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  • Offline Gar   ca

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    Deer Strike - Parts?
    on: Nov 10, 2016, 01.51 am
    Nov 10, 2016, 01.51 am
    It was a beautiful day today with clear skies and little wind, high of 18 C so I decided to take the TTSE to work. Well as luck would have it I smoked a stupid damn suicidal deer  :233:. It came out of the right side ditch just as I was rounding a corner. It seems like it waited until just the right moment to jump out in front of me (I have it all on dash cam). I was at that time doing about 80 - 90 km/hr and just managed to move slightly to the left as it's face impacted the right side front fairing just under the turn signal. The rest of the body then swung into the back end of the bike smashing the right side pannier and right side plastic under it, bending the exhaust pipe and tearing off half of the exhaust tip and then also smashing the rear fender area under the tail light so that the area holding the license plate was only being held on by the electrical cord. At the same time, the impact on the rear caused me to go into a high pucker factor wobble but the bike quickly recovered so I suppose it could have been a lot worse (first time I was happy that I was not on a lighter bike). I pulled over and looked behind me to see the deer sprawled in the middle of the road with a trail of plastic bits leading to my busted pannier not too far away from it. After picking up all the parts I could and dragging the stupid (dead) deer to the side of the road (while cursing it loudly) I had a good look at the bike. I'm going to take the plastic apart this weekend (the season's over for me) but was wondering if anyone knew where I could get some good prices on parts....or should I just go order them from the dealer? Keep in mind that I'm in Canada. I'll post some pictures of the damage (with deer fur still stuck in the parts) later this week.....sigh this is going to cost me.  :012: 
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    Re: Deer Strike - Parts?
    Reply #1 on: Nov 10, 2016, 02.42 am
    Nov 10, 2016, 02.42 am
    I'm in Canada too.  I had to get the upper left of the fairing and both panier covers.  Only around $500 from the dealer.  All prepainted and ready to go.  ICBC should help with the cost of all the parts.  It was not an accident caused by you.  Should even get your deductible covered.  Good luck and glad you came out uninjured.

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    Re: Deer Strike - Parts?
    Reply #2 on: Nov 10, 2016, 11.59 am
    Nov 10, 2016, 11.59 am
    Bloody hell!!! Well done for surviving that! At least you're not hurt, that's the main thing. Plastic is always replaceable whereas you're not! Only managed to hit 2 foxes and a muntjac in Blighty!!

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    Re: Deer Strike - Parts?
    Reply #3 on: Nov 10, 2016, 03.15 pm
    Nov 10, 2016, 03.15 pm
    Glad to hear you are OK.  Did you ride the bike home?  Is it deer steak on the BBQ?

    Can we see the video?

    Good luck with the repair in UK it would be an insurance job with no cost to the rider and back to factory standard, hope Canada has similar insurance.  It sounds like a big impact so I'd like to get the bikes geometry checked which a dealer repair would do I suspect.  As a night rider deer strikes are a constant worry.  My Zumo 595 gives a deer crossing hot spot warning which I find reassuring.

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    Re: Deer Strike - Parts?
    Reply #4 on: Nov 10, 2016, 03.22 pm
    Nov 10, 2016, 03.22 pm
    Are you not covered by insurance for that sort of accident or you want to avoid making a claim for the fear of rate increases? Anyway , not long ago I was looking for a heated seat and there was a lot of parts on EBAY coming off a totaled TT that was not so badly damaged , worth looking into it.

    Found some parts on BGPOWERSPORTS on EBay canada ( BC )
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    Re: Deer Strike - Parts?
    Reply #5 on: Nov 10, 2016, 03.34 pm
    Nov 10, 2016, 03.34 pm
    *Originally Posted by Michel1960 [+]
    Are you not covered by insurance for that sort of accident or you want to avoid making a claim for the fear of rate increases? Anyway , not long ago I was looking for a heated seat and there was a lot of parts on EBAY coming off a totaled TT that was not so badly damaged , worth looking into it.

    Same question. This would be considered a not at fault accident with my insurance and wouldn't increase my rate or lose any discounts. Upon renewal, my experience might go up depending on how many claims I've had, so my insurance might go up a little, but not much. I'd use the insurance if you've got it -- you're probably looking at a few thousand in repairs.
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    Re: Deer Strike - Parts?
    Reply #6 on: Nov 10, 2016, 03.38 pm
    Nov 10, 2016, 03.38 pm
    Glad you're OK. Hope you're not too shaken up.

    Five years ago I was driving the car down the Smith-Dorien Trail near Canmore, just up the road from you. Doing about 50km/h on the gravel road when out of the bush from nowhere sprang a black bear. BANG! Hit the bugger with the front left corner.

    I slammed on the brakes, skidded to a halt and my wife grabbed me just as I was opening the door. "What are you doing?!" she yelled. "Going to make sure that bear is oka...... ah, yes. Probably best not to."

    Poor thing lay in the road for a bit and then got up and lumbered back into the bush, trailing blood. We drove off (luckily no major damage) and when we eventually got a signal I called the Kananaskis Park Rangers. They set off with a dog team to track the poor beast and put it out of it's misery.

    I was with the wife and kids, everyone was very shaken and there were a few tears that night, especially when the Rangers called me back that night to say they'd found the blood trail and were off to find him.

    Feel guilty about that to this day. Glad I was in the car though. The thought of hitting a bear with a motorbike....  :125: :125: :125:

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    Re: Deer Strike - Parts?
    Reply #7 on: Nov 10, 2016, 08.32 pm
    Nov 10, 2016, 08.32 pm
      :114: Glad you managed to get out of that unscathed . Good luck with the repairs
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