Just crashed while wearing my SaferMotoMLS Airvest/Motoport Excellent results

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by TallRob, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. TallRob

    TallRob Long timer

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    Actually its an MLV vest.........sorry for the typo.
    I cannot stress enough how amazing this safety product is. I was going a wee bit fast (over 55 mph) out of an up hill turn and the rear end came around on me. I slid on my back and before hit the ground it went of and I have to say it feels like your on an air matteress nearly totally removed from whats going on below you. Surprisingly there was NO and wear on it. Frankly, I dont get it. I was also wearing Motoport Air Mesh gear and it did its job. Its showing moderate wear and it will return to Wayne ASAP for repair.
    Because of the vests neck brace my helmet did not hit the ground. I got up, I had felt zero shock to the body....I fell the same way many years ago wearing only tourmaster gear and I was laid up for 3 months going slower and I couldnt move my neck for much longer...

    Motoport is 10/10
    SaferMotor is 10/10~~~~~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  2. Navy Chief

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    Good to hear you are okay and that your gear performed well in the accident, how did your bike fare?
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    Fantastic news. What a great time to be a motorcyclist.
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  4. TallRob

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    Im adding it up. The GSG crash fork bungs and SW MOTECH crash bars saved me a ton of cash!. I need a new indicator light, hand gard and side bag and a screw knob off my adjustable windshield that just popped off. Plus replacing the crashbar and fork crash bung .
    So, im guessing between $800 and $900 for hardware. IM sending my Motoport gear to get touched up. I have no Idea what that will cost. But I think I got away insanely lucky!Having the right gear is worth it, I tell ya!

    :evil
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  5. vortmax

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    Good to know the vest worked, Santa brought me one this last Xmas.
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  6. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    First off, that is awesome that it worked as well as hoped.:clap:clap:clap

    Secondly, you almost sold me on this product that has been on the radar for awhile, so, is it this one?

    -how much air does it block? If it's the one linked, it looks like the best to go for if summer ventilation is a concern.
    -so you're saying that the vest did not pop and actually had some decent abrasion resistance?
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  7. GB

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    Are the CO2 cartridges proprietary or are they the same ones used in the tire repair kits? I see some are 30cc, some 50cc and some 60cc.

    I've had this vest on my radar for some time.. glad you weren't hurt and it worked as intended.
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  8. PhotoBiker

    PhotoBiker Please insert title here

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    Never heard about this company or technology before, thanks for bringing it up and glad to hear you are OK.

    I googled the company and checked out their site, it looks like they canceled their youtube account as none of the videos on their video page are valid anymore, I'm trying to figure out how this all works.
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  9. TallRob

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    It Popped well bofore I hit the ground!,,,,,,,,,,,,,it worked and it was awesome!
    :D[
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  10. TallRob

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    as far as I know they are the same you can get at any marine store.
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    wanna bECO Been here awhile

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  12. byways

    byways byways

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    This thread may save lives.
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  13. TallRob

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    Listen as a far as far as know the 60 cc canister are available at Safermoto.com or your local marine store.
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    where's the pic's?
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  15. Thinc2

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    I had a similar experience last year. Going much slower, maybe 25 mi./h, the front end slipped out in a corner. I was wearing exactly the same gear as tall Rob, and had exactly the same results. Wasn't shaken up at all, no signs of damage to the air vest, and actually no damage to the Moto port gear. Helmet did not hit the ground. My bike slid across the road and into a ditch, and I had to repair the frame for the pannier which broke.

    Jim, I wear the vest every day, but again, it doesn't get all that hot where I live. My impression is it stops all airflow to your body, so it does make you significantly warmer, and I suspect will make a big difference in hot temperatures. I think I would struggle to wear it if it was hot outside, say over 80°.

    Tall Rob, glad to hear you're okay.
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  16. TallRob

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    My MLV vest is the smallest made and thusly blocks the least amount of air.
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  17. GB

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    If you have multiple bikes, do they sell the bike tether part separately?

    I see they also have a mesh hiviz vest also.

    I wear an Olympia hiviz vest over all my riding gear, I might as well wear something that does more than just hiviz. Thanks for sharing your experience and bringing this safety gear to the front burner.

    p.s. if you could post pics of your air vest as you wear it, that would be a great help.
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  18. TallRob

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    yes and yes....i wear the black/ reflective vest. but they have a dayglow yellow too. safermoto.com
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  19. inyang

    inyang 5secs away

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    You can buy the tether separately
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  20. DFWBo

    DFWBo Been here awhile

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    Glad to hear you are OK....I wear the same set up, but the hi viz vest.
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