I didn't think ditching the belly made that much of an increase in noise.The next time I saw him all I had to do was crack the throttle and he was gone like a shot. I de-goated the bike and that seems to help encourge them to get off the road.
AgreedVN750Rider/Jerry said:I think the real problem is that the area is seriously over populated with elk, and extending the hunting season, and letting more people get licenses would solve a big part of the problem.
Not busting my bubble, like I posted dont know if they work, dont care, they look good to me, plenty of other useless chrome stuff on the market.Sorry to burst your bubble... But every test I have read, including one by the National Park Service shows they don't work at all, and a few were shown to seemingly attract deer.
Mount up some low watt driving lights and point the right one off to the side of the road. This is what I did and it did let me spot a deer size racoon once...
Not necessarily so. I had a deer run into the front of my stopped vehicle at night. The headlights were on, and he center punched it right between the lights. It was good news and better news. The good news was the deer wasn't going fast enough to break its neck and wobbled off with a real bad headache. The vehicle was a WWII era jeep with a solid steel bumper. Apparently, that's what the deer hit as the impact shook the vehicle but did no damage to it.Best thing for deer (seriously) is to get aux lites (driving lites) and aim em more left and right than the highbeams do....the deer will freeze ("jacking" is a term used for illegally stunning deer at night with a coonlight or other)...
I dont ride at night or early mornings anymore, but may need to soon...my bike came with extra lamps, so may be reinstalling em...its the ONLY thing that REALLY works, without using a firearm...
No, nothing was chasing it. It was probably it's first encounter with a vehicle since it was a young deer, in an area closed to public vehicles, and it happened several miles from a public road.Its possible something was chasing it then...in 35 yrs ore more of riding, deer generally freeze when under lights.