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08-31-2011 02:57 PM
Crazy Jake HAHAHA… this older lady that I work with showed up at work the other day…. With a HUGE dead turkey hanging out of her grill of her car….
08-31-2011 09:54 AM
planalp
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Here is my reality check, happened yesterday riding from Jackson Michigan to Murray, KY. I was heading down the Western Kentucky Parkway at 70mph and a wild turkey shot out low across the road, I ducked and the bird hit the top of my Cee Baileys tall windshield just hard enough to flex the windshield and throw the bike into the worst speed wobble I have ever had to deal with. Thanks to God the bike stayed right side up. By the way, the semi behind me finished off the bird


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Timothys687

More miles and smiles for all!
Glad to hear you maintained on the KLR after the turkey strike. Turkeys are thick around here and I'm very familiar with that pattern they have of flying low across the roadway. You're very lucky you just got a glancing blow instead of a direct strike.

I was getting ready to pass a semi on the way to work one day when I saw a turkey fly right into the guy's windshield. There was a big, cartoon-like explosion of feathers and I saw the truck pulling over. When I looked in my mirror, I saw that the turkey had busted out the windshield on his side. It was a controlled stop, so he seemed to be okay.

If you live where they're prevalent, turkeys are a real threat. Thanks for telling us your story and reminding us of that. Glad to hear you survived.



08-31-2011 09:15 AM
Lockjaw
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Here is my reality check, happened yesterday riding from Jackson Michigan to Murray, KY. I was heading down the Western Kentucky Parkway at 70mph and a wild turkey shot out low across the road, I ducked and the bird hit the top of my Cee Baileys tall windshield just hard enough to flex the windshield and throw the bike into the worst speed wobble I have ever had to deal with. Thanks to God the bike stayed right side up. By the way, the semi behind me finished off the bird


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Timothys687

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Glad you're OK. Yeah, not much you can do to avoid that. Glad it came out OK.



08-30-2011 08:07 PM
timothys687 Here is my reality check, happened yesterday riding from Jackson Michigan to Murray, KY. I was heading down the Western Kentucky Parkway at 70mph and a wild turkey shot out low across the road, I ducked and the bird hit the top of my Cee Baileys tall windshield just hard enough to flex the windshield and throw the bike into the worst speed wobble I have ever had to deal with. Thanks to God the bike stayed right side up. By the way, the semi behind me finished off the bird


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Timothys687

More miles and smiles for all!
08-18-2011 03:47 AM
masterlink Glad you and your bike are okay. Thanks for telling the tale. ATGATT, has saved my life 2 times in over 500,000 miles on two wheels.
08-18-2011 01:33 AM
PHBiker
RE: Reality Check

CJ,

Good reminder for all. My last such adventure was having the front end of my 88 FXR-SP washout when I was cut-off by an inattentive driver on a Viaduct (May 88). I remember being thankful that my helmet was on and pissed that my jacket and gloves were bungied to my sissybar. Walked away with nothing more than some roadrash thanks to the ability to jump clear (forward) of the bike and not get sucked under.

Less fortunate (but lucky to be alive) is one of my co-worker's sons. 18-year-old on a Ninja 500 coming home from jet-skiing at the lake lost control in a turn and hit one of those cable and steel post side rails. He slid off the road (through the side rail) and fortunately had his helmet on because he remained conscious and was able to pull himself to the road where a passer-by was able to call lifeflight and stop the bleeding from his femoral artery. The good news is that he's alive and will keep his leg. The bad news is that his calf was essentially stripped from the bone and although reattached, may not have nerve connection or be functional. Tough deal, just out of highschool and headed to the military. Good argument against sandals, shorts and t-shirts on a bike as well.

Regards
Mark
08-18-2011 01:12 AM
HMMACH1 Glad your OK. You sure got me to thinking.
08-10-2011 06:31 PM
timothys687 Glad to see that you're OK, just goes to show that a pinch of nervous can be a good thing.
08-10-2011 11:00 AM
TrabFTW Damn brotha! Glad you're ok.
08-10-2011 09:32 AM
Crazy Jake Over the years, I have had all kinds of wrecks.. Coming up short on a jump. Miss reading angle of the wet log. Flipping over backwards. YADA YADA YADA.. yet with all of them I kind of expected it…… This one got me. It was all over before I knew it even started. We need to be on the edge and paying attention ALWAYS….. and always have the gear on.
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