I hit a deer 5 years ago and was lucky enough to walk away.
I (as well as my wife and several others we ride with) have a Hornet (http://www.xp3hornet.com/). I have seen deer turn away or at least look up to see what the noise is. I don't think anything is ever going to totally eliminate the hazard and this is a bit of cheap insurance (compared to, at a minimum, writing off your bike).
On the plus side, since I've had the alert I haven't hit a deer.
The Florida Highway Patrol reports 57-year-old Bruce Pelish died after being thrown from his bike Saturday morning when a deer darted into his path. He was driving north on State Road 19 in the Ocala National Forest.
Pelish and his wife left Friday for the annual Leesburg Bikefest in Lake County with other South Florida couples. Two others in the group were injured when they hit Pelish's motorcycle after the collision. The deer died.
this is a very true story. my bosses daughter came up from one of the carolinas to visit a few years ago. before she and her hubby left to go back, my boss bought and stuck a couple of those deer whistles to their car cuz they said they saw lots of deer on the way up. somewhere in VA they called to let my boss know that they hit a deer and totalled their car. i for one laughed my ass off and told my boss that he put the whistles on backwards. he didnt think it was as funny . i personally think they are a waste of money but thats just me
We had 10 delivery trucks at a lab I use to work at and our drivers were on the road from about 1:00am until 5:00pm. All the trucks had deer whistles and the drivers averaged at least one deer a month. As the trucks were replaced the deer whistles were not used and they still hit on average one deer a month. I'd skip it.
Learned over the years that they dont pay attention to sound but more of changes in tone. Come around corner one night in my truck and 3 were crossing. Soon as I let out of the gas the last one stopped in front of me. Didnt hit him, but next time I was in that situation I didnt let out and they kept goin. Hard to do that cuz its natural to hit the brakes, but just my .02
I'm in the heart of deer country here in Nebraksa. I just had my RGC delivered just before Daytona Bikeweek where I rode it for the first time. After having the bike shipped to and from Daytona, I've put only about 1000 miles on the ride since then.
I always activate the Harley electronic deer whistle when on back roads and ... thank God ... I have not hit any deer. I don't know whether it works or not but I know I feel much better about having it on the bike ... especially since the cost was about $80.00. My closest contact was about 3 weeks ago when a deer ran across my path but it was at least a half a block in front of me, so I really didn't come close to it. I do have a riding buddy who is a motorcycle instructor who swears by them.
No...not on Hester. I'm renting a 411cc Royal Enfield Himalayan. I expect to spend 14-15 days riding from Kathmandu, Nepal to the first Mt Everest base camp near the Rogok glacier and meandering back to Nepal. I fly from Texas May 2nd, land May 4th, and hit the trail on May 5th. Tons of...
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