XL500Scout- Restomod

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by shinyribs, May 12, 2018.

  1. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Heal up, that sounds like a decently rough tumble.
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  2. NoelJ

    NoelJ Been here awhile

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    Go to the doctor. You have a concussion. Seriously.
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    Kai Ju Long timer Supporter

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    What he said...
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  4. Navin

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    He was going for your wallet! This was no accident! You was mugged buddy!

    Doc will tell you not to hit your head or ride merdurrsickkes.
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  5. shinyribs

    shinyribs Thumpers for life

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    Not an option. That just not my style :lol3
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  6. shinyribs

    shinyribs Thumpers for life

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    I appreciate this and have been thinking about it. Not so much regarding going to a doctor, but if the helmet let me get a concussion. I really don't think I have a concussion. I don't have any symptoms other than being more chatty than i remember. I think I can chalk that it to adrenaline, maybe? But yeah, if I did get concussed I wouldn't want another of the same helmet.

    I don't know what a doctor could do if I was concussed. Tell me to drink water and not watch TV? I already don't watch TV and only drink water. :D
  7. Bigeyedfish

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    I wouldn't go so far as to say a helmet let you down because you got a concussion. It sounds like it did its job and prevented a way worse outcome.
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  8. NoelJ

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    Memory loss is a gigantic and virtually certain symptom of a concussion. As far as the doctor - I don't know what he'd do, I'm not a doctor...and I'm guessing none of us are. But I've had it drilled into my head that concussions present a hidden danger that's best understood by a professional, and believe it.
    And I'm with the guy above on blaming the helmet. There's only so much any helmet can do - you apparently hit hard.
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  9. shinyribs

    shinyribs Thumpers for life

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    There's an old school doctor that's retired now that lives down the road. He used to be my main doctor until he retired and I still work on his HVAC equipment for him. I'll give him a ring tonight and see what he has to say about everything.
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  10. Navin

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    Old school doc will tell you to watch TV, stay away from the water and smoke a few cigarettes!

    My youngest son is a concussion machine. Only thing Ive seen a doctor do for it has been to suggest not doing it again and billing my insurance.
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  11. shinyribs

    shinyribs Thumpers for life

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    Lol Yeah, that's about what you expect, but NoelJ has a solid point about hidden issues possibly lurking.
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  12. shinyribs

    shinyribs Thumpers for life

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    The verdict is in. No concussion, but my knee has two bruised bones. Kneecap is fine, but the other two bones in the joint ( can't remember their names) both got dinged pretty good.

    Wear your armor folks!
  13. villageidiot

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    That’s good

    I corked my right knee a number of years ago, broke the tibia and fibula below the knee, tore a chunk off the tibia plateau, and had a bunch of ligament damage...... armor wouldn’t have done shit for it. It was a twist snap crackle pop
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  14. shinyribs

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    That sounds brutal! I reckon I got lucky and didn't twist anything. Just got slammed in to .... something...who knows :D Did your knee heal up fully?
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    I mean, after a surgery, and a bunch of physical therapy, it’s pretty ok.

    This was 18 years ago, since then it’s been standing on concrete floors 10 hours a day (I’m a mechanic by trade) so I wouldn’t say they’re great, but it’s not a limiting factor most days.
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    I knew you were a mechanic which is why I was curious. It's amazing how hard those concrete floors can be on us.
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    When I made the switch from pull on steel toed work boots to nike’s or new balances, it made a HUGE difference to pain in the knees, like night and damn day.
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    shinyribs Thumpers for life

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    I tried sneakers, but standing on ladders didn't work with flimsy soles. I've been wearing Keen boots for the past couple years and love them. Great middle ground.
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    I don’t do ladders, period!
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    I wish I could say the same! I'm terrified of heights, but the job has to get done somehow.
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