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Offline aikon

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Re: Explorer vs. Deer
« Reply #40 on: September 05, 2013, 10:40:02 AM »
Hate it when deer Text and run at the same time!

Glad your ok.

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Re: Explorer vs. Deer
« Reply #41 on: September 05, 2013, 11:35:41 PM »
This guy hates deer more than I do.  I hit a big'n in Florida with my truck in '06.. If I'd been on a bike I'd been toast ... 
 
Hunting season should be 24 / 7 / 365 ..
 
Louis CK Hates Deer
« Last Edit: September 05, 2013, 11:37:52 PM by NCXC »

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Re: Explorer vs. Deer
« Reply #42 on: October 12, 2013, 08:11:56 AM »
I've finally been able to justify ordering a pair of Barkbusters, on the strength of this picture (from the original post), alone:

« Last Edit: October 12, 2013, 08:17:19 AM by redmerle »

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Re: Explorer vs. Deer
« Reply #43 on: October 12, 2013, 08:19:33 AM »
*Originally Posted by lonerockz [+]
Just an update... that is what a totaled Explorer looks like.

$11,000 in parts alone.

Any news since then?

John.

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Re: Explorer vs. Deer
« Reply #44 on: December 10, 2019, 08:51:33 PM »
Just looking back through this very old thread and remembering why I bought the Barkbusters in the first place. I've never had reason to test them, but love the rock solid feel of them after the flimsy standard bit ones  :028:

Looks like the OP got another, identical, one and carried on doing the Iron Butt Rallies :028:

« Last Edit: December 10, 2019, 09:01:59 PM by redmerle »

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Re: Explorer vs. Deer
« Reply #45 on: December 10, 2019, 09:43:34 PM »
Yes I managed to finish the IBR on that exact same bike.

Took $4000 in parts to get it back on the road. I didn’t replace the shaft as part of that. Although a few thousand miles later it started to leak and the shaft assembly was replaced under warranty. Might have been deer related or not.

Bikes languishing now as I’ve started doing more international trips where I rent, but it still is a blast to ride.

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Re: Explorer vs. Deer
« Reply #46 on: December 10, 2019, 09:49:05 PM »
Great to hear from you again  :028:

Did you keep the long range tank in the end? How many miles have you clocked up on her?

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Re: Explorer vs. Deer
« Reply #47 on: December 10, 2019, 09:53:09 PM »
Sold the Tank this spring.

54,000 miles, but probably only 2000 in the last 4 years. Bought a WR250R and learned how to ride dirt. So that’s been my focus after the IBR.

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Re: Explorer vs. Deer
« Reply #48 on: December 18, 2019, 08:17:42 PM »
*Originally Posted by hollandhanzie [+]
how is the deer??
. Tasty but a little on the tough side I expect.

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Re: Explorer vs. Deer
« Reply #49 on: December 18, 2019, 11:25:08 PM »
Deer was cut in half. Rear quarters was spread about 30’ down the highway. Trooper took a picture cause he thought it was impressive but he never sent it to me.

 


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