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Last Sunday after riding approx. 800 miles home from Hot Springs, S.D. and aprrox. 3/8 of a mile from the house the inevitable happened. After two 180 degree turns by the Doe and a short front wheel skid that I was able to immediately correct. The V tried to bring home the bacon...errrrr venison....LOL.

After doing a complete safety check today I found zero damage. Even the brake discs were right on the money.

I have now struck three deer with three different scooters in the last eleven years. All within three miles of the house. Add two more with the car and jeep which were in seven miles of the house.

Damage to the scoots total. one mirror, one brake lever and one plastic side cover. Damage to myself not including shorts, one sore leg when struck broadside.

Knock on wood!!!!



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Gee, you might want to think about moving
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Soon as I retire. It won't be long cause I am already tired...

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good that you and the bike came out ok, oh and don't use deer faramones to wash your vehicles with.
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That's crazy! could have gone bad for ya. Go buy a lottery tic.
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try washing with bear pheromones instead


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good that you and the bike came out ok, oh and don't use deer faramones to wash your vehicles with.
NOW you tell me....lol


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That's crazy! could have gone bad for ya. Go buy a lottery tic.
I have been very fortunate. Never thought about the lottery...lol

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hmmmm now there is a thought...lol

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Hahaha!! Pretty funny!!



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Glad you are safe and sound Bob. Them 4-footed foresters are EVERYWHERE in our fine state. We need to kill more of them. With guns not bikes!

So the Avon D's are about shot eh?
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Glad you are safe and sound Bob. Them 4-footed foresters are EVERYWHERE in our fine state. We need to kill more of them. With guns not bikes!

So the Avon D's are about shot eh?

I was almost home. The next driveway was mine. When I started the front wheel skid I released the brake and rolled on the throttle. It brought me straight up. I think that was more of a concern than the Doe. I ha already peeled off a lot of speed.

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I was talking to Jason tdi yesterday about TKC80's. He says the front are terrible followers. I might stick one on the back and see how it runs with the Avon up front.
I am still pondering the CADVR. decisions, decisions...lol

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So how'd you get Bambi home Nothing like BBQ venison...Glad you're ok brother...

If I new what I was doing, I wouldn't still be working
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Wow, glad you are OK. Stop aiming for the forest rats, will ya?
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BAHAHAHA! Yeah, I bet!

Glad you're ok. You should try a hunting license and a gun next time! Either that or a steel front fender with spikes.
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So how'd you get Bambi home Nothing like BBQ venison...Glad you're ok brother...
I did not look until the next day. But I was unable to find a blood trail. There is a very steep uphill and lots of underbrush where she must have cleared the fence.

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Wow, glad you are OK. Stop aiming for the forest rats, will ya?
I do not aim for them. I know all about target fixation. (you go where you look).

So I close m eyes....lol j/k

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BAHAHAHA! Yeah, I bet!

Glad you're ok. You should try a hunting license and a gun next time! Either that or a steel front fender with spikes.
hahahaha

hmmmmm ice tires????

lol

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snow tires...like the ones on those 2 XT500's in that james bond movie "For your eyes only"
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