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Postby DEEP DIVER » Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:53 pm

Looks a good safety idea, just remember to remove the trigger strap when getting off the bike.



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Postby andys » Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:11 pm

Honestly if you're that worried about it take the car.
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Postby Rob Frankhamr » Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:27 am

Looking at the 'suggested' videos, I see 'Airbag Jeans', 'Airbag Jackets', 'Airbag Helmets'... next it'll be 'Airbag Gloves' and 'Airbag Boots'... and all with vastly inflated (Hah) claims about how they would save your life. I for one would start to get worried about the amount of High Exposives I was carrying around...

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Postby Mjolinor » Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:40 am

Hmm, visions of you going down the road like a bouncy castle in a force 9, doing cartwheels and unable to stop.

Talking of explosive devices in cars. Strictly speaking you are supposed to stop and declare your airbag before going through the Mersey tunnel and most other tunnels in the UK.

They have probably changed the rules now but for sure that is how it used to be.

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Postby DEEP DIVER » Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:02 pm

Hmm, visions of you going down the road like a bouncy castle in a force 9, doing cartwheels and unable to stop.

Talking of explosive devices in cars. Strictly speaking you are supposed to stop and declare your airbag before going through the Mersey tunnel and most other tunnels in the UK.

They have probably changed the rules now but for sure that is how it used to be.
I remember works vans with LPG and Oxy/act cutting gear going through the Blackwall tunnel and the Dartford one too.
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Postby andys » Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:57 pm

Perhaps in the future on impact we'll have suits that completely enclose us in a giant foam bubble with built in air supply and a week's worth of water and food rations.

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Postby Mjolinor » Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:10 pm

Perhaps in the future on impact we'll have suits that completely enclose us in a giant foam bubble with built in air supply and a week's worth of water and food rations.
Like the I Robot Audis. :)

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Postby King Herald » Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:56 am

How many people are going to throw this rubbish in the nearest bin after they have exploded ludicrously one too many times just getting off their bike on a garage forecourt, or in the Chunnel train.....

Who dreams this dung up? ](*,)
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Postby Froglodyte » Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:45 pm

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Postby windmill john » Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:46 pm

This is me out for a ride on my R100 talking to a couple of chaps.

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Postby Mjolinor » Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:04 pm

How many people are going to throw this rubbish in the nearest bin after they have exploded ludicrously one too many times just getting off their bike on a garage forecourt, or in the Chunnel train.....

Who dreams this dung up? ](*,)
How does one remove them if they are in their exploded state?

Presumably one needs assistance and that in itself could prove in the very least embarrassing but more likely an impeding court case.

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Postby windmill john » Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:31 pm

"Excuse me miss, please can you help me get my pants off?"

Is this why you have been banned from all supermarkets in Burnley?
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Postby Mjolinor » Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:56 pm

"Excuse me miss, please can you help me get my pants off?"

Is this why you have been banned from all supermarkets in Burnley?
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Postby george baker » Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:37 pm

Hi
thats good to hear cos I was told it was a dead donkey and a LIVE Fish
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Postby R90S » Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:02 pm

I have a Helite airbag summer jacket. Uses a CO2 cannister to inflate and if inflated it slowly deflates. There is a lanyard that attaches to the bike which attaches to the firing mechanism which requires 30 plus kilograms on it to operate, whatever that is in Newtons. Never gone off yet when getting off the bike.

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Postby andymcg » Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:04 am

It has been suggested car drivers would pay more attention to driving if there was a sharp spike, not an airbag in their steering wheel!


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Postby Rob Frankhamr » Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:03 pm

It has been suggested car drivers would pay more attention to driving if there was a sharp spike, not an airbag in their steering wheel!


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Postby CharlieVictor » Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:59 pm

Oh my, where is this heading?

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Postby Rob Frankhamr » Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:12 am

It has been suggested car drivers would pay more attention to driving if there was a sharp spike, not an airbag in their steering wheel!


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Of course, that was pretty much the case with most cars up until the introduction of collapsing steering columns, steering wheel crash pads, seat belts and driver air bags. Can't say that it meant drivers paid any more attention though...

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Postby andymcg » Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:16 am

Just the point that when (some)people feel better protected they are more inclined to take risks.
If you know what you are doing is potentially dangerous you take great care.
Modern motor cars with all their comfort and driver aids can encourage inattention from their drivers.
Driverless/autonomous vehicles are the ultimate example. Who would trust them?


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Postby Rob Frankhamr » Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:09 pm

For the first ten minutes maybe... the human brain has an unparalleled ability to ignore non immediate danger in the presence of immediate concerns like comfort, convenience and fashion. For the average - no the majority of drivers driving down the road, the last thing they think about is what will happen to them, if they crash. It ain't gonna happen... till it does, by then it's too late.

There is some suggestion that this is a species survival trait... If you worry all the time about what might happen, you'd spend all your time sitting at the back of the cave shivering (and worrying about rockfalls).

As to autonomous vehicles, if someone were able to convince me that they were 100% reliable, I'd trust them... wouldn't like it but that's a different thing. Problem is I've never seen anything designed by man that is 100% reliable. What percentage reliability does an autonomous vehicle have to have before it is better than the human brain???
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Postby Mjolinor » Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:25 pm

If all cars were convertible there would be a lot less aggression and more care taken I think.

It is the "cocoon" security.

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Postby windmill john » Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:40 pm

Just the point that when (some)people feel better protected they are more inclined to take risks.
I wonder if that’s the same as me riding faster when wearing my protective gear. Of course I could be just feeling safer.

Re Mjolinor’s cocoon feeling comment, I think I’ve said before, but a year or so back I drove my brothers new car. I really felt detached from the outside world. The ‘pretty’ dash lighting, the quietness, the comfy seat, the sound proofing..... I imagine if I hit a motorcycle whilst driving that car, I’d say ‘well that’s inconvenient for me, rather than thinking what have I done!
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Postby george baker » Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:20 pm

Hi
not too good for your brother either
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Postby Rob Frankhamr » Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:44 am

If all cars were convertible there would be a lot less aggression and more care taken I think.

It is the "cocoon" security.
Interesting theory... can't say I've seen it born out in practice though...

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