Greetings my fellow Versys fans,
This is my first post, I've been lurking for over a year sponging in the incredibly useful information consistently posted on this site, this group is the best.
The reason I'm sad is that I recently had a bad grand mal seizure (my first at the ripe age of 51), which put me in the hospital for a while since I stopped breathing for a bit. The docs couldn't find the cause, so couldn't prescribe meds.
Long story short, as condition of my discharge I cannot ride my beloved orange Versys 650LT for a while, if ever. So it's with regret that I need to find a loving owner. The bike is showroom condition and only has 416 miles! KBB doesn't even cover such a scenario. I was planning a cross country trip before this all went to hell, but at least I'm healthier now, life happens.
I wanted to ask this group where you suggest I post such a bike for sale? I still need another post to get out of newbie stage and go to classifieds here, but wondering if cycletrader, ebay motors, craigs list etc. are good ways to go? I contacted several kawi dealers and of course they offered me $4k, which is a shame for a bike that was $10k with accessories not long and not many miles ago. I also have about $1500 in high end apparel (Rukka Jacket, Arai and Biltwell Helmets, TCX boots etc) that haven't been used, but think ebay my best bet there.
I'm under the weather still and don't want to spend my time with scamsters that reside in the latter of those places. I'm thinking cutting any asking price in this forum would at least guarantee a passionate owner and give back? THe pictures I'm uploading suck, but will give a general idea of the bike. I'm in Miami. Any advice appreciated. -
meesh, i understand your dilemma. we all face more and more health issues as we age that can impact our riding. true seizures are a big one .... no riding, no driving, etc. but 51yo? that's still young in my book. at the risk of someone getting pissed at me, i'm going to comment .... but no matter what i may say, you MUST follow the strict instructions of your doctors/medical team. my commentary is just that, and i hope it may give you ideas that you might further discuss with your doctors. short of having an EEG done at just the right time, seizures are very HISTORICAL. we rely heavily on patient testimony and people who witnessed the event.
when a person has a "seizure", aside from a history, it needs to be thoroughly worked up for a cause. when no cause is found, it's called idiopathic epilepsy, with usual onset in children and adolescents. "new onset seizures" in adulthood require that the neurologist look for a number of primary causes to explain them, as new seizures in an adult are not generally considered normal. they need to be medically documented with an EEG if at all possible (proving it's a seizure) and head scans and broad lab are required to look for causes. there are MANY CAUSES of true seizures, with differences in treatment and prognosis/restrictions. on the other hand, false/pseudo seizures are far more prevalent, and confusion in the diagnosis of true vs pseudo seizures is rampant in the medical world. it's usually a hard diagnosis to make, except in the most clear cut cases. it indeed would be a shame if you had to stop riding over an erroneous seizure diagnosis. many things appear to be seizures to the lay public but are not. (btw, some of these non seizure causes are just as dangerous to you and other riders as seizures themselves !!)
NOW, don't run out to your garage and go riding !!! until a person has been completely ruled out for seizures by their doctor, we err on the side of extreme caution. no riding nor driving until cleared by YOUR doctor.
your current neurologist might have already pegged the diagnosis and ruled out all primary causes, as well as sent you for a second opinion. if so, you know what you're dealing with. IF NOT, i strongly suggest you find a multi doctor clinic specializing exclusively in neurology, get a complete workup, as well as several "second opinions" so that you can make the appropriate life choice regarding your riding future. you'll need to tell the neurologist IN DETAIL what happened to you and what was witnessed by others.
riding is a big part of my life, as i presume it is for everyone here. i'd hate to see anyone have to stop riding without a firm rationale for doing so. pardon any unintended offense.
btw, any opinions on a permanent "riding and aging issues" thread on the site ?