I should post more often…

Yamaha TDM900 (2009)

It is not the first time, nor probably the last time where I have said, ‘I should post more’.

It is now April 2019 which is almost 12 months since being in a road accident that nobody else was injured, including myself. Sounds strange I know, but that was my experience. However I did without warning collapse inside my car whilst driving to work early in the morning. I think because it was a cold winters morning with fog and frost around kept most people indoors compared to the warmer climates. Unfortunately my 1964 Chrysler Valiant (AP5) sedan was written off as I was driving that at the time. I was taken via Ambulance to the ED and eventually was fitted with a pacemaker after undergoing quite a few tests. I have a history of cardiac health issues, so having the pacemaker inserted was on advice from my cardiologist.

One of the restrictions of having a pacemaker is that you can’t use a welder nor any heavy electrical tools as they can interfere with the pacemaker circuitry. That being the case my years of restoring cars has ended, so from now it is doing things differently.

Later on I will purchase a ute of some sort which would be handy for my needs. Until then I have decided to ride two wheels for a change which I enjoy just as much. Initially I was looking for a motorcycle around the 750cc range until I spotted a Yamaha TDM900 twin (2009) for under ($5000 Aus Dollars) at a motorcycle dealer shop. I checked the bike over and test rode it and felt it was value for money for its age. The previous owner had kept it in good condition as it looked almost brand new on the floor. I added the Givi top box, and panniers after buying the bike. I also have installed HotGrips by Oxford that heat up the handle grips during cold weather. One of the items I am working on at present is fitting led tail, stop, indicator lights to my Givi top box. This will provide better visibility on the road for safety.

Talk soon 🙂

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