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Offline uncle shrek

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Bird Strike
on: August 27, 2015, 01:52:23 AM
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Offline Dave56

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Re: Bird Strike
Reply #1 on: August 27, 2015, 03:43:09 PM
Hopefully no damage done.  :087:
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Re: Bird Strike
Reply #2 on: August 27, 2015, 06:07:28 PM
Luckily no damage. It was at speed (obviously no more than the nation limit officer). You know when your approaching a small group of birds, and you focus on just one thinking

'you don't look like your gonna take off, you're gonna get walloped, best take off now, now.......NOW! Ah shiiiiit'

I think it hit the light bar, it was definitely dead, I saw it in the mirror. Luckily for me the bike didn't flinch, and it didn't come up over the screen height.
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Offline R14ANB

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Re: Bird Strike
Reply #3 on: August 27, 2015, 07:38:15 PM
Caw!

One unlucky bird!
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Offline Dave56

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Re: Bird Strike
Reply #4 on: August 28, 2015, 12:11:15 PM
Years ago me and the wife where on our way to Cadwell along a straight stretch of Lincolnshire country road when a pheasant suddenly appears from the hedgrow to my right, I instinctively leant forward, the wife luckily did the same but rearward and the pheasant flew between us, one lucky pheasant.
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Offline garibaldi

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Re: Bird Strike
Reply #5 on: September 05, 2015, 02:34:28 AM
Hit at pheasant while "making progress" on a ZX9. It pushed the front brake lever back so hard it was touching my fingers, when I stopped the lever was totally straight. Think the bird was cut in two judging by the blood and feathers everywhere.