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Old 06-18-2014, 11:21 AM   #1
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ThermoBionics - Motorcycle Rider Cooling Gear

Hi ADVrider forum users! - I made this account to share a new product we're introducing to keep rider's cool in protective gear in summer weather. I'm interested in people's comments and feedback! See the video here - www.thermobionics.com

The AirShield will flow a lot of air all the time, even stopped, and there's no need to compromise and wear a mesh jacket.
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Old 06-18-2014, 11:26 AM   #2
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Looks interesting, but the video wouldn't play for me.
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Old 06-18-2014, 11:55 AM   #3
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Looks interesting, but the video wouldn't play for me.
Sorry about that. I uploaded the video to YouTube as well, so hopefully that will work for you - http://youtu.be/jSk5cSKo2jk
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Old 06-18-2014, 02:16 PM   #4
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Looks interesting

Checked out the Youtube video. Living in the Southeast now it gets toasty. Any discount for advrider inmates?
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Old 06-18-2014, 02:27 PM   #5
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I see video, no sound on the new video link as well
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Old 06-18-2014, 04:55 PM   #6
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Hi Mackdaddy - I just created a 10% discount, valid until the 25th only! Coupon code is "ADVRider".
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Old 06-18-2014, 05:08 PM   #7
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I see video, no sound on the new video link as well
Hi Devo - There is no audio for the first 7 seconds or so. That may be why you didn't hear anything?
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Old 06-18-2014, 05:15 PM   #8
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I only hear audio for the 5 second clip of street riding, then silence for the remainder. other youtube videos work just fine.
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Old 06-18-2014, 05:21 PM   #9
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Looks cool (pardon the pun). Looks like a nice, simple design that should be pretty effective. What kind of warranty goes with it?

Also, how much current does it draw while plugged in and running?
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Old 06-18-2014, 05:32 PM   #10
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Have you tested in temperatures of 100+? I would not want a fan blasting at me in full swing in that hot weather. Have you had tourers test this out? What has the impression been after a day long riding session?
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Old 06-19-2014, 04:13 AM   #11
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very interesting. I would really like to try one of these things out before a purchase. Im a tourer, K1200LT in the midwest
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:27 AM   #12
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SloMo & sarathmenon:

Thanks for the great questions guys.

Warranty - If it breaks due to normal use in the first year and can't be repaired, I'll gladly issue a refund or repair without charge (except return shipping to ThermoBionics). After that, the moving parts, which are the blowers, were designed to be easily replaced. Moreover, if you decide you don't like it by the end of September, just let me know and send it back, and ThermoBionics will issue a refund - see below.

Current Draw - 3 to 3.5 amps or 40 W. It's designed so that nearly every bike's alternator can support it. Of course, if you have a lot of other accessories going, you may want to check.

Temperatures of 100+: We have conducted testing up to the mid-90's and 70% relative humidity at this point. In temperatures that exceed your core temp (98 F or so), yes, this might be too much air, and it would be best to wear the AirShield on top of your t-shirt or base layer, not underneath it. Air at those temperatures is usually low humidity, and can evaporate a lot of sweat.

Long Ride Impressions - I can only give you my impressions so far, which is that I feel fresher than I do after being sealed under a jacket sweating all day. If you try it and don't feel similarly, I'm changing the return policy (below).

Also, I'm changing the return policy. I totally understand that people are interested, but hesitant because they haven't tried this before. My intent this summer is not to make money off of this, just to get some initial units into people's hands. So, if you buy it and decide it's not for you by September 30th 2014, send it back and ThermoBionics will issue a full refund.
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Old 06-19-2014, 02:30 PM   #13
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Looks very nice. Since you mentiond Gerbing on your site, can the fans be adjusted for speed/ air flow with a HeatTroller or are the fans going to get damaged? might be benficial...
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Old 06-19-2014, 02:31 PM   #14
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come on somebody buy one of these things. Then you can tell me if it works as stated.
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Old 06-20-2014, 09:18 AM   #15
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come on somebody buy one of these things. Then you can tell me if it works as stated.
I'm about to buy a car soon, but maybe in a month or two I'll have built enough back up in my bank account to give this thing a try.

It definitely looks like a good solution to controlling heat in most situations. I do agree that when it's super hot it might not work that well, but shit, when it's over 100 degrees out, I'm going to be waiting 'til the evening to ride anyway unless I'm out on a tour.
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