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Bugs hitting visor

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' at netrider.net.au started by sloany, May 8, 2010.

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  1. Wipe it off

    9 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. Ignore it

    41 vote(s)
    75.9%
  3. Other

    4 vote(s)
    7.4%
  1. You're riding down a road, then BLAM! A bug hits you in the middle of the visor.



    Do you wipe it away, leaving a smear on your visor, or ignore it hoping it'll eventually come off?
     
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  2. I ignore it.... wiping it makes the mess in front of your eyes bigger.
     
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  3. I don't have a windscreen on my bike I have a flyscreen, that way they can't get me.

    You should try it :)


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  4. What is 'other'?
     
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  5. Eat it perhaps? Bear Grills would.
     
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  6. Pretend I'm Bono and feed them to the starvin children
     
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  7. Im always glad I have a visor, especially when they crash into mine.
     
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  8. ...at first i tried bug repellant but it didn't work. So now I'm considering taping a lizard to my helmet to catch them. Does anyone know what kind of lizard has the longest tongue?

    Also would this work up north with a cane toad? Can someone try it for me?
    ametha I'm looking at you ;)
     
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  9. Wear an open faced helmet with your mouth open?
     
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  10. for me - just leave it. it'll rain at some point during my ride :D
     
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  11. right glove
     
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  12. Wouldn't it be more of a pain to clean the bug off the glove later? I'd definitely ignore =x
     
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  13. I ignore it for a while, but when I stop I clean it off. My Ventura bag has a cloth and a mini can of cleaner in it.

    Once I had a massive insect hit my visor, don't know what it was. But I couldn't see out of the left side of my visor.
     
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  14. Heretic!
     
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  15. Chef, errr, ummm, do you mind if I pass on the cane toad experiment? Although Im sure some of the bugs that have splattered all over my visor have been about as big as one.......
     
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  16. the big dragonflies are the worst as they turn into a giant mass of goop that covers almost the whole visor...
    Beetles make a big noise aswell...
     
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  17. I wipe it if it's my clear visor, leave it if it's my tinted.

    I wash the clear one at servo's, and gloves you just interchange daily. I've got about 5 pairs.
     
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  18. In the days when I used to ride pillion, I had a magpie peck at my visor while we were doing about 80kph. We had friends following who said it had been following us for a while, all I knew of it was when its face suddenly appeared right in front of me and it pecked at my visor. I gave a great lurch forward and hubby kept on riding. He thought all that had happened was that I had sneezed..............
     
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  19. Other...

    I wipe it which smears it across my entire visor... then I get annoyed and try flipping the visor up out of the way, but that is annoying at speed. So then I scan the sides of the road for a nice clean puddle, pull over and start washing my 'face' from the puddle until the bug is gone.

    Get some funny looks from people in cars though...
     
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