Join Date: May 2018
Sorry about your loss 😞 and good wishes for your speedy recovery. I dropped one of my FJR at low speed, mostly fairing panels, screen and pannier, fixed it myself at about $2500 in parts. My guess on yours is that it should be totaled. A friend of mine dropped his cbr1000 at speed, he was bruised but ok wearing full leather, his bike was totaled and the insurance allowed him to go to the impound and remove most of the aftermarket farkles, I.e.seat, pipes, screen, power commander etc, he later sold those to ease the pain and offset his deductable.
I also ride in deer country, had a small deer running across the road once, just in front of my "candy RED C1400" doing 90kph, virtualy no time to react, I don't know how we didn't collide, he stepped back 2 inches before my mirror, scarred the living #@$ out of me. After the event I installed the electronic "anti-deer whistle siren thing", saw some deer and cows later, close to the roads and they wouldn't even lift their head, so I don't think the whistle is efficient (and when I turn it on, it's loud so I know it's on). I also had a couple of "venturi type" $10 plastic wildlife deterant ultrasound things, and I don't believe they work either.
Yes constantly scanning, the trees, bushes the pavement...my eyes hurt more then my butt, after a long ride 🙂
Hope you will get better soon, sort things with insurance and move on, and pickup another FJR in much nicer (silver) color 😛 (for better visibility since deer obviously can't see RED very good)