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Old 05-12-2012, 11:00 PM   #1
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Kinda embarrassing, but

Does anyone else's nose itch when they ride? Drives me nuts! Full face helmet, any mustache hairs within reach are trimmed, no allergies or anything. I'm kind of a noob. Returned to riding about 5 years ago after a long layoff. Same problem with a variety of bikes and engines
Stupid, minor problem, I know. Just trying to get ideas from this esteemed brain trust.
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:15 PM   #2
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At light, check if anybody is about to rear end you, right hand, lift visor, scratch.
At speed, left hand, lift the visor, scratch.

Now a running nose in a full face, THAT is a fun ride.
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:39 PM   #3
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Now a running nose in a full face, THAT is a fun ride.
Oh my goodness, when I went from modular to regular full face with my allergies... sweet jeebus. You know that dream of when that perfect girl is looking at you as you pull off your helmet and you give her that uber cool "hey baby" look..... Keep dreamin'. Doesn't happen with a runny nose and a full face.
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:13 AM   #4
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At light, check if anybody is about to rear end you, right hand, lift visor, scratch.
At speed, left hand, lift the visor, scratch.

Now a bloody nose in a full face, THAT is a fun ride.
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Old 05-13-2012, 12:08 AM   #5
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As a chronic allergy sufferer I can't imagine life without my modular helmet. From time to time I have to lift that sucker up and let a healthy blast of wind clear things up.... *snuuurrrrrrrkkkkkkkk*
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Old 05-13-2012, 12:19 AM   #6
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Old 05-13-2012, 03:19 AM   #7
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Mind you a big snotty unexpected sneeze can sure fog up the works
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Old 05-13-2012, 05:58 AM   #8
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Real fun with a full face helmet begins when you have the flu, and can't pull over fast enough to take the helmet off before you blow chunks!
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:43 PM   #9
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Real fun with a full face helmet begins when you have the flu, and can't pull over fast enough to take the helmet off before you blow chunks!
Been there, done that. No t-shirt thanks.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:02 AM   #10
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Nose I can deal with. Just raise the visor and scratch it. It's when I have an itch in my EAR that sucks! There have been times I just flat out had to pull over and rip off my helmet
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:37 AM   #11
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Nose I can deal with. Just raise the visor and scratch it. It's when I have an itch in my EAR that sucks! There have been times I just flat out had to pull over and rip off my helmet
My ears itch, but not enough to have to pull over!
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:55 AM   #12
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A couple of weeks ago a bee made its way into my helmet. It was on a tight twisty back road with no place to pull off. At first, it just sat at the bottom of my visor. Then I hit a small bump and it ended up on my nose. I couldn't safely pull over yet, I couldn't open my visor because I didn't want it to be blown into my eyes or piss it off, but at least it wasn't stinging me. As I was desperately finding a place to pull over (and there was a car following behind me at this point), the bee starting crawling up my nose closer to my eyes! Eventually a driveway showed up in the distance. I pulled over and opened my visor. The bee seemed to have no plans of leaving. I then put the kickstand down and gingerly unbuckled the helmet and pulled it off. I then slapped at my face and ran around in circles until I was confident it was gone.

When I got done dancing around like a pansy, I looked up and saw a truck had pulled over to ask if I was okay. Thoroughly embarrassed and not in the mood to explain my antics, I gave him the thumbs up sign and thanked him. Fortunately, no more inquires were made and he drove off.
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:38 PM   #13
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Nose I can deal with. Just raise the visor and scratch it. It's when I have an itch in my EAR that sucks! There have been times I just flat out had to pull over and rip off my helmet
Fun times: getting a little gnat or some such thing sucked into my helmet at speed, only to find the warm confines of my ear pocket.

It's happened to me three times already. God, do I hate that.
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:45 PM   #14
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Yeah I do get a tip-o-the nose itch when riding. Scratching it doesn't seem to help, cause it just comes back in a few seconds anyway. I think is has to do with the vibration of my bike harmonizing with the spring constant of my nose.
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:06 AM   #15
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...Same problem with a variety of bikes and engines...
Thought it was going to be a harmonics issue until that last comment. I used to have a similar problem with an old Harley shovelhead, my eyeballs would vibrate at highway speed until everything looked blurry. Funny crap, but true.
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