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Old 01-27-2013, 10:17 AM   #3901
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:14 PM   #3902
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:15 PM   #3903
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Headed out for a ride at about 9:30 this morning. Rolled the bike out and it was dead. Got to track down where it's losing power. A battery should last more than two weeks...

While I was charging it these hooligans rode up:


Complete with mobile satellite TV:


Not long after they left, the battery charger had done its thing and I was off, only 3 hours later than planned.

Headed up the West side of the Tombigbee, through Aberdeen and up toward Amory.

Was riding along a road a lot like this:


Only without the houses nearby. Trees right up next to the road...

Then there was a grayish-brown blur from the right and I had enough time to think "DEER!!!!" and slam on the brakes. I learned a few things in the next half second:

1) The ABS on the Tenere make a distinctive chuffing sound on chip-n-seal pavement.
2) If you scream like a little girl inside your helmet, the deer won't hear it.
3) It's better to hit a small deer with a big bike than a big deer with a small bike.

So the bars shimmied, the bike shook, I stayed upright and in my lane and just about crapped my pants. I looked down and saw a fog light out of place so I headed for the nearest wide spot on the shoulder for a damage assessment. Pulled off the road and nearly dropped the bike when the bars wouldn't turn right because the foglight was jammed in the way.

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Guess the bag got hit too:




So collected my thoughts, put the foglight back and rode on home. My foot is a little sore and the front fender will need to be replaced at some point. All in all, it was a worse day for the deer I'm sure.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:36 PM   #3904
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time to think "DEER!!!!"
You didn't happen to see any Suzuki yellow or Kaw green on that deer did ya?

Glad you're alright, and the bike too.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:53 PM   #3905
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Wow! Glad it wasn't worse than that. Hope that foot is ok. Good to see you today and that baby is too pretty!
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:41 PM   #3906
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Deer strikes are no fun. Looksike you faired pretty good all things considered. My strike back in '09 cost a $1000 to fix my bandit 1250 and I never crashed. I did kill the deer with a Givi sidebag. S10 ABS system is the best it saved me yesterday on a right hand curve on a gravel road that I made straight into the ditch and back up the incline. I'm a believer now because if it had not been for the abs and unified braking system I would have crashed for sure.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:46 PM   #3907
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Your a lucky man Anti - thank God. Small bike big deer is a bitch.
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:24 PM   #3908
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Hello from Houston. Got a question for ya'll. Any Dual Sporters from around the Gulfport, Biloxi/ Pass Christian area? I lived in Pearlington in the mid 60's as a kid and there's a place I explored on foot and was wondering if it is still there after the last couple of Hurricanes. Dave
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:59 PM   #3909
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Then there was a grayish-brown blur from the right and I had enough time to think "DEER!!!!" and slam on the brakes. I learned a few things in the next half second:

1) The ABS on the Tenere make a distinctive chuffing sound on chip-n-seal pavement.
2) If you scream like a little girl inside your helmet, the deer won't hear it.
3) It's better to hit a small deer with a big bike than a big deer with a small bike.

So the bars shimmied, the bike shook, I stayed upright and in my lane and just about crapped my pants. I looked down and saw a fog light out of place so I headed for the nearest wide spot on the shoulder for a damage assessment. Pulled off the road and nearly dropped the bike when the bars wouldn't turn right because the foglight was jammed in the way.

So collected my thoughts, put the foglight back and rode on home. My foot is a little sore and the front fender will need to be replaced at some point. All in all, it was a worse day for the deer I'm sure.
Wow, I'm glad your close encounter of the furry kind wasn't any worse.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:23 PM   #3910
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Well my riding today wasn't anything exciting by y'alls standards but I rode around the neighborhood 2up with my 6 yr. old just about all afternoon. We'd get home and 20 minutes later he was asking to go again. Lol
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:25 PM   #3911
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Hello from Houston. Got a question for ya'll. Any Dual Sporters from around the Gulfport, Biloxi/ Pass Christian area? I lived in Pearlington in the mid 60's as a kid and there's a place I explored on foot and was wondering if it is still there after the last couple of Hurricanes. Dave
I don't think Pearlington is there after the last couple of hurricanes. Actually it is, I've been there since Katrina, but it sure is different. I'm not from the coast , but make it that way pretty often and have friends in Pearlington. What are you looking for?
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:05 PM   #3912
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Yeah, there actually a lot MORE to explore since Katrina. Lots of people didn't build back.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:56 PM   #3913
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Wow! Glad it wasn't worse than that. Hope that foot is ok. Good to see you today and that baby is too pretty!
Good to see you too! Thanks for stopping by. That baby is the prettiest baby in the world

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Deer strikes are no fun. Looksike you faired pretty good all things considered. My strike back in '09 cost a $1000 to fix my bandit 1250 and I never crashed. I did kill the deer with a Givi sidebag. S10 ABS system is the best it saved me yesterday on a right hand curve on a gravel road that I made straight into the ditch and back up the incline. I'm a believer now because if it had not been for the abs and unified braking system I would have crashed for sure.
I think the fender will be about $115, so yeah, I got off easy on that. And yes, the ABS works quite well. I didn't go back to the scene of the crime, but I would have been interesting to look at the tire tracks. I heard a distinct "chuff, chuff, chuff" before impact which was either me hyperventilating or the ABS working.

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Your a lucky man Anti - thank God. Small bike big deer is a bitch.
Yep. Very lucky. I thought about yours and EBW's wrecks and how much worse it could have ended up while I was calming down.

babarnette- thanks. I tried to quote you too but vbulletin is acting up...
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:31 AM   #3914
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:10 AM   #3915
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I don't think Pearlington is there after the last couple of hurricanes. Actually it is, I've been there since Katrina, but it sure is different. I'm not from the coast , but make it that way pretty often and have friends in Pearlington. What are you looking for?
.. I lived in Pearlington off old 90 in a subdivision called Oak Harbor. It was within a couple of miles of the Miss/Lou border at the Pearl River. I'll be able to send you a google earth pic later this evening when I get home from work of the area I am interested in. But until then, it's 1967 and I'm in 5th grade, some friends and I being the boys we all were went for a long walk at the back of the neighborhood. Kinda like the movie "Stand by Me". I'm sure my recollections are grander then the actual experience but that's what 46 years can do to your memories.
It was an old old totally grown over dirt road but still visible to the eye if you looked real hard. It went due south for what seemed like many miles but I'm quite sure it was only a couple now, maybe 3 or 4 at best. The size of the oak trees we found were just amazing. I've never seen there equal and the canopy above prevented anything from growing underneath them. There were at least six of us and when we locked our hands together around the base we could not complete the circle. They had been there hundreds of years and I dearly hope that they withstood the storms. it would be more then a shame to see them gone. I could go on for ever about this place but I gotta go to work. More later....
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