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Old 10-13-2013, 05:23 PM   #1
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Watch out for that windscreen

I was heading down to Boise from Northern Idaho for the weekend cutting through Hells Canyon. I had a lot of gear/weight with me so I didn't air down the tires. Came around a corner and the back end came around 180 degrees. I would have not had a scratch but I had my visor up and my nose came down right on the windscreen and on came the faucet. While getting the helmet off and finding some tissues I manage to do some colorful art work on my bike, gear and the ground. Bike damage: bent highway pegs, broken brake pedal bracket, broken pannier bracket. What really made it fun was I had a pretty good sinus infection going. After I got going again (with the right pannier straped to the rear rack) I had to keep stopping to clean the inside of my helmet after sneezing.

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Old 10-13-2013, 06:19 PM   #2
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Is the windshield ok?
I do not see it in the pictures.
Looks like a real mess in many ways!

I never had a bike with a windshield, and always thought they might cause problems in a crash.
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:58 PM   #3
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So how much of a chunk did you take out of you nose? You didn't need those panniers anyway-----did you?
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Old 10-14-2013, 04:25 PM   #4
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Ouch...I still wear a half shell and have almost eaten my windshield a few times. Maybe it is time for a DualSport helmet, but dang they feel so restrictive.
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Old 10-14-2013, 04:43 PM   #5
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Is the windshield ok?
I do not see it in the pictures.
Looks like a real mess in many ways!

I never had a bike with a windshield, and always thought they might cause problems in a crash.
Thank God for that windshield when it deflects that piece of exhaust metal kicked up by that truck ahead on the freeway!
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Old 10-14-2013, 04:43 PM   #6
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Ouch...I still wear a half shell and have almost eaten my windshield a few times. Maybe it is time for a DualSport helmet, but dang they feel so restrictive.
I found the opposite to be true! After making the switch, I now feel much more free when encountering insect swarms, dust, or rain. I'll never switch back.
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Old 10-19-2013, 04:42 PM   #7
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At least your blood matches your bike.

I like windscreens, but they can be problematic...
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Old 10-20-2013, 01:54 AM   #8
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I was going to get one but I got scared of being decapitated. Thanks for strengthening my fear!
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:13 AM   #9
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cavscout99, glad to see the damage wasn't worse. Just the other day was I was washing my bike I noticed the leeway that was visible inreference to my windshield & the the thought crossed my mind of what would happen if it released. It's one of those sporty EURO shields. So glad your OK! Hope your nose heals.
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:24 AM   #10
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I found the opposite to be true! After making the switch, I now feel much more free when encountering insect swarms, dust, or rain. I'll never switch back.
I have a full coverage MX helmet, love it for the protection, but feel like a sardine in a can. The flip up Dual Sport helmets might be better but I have never tried one. I have worn a Super Seer S1602 so long I don't even notice it.
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:19 AM   #11
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Sorry to hear about the nose. I still have a scar from where I tried to walk through a glass door. I've been meaning to grab some door edge guard from the auto parts store...I think I'll move it up on my list of todo's.
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:57 AM   #12
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I think this was because you had the wrong bike... You see, you "bleed Honda red" and your KLR was probably just jealous
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:11 AM   #13
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Thanks for not posting a pic of the inside of your helmet.

Glad you're okay.
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