Sold my baby and feeling eeeuugh

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by English Mike, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. English Mike

    English Mike Active Member

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    Well my beautiful 2006 Heritage Softy has gone to a new home and for the full asking price. I should be pleased but I don't. What can I do with this flamin arthritis disease.

    I am wondering if I could cope with a trike so as soon as the HD trike is available I'm going to try it and see how I get on. God I miss her. Am I sad or what? It is after all only metal and paint and plastic.:newsmile068:
     
  2. martin14

    martin14 Active Member

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    wow.. thats really tough :(

    Hope the trike bit works out for you.
     
  3. DDogg

    DDogg Junior Member

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    Evendentally your arthritis is bad enough to have you tell yourself you can't ride anymore. I feel for you greatly. There was (is) a post about when are you to old to ride. I believe it's up to you and you alone to say, hey, I can't handle this anymore. I hope your illness doesn't keep you from doing other things you love. I'd feel the same, and can I say I'd feel worst if I didn't have my baby. We all love to ride. So when the time comes to hang up the boots, I don't think anyone of us would or could handle the sitruation any better. I would think a Trike would be more stable and easier to get on and off. I wish you the best and maybe see you on three wheels real soon.
     
  4. Oldschoolman

    Oldschoolman New Member

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    What meds have you tried. Some good long term relief out there if it works for you. Embral, is holding mime at bay, Good luck
     
  5. HarleyHarry

    HarleyHarry Banned

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    Even "just paint and metal" can have a soul Mike. I've not found myself in the situation you are in now but I think I can understand a little of what you're going through. You wonder if a trike will be any better. Logic would say "yes" as there is, in a proper riding position, a lot less strain on the hands and fingers but only with a correct backrest. I wonder how a normal trike or quad would compare? Are there any tracks around where you live so you could hire one and try it out?
     
  6. miketini24

    miketini24 Member

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    man, i can't imagine. hope the trike works out bro.
     
  7. 03classic

    03classic Junior Member

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    Mike,
    I hope things work out for you and that you can enjoy your new bike with the passion you had for your old one.
     
  8. B-1B_Guy

    B-1B_Guy Junior Member

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    Life is short.....

    Buy that trike and ride while you're still able.
     
  9. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    A bit of a switch "--Sellers remorse..." well the good news is you have HD orange running in your veins and will probably find a trike that will suit your needs....good luck in your search!

    I know in 'bout 20 years I will probably be in the same boat...but a Trike is actually something to look forward to, and the grandkids will be grown by then to carry the tradition forward, I say not a bad deal any way you cut it...
     
  10. ProF

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    When you get the trike (and I hope you do), just don't forget what you're on, and try to lane-split!:D