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Love Bugs Down South

Coming back from Waycross, GA sunday to Tampa, FL. I guess as soon as the weather turns nice again, we get our Bi-Yearly visit from Love Bugs. Damn they are a PITA! This pic was after cleaning 2 other stops on the way down.
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Have you changed the grips there? Are they thicker ones?
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I've attached a link to check out #2 the V-505 its great for getting off the love bugs. or find a similar detergent in your area. the bugs guts are mostly protein and this works the best for that. An used dryer sheet (like bounce dryer sheets)works great instead of a cloth to wash them off with.use to work for this company they have tons of info on thier web-sit and you can call in for info at thier 1-800 #

http://www.dcs1.com/DeluxProducts/On...6/Default.aspx Its on page 24 of the catalog

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Oh man I remember those buggers...they do suck. I lived in Tampa for 10 years. Forgot about the love bugs...
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Usually just use soap and water but that info is great! I have heard of Bounce sheets working but that V-505 sounds interesting.

What area did you live OffCamber? I'm so old I remember before there was Love Bugs. I think they have been coming up from South America over the years. Some folks think University of Florida had a genetic experiment that got out of hand.

It's the smell of these little buggers that I hate the most. They get into everything.

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Usually just use soap and water but that info is great! I have heard of Bounce sheets working but that V-505 sounds interesting.

What area did you live OffCamber? I'm so old I remember before there was Love Bugs. I think they have been coming up from South America over the years. Some folks think University of Florida had a genetic experiment that got out of hand.

It's the smell of these little buggers that I hate the most. They get into everything.
I remember that rumor that they came from USF...I lived in Carrolwood off Anderson Road between Waters Ave and Gunn Hwy.
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Getting the bugs off

Believe it or not, a great bug guts remover is common old hydrogen peroxide. No, it won't turn your bike blonde!(or any other color). Spray it on undiluted, and watch the goo turn liquid and become very easy to wipe off or wash off. I've been using it for years on bikes and cars with great results. Spraying on works best, just use a spray bottle. It's also cheap and found at drug stores and groceries.
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I remember that rumor that they came from USF...I lived in Carrolwood off Anderson Road between Waters Ave and Gunn Hwy.
I'm out in Wesley Chapel. I ride out that way sometimes for a cold one at the World of Beers. Mmmmm Beer!

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[QUOTE=Thumper;111626]Usually just use soap and water but that info is great! I have heard of Bounce sheets working but that V-505 sounds interesting.

Bounce sheets are good for keeping spiders aways also.

The V-505 works great its safe to use on new car finishes and i use it to degrease my car engine also Its a powder so 1lb mixed with 2 gallons makes 2 gallons of concentrate. there should be or use to be a page in the catalog that told you what chemical and dilution rate to use for a specific job if its not in there give delco a call and have Keith Kunkle email or fax the page to use. Hes a good guy and very helpful.Tell him Joseph said Hi.

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THanks Joseph and Bonnie.

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Have you changed the grips there? Are they thicker ones?
Grip Puppies and Dual Road Acerbis handguards.

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Grip Puppies and Dual Road Acerbis handguards.
Can you give any info on a comparison with the originals?
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Can you give any info on a comparison with the originals?
They just slide over the original grips Spainy. If you go online, you can find them around $7 I think.
Personally, I like them and use them on most of my motorcycles. Some had larger grips and I did not need them. It makes the grip slightly larger but that is why I use them. I have big paws.

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Man that's a lot of bugs!! I did a similar thread awhile back, but mine were butterflies.



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Don't you get Lovebugs in Converse? I thought you did.

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Don't you get Lovebugs in Converse? I thought you did.
Yea, but I call 'em women... Heh heh...

Honestly, I'm not sure what a love bug is. I think I've heard of 'em, but it ain't comin' to me.

But we get a whole lotta butterflies. Swarms of 'em. They get everywhere.



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Made out of protein? I thought they were made outta battery acid and
elmer's glue. I hate them things.


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Don't you get Lovebugs in Converse? I thought you did.
Luv bugs same to stay with in 100 miles from the Gulf coast. In Louisiana this year the luv bug season was not very bad. Maybe it was them who ate the Oil!

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