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  1. 1st4stroke41

    clavicle repaired, return to riding time?

    It's been a long road but my doc released me back to 100%. I asked about motocross and he laughed and said that's up to you. But your collar bone should be the strongest spot in your body. A theory I don't wish to test. Rode Sunday, shoulder is fine, skills are very rusty. Took 5 months, hope to never do that again.
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    clavicle repaired, return to riding time?

    Got xrays today. Forgot to take a picture or get a copy. Doc says 2 more months before motocross. He wouldn't know what woods racing is....... Oh crap, I think I'll easy my way into it and see how it feels. I haven't listened so far, I just do what feels "not real bad" lol
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    clavicle repaired, return to riding time?

    9 weeks for me since the get off. Tossed the sling on day 5. I have full range of motion but its weak. Can carry 40 lb bags ok. Full duty at work, get an X-ray on the 20th. Hope I can start riding. I ride a ttr125 a little but my ktm is calling me.
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    clavicle repaired, return to riding time?

    How are you doing triple? I'm pretty much back to normal, just stiff and feels heavy. No bike yet, I'll stay off that until I get cleared. I too don't ever want to do this again.
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    clavicle repaired, return to riding time?

    Thanks Dr Mark. Looks like it's back to loafing for me. I don't see the doc again until 7/22/13. I go back to full duty on 7/1/13, had to call the doctor today. The lady in the office didn't get the info of what I needed. I got it worked out.
  6. I had surgery to repair my broken collar bone. A plate and dozen screws. My doc was a bit conservative I think in my return to use of my arm. He's very busy and I can't get an appointment again for another month. I'm at 5 weeks post op and can do most things pain free. I don't try and lift 50lb with that arm but I do use it. My wife and kids say I don't know what light duty is. I went back to work on day 5, desk job so far. Heavy equipment mechanic by trade. I was to stay light duty till july 1st when I went back to see doctor. That got moved to the 22nd. I asked to be released before the appointment, thinking on the 1st. Nope cut me loose Friday, return to full duty and no restrictions. Called yesterday, released yesterday. Now I have to go back to my normal job. Since I'm released from my doc I was hoping I could get some realistic recommendations here. What should I be doing? I rode my bike around the yard/field today with my kids. That was nice but the bar vibration hurts a little at more than 2nd gear idling around. I ran the weed wacker a while and changed some oil in the cars. Really I'm not limited much at all, can't sleep on that side or lift over my head, otherwise pretty good. I don't want to break the hardware that's holding me together. Is there a chance of that? Should I be riding? What about working where I lift, pull and push a lot? xray was at 2 weeks
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    Another collar bone

    Operation took a little more than an hour. Recovery was another hour or so. They get u woke up enough to put your pants on and your out of there. I went back light duty today. Still hurts a lot. My chest is green. Also I'm cut front to back not side to side seems strange. That muscle on top my shoulder is thick. And now appears cut. I've got a rib or scapula giving me at least pain to the collar bone right now. I'll get a pic next week of the repair and time to return to racing.
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    Another collar bone

    Well had it repaired. Bone was in 4 pieces that didn't show in the X-ray. First 24 hours SUCKED. Just now letting up pain wise I don't go back for 10 days, was told leave sling on And lift nothing. Getting back to work is main concern right now. Doc said fine as long as I don't lift or remove sling. I'm a mechanic, not sure that will work.
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    Just broke my collar bone

    What about pro riders, break theirs and race a few weeks later. My plan is no sling and back to work in a week. My house payment doesn't stop. I'll just not use that arm for more than a fork. Heck I can do that now. Ride, was hoping a month. Broken scapula or the AC separation was only 3 weeks off the bike.
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    Another collar bone

    Going in Friday to get it repaired. I think he is good, I hear he is. Having more opinions is always better. Thanks guys. Wonder how long I'll be off the bike??
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    Another collar bone

    Had a high speed get off Sunday. Caught a rut with my front tire ended up high sided in forth. Broke my collar bone. I've separated my shoulder, broke a scapula and now this. I've learned they all hurt a LOT. Busted my helmet
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    300 XCW wet mod vent

    I did the mod with the vent. Puked oil out the vent, leaked at the bottom vent hole also. I used a new gasket and siliconed the weep hole shut. Total waste of time.
  13. We have plenty of GP races on the east coast, but we have a bunch of trees that get in the way sometimes.
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    Achilles injury?

    While I couldnt pin down the first injury, my achilles area gets stiff and sore while I sit still. I notice upon standing. Yesterday I jumped my bike a little, basiclly slam into a dip then a 3 foot hump. When I hit instant sting and buring in the same area. Used some ice last night, today it's constant dull ache, burning a little, movement doesn't make it better or worse. Ideas? Also racing Sunday, might make it worse.
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    Red powervalve spring

    For tight woods I hate that red spring and for sure don't want the dolly screw backed out. Made my 300 try to kill me and came close enough for me, I run the yellow spring and tune it with the screw.