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Old 10-12-2013, 01:23 PM   #31
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Get the vasectomy. Cancel the reunion.
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Old 10-12-2013, 02:34 PM   #32
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Get the vasectomy. Cancel the reunion.
THIS. haha.
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:32 PM   #33
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Hi guys, I have a vasectomy scheduled on the 21st, but was just told the original dates for my wife's family reunion were wrong and we need to leave on the 25th to be in Phoenix, AZ for the event on the 26th. I'm coming from Orange County, CA, and it's a almost 400 mile trip. I'm riding a 2012 V-Strom 650, 2-up, and with the stock seat.

For the guys with personal experience, do you think this is doable? Do you think it is safe?

Worse comes to worst, I can always drive, but if I do that the brother-in-law will want to carpool. I could reschedule the vasectomy, but there's a two month wait.

Thank you guys for your help.
Get the procedure and take a car to the family reunion. I know that's probably a weird comment on this site, but that's what I'd do.

Plan another trip in 2 months with some buddies to somewhere more fun than with the in laws.
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Old 10-18-2013, 04:29 AM   #34
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At any rate you will likely be the hit of your family reunion as they will want to hear all about it. Personally I would wait at least a week or 2 before roughing up the old sack..... You will not want to have this "re-done", right?
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:13 PM   #35
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At any rate you will likely be the hit of your family reunion as they will want to hear all about it.
26, no kids, married for a year...

Yeah, sure to be a hit. This will be about the time where they all start asking when the kids are coming. At least I'll have a great reply.
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Old 10-19-2013, 03:19 AM   #36
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It is your life Park Circle. Don't let anyone else tell you how you should run it.The decision to have/not have children is a very personal one.Don't feel alone or guilty about it either. My own children in their 30s have taken the same option as you and your SO, so you are not alone. Enjoy that trip.....but do it in your cage this time.....and you will probably want an icebag or 2.
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Old 10-23-2013, 04:05 PM   #37
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Update

Procedure done. Very uncomfortable. Not that terrible.

I'm not sure if I'll be able to ride later this week.

If I'm feeling like I am right now, no.

If I the progression of recovery continues, probably.

I still want to try and my wife seems up to it. Our tentative plan is still on. I plan on going on a ride tomorrow for a couple of minutes just as a test.

I'll keep you guys updated.
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:55 AM   #38
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Maybe TMI? And we don't want any pictures of "the effected area" either


Enjoy your trip...
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:07 AM   #39
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If things are still going well and you decide to ride I'd ask the missus to limit the reach around activity. Just to be on the safe side.
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:57 PM   #40
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Everything was fine.

Started the day a little sore. Rode into work for a test run, completed some urgent tasks, then went home for the final preparations. The ride to work was fine with the exception of one painful quick stop. While I was still sore, and in light to moderate pain, riding didn't really make it worse. I felt confident I would be fine riding to Phoenix.

I was/am moving a little slow. I'm definitely not fully recovered, but riding on I-10 for 6 hours isn't strenuous. Riding is enjoyable and serves as an excellent distraction. I don't recall being in much discomfort while on the bike. Also, the majority of the riding was in a straight line so I rarely had to change position.

The stock 2012 V-Strom 650 seat was adequate for a solid 1.5 hours between breaks, and I was thankful for this bike's smooth engine.

I don't regret the decision to make the trip.

Here's the Strom at the Flying J in Blythe:



We are using a Givi E45 topcase, Happy Trail Horn Bags, and a Camel Back as a tank bag. Plenty of storage for our weekend trip.
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:53 AM   #41
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Camelbak for a tank bag? That's a great idea. I'm going to have to look into borrowing your idea.

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Old 10-26-2013, 12:02 PM   #42
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Camelbak for a tank bag? That's a great idea. I'm going to have to look into borrowing your idea.
Zip ties on the crashbars as mounting points and then a bungie over and through the straps on the bag. When you want to fill up you just push the bag off to the side. Easy and cheap.

Don't give me credit, though. I'm sure a KLR rider thought of it first years ago.
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:18 AM   #43
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It does indeed vary,my left nut swelled up to about 4" and stayed that way for at least 6 months,throbbing painful mo-fo. Couldnt work for a while even.
It was a lawsuit in the making,the doc spent a very long time digging and poking on the affected side. I eventually did a 2 week trip in Baja on an Lc4 620 which vibrated like a 3 legged cement mixer full of rocks.
That cured it.

Best of luck and Im sure yours will go fine.
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:24 PM   #44
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Home

Made it home. Did a total of 850 miles in a weekend. My first motorcycle road trip. Balls are fine; feeling better than before I left.

No regrets.
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:09 AM   #45
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Made it home. Did a total of 850 miles in a weekend. My first motorcycle road trip. Balls are fine; feeling better than before I left.

No regrets.
From experience, I will say that it is important to find underwear that is supportive but not too restrictive.

If I were still wearing regular boxers I think I would have a nut in each sock by this time.
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