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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-12-2014, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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Air Bag?

How does it work? Good?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-13-2014, 08:05 AM
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didn't know that alpinstars made one - so this is the second electronicly controlled airbag jacket that i've seen
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well moto gp has been using them for years and ive seen riders high side at triple digit speeds and after bouncing down the track for half a mile , hop right up and hobble to the pits.....10+ years ago they lied there , bleeding , dieing, wail the meat wagon comes and scrapes them up..

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would i buy one and use it for street riding? no..
1. im to poor to buy "proper riding gear" to start with let alone a billion dollar airbag leathers.
2.i almost never reach triple digit speed these days, the V is my tourer not a sport bike
3.im on the road not the track
4.im a bi-polar, schizophrenic , depressed person that welcomes death, so when the time comes, it comes...

but if i had money to burn and did track days or alot of aggressive high speed riding on the street like i did in my younger years yes i would get one
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they can save you a lot of pain at local traffic speeds to. eventually I think i'll get a hit-air vest.
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I love my Hit-Air jacket. You don't need to be on the track to get your ribs broken and potentially puncturing your lungs or heart...it's worth the $400-$500 to me.

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Thanks for the feed back!

I'm not really sure what to think. It must be good protection.





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MTS, I totally recommend looking into an air-bag jacket. The second leading cause of fatal motorcycles accidents (from what I've been told) is when ribs break and puncture the lungs and/or heart. These jackets help reduce that risk by inflating along the front and back, around the neck, and down at the tail bone. The Hit-Air jackets fully inflate in about 1/4 of a second and are partially inflated sooner, providing some protection even before it's fully inflated. They work when the rider gets separated from the bike. There's a tether that activates a CO2 cartridge. If the jacket gets activated, all you have to do is wait a few minutes and the CO2 slowly escapes, snap a few panels back together, replace it with a new cartridge (which is very reasonably priced), and your good to go. You'd think I'm a salesman for them or something...I'm not. I just really believe in the product.

Check out you-tube videos and safermoto.com. Sometimes you can find them used on ebay or craigslist at a good price.

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