harley hits a grizzly bear...
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Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:00 PM
All I see is a photo of a dead bear. For all we know the Harley story is completely made up.
Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:06 PM
And I worry about hitting a deer at night here in Wisconsin at night? I've been close enough to reach out and touch some of them(deer), and can't even think about a bear!!!!!!!!!!.
Posted 19 December 2012 - 03:54 PM
Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:21 PM
If I hit that bear on my bike............You'd be reading about me...
I call BS on that till more evidence is forthcoming.
Put it another way. I "Hit" a Junebug in the late 80's on my 73 ULH. I was almost thrown from my bike. From a bug.
Posted 19 December 2012 - 06:19 PM
Posted 19 December 2012 - 06:30 PM
When I had my body shop, I did several estimates on motorcycle-deer collisions. It does happen quite regular in this area.
Posted 20 December 2012 - 02:07 AM
I've seen bike vs deer (a small Roe Deer). Deer had its body along the left side of the bike, it's head on the right side and it's guts all over the road.
Front wheel of the bike was pushed hard into the engine which was still running (GS Suzuki - run forever until the electrics pack up).
Don't know how fast he was going but he was reportedly not hanging around when he passed a car sitting at 70mph.
The rider was lying flat on his back in the middle of the road (did I say it was about midnight?) out cold but came to as we tried to find a pulse.
We thought he must have been badly hurt due to the amount of blood on the road but he didn't have a mark on him - all the mess was from the deer.
The local police superintendent just had to come out and have a look and it was highly amusing to see his pretty little blond driver step out of the car and put her unsuitably shod foot straight into a steaming pile of guts. He thought this was funny so I watched him pull his gloves off and then went up an slapped the gory bike keys into his hand...
Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:21 AM
If you read further down the thread, someone proved it false.
Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:43 AM
I T- Boned a Palmetto bug one night in Florida on my BMW. Think giant flying cockroach that would have taken me right off the bike if I hadn't had a windshield. I was convinced it damaged the fairing but to my relief it did not.
Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:12 AM
Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:35 PM
It's on snopes.com for a start. Anything posted there is there because it's definitely an Urban Legend or because someone thinks it might be.
The original poster would have put it there because they were dubious about it.
Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:42 AM
One beautiful summer evening, several years back, I took a June Bug strike just above the bridge of my safety glasses ... I was running about 80 mph and thought it was going to take me off the back of the bike. It broke the skin, I had to pull a piece of its armored carapace out of my forehead with tweezers... I carried a half-dollar sized, bloody welt for a week... right between the eyes! I wouldn't want to hit anything larger than a bug...