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The best upgrade to my vipers ever made

Discussion in 'SR Viper Talk' started by Yamadog, May 21, 2019.


  1. Yamadog

    Yamadog Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Well after more than twenty years of walking like a duck and riding mainly in a locked in position due to back and hip problems I finally got my right (first) hip replacement last night. After 16 hr's there is no pain nothing but Tylenol and I touched my toes for the first time in 15 years. I was forced to take last year off from riding because I could no longer straddle the seat but now I am able to spread my legs to over 60 degs. 2 nd hip in 4 weeks I will be ready for this season look out 10,000 miles and every drag race this season.

    PS my doctor rides a skidoo ace I said I would take him this winter and show him the light - look Yamaha here comes another believer! :sled1:
     
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  3. Jeff Woodward

    Jeff Woodward Newbie

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    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    '15 Yamaha SR Viper RTX-DX, '09 Yamaha RS Venture, '02 Yamaha Viper
    Be well Yamadog and enjoy your new hips!
     
  4. biffdotorg

    biffdotorg VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
    Dilworth, MN
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    Apex XTX and VIper LTX SE
    Great to hear, and well in advance of the season too! My buddy got his replaced less than a month before a Michigan Trip. He must have been in good shape as his recovery was fast and he was amazed at the lack of pain. The pain he was living with daily.

    Quick recovery! Good luck!
     
  5. pdiddy

    pdiddy Expert

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    Location:
    Southern Maine
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2012 Vector L-TX; 2011 Apex; 2010 Vector LTX GT;
    Congrats Yamadog on the hip upgrades!
     
  6. Yamadog

    Yamadog Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Thanks guys the first went without a hitch 2nd is July 8th by August I should be a new man.

    Any of you doo guys listening in lookout -I'm back -
     
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  7. TOMBOB

    TOMBOB Expert

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    Location:
    Saranac,Michigan.
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2006 VECTOR GT
    good for u yamahadog------had a hip and a right knee done plus open heart surgery
    ride that APEX like it's stolen
     
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  8. Stormbringer

    Stormbringer Extreme

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    Location:
    Valparaiso Indiana
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    18 sidewinder rtx 15 viper rtx
    Sounds to me that you guys are hard core. Looking to replace parts to shed total weight of sled and rider! LOL
    Those are feel good story’s!
     
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  9. VX1R

    VX1R Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
    Inver Grove Heights, MN
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    USA
    Snowmobile:
    Current Riders:
    2017 SideWinder LTX-LE
    2018 SideWinder LTX-LE
    Vintage Riders:
    1980 Enticer 300 Twin
    1984 SS440
    1986 Inviter
    1996 Phazer Mt. Lite Mod
    1998 Phazer Mt. Lite
    Hang in there Yamadog. I had a few surgeries done myself last year (knee replacement and open heart surgery). It sucked that I couldn't ride during the best snowmobiling season in the last 15 years in my area while I was on the mend, but like you said, you'll be a new man.

    Look at the bright side.....you'll be going thought the TSA "Special Line" whenever you fly with your new Bionic parts while the other saps are waiting in the regular lines:)

    Just remember.....Boost is your friend.
     
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  10. Yamadog

    Yamadog Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Thanks guys it is amazing 1 week 2 days and swelling 95% gone no pain just retraining my mind that the leg now works. Did more reps in the gym last couple of days than last 5years. Want to run the I 500 now have to lobby for turbos for cripples! :sled1:or buy back my 14 pro r. :sled2:
     
  11. Rich Kay

    Rich Kay TY 4 Stroke Guru

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    Location:
    SE MI. Howell
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    Yamaha apex rtx
    Easy killer...…Good to hear fast recovery ! I too have had some new "chassis" parts installed over the last couple years, two shoulder surgeries and intense rehab have me in my 50's benching more than I did at 30 …. a great feeling for sure good luck.
     
  12. Yamadog

    Yamadog Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    2 weeks in and feeling great just stiff when I sit in the office chair too long #2 going in on July 8th.LaLaLa
     
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  13. JCviper

    JCviper Extreme

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    Location:
    Morrice, Michigan
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2016 SR Viper LTX-DX
    YAHOO:
    jcstang06@yahoo.com
    TWITTER:
    Jcgoblue2
    nice to see a fellow heart surgery dude out there riding!!! i was a little scared at first but came around quickly. i just need to be a more careful becauise i am on blood thinners. I still love it and almost nothing keeps me from the trails.
     
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  14. Viper_Dave

    Viper_Dave Moderator Staff Member Moderator Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
    Clinton, Wi.
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    Snowmobile:
    '11 Apex XTX, '09 Venture GT, '06 Attak, 08 Nytro Hybrid
    Heart attack and 5 way bypass 5 yrs. ago this October. 1 week postoperative I was at the Milwaukee Snow show. 7 weeks later I went back to work cleared by my Dr. to ride. I was PISSED at the possibility of not riding the winter of 15.
     
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  15. JCviper

    JCviper Extreme

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    Location:
    Morrice, Michigan
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2016 SR Viper LTX-DX
    YAHOO:
    jcstang06@yahoo.com
    TWITTER:
    Jcgoblue2
    i had a valve replacement in march 2010. Back riding the following winter. Once i got on my first trail and realized everything works fine i was grinning from ear to ear! back doing what i love.
     
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