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Old 10-03-2007, 09:14 AM   #1
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Me and a buddy went riding last night and going around the first curve we came to I was in front of him, not going real fast but enough to have a decent lean, I looked in my mirror and saw him off in the ditch trying to keep it up. The grass was as tall as the bike and I'm not real sure how he saved it. When we got stopped he said a rabbit ran in front of him and he stood it up and couldn't make the turn. LESSON: Hit the thing. The rest of the ride was uneventful.
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Old 10-03-2007, 09:21 AM   #2
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Me and a buddy went riding last night and going around the first curve we came to I was in front of him, not going real fast but enough to have a decent lean, I looked in my mirror and saw him off in the ditch trying to keep it up. The grass was as tall as the bike and I'm not real sure how he saved it. When we got stopped he said a rabbit ran in front of him and he stood it up and couldn't make the turn. LESSON: Hit the thing. The rest of the ride was uneventful.
lesson not learned, hit the rabbit = laying the bike down...
stand it up and brake...
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one night i was riding wit my buddy, he was up front doing 130 and i was behind him.. well in a curve he lost control.. and went down. when i stopped to help him he said he tried to avoid a opposum.. well there was no opposum or for what i saw i didnt see anything infront of him.. i thing he got scared of the corner, slammed on the brakes like any newbie would do and go down hill from there.

- but for me i would hit the dam thing out come would be a lil better than goin into a ditch
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I had my gixxer for about a week and was heading down Grant when a racoon jumped out in front of me. I don't know if I target fixated or just new better to swerve into on coming traffic.
Anyway, when I hit the , it lifted the whole bike into the air. I put my foot down to try and level the bike as it was pointing towards the sholder as it was coming back down (motocross style). I was ony going about 50 MPH in a 45 MPH zone. That is the closest I have come to wiping out to date.

The lesson I learned is don't hit critters because you will wipe out at "Pace" speeds!!!
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ya this thread reminds me of the video of the deer jumping over the motorcycle
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Old 10-03-2007, 10:23 AM   #6
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What I was saying is don't swerve to miss it unless you're going straight, because I still don't know how he didn't lose it. He's lucky that there weren't any driveway's, culverts, county roads, signs, or anything else there or he would've been screwed. I'd take my chances on hitting the thing, especially if it's smaller than a deer. I'd much rather hit a rabbit at 75 than a sign or culvert at 75, that rabbit is soft, you may win against it, you won't with the sign or culvert. We were only running about 70-75, it's not like we were running 100+ or anything.
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There may not be a good answer for this. It might just turn out to be one of those, "This is what I did and this is what happened next" type of points.

I'm glad your friend was able to save it and on have a bad accident out in the country at night.
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I had my gixxer for about a week and was heading down Grant when a racoon jumped out in front of me. I don't know if I target fixated or just new better to swerve into on coming traffic.
Anyway, when I hit the , it lifted the whole bike into the air. I put my foot down to try and level the bike as it was pointing towards the sholder as it was coming back down (motocross style). I was ony going about 50 MPH in a 45 MPH zone. That is the closest I have come to wiping out to date.

The lesson I learned is don't hit critters because you will wipe out at "Pace" speeds!!!
+1. i would rather try to avoid a animal in a turn. but if it was a straightway and its a small animal.. its gonna be roadkill
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I hit roadkill once. A raccoon that must have weighed 10 pounds. The busa shook it off like it was a speed bump. A chunky, meaty speed bump.
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i have hit the following and luckily kept it up right

Nutria (BIG river rat size of small dog)
squirrel x2
snake
sparrow
turtle
big freaking rock ( size of kids football)

Almost hit and dam near s**t myself

Deer
Cow
Buzzard

Also I came off the table top at three palms and landed on a four wheeler on the other side...man that sucked
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I encountered a cinder block at 35 mph in a tight neighborhood turn on my old DR350 motard. I stood it up, cleared the cinder block, and leaned it back in just in time to make the curve........but not to actually clear the block with my big toe, which was hanging out by about an inch. I dragged the block to a stop with my tangled foot. Lost the nail (actually it ended up somewhere in the joint), broke both toe bones in my big toe and the broke the joint on the bone in my foot. I rode home shifting with my hand.

Now my kids call it Stumpie Toe. All is good, but the nail can't grow all the way out the end due to a little scar tissue.

Moral....stand it up and run off if safe. Worst case, I would have just hopped a curb at 10MPH on a 10 inch suspension dirt bike.
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i have hit the following and luckily kept it up right

Nutria (BIG river rat size of small dog)
squirrel x2
snake
sparrow
turtle
big freaking rock ( size of kids football)

Almost hit and dam near s**t myself

Deer
Cow
Buzzard


Also I came off the table top at three palms and landed on a four wheeler on the other side...man that sucked
holy sh*t thats alot of dead animals.. Where the do you live?
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How do you know which is correct?





the correct answer is that you have to ride aware, don't out run your line of sight and if something gets in the way (animal, vegetable, mineral or pothole)
you have to decide which is the best course of action.
Sometimes stand it up and brake, sometimes swerve, sometimes turn harder.
Every circumstance is different and only judgement and experience can say what you should do.


I went into this longwinded response because there are noobs out there that will read one opinion or another and think that is the answer, when it can vary.
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I once tried to kick a black cardboard box off of the roadway.

It turned out to be a solid metal block.

Even with my Sidis on it broke my right big toe.

lesson learned.
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I hit a squirrel on my cruiser once...that was funny. The back tire slung it across the opposite side of the road.
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holy sh*t thats alot of dead animals.. Where the do you live?
live in conroe

that has been throughout the years

nutria was on 1374
squirels on 149 x2
snake, sparrow,turtle 3090 (sparrow was bad.. it was smeared down the
side of the bike, my boots, and exhaust)
big rock was on rayford/45 underpass

the deer 1375

cow and buzzard 3090


oh yeah that reminds me, almost hit a raccoon 336 at night..
but on country roads if able to i flip the hi/low beams to try and
make out eyes.. it saved me from the .
since then i have never really been one to ride at night.
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don't like roadkill, nor my friend with the while gixr who always rides behind me teach him to wear white boots/jacket/bike.

dear seem to like me when I drive my car, only one seen as potential bike problem to date. I'm getting more worried about riding 149 and 3090 at night now after reading the above mortuary...
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i have hit the following and luckily kept it up right

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Nutria (BIG river rat size of small dog)
squirrel x2
snake
sparrow
turtle
big freaking rock ( size of kids football)

Almost hit and dam near s**t myself

Deer
Cow
Buzzard

Also I came off the table top at three palms and landed on a four wheeler on the other side...man that sucked

Psychogixx . . . are you the Noah of roadkill???
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Psychogixx . . . are you the Noah of roadkill???
hey Paul, How you doin?
It's Jeremy..Used to ride a 01 Blue/white GSXR

One time when you and I went riding we came across the trail riders ...

remember we had to stop and let them by..

any way yep, i guess i am the Noah..I picked up from squirel killer Cam.
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