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Tim Thompson  says:

Staff Blog: Bird Strikes

I'm developing a theory, or at least something more substantial than a random thought, that birds have it in for my Suzuki GSX-R750. Pigeons definitely don't like it.  Each morning they wait in numbers in the long grass until it's close, then, steady lads, explode from the verge in a syncronised show of disgust. Earlier this week a red kite,...

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Dec 10

Posts: 11940

preunit says:

I hit a fat

bird in Wigan once :winkie:

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Oct 11

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Piglet2010 says:

Size Matters

I would not want to run into an ostrich, emu, or cassowary on a moto.

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Aug 02

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eatcs01 says:


Using the horn will help. Pheasants are quite stupid, especially those that have been bred for shooting. As was said earlier, Deer are the bigger risk around here. Even a small muntjac or CWD will have you off the bike. One caused £1700 of damage to my Mrs' car. Just glad she was going slow when she hit it.

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Aug 02

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eatcs01 says:


I did hit a bat once. That really stung my shoulder. I had blood on my jacket for months...

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Apr 13

Posts: 126

yaki says:

I know this is slightly of topic but saying we are stately at best shows you are another journalist who has not got a clue how to brake in a new bike ,riding slow and sticking to an artificial rev limit is neither good for it or necessary ,the birds probably think look at that idiot I'am having him.

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Feb 09

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In many years of two wheeled tomfoolery, I have hit two birds, one an unknown thing which trashed my visor and the other was a pheasant which just kept coming at me no matter where I tried to go. They're either not bright or suicidal.

As a side issue, while sort of "bird" related, my doctor has told me to avoid saturated fat. I've stopped shagging the missus in the shower. The other night, she asked if I fancied a bit of role play in bed, so I said "Okay, act like your sister".

Enough, methinks. Toodlepip!  

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