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  • Online BabyD   gb

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    Airbag vest
    on: November 21, 2018, 10:33:34 pm
    November 21, 2018, 10:33:34 pm
    Would you use this???
    https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/227520

    The principle of the idea is good but from the pictures it looks like a buoyancy jacket


    If I had a second brain cell it would be so lonely......

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    Re: Airbag vest
    Reply #1 on: November 22, 2018, 11:07:48 am
    November 22, 2018, 11:07:48 am
    Not really planning to ditch the Mutley in deep water, so really can't see a use for it here...

    Whats the betting that most are activated when the rider walks away from his bike forgetting its still connected.... :008: :008: :008:

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    Re: Airbag vest
    Reply #2 on: November 22, 2018, 03:38:26 pm
    November 22, 2018, 03:38:26 pm
    *Originally Posted by Goldstar [+]
    Not really planning to ditch the Mutley in deep water, so really can't see a use for it here...

    Whats the betting that most are activated when the rider walks away from his bike forgetting its still connected.... :008: :008: :008:

    I see one in there MK shop this morning, the cord needs a very strong tug to activate & has a sort of bungee strap to allow for movement on bike & enough slack if you forget to unclip as you get off the bike, can be activated 6 times before inspection is needed or obvious signs of wear or damage
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    Re: Airbag vest
    Reply #3 on: November 22, 2018, 05:10:16 pm
    November 22, 2018, 05:10:16 pm
    Even with a 20m plus cord, there will still be plenty who do.....

    I think if I had activated 6 times either by accident or by parting company with the bike, I might want to re-asses my riding ability or general stupidity....
    Last Edit: November 22, 2018, 05:11:57 pm by Goldstar

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    Re: Airbag vest
    Reply #4 on: November 22, 2018, 05:25:54 pm
    November 22, 2018, 05:25:54 pm
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    Re: Airbag vest
    Reply #5 on: January 08, 2019, 07:08:09 am
    January 08, 2019, 07:08:09 am
    I actually have that exact vest, itís good knowing there is this extra bit of safety when I go swimming ;-)
    As for activating it accidentally, it requires quite a hard pull, so getting off the bike without unclipping is not a problem (have done it a few times)
    Biggest issue with this sort of system, versus electronically activated ones, is forgetting to clip on!

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    Re: Airbag vest
    Reply #6 on: January 08, 2019, 03:32:31 pm
    January 08, 2019, 03:32:31 pm
    No I would not use this.   I would rather be spanked.  :192:
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    Re: Airbag vest
    Reply #7 on: January 13, 2019, 01:47:08 pm
    January 13, 2019, 01:47:08 pm
    If you would prefer, they also do riding jackets with the airbag system integrated. Those are a lot more subtle! Given the weather conditions in the Pacific Northwest and the observational skills of local drivers, I went for the subtle as a punch in your face option ;-)

    Ride safe!

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    Re: Airbag vest
    Reply #8 on: January 14, 2019, 01:13:16 am
    January 14, 2019, 01:13:16 am
    Raised in the land of the free and home of the brave.   We don't even wear helmets sometimes.  :156: Stupidity can be bliss.   :112:  But if you haven't blasted down a huge expanse of asphalt chasing each other at triple digit speeds with googles no lid and the wind forcing your smile from ear to ear, you haven't been experienced.   :431:   :192:

    Last Edit: January 14, 2019, 01:26:44 am by ajy1w
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    Re: Airbag vest
    Reply #9 on: January 19, 2019, 10:39:01 pm
    January 19, 2019, 10:39:01 pm
    Oh I hear you! My formative riding years were spent in Greece, where our idea of safety was a pair of sun glasses and on occasion some sun screen.