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Old 08-01-2014, 11:00 AM
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Re: Have you ever hit a deer?

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HOLY SH!T... not too many have hit a small bear. Normally these things move much slower from side-of-road than the deer do.

Glad you are OK!

Yeah...next time I'll take Louis there. He can go first.... A couple weeks before that in the same area there was a much bigger one and same as the little one, right after a blind curve. The big one scampered up the cliff. Little one shot straight at me.

I had a bit of a warning, saw him in the ditch but all I could see was the head. Hard to see how big they are if just from the head and had I braked, I would have stopped within a few feet of him. Had I seen that he was a small one I would have stopped and stood my ground. But I couldn't tell until too late.....I did my best to stay up and ride him.

Neither heard me coming.....I need a louder bike or do like in some countries honk at every turn.

Exciting and sure an adrenaline rush.BTW I must have been braking at the same time, got an ABS fault after that:

16769: Internal control module error. Slip duration too long during regulation.
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Old 08-01-2014, 11:06 AM
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Yeah...next time I'll take Louis there. He can go first.... A couple weeks before that in the same area there was a much bigger one and same as the little one, right after a blind curve. The big one scampered up the cliff. Little one shot straight at me.

I had a bit of a warning, saw him in the ditch but all I could see was the head. Hard to see how big they are if just from the head and had I braked, I would have stopped within a few feet of him. Had I seen that he was a small one I would have stopped and stood my ground. But I couldn't tell until too late.....I did my best to stay up and ride him.

Neither heard me coming.....I need a louder bike or do like in some countries honk at every turn.

Exciting and sure an adrenaline rush.BTW I must have been braking at the same time, got an ABS fault after that:

16769: Internal control module error. Slip duration too long during regulation.

Yeah... I always get the "plumb" assignments...

Oh well... what would I do for a friend...
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Old 08-05-2014, 09:34 PM
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Re: Have you ever hit a deer?

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Yeah... I always get the "plumb" assignments...

Oh well... what would I do for a friend...

Lets go...I'll eat your dust, I don't have a problem with that. Just got my leave too, one more week and no more work until November. That means I'll be home and can make Apple Maple pie before the bears prune my trees. Bring back some syrup....
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Hitting A Deer

That's nothing.

Try a Kangaroo.





Fully grown these fellas can reach 8Ft plus when standing on the back legs and they are all muscle.
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Re: Have you ever hit a deer?

Not on a bike, but once at night in a car, on the interstate in Colorado, somewhere near Vail I think. I was in the back seat and watched a deer running from the right. Driver pulled all the way over into the fast lane trying to avoid it, but the deer just ran full speed and right into the side of the car below my window. Glanced off the car, but went tumbling as we could see in headlights of the car behind us. Left a single hair embedded in a chrome strip on the side of the car. If we hadn't pulled into the other lane, it would have been very nasty.
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Re: Have you ever hit a deer?

Went over/through a dead one at 80mph last year on the way back from the Indy 500. Avoiding a dead one should be easy, but this one was blind to me until it was too late to avoid. It was just past Cincinnati in a 70 MPH zone that I changed lanes to pass a van and saw a dead deer across the fast lane. There wasn't time to turn to avoid it, so I made the split second decision to get low & stay straight through the belly. It was like a speed bump, cutting through more than going over it.




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Re: Have you ever hit a deer?

On my 1994 K75s on June 25 2004 at just after 7pm heading to Crooked River Ranch in central Oregon, and it fracken hurt! $3000 later my baby was back on the road.
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Old 02-04-2015, 11:49 AM
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Re: Have you ever hit a deer?

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$3000 later my baby was back on the road.
You did better then me. I had my first "deer encounter"/strike a few days back. Thankfully I was in my Toyota Sequoia as there were FOUR of them. I managed to get one, repair estimate at $3646.
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Old 02-27-2015, 11:29 PM
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Re: Have you ever hit a deer?

Last March at dusk (red flag right there) outside Morgan Hill CA, my buddy and I were riding near identical 1998 K1200Rs's. Was getting pretty dark in hills, were just a mile from the cityand civilization when, over engine noise and through ear plugs, I heard an awful sound. I stopped, waited and did not see my buddy's lights coming up on me. A third rider, ahead on a new GS was awaiting in the valley. I made a quick decision that it'd be quicker for him, a trained m'cycle cop, to get to my buddy faster and call it in, than could I turn around on a narrow, totally dark 2-lane road - and THEN go get help... I caught up the GS a mile ahead, and he wheeled 'round and got to my buddy superfast. Turned out he encountered a deer. Did not strike the animal but, trying to avoid it, went a tad off road and lost control and went down. Two broken ribs and broken collar bone. And he was only going 15 miles an hour! Minimal damage to the his yellow, checkered flag painted K bike. He's fine now, back riding! Lesson is, when it's an hour before sunset, don't stop for 30 min to dilly-dally and eat frozen yogurt - get HOME before dusk and try to avoid the rural stuff. We had every opportunity to not put ourselves in this high risk situation. Lessons learned!
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Re: Have you ever hit a deer?

Never on a bike, whew!

However, there was one night, my then girlfriend (now wife) myself and her best friend were on our way to a Halloween party.

We were doing about 65-70 on the PA turnpike in the center lane somewhere around Ft. Washington, when I saw in front of me, a buck leap over the center concrete divider. Making a judgment in a split second, I figured at the rate he was moving perpendicular across the lane and at my speed, to stay right where I was and I would just miss him.

I was off by a smidge.

His antlers impacted the rear driver side window (it was a two-door Honda Accord with those hatch windows) and caught him on the roof pillar, flinging his entire body upward in mid-air and over top of me. While still aloft, the car behind me drove straight underneath the tumbling buck--and cleared under it.

The explosion of the window at that speed felt like a shotgun blast went off inside the car from the pressure change and the window glass shattered into little pebble-like pieces all over the three of us in the interior.

I somehow kept control of the vehicle and managed to pull over on the shoulder. The guy that was behind me pulled over too.

We all got out of my car totally freaked and the girls were still shrieking.

The guy that was behind me got out of his car and looked at the three of us in astonishment. He said "I was sure someone was dead in your car after seeing that!!" That's when he told me he drove underneath the thing in mid-air.

My wife's friend said that she could still see the eye of the deer looking at her in that instant (it was that close to her). Thankfully, she was sitting on the passenger side rear seat. We were supposed to have a fourth person with us who would have been in that seat and we all agreed (including the guy who was in the car behind me), if someone was sitting in that seat, they would have died.

To this day, all three of us still talk about that night in 1998.

Had I been moving even a little slower, I would probably be dead!

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Re: Have you ever hit a deer?

Yeah about an hour ago. I have a 5:30am start time on Fridays and Saturdays. Prime time for deer. Just before dawn. I usually take the bike to work. But Mara my dog did not want to come back in the house after her early morning walk (she did not want be left alone) So I brought her to work in the truck. Five minutes into the ride in an area that is open with farm fields, a doe jumped out to the right front of me. I caught it with the light bar, bumper or right fender (it's a Ford 150 Raptor). Made a big bang, Mara saw it too. Stopped and checked for damages, none. Check the doe. Dead.
I would of have been on the bike, but at the last minute I decided to take Mara to work. I don't think I'll ride in when I have a 5:30 am start time. This is the second time I hit a deer with this truck on the way to work. Almost had a buck run into me when I was on a loaner bike from the dealer on an early morning ride.
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Re: Have you ever hit a deer?

The dog has intuition bud...
Good for you!
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Re: Have you ever hit a deer?

Furman,

First and foremost, glad to hear that you are okay. Give that dog some extra love for changing your routine.

Second, my takeaway here is that I'm doing something right by laying in bed sleeping soundly at 5:30... I had NOT been second guessing that decision, but thanks for confirming nonetheless.
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Re: Have you ever hit a deer?

Never hit a deer but did hit an Eastern Brush Wolf once.....dark night up in the Adirondacks, road was clear and the next second the wolf was right in front of me....no possible way to avoid him so I locked my elbows and hit him broadside, bounced up and over him and still stayed upright....somehow. I went back and the poor guy was crawling out of the road with a broken back...I felt awful and actually held his head for awhile and scratched his ears. Then unfortunately I had to put him down.
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A pidgon at 160kph on the K1100RS, totally wrecked the screen and my ride to a major city, matter splattered all over me. Over the years, 1 kanga, 1 sheep, numerous snakes, lizards and bugs, traveling through the Pilbara, all of the above are to be expected to be encounted during a road trip
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Ok, I haven't seen this one on here. I hit cow pee. Buckets. I was in a construction zone outside of Las Vegas. Traffic stopped. I was behind a cattle truck. Over 100 degrees out. It was a 2 story cattle truck. While stopped and cars stopped behind and on the side. Cow on top floor decided after 4 days of drinking cheap beer and not pissing, now was a good time. Couple gallons of warm cow piss sprayed from 8-10 feet fucking drowned me. No place to go, tried to back peddle but car behind me was in the way. I was the source of much merry and mirth for several car drivers. After an hour or more in summer desert sun the cow pee had turned to rancid honey like goo that had glued mismatched body parts to each other. Finally got to Vegas and a garden hose. I now have somewhat erotic nightmares of cow vaginas.
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Ok, I haven't seen this one on here. I hit cow pee. Buckets. I was in a construction zone outside of Las Vegas. Traffic stopped. I was behind a cattle truck. Over 100 degrees out. It was a 2 story cattle truck. While stopped and cars stopped behind and on the side. Cow on top floor decided after 4 days of drinking cheap beer and not pissing, now was a good time. Couple gallons of warm cow piss sprayed from 8-10 feet fucking drowned me. No place to go, tried to back peddle but car behind me was in the way. I was the source of much merry and mirth for several car drivers. After an hour or more in summer desert sun the cow pee had turned to rancid honey like goo that had glued mismatched body parts to each other. Finally got to Vegas and a garden hose. I now have somewhat erotic nightmares of cow vaginas.


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No deer but I hit a horse with my truck. Very hard on the truck!

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Yes hit two deer
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Second on my k1600gtl which id say mule ran full out into me
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Jargon, you East coast city boys need to spot those livestock haulers better. Never come up close to them stopped or moving. That is a great story.
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Almost, on the way to work. A little one. https://youtu.be/Zj9dvslV6K4
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