zuti
Hey all you Hip Replacement guys....

... haven't heard from the hip challenged crowd for a while and just wondering how the riding season is going. I got my KTM 450 EXC and have been out a couple of times. It's great and after a 25 year...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,357
Posted By zuti
KTM - Just because I have one! :freaky

KTM - Just because I have one! :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By zuti
[QUOTE=underkill;15772258]Never hurts to try to...

[QUOTE=underkill;15772258]Never hurts to try to pass the inspection with the tires that are on it... Might not notice... QUOTE]

I thought about that, but the Michilins that are on there are...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By zuti
Recommendation on DS Tires...

I've got a 2003 KTM 450 EXC. Putting on the Tusk DS kit, but need a recommendation on some inexpensive DS tires to get me throught my inspection. I currently have a set of Michelin off road tires on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2011, 05:29 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,848
Posted By zuti
You'll get as many opinions as there are bikes,...

You'll get as many opinions as there are bikes, and as many have said, it depends on your definition of dual-sport. I think many draw a fine line between dual sport and adventure. That being said,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 82,960
Posted By zuti
I felt the same at first, but after the test...

I felt the same at first, but after the test ride, I was sold!
Great news on the hip. Once you get past the aprehensivness (sp) and just don't think about it, you don't even know you have a fake...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 82,960
Posted By zuti
Well, my hip challenged friends, this old dog did...

Well, my hip challenged friends, this old dog did it! After 25 years without a dirtbike, I just bought a KTM 450 EXC. Out of town this week for work, but will pick it up next week! Can't wait to post...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 82,960
Posted By zuti
Wook - When I rode it last weekend, I couldn't...

Wook - When I rode it last weekend, I couldn't believe the smooth power delivery. It's been so long for me that all I remember are the pipey 2 strokes of the late 70s and early 80s. It was just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 82,960
Posted By zuti
Wook - Great PIC! I am soooooo jealous! I'm this...

Wook - Great PIC! I am soooooo jealous! I'm this close to a KTM450. A couple more weeks and I think I'll have the loot! Take care and enjoy! Zuti
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 82,960
Posted By zuti
This old hip-replacement dog is going tomorrow to...

This old hip-replacement dog is going tomorrow to try out a KTM EXC 450 to dual-sport my way back into the dirt! Wish me luck and I'll let you know if we close a dea! Zuti:clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 82,960
Posted By zuti
COOL Wook! I really like the the technical riding...

COOL Wook! I really like the the technical riding gear you got there! Is that 'all Klim all the time?' :lol3 Looking pretty seriously at a KTM EXC450 right now. We'll see how it goes after I get back...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 82,960
Posted By zuti
Hey Wook - If that baby is plated, is it for...

Hey Wook - If that baby is plated, is it for sale? :evil That's what I'm looking for! Zuti
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 82,960
Posted By zuti
Wook - Man I love hearing those kind of stories!...

Wook - Man I love hearing those kind of stories! I am seriously pumped for this riding season! Just need to get the bike now! :clap Zuti
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 82,960
Posted By zuti
[QUOTE=psolk;15267875]Zuti, Look close at the pic...

[QUOTE=psolk;15267875]Zuti, Look close at the pic of my bike... No clutch!!! Yep, I can still foot shift or even paddle shift or select 3 different full automatic modes. Plus my gas tank is actually...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 82,960
Posted By zuti
[QUOTE=psolk;15267384]So I saw the doc yesterday...

[QUOTE=psolk;15267384]So I saw the doc yesterday for my 6 week check-up... Everything is going great and he could not believe my progress for 6 weeks. :clap Surprisingly enough (to me at least) he...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 82,960
Posted By zuti
Good question - As I am preparing to re-enter the...

Good question - As I am preparing to re-enter the off-road world, I've been acquiring my gear over the winter. I been buying primarily Klim gear. I am currenlty looking at the Dakar over -the boot...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 82,960
Posted By zuti
Nice wheels to swing a leg over!...

Nice wheels to swing a leg over! Congrats!!!!!:freaky Zuti
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-16-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 82,960
Posted By zuti
HIPPIES UNITE! Just started planning a TAT ride...

HIPPIES UNITE! Just started planning a TAT ride for this fall with my 14 year old artificial hip and all! (better get in shape)
Zuti :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 82,960
Posted By zuti
I went to the bike show in Chicago this weekend,...

I went to the bike show in Chicago this weekend, checking on the new dual sports while trying to figure out what I want to get back into the dirt on. Swinging the hip leg over those tall seats these...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 82,960
Posted By zuti
[QUOTE=psolk;15163564] No complaints here...

[QUOTE=psolk;15163564]
No complaints here although I do still have some lingering groin pain that seems it is going to stick around a while. Back at the doc next week and just about ready to start...
Forum: Vendors 02-03-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,786
Posted By zuti
I am an older rider and really like the fact that...

I am an older rider and really like the fact that your graphics are 'understated'. I really like your gear and would like to see even more simple and understated designs. I just want to ride and not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By zuti
Yep we're all going (our riding group). I thought...

Yep we're all going (our riding group). I thought that BMW was one of the listed manufacturers. Here's the link that I saw!
http://www.motorcycleshows.com/manufacturers/motorcycle-manufacturers...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 82,960
Posted By zuti
You mean you don't already have a mirror? :lol3...

You mean you don't already have a mirror? :lol3 Besides, the scar just makes you look tougher! You know, "hey baby, wanna see my scar?" (Yea, like that ever works, especially with my wife! :roflZuti ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 82,960
Posted By zuti
... and the hip replacement will allow you to do...

... and the hip replacement will allow you to do all those things! I could barely walk before replacement, my doc suggested a cane or walker. Now there is almost nothing I can't do!:freaky:clap Zuti
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 82,960
Posted By zuti
The femur is a pretty hefty bone, but that would...

The femur is a pretty hefty bone, but that would not be a good scenario, as the femur would have to heal, and then the prosthesis would have to be reset as well. I just recently heard of the husband...
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