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Jul 29th 2016, 02:21 PM   #16
 Sentinel's Avatar
 
  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2013 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Harlequin
i wonder about that stinger size estimate. 8mm is "Yuge"......
Jul 29th 2016, 04:07 PM   #17
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  Jan 2016
  PDX

  '14 St3R, '05 DR650
@PeteN95 - I had one of those but it covered the light sensor on my phone and made it always go to 100% brightness unless I manually set the brightness, so I said screw it. Certainly would've helped in this situation.

@Sentinel - It was surprisingly long, though maybe 5-6mm would be more accurate. Either way, I was displeased to find it embedded in my neck.

Aaaand the phone bit the dust last night. Worked fine for 24 hours until it decided to keep restarting until it ran out of battery, at which point it would just freeze while booting even at a full charge.... What a drag.

Edited by wooden on Jul 29th 2016 at 04:09 PM
Jul 30th 2016, 07:38 AM   #18
 
  Jul 2016
  Clackamas

  2017 KLR650
Damn, that's a big stinger! ( I hear that a lot)

I took a bee to the cheek...over the windscreen and under a partially open visor near Madras last month...just as I was saying "look at all of those bee hive in the field"...
Jul 30th 2016, 09:37 AM   #19
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2006 FZ1, 1999 R1
I almost always keep my leathers buttoned up to my neck. But on maybe two out of four occasions I have had my jacket open for air, I got stung in the neck or chest. It is like there is a funnel for those bastards right to your tender parts. Or maybe it is their opportunity at last to get us for being splattered on our face masks all those years.
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Jul 30th 2016, 04:55 PM   #20
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  Mar 2016
  North of CDA

  KTM 950 Super Enduro, Honda XR 650R
All this is why I don't ride naked anymore
Jul 30th 2016, 10:56 PM   #21
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  May 2016
  Olympia, WA

  1996 Kat 600 "Ras-tana"
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Originally Posted by cool1442
All this is why I don't ride naked anymore
i dont bc the cops said i couldnt anymore....
Aug 20th 2016, 04:27 PM   #22
 
  Jan 2016
  92 miles from Windy Ridge, Mt. St. Helens

  2017 FZ-07; Z1000 Kawi; '84 RZ350; '76 RD400; '74 RD350; '75 RD125; '72 G5 100; '69 HS1.
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Originally Posted by wooden
Ridiculous.

On my way back out, I had my jacket open a bit to catch some air since it's hot out. On the off ramp at Jackson School Road, a fucking bee slams into my neck and leaves its stinger in.

Not one of my previous injuries was as debilitating as this god damn bee to my neck was. It was all I could do to fight the pain and pull over to see what the hell had hit me - looking in my bike's mirror, sure enough, there's something stuck in my neck.
That happened to me on Appiary road coming back via Rainier/Longview from a Vernonia ride. I knew I'd been stung but figured the bee/wasp was long gone. We stopped at a Gas/Grocery in Longview and I went into the bathroom. The stinger, with the wasp still attached (dead, I'd hit it with my gloved had) was still in my neck. They really had it in for me that spring, because that was the 6th time in 3-1/2 weeks I was stung, and 5 of them were in the neck. Apparently the miniscule "flyscreen" on my Z1000 is just the right height to channel the little bastards right into my neck!
Aug 22nd 2016, 12:00 PM   #23
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  Jan 2016
  Pullman, WA

  '73 CB350F, '86 VFR750F, '00 Aprilia RS250, '04 Aprilia RSV1000 R Factory(x2), '07 Star 1100 Classic
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Originally Posted by cool1442
Had a pheasant fly up out of a ditch near Palouse and hit me in the face while my shield was up. Didn't crash but gave me a nose bleed and scared a year off me,, I went back and got him and ate that sumbitch the next night for supper... REVENGE!
...and so goes the circle of life on Washington's East side...
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