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  • Offline BIRDMAN44

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    Hit a deer last night
    on: Sep 27, 2019, 08.28 pm
    Sep 27, 2019, 08.28 pm
    Well, I have had my 2016 Trophy for about 2-weeks. Have put on 900 miles and hit a deer last night coming home. Was no time to react other than to ride it out. Fortunately, think I am ok, bike going to dealer for damage report. I am very surprised how the fairing held up considering the impact. It will need some new parts along with left side saddle bag and rear fender.  :233:

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    Re: Hit a deer last night
    Reply #1 on: Sep 27, 2019, 09.04 pm
    Sep 27, 2019, 09.04 pm
    Sorry to hear that, things could have been worse I suppose,......I watched this the other week, pretty scary. :005:


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    Re: Hit a deer last night
    Reply #2 on: Sep 27, 2019, 10.57 pm
    Sep 27, 2019, 10.57 pm
    Ouch! Glad the Trophy is much heavier bike. Not sure why the second rider went down.

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    Re: Hit a deer last night
    Reply #3 on: Sep 28, 2019, 12.18 am
    Sep 28, 2019, 12.18 am
    BIRDMAN44, glad your OK. The bike can be fixed/replaced, that's easy. We are now not only looking for kangaroos but also more deer here in the mountainous area of Australia. I agree with you on why the second bike rider went down. Possibly froze and once his line deviated away from his buddies bike he just over-reacted. Cheers.  :821: :158:
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    Re: Hit a deer last night
    Reply #4 on: Sep 28, 2019, 02.03 am
    Sep 28, 2019, 02.03 am
    Ouch!!! Common here in Texas, where the white tailed deer population may well outnumber the human population, and when a cage hits one at highway speed it usually does massive damage to the vehicle (by personal knowledge via a BIL and SIL).  When one gets hit by a motorcyclist.... well, it's usually not pretty.  Glad you came through it OK, and hope you're back on the road soon.  :028:
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    Re: Hit a deer last night
    Reply #5 on: Sep 28, 2019, 07.53 am
    Sep 28, 2019, 07.53 am
    That second rider is an experienced motorcyclist apparently, he usually goes on trips with his oldest son, I'm guessing that could be him up front. Could catch anyone out I guess, I agree that he shouldn't have gone down though.

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    Re: Hit a deer last night
    Reply #6 on: Sep 29, 2019, 02.37 pm
    Sep 29, 2019, 02.37 pm
    Having been hit in the handlebars by a deer flying out of the woods several years ago, with much more serious consequences, you should thank your lucky stars that the damage was confined to your Trophy, and not you. I am happy to hear that you were able to walk away from the encounter!  :169:
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    Re: Hit a deer last night
    Reply #7 on: Oct 04, 2019, 11.58 pm
    Oct 04, 2019, 11.58 pm
    Ouch!  Glad you're ok!  The bike is just stuff and can be repaired/replaced.

    I have had two motorcycle deer strikes- I hit one and one hit me.  The first one was in '05 on my Goldwing.  Hit it at 50 mph and stayed up- killed the deer.  The last one was last November and a deer hit me causing a low side in to the ditch.  About a 150k and 14 years between those two incidents so not so bad in the big picture. 

    I hate deer!  Tasty, yes, but otherwise...
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