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Howdy yall from central texas, a land full of damn deer. But not just any deer, our beloved white tail deer are about as stupid as they come. They love to dart back and forth in the middle of the road, trying to figure out which direction they want to go. God forbid they just make up their mind. 2 weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to knock down 2 from the whitetail deer population. The story goes like this.
I was leaving the local highschool football game, driving down FM2484 (a great T1 road full of curves and twisties), headed towards my house. As I'm riding along, going about 55mph, I see two deer on the right side of the road. I cover my brakes and prepare for anything. Sure enough, they start darting across the road. I slow down from 55 to about 30. Right as the 1 year old doe crosses the lane, she decides to dart back and attempt to cross the other way. Smack. I hit the deer hard with the front tire, brining me to a complete stop. Mind you, I stayed up right and escaped a layover. The deer limps off and then falls over on the shoulder of the road. I pull over and inspect the bike. The front wheel choke or fairing is intact, somehow, and there's absolutely no damage. My front brake felt kinda squishy, but oh well. Only 5 miles from home. I hop back on and continue my journey, thinking about how lucky I was.
I continue riding towards my home, with thoughts of how stupid deer are. As I near the top of the hill, a matured doe darts out in front of me, barely missing me. Mind you, I was going 60 at the time. Woah. Before I had time to think, bam. Another stupid yearling darts in front of me. Still traveling at 60, she hits my front tire hard, causing the bike to lay over. I slide for about 3 or 4 seconds. Wow. That was quick. I stand back up, and before I know it, there are 4 cars stopped. I pick my bike up and roll it to the side of the road. I'm cussing and slammi ng my fists, and telling everyone not to call 911 as I didn't feel like dealing with a trooper.


So there you have the background. My glossy black cbr600rr is no longer intact. Other than the fact that the relays on the side got messed up, the bike is still fine. I have decided to go street fighter. No more fairings. I don't feel like buying another 600 dollar fairing kit.

My plans for the bike are not too extreme, but they are very bright. Literally. I'm thinking of ideas for headlights, I want something that will lighten up the entire road. Maybe one of those LED light bars? Who knows. I just want to keep record of all this and share my story with yall.

Ride safe and look out for those deer!!
 

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Damn, what are the chances?

Pretty good, apparently.

Sorry to hear about your incident. Glad you got away without injury, and that the bike is still mechanically functional. Let us know how the conversion goes!
 

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Yeah people are trying to tell me I'm lucky. I don't think so. I would have been lucky if I had just hit the first deer, and gotten away fine. But hitting 2 deer in one night is by no means lucky haha
 

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And fanatic, the second one I had to slit it's throat. There was some chick that trying to comfort the damn thing. I mean come on. It could've very easily killed me, and instead of loving on me, she loving on the deer? No way. I told her to back off cause I am was gonna slit it's throat. You shoulda seen her start crying haha
 

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Quite unlucky. Looking forward to the streetfighter build!
 

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And fanatic, the second one I had to slit it's throat. There was some chick that trying to comfort the damn thing. I mean come on. It could've very easily killed me, and instead of loving on me, she loving on the deer? No way. I told her to back off cause I am was gonna slit it's throat. You shoulda seen her start crying haha
You serious??? :surprise:

Thank goodness I'm vegetarian and plan to remain!
 

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http://deerwhistle.com/


I would at least try something like this to see if it works and give us all a product review!

Opie Caylor Hits Deer At Road Atlanta

I was there for this one!
I have deer whistles on my truck. They don't work at all. I actually found a huge In-depth review of deer whistles on motorcycles-
Deer Whistles: Do They Really Work? An In Depth Report By Fred Rau | Victory Motorcycles: Motorcycle Forums

Overall, he practically says they are inconsistent. We are better off revving our engines or beeping our poor-excuse-of-a-horn
 

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Holy crap! And here I thought cleaning the guts of a squirrel off the fairings was bad. As a side, I love it how there's a town called Ding Dong near the road you mentioned.
 

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And fanatic, the second one I had to slit it's throat. There was some chick that trying to comfort the damn thing. I mean come on. It could've very easily killed me, and instead of loving on me, she loving on the deer? No way. I told her to back off cause I am was gonna slit it's throat. You shoulda seen her start crying haha
have you ever considered seeing a phsycologist?
 

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Aha yeah nah. We're bikers. We go on a ride, not to a shrink LOL
i am not a biker, never will be. motorcycle enthusiast :thumbup::cruising:

but seriously dude, that's pretty disturbing and not normal at all.
 

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i am not a biker, never will be. motorcycle enthusiast :thumbup::cruising:

but seriously dude, that's pretty disturbing and not normal at all.
I'm a Texan born and raised and yeah you're right motorcycle enthusiast. Whatever you want to call it. But down in texas, hell any hunter that shoots a deer, comes up to it with it still alive, you just slit it's throat to put it out of its misery. This doe was gonna die. It was gasping for air. I just put the thing out of its misery. He'll if I just left it there, it would have been more cruel of me wouldn't it?
 

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Lol I never understood why people say "oh man, you are so luck to have survived that deer encounter" It's like, If I was really that lucky then I never would of had the encounter to begin with! lol, but yeah, I understand what they are saying. Still, I wouldn't pin you as a lucky guy.
 

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I'm a Texan born and raised and yeah you're right motorcycle enthusiast. Whatever you want to call it. But down in texas, hell any hunter that shoots a deer, comes up to it with it still alive, you just slit it's throat to put it out of its misery. This doe was gonna die. It was gasping for air. I just put the thing out of its misery. He'll if I just left it there, it would have been more cruel of me wouldn't it?
I'm Texan born and raised my entire life too. I don't have the courage to go near hunting, guns, etc. Maybe I'm a wuss, but I would have called animal control. Your area / city may be smaller so I don't know if they'd have one... Maybe call emergency as a last resort.

I guess this is second nature to you, so it's out of my control at the end.
 

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Just a little Update: Ordered a single 7" LED Cafe Racer style headlight along with brackets that will tie on to the forks. Will post pictures when they arrive
 

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And fanatic, the second one I had to slit it's throat. There was some chick that trying to comfort the damn thing. I mean come on. It could've very easily killed me, and instead of loving on me, she loving on the deer? No way. I told her to back off cause I am was gonna slit it's throat. You shoulda seen her start crying haha

What...the...tits.

I'm not alarmed by the act (I understand putting it out of its misery), however your total lack of empathy towards the woman and the deer is highly disturbing. Texan or not, your attitude towards it is fucked up.


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