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Old 08-03-2012, 10:03 AM   #21
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Make sure you look inside the helmet for any foam structure cracks. With a Shoei, even if the outer shell looks perfect, the inner foam may be cracked. Happened with my x-12. The outside looked great, the inside had more crack than Donny bent over.


Thank you for the advice!

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Old 08-03-2012, 10:09 AM   #22
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:31 PM   #23
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Never been hit in the face before but i took a robin to the chest once at 55. knocked the wind out of me and left a huge bruise. Im not sure id like to experience how it felt on the neck. I have though taken feathers to my face when a bird flew in front of me at 70 and hit dead center the front of my tire and POOF! Glad your okay though.

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Old 08-19-2012, 11:00 PM   #24
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The important thing is how well they would carry a coconut.
Supposing two of them carried it together.

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Old 08-19-2012, 11:13 PM   #25
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There are no coconuts in Salem; it's a temperate zone.

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Old 08-20-2012, 06:48 AM   #26
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There are no coconuts in Salem; it's a temperate zone.
Perhaps some African Swallows brought a few over.

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Old 08-20-2012, 07:26 AM   #27
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Supposing two of them carried it together.
You mean on some sort of line?

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Old 08-20-2012, 07:58 AM   #28
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Back in '54 I was passenger on my dad's harley out on a back road when a passing Ass Biter pitched an orange out the window of his car that hit dad in the chest. We did a quick turn around and was on his ass all the while dad was silent. When we caught up with him at a bar, dad pulled up and offered some advise and the guy took a swing at dad. Well, dad was a boxing spar at a camp in the alsea area before I was born and a logger to boot and this was the only time I saw him in action ! Later that night I saw the bruise on his chest, the size of a basket ball. Then I got the story from mom how he used to box as a spar and was good at it. That orange had to have about a 100mph impact speed or a bit more. I just love to tell this story with a beer, it gets much longer with each ! This is the short version. OH the ass biters health took a drastic change for the worse that day.

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Old 08-20-2012, 08:17 AM   #29
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On the way down to Cali I had a bird come out of the ditch and fly into my front wheel...My buddy was behind me and all I could hear was "OMG Feathers!!!!" lol Apparently I ride a B King Blender

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Old 08-20-2012, 08:25 AM   #30
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You know what amazes me is that these stupid birds decide to fly three or four feet off the ground. You have wings idiot! My incident was southern california in the middle of the night one hit the left mirror on my car and shattered it shooting feathers all up inside my care.

Apparently birds aren't the only ones flying where they shouldn't, a friend of mine was flying at about 10k feet for hours and had a fat ass mosquito hit the windshield of the plane. All I have to say is what kind of stupid ass bug flies at 10,000 feet!? And what kind of retard bird flies at 3 feet!?

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Old 08-21-2012, 12:12 AM   #31
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You mean on some sort of line?
What, held under the dorsal guidance feathers?

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Old 08-21-2012, 06:27 AM   #32
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This thread is full of win...

I had a magpie hit me in the chest riding Webber Canyon with the PNW guys, I got blood, guts and lots of poop all down the side of my white Hayabusa. It looked real tough.

For some reason it waited to roll off my chest before it expelled all contents... the ride gave it enough time to dry so the wash took over an hour to get all the goodies off.

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Old 08-21-2012, 06:44 AM   #33
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that sure is a shocker!!! Bam! out of nowhere! Glad you held it up!



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Supposing two of them carried it together.
only takes one bird to roll it into the water then it floats over for its buddies to pick up on shore....



was amazed that I didn't hit a bird riding the s skagit hwy betw sedro-wooley & concrete, they were all over the place and lounging on the road... Sure is funny watching the normally very fast birds hustling to get out of the way!

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Old 08-22-2012, 08:57 AM   #34
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For some reason it waited to roll off my chest before it expelled all contents...
I hit a large crow earlier this year at about 70 with my left shoulder.
F'ing thing shit all over me

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Old 08-22-2012, 09:10 AM   #35
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Been there, done that...

Glad you're ok.


Have I got a story for you...

Try a 20 to 30 pound barn owl at 60 mph...

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Old 08-22-2012, 09:56 AM   #36
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Been there, done that...

Glad you're ok.


Have I got a story for you...

Try a 20 to 30 pound barn owl at 60 mph...
Another birder here....

Owls are large, but they don't weigh anywhere near that amount (the larger female might get a bit over 1 lb). A great horned might get up to 3 lbs, if it's a big one. Feathers are light!

Still, hitting something that big at 60 mph is gonna hurt.

I had a junco (sparrow sized local bird) bounce off the front of my CBR windscreeen, then glance off the side of my helmet, but I was only doing about 40 at the time. I think even the bird survived. I'm lucky, that's the only bird impact I've had. Closest encounter with other wildlife was in Az, where I missed a coyote by inches, rolling down highway 83 at about 100 mph. That woulda hurt....

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Old 08-22-2012, 10:28 AM   #37
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Ok, my bad for calling it a 'barn' owl.

I frankly don't know what type of owl it was suffering a concussion from the accident and never actually seeing the owl myself.

http://www.chacha.com/question/how-much-do-owls-weigh

The owl in question was found dead at the scene of the accident by officials.

I can say it was of sufficient size to take me off the bike, fracture my spleen, break four left posterior ribs, and cause a concussion leaving me with absolutely no memory of the accident at the time.

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Old 08-25-2012, 09:03 AM   #38
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Old 09-08-2012, 01:13 PM   #39
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I was on the highway toward the coast and seen a small black object approaching . Was able to raise my hand up in that split second to swat a bird away with the back of my hand. Even with full armor, my wrist/hand was pretty bruised up. Way to take it like a boss, suckers carry some velocity.

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Old 09-08-2012, 01:45 PM   #40
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ng-170mph.html

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