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Old 02-28-2013, 06:56 PM   #1
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Bunny vs R1200

I didn't get hurt, but I a damn bunny jump out at me last night.

The final score: 1 GS 0 Bunny

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch1pP74YyiE
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:12 PM   #2
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Poor bunny

It reminded me of a cat I've once met on the road...
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:23 PM   #3
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That's a freaking residential neighborhood. SLOW the feck down!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:38 PM   #4
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That's a freaking residential neighborhood. SLOW the feck down!!!!!!!!!!

Absolutely correct.


There is a time and a place for riding fast and a residential neighborhood
where children might be on the street is NOT the place, especially not
after dark when visibility is limited.


If it had been a child instead of a rabbit you might not have been able
to avoid hitting the child. You weren't skilled enough to miss the rabbit,
were you ? No, you weren't. If the implications of what COULD have
happened don't horrify you then you are a fool. The very fact that you
were unable to miss the rabbit is proof you were riding too
fast for conditions and your own skill level.


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Old 02-28-2013, 11:09 PM   #5
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Should've layed 'er down, Bro

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That's a freaking residential neighborhood. SLOW the feck down!!!!!!!!!!



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Originally Posted by It'sNotTheBike View Post
Absolutely correct.


There is a time and a place for riding fast and a residential neighborhood
where children might be on the street is NOT the place, especially not
after dark when visibility is limited.


If it had been a child instead of a rabbit you might not have been able
to avoid hitting the child. You weren't skilled enough to miss the rabbit,
were you ? No, you weren't. If the implications of what COULD have
happened don't horrify you then you are a fool. The very fact that you
were unable to miss the rabbit is proof you were riding too
fast for conditions and your own skill level.


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I compared a 1200GS speedo: looks like he's doing 45mph.

Over the limit, no doubt.

Can't read the clock; but if its the middle of the night, I can't see having to

worry about traffic too much, never mind errant children throwing

themselves under the bike.

As for being "skilled" enough to miss the rabbit, would you say that to the

hundreds of our fellow inmates who have experienced deer strikes???
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:01 PM   #6
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May I suggest the following:
http://www.aerostich.com/sundry/mugs...-stickers.html

I bought a set and have been decorating my bike accordingly. Fortunately, the set includes a mother and daughter (like the school zone crossing signs) that you could put on the GS if you take out a kid!
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:30 AM   #7
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Absolutely correct.


There is a time and a place for riding fast and a residential neighborhood
where children might be on the street is NOT the place, especially not
after dark when visibility is limited.


If it had been a child instead of a rabbit you might not have been able
to avoid hitting the child. You weren't skilled enough to miss the rabbit,
were you ? No, you weren't. If the implications of what COULD have
happened don't horrify you then you are a fool. The very fact that you
were unable to miss the rabbit is proof you were riding too
fast for conditions and your own skill level.


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Have you been this huge of a dick-head for your whole life?
Or was this post put up in jest?
Hopefully it is the latter, because if it's the former.............you must be a regular fucking riot at parties.

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Old 03-02-2013, 01:48 PM   #8
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One under my belt..

Ok, 45mph, if that's what it really was, is a tad fast in a residential neighborhood. Not going to say I've never done it. But seriously, swerving to miss a rabbit with other cars parked along side the road and the like? Not gonna do it. I may lighten up on the throttle a bit but frankly, rabbits were made to be food for other prey (and man). They are not that hardy as animals go and come apart like an Indy racer that hit a wall. The one I hit with my previous bike, I barely felt. Appreciate the fatherly admonishment but hacking on his skills? Bigger animals? Different story.
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:11 PM   #9
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May I suggest the following:
http://www.aerostich.com/sundry/mugs...-stickers.html

I bought a set and have been decorating my bike accordingly. Fortunately, the set includes a mother and daughter (like the school zone crossing signs) that you could put on the GS if you take out a kid!
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:39 PM   #10
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Two Bambi and a moto? Not good.
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:24 PM   #11
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Looks like a dog, snake, and maybe another bambi wrap on around the tank. I've only got a turkey and a car on mine.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:37 AM   #12
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Looks like a dog, snake, and maybe another bambi wrap on around the tank. I've only got a turkey and a car on mine.
Bambi, dog, car, Bambi, moto, Bambi ... hit another four more Bambi's in cars (in four of the seven Bambi encounters, dumb fucks ran into the side of my bike/car) - it's infested around here. Moto (my riding partner) rear-ended me at a stop sign :-(
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:45 AM   #13
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Bambi, dog, car, Bambi, moto, Bambi ... hit another four more Bambi's in cars (in four of the seven Bambi encounters, dumb fucks ran into the side of my bike/car) - it's infested around here. Moto (my riding partner) rear-ended me at a stop sign :-(

I hope he at least bought you a couple drinks first
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