Knowing what you do now, how would answer the question of whether you would buy another one.
Yep, that is what the poll asked... would you buy again, need to own one first to do it again....But you did buy one?
The issue here is with yourself not the bike which the poll doesn't realistically account for. I felt your pain having had a knee replaced last November. That together with a tune has made the bike so much more intrinsically valuable from an enjoyment perspective. Was back on it 9 weeks and 3 days after procedure.Yep, that is what the poll asked... would you buy again, need to own one first to do it again....
Until I get knee replacements, the FTR postion hurts too much only after an hour riding. Even the Motus with it much better foot position starts to hurt after a few hours... the only bike that does not is the RM.
Hey Mal, I think the poll indeed includes the above issues. It was designed to be a subjective assessment of the happiness level owners have, or don't have. Sounds like the "yes" votes will easily take the day...The issue here is with yourself not the bike which the poll doesn't realistically account for. I felt your pain having had a knee replaced last November. That together with a tune has made the bike so much more intrinsically valuable from an enjoyment perspective. Was back on it 9 weeks and 3 days after procedure.
Let's play again:
If you had no discomfort in your knees would you buy an FTR again?
Hi Mal, I'm with you, and I'll bet you rocked through rehab to get back riding. Excellent job! Candidly, I thought there was going to be a lot more "I don't know" answers, given some of the non-fixable issues of a small range and lots of heat.Hi Bob, the "knowing what you know now" with all the quirks and foibles of the FTR clearly on the forum it didn't imply happiness level to me, but as an engineer I saw it more as design/mechanical/electrical gremlin survey. I obviously read it wrong! But with similar historical knee issues even when I was experiencing serious pain and discomfort my answer would still have been a resounding yes as there was nothing wrong with the bike itself, my surgery was booked and I knew it was going to get better. Let me expand a little. My subjective assessment is that the FTR actively encouraged and hastened my healing process after my knee procedure as I was told categorically it would be at least three months before I would be able get back on it and only then if I attained an adequate bend capability in the replacement knee.
In summation if you're heading for a knee replacement or two buying an FTR (or any other bike that needs more than 110 degree knee bend angle to ride it) is a great motivator and if you don't have one go buy one 10 weeks before you go under the grinder. I am thankfully in a much better place now and think once Eeyore gets his knees done and finds himself in the same position his answer would possibly be the opposite to what it is today?