Hit Deer on K1200GT - Now what?
The worst has happened, I hit a deer while riding in the Michigan UP. I was traveling about 62 mph and the deer RAN into me. Causing the bike to slide, me to flip off and it killed the deer. Pretty scary event all told. I have some gruesome pictures. The entire right hand side of the bike is toast, the front of the bike is smashed, the fitting to the oil coiler was ripped off, and is spewed oil all down the road.
I am sore and beat up, Full ATGATT - but all me gear is trashed, helmet, jacket, pants, boots, gloves. I had a Hein Gerike Tibmuktu jacket, and it looks like it was eaten by a shark. The entire right arm is destoyed and I have some scratches on my arm. First Gear pants, destroyed the left leg. Over all I consider myself pretty lucky to be in as good shape as I am. My friend riding behind me was shocked I stood up after rolling about 150 yards down the asphalt.
So the bike was towed to a shop in the UP, no BMW dealer anywhere. Progressive is supposed to call me tomorrow to start the claim process. I have the police report, lots of pictures, and a bike 500 miles away. Any input anyone has to things to watch our for from Progressive or hauling or repair would be appreciated.
The guy on the phone said they might want to say it is totaled. Is that good or bad? How will I know if the front fork is screwed up? The deer was running so fast, that after we hit, it still slide 100 feet off the other side of the road! Does the comprehensive insurance cover gear? Electronics?
Thanks for any input in advance.
2004 K1200GT - 11,500 miles - about every available aftermarket mod possible - GPS, Sat radio, Radar, barbacks, Piaa lights, auto com.