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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cyclobutch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Dec 2017 at 08:51
With a forum name like that you were probably asking for it. Glad to hear the broken stuff is mostly restricted to the bike though. 

We get a lot of deer issues out here in the Essex badlands during the winter months. I've done a Muntjac at 80 on the M11 in my Previa. Hell of a bang but not a mark on the old bus. The Missus has hit one with a Picanto at lower speed and torn the corner off the car.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote finp Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Dec 2017 at 13:49
Wow! Good thing you're ok. Shame for the bike but it can always be changed.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dave P. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Dec 2017 at 15:40
Glad to read that you're OK.I met a BMW guy in the South of France some years back.He had a couple of gadgets attached to his fairing which gave an ultrasonic screech or something of the kind which annimals can hear but we can't.He said that it caused them to run away from the bike and he had bought them because of a close encounter of the herd kind.(Sorry)
Anyone familiar with such devices?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dave P. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Dec 2017 at 16:13
http://www.qwerkity.com/deer-deterrent-prod14509/

This is the sort of thing.I've no idea if they work though.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Dec 2017 at 17:27
Yes there are several products like that. But a deer has excellent hearing, so you would expect them to hear a bike engine long before one of those. But also a deer's basic instinct when startled is to run.
 
Not so sure they would be a good thing with horses being ridden either.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dave P. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Dec 2017 at 19:04
Yes,good points Brian.I've no idea if horses and deer both hear the higher frequencies that we don't.Pheasants, when disturbed by engine noise, seem to be inclined to fly toward the source of the noise.I've scored three so far.

Can you believe this??

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/8830129/Deer-cause-up-to-74000-road-accidents-a-year.html

Edited by Dave P. - 07 Dec 2017 at 19:12

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ironrick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Dec 2017 at 19:19
Good to know you are okay, the bike can be replaced.  I ride a lot at night and have come close a few times.  Don't let this event stop you from riding.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jerry atric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Dec 2017 at 19:59
Originally posted by Dave P. Dave P. wrote:

Yes,good points Brian.I've no idea if horses and deer both hear the higher frequencies that we don't.Pheasants, when disturbed by engine noise, seem to be inclined to fly toward the source of the noise.I've scored three so far.

Can you believe this??

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/8830129/Deer-cause-up-to-74000-road-accidents-a-year.html

Sounds more like the Daily Mail
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rapheal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Dec 2017 at 22:19
Its the Rutting season about this time of year
they go a bit mad around my way
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Impala Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Dec 2017 at 00:55
I was wearing a leather jacket, gloves, jeans with 2 layers, and a Arai Signet helmet. Hit the back of my head so the helmet saved me. Also broke the faceshield off.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Andrew_C Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Dec 2017 at 07:51
SSomething that may seem obvious - deer are herd animals.  If one runs across the road a little way ahead, stand on the brakes. All of his mates are likely to be following him. Had two near misses, that could well have been worse if I'd not heard that one.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote English Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Dec 2017 at 08:16
*looks up Arai Signet *
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote English Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Dec 2017 at 08:19
Right , full-face .
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MelJ Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Dec 2017 at 11:07
Lucky escape! Whereabouts did this happen?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Thorn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Dec 2017 at 18:08
I’ve never hit a deer, but about ten days ago a squirrel slipped out of an icy tree onto my head as I walked along. Fortunately a good thatch saved me from injury.
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