Turkey Strike at 70 mph - 1250 GSA

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by Gadgetech, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. kneeslider

    kneeslider Insufficient privileges!

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    "As GOD is my witness I thought turkeys could fly!"
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  2. Cal

    Cal Long timer

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    Turkey vulture hit at 60mph in Panama a few years ago, took the windshield off my bike and broke the headlight, I was lucky! Central America 295.jpg
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  3. Johnny Phoenix

    Johnny Phoenix Adventurer Supporter

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    Back when I was a firefighter/first responder, we were paged out to a motorcycle vs animal crash at 6:30 in the morning. The guy/victim was out of it, but a witness following behind him told of a turkey that had flown off a bluff and soared over a farm field and nailed the Harley rider in the head. He literally didn't know what hit him. He's lucky to have been wearing a helmet (many Harley riders in WI don't) because I'm sure the impact with a 20 pound tom would have surely killed him. To this day, I only ride during daylight hours (unless I can't avoid it) since the wildlife in my area is beyond abundant.

    JP
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  4. WYGSer

    WYGSer Ummm...

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    This is why I never ride in closed groups. If I need to brake, I don’t want to worry about riders close in behind me.
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  5. Vin

    Vin Hopeless Addict

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    Just be glad it was a turnkey not a pilgrim!
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  6. Ninjafreak

    Ninjafreak Been here awhile

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    I took a good sized owl into my radiator at 50 mph. It was quite an impact! No damage other than owl shit all over my bike. I can’t imagine a 20lb turkey!
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  7. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem Supporter

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    just heard a friend of mine hit a turkey last night and is in the hospital broken collar bone and several broke ribs
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  8. Toddv

    Toddv Been here awhile

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    I caught an "almost" on video a month or two ago, was super close and it came out of nowhere in full flight across my path. I did have time enough to hit the brakes and not hit it but If I wasn't paying attention I would have taken it to the chest at 70...

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  9. Gadgetech

    Gadgetech Been here awhile Supporter

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    That was close!
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  10. OTB

    OTB Oh fer Chrissakes

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    I had a turkey run into my bike at about 50. It was like hitting a feather pillow with a bowling ball in it. Bruised the living shit out of my left leg. A guy in a car behind me pocked it up before I could turn around.
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  11. O.C.F.RIDER

    O.C.F.RIDER Loose nut behind h/bars

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    Rotten thieving bastard! :jack
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  12. Toddv

    Toddv Been here awhile

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    Sure was, I didn't even have time to cuss till afterwards!
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