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Old 07-12-2018, 06:06 AM   #1
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Two rides, two bee stings

I need to figure out a way to protect my neck when ridng in the summer. I thought of a bandana of some sort but Iím trying to avoid the pirate look.

All the neck tubes Iíve looked at seem to be designed to keep your neck warm in cold weather. Thatís the opposite of what Iím looking for, this will be worn in the summer.

What do you all recommend?

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Old 07-12-2018, 06:14 AM   #2
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I wear an Aerostich Wind Triangle for just that purpose. Got my first one after a bee sting many years ago, haven't had one down the collar since. Did get one in the crotch once, but that's another story.
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:15 AM   #3
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Perfect!

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Old 07-12-2018, 07:22 AM   #4
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:16 AM   #5
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:22 AM   #6
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Whammy uses a balaclava that he tucks inside his jacket.
Not only does his helmet not smell like feet, he also doesn't get stung by the bees or any other insect.

FYI stop riding with bees
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:26 AM   #7
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Alternatively, the neck tubes sold to fishermen are generally thin and designed for hot weather. They sell them at Bass Pro Shops, and I think at Dicks Sporting Goods. You can also order them online in many patterns from SA Company.
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:49 AM   #8
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I have this:

https://www.frsafety.com/product/HRC...iABEgLT0vD_BwE

Soak it in water before donning on hot days and it keeps the neck cool while also protecting it from the sun and the occasional bee sting.
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:01 AM   #9
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I have 5 or 6 of these in various levels of thickness...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:09 AM   #10
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I use this one, great protections from insects, sun, dirt etc:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Oxford-Chil...sAAOSwhqhaDxux

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Old 07-12-2018, 09:16 AM   #11
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As much as I hate the aggressive ergonomic riding position of my 954rr I guess I'll count this getting stung in the neck thing as a plus since it doesn't happen in this riding position. Thanks for giving me a positive to think about because I hate everything else about these ergos as I get older
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:19 AM   #12
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Whammy uses a balaclava that he tucks inside his jacket.
Not only does his helmet not smell like feet, he also doesn't get stung by the bees or any other insect.

FYI stop riding with bees
Same here I use Gokart Racer (before they closed) headsocks/balaclava everytime I ride covers a good portion of my neck. Helps keep my hair off my face also. They have really thin neck gaiters (what you call a tube) that are really stretchy you can probably try those. Sometimes you can pick them up for free at moto events they give them out. i have a Yamaha one and EBC one.

You can go to Daiso and look for the neck tubes also, they probably have different kinds. I have the cold weather ones. First time I ever used one of those was in the Army, best thing to have if it's cold or dusty.

Looks like REI sells them kind expensive though
https://www.rei.com/c/neck-gaiters?r...gaiters&page=1

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Old 07-12-2018, 09:59 AM   #13
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Another veteran thanks Hades!.

Whammy has this one as his primary.
https://www.jpcycles.com/product/634...rene-balaclava
anything on their site should provide you good enough coverage. as long as it goes down on the neck.

Whammy says don't ride with bees.
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I have this:

https://www.frsafety.com/product/HRC...iABEgLT0vD_BwE

Soak it in water before donning on hot days and it keeps the neck cool while also protecting it from the sun and the occasional bee sting.
Do you soak only the part below the helmet?
Wouldn't that stretch you helmet liner causing you to then always need to wear something underneath.
Maybe if I had a cheaper helmet I'd try something like that but then that device would also absorb a lot of sweat and that would be a good thing.
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Old 07-12-2018, 11:32 AM   #15
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I never ride without neck gator, This is the best I've found that works great in hot weather.
https://www.columbia.com/pfg-deflect...r-1774181.html
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