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Re: Riding at dusk and after dark
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2015, 01:00:26 pm »
I dont like riding at dusk....Night riding on twistiest is fun and safe, you can see headlights coming. I also like to snowmobile at night for the same reason.
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Re: Riding at dusk and after dark
« Reply #26 on: June 30, 2015, 03:18:08 am »
Seems like everybody has opined on this thread, so I'd like to ask a related question:

Anybody know if deer whistles actually work?
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Re: Riding at dusk and after dark
« Reply #28 on: June 30, 2015, 10:27:35 am »
Seems like everybody has opined on this thread, so I'd like to ask a related question:

Anybody know if deer whistles actually work?
I have had deer whistles on my Dodge Ram for 16 years and never hit a deer. Hope that helps.  :o
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Re: Riding at dusk and after dark
« Reply #29 on: June 30, 2015, 11:19:36 am »
I rode this hard and fast at a brisk pace last night and survived the dusk riding.  Once in a while i have to get out a "2 wheel therapy bike", that %$#&ing shaft on the C14 slows the bike down so much


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Re: Riding at dusk and after dark
« Reply #30 on: June 30, 2015, 03:59:17 pm »
I don't ride after dark if I can help it.. Too many critters I cant see

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Re: Riding at dusk and after dark
« Reply #31 on: June 30, 2015, 06:40:32 pm »
I rode this hard and fast at a brisk pace last night and survived the dusk riding.  Once in a while i have to get out a "2 wheel therapy bike", that %$#&ing shaft on the C14 slows the bike down so much




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Re: Riding at dusk and after dark
« Reply #32 on: July 05, 2015, 01:08:39 am »
I've toyed with the idea of a coyote sound horn or speaker system to move deer toward cover, but the potential that they move in front of me to find said cover...

The other block for me is the means to get a  loop type push button coyote sound at three digit decibels into a waterproof system.

In 40 years of driving the wooded northeast, i've had at least 6 or 8 deer strikes. One on a motorcycle. It was headlight vs. deer head, and by the grace of God or Mother Nature (or the deity of your choosing) I didn't go down. It was not a matter of skill that kept me upright - more like a white knuckled panic induced death grip.

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Re: Riding at dusk and after dark
« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2015, 07:47:44 pm »
I'm in agreement with you Hotshoe, the older I get the less I will ride in the dark. Besides the deer, I don't like the bugs and insects that seem worse at night, splattered all over my bike.

Oncoming lights bother me when wearing a full face helmet with shield.
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Re: Riding at dusk and after dark
« Reply #34 on: July 12, 2015, 04:06:59 pm »
For me the heat here in Texas forces me to ride at night. It is the only way I can ride with the proper gear. Leave before sunrise and home by 11:30am.
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