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Old 10-15-2012, 05:39 PM   #1
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BMW GT vs Deer, or I fought the deer and the...

Well, my GT days are over, at least for now. I hit a deer in Utah a couple of weeks ago, and it is official, the bike is totaled!






It was a sad end to a bike that had finally become reliable. I'm not ruling out another one, but I'm gonna shop around a LOT first!

I'm a VERY lucky boy!

No, I mean I gotz MAD skillz!

Either way, I rode it about another 8 miles before it finally ran outta water and was gonna run out of oil, so I stopped.



Final minutes were with about 124,500 miles the odometer.

I'll try to put together a better ride tale in the future...
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:30 AM   #2
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Eek

WTF!!!??

Are you ok??
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:44 AM   #3
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Better a dead deer and bike than rider. Glad you're OK!
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:05 PM   #4
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Impressive picture. I have the same ride, great bike. Hope you are well.
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:17 AM   #5
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Thanks Y'all!

I got out of it without a scratch or bruise! I am beyond lucky!
The insurance has already paid me for the bike.

So I'm out shopping today!
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:06 AM   #6
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Sorry to see the damage to your bike but happy to read that you came away unscathed!!

I had an encounter with a kudu (african antelope) 7 weeks ago during a Sunday morning solo ride from Windhoek in Namibia and came away with some steelwork inside my arm. I haven't ridden since.

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Old 10-20-2012, 02:17 PM   #7
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DAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMNNN!!!!

Awesome pictures! Glad we only got coyotes and they're uncommon.
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:30 PM   #8
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Wow. Chunks of venison hanging there. Good thing no chunks of you.
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:43 PM   #9
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My Brutha

After getting the call that you were down I can't tell ya how good it felt to see you standing and in good spirits when we arrived.

I sure hope we get to ride together again soon.



I think it looked better after a couple days.
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:35 PM   #10
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Benecia,

Really glad to read that you're OK!!

So I'm curious - what is the story here? Just ran in front of you or did you have some time to slow down or try to maneuver around? Would love to hear if you had a strategy...as silly as that might sound.

I've heard a couple people say just do your best to slow down and its best to NOT try to maneuver unless you're really sure you can pull it off. Which we all know its not like you have a few minutes to ponder the outcome! I've also heard just aim for dead center of the deer and cut the bugger in half.
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:53 AM   #11
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A great end to a great bike (see your odometer). I'm glad that you are ok but what is a better end to a bike than an adv bloodshed
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:37 AM   #12
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aim for dead center of the deer and cut the bugger in half.

He did indeed cut the bugger in half, you should see the rest of the pictures!

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Old 10-21-2012, 10:46 AM   #13
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Good save. I used to think deer were no big deal. Too many bikers taken out by them, Moose too in AK.

Maybe if you rode more you could have avoided the deer. 124,000 miles. Get a job.
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:26 PM   #14
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He did indeed cut the bugger in half, you should see the rest of the pictures!

Hawk
I wondered! I've hit and seen remains of hit deer, field-dressed and butchered deer and by the amount of guts and glory all over that bmw, it looked as though he did in fact take a saw to that critter.
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:14 AM   #15
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better half

can't remember which side was which but you could tell by looking at the bike which side got the heart and which side got the intestines

did they take the bike off of you when they totalled it out or did they just give you a check and tell you to get rid of it yourself?
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