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saltydog
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lap robe

Postby saltydog » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:44 am



I was wondering if anyone had ever used a lap rob on their Goldwing. It seems to be a neat way to capture the heat from the engine to help warm you in colder weather. I am specifically interested in pictures, experiences, pros and cons. I am retired and have a small marine canvas business and would like to make one but would like to know some of the do's and don'ts of the design.
Thanks,
Robert



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Re: lap robe

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:28 am

I haven't seen one on a Goldwing, but riding last night for hours in the cold rain, my mind frequently got to thinking about the massive amount of heat these engines make, and how I wished it wasn't just being dumped overboard! :)

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Re: lap robe

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:00 pm

I suppose someone could rig up a small fan below the rectifier and just open the doors to the tank and you should feel some heat...that rectifier gets warm now..I thought about running ducts from there to my feet to keep my feet toasty..I know this sounds stupid but I bet someone could run tubes to the handlebars and it would keep your hands warm heat raises and it should work..

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Re: lap robe

Postby saltydog » Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:59 pm

There is a company, http://potomaccanvas.com/police.html, that makes lap robes for for police use. Why they limit them to police is hard for me to understand. The pictures they show are Harleys. Surely someone has adapted this idea to Goldwings.




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