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bird poo?

Postby squirrel » Fri May 06, 2016 11:24 am



I seem to have upset a whole flocking flock of seagulls as they have dumped all over the wing .my question is, its all dry now and removing it seems impossible its like cement .mainly on plastics which i don't want to scratch, water and a soft cloth is no good any ideas most welcome. And maybe a joke or two



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Re: bird poo?

Postby NVSB4 » Fri May 06, 2016 11:28 am

I've never had to deal with bird poo, but dried bug guts are almost as hard sometimes.
What I've done is soak a piece of cloth in hot water and let it sit on the spot for a while.
That always seems to soften it up enough, but you can always rinse and repeat as required.
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Re: bird poo?

Postby aj1500 » Fri May 06, 2016 12:52 pm

peroxide on a rag should do the trick
let it soak a bit and it should wipe right off

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Re: bird poo?

Postby brettchallenger » Fri May 06, 2016 5:04 pm

I find the best thing is to soak the offending deposits with plain water. Soak an old towel (or a new one if you are brave and looking for a divorce) in water and leave it on the paintwork/screen - over night is best. I keep the towels in place with clothes pegs or crocodile clips. Once the poo has been rehydrated it should come off easily. Then move your house inland, about 10 miles is enough.
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Re: bird poo?

Postby squirrel » Fri May 06, 2016 6:41 pm

Thank you Brett challenger it seems that this problem is confined to the uk .as we have some bad ass seagulls. :-):-):-) I will try your suggestion thanks

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Re: bird poo?

Postby brettchallenger » Sat May 07, 2016 1:54 am

Pigeons aren't much better - at least they make good eating.
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Re: bird poo?

Postby Overdog » Sat May 07, 2016 7:46 am

squirrel wrote:I seem to have upset a whole flocking flock of seagulls as they have dumped all over the wing .my question is, its all dry now and removing it seems impossible its like cement .mainly on plastics which i don't want to scratch, water and a soft cloth is no good any ideas most welcome. And maybe a joke or two

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Re: bird poo?

Postby themainviking » Sat May 07, 2016 8:46 am

brettchallenger wrote:Pigeons aren't much better - at least they make good eating.


As long as they are country pigeons... I would not personally eat a city pigeon :mrgreen:

Squirrel, we have the same problems with the gulls here around large lakes. The worst is that people feed them and so attract them. We tend to keep covers or sheds over our bikes, but the stuff gets on the cars too. I use a watered down industrial cleaner and a very soft carwash brush. Pledge afterwards takes the mild stain away.
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Re: bird poo?

Postby OldZX11Rider » Sat May 07, 2016 8:36 pm

Is it legal to shoot seagulls? Years ago we shot a lot of crow but had to stop for some reason I can't remember, (getting older).
They probably made it illegal or wanted us to buy a license of some kind. Couldn't stand to see people enjoying themselves and someone not making a profit on it. :lol: Gobermint! :roll:
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Re: bird poo?

Postby brettchallenger » Sun May 08, 2016 2:57 am

Is it legal to shoot seagulls?


Not in the UK, I believe they are all a protected species. Most game birds have a shooting season. Pigeons are a serious pest in the countryside and it is open season all year round (as are grey squirrel). Pigeon are on our menu tonight. They are, in my opinion, one of the best eating of all game birds, though you have to cook them very rare or they are tough as boots.
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Re: bird poo?

Postby OldZX11Rider » Sun May 08, 2016 11:36 am

I've never tried pigeon or even dove but I'm not dead yet either. My favorite game birds are quail. But even for just me and my wife, we'd need about a half dozen of them. :lol:
I'd also like to try pheasant, like I saw running around in Kansas. A bird that pretty has got to taste good!

Never would have thought seagulls would be a protected or endangered species. If I ever make it down to a beach somewheres (like I want to) I'll remember to keep the bike covered.
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Re: bird poo?

Postby brettchallenger » Sun May 08, 2016 12:04 pm

I have hit three pheasants this year, once with the car, the other two with the 'wing. Any animal that stupid deserves to be on someone's dinner plate.
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Postby robb » Sun May 08, 2016 12:34 pm

This works well to keep them away. Used one at Florida in parking lot at beach, was good half hour before first one returned.
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First step is to keep a good wax on bike as a buffer. Next carry a spray bottle of water for removal as soon as possible. Takes less than 10 minutes to damage painted surfaces.

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Re: bird poo?

Postby OldZX11Rider » Sun May 08, 2016 1:24 pm

I was told by a local resident in Hugoton, Kansas that they get a little crazy during the breeding season.
One of our guys hit one at about 65 or 70 mph, busted the heck out of the grill in his Dodge pickup.
I'd sure hate to hit one on a Goldwing. My riding buddy, Jerry, (also cousin and ex-boss) hit a buzzard on his Heritage Softail. Got a flat spot on that metal strap on the windshield.
I'd a like to have seen that. His wife didn't know what was happening. Just before impact Jerry yells "Look Out!" he thought the windshield might break so he ducked so any broke windshield pieces would hit his helmet, not his face.
His wife looks around just in time to get hit in the face with a bunch of buzzard feathers.
He gets stopped because she yelling at him and he thinks she's hurt. She's a cussing him cause she's figured out what happened.
Good thing they were headed home, she wanted a shower right now! :lol:
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Re: bird poo?

Postby brettchallenger » Sun May 08, 2016 2:53 pm

Pheasants tend to run across the road and therefore hit low down, so they don't pose much of a hazard to a big machine like a Goldwing. A smaller, lighter motorcycle might have problems though.
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Re: bird poo?

Postby robb » Sun May 08, 2016 9:25 pm

Birds not a problem where I live, it's deer and possums year round. Two deer in yard last night.

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Re: bird poo?

Postby Sir Rides Alot » Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:13 pm

I just recently had my seats reupholstered on my 1985 Aspencade when a flock of wild birds flew over my yard and bombed my bike repeatably. :o
Of coarse it landed all over my NEW seats...ewww. Anyway.... aren't you glad cows don't fly? I know I am . :lol:
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Re: bird poo?

Postby brettchallenger » Sat Aug 13, 2016 1:01 pm

aren't you glad cows don't fly? I know I am .


Cow dung does provide much more of a hazard to motorcycles though. In the UK, cows are often herded down roads to and from the milking parlour and they leave behind a slippy slidey slurry, and always on corners. It is ok if you realise it is there. The danger comes when it is a hot day and the top layer dries and looks like harmless dried mud. However just beneath, it is just as slippy and can catch you out.
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Re: bird poo?

Postby Dark Angel » Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:54 pm

Hydrogen Peroxide. The best bug and poop cleaner. Period. Fast and cheap. Works on all surfaces and harms none. Spray, it foams, wipe clean. It breaks down the proteins.
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Re: bird poo?

Postby Happytrails » Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:51 pm

I fill a spray bottle with hot water and favorite carwash/bikewash stuff and spray the poop/bugguts down before I wash it. After I spray it down by the time I have all my washing stuff ready to go the poo is softened up. If its bad then I'll go around the bike and spray it again. Helps if the bike has been wax'd once in awhile. :D


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