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Road kill animals

Post by rrmiller73 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:09 pm

Had a close encounter with a big ground hog the other day. Missed him by a couple of feet. Has anybody out there hit one or something simular with a G'wing? Part of me thinks 1000 lb bike/rider would just flatten one with a big wump and keep on going. Part of me wonders if it could get hung up it the wheels and dump you. Any personal experiences?

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Re: Road kill animals

Post by BRIANINMAINE » Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:46 am

I hit a small deer on the highway. I had slowed to maybe 35 or so when my front tire hit it in the back, breaking the deers back legs. I didn't get hurt, the bike didn't get hurt, the deer got shot by the police when they FINALLY got there 1/2 hour later. Big bike = good!

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Re: Road kill animals

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:54 pm

Moral of the story: Carry a gun. :)

I would (and have) swerved to miss small animals on my bike. If I can manage to not run over something, I will. If there's no option, then hold the steering straight and firm, raise yourself up off the pegs a bit, and expect to recover from the bike turning unexpectedly.

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Re: Road kill animals

Post by starfleetengineer » Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:43 pm

I did hit a ground hog when I had my V65 Magna. It wan't a pretty site! I slit the ground hog in two. The bike didn't waver at all. But the mess was much more than my stomch could handle! I would say, the bigger the bike, the more you can handle. Just hit it straight on, "if you have to hit it". Better it than you.
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Re: Road kill animals

Post by jswag5 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:46 pm

largest i have hit is a coyote, talk about a pucker effect.
it jumped out of some tall grass like it was gunna take me down, luckily i was able to brake faster than he expected but still hit it at about 40mph. caught his head at the front fender on my 82 kz1000p, still have the cracks in the fender, but the bike barely wavered. even so it is something i would never want to experience again.
others ive owned

78 honda cx500(in pieces)
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83 yam maxim midnight(my dads now)
85 yam maxim x
79 kaw kz900

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Re: Road kill animals

Post by lhelber » Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:41 pm

A rider in our group hit a ground hog with his 1800. Was able to travel over it with out too much trouble. The hardest part was putting up with all of the ribbing he gets from us about it. He is usually always reminded of it any time he leads. :lol:

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