Cleaning Your Motorcycle Helmet Face shield

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Everyone who rides motorcycles (and wears a helmet) will sooner or later need to clean their face shield.  This article is about a simple and easy (home made) way to clean yours without a lot of effort, no chemicals, and without scratching the shield either.

helmet face shield cleaningJust take a couple of paper towels and get them soaking wet.  Then drape the wet towels across your face shield.  Let it sit for 3-5 minutes and pull it off.  Most of the gunk on your shield will come off with the paper towel, and the rest has been well softened and loosened up so that you can easily wipe it off.

Using a really wet paper towel and waiting is critical.  This lubricates and softens up all those bug guts and exoskeletons that get plastered on your face shield.  Then when you wipe them off, it does not leave scratch marks or otherwise ruin the visibility through the plastic.

This same approach will work on sunglasses; a windscreen, or any other soft plastic you may need to clean.  One caution – do not leave the paper towel on there and just walk away.  It will dry on there and you will have a worse mess to deal with scraping the paper pieces off too.cycle windshield


Thanks for the great tip. Can you share more about cleaning inside the helmet? I've tried a few ways using towel but it still smells and can not help.


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Kids, Cats and the Toilet Paper Roll

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At one point during a party to watch NFL football on TV, one of my over-educated friends pointed out that he had “fixed” the toilet paper roll in our guest bathroom.  Evidently our TP roll was on backwards and (obviously) it should always unroll over the top, etc….  I quickly pointed out that the error of his ways regarding the installation was the simply because he didn’t have any children – or cats.  I’ve already raised my kids and numerous cats along the way too.  Now if your house is like mine, both cats and kids have an uncanny knack for spinning the toilet paper off the roll!

Home Made Motorcycle Lift

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Every motorcycle owner knows that if you want to do any work on your road bike, even something as simple as changing the oil, it’s nearly impossible to keep the bike upright and stable. Even worse, on my Kawasaki Vulcan 900, the oil level sight glass is way down at the very bottom of the engine casings next to the shift lever. Absolutely freaking impossible to hold the bike upright while you’re bent over trying to see the oil level in the window. I have no idea how the Harley riders or other Cruisers do this either. Let me show you how to build a home-made bike lift for next to nothing and it works like a charm….

Super Easy Toilet Clog Fix

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toilet boy cute babyAs a follow up to a prior article on unclogging drains, I wanted to share this simple method for clearing plugged toilets. Now I’ve taken a lot of crap over the years about this topic, and I wish somebody had just told me about this fix 20 years ago. From a very early age both of my boys have had “issues” using the toilet. One believes there is no such thing as using too much toilet paper, and the other must have a colon shaped like a Pringles can – OMG. And the only thing that has changed over the years is they are now older, bigger, and still being a pain in the commode. Now on to the easiest fix you’ll ever find…

Oil Changes Made Easy - Really!

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Auto RepairOver the years I have bought a ton of accessories or gizmos for my cars, trucks and motorcycles. All of them were absolutely essential (or so I told my wife). So for those of you who happen to do your own oil changes, I have the best device you can ever own to make the job easier; faster; and best of all cleaner too. This unique item has made oil changes a snap for me and I will never own another car without one. Let me show you how it works…..

Home Made Oak Threshold

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floor oak trimI’ve been hunting through every hardware store around trying to find just the right transition threshold to go between my hardwood floors and the kitchen tile. This should be an easy purchase and install, but with the opening over 7 feet wide, most of the little three foot long pre-made thresholds just won’t work. So I made my own. Here’s how…