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Default Rode today, 10 days post op.

just a short ride after adjusting my clutch.......but dammit y'all I couldn't STAND being off my bike any longer!

My loving wife was standing in the driveway with her arms crossed when I got home.......she didn't see the humor in me slipping off sans helmet ( in a helmet mandatory state ) to tour the neighborhood with my hand still draining.........

here's my hand yesterday.....I tried telling her the "clutch pull" is an actual physical therapy exercise........no such luck.


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I prefer not to invite damage by being childish but I care about recovering from surgery.

The beauty of America is we're free to do stupid things. That doesn't make it smart.
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Fight the rush and listen to the wife.
Jeez did I just say that?
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I prefer not to invite damage by being childish but I care about recovering from surgery.

The beauty of America is we're free to do stupid things. That doesn't make it smart.

takes a hell of a keyboard commando to call a man stupid AND childish in 2 sentences......

you in N.E.Alabama there Scooter? i'd like to come explain why International tractors suck compared to Fords......
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The bike will still be there when your ready.
Fight the rush and listen to the wife.
Jeez did I just say that?
thanks for the sentiment....w/o trying to make me feel stupid.

I know what I did wasn't the smartest.........
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Well. Did not drop the scoot. Did not tear stitches. No oozing. All in all. A good outcome.

Now. Just step back and let things settle for 4 or more days and see what is what. Give time for repair.

Edit: from mass experience here. I seem to remember 6 weeks is the sweet spot.
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I feel your pain Lee,
There have been times I wanted to work on my engine but the legs just wouldn't go that far.
It may help your feelings to just sit in the saddle for a while or even (briefly) fire it up.
It can also help to remember that arsehole that pulled out in front of you once and you had to maneuver around them.
Then ask yourself if your hand would be up to it.
Only you know your limitations.
Your wife's just trying to help. That's what she does......
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