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As @bikerian has said listen to your body you will find yourself feeling very tired very quickly ..... but I am a fine one to talk.
When I was due to start the strip down of the wrecked bike that was to become my supercharged Bird I managed to snap the tendon that runs over the top of the knuckle on my first finger right hand (repairing my van) ..... 3 months with the hand and forearm totally immobilised! I stripped the bike down to an engine in the frame with my left hand only.

I found a little 'bike time' at weekends sensible to keep my head straight.

On the wheel I wouldn't have it straightened. It could be done but in order to get the grain direction correct (correct strength) you would need a specific heating and cooling regime and the rim would need to be 'massaged' back into shape. Not an easy task, actually rather specialised and expensive. A new wheel is the way to go.
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As @bikerian has said listen to your body you will find yourself feeling very tired very quickly ..... but I am a fine one to talk.
When I was due to start the strip down of the wrecked bike that was to become my supercharged Bird I managed to snap the tendon that runs over the top of the knuckle on my first finger right hand (repairing my van) ..... 3 months with the hand and forearm totally immobilised! I stripped the bike down to an engine in the frame with my left hand only.

I found a little 'bike time' at weekends sensible to keep my head straight.

On the wheel I wouldn't have it straightened. It could be done but in order to get the grain direction correct (correct strength) you would need a specific heating and cooling regime and the rim would need to be 'massaged' back into shape. Not an easy task, actually rather specialised and expensive. A new wheel is the way to go.
Agreed I'll listen to my body and the advise to go in small steps.
Priority will actually to get my customers bikes out first. Then turn my attention to
Phoenix.
As for the wheel in was thinking the same thing. With my machinist background I understand completely. And hearing it from an engineers aspect just solidifies my path. Its about a 8 month wait as the wheel is made when ordered. So saving 1400.00 is worth the wait.
 
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Took a very bad hit Tuesday heading into work. So my babies going to be getting some reconstructive surgery. As am I... But I'm here an healing. Never lost conscience through the entire ordeal.
Ride safe gear up folks it's a life or death choice.
Holy hell, Bees. I'm checking to the end of this thread to see if there are any updates. Please rest up and heal fast.

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Bees,
Ya know that I've got Flooded Bird still sitting in the driveway. Frame and all is good, side casings all good. I was keeping it all so if I wrecked the bike I could rebuild mine... but time flies and life has kept me busy but... I could put it in the truck and haul it down there for a parts mule for you. I have time off coming at Christmas. Christmas at my Sis in laws in Phoenix wouldn't be a bad thing. It's yours if you want it.

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You keep it God forbid you ever end up down this road. I've got a factory unstained frame already in the wings. The rest of the pieces are going to be one offs from here. I'll be good
Just sourced a complete pretty much brand new harness from Australia. I will take the tank though if you would like to bring it down.
 

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You keep it God forbid you ever end up down this road. I've got a factory unstained frame already in the wings. The rest of the pieces are going to be one offs from here. I'll be good
Just sourced a complete pretty much brand new harness from Australia. I will take the tank though if you would like to bring it down.
If you can't source a tank I could send it your way. Those are getting harder to find than Birds teeth!

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Ok update
X-rays done on left knee. Hardware took very good. So the brace is off unless I'm doing a great deal of movement. I go back in 4 weeks. They're gonna X-ray both legs to make sure it's still progressing. At that time we'll start loading the left leg to get me back to normal mobility. Right thumb is almost healed as well. 3 more weeks and i should be back to normal on loading it as well. Burns are healing very quickly. Only a couple that are still open. The groin actually closed up about a 1/4 inch all around the edges in the last week. Back is still sore but it's getting more tolerable and I'm able to lay on my sides for short intervals.
 
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Tank maybe found. I also posted a thread on a Longshot. For the German handle solo seat. To see if anyone might be interested in 3rd party transactioning for me.
 

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Been a bit of a rough weekend. Saturday afternoon my right side of my back began to spasm. Bad enough to tell the misses to take me into the ER. Took some X-rays and nothing look like it got pulled out of place because of the contractions. They weren't grand Mal but wow they'd yank my assistance over pretty good. Poor folks probably thought I had turrets lol. So now I can add diazapene to my list of feel good pills.
Otherwise doing well was planning to start working on the kawasaki but until I can get this under control I gotta wait. 😟
 
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