My parts came in

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  1. oldgrizz

    oldgrizz Long timer

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    Went for a ride today on the FJR.
    Only problem is getting my foot under the shifter.
    Had a hard time turning my foot in to get under it to upshift.
    I could bend the knee enough to get on the foot peg but i could feel it getting sore by the end of the ride.
    I think I will mickey duck a short extension on the end of the shifter for a temp fix.
    Glad yours worked out so well for you.
    I am sure with more time mine will be ok.
    It clicks and clunks now.
    Need to drill it and put in a grease nipple !!!!!!

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  2. truck6driver

    truck6driver Proud Navy dad!

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    Now that's funny.

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  3. oldgrizz

    oldgrizz Long timer

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    Well went for my first real ride this morning since the knee replacment.
    Only about 120 miles but enough to really enjoy it.
    Damn it felt goof to get back on 2 wheels.
    The knee was a little unhappy about it but it doesnt get to vote so I will go again this evening. [​IMG]

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  4. MonzaVair

    MonzaVair Adventurer

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    Good for you! You got in more miles than I did.


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  5. oldgrizz

    oldgrizz Long timer

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    I had to do a small modification to the FJR.
    For some reason I had a hell of a time turning my foot in to reach the gear shift. My knee did not want to pivot and neither did my ankle.
    So I took a 3 inch long piece of 3/4 inch copper pipe and slid it over the shifter.
    I then covered it with a heat shrink wire loom.
    Now shifting is no problem.
    I did put a small dab of silicon seal on tbe shifter rubber as I dont want it to work its way off and find itself bedded in someones tire.
    [​IMG]

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  6. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    I got a new knee 2.5 years ago,sucker works great. 120 hours on my 300 on hard trail no problem.
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  7. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    I had my left knee replaced five or six years ago. I call it my miracle knee. On day seven from surgery I rode the KTM to the post office to send someone some parts. Completely done in 30 days.

    Eighteen months later I had the right knee done. The recovery took longer but I was back to work in 90 days.

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  8. oldgrizz

    oldgrizz Long timer

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    Had mine done April 17 of this year.
    The darn thing is still swollen.
    I have a great range of motion though.
    If I go for a good long walk it is a little unhappy when I get home.
    On the plus side I can kneel on it.

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  9. norton(kel)

    norton(kel) Long timer Supporter

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    Had my shoulder replaced two yrs ago, it has finally stopped hurting and it works very well. It feels so good now that I don't think about it much anymore, till I go thru the metal detector at the airport :imaposer
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  10. oldgrizz

    oldgrizz Long timer

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    How long after the replacement before you were back on the bike.

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  11. oldgrizz

    oldgrizz Long timer

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    I am scheduled to have my right shoulder replaced soon.

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  12. norton(kel)

    norton(kel) Long timer Supporter

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    As soon I got it out of the sling! LOL. They put it in a sling and immobilized it for four weeks. Dr said they don't want it moved because of so much muscle they have to cut thru. PT started then and, although I didn't tell anyone, I started riding right away. Dr said I should wait at least 4 more weeks after PT before I started to ride and he was right!! First ride was only about 150' HaHa. although it got better pretty quick.
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  13. oldgrizz

    oldgrizz Long timer

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    Thanks for the info...i have a long ride planned for next summer

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