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    500 LS update

    Well, they say trouble comes in threes, I'm awaiting no.3 with trepidation.
    Before deep examination of the damage to my engine, that the camchain tensioner broke and jumped @ 30 degrees out of sync. I have broken my arm, the left humerus, it is a spiral fracture that goes nearly all the way along. nothing has yet been done to it, I'm hobbling about in just a cuff sling, every movement is agony, fracture clinic next week, see what delights that has in store.
    I feel such a berk, I fell into the inspection pit at work after some bright spark left the ladder in the wrong position.
    Just my luck, we have finally got a decent summer, no bike riding for me for a while, I'm afraid.

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    Oh dear, I hope you get better soon. My mother always snaps a matchstick after the second bit of bad luck, to ward off the third bit. (I tend too as well, it doesn’t do any harm to try!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeBrown View Post
    Oh dear, I hope you get better soon. My mother always snaps a matchstick after the second bit of bad luck, to ward off the third bit. (I tend too as well, it doesn’t do any harm to try!)
    Thanks, I'll try anything once (nearly), I just have to find a match, I'm not normally allowed them, or sharp things!
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    Well, I'm nearly mended again, sort of. Some of the fractures are reasonably re-joined, one fracture just refuses to create new bone, it has lots of cartilage, but it still bends a bit where it shouldn't.
    I'm allowed to drive again, but a bike just shakes my arm too much, also the muscle wastage is quite dramatic, I look like a fiddler crab! my left arm is seriously weedy!
    Anyway, my good mate has volunteered to give me a hand to make a start on my bike. I think, realistically, another engine is the way to go.
    So - has anyone got an engine they will part with, a 500 4, or preferably a SEI, so I can get her ready for this summer, I will be eternally grateful. I missed the last beautiful summer, from June onwards, so I need to make up for it.

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    Having endured a median sternotomy to fit a carbon heart valve, I really feel your pain. I couldn't manage Nelly for 4 months.
    Truly chuffed you're on the mend.
    Keep at it !

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    Thanks, I'm getting a CT scan on Sunday, hopefully, a decision will be made to operate and get me mended again. trying not to do things is driving me nuts, luckily I am getting assistance from surprising places, my 10 year old Grand daughter fitted a new mooring chain on my boat, it is 5mtrs long and the links are 1/2" thick, and blooming heavy!
    Weather I get to ride a bike this year is in the lap of the gods.
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