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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-24-2019, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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Set a new personal record today : )

The LARGEST wildlife to have ever made it through my top vent directly into my face. I didn't see it until I heard it hit the vent. Must have been a large grasshopper or dragonfly. It hit across BOTH my nose and mouth. Didn't see feathers so assume it wasn't a crow or eagle.
Really glad I didn't have my mouth open : )

STILL it was a good ride!


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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-24-2019, 04:27 PM
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The LARGEST wildlife to have ever made it through my top vent directly into my face. I didn't see it until I heard it hit the vent. Must have been a large grasshopper or dragonfly. It hit across BOTH my nose and mouth. Didn't see feathers so assume it wasn't a crow or eagle.
Really glad I didn't have my mouth open : )

STILL it was a good ride!
did it splat or thump?
glad you made it back in one piece.
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I bought a set of the screens off of Triggerman. No more bugs through that top vent. Well worth it.

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I’m sorry man but I laughed. Had a similar experience and had bug guts all over my glasses. Had to pull over and clean them to see.
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I’m sorry man but I laughed. Had a similar experience and had bug guts all over my glasses. Had to pull over and clean them to see.
Just like on Wild Hogs ??? 🤣
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Man I dont miss that. Lol. Just reminded me of another reason the love my FF.
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I picked up a deer on my Softail Standard and saw Stray Mutt pick up a raven. I feel sorry for the bird.
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I bought a set of the screens off of Triggerman. No more bugs through that top vent. Well worth it.

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Plus 1 the vent screens, a sound investment.


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Down here we get the "curse of the Love bugs" once a year. It just happened about 3 weeks ago. Sticky little critters are hard to wash off if they sit in the Florida sun for a couple of days.

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