It was a bright sunny July 4th, early afternoon, about 30 miles south of Delta Junction Alaska on the Alaska Highway. Wide open straight 2 lane road with no traffic. Cruising south at the speed limit of 65 mph when a very large and fast moose comes bolting out of the thick trees on the right side of the highway. Hit it right in the belly which was about the height of my headlight. It's left rear leg caught my front wheel, dragging it to the left, causing the bike to fall on the right side and end up in the oncoming lane. I slid and tumbled down the pavement after bouncing off the moose belly. The moose was no where to be found after the crash but it did leave several big clumps of fur laying beside the road. No serious injuries to me. Scraped both knees, bruised right foot, bruised right shoulder, bruised ribs. I was wearing leather high top boots, jeans, nylon waterproof jacket over fleece jacket, jeans, fleece gloves. Crawling in and out of my little tent was painful for the next few days. The bike is an 81 Honda Silverwing Interstate that I bought for $500 last fall. It has a Windjammer fairing and stock Honda luggage. The fairing was broken up, mounting bracket bent, windshield in small pieces, gas tank dented. Speedo crushed, right side luggage scraped, right header pipe scraped. Otherwise bike was pretty much undamaged and I rode it home to Oregon after taping the fairing together with Gorilla tape and making a new windshield from an old Goldwing windshield. I always assumed that moose were big slow moving animals like cows, but now I know they can move very fast! Unless the forest is cut way back from the road you have little chance to slow down when one runs out of the woods into your path. Here are a few pics of the damage. Note the moose fur stuck in the cracks in the fairing.