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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-18-2017, 04:46 PM
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Ronnie,

I had my Corbin seat made as high as possible and added an inflatable cushion, all to minimize the bend in my knees. The cushion adds a lot of padding. Alas, it isn't quite enough.

I'll see what riding is like after my second knee replacement. If I'm lucky, that will be sufficient. As it is, looks like I'll be a cross between The Six Million Dollar Man and Inspector Gadget...

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post #12 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-18-2017, 08:26 PM
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Best of luck on your surgery.
Ive had 2 hips and a knee replaced.
Do the rehab everyday!
I rode the wing 300 miles on day 15 after the hip surgery.
Had to stop twice to walk around the bike a few times but there was no looking back after that.


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I mentioned on here a month or so ago that I was just told I need a right hip replacement. Now that that has sunken in, I've been thinking about the last ten years or so (my surgeon old me that my problem probably started 10 years ago). I started to notice right thigh and buttock pain on my 1500 which I sold in 2012 when I got my 2008 1800. I had thought that the 1500's seat was shot. Then I started doing long distances on the 1800 and noticed the same pain and thought that it was funny. Last fall I realized that the leg was cramping after only 15 or so miles and that I would let my right leg dangle at times (I know, not the smartest thing to do).

Now I realize that all this discomfort was probably due to the hip joint going south. Surgery is May 1st, and I'm hoping to be riding fully again by the middle of June at which time I hope all this riding discomfort is gone! I'm already starting to plan some late summer/fall long tours.

We'll see how it goes!
Oh no we all fit into that catagory on our pain. Now i won't be able to sleep
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Oh no we all fit into that catagory on our pain. Now i won't be able to sleep
My doc told me years ago "unless the pain is keeping you awake at night, don't have surgery." Did any of you having trouble sleeping because of the pain before your surgery?

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Good luck and ask the surgeon how many hip surgeries he's done. You don't want a general surgeon who does only a handful a year....go for a specialist who does that surgery all the time. Do the therapy and after I get back from Alaska maybe we can hook up for a ride. I am planning on leaving June 5 (or 6). I sent an email to your friend, can't remember his name, but maybe it went to his junk or spam folder as he never responded.


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I had mine done twice several years ago. The first one didn't take. I had it done because the pIn was so great, my leg would give out. I stopped riding because on my dresser, raising my leg up and down at stops and the rear brake caused my scar tissue to get irritated. After not riding for awhile, I got the itch and sat on a goldwing. Every other bike bothers me but the wing. New procedures are way less invasive. The defining point for a hip revision is bone on bone in the hip. Unless you have that, they won't operate. If your in pain, get it fixed. The best exercise would be to start swimming now. This will strengthen the muscles that you are suppose to use but don't when favoring that side. Good luck!
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May 21 will be 2 years for me. left hip replacement. rode about 7 weeks after surgery. short rides around town only and away from traffic that might require any drastic maneuver. it is pain free now but not discomfort free. mechanical never as good as your own but your activity restrictions will be gone. same advice as above get a surgeon that does at least 100 a year, good luck.

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Best wishes to you Risky for a successful outcome and quick recovery. A guy I know had his second hip replacement done this past fall. 6 weeks later he was getting around really well and was able to deer hunt.

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I am suffering from pain like you describe but have associated it with sciatica. Pain that shoots down your leg starting at your butt when sitting. Oddly enough I have the problem more driving in my truck and car than on my bike or sitting in a chair. I think it is the bucket type seat that does me in. I get those extremely painful cramps too your describing when I first get on the bike after not being on it for awhile. You have to let your leg dangle or stand up on the pegs real quick to get it to go away. Sounds similar but never thought of a bad hip. Good Luck with your surgery!

That's remarkable that you said that. I fell on 2/4/14 and pretty much destroyed the disc between L5/ S1 with some protrusion also from L5/ L4. It was an agonizing 7 weeks almost to end of March, 2014 before I went under the knife and the results were not completely good. Got rid of the very intense sciatica pain , but left me with the piriformis syndrome in my right butt cheek and very serious right leg weakness. The surgeon said the sciatica nerve, I refer to it as my psychotic nerve, was strangulated and pinched so bad that it was bright purple. Guess the normal color is cream colored. Anyways I can't ride more than 45-60 minutes in the wife's Altima and about two hours in my F-150 before I have to get out and walk around. But I can ride just about gas tank to gas tank on my Wing. Maybe it's because black is not only fast it is the smoothest riding wing. I asked the surgeon about that and he said it probably was all related the riding position sitting on the wing versus sitting in the other vehicles seats. I never considered the riding position to be optimum with the GL1800, but I'll take it and I always carry Advil whenever I ride.


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That's remarkable that you said that. I fell on 2/4/14 and pretty much destroyed the disc between L5/ S1 with some protrusion also from L5/ L4. It was an agonizing 7 weeks almost to end of March, 2014 before I went under the knife and the results were not completely good. Got rid of the very intense sciatica pain , but left me with the piriformis syndrome in my right butt cheek and very serious right leg weakness. The surgeon said the sciatica nerve, I refer to it as my psychotic nerve, was strangulated and pinched so bad that it was bright purple. Guess the normal color is cream colored. Anyways I can't ride more than 45-60 minutes in the wife's Altima and about two hours in my F-150 before I have to get out and walk around. But I can ride just about gas tank to gas tank on my Wing. Maybe it's because black is not only fast it is the smoothest riding wing. I asked the surgeon about that and he said it probably was all related the riding position sitting on the wing versus sitting in the other vehicles seats. I never considered the riding position to be optimum with the GL1800, but I'll take it and I always carry Advil whenever I ride.


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I had similar surgery almost 23 years ago (at age 33!). I would say that my pre-surgery experience was similar. If I sat with my feet out in front and my shoulders behind my hips (like in a car), I was in pain pretty quickly. If I sat upright (shoulders over hips, hips over feet) like my riding position on my GL1200, I was OK for a considerably longer period of time.

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