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1Back to top Go down    Tink bugs on Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:23 pm

rosskko

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So while riding round without a fairing you get your fair share of roadkill. Not the big furry ones but the little flying ones.
I have noticed two types.
Tink bugs. These little buggers fly at your helmet, go 'tink' and are never seen again.
Splat bugs. These dirty little critters take delight in smearing themselves across the middle of the visor. Often leaving a wing or leg to flap and flitter in the wind.

Are these the same bugs? Could it just be the angle that they attack your face?
Quite often you get to see the Splat bug just before it hits the visor. I have never seen a tink bug attack. Only heard the result of their sudden change of direction.
Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
Has anyone recognised any different types of helmet bugs?

rossco


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2Back to top Go down    Tink bugs on Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:27 pm

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The ones that get in just under the chin guard are almost always a spikey grasshoppery thing, and the radiator core seems to wear the same insect (a leg, wing and baked gizzards).
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3Back to top Go down    Re: Tink bugs on Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:47 pm

JimK

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Don't know about tink bugs.
Do know about 80 mph bumblebees, (about the size of the last joint of one's pinky finger), smacking right between the running lights, just over the sunglasses when wearing a half helmet.
Those are. "Ow! S***!", bugs.
JimK...on bugs and tears and a welt left... Laughing


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Tink bugs on Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:08 pm

RicK G

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But aren't those big B52 bugs delicious and crunchy.


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5Back to top Go down    Re: Tink bugs on Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:25 pm

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Hit a Kamikazi sparrow once...was wearing an ARAI Astrovent with those nice vents in the mouthgaurd....thats where the internals of the sparrow went and its feet were pedalling and dancing across the plexiglass which was fortunately closed.

The helmet had bad breath for months....but I did imagine how things would have been different had I been wearing my open face....


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"Grace" 1984 K100RS Silver VIN 0019026 Mitt eine Staintune Zorst.
"Olivia" 1997 K1100LT Dark Grey VIN WB1052600W0237453.









Chassis number0019026
Vehicle code0503
SeriesK589
ModelK 100 RS 83 (0502 ( 0503 )
Body typeK 100 RS 83 (0502
Catalog modelECE
Production date1984 / 07
Engine0513)




    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Tink bugs on Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:42 pm

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All them bugs say the same thing in the end.
If I had the guts, I'd do it agian.
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The last thing that went through his mind was his bum.


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7Back to top Go down    Re: Tink bugs on Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:48 pm

Stan

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I once hit a swarm of bees....they are called bess because they are bastards.....I am allergic to bees.


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