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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Finally got my first nail in a tire ever
« Last post by lather on Today at 03:24:21 pm »
Although I have never had a front puncture I did have a front blowout not to long after I got the Concours 14. Came over the crest of a blind right hander and there was a chunk of concrete the size of a softball. I ran right over it and the low pressure warning immediately came on. A big dent. I figured the rim and tire were toast so I just road the 5 miles home (rural back roads) at about 15 mph.
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Yeah, my wrist is hurting too- started last night and has not backed off sinse so no home PT today, some Alleve and maybe an alcohol massage (from the inside).

Funny thing happened today though- my wife went to her orthopedic surgeon to have some sutures removed from her foot. While there, I chatted with the surgeon and asked if tendons can make 'crunching' or 'grinding' sounds and he assured me that they did. He said tissue grows around and onto them and during rehab, with moving to (and a little beyond) the max. movement points, those tissues actually 'rip' off the tendon(s) so it can move normally. He said it is more a result of being in a cast than the actual surgery; with the limb immobilized and yet in a healing mode, the tissue grows pretty fast including in places, such as around tendons and joints, where it really should not be. I said I was afraid I re-broke my scaphoid and he said he would be amazed if that happened no matter how far a limb was pushed without a substantial striking force to go with the stretching, especially if there is a screw in the bone. So that made me feel a lot better about that 'crunch' in the wrist yesterday.

The number one reason my surgeon recommended surgery and the screw was to realign the bones to prevent arthritis in the future. He specifically said that even years later, he could re- break the bone and set it correctly but if he was doing that because I had developed arthritis, it would never fully recover from the then- existing arthritis.

Man, 'His & Her' orthopedic surgeons..... must be like dating for old people.  :o ::)   Makes me think of the line "You climb obstacles like old people f**k."   :rotflmao:

Brian

The noises are kinda horrifying at first! I hope You don't get arthritis in that wrist. Damn, Brother. My knee is aching some today, so I guess I'm going to have to be careful about my sleeping positions.
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The Pirates Lair Passenger Backrest was SOLD guys. All that's left is the Brand New AST Pullback Risers and the Brand New AST Passenger Lowering Peg Brackets!!!
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I'm hoping to bring my DR with street tires mounted along with me

DR as in Suzuki DR 650? Cool! I should ride my DR the 76 miles out there. Problem is I could only go on Sunday and looks like people just checking in on Sunday evening.

I probably won't go as I no longer even have a Concours and as it turns out the weekend after I plan to go to an Abarth rally in Kerrville.
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566,000 lifetime miles I have never gotten a puncture in a front tire. Estimate about 25 rear tire punctures.
In my thirteen years riding for the department, I only got one puncture in a front tire.  It was on an old school Kawasaki KZ1000.  I was clearing a crash on I-680 in Milpitas, CA, and luckily, it had gone flat before I started riding.  Not wanting to wait for a tow truck, I rode it with a flat front across town to the dealership for a new tire.  A little dodgy for sure, but I was young, impatient and stupid.   :nuts: :loco:
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C-14, aka Concours-14 GTR 1400 / Re: Strange startup sound
« Last post by fartymarty on Today at 12:23:17 pm »
Yes as they've said it is normal and usually goes away in a few seconds. Sometimes after I do an oil change it returns a few seconds later and then  leaves again until the bike sits for a couple of days without being started. When I go on a trip where there is daily riding, I usually only hear it on the first day of the trip.
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I'll be there.

Yea, I know; "There goes the neighborhood"..  :rotflmao:

Ride safe, Ted
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Finally got my first nail in a tire ever
« Last post by lather on Today at 11:36:36 am »
Statistically you are more likely to get a puncture to a rear tyre than a front tyre.
This is because the object is (generally) lying flat when the front hits it, it then gets thrown up and starts tumbling so there is a good chance of the pointy bit hitting the rear.

This is also more likely to happen in a rainstorm as water acts as a lubricant.

(I was told this many years ago during a tour of the Avon tyre factory)
566,000 lifetime miles I have never gotten a puncture in a front tire. Estimate about 25 rear tire punctures.
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 :hail: Thanks Rhino! I was hoping someone would bring this up! (shhhhh :-X your check is in the mail ....shhhhh :-X )




Not meaning to discourage anyone from attending, but I'll be there.
I'm a grunt on the rally committee so unfortunately I'll be caged as I have to bring stuff, but I'm hoping to bring my DR with street tires mounted along with me
in the usual one wheel up fashion. Just in case there aren't enough rally fires to put out, then maybe I'll get to ride some.

Here's the link (again): http://concours.org/national/2018-national-rally

Schedule: http://concours.org/national/2018-national-rally/schedule

Routes: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1MySK4zUm17IG60Xm2OPkPRtU2CWvObPz

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Hey, me too on my  wrist! Except instead of a 'boinging', my wrist made a crunching noise / feeling and that smarted pretty good. I actually thought I opened up the fractures but it only hurt for a moment and there has been no further pain, swelling or anything else so I am hoping it was a tendon as the PT therapist said it probably was. Although she was a lot more confident than I was.  ???

They stuck my arm into this 'heating' machine that I though was full of warm water but it was really warm sand, and then air jets started agitating the whole mess. It really loosened up my wrist, and after ten minutes of that, I got 10 and 15 degrees of additional bend out of the wrist (going up and down, not much improvement going side to side).

The surgeon said I have probably done my last push- up and that is fine but right now. I can barely raise my hand much above my forearm (with forearm on a flat table, the hand only comes up about 3" at the fingertips). If this does not get significantly better, I may have difficult with a motorcycle clutch. Then again, I can always spin the master cylinder [lever- down] so my hand does not have to bend so much to hold the grip and use the clutch. It is way to early to assume it will be that bad though so I am keeping 'happy thoughts' regarding improvement.

Brian
The noises are kinda horrifying at first! I hope You don't get arthritis in that wrist. Damn, Brother. My knee is aching some today, so I guess I'm going to have to be careful about my sleeping positions.
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