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Now you don't need the GW to get an airbag!

Never seen anything like this. Quite the set up... Anyone seen this in action?

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Re: Now you don't need the GW to get an airbag!

There was something in the news a few years back about a rider who had a high speed get of near Baltimore MD, that was wearing an air bag jacket. He walked away with only a broken wrist and attributes his lack of injuries to the jacket.

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Just don't forget to "UNPLUG" it when you stop for gas.

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Re: Now you don't need the GW to get an airbag!

Now if they could combine that idea with a coolvest they'd have something...

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They seem pretty impressive. I experienced a demo of one a while back (funny guy didn't tell me he was going to yank the lanyard of the vest he had me put on). Fills up fast and provides a very secure feeling. Not sure I'd want to wear one full time but if I knew I was going to play hard I'd put it on.
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This is the fun part:

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If the "one-touch release" is not unfastened before the rider dismounts, a scooter or light motorcycle may be pulled over. If the rider is attached to a heavy bike a strong tug will act as a reminder. Failure to heed this reminder may cause the "Hit Air" to inflate unnecessarily. A force of more than 25kgs (55 lbs.) is needed to activate the air cushion.

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How long before this is mandated by law, like seat belts, helmets, etc?
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Re: Now you don't need the GW to get an airbag!

Is it just me that thinks the leather did most of the work?

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Is it just me that thinks the leather did most of the work?
Agreed, Neil - butt the thang did keep his noggin from contactin' the asphalt, which is prolly the main intent - just as in the basic function of cage airbags. Course, now they gotcha covered just about all over - 14 airbags in a cage!!! That's gotta screw with your hearing after an incident!!!
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Agreed, Neil - butt the thang did keep his noggin from contactin' the asphalt, which is prolly the main intent - just as in the basic function of cage airbags. Course, now they gotcha covered just about all over - 14 airbags in a cage!!! That's gotta screw with your hearing after an incident!!!
WHAT ??!?? you say sonthin ??

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WHAT ??!?? you say sonthin ??
I know your truck has 'em, and Sammie's cage has 'em - I figger you got 'em on the Baxley trailer too!! Gotta protect the cargo!!
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I saw this demo'd at the 2006 BMW MOA rally. It's very impressive. 3 years ago, it was sold in 2 flavors: vest and jacket. The jacket's cost was not much more than a comparable Aerostich or BMW jacket. The cost savings (life or limb) could be much greater. If I knew how to, I'd post the video I took of the demo at the MOA rally.

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Re: Now you don't need the GW to get an airbag!

on the youtgube video the vest inflates before he is even down, did he start the inflate? How did it know he was going down? His stance on the bike does not change before the vest inflates?????

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on the youtgube video the vest inflates before he is even down, did he start the inflate? How did it know he was going down? His stance on the bike does not change before the vest inflates?????

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You are attached to the bike via a lanyard. As you start to seperate from the machine the mechanism is activated.
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You are attached to the bike via a lanyard. As you start to seperate from the machine the mechanism is activated.
If you watch it, his stance on the bike does not change, he just keeps leaning more on the bike. The vest goes off without him separating from the bike. I would think if it was a lanyard you would not want it to deploy if you were not in trouble, you would have make sure it is long enough.

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If you watch it, his stance on the bike does not change, he just keeps leaning more on the bike. The vest goes off without him separating from the bike. I would think if it was a lanyard you would not want it to deploy if you were not in trouble, you would have make sure it is long enough.

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I watched several times. I see enough movement to trigger the lanyard and if it was me and I planned a deliberate get off that lanyard would be shortened for max protection.
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