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    Senior Member Took a Spill MalcolmReynolds's Avatar
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    Garry, sorry to hear about your spill. Glad you are OK. I wouldn't be in a hurry in making any decisions about quitting riding. Give yourself some time to heal and then jump back on the bike and see how you feel about it then. Maybe a little time to just to get a clear perspective on things and to evaluate the situation. As others have said only you will know what your capabilities are.

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    I'm 69 and have 6 bikes, the latest is a Kawasaki ZX14 that I'm putting bar risers on, but I also have an FJR, Concours, Suzuki B King, Yamaha FZ6R and the NC700X. I like to ride aggressively, but less so than the past. I've totaled 3 bikes over my 55 years of riding, but thankfully never been hurt seriously. My advice is to give it some time, and I'll bet by late spring, you'll want to be riding again--it's addictive. I don't know what I'll do when I'm no longer physically able to ride, but I'm going to ride every chance I get. I'm still working (I've got a son in dental school), and have been diagnosed with chronic lymphoma (I'm ok for now), so riding time is precious to me. Just keep on truckin'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deckyon View Post
    It's funny, with all the hate. Personally, I really like the looks of the new Can-Am Ryker, and the price is actually reasonable. But everyone has their own views. If I ever get to where I can't do 2 wheels, something like that, for me, is a viable alternative to being caged up.
    Yep, I like the look and the ergonomics isnt bad for an entry level priced machine (the handlebars and foot controls are adjustable without the need for tools). C&C Powersports pissed me off so I wont be purchasing anything from them-probably ever; the Rykers come in a 600 cc version (msrp-$8499) and the 900 cc comes in two versions (Rally and non-rally: $9999 for the non-rally and $10,999 for the Rally). If you buy OEM side cases, there is only one-for the non exhaust side; you can choose to have a passenger seat or a top box-not both. Going to Florida and may head over to the Daytona track during bike week and see if they have any for test rides...
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    Senior Member Took a Spill davidc83's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey1one View Post
    There is a three wheeler that leans, the review I read said it was a much better ride than they thought it would be.

    Yamaha Niken

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    Yep, $15,999 msrp and a max lean angle of 45' (per articles I have read). Same motor as the Tracer 900gt
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey1one View Post
    There is a three wheeler that leans, the review I read said it was a much better ride than they thought it would be.

    Yamaha Niken

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    Yamaha Niken Review – 4theriders a friend of mine rode one and really liked it


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    Senior Member Took a Spill GgarryP's Avatar
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    Thanks for all the thoughtful replies. I'll may be reviewing them again in a few weeks as I consider the future. I'll keep you posted.
    Garry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junkie View Post
    if I was getting something with 3 wheels I'd at least want it to lean properly rather than ride like a quad


    I figure when I hit the age where I'm worried about two wheels, I'm just going to throw a sidecar on my bike and keep riding off into that sunset.

    Until then, I will be a firm believer that motorcycles are safer than cars. With half the wheels, it must be half as dangerous.

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    I'm not much for three wheels, but those Nikens are quite a piece of engineering. I wouldn't mind trying one out.

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    Thanks for your encouragement. I've been getting back into riding and feeling more and more confident. Finally feel back in the groove today. Took off for a two day ride to Deals Gap and surrounding areas. Getting ready to ride the Tail of the Dragon this afternoon. More later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GgarryP View Post
    Thanks for your encouragement. I've been getting back into riding and feeling more and more confident. Finally feel back in the groove today. Took off for a two day ride to Deals Gap and surrounding areas. Getting ready to ride the Tail of the Dragon this afternoon. More later.

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    Wow, sorry to hear about your crash man, and glad you didn't give it up! Now you just have an extra cool story to tell when bs'ing around bikes! I crashed, broke both legs completely into, ended up losing one, bound to wheelchair for 8.5 months, returned to work at the 11 month mark, and in about 6 more months bought another bike. Nobody likes a quitter! Ride within your means and your bike's means. Push it, but with an intention of having fun, not to be faster than someone. It is possible to ride safe AND fast, so long as you value safety over quickness.

    Fact: I don't know anyone who is a badass rider that doesn't have at least one or two bad crash stories. Most the time, it's more than just one or two.

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