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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 11th, 2009, 12:01 am Thread Starter
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Messed up Coccyx

Does anyone ride a 1200 or 1300 GT with a damaged or Coccyx that has healed wrong .

Do you do anything special to keep it from bothering you?

the Dr. said most when damaged curve more and cause a pinching situation but what ever I did it straightened mine out so it is sort of like sitting on a arrow head "LOL"

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My L-series is sort of messed up due to compression after 50 years on a bike. I just pop an Aleve or two and apply some topical muscle-rub ointment and tuff it out before a long ride.

Sometimes it doesn't bother me at all. However, when the GT starts throwing crap back at me (e.g. Spraying gasoline where it doesn't belong, stalling, BBS, popping yellow exclamations up on the dash, or nitch-shifting into the lower gears) it's amazing how much back pain (tension) comes back to haunt me. I can't imagine adding a squealing clutch to the mix.

If it really bothers me a lot, I map a detour and go see Jean at The World Famous Mustang Ranch (she's one of their two licensed massage therapists of 7 varieties) outside Sparks, NV on exit 28 on the I-80. She makes it all better...in more ways than one.

Then I forget everything - and even the pain - and for a very long, long time.


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So Mack if I can tough out the first 1676 miles or so it will be a breeze after that???

I have been sitting on the GT a lot and with the lean fwd it seems to be more comfortable that my V Star thats for sure and the GT has a lot of the things I am looking for.
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The lean forward keeps the pressure off my Coccyx and was one of the reasons I left my '05RT for the KGT. I ride with my bars all the way down and support as much of my weight as I can with my legs. So far no issues with the long distances.
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thanks Bandera that is sort of what I am seeing, also with my feet under me it is easier to move around, feet fwd is not working well at all
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I have L5-S1 fusion and the K1200GT feels fine with the bars all the way down and the standard seat in the high position.

Was there a question?

When in doubt, apply more throttle.
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Thanks DrD, I am hoping to have a good downpayment put back by Oct so maybe there will be some good deal on late model, low milage tradeins?
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