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Old 09-27-2013, 06:14 PM   #16
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Your bike is very attractive. Are you using Honda bike polish?
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:59 PM   #17
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... I washed the bike in 2012, does this mean I have to do it more often to keep the nasty buggers at bay? Who knew!
Wash the bike?! Isn't that what rain is for? I think you're overdoing it.

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Old 09-27-2013, 09:05 PM   #18
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Down here in Florida it's Love Bug season.
Up here its stink bug season. I had a direct hit to the right lens of my sunglasses. It then splattered all over the inside edge of the helmet. I had the visor up. They smell lovely, and they're everywhere right now trying to find a place to hibernate.
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Old 09-28-2013, 06:47 AM   #19
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I painted the inside of my work shed KTM orange and the end result is that I can't keep the door open because the stinging insects seem drawn to the color. They seem to REALLY like bright colors.
And in a nod to my extreme stupidity, I just painted the floor and half way up the walls of my garage in the house orange.
"Wasp Killer" cans will be at hand!

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Old 09-28-2013, 03:03 PM   #20
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We have the Yellow Jackets bad here in Western North Carolina. Little bastards will sting and sting you. They seem to be attracted to hi-viz when I am riding.
Run over their ground next on your mower and they get you over and over.
I've been sting over twenty times this summer. Some times on the bikes but mostly mowing or cleaning up my logging roads.
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:13 AM   #21
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I don't have a Hornet problem, but MAN OH MAN! The Love-BUGS! I think it's just the bright colors they're attracted to, because they Ignore the red on my bike and go STRAIGHT for the white on it, I'll get on and go for a ride only to have a million Love-Bugs flying out of my fairing at my face.
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Old 09-29-2013, 12:51 PM   #22
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We have the Yellow Jackets bad here in Western North Carolina. Little bastards will sting and sting you. They seem to be attracted to hi-viz when I am riding.
Run over their ground next on your mower and they get you over and over.
I've been sting over twenty times this summer. Some times on the bikes but mostly mowing or cleaning up my logging roads.
Hrm, I also wear hi-viz, but they mostly go for the bike instead of me. Maybe I am too ugly for them or they can't stand the taste of Canadian flesh - far to nice, sweet and polite for their liking.
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:43 PM   #23
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Hummingbirds are attracted to my red GS. They keep getting caught in the garage when they go in to check it out.
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Old 10-01-2013, 07:58 AM   #24
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Have you checked under your seat for a hornet's nest? Maybe you're riding their house.

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Old 10-02-2013, 03:26 PM   #25
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They like several things about your bike.... They are attracted to protein, such as the bug kills on your bike. They are attracted to bright colors on your bike or clothing...especially reds ,yellows and orange. they may be attracted to your polish that you use for your bike, especially if LEMON scented. They may be attracted to after shave or deodorant that you use..... the bottom line? STINK and be DULL colored or they will be around.
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