I am an owner of a 2015 Versys 650. I had my 2nd ACL surgery yesterday and now I am scared to get back on the bike once i am recovered.
I have riding experience of 18 years and am confident in my riding skills but honestly ive recently lost faith in cage drivers and am considering selling the bike for good. I tore my ACL back in 2012 playing soccer and then reinjured it again 2 years ago.Yesterday I finally had a revision surgery. Has anyone here had similar experience?
have a 2008 versys. fun, bullet proof bike. don't want to give her up, even though i have a 2016 guzzi too. give yourself time. as motorman says, we don't push, pull, walk or carry our bikes, we ride them. small petite women ride 900+lb indians. i saw a small 80ish year old guy with big mama on the back of his goldwing do a u-turn on a busy street in kerrville texas that would make a motorcycle cop blush.
i'm not that old (i think?) but i had bypass surgery emergently in 2014, with post op complications. took a while to recover, but got back on the bike and glad i did. then 2016, blew a disc in by back. bum left leg, so it took a while to recover strength. eventually resumed riding, and glad i did. 13 days ago, blew another disc in my back, had surgery 11 days ago. getting better, but now have a bum RIGHT leg. doing as aggressive rehab as prudence permits, because i like riding, and want to continue ASAP. love riding, wrenching my bike and all the learning that goes with it. when my leg strength comes back, i'll start riding locally, then hopefully get back to touring some again.
riding is certainly physical, and everyone who rides should try to be in decent shape. and you should always work on improving your riding skills too. but i find it more mental that anything else. if you enjoy riding, strengthen that leg and get that bad knee to maximum function. get in optimum physical shape. and unless your knee is permanently UNSTABLE without any recourse (as in, your knee gives out when putting your leg down at a light and you fall over), then get back to riding.