General Dead bugs and flies at this time of year.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ichiban, Tuesday 10th Jun, 2014.

  1. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    As a biker and a car driver round this year your windscreen and visor is splatted with these pesky little road kill!

    However I have noticed if you do sub 60MPH there is lesser dead bugs and the faster you go there is more.. anyone else noticed this and why?
     
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  2. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Sticking to sub 60 when I could be going quicker would be near impossible for me to do.

    A weekly car wash takes cars of the bugs and flies anyway.
     
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  3. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I know mate, but I need a few more to try it on some rural country road and see why this happens, I am not making it up.
     
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  4. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Is it to do with air flow ?
    < 60 they may get carried past with the air.
    > 60 you're travelling faster than the flow moves them past ?

    Maybe @PeteMM can shed some light on this ?
     
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  5. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    probs cos they die when they hit yout windescreen and splatter everywhere, lick em off :Drool:
     
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  6. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Is this question similar to "do you get more wet if you run in the rain" ?
     
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  7. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    This reminds me of the old gag...

    Q. What was the last thing to go through the fly's mind when he hit the car windscreen?

    A. His backside...:Laughing:
     
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  8. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    On a more serious note, if you spray AutoGlym "active insect remover" prior to washing, the bugs just wipe off.
     
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  9. TheDarkKnight Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Yes thats a brilliant insect remover.

    As for bugs/speed - makes no difference given the wide berth on the front of the CR-V. Almost came perilously close to decapitating a stupid dog the other day because the owner was too busy molesting his eye-fone to care. Stupid mutt came into the road forcing me to swerve - thankfully no oncoming traffic. Would have taken a lot more than insect cleaner to wipe that dead filthy carcass off!
     
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  10. Harvey Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    For me travelling at 《60 on main roads (A5 and A483) when there are often alot of lorries causing lower speeds seems to lessen the amount of bug impacts, that said I have noticed on a few occasions bugs being drawn over and around the car, rather than into it, but at higher speeds they impact more.
     
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  11. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Does this help ?

    wind-tunnel. , user322_pic185_1215142177. , windtunnel-nsx. , bike.

    I would expect the splat to be larger at the point of impact and decease vertically upwards.
    The faster you are going then the air flow would not be as smooth, hence more impacts ?

    I'm not an aerodynamics expert, so feel free to correct me / add to this. :Smile:
    ( Took ages to find only Hondas :Tongue: )
     
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  12. Harvey Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Makes sense to me.
     
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  13. Chunkylover53 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Wouldn't like to own a Nissan cube haha!

    nissan-cube-19.
     
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  14. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Horses for courses.
    Practical around town. Not that good for the motorway :Unknown:
     
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  15. MickyB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Does a cube do 60???:Tongue:
     
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  16. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    downhill yeah , why on earth would anyone buy a breadbox to travel in is another thing. This Japanese boxy culture will never ever catch on outside Japan.
     
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  17. MickyB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Postman pat had one :Happy: