life is like riding when you got a breeze at your back
I've had really good luck with my Joe Rocket Phoenix 4.0 mesh with armor. Going into my 3rd season with it. This model has now been replaced with the 5.0 model, so you may be able to find some on close out, or simply go with the 5.0.
bullwinkle, try hyperkewl by www.techniche-intl.com
This is an evaporative vest that you can wear over a shirt and/or under a mesh jacket. It holds 3/4 gallon h2o and will knock down your core temp 5-10f when you ride in the desert under a scorching hot sun. It works.
I ride a lot in the desert and you need someway of coping with the sun. I used to stop at any stream, dismount, takeoff boots and lay in the stream fully clothed. after my eyeballs could refocus. I'd ride off dripping wet for 15min of evaporative cooling, it was down right nipply. 15 miles I'd be bone dry.
these wetvest last about 45min in front and 90min backside and they do cool you down.
I got mine from an online club out of washington state area for $35. CycleGear.com has them for $40.
not another boring list of mods;
14 guzzi v14, 14 Injun chieftain v18, 13 guzzi v7, 12 hardley 48
07 kaw v2k, 07 guzzi v11, 07 yam v17, 07 96ci 'lectraglide
06 88ci superglide, 05 hardley 883, 05 yam v17
04 zooki sv1k, 03 guzzi v11, 02 kaw v15
01 Honda 750, 00 hardley 883, 84 Honda v7 supermagna, 99 hardley 883
92 zooki v8 sport, 88 zooki 650 thumper, 84 Honda 500 thumper
80 Honda 360t, 78 Honda cb500f, 75 Honda cb750f
73 Honda cb500f, 73 Yam TX750 blow up bike, 72 Honda cb350t
Last edited by Poncho Villa; 05-05-2010 at 02:32 PM.