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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-05-2017, 07:26 AM Thread Starter
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Just something I am curious about.

Why do you wear a bandana or scarf over your face during the warm weather? I notice it more and more and was just curious the reason. Keep down the dust, bugs, block the sun or what? I wear a 1/2 helmet and a neoprene mask for cold weather but never worn one in the warm weather.

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Watch an old cowboy movie....

those are the bad guys.
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I am well aware that may be the reason for some people. They wear one simply because they think it presents a certain persona.
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Bugs and dust are why I do it when I am in a half shell. Other than that you get a good one it looks evil wicked mean and nasty. :-)

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I have a neoprene mask that I wear in the cold weather but in the hot weather (Phoenix, AZ) I wear a bandanna or a thin mask for multiple reasons. First, any skin exposed to the sun will cause you to be hotter. The mask/bandanna helps with that. Second, I ride 35 miles to work each way on the expressway and I have to ride through dust, wind, bugs, the occasional pebble, even hay sometimes. The mask helps with all of that (OK, not the pebbles as much) and makes sure I don't end up with a bug in my mouth. Third, I do think it looks good, but that is the least of my reasons. I've ridden without a mask and with one and it's definitely more comfortable with one.
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These kinds of things dont just happen!
People dont walk into a meeting and say "Bugs!" -the movie Big

When I have all my gear on and my full face helmet, if I dont wear a neck sock for the cold then there is about 1 square inch of my neck exposed, right at my Adams Apple.

Can not believe how many bugs hit that 1 square inch target.

BTW, Five years ago when I decided to take the MSF course and get my license and a MC, my plan was to get a black HD Iron, black leather jacket, black helmet.... I knew the look I wanted.

After I took the MSF course I bought a red and silver V star, a red textile jacket, a silver helmet, and never looked back. My boots and gloves are black.

When I want to look cool I can walk around with my boots and gloves :^)

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if you have any facial hair, the wind can be a nuisance after a while. even with a windshield.

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forget that, riding >30min without a jacket and my arms switch for atleast an hour or longer. It was 3hours my arm hairs where twitching after I got off my bike on a 2hour ride.
I normally always wear some kind of jacket, just to keep my clothes from wiping around in the wind, or my collar from slamming into my helmet making all kinds of noise.
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it might help a little with dust and exhaust fumes, i use a felt lined one in the fall, in winter i use it under the shield, to hot to use in summer

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Sorry but I have to point out the irony

of motorcycle riders protecting their faces from bugs and dust

but not from tire chunks, birds, antlers, concrete and asphalt pavement, bumpers and guardrails, curbs, tree branches... while not wearing a full face helmet...

I have spent way more money on my teeth than on motorcycles, and I intend to keep them.

google images: motorcycle helmets after crash

BTW: on labor day I saw a guy riding a HD bagger wearing only a 1/2 helmet, shorts, and sneakers.
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