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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-12-2019, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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Hit by a bird!

Was going about 45mph. Saw the sucker just as he went by my visor and he hit my left arm.

The impact didn't feel too great but it was a small bird. He was flailing around on the ground. Not dead, hoping he just got his bell rung and will be OK.
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He's probably dead or at the least has serious injuries that will lead to death. Birds are frail.

I took one to the chest at 65 once, there's no way he survived that!

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My G/F & I were going W. on US-1 in the Keys, when a large Egret came flying out of the N. & hit her right arm, shoulder, chest & side. She never hit the brakes or nothing, she pushed it away to her L. the bird kept flying & she kept riding. We got home, I ask her if she was alright. "Yep, I'm fine" she said.
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My G/F & I were going W. on US-1 in the Keys, when a large Egret came flying out of the N. & hit her right arm, shoulder, chest & side. She never hit the brakes or nothing, she pushed it away to her L. the bird kept flying & she kept riding. We got home, I ask her if she was alright. "Yep, I'm fine" she said.
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howdy, yup, someone will chime in and say he was knocked over by a feather. i've braked for a feather that was trying to decide which of my shins to skin.
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Took a bird to the thigh at 60mph 2 week ago. Felt like being hit by a baseball in my college days. Blood was all over my pants and shirt. Left a grapefruit size bruise for several days

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Oh! We're sharing bird stories...


I hit a bird when going 110km/hr (70mph) just outside Broken Hill many years ago on my Sportster. It knocked the bike (approaching 1/2 tonne incl rider, passenger and baggage) sideways and we did a dance along the road until I got the bike back under control. It all happened in slow motion.


We stopped. The front forks were bent. My wife had a sore knee. Our bags were strewn across the road. The bird was dead.



It was an emu.


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My G/F & I were going W. on US-1 in the Keys, when a large Egret came flying out of the N. & hit her right arm, shoulder, chest & side. She never hit the brakes or nothing, she pushed it away to her L. the bird kept flying & she kept riding. We got home, I ask her if she was alright. "Yep, I'm fine" she said.

She had no egrets?



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I'm glad you're okay and remained steady.
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Oh! We're sharing bird stories...


I hit a bird when going 110km/hr (70mph) just outside Broken Hill many years ago on my Sportster. It knocked the bike (approaching 1/2 tonne incl rider, passenger and baggage) sideways and we did a dance along the road until I got the bike back under control. It all happened in slow motion.


We stopped. The front forks were bent. My wife had a sore knee. Our bags were strewn across the road. The bird was dead.



It was an emu.


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