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

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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  Truck bandit on Wed 30 Jul 2014, 8:42 am

A couple of options:

-A larger visor on the Bandit, or an extra lip to deflect air over your helmet would reduce bugs.

-Install a Chameleon Chain Oiler but set it up to release sudsy water drops into your face.

-I have seen a little device that slid over your thumb and it looked like a tiny squeegy blade, your were able to wipe it across the visor to remove bugs etc.

-On my RF600 there was a little glove box on the left side, I kept a damp cloth in there and this worked a treat to wipe the visor.

-Attach a little clip onto the plastic, enough to hold a small enjo rag so you can remove it, wipe visor, then re-attach it whilst riding.

- I find if I keep the visor clean at most petrol stations with soapy water, bugs tend not to stick but bounce off as the visor is too slippery. Polish it up with something like Meguirs Quick Polish before a big ride does the trick.

-Slow down.

All these would work to a certain degree, but if you are riding around at anything over 110kph, most bugs splatter instantly. I suppose the faster you are going, the more the bugs disintegrate. so maybe that it the solution, go faster.

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Re: On The Go, Visor Cleaning.

Post  2wheelsagain on Wed 30 Jul 2014, 10:42 am

Truck bandit wrote:
All these would work to a certain degree, but if you are riding around at anything over 110kph, most bugs splatter instantly. I suppose the faster you are going, the more the bugs disintegrate. so maybe that it the solution, go faster.

Works for me Smile

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Re: On The Go, Visor Cleaning.

Post  Re-Cycled on Wed 30 Jul 2014, 2:17 pm

Hammy wrote:
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

To avoid litter you could use roll-offs, not sure what they are really called but they use a motorised version on the on board cameras.


Of course that still leaves the danger of looking like a dork. Very Happy


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Re: On The Go, Visor Cleaning.

Post  paul on Thu 31 Jul 2014, 12:45 am

Then we need to work on the inside ...................... Laughing 




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Re: On The Go, Visor Cleaning.

Post  Hammy on Thu 31 Jul 2014, 5:43 am

Guess what he had for breakfast ?

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Re: On The Go, Visor Cleaning.

Post  paul on Thu 31 Jul 2014, 9:55 am

Hammy wrote:Guess what he had for breakfast ?
 Either that , or a very bad cold . pale   affraid

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