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I need some help from everyone. I just had a severe injury to my arm playing football (just for fun sadly) and am now disabled. My bones ulnar and radial bones are being fused at the head and they are sawing my ulnar bone in half and taking a piece out and putting a plate in with screws. All of this for having a sunday at the park playing some ball. SADLY, I will never be able to ride again according to my hand surgeon.

This leaves me to having to sell my bike on top of losing my career as a correctional officer. I had finished over 40 college hours towards my degree in law enforcement...I was going to be a cop and then a detective after 5 years on working the beat. They told me I will never be able to do any work even close to that and that I will have to change my career. So, I am starting completely over now career wise. And now I am having to give up my other dream and hobby of riding. I need to sell my bike ASAP to pay for my surgery. With my insurance I have to pay over $7000 for the surgery and physical therapy. I have no idea what perscriptions will cost, so those aren't even included with that estimate.

I have a 2006 Triumph Speedmaster 865CC with only 3,100 miles on her. One owner, garage kept since day one, and has a clear title. I have put almost $3000 dollars extra into her. She has been garage kept since the first day when I purchased her brand new in June 2006.

Extra Accessories Purchased New:
Professional Installed Exhaust-Sounds sweet!
Saddle bag mounts
Saddle Bags
Luggage Rack
Sissy Bar
Heavy Duty Tool Bag
Pannier Kit
Windshield Mounts
Windshield
Custom Handle Bars
Custom Grips
Highway/Crash/Engine Guards(new still in box)
Tank Protector
Triumph Emblem customized on the tank
Black Air Injection Removal Kit
Clutch Lifter Dressup Kit CHROME UNION JACK
RIVCO America/Speedmaster Front Turn Signal Relocators
and a few more items as well

Replace Main Jets (R&R Carbeurators)
Oiled K&N Air Filters
Synchronised Carbs
Custom made air screws for easy synchronising
Has Phreak

As you can see, I love this bike. As much time and money as I put into her to make her unique, take off faster than a harley, even more beautiful than the day I bought her, and to have the ride and sound from her pipes fill my every dream. But I can't keep her anymore since my riding days are gone and she is going to pay to partially fix my arm. I need to sell her ASAP as my surgery is in 3 weeks. Please email for pics and more info. I have all the paperwork...title, receipts, etc. I am asking $8000OBO as I have so much put into her. However, I will entertain any offer. She is well worth that, doesn't have a scratch on her, starts right up every time, tires are like new. Please put the word out that she is for sale. This is hard for me to let her go, but will pay for my surgery, therapy, and hopefully perscriptions. Any suggestions my way, I welcome with open arms and mind.

I also have a Dual Axle Utility Trailer customized to carry 2 motorcycles with tie downs in frame. Can also be used as a regular utility trailer. It has a solid wood floor, ramp, lights, spare with mount, and 15"wheels. Willing to sell for $900 OBO

If you need gear, I have that too. Brand new leather jacket over $400 and Brand New Harley Davidson leather chaps over $150 that were never worn. I got injured right after we bought these so I never had a chance to wear them. I will sell both for $225 OBO.

Thank you all for looking, suggestions, interest, and help during this very difficult time. My email is [email protected]. I live in Dallas, Tx.
 

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I greatly understand exactly what you are telling me. Here is my issue. I have had to surgeries on this hand and arm already. This last one has caused irrepairable damage. That is why they have to fuse the bones. I will never be able to rotate my arm or turn my wrist. I am a very optimistic person in general. However, having so much respect for the bike, other bikers, myself, and my safety, it is not ever going to be safe for me to ride without being able to rotate my arm or move my wrist. Basically it will be locked with about 5-10% movement at most. I know that is not anyway to ever get on a bike, be safe and be able to maneuver in any situation.

I have one of the best hand surgeons in Texas doing this procedure. He is very optimistic as well. From day one he has always been right through my two past surgeries. I healed wonderfully and he told me I would be fine then as long as I was careful. He told me after my last surgery that I needed to be really careful due to the damage I already have. Sadly, I guess I wasn't careful enough playing football. I knew better, but really thought that I wouldn't get hurt.

My doctor was devastated when I came to see him after the accident. I have the utmost trust with him. After many trips to see him, MRI's and MRA's, the tests showed the horrible damage to my ligaments, tendons, cartilage and bones. This injury, he had a really hard time tellling me how badly damaged my arm was and that I would have maybe 5-10% limited usage with my arm and wrist. I know that if there was a chance I could ride again, he would tell me.

I can't thank you enough for your wonderful words and optimistic advice. I wish I could say that I will wait and could get better. However, I have to be honest with myself and accept the changes in my life. And at this time, I unfortunately have to sell my bike just to pay for the surgery and physical therapy costs now that I cannot work. My income went all the way down to less than $500 on long term disability. Hardly enough to pay utility bills and food, much less car, mortgage, insurance, and most importantly my surgery. So, I have to accept what has happened, get better, and start over. It isn't easy, but I will get better. Later down the road, maybe my partner will learn to ride and we can get a side car on another bike. I would still get to enjoy the open road then. We will see. I can't thank you enough for all your optimism.
 

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So, move your dam ned controls so the good wrist does the work. If **** Doohan can race and win with a crap body, you can ride too.
You know, I feel like a complete idiot and never really thought about doing that. I haven't been riding a long time. You made all made some really good points about people with unbelievable handicaps that are still riding. It may be awhile before I can afford to get a bike with altered controls etc. But I will not give up hope. Thank you for the stern and very hopeful comment. I really needed that as you could tell. It is easy to listen to the doctors and get upset right away. I really needed to grasp everything and think about it all before I just threw my hands up and walked away. Thank you all very much. You are right.
 

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So, "aipupper24" has got to be wondering what the **** is going on here! "I just wanted to sell my damn bike!"
LOL.....I actually was enjoying the conversations. I am not just here to sell my bike. I am sure it looks that way and I didn't mean for it to.

It has been a little bit since I posted it for sale. I have had alot of time to think about everything since my doctor first told me all this stuff. But you guys and some riders from another forum have nicely slapped some sense into me. I don't have to give up, just take a break. I can save the money up again and one day afford to get a bike altered to fit my physical needs. I just wasn't thinking about that at the time. I haven't been riding for a long time obviously, so I am glad that I had your feedback.

Riding has always been a dream of mine. I finally got my first bike, and then less than 2 years later I was told all this stuff by my doctor. I just let it control me instead of stepping back and figuring out a way to defy the odds. I never thought about riding any different way then the way I ride now. You guys pushed me and made me realize you can always ride, it just may be a little different than before. So thank you all.

And, I am cracking up at some of the conversations here. I am never one to judge, so "sachiwilson" you do whatever it is you wanna do on your iron butt ride. Obviously you are talking, walking, riding, living life so you must be doing something right to being careful and safe. It is your life, live it however you please. I don't like people telling me how to live my life. I am gay and if people don't like it, they don't have to talk to me. I don't throw it in anyone's face so I don't really care if they have an issue with it. You GO with your bada_s self. Ride ON!!!
 

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I'll share some of my bag of cocaine with him. He won't care much after that.
Oh yeah, "sachiwilson" I am actually a she....lol. aj are my initials. I am not offended just an FYI, I thought it was hilarious. I will have to say no to the offer of sharing....lol...too much fun for me there! J/K :D
 

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you guys crack me up

For Sachiwilson...lol...I am taken as well. People always assume that if there are two lesbians somewhere they should hookup. I am married and very happy as well.

As far as selling the bike to pay for my surgery. I wish I could find a way other than this. The problem is, my surgery is out of network. I chose this in order to have the best hand surgeon out there. Due to not being able to work, my income dropped drastically and we just don't have the money to put forth in order to even get it started. I just found out they won't even pay for the demorol (sp?) pump, ice therapy, or nurse to come out and check my bandaging etc. Luckily, the hospital is in-network so that saves a little bit.

I actually just sold the bike yesterday and got a great deal on it, so all is well. I have to just tell myself for now that it is material possessions and I can replace it later. There are thousands of bikes out there and I will be able to get another and ride again someday....even if it is modified. You guys have helped me understand that. I actually feel like a big a_s pu__y thinking I couldn't ever ride after reading all your stories that are way worse than mine. So, thank you all for your positive words and support. You guys rock.

Oh, and a gay forum? That is hilarious guys. I get along with anyone for the most part...lol. I don't segregate myself to just gay people. It would be cool, but I have straight friends too.

Thank you all for giving me a warm welcome here and helping me get my head out of my a_s! Talk soon guys. I will not be online after May 19th for awhile. That is my surgery date now. Wish me luck and say prayers please.
 
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