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post #1 of 15 Old Jan 22nd, 2010, 3:03 pm Thread Starter
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Motorcycle AC

How about a real motorcycle AC?


http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/22/e...stem-now-taki/

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post #2 of 15 Old Jan 22nd, 2010, 3:27 pm
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Hummmmm, Well out here in AZ that might be a good thing. Wonder if it quick disconnects if you have an unscheduled get off. And of course it needs to be affordable for what it claims to do. Which in the video it did not mention how much lower the temp is in the cooling cycle or warmer in the warming cycle.

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This has got to be the most stupid concept to hit the bike scene .....the comments on the web site are hilarious! Ok.....I took the bait and went to the link....but it failed to convince me that it is worthy of more than a laugh!


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I think they've got the right idea - but the wrong "hook up" on the other end...

It needs to be hooked up to your HELMET. Keeping the torso warm or cool is relatively easy with an electric vest and/or cooling vest and mesh jacket.

I may just buy one of these Simpsons and give it a shot - JUST for shits and giggles:
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They give no clue as to the specifications, nor price on their website ( www.entrosys.com ); but you can register for a 20% discount when they're released in summer 2010.

Ron, be sure to let us know how that hook up to your new helmet works!

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post #6 of 15 Old Jan 23rd, 2010, 1:49 pm
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Re: Motorcycle AC

How about just riding in a Space Suit ?? Wouldn't that be more efficient?

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Re: Motorcycle AC

I think it's a great idea. I really dislike hot weather. If the price is reasonable (whatever that means) and there is a satisfaction guarantee (i.e., if it really works) I'll take one.

We wear heated gear for comfort and/or safety in cold weather, why not cooled gear for comfort and/or safety in hot weather?

There are also medical reasons why someone could take advantage of this product.

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Re: Motorcycle AC

Another gadget amid so many. Hummm... but is it that practical for what we ride for?
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Another gadget amid so many. Hummm... but is it that practical for what we ride for?
Is this George Bush? It's OK - you can come out from hiding!

(I've never considered motorbike riding practical...)


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They give no clue as to the specifications, nor price on their website ( www.entrosys.com ); but you can register for a 20% discount when they're released in summer 2010.

Ron, be sure to let us know how that hook up to your new helmet works!
I'm registered to buy one - it looks to me like they are trying to come up with seed money to go into production and buy the units in bulk from whomever the real manufacturer is...

As long as I can get a money back guarantee - and buy it with a major credit card - I'm in!

That Simpson helmet is $500.00 - and without any other vents it might just be a little stuffy without forced air.

Still - close to a thousand bucks (most likely) to have an HVAC head? Sure - why not!


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I think it's a great idea. I really dislike hot weather. If the price is reasonable (whatever that means) and there is a satisfaction guarantee (i.e., if it really works) I'll take one.

We wear heated gear for comfort and/or safety in cold weather, why not cooled gear for comfort and/or safety in hot weather?

There are also medical reasons why someone could take advantage of this product.
+1.

While they might be initially ridiculed I think they have a very good chance of success - only if it really cranks it out though... it will need to have an overwhelming amount of power to overcome extremes - and probably require a massive amount of electricity.

If not, it will just become a footnote in motorcycle accessory land - kind of like my idea of "break away" passenger seat belts. Although I still haven't completely given up on that one.


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Re: Motorcycle AC

Ron, I'm looking for info on that Simpson a/c helmet. I see the helmet on their web site but no info on the a/c unit itself - configuration, cost, where to buy, etc. Do you have any info on this?

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Ron, I'm looking for info on that Simpson a/c helmet. I see the helmet on their web site but no info on the a/c unit itself - configuration, cost, where to buy, etc. Do you have any info on this?
Good question - I don't have a clue!

It's entirely possible that an APU is used - similar to what these guys are trying to peddle...


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Ron, I'm looking for info on that Simpson a/c helmet. I see the helmet on their web site but no info on the a/c unit itself - configuration, cost, where to buy, etc. Do you have any info on this?
That Simpson helmet is made for use inside an enclosed racecar. The air would be supplied from a NACA duct or forced air cooling unit. I'm pretty sure Simpson does not have any kind of "A/C" unit for this helmet.

This A/C unit thing looks like it would be the same trouble as the Veskimo with an umbilical that has to come off and on. Not sure which would be better, but liquid cooling is more efficient as it transfers more heat than air cooling.

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That Simpson helmet is made for use inside an enclosed racecar. The air would be supplied from a NACA duct or forced air cooling unit. I'm pretty sure Simpson does not have any kind of "A/C" unit for this helmet.

This A/C unit thing looks like it would be the same trouble as the Veskimo with an umbilical that has to come off and on. Not sure which would be better, but liquid cooling is more efficient as it transfers more heat than air cooling.
Thanks for the info.

Umbilical or not, there are times when I'd love to have something like this onboard and working.

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