Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: West Milford, NJ, USA
I caught a small bird once on my chest while riding the K12RS. It fell dazed on my tankbag; while I was gingerly slowing down, it woke up and flew away.
That was a minor affair. However, a couple of weeks ago on an Interstate, my wife was hit in her car by what seemed to be a ceramic tile, thrown up by the vehicle ahead. She said the bang was deafening; the tile ground swirl marks as it traveled up the glass. There is a big crack growing now, this week I'll have to order a new windshield for the Audi.
I shudder to think about what could happen if such thing hit a rider. Full helmet's chin bar could have possibly prevented the tile from entering inside, but the impact could be disastrous. And in an open-face helmet... wow.
Robert in Northern NJ
'09 R12GS, '08 R12RT, '03 R1150RT, '01 F650GS - time to thin the herd?
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