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post #1 of 29 Old 10-01-2019, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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bugs on my faceshield!

It has been a wet spring, summer and fall here in Wisconsin this year. And the bug splats on my face shield are getting so bad that its hard to see after 10 or 20 minutes of riding, most days.

What do you do to keep your face shield clear?

Do you have a method to clear your shield while riding?

I have a Puig windshield, because I like to have my helmet in clear air, which doesn't help the bug issue. I've been just tilting my head/helmet slightly in order to see around the bigger splats, for 2 hours at a time, until my next rest stop. Then I clean it, and I''m good for another 10 minutes of riding. :|
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post #2 of 29 Old 10-01-2019, 09:50 PM
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I carry a microfiber rag and a small can of Honda polish and spray wax and pull over and clean the face shield and wind screen, it want scratch the plastic, it’s good stuff, I clean my whole bike with it.

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post #3 of 29 Old 10-02-2019, 07:03 AM
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I carry a microfiber rag and a small can of Honda polish and spray wax and pull over and clean the face shield and wind screen, it want scratch the plastic, itís good stuff, I clean my whole bike with it.
Yes.....this exactly. Honda spray polish is good stuff.

Having a bunch of busted bugs all over my shield is a pet peeve. I like having a clear view and clean my shield often. Here in Kentucky we get some different bugs based on the time of year and some of the the splats and smears on your bike and helmet change color with the seasons. There are some big, nasty ones in spring.

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post #4 of 29 Old 10-02-2019, 07:57 AM
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I keep a small can of Plexus plastic cleaner in my side case along with a microfiber towel.

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Trialsguy is not asking what you use to clean your visor, he's asking how you clean your visor while riding/moving......


Best solution I have found for riding in buggy conditions is a damp microfiber cloth with a grommet and a leash attached to your tank bag, and store the cloth in an outside pocket of the bag or the main compartment. You can grab it while moving,
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Trialsguy is not asking what you use to clean your visor, he's asking how you clean your visor while riding/moving......


Best solution I have found for riding in buggy conditions is a damp microfiber cloth with a grommet and a leash attached to your tank bag, and store the cloth in an outside pocket of the bag or the main compartment. You can grab it while moving,

Yes, this exactly. I don't have mine attached to the tank bag, but I like that idea. I've lost a couple trying to stuff them back in the bag. I keep mine in a ziplock in the tankbag to keep it moist all day.
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I know this isn't an answer to the original question but I'll throw it out there anyway.............

I buy compressed cotton towelettes in bulk and keep them in my tankbag, jacket pockets, etc. Just add water (which I usually have with me anyway), they expand, clean off bugs and throw away. A quick polish with a small microfibre (that stays clean as I'm only using it for polishing) and I'm good to go.

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I ride with a tank bag and keep a wet paper towel and dry towel in it. On slower or straight sections a quick wipe usually takes care of things. At stops the face shield and windshield also get a Plexus treatment. It makes the splattered remains a lot easier to remove.

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Ewwww, paper...scratchy scratchy, even when wet
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post #10 of 29 Old 10-02-2019, 06:07 PM
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Yeah, must be why my shields only last 5 years and 100k miles...
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