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    MotoGP hypo's Avatar
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    Thumbs down killed my first deer yesterday

    i was doing about 55 behind my buddy's cruiser on the way home and the deer decided right then she needed to cross the road.... right there between those 2 motorcycles. didnt see it until it crossed the white line and it was going pretty fast. came off the gas and was starting to aim for where the deer USED TO BE but there wasnt enough room. caught her right in front of the back legs.

    i landed in the middle of the road. bike went further. i forced myself to roll to the side of the road. havent seen my bike, but my buddy said my new saddlebags look fine. tailpipe and frame sliders saved it. gonna have him take off all my goodies for me and save em for my next fz8.

    ATGATT. tore some life out of my leather jacket, bruises and small rashes, but other than bruised ribs (probably cracked - it hurts to sneeze/breathe deep/laugh) and a sore shoulder i am whole.


    i went about 20 feet past the deer, and the bike went 30 feet past me




    love my frame sliders!




    stock can slider:




    a little deer:




    a little cockeyed:




    and a little headrash...




    Me lying on the ground:




    Deer on the side of the road (bad parts blurred out)



    Deer on the side of the road GROSS PICTURE DO NOT CLICK IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE GUTS!!!
    Last edited by hypo; 05-26-2012 at 10:50 AM.

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    I'm glad you're ok.

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    Glad you're here typing about it! Kudos for ATGATT!!

    Post some pics of the bike when you are able to... If that stuff saved it, you won't need a new FZ8, will you?

    Heal fast and ride soon.
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    Jesus Hypo! Sounds pretty hectic...Glad you were gear'd up and had the road sense to aim away.
    Guess you'll have time to research and buy new gear now lol.
    Hope you have a speedy recovery mate.

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    Canyon Carver killed my first deer yesterday highoctane's Avatar
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    Glad your ok damn deer are like magnets.

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    Deer are like giant rats with antlers. Glad you survived without more damage. Did you at least get to keep the deer you killed? They are tasty critters.

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    more pictures:


    this is what frame sliders that WORK are supposed to look like after proper usage:







    I had on a pair of really thick DICKIES pants... and here are my knees:




    My forearms both looked like this:




    My leather jacket looked good except for a tear in the stretch panel on one side:




    which probably came from when whatever hit me in the ribs hit me...

    Last edited by hypo; 05-26-2012 at 10:42 AM.

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    glad you are ok. if you need anything gimme a shout. few hours away but prob the closest to ya.

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    Knights of Columbus killed my first deer yesterday hutru01's Avatar
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    Sorry to hear this hypo. Glad you are ok though.

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    Glad you are all in one piece mate, get well soon

 

 

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