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View Poll Results: What happened to you when you hit a critter?
Hit a critter with no damage/injury to myself or bike 57 47.90%
Hit a critter and sustained minor damage/injury, but kept riding 10 8.40%
Hit a critter and laid the bike down because of it 11 9.24%
I've never hit a critter on 2 wheels 44 36.97%
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:27 PM
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blind squirrel

Hit a fox at night while racing a GTO on my R5B-350 and wipped out I am so glad the GTO had good brakes.

In 1975 my cousin was in front of us and just missed a squirrel at low speed with the bell bottoms on it funneled up his leg and you never seen a man stip out of jeens so fast.

So it goes to show ( EVEN A BLIND SQUIRREL FINDS A NUT EVERY NOW AND THEN )
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:13 AM
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Hit a fox at night while racing a GTO on my R5B-350 and wipped out I am so glad the GTO had good brakes.
It couldn't have been an early GTO. They barely had any brakes.
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:36 PM
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I hit a person when I was riding my XS1100 at 30mph. They stepped right out in front of me with no warning. A dead on hit sent them flying into the air and they did a full somersault and landed flat out on the ground. I was on the floor by then, bike on its side. I got up and went to the victim and he got up and ran away!! My headlamp was wrecked and the fuel tank had a huge dent in it. Forks OK. It cost a lot of money in genuine Yamaha spares to fix it though!

I found where the person lived and they were uninjured, miraculously. They also said to "forget the whole thing" and didn't even claim on my insurance. Weird.
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:06 PM
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The bee got me before I got it!
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:02 AM
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XS has been very animal friendly... ran over a dead hedgehog with my GPz600R, a bird flew in my guzzis rear rim (spokes) and it catapulted it into the field... swmbo told me later, I didnt even notice it (she was riding behind me on her CBR). Second bird did the same trick with the front wheel. Didnt bother to check for damage.
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:27 AM
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The Fire Dragon strikes again!! Coming back home from a poker run yesterday and a wood duck came out of a creek from the right side. It caught the bike right in the middle of the lower part of the fairing. Made one heck of a bang, feathers flew everywhere. No real damage to anything but the duck.

Here is the remains of the what it ejected when it hit>>>

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Old 07-16-2012, 07:34 AM
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Took out a juvenile woodchuck yesterday, I guess about ten lbs or so, heard his skull pop under the back tire. just felt like a small speed bump on my end.
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:12 PM
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Not a member here but this happened yesterday.

http://www.keloland.com/NewsDetail6162.cfm?Id=0,134454
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:13 PM
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Not a member here but this happened yesterday.

http://www.keloland.com/NewsDetail6162.cfm?Id=0,134454
I miss I-29! What a boring road!
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:16 PM
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Lol no joke there. Nothing but straight and flat concrete and boredom.
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2001 Raptor ACCT, T.C. Fuse Box, TC Bros Forward Controls
Kuryakyn Iso Grips/Throttleboss/Bar End Mirror, Custom Covered Seat
Shinko 712s, HID Headlight, RC Performance Exhaust
Bikemaster Daytona Handlebars, Galfer SS Brake Lines
Barnett HD Clutch Springs, T.C. Spin On Filter Adapter
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:18 PM
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Lol no joke there. Nothing but straight and flat concrete and boredom.
But it is still home!
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#45 pilot Jet, #137.5 Main Jet
OEM Exhaust
ATK Fork Brace
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Ammeter, Oil Pressure, Oil Temp, and Volt Meters

Green Monster Coils
SS Brake Lines
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:28 PM
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:24 PM
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Had a kamikaze blue jay try to take me out at about 70 mph one day. Hit me in the chest rocked me around pretty good. But I was able to pull over on the side until I could breath again . No damage but my leather had an odd blue and red stain on it.

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Old 09-07-2012, 03:47 PM
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I got an award for mine

The Biggar Classic Bike Rally has a Bugsplat award.
Rallyists going on the Saturday lunch ride to Ruthilda (population 6) are issued a 2" diameter stick-on paper target for their bike.
Target with the most bugs on it after the bikes get back to Biggar wins a prize.
This year my single giant dragonfly was declared the winner.
Got one of the world's fanciest multi-screwdriver.
Not a Dr. Who sonic model but pretty close.
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:41 PM
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I hit a suicidal groundhog at 55mph with my 77 KZ650 about ten years ago. didn't lay it down but both wheels did leave the ground. KZ=1, Groundhog=0
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