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Old 01-18-2013, 05:36 AM   #15168
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Originally Posted by toddzacker View Post
Well 24 years of driving cars & bikes on the road, the first 10 in western Michigan, and a total of over 2 millions miles altogether, I had two first this week.

First was I hit a deer on Monday...

Second was I had my first get off on the road with a bike...

Just so happens both were at the sometime. Monday I rode to the mountains & on my way back, 5 mins from rt 56 I was in a lean on a wet road, and 4 deer decided it would be a good time to cross.

Clipped the first one and hit the ground at 45 mph. The Klim pants & gloves held up great, and the SIDI boots did also. So the 1200GS is in the shop with $7k+ in damage, that is why the 650GS project bike will be finished earlier than expected. I have more time to work on it instead of ride.

I'm fine just had no front brakes or clutch for a 2 1/2 hr ride home from the mountains. The was fun!!!
That sucks,, good thing that it was the bike vs you taking the brunt of the damage
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