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Offline igno

AMPUTEE BIKERS
« on: October 18, 2019, 02:16:22 pm »
Any bikers on here with amputees - eg legs ?
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2019, 08:32:05 pm »
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2019, 06:19:51 am »
Any bikers on here with amputees - eg legs ?

Maybe elaborate on the reason for your question?  If I suffered the loss of a limb I don’t think I would have simply answered to your question unless I can be of assistance in any way through the experience.  Otherwise I would see your question as simply being inquisitive.
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2019, 04:10:05 pm »
Plenty GS riders here, their wives keep their knaaters in their handbags if that counts
 
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2019, 04:13:13 pm »
My right leg is still there, but doesn't work anymore.
Rear brake is operated by my left thumb.
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« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2019, 06:21:58 pm »
Plenty GS riders here, their wives keep their knaaters in their handbags if that counts

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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2019, 05:56:52 pm »
Plenty GS riders here, their wives keep their knaaters in their handbags if that counts

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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2019, 08:30:43 pm »
Does missing your mind count?
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« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2019, 03:42:18 pm »
Any bikers on here with amputees - eg legs ?

Maybe elaborate on the reason for your question?  If I suffered the loss of a limb I don’t think I would have simply answered to your question unless I can be of assistance in any way through the experience.  Otherwise I would see your question as simply being inquisitive.

Well I wasn't  looking for black market muti suppliers.   And loss  of knaaters due to loving wife having a firm grip would not count either.

Wanted to know  if there are bikers on here with amputated limbs, eg legs, and whether they are still riding, how they coping, difficulties to be aware of, type of prostetic being used, what to look out for getting a prostetic, adaptation to bikes required  etc.

Was sort of hoping that the the thread would  lead into some discussion along that lines. 
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« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2019, 05:40:19 pm »
I'm only aware of one guy that has had a leg amputated - @Shangali  - he's not here very often - used to ride a 650GS and IIRC a 1200GS now - tough as nails guy and also a bit older already

there are some other guys, that have limited use of one of their legs and still ride
 

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« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2019, 01:37:24 pm »
Was watching Bike Show last week and Donovan reckoned he was speaking to an amputee that was riding a CanAm ... topic came up as he was testing a CamAm and I can understand this being an alternative mode of riding if so inclined..but then again, what do we know.. ;)
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« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2019, 02:23:09 pm »
Where there is a will, there is a way. A lot of these people just keep it to themselves and go on with their lives and activities like biking. They don’t proclaim it to the whole world. The object being to be as normal as possible, not to draw attention, not to be seen as a freak, and worst of all, get treated like one. Unfortunately a lot of other “normal” people think that when you are physically disabled you are also by default mentally disabled. 
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« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2019, 02:24:40 pm »
I'm only aware of one guy that has had a leg amputated - @Shangali  - he's not here very often - used to ride a 650GS and IIRC a 1200GS now - tough as nails guy and also a bit older already

there are some other guys, that have limited use of one of their legs and still ride

Is Mathys Roets not also rocking a 1200gs currently?
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« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2019, 02:34:57 pm »
I'm only aware of one guy that has had a leg amputated - @Shangali  - he's not here very often - used to ride a 650GS and IIRC a 1200GS now - tough as nails guy and also a bit older already

there are some other guys, that have limited use of one of their legs and still ride

Is Mathys Roets not also rocking a 1200gs currently?

yes, I admire his courage  :thumleft:

AFAIK he rides a 1200 with a sidecar - he also still plays golf with a walker machine thingie
 

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« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2019, 02:38:28 pm »
I'm only aware of one guy that has had a leg amputated - @Shangali  - he's not here very often - used to ride a 650GS and IIRC a 1200GS now - tough as nails guy and also a bit older already

there are some other guys, that have limited use of one of their legs and still ride

Is Mathys Roets not also rocking a 1200gs currently?

yes, I admire his courage  :thumleft:

AFAIK he rides a 1200 with a sidecar - he also still plays golf with a walker machine thingie

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« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2019, 04:26:10 pm »
Dave Barr is a double amputee that have ridden all over the world. Respect Sir!!

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« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2019, 10:51:32 pm »
Spot on Eberhard.  I fit into that category. We do tend to get on with our own lives and make the best of it. 5 years now  R AKA
 Long trips I ride solo use a 1200Adv and homemade rig no passengers(my Benher chariot) and shorter trips once a year transport my faithful 1986 XT250 nearer de hell , biviaans  or cedarberg with my son and his buddies. Have to be with someone so they can pick me up when I fall .... and to kick start the bike
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« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2019, 06:02:34 am »
Hi Igno, great topic.  :thumleft:

This is a subject close to my heart.

in 195 , my brother lost his leg above the knee when a drunk driver in a truck hit his bicycle from behind. He has multiple injuries so he can't really do sport anymore. He has a book coming out dealing with his serious injuries including breaking his neck.

My cousin's husband, Chris Oliver lost his leg in a paragliding accident. He has made a series of Vlogs on how to hike and surf etc with a prosthetic leg. He also deals with the emotional fall-out from the accident and living as an amputee . He rides a Honda NC.
He has been wanting to make a video on Amputees and Motorbikes and it will be great if any Amputees on here want to collaborate. Let me know !

here are some of his links  :

The Amped Life :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzZo20gV-EGlf60oWMlPzyA



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« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2019, 08:10:14 am »
thanks for the video.