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Offline jacksdad

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Hi from England, part two!
« on: November 28, 2019, 01:25:14 am »
Hi there, Mike here, been away for maybe 2 years...time flies :o
I've had a pretty rough time recently, was taken seriously ill with pancreatitis recurrance, after 12 years of no drink, drugs or smokes, just came back and sent me back to hospital.
Had to give up my work as self employed plumber, so finances been bad....then my ex wife was diagnosed with liver cancer, June this year and passed away shortly after 😥
So I've been getting over my illness and looking after our son, he was devastated losing his mum, me too as we stayed good friends...
Now! Things are getting back on track, I'm almost fully recovered, and have just started planning getting my trusty gtr1000 back on the road 😁
It's been laid up outside for over 2 years and is looking rough! The wheels I repainted and polished look awful, just totally covered in alloy corrosion, brakes seized, tyres ruined, tank got a tiny leak on a seam, paint dulled, even the seat cover is cut up by my cat clawing on it!
The thought of riding it has helped me progress through this bad time, just today I found a perfect fuel tank, correct colour, 1995 A9 dark red: so the 'Project Gtr #2 ' has begun! 😁

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Re: Hi from England, part two!
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2019, 12:47:36 pm »
Welcome back ! Man , alot can happen in a couple years huh ? Good luck getting back on the horse . Riding is great therapy !
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Re: Hi from England, part two!
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2019, 02:26:14 pm »
Indeed...welcome back! I have found that having a focused project motorcycle or two has been a tremendous help in getting through some tough times. I hope for healing with you and your son.
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Re: Hi from England, part two!
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2019, 03:06:22 pm »
Welcome back Jacksdad.  Happy "Thanksgiving"  from the Colonies...
Sorry to hear of all the issues.
Hope your recovery continues at an even faster rate...

Ride safe, Ted
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