ABS & Deer - Priceless
Well, I became a member of the deer club this morning on my way to work. All I have to say is...thank you, thank you, thank you ABS. I was on a back road at daybreak and only traveling around 35mph when I caught the movement out of the corner of my eye. Crunched the breakes hard and heard that terrible collision noise. Felt the ABS engage and thought about relaxing before going over the handle bars. To my surprise, the CCT plowed right through and only smashed my front fender (although I will be getting the front forks checked out) and some other paint damage. The deer did not make out as well. It was not a full grown deer....probably 60 - 70 lbs. Thought it was DRT (dead right there) on the side of the road. Was able to pull the fender out and limp home to get my Jeep. When I came back, the deer was up, but a stream of blood was coming from its mouth and it was having trouble moving. Didn't have anything with me to finish the job. Felt bad about letting it stumble back into the woods.
Moral of the story....if you have a choice between a bike with ABS or not....Go ABS. I never lost control. The impact was in a perfectly upright stable riding position...and the bike didn't go down.
2013 Cross Country Tour & 2006 Vulcan 900 Classic,
Lloydz ATS Wheel
Lloydz Air Filter
Witchdoctor Voodoo HP Pipes
RF PBR300 with Polk MM531's
I love my wife....and motorcycles. She understands (most of the time)!
Coming to you from lovely Clear Spring, Maryland
Last edited by Jckercheval; 09-27-2013 at 06:05 AM.