Damn Minnesota deer...

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by humvee, May 14, 2013.

  1. SoSlow

    SoSlow Having fun

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    How are you doing, Humvee? All knit up?
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  2. humvee

    humvee Long timer

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    Slowly...very slowly.

    Right arm and wrist still sore, weak, and lacking range of movement, but it's getting better every day, so I'm not discouraged. 2 weeks ago I couldn't start the van with my right hand, today I can...so there are real improvements.

    Pinkie finger doesn't move very much, but Physio is working on it. Today is 4 weeks since surgery and they can start forcing it to move this week. :eek1

    Plan to get back on the bike in 2 weeks...all the new gear should have arrived by then, and it'll be a full 6 weeks from surgery date. (and I'll be following dr.'s orders by "doing whatever I want" after 6 weeks :lol3
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  3. FirstPath

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    Hope your feeling well and healing quickly. What happened to you is one of my biggest fears.... hence why I avoid riding at dusk or later.
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  4. jimhaleyscomet

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    Glad to hear you are mending! Thank you for the reminder that it is better to sweat than bleed. Of course in Houston now we have to worry about heat stroke!

    Just curious what bike you were on? And what time of day? My son and I were in New Jersey on a 2 lane highway with wide shoulders and the brush set far back traveling about 45mph. We watched a deer come crashing out of the woods on our side, cross the highway, and dash right in front of two Harley riders coming the other way.... at 1pm in the afternoon!!!!!

    I am starting to think the only way to dramatically reduce deer strike risk is to stay below 40mph.
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  5. humvee

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    I was on my '99 KLR and it was approx. 7:30pm , it crashed very well, slid on the right side on my Aerostich tank panniers, my brand new Wolfman expedition saddlebags, and my leg.

    Only damage to the bike was a scratch on the fender, barkbusters, signal and mirror, the bottom of the fork ground down. The steering was tweaked, easily fixed by loosening the forks in the tree.

    One Wolfman bag has a couple pinholes, pretty amazing considering the slide. The aerostich bags are still usable too, just a tear in the outer layer.

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  6. FirstPath

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    That's the witching hour for deer for sure. Ride at that time in rural or suburban MN and it's only a matter of time until you cross paths.

    Again, glad you're healing up and appreciate Wolfman luggage report. Looking at getting the expedition bags soon.
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  7. gunny_usmc

    gunny_usmc Semper Fi

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    Just tagged another deer July 4th here in western ny, my second one in 6 years


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  8. 97audia4

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    Let the pinky finger heal up really well. I have broken mine a ton playing hockey and if not properly healed will become a nagging issue of pain that won't go away.
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  9. humvee

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    Here's the finger about 5 weeks ago.

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    And here we are today. Still can't make a fist, and still can't straighten it, and the finger is permenently twisted to the left, but the arm/wrist is gaining strength and physio x 2/week is getting the finger moving and grooving :lol3. All kinds of Physio toys to bend it, straighten it, etc with 10lb test line :huh. oh yes, I'm back on the bike. :clap

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    This is my fist

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    And this is straight.
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  10. Wolfgang55

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    Don't expect to get anymore invites to the Queen's Tea Party
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  11. Steveo.

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    What was the final verdict on the insurance paying for your gear?

    Glad to hear you're healing up. I missed a deer by about 4' Wednesday in Idaho. Doing about 65mph and it came onto the road in the air, jumping a concrete barrier. Scared the crap out of me. About 5 minutes later I almost wrecked after a wasp walked from my ear on to the inside of my visor.

    Good luck with your recovery!
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  12. humvee

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    Insurance company (house) was easy to deal with and fair. They wrote me a cheque for replacement value of my gear, but didn't cover things on the motorcycle that were motorcycle specific (soft bags, tank panniers and handlebar muffs).

    Vehicle insurance is paying for my rehab.
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  13. Steveo.

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    Thanks for the info. I hadn't heard of anyone having their gear paid for after a wreck, and I wouldn't have thought to ask. Cheers. ....Steve
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  14. FirstPath

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    I have an inexpensive addition to my insurance which covers aftermarket additions. It's up to a certain dollar amount IIRC.
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  15. Vandergraf

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    You've hit all 3? I wonder if that is a record?
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  16. thumpism

    thumpism Been here awhile

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    I worked with a guy whose brother rode an original G/S and his tank had the stick-on critter shapes of everything he'd hit. Cow, dog, deer, etc. Several. Made me want to stay out of his way.
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