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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled. (Posting some good parts on for sale forum)
« Reply #140 on: August 16, 2018, 02:48:39 pm »
Thanks for the update. Do keep us posted on the knee….

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled. (Posting some good parts on for sale forum)
« Reply #141 on: August 16, 2018, 02:58:19 pm »
An update on my healing process. It appears my knee that took a smack on the fuel tank is not healing as expected, so I'm seeing an orthopedic dude on Monday to discuss my options. Also, it's kind of weird looking, and that's not good either I suppose.
I've stripped all kinds of pretty useful stuff on the scoot, and put it on the sale section.

At age 49 I feel like "weird looking" is OK as long as it works pretty well. (I guess that's a variation on Form Follows Function)

Hopefully you can get it there :thumbs:

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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled. (Posting some good parts on for sale forum)
« Reply #142 on: August 16, 2018, 03:50:08 pm »
At age 49 I feel like "weird looking" is OK as long as it works pretty well. (I guess that's a variation on Form Follows Function)

I hear you.... my "49" is almost done and although most everything LOOKS great, nothing seems to feel that way anymore.
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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled. (Posting some good parts on for sale forum)
« Reply #143 on: August 16, 2018, 04:19:29 pm »
hehe. Thanks Fellas. Everyone on here is the best.
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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled. (Injury update last post}
« Reply #144 on: August 24, 2018, 10:58:33 pm »
Having surgery on my bendy part (easy boys, it's my knee) on Thursday. All the PT i did so far was just to build up my supporting muscles. The quad on my right leg is much smaller than my left, which is a little disturbing. My right leg was always stronger in my athletic days. Doc is going to root around in there, and remove any loose tissue floating around, and try to smooth out the edges of the meniscus pad, ow whatever that donut thingy is called.

On another note. I've sat on. Revved the engine, and monkeyed with the buttons on the 2018 Goldwings, so that makes me an expert. Ask Me anything. :-)
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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled. (Injury update last post}
« Reply #145 on: August 25, 2018, 06:07:56 am »
Ask Me anything.

Ya'll going to buy one?

On a more serious note, good luck with the follow-up surgery & recovery efforts. :banana :banana :banana Hope everything is successful so you can & will ride on 2 wheels again, whatever the brand.
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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled. (Injury update last post}
« Reply #146 on: August 25, 2018, 08:19:37 am »
Good luck with the surgery, JMac.  I hope you make it back 100%. 
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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled. (Injury update last post}
« Reply #147 on: August 25, 2018, 02:22:28 pm »
Ya'll going to buy one?

On a more serious note, good luck with the follow-up surgery & recovery efforts. :banana :banana :banana Hope everything is successful so you can & will ride on 2 wheels again, whatever the brand.
I'm about 70% sure that i'm thinking about gettin ready to possibly buy one.
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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled. (Injury update last post}
« Reply #148 on: August 25, 2018, 04:29:27 pm »
There, I fixed it for ya..

I'm about 70% sure that I'm thinking about gettin' ready to possibly buy one,,,, "maybe"..

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled. (Injury update last post}
« Reply #149 on: August 25, 2018, 04:47:15 pm »
He should get into politics!
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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled. (Injury update last post}
« Reply #150 on: August 25, 2018, 05:33:27 pm »
He should get into politics!

Nah, then we'd have to not like him.
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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled. (Update on new bike purchase last post)
« Reply #151 on: August 25, 2018, 07:50:19 pm »
There, I fixed it for ya..

I'm about 70% sure that I'm thinking about gettin' ready to possibly buy one,,,, "maybe"..

Ride safe, Ted
Hehe! I really would buy one right now, if I knew how this knee and lawsuit stuff was gonna turn out. I'm jus tryin to not get my hopes up about a new scoot. Also, the color choices for the 2018 Airbag Wing doesn't really trip my trigger. Hoping the 2019 makes me warm n fuzzy.
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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled. (Injury update last post}
« Reply #152 on: August 26, 2018, 12:41:04 pm »
Hehe! I really would buy one right now, if I knew how this knee and lawsuit stuff was gonna turn out. I'm jus tryin to not get my hopes up about a new scoot. Also, the color choices for the 2018 Airbag Wing doesn't really trip my trigger. Hoping the 2019 makes me warm n fuzzy.


I agree, the top of the line Gold Wing's colors are a bit too busy for me as well.
If I'm still riding in my 70s I expect to be looking at one myself, probably a used one. They seem much improved, but still prepare yourself for some price shocks.
For instance, from my (admittedly limited) research it appears that even the top of the line model doesn't come with a 12v accessory socket. It's an add on accessory item. I looked at Honda's install instructions that are 7 pages long!  :yikes:
The centerstand (an option on lower priced models) instructions seem strange as well (IMO)....
Quote from: GW Owner's manual

Using the center stand
To lower the center stand, stand on the
left side of the motorcycle. Hold the left
handle grip and the left grab rail. Press
down on the tip of the center stand with
your right foot and, simultaneously, pull
up and back.
3.
Turn the handlebars fully to the left.

Turning the handlebars to the right
reduces stability and may cause the
motorcycle to fall.
  :o ???

I never purchased a Honda new so I'm not sure how the dealer's do it. It would be nice if they have the service department install accessories during the down times so that
when you negotiate the price, you are also negotiating accessory install prices. If they leave them as they come out of the crate and you have to pay full price for the accessories and installation
charges it appears you could easily get up to some astronomical figures.
Yeah, I'll be looking used for sure.

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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled. (Injury update last post}
« Reply #153 on: August 26, 2018, 02:41:44 pm »
I agree, the top of the line Gold Wing's colors are a bit too busy for me as well.
If I'm still riding in my 70s I expect to be looking at one myself, probably a used one. They seem much improved, but still prepare yourself for some price shocks.
For instance, from my (admittedly limited) research it appears that even the top of the line model doesn't come with a 12v accessory socket. It's an add on accessory item. I looked at Honda's install instructions that are 7 pages long!  :yikes:
The centerstand (an option on lower priced models) instructions seem strange as well (IMO)....  :o ???

I never purchased a Honda new so I'm not sure how the dealer's do it. It would be nice if they have the service department install accessories during the down times so that
when you negotiate the price, you are also negotiating accessory install prices. If they leave them as they come out of the crate and you have to pay full price for the accessories and installation
charges it appears you could easily get up to some astronomical figures.
Yeah, I'll be looking used for sure.

I'm a little nuts about accessory install, so one of the things I'm looking forward to, is the tear down for putting in fog lights, a 12v socket, etc. I even have found the place that sells service manuals already.....yeah....I guess I am getting my hopes up. LOL
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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled. (Injury update last post}
« Reply #154 on: August 26, 2018, 02:51:08 pm »
I'm a little nuts about accessory install, so one of the things I'm looking forward to, is the tear down for putting in fog lights, a 12v socket, etc. I even have found the place that sells service manuals already.....yeah....I guess I am getting my hopes up. LOL
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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled.: Knee surgery update 30 August
« Reply #155 on: August 31, 2018, 09:09:53 pm »
Surgeon worked on the scrambled knee yesterday morning. I'm up and walking around the hose for short periods of time. Zero pain! Taking no pain meds at all today! I'm super stoked! I'm able to carefully climb the stairs to my bedroom. Thanks to everyone for all the support and kind words over the last few months. Lots of good folks on here.
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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled.: Knee surgery update 30 August
« Reply #156 on: September 01, 2018, 07:16:58 am »
Sounds like great news.

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled.: Knee surgery update 30 August
« Reply #157 on: September 01, 2018, 08:19:07 am »
I'm up and walking around the hose.

I don’t think it’s the knee that is the problem!   :o

Seriously, great news!  I hope everything continues to go well for you!
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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled.: Knee surgery update 30 August
« Reply #158 on: September 01, 2018, 10:32:36 am »
hahaha! Damn, that hose!
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Re: My Connie of 10 years totaled.: Knee surgery update 30 August
« Reply #159 on: September 04, 2018, 02:15:01 pm »
The past few days are the first time since the accident I've been pretty much completely pain free. At least on the wreck related injuries. LOL. Stuff that hurt before still hurts. Haha. Here's a weird one. that I may have already mentioned. I usually got a pretty bad headache about two or 3 times a month before the wreck. Not one headache since the crash. Not one.
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