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Old 07-17-2013, 06:05 PM   #121
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We did stop at the Ural Dealer this afternoon and while we both like the idea of a Ural Gear Up, she's asked me to wait until next season before I pull the trigger. She figures that I'd be too unhappy selling the Vee and the F800 and not being able to lean.

She's a keeper.
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Old 07-18-2013, 02:50 PM   #122
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She figures that I'd be too unhappy selling the Vee and the F800 and not being able to lean.
I'd say she gave you excellent advice.
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Old 07-18-2013, 02:58 PM   #123
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He was wearing MX boots, full calf. The boot acted like a splint, most likely doing him a lot of good post injury. I shudder to think of how bad it would have been if he'd been wearing work boots...like I was. MX boots on order for me now.
I noticed his MX boots have nice deep vibram soles,I had a set like that long ago.

I planted my foot during an out of control TT500 jump,those sweet vibram treads locked on to the ground rather then slide like MX boot treads should.

Effectively the end of a healthy knee for life.

I wear Gaurne SG12's now,as close to ski boots as a guy can get and still walk somewhat.

Heal quick GS800 rider! 400+lb twin cylinder bikes are a lifesaver in the dirt!
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:16 PM   #124
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I noticed his MX boots have nice deep vibram soles,I had a set like that long ago.

I planted my foot during an out of control TT500 jump,those sweet vibram treads locked on to the ground rather then slide like MX boot treads should.

Effectively the end of a healthy knee for life.

I wear Gaurne SG12's now,as close to ski boots as a guy can get and still walk somewhat.

Heal quick GS800 rider! 400+lb twin cylinder bikes are a lifesaver in the dirt!
What they were was a set of SIDI Adventure Rain boots. I'd done thousands of miles wearing them - and depending on how the repairs go, I may get a few thousand more...
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:44 PM   #125
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What they were was a set of SIDI Adventure Rain boots. I'd done thousands of miles wearing them - and depending on how the repairs go, I may get a few thousand more...
I had a very very similar crash. I cannot stress enough the importance of hinged full mx boots. I was wearing gaerne adventurer boots. Great for light duty, not dirt.
Since my crash last year, I went with the sidi crossfires. The sidi adv rain does not have nearly the amount of mx protection for my liking.

I had a full tibia, fibula, talus, trimalleolar sever subluxation. In other world, I fucked it up bad.

Ride safe. Heavy DS bikes fully loaded on the dirt have a tendency to flop on their sides... I wish I had a TW200 now

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=806626


Yikes...
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:12 AM   #126
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Ride safe. Heavy DS bikes fully loaded on the dirt have a tendency to flop on their sides... I wish I had a TW200 now

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=806626


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The TW200 is one of the bikes that I'm thinking of replacing the V-Strom with, that or a KLX250. And I'm shopping for new boots. The Sidi Crossfires are looking good right now.
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:31 PM   #127
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Glad your recovery is progressing well.

I've broken all kinds of bones but one bad one was breaking my heel in a fall years ago. They said I would forever have a limp but I sat in front of the TV watching the first gulf war and just kept flexing it over and over so it wouldn't freeze up. 6 months off work. The calf shrunk and took years to get back to the same size but walking is no problem now.

Yesterday I listed my Sidi Crossfires for sale in the Flea Market as I usually use my Disco's. After reading this I'm nuking my ad and selling the weaker boots

BTW, I picked up a used Dnepr sidecar and I'm going to run it on the GS for a while and see how I like it. Nothing to be embarrassed by.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:49 PM   #128
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C-Stain, if you're looking for the spirit of adventure in a bike that's lightweight, I'd look at a KDX200. I'm outfitting one just now, which can be fully and legally plated in my state. I think there is a provision up there for a "blue plate" or something? Light as a feather, and with a stupid amount of power for a 200 cc machine. The suspension needs work, but otherwise it's a hoot. The range is limited to around 75 miles on the stock tank, and the fuel economy makes you wish for a V-8 pickup. You'll forget all that, though. They are a total gas. They have been called the best trail bike ever built.
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:40 PM   #129
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C-Stain, if you're looking for the spirit of adventure in a bike that's lightweight, I'd look at a KDX200. I'm outfitting one just now, which can be fully and legally plated in my state. I think there is a provision up there for a "blue plate" or something? Light as a feather, and with a stupid amount of power for a 200 cc machine. The suspension needs work, but otherwise it's a hoot. The range is limited to around 75 miles on the stock tank, and the fuel economy makes you wish for a V-8 pickup. You'll forget all that, though. They are a total gas. They have been called the best trail bike ever built.
Couldn't find a KDX200 - but I did pick myself up an 09 KLX250 today.

Tomorrow: Start ordering farkles!
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:21 AM   #130
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:24 AM   #131
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Couldn't find a KDX200 - but I did pick myself up an 09 KLX250 today.

Tomorrow: Start applying stickers!

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Old 09-05-2013, 05:42 PM   #133
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Old 09-05-2013, 06:34 PM   #134
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After my bad crash, I sold my DR650 (not a real heavy bike) and got a TW200.
I went places I never went before, on any bike, solo.
I never fell on that bike, a first for anything I ever dirt rode!
Its HARD to fall on a TW200!
Sand, mud, the TW loves that stuff.

You have to ditch the stock front tire though.
Not fast, but it sure is EASY to ride a TW anyplace.



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Old 09-05-2013, 08:03 PM   #135
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Hey!

Let's see -

Blue Cross told me I'm not eligible for Long Term Disability, my employer can't find me light duties and the checks stopped in August.



Other than that - Physiotherapist says I'm good to go when (and if) I get clearance from the surgeon at the end if the month. I have no pain these days and have not taken any meds in a out two months. I still deal with a bit of swelling, but some days it a depends on what socks I'm wearing that day.

Hitting the gym about three times a week - weights are ever increasing and I'm hoping to lose the rest of my limp.

Also started working part time at a local bike shop. They wanted to make use of my Business Analysis skills and I obliged. It's actually a lot of fun and I can get paid in farkles. . Hello Beemer Luggage!

I did get rid of my Vee. But picked up a KLX250S as a replacement. I've managed to put a 3 gal tank, some nice luggage racks and a set of Pro Taper Bars on. The Seat Concepts foam is ready to be installed any day. I've been doing some light local riding and only look like a partially epileptic retarded seal getting on and off.

I got my leg over the Beemer for the first time today since the get off. No issues and compared to the KLX it seems huge.

I had to promise Mrs Stain that I wouldn't do any more off road this season, and in the interest of family peace and healing have agreed. As a rider who discovered dirt after riding street and bit having grown up without a dirt bike, I know my skills are sorely lacking. I figure that's the reason why I fall over so much. . A local inmate who is a skilled rider with MX experience had offered to help me out best spring and help teach me some skills I don't have yet.

This summer has certainly been an experience - and one I don't dare repeat!
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