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Reply #300 on: October 29, 2022, 03:00:44 pm
Be very careful if your new knee is the right side. A good friend had to have his right knee joint replaced. When his 500 Bullet kicked back at him he bust a blood vessel in his leg and it caused him a lot of trouble (the whole leg turned purple). As it was not an ES bike he eventually had no option but to sell it. It was a lovely bike, too.
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Reply #301 on: October 29, 2022, 04:56:46 pm
I should emphasise that my friend had already had his knee joint replaced when he damaged his blood vessel kicking up his bike.
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Reply #302 on: October 29, 2022, 05:59:06 pm
Be very careful if your new knee is the right side. A good friend had to have his right knee joint replaced. When his 500 Bullet kicked back at him he bust a blood vessel in his leg and it caused him a lot of trouble (the whole leg turned purple). As it was not an ES bike he eventually had no option but to sell it. It was a lovely bike, too.

Time to buy a jawa (left hand kickstart).


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Reply #303 on: October 29, 2022, 07:57:32 pm
Didn't JC Whitney at one time offer "Inflatable Hills" for the HD crowd?  ::)

Too bad about that KS bike. It would have made a nice project to get the ES cases and convert over, or just get an ES engine & swap it out. These Bullets are pretty "Erector Set-ish", if you like to tinker it's all accessible.

A trifecta of Pre-Unit Bullets: a Red Deluxe 500, a Green Standard 500, and a Black ES 350.


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Reply #304 on: October 29, 2022, 09:11:03 pm
The bike had been restored to show standard (in street scrambler style). It would have been a shame to spoil the looks with those ugly ES parts. I’d have snapped it up myself if I had room in the garage.

Anyway, long gone to a new owner who kept it in his dining room!

My friend’s other bike is a more modern Triumph Bonneville which he’s similarly turned into a show standard bike. Sadly, due to his other health issues he’s now thinking it’s probably time to hang up his helmet and concentrate on his vintage MG style home built car.
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Reply #305 on: October 30, 2022, 02:43:21 pm
Be very careful if your new knee is the right side. A good friend had to have his right knee joint replaced. When his 500 Bullet kicked back at him he bust a blood vessel in his leg and it caused him a lot of trouble (the whole leg turned purple). As it was not an ES bike he eventually had no option but to sell it. It was a lovely bike, too.

Well thanks for that but its my left knee that got fixed up.


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Reply #306 on: October 30, 2022, 06:58:03 pm
Lucky. In that case don’t buy the Jawa!  ;)
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Reply #307 on: October 31, 2022, 04:51:40 am
Lucky. In that case don’t buy the Jawa!  ;)

Funny, I rode Bultacos for years and alway started them with my right foot. I'm not sure I ever started one with my left leg, don't think I could like ever.


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Reply #308 on: October 31, 2022, 12:01:06 pm
I had a CZ 250 488.2 Enduro bike and could start it with either leg....eventually, if it decided it was going to start at all....

In fact I still have a scar inside my left calf from when my foot slipped off the kickstart lever and it jagged against the serrated footrest after it cut on me in the hills one very hot summer day. I pushed the bike up the very steep track for a mile then coasted down the other side trying to bump start it for about another three miles. When I got tot the bottom of the hill I gave it one last kick (boot sock was wet with blood by then). It started and idled perfectly.  ::)
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Reply #309 on: November 07, 2022, 09:39:06 pm
I had a CZ 250 488.2 Enduro bike and could start it with either leg....eventually, if it decided it was going to start at all....

In fact I still have a scar inside my left calf from when my foot slipped off the kickstart lever and it jagged against the serrated footrest after it cut on me in the hills one very hot summer day. I pushed the bike up the very steep track for a mile then coasted down the other side trying to bump start it for about another three miles. When I got tot the bottom of the hill I gave it one last kick (boot sock was wet with blood by then). It started and idled perfectly.  ::)
Finicky two strokes. Ouch!


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Reply #310 on: November 24, 2022, 05:00:34 am
So I am riding my bicycle, taking our dog King Tubby around the neighborhood daily, and (begrudgingly) doing stupid PT and everything else prescribed but dang I wear out quick. Ice after almost any activity and Arnica cream kind of work. I never take opioids and since I like a beer or two I don't take any over-the-counter pain meds. Poor Dave.


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Reply #311 on: November 24, 2022, 09:19:34 am
One tip I was given by a physio for cycling post knee surgery recovery is to make sure you do low gear, high cadence to keep the load down but movement high. Also if you use clip-in pedals, make sure they have a lot of sideways float because your knee to foot angle may not be the same as it was before.


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Reply #312 on: November 24, 2022, 12:06:14 pm
Maybe an herbal approach might help?




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Reply #313 on: November 27, 2022, 02:12:30 am
Some random pics from my Gmail photos.


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Reply #314 on: November 27, 2022, 02:03:16 pm
One day I'll do a trial with that much grip! Oh to have a surface where the gaps in the tyres aren't immediately packed full of mud turning them into a slick.