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What is the largest object that has ever hit you or your bike and what was the result? I have heard some good stories but I would be willing to bet that there are better ones out there. This doesn't exclude rocks, tree branches, birds, bugs, planes...

Mine is pretty small but it did have an unpleasant ending. A large Mayfly (or mosquito eater) flew into my mouth. I was able to spit it out but man was it nasty...:hurl: :barf:


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Big "f"ing bug

I was out riding along Lk. Michigan back in the day and hit a moth that i swear had a 6" wing span. Needless to say I couldn't see a damn thing. (note to people don't try to wipe dead moths or butterflys off your shield......belive me) I had to ride home with my visor up and then every bug known to man and them some decided to do a mass sucide in my eyes and nose!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Re: Big "f"ing bug

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I was out riding along Lk. Michigan back in the day and hit a moth that i swear had a 6" wing span. Needless to say I couldn't see a damn thing. (note to people don't try to wipe dead moths or butterflys off your shield......belive me) I had to ride home with my visor up and then every bug known to man and them some decided to do a mass sucide in my eyes and nose!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hate it when that happens...eerrrrrrr

I don't know what kind a bug it was, although I guess it was a large beetle of some sort. It hit the top right side of my helmet, and it rocked my head back like I'd been hit with a ball bat..
 

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I once was riding on the greenway, a beltway around Orlando. Its a big open road with few cars so I was going about 120. As I was passing by a pickup truck full of laborers, a grasshopper flew right into my path. I dont know what kind it was but they are over 3 inches in length. I see them around in fla during the summer. Anyway it hit my shoulder and exploded sending bug juice inside the zipper vent of my jacket and up under the helmet onto my neck. The impact felt like Id been hit with a snowball. No danger but very messy. The guys in the truck were all watching so they must have got a good laugh. I passed too quickly to see their reaction. Maybe they threw the damn thing, Ill never know. I had a yellowjacket fly in my helmet many years ago and sting me on the cheek. That was much worse. Ive also hit a few june bugs, they feel like rocks.
 

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we were riding behind a couple cars and all of a sudden a wendy's take out bag popped up and got stuck right on my right turn signal, nothing bad happened, just pulled it off and tried to hit my friend who was riding behind me.
 

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Another bug story here...

Some of you may remember my bug killer avatar...
I hit one of those huge monarch-looking butterflys. This one was so messy that it covered about a quarter of my shield and splattered its yellow goup across my helmet and even covered my shoulder so bad I washed my jacket twice (cordura of course).
 

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lone county road 1045 pm june yes as I remember it was june:eek: that was about my look just before this cow,(in heat for the first time)that Ithought was behind a fence and in the ditch,came flyin' out on the road like a bucking bronco ,right in front of me she was a very healthy black and white soon to be a milker somewhere in the niehgborhood of 900 lbs. much more than me (170) and me 600 hurricane(450) anyway you do the math it comes out ugly. nothing you can wipe off your visor I might have got it down to 70 or so before she and the bike became as one .They both died. the story does go on with a few twists and turns but i end in the hospital around 1230 am with--
--broken ankle,left
--12-14 stiches right knee
-- 7 stiches right elbow
--walking bruise about a day to show
--respirator for two days bruised lung(like living in hell) still have night-mares about that damn "breathing machine"
--operation to remove spleen
-- two compression fractures between my shoulder blades(Ithink#7&#8)
--broken tooth wife think its sexy so its not going to be fixed until it causes problems
--purple right eye,doctor said'looked like it tried to pop out'
--both shoulders dis-located
--right collar bone seperated from sternam
-- one broken helmet and a partridge in a pear treee
three years to recover 90%,still have naging problems but a whole new out look on life ,one my x-wife didn't share,so like the bike I found a much better one .;)
 

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Either an orange, bird or a bug but it was gross!

I'm really not sure what it was that I hit, but if it wasn't an orange, it had been eating oranges from the orchard we were passing in south Florida. It was as we passed a car, so not sure if someone threw it at me but basically it plastered the bottom edge of my helmet shield (thank goodness it was closed) and came in through the lower vent. It was sticky, lumpy and orange and splattered through onto my chin and lips and covered most of my visor. I almost barfed! :barf: Damn, I wish I knew what it was. I do know that it was difficult to clean off the shield and even worse to clean out of the little foam piece behind the vent in the chin. I'm getting naseous just thinking of it. Oh and did I mention that it almost tore my head right off!?! :eek:
 

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Riding home for lunch one day and meet a cement truck coming the other way. A rock bounced off his truck and met my knee.

I thought it had busted my kneecap it hurt so bad. I could barely walk for 2 days.

I try to give those guys as wide a berth as possible ever since.

later,
Eric
 

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The largest thing I have hit was a grasshopper, it left a huge mark on my forehead. The good one though…I was riding with an old boss of mine and we were clipping along at about 75 or so, along the side of the road was some road kill with a couple of vultures eating it. As the first guy went by it they flew off. My old boss came up on it right after that and I guess they thought the coast was clear because I watched one of the birds fly back to the meal they had left and smash my boss in the chest. He is a huge guy like 6’8” 300+lbs if it would have been me I would have gotten ripped off the bike. As it was the bird died and laid in his lap till we got pulled over. Upon impact the bird had ridded its self of all bodily fluids and waste on his new jacket that was some nasty yet funny stuff. :hurl:
 

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My friend hit a hawk this summer. It flew up out of a ditch on a blacktop road and he had just enough time to lower his head a little and POW! It landed on his tank, dead, with a snake hanging out of its beak. He had to shove it off of the tank. :rolleyes:
 

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While riding down a road lined with trees, so that the road was brightly illuminated by the sun, but the trees created deep shadows at the road's edge, speed about 60 mph. Midnight black crow (which of course I did not see), looking like a grossly overloaded plane trying to gain altitude, flies out from the shadows on my right, barely clears the right handlebar, and smacks me on the right shoulder. It felt like getting hit with a bat, and my hand came off the bar. I thought I was lucky that the damn thing cleared the front brake lever, or I might have ended up on my head.
 

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i hit a bird, or vice versa...at 80 mph...
it left a feather in my fairing...i left it there for months, washing all around it...hehe

another time...took a girlfriend of mine riding for the first time...we are running about 35-40..when a tree branch fell out of the tree and right on us..luckily is wasnt thick..so it didnt take us down, but it made a great story...talk about bad timing...
 

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my friend was riding his new 01 r6 when a dog ran up and jumped on his right handlebar and made him drop the bike for the first time. he got up and kicked the shit out of the dog and the dogs owner came out of his house and had the nerve to curse out my friend for kicking his dog, all with the new r6 lying in the road, right side down. it was in a gated community where there are strict leash laws with animals. i told him to sue the guy but my friend said that when the man went back into his house he didnt know if he was either calling someone (police have no jurisdiction in a gated community) or getting a gun (not uncommon way of settling things around here) so my friend grabbed his bike and left. so i think how he left the scene so quick, he wouldnt have much of a case anymore. shitass luck i guess.

then the next week he was in the same neighborhood and he hit a deer! he didnt lay it down again but it messed up the headlight, fairing, left turn signal, and other stuff. not a lucky kid.
 

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I ran into a buzzard with my old `92 GSXR 1100.It was eating road kill on the #1 in north California(just north of Westport),it was only 3ft off the road when it hit my right fairing just below the turn signal at about 40mph.No damage was done(to the bike anyway:D),not sure about the bird.......ken.
 

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I once hit a rabbit on my first road bike it was the first and only time that bike popped a wheelie. It was on a dark night and my bike had 6 volt electrics ie crap lights. I had no idea what i hit at the time until i went back to look. I almost crapped myself it was the first time i had been riding in the dark.
Another time i was riding with the visor open and i swallowed something. to this day i dont know what it was but it didnt taste too bad:hurl:
 

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I was once riding down 59 th ave, When Some A-Hole Threw what was left of a hambuger out the window of his car. It hit me in the shoulder, and shot mustard everywhere. At the next stoplight, I stopped and took off my helmet, sparked up a smoke and flicked it into his driver's window. After that I got the heck out of there as to not get ran over. MUSTARD STAINS ANYTHING!!!!:finger: :D
 

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bandicoot said:
I was once riding down 59 th ave, When Some A-Hole Threw what was left of a hambuger out the window of his car. It hit me in the shoulder, and shot mustard everywhere. At the next stoplight, I stopped and took off my helmet, sparked up a smoke and flicked it into his driver's window. After that I got the heck out of there as to not get ran over. MUSTARD STAINS ANYTHING!!!!:finger: :D
I hope You Put your helmet back on?
 
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