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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-07-2006, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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Are dogs a problem while riding?

I was riding the other day and noticed something move to my right, I look back and there is a pitbull chasing me. I'm in a residential area with a car ahead of me and my mom (who I'm still trying to get comfortable with me riding, let alone her on there with me) on my back seat. I slow down a little so the dog changes to a steeper attack angle and then roll on the throttle and leave him well behind (and scare the crap out of my mom). I got away from the dog just fine, but does anyone else have problems with the little mongrels?

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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-07-2006, 10:49 AM
 
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Yeah they are pretty annoying. For one, I really dont want to hit a dog, I like the little critters too much. That, and if the dog is big enough I'm pretty sure he will take me down too.



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Do you have any particular tactic that work well to avoid them?

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post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-07-2006, 11:25 AM
 
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I have more a of problem with deer, cats, low flying birds, possums, and rabbits then dogs. I killed a cat about a month or two ago on the bike and I just ran over a dead rabbit yesterday that I didnt see at 45mph .

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Straight pipe will scare them off.
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I live in a rural area. Any dog that starts chasing cars, bikes, kids etc doesn't have a long life expectancy.




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It depends. Normally, I just roll off the throttle and roll it back on. The sudden loud burst from the exhaust seems to slow them down, if not stop then completely.

It just depends on the situation. If you see the dog first and he's running towards you it normally works, but if he darts out unseen it might be a different story.

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I have more a of problem with deer, cats, low flying birds, possums, and rabbits then dogs.
Funny you mention birds. I found out the hard way that helmet visors are rated for bird strike. I hit a bird (or mabey a bat, it was dusk and I couldn't see well) right on the visor at about 60mph. Sounded like a rock and left a nice streak across my helmet.

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post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-07-2006, 12:45 PM
 
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I ran a dog over while his friend bite me on the leg while the owner was screaming... Then the owner came over and bitched me out for speeding and running over her "snugglekins" or whatever she named the little rat dog. I was doing between 15 - 20mph because my house was right there. I told her first of all I was going slower than the speed limit of 25, I almost wrecked my bike trying to miss your stupid dog, and your other dog bite me on the leg, so unless you want me to call the cops shut your fucking mouth.

My old neighbors just loved me!

It was a medium/small sized dog and I'm surprised I went over it as easy as I did. As for my pit, he's like a brick, you aren't going to roll over him...




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I have more a of problem with deer, cats, low flying birds, possums, and rabbits then dogs. I killed a cat about a month or two ago on the bike and I just ran over a dead rabbit yesterday that I didnt see at 45mph .


Straight pipe will scare them off.
what is that like while ur on the bike, cuz sure i jumped err went over the boards in the msf and such but since ive been driving ive avoided debri and such. just wondering what a cat at like 45 feels like
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...just wondering what a cat at like 45 feels like
A bit slimy, but if you turn the oven up to 200, they roast better.




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