Water-cooled leather jacket ?

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by sarcasmatron, Sep 16, 2004.

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    sarcasmatron Guest

    What do youse reckon about the idea of a water-cooled leather jacket? I
    think it's not completely impossible. Mount some kind of (aquarium) pump on
    the bike/jacket/backpack. Have some hoses containing water running down the
    arms and around the torso area. Then the pipes run outside the jacket,
    perhaps down the flanks, where the water is cooled by fins in some
    Now I realise that a prototype of this would possibly look completely silly
    but I would personally put up with the odd appearance. 40 degree day, heavy
    black, completely airtight leather jacket, lane split between two bus
    engines, feeling like you're gonna pass out from heat exposure-- I'd do
    anything to alleviate that while still saving my skin.

    Waddaya reckon ?
    sarcasmatron, Sep 16, 2004
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    Matt Palmer Guest

    sarcasmatron is of the opinion:
    I reckon that all that shit hanging off your jacket is going to do
    unpleasant things to your skin and innards when you come off and go rolling
    down the street.

    - Matt
    Matt Palmer, Sep 16, 2004
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    Jules Guest

    Get yourself a car with aircon.

    Jules, Sep 16, 2004
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    Mad Biker Guest

    i sat down once and designed several prototypes as people do..

    a 12v powered pump into an fan forced intercooler to pump water through
    small flat tubes between the mesh lining and the jacket.

    a driven compressor (off the bike) to force cool water around teh suit. dry
    lock conectors, so you can connect pants, jacket etc together. around
    through flat pipes. air vents were considered but the size of pipes for air
    and a chamber to mix it would be too bulky.

    i did design a half arsed prototype using a 12v wiper motor and some 5mm
    clear tubing into a external res. but never got around to building it.
    perhaps i will in the 54' dry heat i get out here.

    there was a company designing and experimenting in this stuff, they managed
    to build a warm glove to take heat from your arm and move it through a fluid
    filled tube to your hands..

    good luck with it
    all designeds trademarked and copy righted ;-0
    Mad Biker, Sep 16, 2004
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    Kiva Guest

    I know the army at one stage had built a prototype portable air-conditioning suit that infantry could use - suppose this could be
    easily adapted
    Kiva, Sep 16, 2004
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    FuTAnT Guest

    Yar, water and soft pvc plastic are sooooo harsh!

    FuTAnT, Sep 16, 2004
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    atec Guest

    Sports cooling jacket , under 200 in a vest with battery and pump .
    atec, Sep 16, 2004
  8. The American Astronauts used a string singlet with tubing weaved through it and
    a water cooler and pump. So just get a string singlet get a small 12 volt pump,
    some tubing, a peltier device and a heatsink. Put it all together and hook it
    up to the bike and you too can freeze while riding during summer :) You might
    like to look into a thermostat too :)

    Mark Hutchison, Sep 16, 2004
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    sharkey Guest

    You've been reading Slashdot, haven't you?
    Unzip your jacket, tip a bucket of water over your head,
    and if you're so worried about your precious skin, quit
    lanesplitting between goddamn buses!

    sharkey, Sep 16, 2004
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    sharkey Guest

    Uh ... where is all this cool water coming from? You planning
    on installing a fridge on the ducktail?

    sharkey, Sep 16, 2004
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    Mad Biker Guest

    either a sealed system, or a system with a small tank...

    the cheep system i was going to make had a washe rmotor, the pipes, and a
    tank you fill with ice/water

    much like putting ice water, ice cubes and a freezer ice gel pack in your
    cammel back and wearing it under your jacket..
    Mad Biker, Sep 16, 2004
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    Mad Biker Guest

    that suit was for biochemical war fair - rebrething system and all that,
    back in the 80's too..

    Nasa also has some self warming and cooling suits you could borrow..

    air-conditioning suit that infantry could use - suppose this could be
    Mad Biker, Sep 16, 2004
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    Jules Guest

    all designeds trademarked and copy righted ;-0

    "Patented" is the word you're looking for ;-)
    Jules, Sep 16, 2004
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    manson Guest

    This may come as a surprise to you, but black isn't actually the only
    colour that leather jackets come in.

    Provided you are a reasonably tidy eater, and you don't do to much
    actual work on the motorcycle wearing it, a white leather jacket is
    quite possible. (See old movie Stone)

    It is also heaps cooler...in many ways.

    Water cooling would add too much weight.

    manson, Sep 16, 2004
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    Jeff Guest

    I reckon you should contact the Fremen on the planet Dune - they have
    a nice line in one-piece suits that keep you cool.
    Think it works by evapourating your own piss or something... might not
    be too popular at servos/maccas if you unzipped the suit to locate
    your wallet!

    There is an alternative though, just migrate over here to Pomland -
    never a problem being too hot and you get all the watercooling you
    need free of charge from the sodding rain...

    Jeff, Sep 16, 2004
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    Mad Biker Guest

    yes but id have to accually find were there office is and take it in

    copy righted is something i can just say and it is
    Mad Biker, Sep 16, 2004
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    Moike Guest

    Actually, in the case of designs, it's "registered"

    Moike, Sep 16, 2004
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    Deevo Guest

    Sounds like Dune.

    WA, The Nanny State (® Corks)
    Deevo, Sep 16, 2004
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    Mad Biker Guest

    i wish i had the skills to be a designer/engineer, i have many thoughts
    about things.. just no tallent or money to do them... i did engineering in
    highschool though :)
    Mad Biker, Sep 16, 2004
  20. one of the biggest obstacles would be the added weight, but its possible
    Baron Von Rotter, Sep 16, 2004
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