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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-16-2004, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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Yesterday while riding I was being stupid. I was flying at 100mph down my road when a deer jumped out onto the road. I began to brake hard with out making my tires skid when a second deer jumped out in front of me. I swore I was going to hit it, so I decided that if I was going to hit it, it would be best if I hit it with my front tire up off the ground even a little bit. So I got off the brakes and hit the throttle bring my frontend up. Just as I did that the deer slipped on the road and I thought here we go, but it slide just far enough for me to just miss it my not even a inch. Even though this scared the crap out of me, it scared the deer to because it literally started crapping and when it went done one of the deer pellets hit my face shield and splattered .
I just want to know if I did the right thing by wanting to raise the front of my bike if even a inch off the ground or should I have stayed on the brakes. I sware for as long as I'm riding that I will never go that fast on any road again, unless I'm at the drag strip. That whole incident opened my eyes to so much, that I had to stop the bike and get off of it for about 10 mins. to collect my thoughts and recover from the very near miss. Thank god I was not hurt and riding with a friend that had some smokes with him, I really needed on at that time.
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Yesterday while riding I was being stupid. I was flying at 100mph down my road when a deer jumped out onto the road. I began to brake hard with out making my tires skid when a second deer jumped out in front of me. I swore I was going to hit it, so I decided that if I was going to hit it, it would be best if I hit it with my front tire up off the ground even a little bit. So I got off the brakes and hit the throttle bring my frontend up. Just as I did that the deer slipped on the road and I thought here we go, but it slide just far enough for me to just miss it my not even a inch. Even though this scared the crap out of me, it scared the deer to because it literally started crapping and when it went done one of the deer pellets hit my face shield and splattered .
I just want to know if I did the right thing by wanting to raise the front of my bike if even a inch off the ground or should I have stayed on the brakes. I sware for as long as I'm riding that I will never go that fast on any road again, unless I'm at the drag strip. That whole incident opened my eyes to so much, that I had to stop the bike and get off of it for about 10 mins. to collect my thoughts and recover from the very near miss. Thank god I was not hurt and riding with a friend that had some smokes with him, I really needed on at that time.
You know, it's not funny at all because you could've been seriously hurt.... But I can't help but chuckle at the mental picture of "deer pellets" hitting your face shield and splattering! At least you weren't wearing a half helmet with your mouth wide open screaming "OH MY GOD! UMPHHH MMMMPHHHH OH GOD I GOT SH*T IN MY MOUTH!". That would've been a sh*tty situation...................sorry..

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No prob. bro, I agree that that is not a funny situation and I could have easily been killed, but when I think about that pellet hitting my face shield and splattering, I even laugh a little bit.
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I hope that situation will give you enough cause to SLOW down..as getting killed, or seriously hurt isn't worth the short thrill of speeding like that....

glad your o.k....watch for them critterz....

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Believe me, the only time that I will ever be going that fast again is on the track and no where else but the track.
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Believe me, the only time that I will ever be going that fast again is on the track and no where else but the track.
Ahhh...you don't know how Glad I am to hear that...

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-17-2004, 03:07 AM
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I really don't know if it would be better to hit it front wheel up, or stay on the brakes, but my guess would be stay on the brakes so you're going as slow as possible before you impact.

I'm just amazed that a Ninja250 can raise the front wheel at 100mph - I would have never thought it could.
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My limited understanding of it that its better to break as much as possible and try to rais the front at the last minute. Its doubtfull that you can bring the wheel over the deer (that would probly be the best thing) but at least when you hit, the forks wont be compressed and can absorb some of the impact leaving YOU to absorb less.



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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-17-2004, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
 
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The front tire on the ninja 250 I don't think it left the ground to say but what I was trying to say is that the front end raised up from the shochs being compressed. I really don't think the tire would actually come up off the ground going that fast on that small of a bike, but I'm not wanting to find out at this time. I just wanted to have as much weight in the back of the bike as possible for possible impact, because that is what they teach in the MSF course is if you have to run something over shift your weight to the back of the bike slightly stand on the pegs and burp the throttle right before impact. So the shocks are at least not being compressed. I hope that's right?
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-17-2004, 12:04 PM
 
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There's a video of a guy hitting a deer on an F4i at www.uponone.com under the everything else section of the videos. It's a pretty amazing video.
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