Just the short version. Refer to the title and pics. Like the title says and the pics show. I hit a big *** turkey yesterday morning out on one of our country roads. I passed the chic in front of me at 114, btw we were already over the posted speed limit when I decided to go around her and just stayed on the gas. I backed off for a few seconds because of an oncoming vehicle that had rounded the turn a ways down the road, when I noticed it was a pick up I rolled back on the gas and a few seconds later is when the turkey came out of the woods and onto the road. I held my line, stayed tucked in and rolled on the gas more hoping to beat it or at least just have it graze me (also brasing for a direct hit just in case), well as it turned out, I think it took flight at the last second and the rest is history. The bike took on a severe wobble and was able to recover it without going down. It banged up my hand pretty good, chipped a bone in my thumb, all my nuckles are sore as crap and noticed this morning, from my index finger to pinky are swollen and I think I messed up a tendin or 2 in my hand, something the PA at the hospital mentioned I may have done and the Xrays wouldn't show it. Btw, after he came thru the fairing/windscren, he ended up glancing off my lid, the smudge marks are still on it. I've got some fix'n to do before I mount it again. Hopefully it won't be too long. People, WEAR YOR GEAR!!!!!!So what if it is hot, I'm in FL, ride every day in a leather jacket, pants, boots and a lid. Even though I was haul'n *** and didn't go down doesn't mean that something can't happen to you or me at slower speeds around or under the posted speed limit and make us go down. I got bashed from a fellow member here on another board because I was speeding and like I told him, I bought the bike to ride. At the time I went around her, it was open road and I was gonna have a little fun. Yeah, I hit a turkey, messed my bike up and my hand, but i'm not gonna live the "what if" bit. Dress for the crash, not the ride!!!!!