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Old January 24th, 2010, 03:46 PM   #1
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Looks like he has a vacuum up his jacket.

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


Clever idea though...have there been products like this before?
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Old January 24th, 2010, 04:14 PM   #2
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There are heated clothes for cold weather riding.

I don't know how well a cooled jacket would help in hot weather. When moving, the winds does a nice job of cooling you unless it's desert hot, where I doubt that would help much (cooled torso, hot head and legs)...

The biggest issue (for candyasses like me) in cold weather riding is road conditions. I don't want to find ice while on the bike, and (at least my stock Dunflops) are greasy on road snakes and bridge decks (I live on an island, so I get them every ride) when it's cold (i.e. 50 and under).
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Old January 24th, 2010, 04:14 PM   #3
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I would like to see him ride that year round in Michigan
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Old January 24th, 2010, 05:32 PM   #4
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I actually think that would be awsome if your the type to wear full gear in the middle of summer. Kind of like A/C cooled seats in luxury cars. The air doesnt really even need to be *that* cold, it is just the air movement between skin and leather that makes it more comfortable.

Tho I wouldnt want that thing strapped to the bike either. Im surprised its not an option on goldwings.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 04:31 AM   #5
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It looks like everything but your torso would still get wicked cold riding in the winter.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 06:46 AM   #6
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used to see a guy that rode his Harley year round, in Michigan...actually, it was his only vehicle. His wife had a pickup, but he just had his bike, which also had a sidecar on it. Was kinda funny to see him ride alone, he had a bunch of huge stuffed animals he would dress in leather riding gear and put in the sidecar.
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When I was younger, I would ride year round if the roads were dry. Now I don't even own a motorcycle.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 08:01 AM   #8
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It looks like everything but your torso would still get wicked cold riding in the winter.
There have been several studies performed that if you keep your body's core warm (torso), it'll keep the rest of you warm with increased circulation. It's when your core gets cold that it starts restricting flow to the extremities to keep heat in where it is the most necessary.
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Old February 24th, 2010, 12:45 AM   #9
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Hacksaw put one of those on his Harley, he loves it.
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There is a guy around here that has a BMW Adventure bike and rides year round, he was in a couple days ago, before the warm day... screw that lol.
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I sold my bike to get into the jeep thing But I never had a problem staying cool, The wind blows over ya and that kept me feeling good. There were more times when I got too cold and would have liked the heat, But no need for AC.
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Hacksaw put one of those on his Harley, he loves it.
It's thoooooper!
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