Bugs on the Visor

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  1. ragnarok

    ragnarok nuclear launch detected

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    seriously it wasnt a problem till i took my first 4 hour highway ride.. i bug literally exploded on my visor every 5 minutes.... at first i could just smear it off with my glove but it kinda got tedious doing it every 5 minutes and even then the smearing stayed... any solutions?
     
  2. Peter Gibbons

    Peter Gibbons OT Supporter

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    Don't ride in buggy areas.

    I clean mine daily, even after 400 miles it's not a problem. Stop riding in the swamp. I find leaving them there is better than smearing the crap all over the place with gloves.
     
  3. Raithan

    Raithan :wackit:

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    I've found that sometimes if I turn my head to the side, the wind will take the body of the bug off and leave just a small dot of guts. Doesn't always work though. :dunno:
     
  4. Esp69st

    Esp69st Who's talking about OIL... bitch you cooking

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    don't touch it till you can completely clean it dumbass... it's like getting a big bug on your windshield and turning on your wipers.... :rolleyes:

    use bug tar from Amorall.
     
  5. 2K-2.5RS

    2K-2.5RS No caffeine - No function

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    Use Plexus, it cleans well and gives plastics a really smotth surface so it cleans easier next time and bugs don't stick so bad.
     
  6. I<3URANUS

    I<3URANUS Looking is free but touching will cost ya. OT Supporter

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    :rofl: good to know im not the only idiot that does that
     
  7. Jujharoo

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    dont ride in buggy areas? wsf0817 bro WTF are you talking about? its impossible to avoid bugs in summer nomatter where you ride.

    I just clean my shield off everytime I refill the tank or any chance I get.
     
  8. Subie Driver

    Subie Driver Eye see what you did there.

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    What about using those tear-off strips like dirt racers use? Get too many bugs on there, yank the strip off, and BAM!, clean field of view.
     
  9. CRXchick

    CRXchick New Member

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    The best and handiest thing to clean of those bugs splats are the little hand sanitizers/towelettes that restaurants give you after finger food. They work great and are handy to carry in your jacket.
     
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    Yeah right, I spit shine mine it works GREAT hehe JK
     
  11. SBandit4

    SBandit4 If shit hits the fan, just make sure you have a go

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    I usually just pop open the visor and slow down until I get home. If you really are having such a problem with bug, maybe tear-offs are the solution for you.
     
  12. Short Bus

    Short Bus Beep beep!

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    I carry a can of Plexus and a few rags in my tank bag. Every time I have to come to a stop or pull over I'll wipe the visor clean. I live in a swamp and it seems to do just fine.
     
  13. about:blank

    about:blank Whether you think that you can or that you can't,

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    I have a towel and a small bottle of cleaning spray in my "trunk". Whenever I pull over I just spray and wipe.
     
  14. McCroskey

    McCroskey Jonny, what can you make out of this? OT Supporter

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    Cyclegear in Dallas(and I presume most others) sells a small 2-3" tall pump bottle of
    Plexus. I keep that and a couple paper towels (folded) in my "trunk".
     
  15. Jake!

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    I've been pondering this too. I was surprised how much more expensive tear offs were in the cycle catalogs than in racing ones

    I may see if my cousin has any "older" helmets - he drives race cars, and spends a ton of money on them.... I'd trust a $700 bell, G-FORCE, RCI, or simpson over some brand I know nothing about.


    EDIT: i figured I would search & bump this rather than make a new thread :hsd:
     
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  17. DarqueGT

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    i had one bug litterally explode on my visor.....it scared me when it hit - and when it splattered, it literally blocked most of the vision of my left eye. I got off the interstate and went to a gas station to clean the visor.
     
  18. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I always carry a small can of plexus and a rag to clean my visor up while im out, if your going to ride an area you know is buggy then use tear offs.
     
  19. Jake!

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    which applies to the entire midwest

    and I think tear offs are :cool:
     
  20. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Alot of buggy areas here in NY too, if I go upstate tearoffs are a must.
     
  21. dhacmbs

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    they have tear off for street helmets?
    didnt know that
     
  22. Jaysin

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    Me either, but that would be the way i would go.

     
  23. speeddreamz

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    I'd say bug tar is the best way, or the towelettes seem to be pretty good. Typically I Stop every 1-2 hours I can't ride for too long its boring and uncomfy.
     
  24. ChatChai

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    Obviously you cannot avoid bugs but I think wsf0817 was referring to more of the intensity level of every 5 minutes as ragnarok mentions. I agree though, I know of a street where it passes a cow pasture that I took a few times and it has a shit load of bugs, every five minutes, try every 30 seconds. But you know what after it took me a few times to remember not to go there I don't take that road anymore. I'm sorry but bugs every five minutes is not a normal environment occurance. Unless you have a head and helmet the size of a beachball:mamoru:
     
  25. diaper eater

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    heres after the last 2 hrs of my 6 hr trip tonight. interstate riding at sunset ftl

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