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« Reply #2535 on: July 09, 2018, 12:27:47 AM »

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« Reply #2536 on: July 09, 2018, 12:28:14 AM »

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« Reply #2537 on: July 09, 2018, 12:29:10 AM »

Junkyard Frog parking only.
All others will be toad Smiley
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« Reply #2538 on: July 09, 2018, 07:56:16 AM »

Why the mask ? You've got a visor ? No wonder your hot ? Is that your transporter tunnel that you drive through ? Saves on petrol I guess ? Roll Eyes
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« Reply #2539 on: July 09, 2018, 09:21:03 AM »

I've got patches of dry skin & broken blood vessels on my face, caused by a lifetime of outdoor jobs & riding bikes in open face helmets. Wind burn & sun burn. A bit late now, but I do try to cover up a bit more. Stops me swallowing flies too.
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« Reply #2540 on: July 09, 2018, 11:09:41 AM »

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« Reply #2541 on: July 09, 2018, 09:15:14 PM »

Full face didnít help much last week

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Or it did I guess - rock to face from car in front. Took my visor off (it was up)

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« Reply #2542 on: July 09, 2018, 09:57:17 PM »

Jeez mate! That's scary.
You're gonna need heavier eye shadow to cover that.
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« Reply #2543 on: July 10, 2018, 02:08:09 PM »

On the subject of visors, I bought this "bubble" visor at a hotrod show in Holland a couple of years ago. They're trendy with the retro hipster biker brigade, (I guess that's me). I didn't really expect it to be much good, but it's the best one I've ever tried.
They come in different colours, even Mad Max style mirrored finish. This one's got a graduated green tint, but you really can't notice it when you're wearing it. I've tried all kinds of goggles, from the traditional Halcyon split glass ones to tiny swimming types with interchangeable strap or sunglass style arms -but they all give me tunnel vision & steam up as soon as I stop moving.
The Halcyon ones are so big the rim of my helmet pushes them down my nose. Then there's the question of wearing the strap over or under the helmet. Over the top & you risk them popping over the top, (no retaining clip on the back of my lid), plus they then don't fit tight to your face, with gaps around the edge. Under the helmet & the strap gets pressed into your head & gets really uncomfortable.
I've tried wrap around shades, safety glasses, all kinds of stuff, but this is the best by far. Great all round vision, no rattles, no wind noise, doesn't catch the wind & try to pull your head off. The only down side is I look like I'm wearing a goldfish bowl. I can live with that -I'm a trendy hipster Smiley
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« Reply #2544 on: July 10, 2018, 03:10:12 PM »

I remember the early bubble visors, swept the rain off great. One night howling across Dartmoor, looked back to see if my mate was still with me, and bang, it was gone ! Hit him straight in the face. Luckily it quickly went into the dark. When I finally summoned up courage to stop. He was in fits of laughter. The shock had him for a few seconds then the relief hit him. Luckily he didn't hit me ! Next morning big bruise on his nose. Oh, how we laughed  Grin Grin The days of screaming two stroke Kawasakis. And smoke galore
 
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« Reply #2545 on: July 10, 2018, 06:26:17 PM »

You want cool Sir M............ ? ? ?

Then you need the vintage Turbo Visor!

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« Reply #2546 on: July 10, 2018, 10:28:44 PM »

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I remember selling lots of the Stadium bubble visors in the 70's. Either clear or yellow, they had a hinge arrangement and an alloy band that clipped to the helmet studs. Raising the visor at speed wasn't to be recommended. Grin
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« Reply #2547 on: July 11, 2018, 10:27:10 AM »

Hmm, so maybe the exhausts do get a bit warm Smiley
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« Reply #2548 on: July 11, 2018, 08:34:23 PM »

lol been there done that...and put the heat shield back on
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« Reply #2549 on: July 13, 2018, 05:49:31 PM »

You need to get the lid painted to match the bike!
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