Many instances of bugs in the helmet. You expect that down here in Florida. Had a close encounter with a Turkey on one of my favorite go fast curvy roads. The thing was sitting on fence obscured from view by trees as I was coming fast down to the bottom of a hill. The Kerker was howling and must have startled it just a few yards before I got to it. Thing took off and crossed my path as i ducked my head. Have no idea how I missed it. Thing was huge! Could have been a buzzard for all I know. Not sure. Happened too fast.
I have been the target of large Michigan June Bugs and they can rip skin off your face
or look like a 3 egg omelet on your face shield. Boy oh Boy , They hurt.
A friend hit a deer one night . It jumped out of a corn field and he T boned it cutting it in half.
He went down but he was ok. A passing car stopped and thought he was dead
as he was covered in blood from the deer exploding against his front tire and forks.
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Original owner 78 1000 LTD
Mr Turbo Race Kit, MTC 1075 Turbo pistons by PitStopPerformance , Falicon Ultra Lite Super Crank, APE everything. Les Holt @ PDM's Billet Goodies . Frame by Chuck Kurzawa @ Logghe Chassis . Deep sump 5qt oil pan. RIP Bill Hahn
Forgot to mention the Love Bugs. We get swarms of them in March and September I think. Urban legend states they were some sort of genetics experiment created by U of F to control mosquitos. Not that they hurt much, but just the idea of hitting something while they're fornicating. Not a bad way to go I suppose.
The maiden ride on my restored Z1 I got about 100 yards from my garage when a good size rock shot out from under a truck tire, Hit me right in the knee..could have been the freshly painted tank! Rode home with blood down the side of my leg.
Got nailed with something square in the fore head that about knocked me out once..... two bee's one under my glasses and one in my ear come to mind too......... once in my car I went through a swarm of yellow jackets that blasted the wind shield all under the wipers still stinging ....... all I could think was wow am I glad I was in the car and not the bike.......
One more a big truck kicked a rock off the side of the road that I swear was 6 inches around that nailed the center lower part of the windshield of my old truck and didn't even crack it...... I swear it hit so hard my chest almost hit the steering wheel from the impact...... buddy riding with me couldn't believe it didn't shatter the wind shield too.
1978 KZ650 b-2
700cc Wiseco kit 10 to 1.
1980 KZ750 cam, ape springs, stock clutch/ Barnett springs.
Vance and Hines Header w/ comp baffle and Ape pods, Dyna S and green coils, copper wires.
29MM smooth bores W/ 17.5 pilots, 0-6s and 117.5 main
16/42 gearing X ring chain and alum rear JT sprocket....