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Old 12-21-2009, 10:22 AM   #3
John Smallberries
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Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Northville, Michigan
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Laugh Impact Jacket

Had mine (Impact Jacket) for 3 months now and believe I'll stick with it. Here is a previous thread:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=509467

I'd recommend one of these to anyone.

I'm working on a simple magnetic reed switch gizmo that senses when I have it properly attached. My first prototype just lights a white LED tie-strapped next to the speedo. My next iteration will be a bit cleaner.

I've had no concerns about getting off the bike with the tether attached. If I forget, the tug is a reminder that doesn't trigger inflation. My bigger worry is the 2-3 times I've come to a stop and realized that I never connected it. No connection - no inflation! Hence the drive to build the attachment sensor.

BMW could integrate this into their bikes with full electronic interlock for under $10!
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