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Old 10-03-2013, 01:23 PM   #31
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The recovery continues, and now it's the bikes turn. Stopped in at the dealer on Monday and it was up on the lift having the new parts installed. Still waiting on a luggage rack and new handlebars. Also, they found a tiny plastic mounting tab on the LED headlight assy that was broken. The shop had already called the insurance company, and got the additional parts approved and paid for. Good job guys. I can't tell you how therapeutic it was for my soul to see her being put back together. :) Almost there. :).
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:24 PM   #32
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I missed a deer by inches not too long ago. It was just instantly there, running across my bow from right to left - so fast I didn't even have a chance to brake.

I have never had such a close call.

Next week, I'll be riding from CT to PA and back, and it is making me nervous as hell due to all the deer.
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:42 PM   #33
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Yes, that is exactly what it is like. By the time I saw the deer it was too late.
Ride safe! If it were me, i would try to avoid roads thru any state forests as hunting season starts Oct 5.
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Old 10-05-2013, 07:20 PM   #34
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Yes, that is exactly what it is like. By the time I saw the deer it was too late.
Ride safe! If it were me, i would try to avoid roads thru any state forests as hunting season starts Oct 5.
Glad to here you are on the mend I grew up in lititz pa deer were always everywhere ! They should have lengthened the season years ago !!!
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:46 PM   #35
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The National Park Service did a trial on them on their vehicles back in the 90's when I worked for them. They kept statistics on deer strikes, found the whistles made absolutely no difference.

I had the whistles on my private vehicles for some time before and during the test. Took them off after the results came in. I do wish someone would find something that works to cause deer to run the other way (besides a firearm). Deer are thick around here. I usually see several every time I go ride in the country.


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I have killed two deer last year. Have slowed down the speed but not the amount I ride. I did put new Remus exhaust and silencer, the throaty sound really gets the deers attention. I have been grabbing the clutch, rev the engine on my F-800 gs and they run away instead of at me. I live in Wyoming and hit the deer in the day and evening. There are alot of depressed deer out west.
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Old 10-05-2013, 11:57 PM   #36
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I also hit one a few years ago. Blew it in half at 70mph. I slid 250 ft. ATGATT also saved me.
A month later I left for a 2 month solo 4-corners USA motorcycle trip.
I did change my riding habits though. No morning or evening riding (only 10am-4pm) unless I was in a city. And unfortunately I also used mostly interstates. At least I was still on a bike.
I still ride every day, year round, but I am back on the backroads again although I still follow my time of day rules to help my odds.
Anyway...glad to hear you're still going to ride and that both you and the bike are healing well!
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Old 10-06-2013, 02:04 AM   #37
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Any of you inmates have deer whistles on your bikes?
The only guy I know with deer whistles on his bike is also the only guy I know who has hit two deer. I don't think they help...
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:24 AM   #38
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Deer are plentiful here in Vermont. I try not to ride at dusk to reduce the chances but when I do I go a lot slower and keep a finger on the Wolo Bad Boy horn button. They hate that horn and i believe it has saved me a few times this season.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:41 PM   #39
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Update: Bike is home and almost all fixed. Last visit to the doc today, and he is happy with progress. Now for some PT to get all the movement back on my shoulder. Here are the before and after pics of my collar bone. You can see how my ribs were busted to hell as well. Took the bike out for a ride this past weekend.
Thanks for all the well wishes, looking forward to moving on from this event. Cheers mates.

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Old 10-31-2013, 07:20 AM   #40
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Every state in the union should double the time deer seasons are open. The damn deer are a menace.
While I agree with the idea it will not work. Here is the issue. Deer have become very good at living very close to people. I live in Central PA, deer central. The reason is that the hunters can not go to where most of the deer are, literally right next to houses. During hunting season I have deer nesting in my backyard, They may be stupid but they are not dumb. If you go to more rural parts of the state the deer are basically hunted out. You just do not see any.

What we need is more predators, like coyotes, which are doing quite well in PA, we just do not have enough of them yet, and people tend to get pissed off when their kitties and doggies disappear. Had a neighbor lost three yap yap dogs in two months. Coyote buffet!
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:33 AM   #41
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Those x rays look like mine, but they did not do anything but let it heal.
I would have thought the offset and sharp edges would have called for hardware but they did not.

Did you break the scapula also?

I have healed up quite well, only the spine break hurts from time to time.
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:00 AM   #42
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Yes - broke my scapula as well. They just let that heal up. I had the option of just letting my collar bone heal by itself. Doc said it would take 10-12 weeks minimum , and there was no guarantee that it would heal straight. With the surgery at least I knew that he would be able to align everything properly. I can't feel the hardware at all. It's like it's not even there. Glad I went the surgical route., it healed quite quickly. Although, the surgery hurt like a mother effer for the first few days after.
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Old 10-31-2013, 11:59 AM   #43
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Ouch! This time of year the deer are everywhere at night around here. Can't tell if they're more stupid or suicidal. Collar bone looks great . Hope it feels better
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:12 PM   #44
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This is the worst time of year because it's during the rut and then the hunting season. The bucks are busy fighting for the does, the hunters are stirring them up, and they're moving more. I have a friend out in farm country, and watched 14 of them walk through the back yard at dusk.
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Old 10-31-2013, 04:11 PM   #45
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Hey Steel, glad you and your bike are mending, but I'm curious...

When they carted you to the ER, did they cut all your gear off you with scissors like they do on TV?
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