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post #1 of 12 Old Aug 19th, 2006, 9:34 pm Thread Starter
 
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Sorry folks, I don't have pics; however wise ole 'Patterson' here on the board made his own cooling jacket.

He took the liner from a bike jacket and had about 30 ft. of rubber hose sewed into it, hooked up 2 quick disconnects, ran the hose into a 5 gallon plastic gas can in his trunk, put a pump into it and rigged a power converter up. It pumps chilled water all thru the torso and arms.

He's leaving on a 10-12 day trip soon; I was supposed to ride along, but rotator cuff surgery has me stranded for awhile.

Go Pat!!
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post #2 of 12 Old Aug 20th, 2006, 12:01 am
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It's a great concept and is in fact commercially available. I've done a lot of film and video productions involving full body costumes (like the Disney characters wondering aroung the park). They wear a cooling suit that connects to an external fluid supply which is chilled by passing through an ice chest.
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On a long trip in the heat of the day, where you only stop for fuel, I do the following:- Take airflow jacket, soak in water, put on and ride. Stays cool for about 2 hours when you repeat process. Don't worry, you dry out every time. Get some strange looks at filling stations, but hey, rather wet'ncool than hot, sweaty, and uncomfortable. By the way, this fix is real cheap!

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They wear a cooling suit that connects to an external fluid supply which is chilled by passing through an ice chest.
Any of these 12 Vdc compatible? How bulky? I wonder if you could also heat the fluid for winter?

Just thinking out loud again.

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Any of these 12 Vdc compatible? How bulky? I wonder if you could also heat the fluid for winter?

Just thinking out loud again.
Heated? hmmmm
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This weekend, I went from 50 degrees and overcast near the coast, to well over 90 and dry inland within about 50 miles. I hate having to stop and change gear all the time. I'm thinking a knob on the dash that you just twist up or down as the temps change.

Of course, I also want a carbon fiber bluetooth flip-up helmet with a built-in sun visor. We can dream, right?

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Neat idea!
Any cooling vest is a great thing and I don't know how I would have made it without wearing one last year through the Mojave desert, or this year through Texas at 120F.
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Talking carbon, blue tooth, sun visor

"Of course, I also want a carbon fiber bluetooth flip-up helmet with a built-in sun visor. We can dream, right? "

They got 'em in the Fatherland.

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They got 'em in the Fatherland.
Not all in one helmet. You can get carbon fiber (BMW) or bluetooth (BMW) or sun visor (Schuberth), but not all in the same helmet.

I did see a mention of a bluetooth upgrade kit for the System V helmet. I wonder if that is available separately, to be fitted on another helmet? Then I could keep my C2, or go with the lighter carbon fiber helmet.

I have to go to the UK sometime in the next month or two. I'll be visiting my old BMW dealer in Cardiff with some questions.

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It's actually about 63' of hose..............

Isn't it amazing how your post started out about the jacket and deteriorated into "helmets and bluetooth".........you think that some folks just get too much sugar into their systems?

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Nah, we're just taking your experiment to the next level.

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Cool Jacket

On the odd hot day we have I soak my t-shirt under the cold tap and leave my jacket zip half open to catch the wind. I tend to take a fresh t-shirt with me if I'm going somewhere.
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