Biblical locust plague ,..or hopper-roadkill and your car!

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Old 27 Nov 2004, 03:55 pm   #1 (permalink)
Jason James
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Default Biblical locust plague ,..or hopper-roadkill and your car!

Did a trip from Dubbo area to Newcastle and the grasshoppers were real-bad.
Fortunately I had fitted some aluminium flyscreen wire to the trusty Camry.
The trick here is to make sure there is at least 2" gap in between the
screen and the radiator or AC condensor.

Even after installing it with care with zip-clips, the sheer amount of
hoppers pushed the wire back in places where it was not secured so well and
then lodged in the AC core.

The trick to cleaning the cooling fins is to wait until they (the roadkill)
dries out,..they then come off much easier.,..

There were a few bikers who just decided to give-up their trip until
dark.....hopper in the face and hair for those not using a full-face,..was
not fun. Anything less than full coverage of the body was rather painful
too!! Wearing shorts with resultant exposed inner thighs was tantamount to a
form of torture!!

Jason



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Old 27 Nov 2004, 04:36 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"Jason James" <vellicet@bigpond.com> wrote in message
news:30sbb9F32r4i5U1@uni-berlin.de...
> Did a trip from Dubbo area to Newcastle and the grasshoppers were
> real-bad.
> Fortunately I had fitted some aluminium flyscreen wire to the trusty
> Camry.
> The trick here is to make sure there is at least 2" gap in between the
> screen and the radiator or AC condensor.
>
> Even after installing it with care with zip-clips, the sheer amount of
> hoppers pushed the wire back in places where it was not secured so well
> and
> then lodged in the AC core.
>
> The trick to cleaning the cooling fins is to wait until they (the
> roadkill)
> dries out,..they then come off much easier.,..
>
> There were a few bikers who just decided to give-up their trip until
> dark.....hopper in the face and hair for those not using a full-face,..was
> not fun. Anything less than full coverage of the body was rather painful
> too!! Wearing shorts with resultant exposed inner thighs was tantamount to
> a
> form of torture!!
>
> Jason


Argh. That final sentence paints an ugly mental picture, worse than saber
toothed crotch crickets.

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- Philip



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Old 28 Nov 2004, 03:19 pm   #3 (permalink)
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"Philip" <1chip-state1@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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>
> "Jason James" <vellicet@bigpond.com> wrote in message
> news:30sbb9F32r4i5U1@uni-berlin.de...
> > Did a trip from Dubbo area to Newcastle and the grasshoppers were
> > real-bad.
> > Fortunately I had fitted some aluminium flyscreen wire to the trusty
> > Camry.
> > The trick here is to make sure there is at least 2" gap in between the
> > screen and the radiator or AC condensor.
> >
> > Even after installing it with care with zip-clips, the sheer amount of
> > hoppers pushed the wire back in places where it was not secured so well
> > and
> > then lodged in the AC core.
> >
> > The trick to cleaning the cooling fins is to wait until they (the
> > roadkill)
> > dries out,..they then come off much easier.,..
> >
> > There were a few bikers who just decided to give-up their trip until
> > dark.....hopper in the face and hair for those not using a

full-face,..was
> > not fun. Anything less than full coverage of the body was rather painful
> > too!! Wearing shorts with resultant exposed inner thighs was tantamount

to
> > a
> > form of torture!!
> >
> > Jason

>
> Argh. That final sentence paints an ugly mental picture, worse than saber
> toothed crotch crickets.


> - Philip



LOL!
Yeah,...after I got my bike- liscense (years ago) I went for my first *real*
ride,...then a damned flying ant lodged in my eye. Had to go to an
ambulance station where they pulled it out with tweezers. It had locked its
nippers into the surface of my eyeball,..fortunately in the white
part,..which afterwards went totally red.

Bikes,...lots of fun while your luck lasts.

Jason




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