No more SD GT, traded for 2020 Ninja 1000SX May 2020

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No more SD GT, traded for 2020 Ninja 1000SX May 2020

Post by jjscsix » Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:09 pm

I traded my Superduke GT last week for a new 2020 Kawasaki 1000SX. I had 31,000 miles in the GT in just over two years. I did not want to rack up big miles with no warranty. So I decided it was time to go. This is pretty normal for me.

I have put 600 miles on the 1000SX in the four days I've owned it and I love the bike.
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Post by Aussie Dave » Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:24 pm

G'day jjscsix, or should that be "jjscSX"..... ;)

I was just reading a review about the 2020 1000SX in my current AMCN bike magazine..... :lol:

Kawasaki has done a bit of work on them and they are now the same wet weight as the SDGT. A very nice bike!

I'm not likely to put many kms/miles on my GT in the next couple of months as I am going in for hip replacement surgery on Thursday...... I know..., me and hospitals... :roll: ., but they reckon I'll be out by Sunday.

Happy riding on that SX'y machine ;)
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Post by jjscsix » Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:37 pm

Thanks Dave. I will pop in to this forum from time to time - you and I have a good history.

Best of luck on the hip replacement. My riding buddy went through it a few years ago. About three months after his surgery we took a 4,000 mile trip and he was fine.

I love the new bike. I just did the 600 mile service myself today. I had a 2011 and it's amazing how much they have improved this bike, and I loved the first one. This one feels much lighter than the old one even though its 14 lbs more. The tweaks to the front suspension geometry made a major difference. That along with a new seat, fantastic TFT instruments, improved fairing, better gas mileage.....
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Post by Aussie Dave » Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:11 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: ........ but still no center stand.... :lol: ;) .

Glad to hear others are still riding even with metal CV joints in their hips! I was a bit worried when the radiation oncology doctors advise that the blast of radiation they will give me (to control calcification post surgery), may cause the bone to be more prone to fracturing in a fall....... I thought, hmmmm, that might be code for 'hand in your bike keys'........ so I'll wait and see how I'm feeling in 2-3 months time :| .

Oh yes, silver is a slick colour on the SX........
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Post by jjscsix » Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:17 am

How did the surgery go?
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Post by Aussie Dave » Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:01 am

:D Cheers jjscsix

I'm back home (since tuesday..... it's now 9am Thursday on this side of the rock). 5.5 days in hospital.

Bloody amazing..... there is only one small scar (app 3" long) as they do the entire operation in from the front, instead of the old way via the rear with your ankle up near an ear(no butt cuts in this procedure :lol: ).

So recovery is super fast, and there are very few post op restrictions on movement.

Of course, it's in my DNA to be difficult, so my op was a "long" one - 3.5 hrs on the table instead of the average 1-2hrs....... but as my original trauma occurred back in 1986, the body has been trying to repair itself for 34yrs and I overheard one of the surgical team comment that there was a lot of cleaning out to prepare the site. Also, because of the long time on the table they think I dehydrated which probably caused some low blood pressure and low red cell blood counts and some 38.6 temperature spikes..... I always felt good, but you gotta have the right numbers before they let you go home!

I've not heard of many needing a blast of nuclear radiation to prevent re-calcification of the new joint - but I'm one of them - so that adds an extra day or two to recovery....... although I don't glow in the dark and still can't see through walls....... :lol:

I am impressed though...... I feel like I don't need crutches, but I'll do as they advise during recovery..... I don't want to go back in again any time soon....... although there were plenty of pretty young things..... and the foof was good .....hmmmm ;)

Also, the surgeon told me the hip joint he chose for me was the type he would choose for himself.... very robust and zero problems!

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Post by mick shere » Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:26 am

Glad all well mate, make sure you dont rush recovery eh? ;)
Our local, hospital are doing the hip replacement as outpatients now :shock:

Take care and dont shoot the physio's

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Post by jjscsix » Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:00 pm

Good to hear Dave. You are very close to being the bionic man!
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Post by Aussie Dave » Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:56 am

:lol: ...... That dose of radiation has given me super powers...... I can climb tall buildings and see in the dark, well, once the swelling goes away :lol: :lol:

The big thing with these hip replacements is the new procedure - anterior vs posterior, in from the front means you only have a 3" scar and very fast recovery vs the old in from the rear :shock: with the huge 'C' shaped cut from hip to groin and months of movement restrictions during recovery.......

Here's a non 'R' rated selfie for fun....... that's it, one small scar, except for the post op swelling if I overdo the exercises and sitting/standing thing......
My Anterior hip-hop scar 13Jun20 (2).jpg
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