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post #1 of 78 (permalink) Old 02-15-2017, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Wearing bandana over nose and mouth?

So what is that all about? I have seen some fair weather riders around here sporting this latest fad. It looks kinda douchey to me.

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post #2 of 78 (permalink) Old 02-15-2017, 04:17 PM
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Keeps bugs out of your mouth and nose. When I was in the Air Force I had a Sargent that used to wear his wife's G-string over his mouth/nose when riding.
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To protect your face in a crash? Going "Cowboy" instead of "Pirate"?

Actually, I don't know. I always wear a full face helmet.

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Believe it or not, some states might have laws against "concealing" one's face...........of course, what does a full face helmet do..........?
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To protect your face in a crash? Going "Cowboy" instead of "Pirate"?

Actually, I don't know. I always wear a full face helmet.
+1 I always wear a full face helmet too. No bug problem.
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Why do you care so much? Some people spend an awful lot of time criticizing other people's fashion choices...it's a bit like a women's gossip magazine in here at times.
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Why do you care so much? Some people spend an awful lot of time criticizing other people's fashion choices...it's a bit like a women's gossip magazine in here at times.
I don't know that I care so much. I am just curious.
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When I couldn't afford a full face the bandana and shades was my goto on the hwy. I still keep a bandanna and a pair of old Oakley's with my 3/4 just in case.

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They don't want to be accused of being a "real" biker because "real" bikes have bugs between their teeth when they smile. I once got a bee in my mouth while riding with an open faced helmet. Then again, I hit a June Bug at about 80mph wearing a full face helmet and almost got knocked off the seat.
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