Hitting a bear on my motorcycle- Hi Everyone, I thought this story might interest a few of you. It happened many years ago but worth repeating.
Was driving 2up on a 2006 Yamaha Royal Star Tour Deluxe heading across Hwy 124 towards Parry Sound Ontario, Canada - this was a few years ago now.
It was a beautiful sunny day around lunch time and we were travelling around 80-90 KM/HOUR with another bike leading the way, I was in the outside lane when out from the right hand side a Black Bear came flying out of a swampy ditch. No time to react.....none!
The bears head hit the front forks bending/collapsing them and then his entire body took out the right side, my rear braking capacity was gone as it was bent up (with my foot in it).
I am not sure how we were able to keep the bike up but we did (probably with some devine intervention).
We knocked the Black Bear completely out (I thought we killed it) but my buddy went back to check out the bear and when he did the bear started to move, after a few minutes the bear got up and wandered back into the swamp. Tough sucker if I do say so.
The damage to the motorcycle exceeded $14,000 not enough to write the bike off but enough for me to trade it in as I didn't want it back. Had to call a Tow Truck as the bike was not rideable and they came and picked up the bike within an hour. Great friendly service in a time of need.
Anyway it hasn't stopped us from riding but sure takes a little of the enjoyment away.
New! Do you have a comment you'd like to share?Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.
Full Throttle Newsletter
Your Ad Below
Need A Tow Truck Tow Truck North Bay is the best service money can buy. Call today.
Tree Service North Bay for tree removal, tree pruning and for your North Bay Arborist call Eagle Tree Service.
Kitchen Designs in North Bay Dowdal Cabinets is your place. Where we bring new kitchens, bathrooms and cabinets to your home.
Barrie Kitchen Renovations is your custom kitchen remodelling source in Barrie Ontario.
Burlington Kitchen Renovations will quote on your new kitchen today. Give us a call.
Guelph Kitchen Renovations - for all your kitchen renovation needs in Guelph ON, give us a call.
Milton Kitchen Renovations - specializes in quality kitchen renovations and remodels.
Hamilton Kitchen Renovations - your one stop kitchen remodelling shop. Call today for your custom quote.
Duct Cleaning Duct and Dryer Vent Cleaning in North Bay ON, Call 705-315-1075
Search Engine Optimization SEO Experts - Search Engine Optimization, Call 705-491-2627
Sudbury Plumbing, Heating & Cooling HVAC Repair Services in Sudbury, ON
Sudbury Plumbing Plumbing, Heating & A/C in Sudbury, ON
Best Window Cleaner Window Cleaning in North Bay, Ontario
Bowmanville-Clarington Renovations General Contractor in Bowmanville-Clarington
Popcorn Ceiling Removal Stucco Removal in Toronto Ontario
Online Local News North Bay, Ontario
Commercial Hood Cleaning for Restaurants in Toronto Ontario