Any motorcycle riders??

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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 7/10/2008 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello all... I'm now about 5 weeks post op and am feeling a lot better. I have always wanted a motorcycle and now I have decided that after the horrible UC battle I've had for the last year and now the operation I've decided that I'm going to get myself one. I'm still going to wait another month or two to make sure I'm feeling better but I'm wondering how many ostamates ride? I'm thinking of getting a Honda CBR600 or a Kawasaki Ninja 500R. My insurance company gets really expensive past 600cc or I would be getting a BMW R65S. So I'm just curious how many people ride at all or ride sport bikes or cruisers?? Does the vibration of the bike bother your stomach at all, or cause the bag to come loose?
29 year old male, UC diagnosed after bad flare in Summer 2005, quickly brought into remission by pred and salofalk. 2 years symptom free after that!!
Bad flare started summer 07 and led to emergency surgery June 08 after ruptured colon.

Previous UC meds.... Salofalk, Imuran, Remicade, Buscopan, Pantoloc, Prednisone, etc...

Currently living with and ostomy and completely med free!!

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 7/10/2008 5:35 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi yes i have and ride a motorcycle, no problem at all just need to watch for the bag filling up when on long runs

i have a 72 harley

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Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 79
   Posted 7/10/2008 7:31 PM (GMT -7)   
ok, i know this is not the same, but I have a 125cc yamaha vino scooter and have had no problems riding.
Of course I dont have to handle the vibrations of a larger bike but depending on your appliance that shouldnt be a problem.
Good luck and congrats on feeling better!
Dx/ed October 2003,
April 2004 - Surgery - 2ft of small bowel removed
Feb 2007 - Surgery again and a temporary ileostomy
Present - on Remicade waiting for surgery to reverse the ileostomy - Health Care System in Canada sucks - wait list is 6+ months.

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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 7/11/2008 7:48 PM (GMT -7)   
hey!  for sure you can ride a bike.  i do motocross, race my quad and snowmobiled all winter no probs.  the only suggestion i would have is to buy a bike where you sit more upright then curled over the gas tank.  perhaps a dual sport like a kawasaki KLR650, suzuki DRZ400, yamaha WR250, or aprillia supermoto SXV550, ktm 950 adventure.  if you want a real bike i'd suggest checking out the yamaha fz6, kawasaki 650R and suzuki v-strom650....they all sit upright and don't "squish" the bag
personally if you're going short distance i think the WR250 is the way to go, long distances the FZ6
Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis

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