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post #1 of 33 Old 09-15-2014, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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Yellowjacket Wasps

Does anyone else have this problem, especially this time of year. When I return to my bike I find half the time there are a couple of wasps buzzing around my fairing area. Last year I found a few stuck to my air filter. Does the wee strom emit a certain odour or the ugliness of the bike attract them
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post #2 of 33 Old 09-15-2014, 02:13 PM
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They are looking to recover the remains of their family from your windshield. Down here we have lovebugs, they make a mess.

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Good point , considering I only clean my windshield twice a year, maybe I should clean my bike more often, not! rather be riding
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Fall, the wasps are on a major food hunt, and dead bugs are easy pickin', wash the dead bugs off. I only worry about them at a light so that one doesn't go up my sleeve when I pull away.
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Yeah I get them buzzing around my bike at stops this time of year too. Even when it was clean - they also seem to be attracted to anything with a sweet smell, and the car wash soap I use has a sweet perfumy smell.
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Yellow jackets are very aggressive and their stings stay with me for many months. I avoid as best I can.

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Yellow jackets are very aggressive and their stings stay with me for many months. I avoid as best I can.
I was just stung by four yellow jackets last week when I hit a hive (they mostly nest in the ground) Still hurts

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August, September and October are the high points of activity for Yellow Jackets. You think a few buzzing around your windshield is bad just step in a nest and Hell have no furry as a entire nest pissed off. I'm an avid bow hunter and this is the time of year I'm scouting for the up coming deer season. I can't remember the number of times I have been in the the woods running for my life!

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