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How about air conditioning for a future model Goldwing. It could work by the use of a special jacket with a mesh interior, an impermiable outer layer, and an air hose connecting the jacket to the air conditioner on the bike.

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You could take a ride to the NASA site and pick up one of the air conditioned space suits. It would be great riding protection also but may be a bit pricey.

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Air Conditioning..... Come on I don't see the point. If you want to have conveniences like that buy a CAR

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Air Conditioning..... Come on I don't see the point. If you want to have conveniences like that buy a CAR
You haven't posted what bike you ride, but I take it it isn't a 1500 with the "convenience" of reverse

Sometimes it would be nice to have the convenience of this sort of extra, especially in hot areas. Much the same as a decent heater would be nice in cooler areas, like the UK.

If some of these suggestions were taken on board by Mother Honda, they could quite easily come as an option, just like cars offer optional air con and auto etc.

Surely it is no different from the Audio package now offered, some would like it, some wouldn't

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Air Conditioning..... Come on I don't see the point. If you want to have conveniences like that buy a CAR
Some people might think differently... I know I don't need AC, but I'm sure some who live in the southwest and the south would appreciate it. And it would probably encourage some to wear protective gear where normally they don't because of the heat.

I like my bike simple,but I don't live in an area of extreme heat and/or humiditylike Arizona or the American South.

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I'd go for the AC ... if they could pump it into the top of my helmet. Did a Death Valley / Hoover Dam run a few years back. VERY HOT

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For extreme hot weather or desert touring, I was thinking of putting one t-shirt inside another, and sewing them together with a circuit of small diameter vinyl tubing in between. Then circulating cold water through the circuit from an ice chest with a small DC pump.
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For extreme hot weather or desert touring, I was thinking of putting one t-shirt inside another, and sewing them together with a circuit of small diameter vinyl tubing in between. Then circulating cold water through the circuit from an ice chest with a small DC pump.
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I use an evaporative cooling vest and it keeps me very cool. It works like a swamp cooler. With a full mesh jacket and no windshield itkeeps me coolfor 45 minutes to an hour, then I re-soak it with water and I'm off again. They're great in areas with low humidity.



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Here is a shirt from http://www.fastcooling.com/Test/pers...m_fa217pmc.htm $398.00 and uses a cooler and a DEC pump. I have used the flat panel version of this to keep computer equipment cool while in Yuma,AZ





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Here is a shirt from http://www.fastcooling.com/Test/pers...m_fa217pmc.htm $398.00 and uses a cooler and a DEC pump. I have used the flat panel version of this to keep computer equipment cool while in Yuma,AZ



So where do you mount the ice maker? Seems a little steep for some tubing, a T-shirt, and an ice chest.




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