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Old 05-12-2021, 09:43 PM   #1
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Is safermoto still in business?

The website has been down for weeks (months?), and a PM to Alan has gone unanswered.

Any idea who might have picked up distribution of Hit-Air motorcycle vests?
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Old 05-16-2021, 06:53 PM   #2
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Alan gave it up a few years ago. Order parts here:
https://www.hitairequestrian.com/pro...r-accessories/

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Old 05-17-2021, 08:51 PM   #3
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Alan gave it up a few years ago. Order parts here:
https://www.hitairequestrian.com/pro...r-accessories/
I bought a couple of cartridges from Alan less than two years ago, so he must have given up on them more recently.

I'm looking to get the racing version of the vest, and the equestrian sites don't carry it. Has Hit Air abandoned the moto market in the US?
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Old 05-19-2021, 04:13 PM   #4
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Tech has evolved from a tether CO2 canister, to full on subscriptions to inflate your vests.

My hit air saved my ass from a t8 100mph h/s
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Old 05-20-2021, 07:17 AM   #5
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I bought a couple of cartridges from Alan less than two years ago, so he must have given up on them more recently.

I'm looking to get the racing version of the vest, and the equestrian sites don't carry it. Has Hit Air abandoned the moto market in the US?
When I priced out my first Helite vest it would have cost over $100 more to buy at Safermoto. No more specialty brick and mortar in this state!
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Old 05-20-2021, 07:24 AM   #6
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Tech has evolved from a tether CO2 canister, to full on subscriptions to inflate your vests.

My hit air saved my ass from a t8 100mph h/s
At those speeds the tether delay would have been minimal.

2.5 years into an ecosystem of battery-powered heated gear, the partial and complete battery degradation has me looking at 12v. Same with many of the quality battery gadgets I own. At what % of battery degradation will that vest no longer boot?
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Old 05-20-2021, 09:17 AM   #7
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At those speeds the tether delay would have been minimal.

2.5 years into an ecosystem of battery-powered heated gear, the partial and complete battery degradation has me looking at 12v. Same with many of the quality battery gadgets I own. At what % of battery degradation will that vest no longer boot?
Measure the battery fully charged and then disconnected from the charger for two hours. Report back.
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Old 05-22-2021, 10:21 PM   #8
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When I priced out my first Helite vest it would have cost over $100 more to buy at Safermoto. No more specialty brick and mortar in this state!
As far as I know Safermoto was not a Helite dealer, and Alan was a one-man company with no store: you either bought something from the website, or from him personally at a track day.
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Old 05-22-2021, 10:26 PM   #9
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Tech has evolved from a tether CO2 canister, to full on subscriptions to inflate your vests.
I've looked at the Alpinestars, Dainese, and Klim air vests, and all of them have problems that make them unsuitable for my use. I was looking at the Hit-Air racing version, but if that's not available then I'll probably wait for the electronic version of the Helite vest.
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