Klim teams up with European tech company In&Motion

KLIM has partnered with In&motion, a motorcycle airbag company, to introduce the Ai-1 Airbag Vest, an autonomous airbag system designed for use under a riding jacket for added protection in the event of a crash.

The Ai-1 Airbag Vest is one of the highest safety rated motorcycle airbag systems available, with a detection + inflation time under 60 milliseconds, and the capability to offer protection to the thorax, abdomen, spine and neck. The lightweight, electronic vest is fully wireless and autonomous, meaning there are no sensors needed on the bike. An inert-gas canister provides the pressure needed to inflate the vest so quickly, and it can easily be replaced by the user.

 

So, I went ahead and pre-ordered one. Should be here in early February. I’ll report back when I have a few miles on it. I will probably go with the lease option on the In&Box due to the better warranty and cancellation options.

 

Edit 2/15/20: Klim has informed me that the airbags will not ship until beginning of April 2020. Another two months wait.

Oregon 620-120 Chainsaw chain grinder

Got a brand new Oregon chainsaw chain grinder, replacing and old Northern Tool grinder.

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  • 3,400 RPM, 3/8 HP direct drive motor provides enough power for daily heavy-duty sharpening
  •  4.3 Amps
  • Durable, long-lasting cast aluminum chassis
  • Variable motor grind angle to enable multiple adjustments
  • Safety shield with integrated light
  • 3-ft. cord with 3-prong grounded plug
  • One-way motor rotation for greater operator safety
  • Large motor fan and durable T-shaped cooling fins for excellent temperature regulation
  • Easy-to-use controls to make precise adjustments
  • Securely held chain parts to reduce risk of operator injury
  • Hydraulic piston automatically compresses chain vise to increase efficiency
  • Hydraulic assist closes the chain vise automatically when the motor and wheel are lowered
  • Standard chain vise attachment fits 1/4in., 0.325in. and 0.404in. pitch chains
  • 5 3/4in. dia. x 5/16in. thick vitrified grinding wheel sets depth gauges
  • Motor head can be raised to create more space for filing depth gauges
  • Large indexing chain stop provides a larger surface area, accommodating large chain types

Very accurate and consistent grind. Top notch grinder.

BMW HP4 in action

Experience Sulby Straight at the Isle of Man TT aboard the carbon-fibre framed BMW HP4 RACE. Professional BMW Motorrad racer Peter Hickman rides flat out in sixth, bouncing off the rev limiter. Filmed on a closed road during an official racing event at the Isle of Man TT 2017. Amazing rider, and bike.