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Offline Hog Dog

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Bug Invasion
« on: April 29, 2017, 08:02:50 AM »
What is wrong with these bugs.  Had a great ride to the TX coast this week.  A sure sign of a good ride is a filthy bike at rides end.

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Re: Bug Invasion
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2017, 03:21:52 PM »
Yikes.  Now there is a good reason to wear a full face helmet.

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Re: Bug Invasion
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2017, 04:56:24 PM »
What is wrong with these bugs.  Had a great ride to the TX coast this week.  A sure sign of a good ride is a filthy bike at rides end.



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Re: Bug Invasion
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2017, 08:32:41 PM »
Dan-Had to stop every hour to clean my face shield.  Can't imagine riding through that swarm without a full face.
Clearview-All riding during the day.  All cages in SE Texas were wearing a bug coating on their grill and lights.
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Re: Bug Invasion
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2017, 04:51:41 AM »
I use Pledge, or a generic version on my visor and windshield.  Doesn't stop the bugs from hitting, but does make them easier to remove.

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Re: Bug Invasion
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2017, 10:53:37 AM »
Bug-Off Concentrate with protein enzymes works well to break down bug splat.

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Re: Bug Invasion
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2017, 10:29:48 PM »
Haha—WOW! And here I thought I was getting pelted with bugs, up here in PA, USA the other day! Awe heck, don't mess with Texas!


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Re: Bug Invasion
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2017, 08:00:26 AM »
People from Florida will be familiar with "love bugs." When that time of the year rolls around, fronts of cars/bikes are COVERED with them.


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Re: Bug Invasion
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2017, 08:24:46 AM »
Hate to be the guy running the Full Service car wash in FL.

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Re: Bug Invasion
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2017, 08:45:31 PM »
Nothing to love about those FL bugs.  That would suck to ride or drive through that.
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Re: Bug Invasion
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2017, 10:06:54 PM »
People from Florida will be familiar with "love bugs." When that time of the year rolls around, fronts of cars/bikes are COVERED with them.



Great...

Now I've got to completely re-think my potential future Floridian residential plans, lol.


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Re: Bug Invasion
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2017, 09:12:30 AM »
you don't find them all that much in the panhandle, but when you get down towards central florida, they get insane. apparently they are genetically modified bugs introduced to eat mosquitos, but didn't realize the reproductive potential. now, as a result, when it's mating season for the SOBs, they're a PITA.

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Re: Bug Invasion
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2017, 10:02:18 AM »
When we had the 17-year cicada hatch here a couple of years ago, it got to be pretty hazardous to be riding in some areas.  The roads would get slippery with bug guts, and those big suckers hurt when you hit a lot of them at speed.  They left dents in my visor.
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