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About 1 1/2 months ago I went to 2 orthopedic surgeons for fixing some old joint damage "again". i.e. the pain has gotten worse.
The first doc didn't say what I wanted to hear thus doc #2.
Well, 21 years of running search warrants, SWAT, and Tactical K9 have caught up with me at 69 years old. Too much damage, so braces and occasional shots of cortisone.
So, rather than risk more injuries I sold the bike, and bought another Jeep.
Like the Harley, it's a virtual "customization money pit", but, it has seat belts and a roll cage.
I'm still working for Harley Davidson but, they've been good about realizing my limitations, and I'm having a ball with the Jeep and a garage full of tools.
I'd forgotten how much fun I'd had in those old Jeeps.

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Getting older is all about adapting. I can still have fun - just in different ways than I used to!
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I quit riding my Harley several years ago. I dicided my reflexes and strength weren't really up to the task any more and it was safer for both me and everyone else to just park it. I gave it to my grandson.


I bought a Jeep and I've become a wimp. It has a hardtop. I appreciate the heater on cold mornings and the AC on hot days.
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I still have an old AMC and your right it's a money pit. Hard to find parts for anymore unless JC Whitney has them.
AMC put a 304 V8 in the CJs they were a hot rod in their day. And like you guys said it looks like I'm going
to sell the bike. Maybe the old jeep also and go buy a newer one.
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I quit riding my Harley several years ago. I dicided my reflexes and strength weren't really up to the task any more and it was safer for both me and everyone else to just park it. I gave it to my grandson.


I bought a Jeep and I've become a wimp. It has a hardtop. I appreciate the heater on cold mornings and the AC on hot days.
What size engne do they have in those now? And can you still get one with a standard? I don't want an
automatic in a Jeep, that would just take all of the fun out of it.
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Well, 21 years of running search warrants, SWAT, and Tactical K9 have caught up with me at 69 years old.
Well Brother, at 73 I can tell you it don't get no better! Right now I'm in pain 24-7 and walk with a cane.

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So, rather than risk more injuries I sold the bike,
I hate to hear that but it's understandable... Mine, while still in the garage, hasn't been ridden in years. If that 800 pound heifer ever decided to lay down there is no way I could get her back up again.

Nevertheless I still occasionally sit and look at her. A little dusty, but still beautiful after all these years...

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A lot of older folks are going with those Spiders. But at that price you can pick up a good used Mazda Miata,
for just cruising around in. A lot of Miata owners head out east to dive the Blue Ridge Parkway.
There is a Miata rally out there every year.

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Default my years of riding motorcycles and racing them, too,

caught up with me when i laid my BMW down on a freeway...metal rod, screws and plate in right leg. an x-ray of it looks like a VW engine exploded inside my leg...

i've gone thru a couple of jeeps, too now got a Toyota ProSport 4wd.

had a couple of the original 4wd, too...horses.


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Around here you'll get you ass run over if on a motorcycle... Or a car, for that matter.....

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last time a laid down a motorcycle i was 40 years old and it hurt like h*ll! sold it the next week never got on one again , so call me a whimp i dont care, thiers not enought drugs to help me threw another lay down
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