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My left wrist is a stinger magnet. I caught a wasp in it on today's ride. It stung me three times before I get stopped and got it out.



My riding jacket needs to be tighter in the wrist!



Anyone else getting stung?
 

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I am glad it wasn't in the helmet. I sometimes ride with the shield up (glasses on) for better visibility. My wrist is stiff and itchy right now. I'm not especially reactive to stings either.
 

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A wasp built a nest between my skid plate and engine a few months back.
 

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I had a yellow jacket hit me on my neck and fall inside my t-shirt. It didn't sting me until after I stopped, opened my jacket, lifted my t-shirt and tried to set it free and then it got me just below the naval. I continued on the ride but it took a lot of the fun out of it. The spot where I got stung hurt for a day or two and then itched for several more days.



As for the yellow jacket, it ended up on the ground and I stomped it to death.
 

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I've alerted PETA.



The good news is that a hot nude protester chick wearing yellow jacket body paint will be on your doorstep shortly.
 

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Oh yeah!! Stung so many times last year I lost count. Upgraded gear to full face, visor ALWAYS down! Full long sleeve jacket, thick enough to keep them from sting through. & gauntlet style gloves, to save the wrists. Also I now always wear my kevlar over-pants, no more stings to my (fill in the blank), and I can tell you those hurt! Yes it's hot, but I just deal with it, & not just for the hoards of yellow jackets, hornets, honey bees, bumble bees, the list goes on!



Oh Liz, thanks for sending the Bee girl around, I am now a born again bee lover, & vow to respect the existences of our stinger packing comrades... but I'm keeping my Benidryl, just in case.
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My very first Iron Butt Association ride in 2006. Doing it the hard way, I did a Saddlesore 1000 on a Royal Enfield Bullet. Had a bee go straight up my sleeve and sting the crap out of my left forearm. Hurt for a week but it was still a great ride.
 

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Guess riding and bee stings go together. Stung on neck while riding the pavement awhile back. I've been stung about 4 times since I got the tw. thats prolly more times then I have in 20 years. I remember having to ride thru a swarm awhile back. Shield down, head tilted down, ride thru quickly....didn't get stung that time!
 

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Couple of week ago something got inside my T-shirt and nailed me three times on the belly. Wife on back was wondering what the arm tossing and sudden stop was all about.
 

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No bee stings yet. Guess i'm lucky in that aspect. I did have a fly get sucked into the vent and walking around my visor. I even opened it to let him out but he wouldnt so I closed it back up and let him finish the ride with me.
He seemed to enjoy it never leaving the upper right hand corner and flew away happily when I parked the bike in the garage.
 

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I've not gotten stung while riding yet, but you know, it's weird... I always have some kind of bee or wasp flying around or crawling around my TW, but not around my Virago. I thought it was just something weird with my particular bike and even once inspected the entire bike for a nest or something, but by reading this post, it seems our winged friends/enemies are somehow attracted to the TW. I mean, we are as well, so I guess it's to be expected




Dan
 
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