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post #1 of 22 Old 10-18-2005, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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Hit by bird!!!?

Alright guys this happened about a week back and for some reason I just never thought about posting about it. Well, anyways, I was riding back from work on the highway doing a very slow 60mph. I was the only one on the road (it was around 2300) and I had my brights on. I was in the middle lane when out of nowhere this bird flew and hit me in the chest and totally caught me off guard. (I WAS LIKE...WTF JUST HAPPENED? ) Nothing happened to me or the bike but I think maybe I shite myself . I'm glad i had both hands on the bars. I'll never forget that night. Just thought I'd share later.

P.S., i was wondering if anyone else has been hit by a bird?

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Nope, haven't been hit by one but pretty darn close to hitting one though.

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fuck yea and it hit me in the head. We were downtown and going very slow. I didn't even see the dam pigion. I end in the next lane. fuckin bird. it was curtains for the dam bird.
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Did ya'll happen to see the OCC episode where they built the drag bike and Ricky Gadson brung his 10R and gave the guys a lesson about drag racing. Anyways on one the passes he made he hit a bird with his helmet and there was blood and stuff on the helmet when he came back. 140+ splat

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My bud was flyin' on his old 1989 ZX10 about 170km/h and hit a bird with his head. I have NO IDEA how he didn't have a get off but the bird broke his visor and ended up halfway in and half out of the helmet. He had bird guts and shit all over the side of his head/face and in his hair...worst of all he had about 3 more hours to go before he was home. He is lucky it hit the part where the visor hinge is at the side so it was not a direct hit on his face, it probably would have screwed him up pretty bad if it had.

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My bud was flyin' on his old 1989 ZX10 about 170km/h and hit a bird with his head. I have NO IDEA how he didn't have a get off but the bird broke his visor and ended up halfway in and half out of the helmet. He had bird guts and shit all over the side of his head/face and in his hair...worst of all he had about 3 more hours to go before he was home. He is lucky it hit the part where the visor hinge is at the side so it was not a direct hit on his face, it probably would have screwed him up pretty bad if it had.
Same shit happened to me, hit just on my left side, enough to break the visor on my old KBC VR-1. 160km/h maybe, got hella whiplash, was sore for a few days. Now I don't waste time looking back to see where the followers are, just scanning the ditches for deer, birds and cops now for me.

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I was on the busa one day and at a liesurely pace on some local backroads. Came around a corner to find a buzzard eatin' some dead critter in the middle of my lane. I was about to avoid it when it took flight. I had let off when I saw it and thought I was far enough from it that it would be gone when I got there. Well, it took off slower than I expected. It *BARELY* missed my windscreen and lid. I kept waitin' for the thump on my lid, but apparently he sucked his ass up into his neck just in time. Scared the crap out of me.

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Three on the Ten
One came out from the side of a road and got my right hand at about 60
A flock of birds took off from a feil and one turned at me and hit my left shoulder and went under my arm pit.
One small birdy got eaten by the air intake leaving a wing stuck on the side of the air intake.
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i hit a bird at 40 mph a few years back. i also was hit by part of a tire that the cage next to me ran over now and it flew into my lane, that one hurt like hell
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Fastesthare was leading a small group of us down a back country road @ 100 or so on his Ducati. A dove flew up and hit the windshield on the bike then bounced back into his helmet. It must not have been much of an impact on his helmet because he thought he had hit a "reb butterfly". His helmet was covered with blood. The dove went about 100 feet into the air before falling back down. I have hit numerous birds while leading on lowly traveled roads. Nothing serious for me. Pretty bad for the birds.

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