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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 07-07-2019, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
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My wife and I were taking a leisurely ride last Sunday when a deer popped into the road directly in front of us. We smacked it head on with no time for brakes at 50ish mph. Knocked/carried it for 75 ft then ran over it. He (8”spike buck) was DRT. I continued on down the road for about 300 yards, trying to make sure my legs and feet still worked. My left foot was numb from being smacked by the engine guard and the lower. We pulled over and got our senses about us, neither of us were hurt. We circled back to the scene and started looking for and picking up our stuff, phone, wallet, and everything else that was in the fairing glove boxes.
The deer didn't even twitch. Dead right there! We dragged it to the side of the road. Several cagers stopped to help and once we found most of our stuff we jumped on Agatha and went to a place with service and called law enforcement. Then had dinner and rode home.
I hauled Aggie to my dealer Friday. Her first trailer ride! She is sadly a total loss. A very nice bike that kept us safe and got us 100 miles home after the encounter is no more.

RIP Agatha.

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post #2 of 52 (permalink) Old 07-07-2019, 10:12 AM
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Holly shit that’s scary. Thank god you and the wife didn’t get hurt. Someone is looking over you guys. Bummer about the bike but that is replaceable. It’s one of my biggest fears is a deer jumping out at the wrong time. Myself along with my wife have had quite a few close calls. I have friends that have hit deer and they all say it happens fast. Glad you were able to walk with no injuries.
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Glad to hear y'all are OK, enjoy the new ride!
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post #4 of 52 (permalink) Old 07-07-2019, 10:34 AM
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Man I am glad you are all OK, as that could have been catastrophic. I worry about coming around a big twisty in the mountains and having a deer/elk pop out of nowhere. I think these bigger Road Glides (especially with lowers etc) help protect the rider in case of a head on collision. I couldn't imagine taking on a deer at 50mph on a crotch rocket!
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Holly cow! So glad you ok!

Sorry to hear about the the old scoot but looking forward to CVO pics

One of my biggest fears, the rogue deer that decides to ruin my day
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I like hearing that you were able to keep it up, no one was injured, and the RG still got you 100 miles down the road to home. Looking forward to seeing your new CVO.

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Glad to hear the humans are OK. Sorry about Agatha.

Always has been (and still is) one of my biggest fears. I see their beady little eyes every morning on the way to work at 4am. The bike often startles them awake as the bucks seem to bed down pretty close to the road in our rural area. They can be pretty unpredictable in that state of being. Over the years I have learned their main hangouts and drive pretty cautiously, but they can and do just show up out of nowhere.

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That's unbelievable! Smacked an 8 point and just rode right thru/over him without going down. That's some damn fine bike control combined with several portions of luck. Just thrilled to know you rode away from it all. Congrats on the significant upgrade to a CVO. Which paint scheme are you getting? Enjoy it.

When I lived in northern Maine I pretty much avoided riding after dark, and when I had to ride in darkness I'd slow down by 15-20 mph. Hitting a white tail was always a possibility, but the thought of T-boning a 1,200 lb. moose was really scary.
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So sorry to hear about Agatha but very glad to hear that You and The Mrs. made it through okay.
Great handling of Agatha throughout the ordeal.
I have had a few close calls in the past with dears so I installed a save a dear whistle under the outer fairing. Not sure if it works but it was cheap enough to try.
As soon as Your New CVO arrives we want to see pics.
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We want to see pic's of the deer damage please.
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