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#1 Unread post by RC DAVE » Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:44 pm

Tonight i was out for a monday evening ride just a quicky to the ball field unfortunatelly theres a dump (land fill ) between me and destination. I'm sick of people loosing STUFF off of vehicles to and from, anyway i hit a 2x4 (yes) about 3' long on my rc it flipped to the side and kicked up into my lower fairing and ripped off the oil cooler from its bracket !!! I'm pissed. didnt sever line but cracked lower and bent abunch of fins on cooler. thank god for the steering damper i think it would of deflected real bad without it so that was worth every cent!! (olins) anyway whats the worst junk u have hit i cant wait to here this one
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#2 Unread post by mgdavis » Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:27 pm

6" chunk of rebar.

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#3 Unread post by MTexile » Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:31 am

Scary photo mgdavis! A squirrel ran under my front tire once, been lucky so far.
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#4 Unread post by Wrider » Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:03 am

A bag of cement that had fallen off the back of a truck...
I was riding behind a cop who didn't even have the courtesy to flash his brakelights at me to warn me about it... It's not often you catch air on an 07 CBR600RR, but when you do it scares the living crap out of you!
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#5 Unread post by RC DAVE » Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:08 pm

airing out the cbr good save brother!! noticed the school thing going on congrats the bike industrie always needs a good mechanic. are you in daytona or arizona? wasn't sure if that school was still in fla or not embry riddle is down the road a bit (aviation)
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#6 Unread post by Wrider » Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:12 pm

Nope I was in Arizona when I did that and for school, but now I'm back in Colorado Springs! Yay! haha
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#7 Unread post by follow » Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:22 pm

The brakes off of a diesel truck, couldn't see it because of the snow...cost me a fortune.
The bumper off of a truck it flew off of the truck when the bales of hay started to fall, I managed to miss the bales of hay but not the bumper, put a huge dent on my fender. We were on the Interstate, cars all around, so I dodge the best as I could and when the car to my right realized he moved so I could, it all happened in a split second, my hubby was able to vear left between the cars.
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#8 Unread post by xsyamahadg » Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:00 pm

I hit an Ohio groundhog on the expressway, the little fur covered speed bump ran across the road in front of me. I managed to miss him with the front wheel, but I hit him with the back wheel. It nearly gave me whip lash. The little bugger was tough as nails, he collected himself and kept right on going.
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#9 Unread post by follow » Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:55 am

I posted something on the Funny section, you all might want to read it, it is a bit lengthy but you will be ROFLYAO, It is about a motorcyclist who hits a EVIL squirrel....
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#10 Unread post by SBK15 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:41 pm

When I was on my 125cc cruiser there was a dumptruck infront of me, and there was a dead racoon in the middle of the road, the dumptruck was so big that i didn't see the racoon till it was right infront of me, ran right over it. Afterwards i shat myselft.
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#11 Unread post by Lion_Lady » Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:31 pm

A piece of landscaping timber... at 80mph

Kept the bike up bike upright (gyroscopic force!) but the impact bent and CRACKED my front rim, letting the air out of the tire.

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#12 Unread post by ceemes » Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:28 pm

apart from almost running into a black bear a couple of years back, the scariest close call I had was when I just started riding, was flying down the highway, well flying as well as a Honda CM400 can hauling a 200 lbs rider about and a sheet of plywood flew loose from the back of the pick up truck I was behind, had to brake hard, again as hard as it is possible for a Honda CM400 with only drum brakes can brake and rode onto the grass meridian.

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#13 Unread post by xlineshooter » Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:37 pm

I'm in thailand (but American), and leaving a village, I hit a medium sized dog. The rule here is to hit the dog and maintin control. We aren't going to lock up our brakes or swerve into greater peril just to miss a dog. There are so many dogs in the roads here we don;t even stop for them anymore after we hit them.

Thailand has some of the best biker roads in the world, so come visit us someday. We have a "Home-Stay" ($20/day incl. meals) and I will take you on some great rides.

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#14 Unread post by RockBottom » Sun May 03, 2009 6:21 pm

I'll throw in a squirrel story from a couple of months ago. So it was not WHAT I hit that was unusual, but HOW.

I was going 65 or so and saw the squirrel juking in front of me. I decided that since I couldn't predict what he was going to do, I'd just keep on the throttle and let him control his own fate.

He must have seen me at the last second and his instinct was to jump. This made him hit right on the toe of my boot, which launched him straight up into the air. I'm sure he never felt a thing.

I did make a mental note to myself on just how motorcycling has changed me. Before I rode, I never used to kick small animals to death.
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#15 Unread post by follow » Sun May 10, 2009 12:06 pm

How about a flaming cigarette Butt...... :evil:
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#16 Unread post by BuzZz » Sun May 10, 2009 1:30 pm

I haven't hit anything nasty on a streetbike. I have nailed hidden rocks and a few tree stumps on dirtbikes before, ripped the rear caliper off a CR-500 on a rock once, but that's about it. I do nail every gopher I can on the FJ, but that's on purpose and I count it as community service. Vermin control. And gophers ain't that big so it isn't very dangerous, just means I have to wash off the bellypan.

Never hit a bear (that has to rate as major suckage) but I've had a few close calls with deer (more vermin around here). So far I have managed to get lucky with Bambi, but if I ever do tag something, I lay money it will be a dam deer that does me in.
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#17 Unread post by sv-wolf » Sun May 10, 2009 5:16 pm

I haven't had any problems hitting things on the road (apart from a stanley knife blade and a couple of nails which lodged in my tyre) but I have had problems from the air.

On a gusty day, about four years ago, a huge restaurant umbrella got caught by the wind and was carried upwards for about thirty feet. I saw it happen as I was riding slowly by. As I watched, fascinated, I suddenly realised it was coming back down again, fast, shaft first, and straight at me. I accelerated at the last minute and it hit the road only a few feet behind my rear tyre.
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#18 Unread post by BuzZz » Sun May 10, 2009 7:17 pm

Yeah, airborne attacks are more of a concern for me too, Hud. I lost count of how many birds have picked me and a bike as their preferred method of ending it all. Most aren't too bad (for me) but I hit a dam crow a couple of years ago that turned himself inside-out all over my head and chest. That was a bloody mess...... and now all the Americans are saying 'of course it was bloody' but the Britts and Canuckleheads get it...... :mrgreen:
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#19 Unread post by HD1200C » Thu May 21, 2009 12:21 am

I've been riding for a while, and luckily the largest thing/animal I've hit was a frog. Back when I had my Shadow. I remembered hitting it, then about a week later I went to the garage and it smelled so bad. I wondered what it was and got to looking. Come to find out the frog had gotten wedged underneath the radiator some how....sucker smelled bad.
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#20 Unread post by CYNWAGON » Mon May 25, 2009 11:21 pm

I got into to trouble for NOT hitting the cat that came across the road on the weekend. :roll: Hubby hates cats and couldn't understand why I slowed down. My only response was - I just washed my bike, all I could think of was the frog story! :lol:
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