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post #1 of 33 Old 06-10-2011, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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I killed a bug today... with my eyeball.

I commute and ride home after dark. I am ATGATT but when I get off the highway, they are always watering the grass on the clover offramp. I like to raise my visor so it is easier to see water on the road and so there is no glare when I really need to see what is in front of me. Lately, there has been a busted sprinkler head just spraying right across the exit so I really like to pay attention. Last night, I took one in the eye. I think it was a small moth. Didn't hurt too bad. Lucky it was not a junebug. Anyway, I think it is blacklab who said he removes his shield and uses goggles over his helmet. I was wondering what other setups people have. I really like the wind hitting my face but I like the full helmet with the chin-bar. I also enjoy lifting the chinbar at stop lights which I guess is not feasible with goggles over the helmet rig.
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Well, I'm not that cute and all, but it's me. Guess why I always have my goggles handy...


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bugs in eye

Lots of us have had buggy dudes hit us in the eye. I like to have my visor raised because the MRA shield is so effective. I noticed the other day on a jaunt through the mountains that no bugs were getting at me but the front of the bike was covered.
Years ago I watch in utter horror as a moth flew into the headlight beam as I was coming home and went right over the bar mounted fairing and swooped right into ...my glasses. Gooey bunch of moth splock blurred my vision. I grabbed at the insectoid and gave it a flick and it kinda stuck to my gas tank and left a trail of entrails down the tank. EEEEUUUUUUW!
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I quite often use just my Oakley M Frames with the visor up ,(under 80Kph... cause it comes down on it's own above that!), or the speedshield built into my EXO900 helmet. Works great.

I did take a junebug in the left knee a couple days ago. Felt like I was shot in the kneecap. I can't imagine one in the face.

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Even with the visor just lifted a notch or two, they find their way in, this one in Eastern Oregon near Abert Rim.
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What is that! Looks like a giant mutant grasshopper. Probably take your eye out if it hit just right.
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How about a pair of clear safety glasses? I use tinted safety glasses under my visor for day time and keep thinking I should put a clear pair in my tank bag for after dark riding.

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How comfortable are those with a helmet on? Do thick temple and earpieces hurt? I always see safety glasses with thick frames and temples but never thin.
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I wear clear safety glasses at night, amber colored ones in cloudcover, and dark tint in the sun under my helmet.

I use Pyramex Rendevous brand/model safety glasses.

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How comfortable are those with a helmet on? Do thick temple and earpieces hurt? I always see safety glasses with thick frames and temples but never thin.
Guess it depends on the glasses and fit of your helmet. Mine look just like sunglasses and I have enough room around the temples for the arms.


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