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post #41 of 81 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 11:22 AM
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WOW....glad your ok, the bike can be fixed. When I lived in the mountains I always worried about a Deer, but never had a meeting.......and hope I never will!

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post #42 of 81 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 11:23 AM
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Consider yourself a lucky man! I had about the same thing happen at 55 mph outside of Sturgis a few years back on my Road King. I hit the deer broadside, it wrapped around the bike with blood down one side, poop down the other. I also was able to keep the bike up and I thank the man up stairs for that! Bike got rebuilt, deer did not! Glad you made it through the ordeal with minor injuries!
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post #43 of 81 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 11:26 AM
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Wow, hell of a hit. As others have said, I'm sure your training saved you.

Check out your gear well too, and see if Progressive will cover that if there's any damage. Last thing you need now is a malfunction due to the wreck.

Good luck on the repairs, and keep us posted on the updates.

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post #44 of 81 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 01:59 PM
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Great job keeping her upright!! I hit a very large dog a few years back on my Electra Glide, so I feel your pain. I can’t get over how the tour pack just blew apart like that. Bikes can be replaced…nuff said

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post #45 of 81 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 02:16 PM
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As I followed behind my wife a deer came from nowhere & took her right off the bike, she also was very fortunate with some road rash & bruises & now a huge fear off the bastards.

A buddy 1 month ago had a deer come out of the ditch and take him right off the bike @ 55mph, he just got released from hospital.

Glad you made it out without any major injuries.


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post #46 of 81 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 03:17 PM
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I couldn't help thinking about the resemblance in the first photo to some of the devastated homes in the NJ area where the American flag is still flying. It's as if the bike is saying, "I'll come through this and will recover!" Quite an experience. Hopefully the deer will spread the word not to mess with Road Glides.

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post #47 of 81 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 05:53 PM
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Glad you're OK. - - - God, fairing, vest, training. Of those 4 factors, if the first 3 hadn't already been in play, the last one wouldn't have mattered much.

Yeah, the fact that nobody stopped sucks. We're turning into some calloused sob's, imho. Most people don't know how to act anymore and it's a shame. 40 years ago, you'd have had a crowd stop.
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post #48 of 81 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 06:05 PM
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WOW, glad you are okay. I hope that I never have to test my skills like that.

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post #49 of 81 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 06:12 PM
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As others have said, Glad you faired well! Keep us informed on the damage.

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post #50 of 81 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 06:34 PM
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I have had a close call with a deer scared the heck out of me.......glad to hear you are all right. They make part all day long.
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