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Old 10-31-2006, 03:51 PM   #21
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Default Re: 'Air Bag' Jacket for Motorcyclists.

One other important point I wanted to add about my Hit-Air Jacket:



In regards to accidental inflation - the tether requires approx. 50 ft. lbs. of force to set off. So, if you forget to unhook the tether and get off the bike, you will get a reminder tug first with no danger of it accidentally inflating. I did this a couple of times till I got used to it. Very simple and solid mechanism to clip on and off - easy with one hand in a glove. I have never had an accidental inflation using the jacket 6-7 days a week for the last 9 months now!



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Old 10-31-2006, 04:02 PM   #22
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If you want even more information, here is a link to a thread on Motorcycle Safety Forum:



http://www.msgroup.org/forums/mtt/to...?TOPIC_ID=3222



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Old 10-31-2006, 05:51 PM   #23
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Wonder how long before Washington State mandates these contraptions. TheyÂ’ve got a lot of wimps up there that need the government to protect them from themselves.
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Old 10-31-2006, 05:52 PM   #24
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According to the video, it inflates in 0.05 second, not 1/2 second. Big difference.

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Old 10-31-2006, 06:32 PM   #25
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I don't think any government agency should mandate the use of any piece of safety gear! I personally respect every individuals right to choose what safety gear they do or do not use!



Watch out for those "liberal progressives"!



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Old 10-31-2006, 09:18 PM   #26
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Dissappointing!
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Old 10-31-2006, 09:57 PM   #27
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Especially on this site.
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Old 11-01-2006, 02:56 AM   #28
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OK, I need to reply because I live in MD and saw a demonstration of the Michelin Man jacket during a motorcycle safety day. Upfront, I will stick with my amored Vansons & Aerostich. Yes, I agree with the post about accidental inflations. I wondered how the jacket was "activated" and really lost interest when I found out the rider was tethered to it. They you need to send the jacket back for repacking--for a cost--too. I think this is a fledgling technology that will improve over time just like ABS & traction control. We'll see...IMHO.
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Old 11-01-2006, 03:57 AM   #29
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It's a good question indeed.....

Typical highsides end in broken collarbones because the shoulders hit the pavement first, at least in road racing. The Dainese is not very protective in that sense either.

Still, according to studies, many if not most lethal accidents are when a car turns left in front of you, these T-Bone/Head-On collisions produce the high G shoocks that kill.

When you think about it, that's about the only crash situation that offers a sort of controlled environment and simple phisycs to study. Most other crashes involve so many bizzare dynamics that it's hard to think how you could prevent them all without looking like the michelin man.

After 28 years of riding my legs wear most of my battle scars (luckily)
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Old 11-01-2006, 04:00 AM   #30
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there's plenty of sexy stuff coming up so DO hold your breath
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