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Old 09-20-2010, 06:07 AM   #42
markbvt OP
Beastly Adventurer
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Georgia, Vermont (that's one town, not two states)
Oddometer: 2,784
Update: I only lasted 9 days till frustration and boredom overcame common sense and I went for a short ride. Got out the XR650L on Saturday, put a Throttle Rocker on the right grip, and rode to a friend's party 15 miles away and back. It worked out fine -- I could actually control the throttle and front brakes very well. The only problem was operating the clutch -- my left hand is still weak, and I can't use my middle finger, so I had to adopt more of a full-arm motion for pulling in the clutch lever.

But it was just too damn nice out on Saturday, and I was too pissed off at being cooped up inside. No, this won't be a regular occurrence -- I want to heal properly -- but mental health is important too.

'11 Triumph Tiger 800 XC / '03 Honda XR650L / '01 Triumph Bonneville cafe

My ride reports: Missile silos, Labrador, twisties, and more

Bennington Triumph Bash, May 29-31, 2015
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