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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-17-2015, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
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I was in a auto accident 3 weeks ago. I lost my right eye and broke my left arm. I can't ride because of my arm. My question is. When my arm is better will I have a problem riding with just 1 eye? Any feedback would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-17-2015, 08:57 AM
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I have no personal experience but I'm sure you will adjust. Heal well and be safe!

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You will adjust to a point. You still lost 90+ degrees of vision. So that may take a lot of adjusting. I guess you and your conscience will have to decide if you are truly capable. I would hate to have to make the decision, so not envying you a bit.

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Distance and depth perception will take some getting used to
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Not only that but your depth perception is gone now. You will have to retrain yourself to anticipate distance because you no longer have stereoscopic vision. It can most definitely be done, however.

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I see this dude occasionally in my area. He only has one eye. Last year I saw him in a small town at a convenience store. He had his lady with him and had just bought a Victory V92.

I am very sure you will adjust and probably be a better rider and even enjoy it more. Such trauma in our lives shakes us and makes us better human beings.

Oh! I'd caution you to use the very best eye protection you can find.

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you're going to have to learn to ride all over again.
You will have to learn to keep your head sideways so you can get the best view of the road in front of you.
I would rush into riding again. Wait till your adjusted to having just one eye

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you're going to have to learn to ride all over again.
You will have to learn to keep your head sideways so you can get the best view of the road in front of you.
I would rush into riding again. Wait till your adjusted to having just one eye
You're going to scare the hell out of any one that follows you with your head sideways

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I'm not going to attempt to ride until I'm100%. Good eye protection is very high on the list! When I'm back 100% and used to 1 eye I will get back on my bike! My kingpin is the best way to wind down after a long day so relaxing! Thanks everyone for the encouragement!
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I have a good friend who lost the sight in one eye early in his childhood. Was an excellent rider until he finally decided he was too old to ride in his mid 70's.

I never knew he was blind in one eye till we went riding together and I came up along side him on his blind side. When we stopped at a light he quickly explained that he had only one working eye.

My first thought was he was kidding. But he wasn't. He was an excellent rider. You shouldn't have any issues once you adjust to it.
I've got some issues myself and I really miss the parts that don't work right anymore but my love for riding has been a driving force in getting on with life. Stuff happens.

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