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Post  Hammy on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 4:56 pm

Attention all you brainy members out there. Barry !, Jim !, Paul !,  Laughing Laughing Laughing  sorry about that one.
We need to come up with some device that is small and easy to use on the go, with the left hand . To clean away dead bugs and flies that have splattered on our visors whilst riding along. The amount of times that I have thought: "OK. I will clean that mess off at my next fuel stop". And I wish for miles that I could wipe it off , but I know if I try to it will only make it worse. Don't say "Tear offs". A squirt and a wipe on the go is all that is needed. But how do we do it so it is easy, and not in the way. Anyone ?

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Re: On The Go, Visor Cleaning.

Post  Bosco15 on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 5:05 pm

Lift your visor up and enjoy the different flavours. Just watch out for the big ones with yellow stripes. They're a bit chewy.

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Re: On The Go, Visor Cleaning.

Post  gus on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 5:22 pm

I carry a Mr Sheen can on touring trips .Some one cleans the helmets every fuel stop , next stop someone else .  Surprisingly it seems to get done .
There is trouble if mine isn't PERFECT too . Shocked  Very Happy


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Post  Jimmy the Boy on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 5:31 pm

Maybe a Spiderman type wrist set up that shoots windex instead of web anytime, lookout! Heres comes the Hampsterman. Suspect  Suspect
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Re: On The Go, Visor Cleaning.

Post  gus on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 5:37 pm

Just the thing for you Hammy , surprised you wife didn't tell you about it . Laughing 
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Post  kewwig on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 7:13 pm

I carry a can of Pledge (the blue one for plastics).  You can guarantee that the moment you don't have it, a fat blowfly will go splat right in the centre of the visor.
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Post  reddog on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 7:35 pm

Chux cloth folded in a plastic zip lock bag with enough window cleaner soaked into it. Works a treat

Remove pre soaked cloth, wipe visor clean, reseal in ziplock bag and carry on riding. Happy days
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Post  2wheelsagain on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 7:42 pm

@reddog wrote:Chux cloth folded in a plastic zip lock bag with enough window cleaner soaked into it. Works a treat

Remove pre soaked cloth, wipe visor clean, reseal in ziplock bag and carry on riding. Happy days
Thats me on a tour. I carry a small piece of micro fibre as well

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Post  Boatz on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 7:51 pm

I always carry some of these. Very good, non scratching like some others. Around 20c each.

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Re: On The Go, Visor Cleaning.

Post  Hammy on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 8:01 pm

[quote="gus"]Just the thing for you Hammy , surprised you wife didn't tell you about it . Laughing 
www.weewilly.com[/quote
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ps. Jan sez that's too much for a wee willy.


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Post  Hammy on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 8:02 pm

@Boatz wrote:I always carry some of these. Very good, non scratching like some others. Around 20c each.

Ahh, now they look like they might do the trick. Where can you buy them ?

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Re: On The Go, Visor Cleaning.

Post  barry_mcki on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 8:15 pm

Basically what RD said, but with a little more detail, from ADVRIDER.

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Post  Cal on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 8:20 pm

I am with Gus, can of Barry Sheen's finest. As I do a lot of riding at night it's the easiest thing to keep on the bike with a couple of cloths (one to wax on one to wax off) after a few cleans with the same cloth it is hard to find a clean spot that won't leave streaks on the visor. I also use it on the headlight/spot lights. It's amazing how many bugs can collect over 600-800km's in the dark. Quick wipe at fuel fills/stops is all it takes to see again.

I have seen gadgets that attach to fingers on gloves to wipe off bugs and wiper blades, never bothered with them.
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Post  Hammy on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 8:22 pm

What I am really asking, is for a way to clean the visor without stopping. Has anyone else thought of that ?

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Post  Cal on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 8:33 pm

Here you go Hammy http://www.visorcat.com/


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Re: On The Go, Visor Cleaning.

Post  gus on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 8:38 pm

Scraaaaaaaaaaaaaaatch .
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Post  Re-Cycled on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 8:40 pm

@reddog wrote:Chux cloth folded in a plastic zip lock bag with enough window cleaner soaked into it. Works a treat

Remove pre soaked cloth, wipe visor clean, reseal in zip-lock bag and carry on riding. Happy days

That's my method RD, I carry it in the little tank bag, but I do have to stop. I also have a mircofibre cloth to buff it afterward. As you say "works a treat"

PS cloth can begin to smell bad after a couple of days. Very Happy

PPS just read 2wa's post Laughing


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Post  Cal on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 8:42 pm

Thats what I think too Gus. Just get off the bike Hammy, you could buy a lot of MrSheen for 30 quid!
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Re: On The Go, Visor Cleaning.

Post  paul on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 9:29 pm

Take Jan as pillion with windex in one hand and a chamois in the other .( otherwise she will need to ride alongside of you , but this can be fraught with danger ) A quick nod from you, & hey presto with a gentle spray of the windex , & a wipe of the chamois , clear vision is once again restored . Laughing 

Personally , I think seeing where you're going is overrated anyway  Shocked  Laughing

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Post  Chook on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 9:42 pm

@gus wrote:I carry a Mr Sheen can on touring trips .Some one cleans the helmets every fuel stop , next stop someone else .  Surprisingly it seems to get done .
There is trouble if mine isn't PERFECT too . Shocked  Very Happy
X2, 

cleans the worst bugs off and leaves a film so the next lot don't stick too hard, I've been using Mr Sheen on my helmet and visor since the 80s
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Post  barry_mcki on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 10:27 pm

@Hammy wrote:What I am really asking, is for a way to clean the visor without stopping.  Has anyone else thought of that ?  

So why didn't you want to go with the tearoffs ?


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Re: On The Go, Visor Cleaning.

Post  gus on Wed 30 Jul 2014, 5:27 am

To much of a temptation  to litter .
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Post  Hammy on Wed 30 Jul 2014, 6:16 am

And you would look like a proper dork wearing tear offs on the road.

Looks like I will give Mr Sheen a go then.

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Post  Ewok1958 on Wed 30 Jul 2014, 7:54 am

@Hammy wrote:And you would look like a proper dork wearing tear offs on the road.

Mate, I'll be interested in further comments after we go through the Bombala/Cann Valley region next year on the way to the Island - it's bug capital of Australia in the Summer!   Laughing  Laughing  Here's 2WA's helmet from a trip a few years back in that region:


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Post  Hammy on Wed 30 Jul 2014, 8:02 am

@Ewok1958 wrote:
@Hammy wrote:And you would look like a proper dork wearing tear offs on the road.

Mate, I'll be interested in further comments after we go through the Bombala/Cann Valley region next year on the way to the Island - it's bug capital of Australia in the Summer!   Laughing  Laughing

Thanks for that tip Dave.  I will be riding right behind YOU.   Laughing

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