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Created on: 09/07/20 04:54 PM

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Rook


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I'm all done for this season
09/07/20 4:54 PM

I got my warning today. I'm cruising along nice and easy about 55 mph and I see a deer run out from the opposite side of the road. I grabbed the clutch and both front and rear brake automatically. I felt the rear brake pedal snap or something. I held on the fronts. The deer passed about 5 feet in front of me. That's the closest I ever came to a deer on a bike. The does are releasing their love aromas. The Bucks are loosing all common sense.

The rear brake pedal on my rearset was zip tied up through a bolthole in the footrest mount. I have removed the reservoir and downspout pending installation of an external reservoir. The ziptie is what broke, the pedal is fine. Amazingly, the pedal went back up and there is no return spring on it. There must be some pressure left in that MC.

Time to start winter projects. I'll have that rear brake MC at the top of the list. The busa goes to bed first. The 14 only has 500 miles on it so far this year.



'08 MIDNIGHT SAPPHIRE BLUE flies out, full Tsukigi Cannon exhaust, BMC race filter, Muzzy's block off plates, Super Sprox 17t output sprocket, AFM 45t rear sprocket, EK zzz 530 chain, Gilles Tooling axle adjusters, PC5, Romans map, AT-200, Ignition Module, LCD-200, Speedohealer V4, Glow-Shift gauges, Illumiglow 210 mph clock faces, HM PLUS quickshifter, Factory Pro EVO Shift Star, RC's oil pump cover, Moto-D magnetic oil drain plug, MIT billet oil filler cap, Shorai 14A2 Lithium battery, Spiegler SS clutch and brake lines, HyperPro RSC steering damper, LighTech fuel tank cap, Vortex rearsets, lightweight mudflap bracket, FP Racing preload adjusters, Ohlins FGRT807 forks and KA544 shock, Carrazzeria Tri-R wheels, Bridgeport 90° valve stems, CZ 320mm front rotors, Galfer rear wave rotor, Pazzo levers, ProBots Dzus fasteners and many other bolts replaced with aluminum or Ti, Vortex mirror blocks, CRG bar end mirrors, LSL frame sliders, axle sliders, billet bar ends, 2WheelWorkz muffler

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Rook


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RE: I'm all done for this season
09/07/20 4:57 PM

Grn, I think you have me beat on a near miss with a deer but this was as close as I need to get.



'08 MIDNIGHT SAPPHIRE BLUE flies out, full Tsukigi Cannon exhaust, BMC race filter, Muzzy's block off plates, Super Sprox 17t output sprocket, AFM 45t rear sprocket, EK zzz 530 chain, Gilles Tooling axle adjusters, PC5, Romans map, AT-200, Ignition Module, LCD-200, Speedohealer V4, Glow-Shift gauges, Illumiglow 210 mph clock faces, HM PLUS quickshifter, Factory Pro EVO Shift Star, RC's oil pump cover, Moto-D magnetic oil drain plug, MIT billet oil filler cap, Shorai 14A2 Lithium battery, Spiegler SS clutch and brake lines, HyperPro RSC steering damper, LighTech fuel tank cap, Vortex rearsets, lightweight mudflap bracket, FP Racing preload adjusters, Ohlins FGRT807 forks and KA544 shock, Carrazzeria Tri-R wheels, Bridgeport 90° valve stems, CZ 320mm front rotors, Galfer rear wave rotor, Pazzo levers, ProBots Dzus fasteners and many other bolts replaced with aluminum or Ti, Vortex mirror blocks, CRG bar end mirrors, LSL frame sliders, axle sliders, billet bar ends, 2WheelWorkz muffler

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RE: I'm all done for this season
09/08/20 9:37 PM

Hopefully you all filed both Buck and Doe tags to help with the kull this year and in the future,
I try and do my part end of Oct when the Bucks are crazy end of Oct



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Rook


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RE: I'm all done for this season
09/09/20 3:13 AM

I do have some revenge to take for that deer that ran into the side of my truck last year.



'08 MIDNIGHT SAPPHIRE BLUE flies out, full Tsukigi Cannon exhaust, BMC race filter, Muzzy's block off plates, Super Sprox 17t output sprocket, AFM 45t rear sprocket, EK zzz 530 chain, Gilles Tooling axle adjusters, PC5, Romans map, AT-200, Ignition Module, LCD-200, Speedohealer V4, Glow-Shift gauges, Illumiglow 210 mph clock faces, HM PLUS quickshifter, Factory Pro EVO Shift Star, RC's oil pump cover, Moto-D magnetic oil drain plug, MIT billet oil filler cap, Shorai 14A2 Lithium battery, Spiegler SS clutch and brake lines, HyperPro RSC steering damper, LighTech fuel tank cap, Vortex rearsets, lightweight mudflap bracket, FP Racing preload adjusters, Ohlins FGRT807 forks and KA544 shock, Carrazzeria Tri-R wheels, Bridgeport 90° valve stems, CZ 320mm front rotors, Galfer rear wave rotor, Pazzo levers, ProBots Dzus fasteners and many other bolts replaced with aluminum or Ti, Vortex mirror blocks, CRG bar end mirrors, LSL frame sliders, axle sliders, billet bar ends, 2WheelWorkz muffler

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Bopropucope


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RE: I'm all done for this season
09/09/20 8:04 PM

I'm still going to ride. I hit a deer at 55mph, it hurt for awhile but neither the deer or I died. I am way more cautious now and especially at night. I avoid night riding and 2 lane county roads. Stick to work and back and weekend rides if I can. Good luck all.

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Rook


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RE: I'm all done for this season
09/10/20 6:32 PM

I saw three deer tonight. The bad part of it is I never see them until I get close or until they move. Often, they were standing right off the side of the road and I don't know they are there. Three is a lot of deer to see on a 20 mile ride. It is cold in the late afternoon now and I don't go fast a whole lot anyway. Time to change that oil on a warm afternoon and put the bikes away. 500 miles on the 14 this year. 500! I just hit 50,000 miles.



'08 MIDNIGHT SAPPHIRE BLUE flies out, full Tsukigi Cannon exhaust, BMC race filter, Muzzy's block off plates, Super Sprox 17t output sprocket, AFM 45t rear sprocket, EK zzz 530 chain, Gilles Tooling axle adjusters, PC5, Romans map, AT-200, Ignition Module, LCD-200, Speedohealer V4, Glow-Shift gauges, Illumiglow 210 mph clock faces, HM PLUS quickshifter, Factory Pro EVO Shift Star, RC's oil pump cover, Moto-D magnetic oil drain plug, MIT billet oil filler cap, Shorai 14A2 Lithium battery, Spiegler SS clutch and brake lines, HyperPro RSC steering damper, LighTech fuel tank cap, Vortex rearsets, lightweight mudflap bracket, FP Racing preload adjusters, Ohlins FGRT807 forks and KA544 shock, Carrazzeria Tri-R wheels, Bridgeport 90° valve stems, CZ 320mm front rotors, Galfer rear wave rotor, Pazzo levers, ProBots Dzus fasteners and many other bolts replaced with aluminum or Ti, Vortex mirror blocks, CRG bar end mirrors, LSL frame sliders, axle sliders, billet bar ends, 2WheelWorkz muffler

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doznkoz


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RE: I'm all done for this season
09/11/20 7:34 AM

Glad you are ok Rook. That certainly WAS a very close call. Since I purchased the XF I Don't think I even put 500 miles on it this year either. The first 5 years I rolled up 38,500 miles. Its been way to hot here in Tulsa but now that the weather has cooled down maybe I'll jump on it for a month or two. We'll see.

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Rook


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RE: I'm all done for this season
09/11/20 7:55 PM

It blows my mind to hear people say it's too hot to ride! That never happens here. Even a couple hundred miles south makes about one month's difference in the kind of riding I can do.



'08 MIDNIGHT SAPPHIRE BLUE flies out, full Tsukigi Cannon exhaust, BMC race filter, Muzzy's block off plates, Super Sprox 17t output sprocket, AFM 45t rear sprocket, EK zzz 530 chain, Gilles Tooling axle adjusters, PC5, Romans map, AT-200, Ignition Module, LCD-200, Speedohealer V4, Glow-Shift gauges, Illumiglow 210 mph clock faces, HM PLUS quickshifter, Factory Pro EVO Shift Star, RC's oil pump cover, Moto-D magnetic oil drain plug, MIT billet oil filler cap, Shorai 14A2 Lithium battery, Spiegler SS clutch and brake lines, HyperPro RSC steering damper, LighTech fuel tank cap, Vortex rearsets, lightweight mudflap bracket, FP Racing preload adjusters, Ohlins FGRT807 forks and KA544 shock, Carrazzeria Tri-R wheels, Bridgeport 90° valve stems, CZ 320mm front rotors, Galfer rear wave rotor, Pazzo levers, ProBots Dzus fasteners and many other bolts replaced with aluminum or Ti, Vortex mirror blocks, CRG bar end mirrors, LSL frame sliders, axle sliders, billet bar ends, 2WheelWorkz muffler

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RE: I'm all done for this season
09/11/20 8:11 PM

Understood your comment but when one's head is dripping from sweat inside the helmet that is where I draw the line. Evenings have been about it (still 90 degrees until lately) but I do not ride at night. The bugs here are crazy!
You must be living up North somewhere. I myself am from up North and do miss all four seasons!

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RE: I'm all done for this season
09/12/20 7:31 AM

but when one's head is dripping from sweat inside the helmet


you call that hot . in south texas the sweat evaporates before the drop hits its target.



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RE: I'm all done for this season
09/12/20 9:42 PM

Sptember 23, 2010 I was on a trip to Glacier National Park. I rode highway 89 off I-90 during the day.
I got to my motel before dark. I went out to eat and when I came back a guy came into the motel on crutches. His right leg in a cast. His wife unjured.
I ask what happened? He was riding a FJR1300 on the same road (89) in the dark and a Deer slammed into his Bike/Leg. He did not go down, but his motorcycle trip was done.
Larry Grodsky, the Safety Editor for Rider Magazine was killed by a Deer in 2006.
https://www.webbikeworld.com/stayin-safe-lawrence-grodsky/

I made it to Browning, MT in a cold drizzle. I was informed that it was snowing in Glacier Park and the road was closed. I did return in 2016.
I try not to ride at night in Arkansas Forest. People around here feed them Corn. They wander through the neighborhood. One year the City allowed Deer hunting with Bow inside the City Limits.

Deer, Dogs, Large Birds, even Rabbits can wipe us out.



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Rook


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RE: I'm all done for this season
09/13/20 7:05 AM

I try not to ride at night in Arkansas Forest. People around here feed them Corn. They wander through the neighborhood. One year the City allowed Deer hunting with Bow inside the City Limits.

I believe expert bow hunters were permitted to kill as many deer as possible inside the city back in my hometown one year. It's the same situation, people feed them and there are no predators. The deer are almost like domestic animals. I hear they taste delicious after eating people food for so long. It's not super lean meat anymore though.

Deer, Dogs, Large Birds, even Rabbits can wipe us out.

Kruz hasn't visited us in years but I still talk to him. He was crashed by a squirrel in his driveway once. I had squirrel run out on me on my last ride. Good thing I saw a deer just a few seconds earlier because I had slowed down. The squirrel turned and headed back into the woods a few inches before he got ran over. I ran one over with my truck a few months ago. I saw it, I felt it and looked back in the mirror to see it flop on the road dead. I don't brake or swerve for squirrels. Then there was the turtle I came a few inches from on my busa a couple months back. I was coming out of a corner doing about 70-80 mph and widened my line a bit and missed him by a few inches. It was not a big turtle but plenty big to slide my front tire out, I'm sure.



'08 MIDNIGHT SAPPHIRE BLUE flies out, full Tsukigi Cannon exhaust, BMC race filter, Muzzy's block off plates, Super Sprox 17t output sprocket, AFM 45t rear sprocket, EK zzz 530 chain, Gilles Tooling axle adjusters, PC5, Romans map, AT-200, Ignition Module, LCD-200, Speedohealer V4, Glow-Shift gauges, Illumiglow 210 mph clock faces, HM PLUS quickshifter, Factory Pro EVO Shift Star, RC's oil pump cover, Moto-D magnetic oil drain plug, MIT billet oil filler cap, Shorai 14A2 Lithium battery, Spiegler SS clutch and brake lines, HyperPro RSC steering damper, LighTech fuel tank cap, Vortex rearsets, lightweight mudflap bracket, FP Racing preload adjusters, Ohlins FGRT807 forks and KA544 shock, Carrazzeria Tri-R wheels, Bridgeport 90° valve stems, CZ 320mm front rotors, Galfer rear wave rotor, Pazzo levers, ProBots Dzus fasteners and many other bolts replaced with aluminum or Ti, Vortex mirror blocks, CRG bar end mirrors, LSL frame sliders, axle sliders, billet bar ends, 2WheelWorkz muffler

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cruderudy


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RE: I'm all done for this season
09/13/20 11:27 PM

that would rally suck to get thrashed by a fcukin turtle



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chrly


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RE: I'm all done for this season
09/14/20 8:17 AM

My take on the "hit an animal" scenario..when traveling down a straight section of road, I will not change my of direction. Think about it..If your front wheel is in any amount of angle other than straight ahead and it strikes something, what is the result ? Chances are it will lead to loss of control..On the other hand, no matter what you hit, if your front wheel remains in a straight line , your chances are much better of not crashing. I am not good at physics or math but I think you can understand what I am saying..
In a turn, I would try to maintain the same direction as I was turning altho it would be more difficult, obviously.

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Rook


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RE: I'm all done for this season
09/15/20 5:28 AM

If you can avoid hitting something without destabilizing the bike more by steering or braking, that's probably best but the situation usually doesn't offer that much opportunity. I usually brake. I don't have a rear brake at the moment but I'm accustomed to using both front and rear. I automatically went for both although the rear didn't do anything since it has no fluid in it. I guess I remembered that pretty quick after I stepped on the pedal. I didn't bottom it out, I just released it. With the turtle, I just steered. I think braking would have been more dangerous and standing the bike up would have sent me into the oncoming lane in a corner and a hill.

When I almost hit a truck a few years back, I did swerve slightly. In that situation, that probably saved me from making contact. I hope reactions happen for the best automatically.

That's a great way to spell fcukin on the internet, crude. I'll have to use that sometime. Yes it would suck to slide a bike over a 6" long turtle.

What I have noticed after having a good number of near misses with animals here is that they almost always run into the road from the opposite side. If they come from the opposite side of the road and your going avoid them by steering, the best thing to do is steer right at them. If you steer toward the shoulder, you're steering into where they will be when you're about to hit them. I haven't had the presence of mind to steer at any animals in my truck. It might be for the better because I'd obviously be steering into the oncoming lane. Who knows? I had a deer run out of the woods right into the side of my truck. You can't avoid that. That's totally up to the deer.


* Last updated by: Rook on 9/15/2020 @ 5:31 AM *



'08 MIDNIGHT SAPPHIRE BLUE flies out, full Tsukigi Cannon exhaust, BMC race filter, Muzzy's block off plates, Super Sprox 17t output sprocket, AFM 45t rear sprocket, EK zzz 530 chain, Gilles Tooling axle adjusters, PC5, Romans map, AT-200, Ignition Module, LCD-200, Speedohealer V4, Glow-Shift gauges, Illumiglow 210 mph clock faces, HM PLUS quickshifter, Factory Pro EVO Shift Star, RC's oil pump cover, Moto-D magnetic oil drain plug, MIT billet oil filler cap, Shorai 14A2 Lithium battery, Spiegler SS clutch and brake lines, HyperPro RSC steering damper, LighTech fuel tank cap, Vortex rearsets, lightweight mudflap bracket, FP Racing preload adjusters, Ohlins FGRT807 forks and KA544 shock, Carrazzeria Tri-R wheels, Bridgeport 90° valve stems, CZ 320mm front rotors, Galfer rear wave rotor, Pazzo levers, ProBots Dzus fasteners and many other bolts replaced with aluminum or Ti, Vortex mirror blocks, CRG bar end mirrors, LSL frame sliders, axle sliders, billet bar ends, 2WheelWorkz muffler

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