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Old 01-02-2019, 04:14 PM   #16
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Sorry to hear Mike. Glad you were not seriously hurt.
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Slowing down was good, slowing down more might have made the difference.
In my analysis the pet owners suck.
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Old 01-03-2019, 01:30 AM   #17
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Man, sorry to hear it. But glad you made it there and are able to post up about it all!
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Old 01-03-2019, 05:42 AM   #18
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My general rule is that I slow right down whenever I see any animals anywhere near the road. Sometimes it's hard to identify a flock of turkeys, for example, and deer blend in well too in some areas.

South of where I live now is "open range" where there can be cattle near the road. Speed limit is 55 there, but feels better at about 90. The last two times I was out that way there was a cow about 20 feet off of the highway. They're not going to run out and chase you, but it's still a reason to be extra watchful and get back to a more reasonable speed. Fortunately cows don't chase bikes like dogs do.

Heal up and wait a good week before making a decision about riding. I can remember hitting the pavement in 1986 and not wanting to even look at a motorcycle for a few days. I got over it, fixed the bike and kept on riding. After the last wreck I had in 2003 I was looking for a new bike before I even had the cast off of my hand.
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Old 01-03-2019, 02:15 PM   #19
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Thanks for the advice everyone and the get well wishes
I have the insurance claims going now with my insurance. Waiting on the CHP report right now which will be available in about a week. The report should place 100% fault at the feet of the dog owners but we all know how that can change if people dont want to admit fault. Hoping the doggie made it too
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Old 01-04-2019, 08:50 AM   #20
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This wasn't a residential area.
Cool, I was just curious. I too blame the pet's owners.

Hope you're mending well
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Old 01-04-2019, 11:00 AM   #21
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Old 01-04-2019, 08:23 PM   #22
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heal up soonest, Mike!
I chatted with you a bit at the “Skipmas” meet
30 - ought- six those ideas about hanging it up !
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Old 01-05-2019, 08:52 AM   #23
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glad your ok dude; animals suck!

I hit/killed a poodle here in SLZ back in 71' & saved it by a hair. Had to pay for the vet but CHP didn't give me a ticket, he gave it to them for no leash. From that day forward I am skert to death of any animals...

Later in 74' a close bud in school swerved to avoid a loose dog, lost it & rear-ended a parked 18-wheeler. He was decapitated.

Since these two events, I give animals a wide berth & slow to a crawl if one comes close. The life you save may be yours...
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Are dogs easy to ride straight over, like logs? Maybe, rather than swerving, it would have been more successful to brake straight up, stand up and bump the throttle to roll over?
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Are dogs easy to ride straight over, like logs? Maybe, rather than swerving, it would have been more successful to brake straight up, stand up and bump the throttle to roll over?
Maybe with a small dog. The one that hit me was more medium sized like a german shepard and the dog was upright. I think Dave's idea for future animal encounters is best.
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Are dogs easy to ride straight over, like logs? Maybe, rather than swerving, it would have been more successful to brake straight up, stand up and bump the throttle to roll over?
Poodles are. The one I hit I watched him fly between parked cars, come right up to bike & try to bite the front tire. Sent me into instant wheelie. His head then hit my foot/peg/engine same time, making a "clonk" sound.

That was it for him. That one didn't bother me so much; a few years later when my close friend from school (Jimmy Silvera 74') was killed, it was so gruesome that it hit everyone hard. Changed my thinking about animals...

Worth a few secs to slow, get by, then throttle up. No biggie...
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Oh my goodness!! I am so sorry to hear this Mike!!

Animals on the road always scare me!

Glad you are not worse off than you could've been and please, wait a moment before deciding to hang it up...
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Old 01-06-2019, 09:40 PM   #29
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This wasn't a residential area. This was out in the Sacramento River Delta. Out on Ryer island road to be exact. That area is farmland. This particular house just hsppened to be fairly close to the road and it was the only house around for a few miles.
Sounds just like when I hit a dog. Have your MC insurance deal with their homeowners insurance. Heal up soon!
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Old 01-07-2019, 07:01 AM   #30
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Heal quick and well.
Animals are unpredictable.
Owner should be culpable.

As for whether to hit or avoid a critter in the road a tidbit passed on to me quite awhile ago was/is...
If it's larger than you could eat in a single sitting, try to avoid it.
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