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    Damn hips
    on: Feb 26, 2019, 02.41 am
    Feb 26, 2019, 02.41 am
    Well I had planned on keeping my Trophy forever but I might have to sell it as it doesnít look like I will be riding anything. I have dropped it twice as my hip pops out of socket, luckily my friends caught it the second time so no damage. Doc says need two hips and maybe one knee. Itís hell to get old and start wearing out. Other than that I am healthy as a 50 year old. I am 70. Maybe have to look for a Grom or maybe a 300cc. I am bummed.  :161:

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    Re: Damn hips
    Reply #1 on: Feb 26, 2019, 04.02 am
    Feb 26, 2019, 04.02 am
    Sorry to hear, but I can relate, will be 70 in June and sometimes the Trophy seems a bit portly.  My problem is sciatica, and it can cause the 'landing leg' to feel weak.

    Not easy to be us.....

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    Re: Damn hips
    Reply #2 on: Feb 26, 2019, 04.23 am
    Feb 26, 2019, 04.23 am
    I can certainly relate. Old age is catching up...Hips and knees are failing.. I love the trophy, but have to be so very careful when I touch down. I don't have those issues when I'm in my Speed Triple.


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    Re: Damn hips
    Reply #3 on: Feb 26, 2019, 05.23 am
    Feb 26, 2019, 05.23 am
    I could keep riding my Harley as itís easier for me to hold up since itís so much lower. But has a lot of miles on it and wouldnít want to go any long distances with it. Plus heavy as hell.

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    Re: Damn hips
    Reply #4 on: Feb 26, 2019, 05.30 pm
    Feb 26, 2019, 05.30 pm
    If the trophy is getting too heavy, you could try a BMW F800gt or a Yamaha Tracer 900. They're fun bikes and both are reliable.
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    Re: Damn hips
    Reply #5 on: Feb 27, 2019, 01.51 pm
    Feb 27, 2019, 01.51 pm
    Everytime I get on my TTSE I wish it was an inch or two lower but I can't give it up as it is such a great bike for long distance riding.

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    Re: Damn hips
    Reply #6 on: Feb 27, 2019, 02.32 pm
    Feb 27, 2019, 02.32 pm
    I sold my BMW K1600GTL, which was an incredibly exciting performer, to get the almost 100 lbs. lighter Trophy. The weight savings is noticeable when the Mrs. decides to ride along. My Trophy feels lightweight by comparison, but at this stage in life, I might be ready to downsize again in another five or six years. Who knows? The good news, as ikkieman has stated, there are some compelling choices out there in middle weight motorcycles, when it comes to that.  :018:

    I myself am not at all interested in a three wheeler. When I get to the point that I cannot lean a motorcycle into a curve anymore, I will stick to a convertible.
    But thatís just me...

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    Re: Damn hips
    Reply #7 on: Feb 27, 2019, 05.15 pm
    Feb 27, 2019, 05.15 pm
    Xhdracer,

    That's depressing.   I'm 65, and for the moment at least there is nothing on the horizon that would suggest I have to give up the bike.   But being a realist I know for a fact that i'll find a use for the bus pass sooner or later. 

    I know a few people that have had hip and knee replacements and you would know it to look at them.   One takes part in my local 5k Park Run every Saturday and I still can't beat the bugger.   so maybe no all is lost and if you can sling yoru leg over a smaller, lighter bike, the furture is bright. 

    Good luck.    :028:

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