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    Getting Back In The Saddle - Any advise welcome

    Blimey, it's been a while
    Not owned a bike since 2017 following a double knee replacement, surgeons advised against riding because of the vibration knocking my new titanium knee joints around.
    Bollocks to that, I'm hanging out to get back on a bike
    Thing is, what would be a good choice of bike to ease myself back into life on two wheels?

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    It sounds odd but have you thought about getting something with feet forward controls? It strikes me that this could well be beneficial for you as well as something with footboards rather than footpegs perhaps?

    Bike suggestions could be a Triumph Bonneville America LT - It depends on your budget too of course. How much of an issue are the knees?

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    Welcome back Max...
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    Go check out the new Nonda 1100cc Rebel, right up yer alley that will be! Can only check it out on line currently, cause they're not here yet, be June/July before you can even sit on one, but hey, you can have my booked (first in NZ) I believe test ride.
    It'd do everything you wanted and more, similar size to the ol S7 and a bit gruntier with lots style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FattyMax View Post
    Blimey, it's been a while
    Not owned a bike since 2017 following a double knee replacement, surgeons advised against riding because of the vibration knocking my new titanium knee joints around.
    Bollocks to that, I'm hanging out to get back on a bike
    Thing is, what would be a good choice of bike to ease myself back into life on two wheels?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FattyMax View Post
    ... Thing is, what would be a good choice of bike to ease myself back into life on two wheels?
    Anything that you can sit on ... and not be hunched up like a dog having a shit. Nothing too heavy you can't lift off the deck without damaging yourself.

    And something you can be flat-footed (or near to) when your stopped.

    A multi cylinder would have less vibration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemonLord View Post
    I'll need two of them, one for each cheek of my arse

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    Quote Originally Posted by caseye View Post
    Go check out the new Nonda 1100cc Rebel,
    I had a look. I cant decide if that is really nice or quite ugly. I think it is ugly by itself but looks better with a rider on it. It's growing on me...
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    ...get a comfy ol ' sportster and ride it like you stole it...you wont get any tickets...

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    How about an overgrown trailie like a VStrom 650? Bit of a leg swing to get on but riding position should be comfy and not too heavy or vibrating like a road flattener.
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    Blah Hahahaaha cracked me up

    Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
    Anything that you can sit on ... and not be hunched up like a dog having a shit. Nothing too heavy you can't lift off the deck without damaging yourself.

    And something you can be flat-footed (or near to) when your stopped.

    A multi cylinder would have less vibration.
    Your similarity I guess to sports bike riders, cracked me up. "like a dog having a shit" hahahaha.

    Even though one of my bikes is sporty still think this funny. Very similar position in my opinion. Except the the dog is maybe having more pleasure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FattyMax View Post
    Blimey, it's been a while
    Not owned a bike since 2017 following a double knee replacement, surgeons advised against riding because of the vibration knocking my new titanium knee joints around.
    Bollocks to that, I'm hanging out to get back on a bike
    Thing is, what would be a good choice of bike to ease myself back into life on two wheels?
    Good on you getting back into riding.
    If I were you, knees and all I would go for a low bike, probably a cruiser type with an inline smooth 4 cylinder engine. Ie little vibration.
    A v twin cruiser may have too much vibration?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketman1 View Post
    Your similarity I guess to sports bike riders, cracked me up. "like a dog having a shit" hahahaha.

    Even though one of my bikes is sporty still think this funny. Very similar position in my opinion. Except the the dog is maybe having more pleasure?
    And the dog is seldom risking his life in doing it.


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    worth considering that a taller bike may be kinder to the knees while riding. I had crash bars on my v strom and mounted some forward mounted footpegs for giving my legs a spell on long rides. Well worth it and cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketman1 View Post
    Good on you getting back into riding.
    If I were you, knees and all I would go for a low bike, probably a cruiser type with an inline smooth 4 cylinder engine. Ie little vibration.
    A v twin cruiser may have too much vibration?
    Yeah but he might as well enjoy the bike instead of crippling it.
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