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Old December 6th, 2008, 02:18 AM
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RZR Air conditioning

Ok, so it gets pretty hot in AZ, has anyone found a suitable small AC unit for RZR's yet?
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Old December 6th, 2008, 02:52 AM
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Re: RZR Air conditioning

Cmon bro. I'm in AZ to. AC in our Rzr's?
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Old December 6th, 2008, 05:13 AM
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You could try what touring motorcycle riders have used for many years, a wet sweat shirt. Soak it, wring it out till it stops dripping, and put it on. Also use wet bandanas, "cool collars", etc. Be amazed at the difference.

Bottom line - RZR is outdoor sport.
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Old December 6th, 2008, 08:16 AM
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You should of bought a Smart car!
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Old December 6th, 2008, 08:30 AM
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Re: RZR Air conditioning

Mine has AC just press firmly on the long pedal to the right at your feet.

Come to Iowa, its 20 degrees today. That air conditioned enough?
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Old December 6th, 2008, 08:57 AM
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Re: RZR Air conditioning

haha....ok, i know it sounds dumb, but seriously, they make heaters! And I appreciate the soaked clothing idea accept for how dusty these things get. I'm just trying to find a way to ride these things in July August without having heatstroke...money really isn't the issue for me, comfort is....
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Old December 6th, 2008, 09:16 AM
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Unless you live somewhere like Yuma or Havasu, why not just ride at the higher elevations when it's hot. That's what most people I know do.
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Agreed. Higher elevations are nice. I guess I should elaborate.
I don't mind the idea of buying the full enclosures or subsequently, an HVAC system there after (if they made one small enough). I live near Cave Creek and literally drive my RZR S's (i have 2) directly into the desert from my house. It would be nice during the hottest months to not have to trailer them somewhere else if i just want to ride around...
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There is something called a "cool shirt" (Racing Club System 12 - Cool Shirt) made for race car drivers. Basically a cooler you fill with ice. A shirt is filled with hoses and there is a pump that circulates the water through the hoses. You can also get an attachment to blow cool air in your face through your helmet. I have always wanted one and never got around to it.

A real automotive a/c system would cost a fortune, weigh a lot, be too complex, and suck a large percentage of your power to run.
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You could mount an RV ac unit to the lid and carry a gen set in the back, oh never mind your from Arizona I thought I read Arkansas.

P.S. Sorry to the guys from Arkansas

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Old December 6th, 2008, 12:23 PM
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Ok, just becuase i locked my keys in my RZR the other day, doesn't mean i'm stupeed!
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Re: RZR Air conditioning

I was just having a little fun.

I used to live in Fresno, CA and I know how miserable it is when it is over the century mark. The wind feels like a blast furnace I just would not go riding when it was that hot on my motorcycle back then.

The cooler shirt sounds like it might be worth looking into. I am glad I don't live where it gets that hot anymore.

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Core Cooler

G/f bought one of these and reviewed it on another site, so I've shamelessly copied what she wrote. When she talks about riding she means a loaded-down Yamaha XT600 Tenere, and not the soft option of an SSV.



Manufacturer:
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Model:
Core Cooler Personal Radiator
Price:
$39.00

Was sceptical when I heard about the core cooler. Soak it overnight, wear it like a collar under your jacket - and it promises to keep you cool during extreme temperatures and hard riding. Also - promised to STAY cool for several days!

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE?

No! Bought one, used it during a 5,000km trip across Botswana and Namibia and it worked MAGICALLY!!

Once the cooler is soaked - it magically SUCKS up the moisture, so that you don't feel it wet AT ALL against your skin when you put it on. However - the wonderful coolness soon becomes apparent - and especially so when you start riding.

The thought of a 'collar' type thing, under my jacket filled me with hibbie-jibbies! Surely that would be so IRRITATING and UNCOMFORTABLE -- but honestly -- you hardly notice the collar -- and as soon as evaporation starts, you are in cooled bliss!

We broke down in the middle of nowhere, all of us stuck out in the glaring sun - no shade and everyone was overheating. I used a bit of bottled water to charge the cooler - and made turns to put the cooler on everyone's heads! It was pure cooling heaven... and probably saved us all from heat stroke!

Highly, highly recommended for use if you're going to be doing some hard riding in hot temperatures - or are travelling in very hot climates.

You also DONT need to charge it all night long (since I forgot most of the time) - a good soak, for about ten minutes or so, will give you hours of cool riding. If it has been charged all night, it really (honestly!) lasts for a couple of days!



HERE's SOME TECHNICAL INFORMATION FROM THE WEB SITE:

Your Personal Radiator - In development for 2 years with Cool Tekwear, SIXSIXONE and Bob Hannah..... Used by fire fighters, first responders, military personnel, athletes and race teams, the SIXSIXONE Core-Cooler Personal Radiator™, works by utilizing the latest advances in Polycrylamide Cross-Linked Polymer technology. PCLPs are non-toxic, hypoallergenic and completely inert plastics, which absorb liquids. The SIXSIXONE Core-Cooler's specific compound of PCLPs uptake water at a rate of 500:1. Soak the Personal Radiator in water for as little as 5 minutes, or up to 120 min. Allow to dry, Velcro the "SIXSIXONE Core-Cooler" on and stay cool for up to 5 days.

The SIXSIXONE Core-Cooler PCLPs along with our special combination of fabrics create a two-stage cooling system keeping the user cool.
  • Cools by evaporation, as water vapor is released around the upper body. The effect is an overall increase in energy and comfort.
  • As the water vaporizes away, the SIXSIXONE Core-Cooler loses weight but maintains it's full cooling capacity.
  • The inner liner poly-suede material gives a soft non-abrasive feeling and creates a heat sync against the skin, which rapidly cools heat radiating to the body surface.
  • Fully hydrated will cool up to 5 days on a single soaking and weigh only 1-1/4 lbs.
  • Dry to the touch after soaking and will not wet your clothing.
  • Ergonomic shape makes for a comfortable fit.
  • No need to refrigerate! Cools itself through evaporation.
  • Soaking for 5-minutes will offer light-weight cooling power for a long moto or all day.
  • 10 to 20 minutes will cool for up to 48 hours.
  • 1-2 hours will fully charge and last up to 5 days.
  • Available in 5 colors: Yellow, Black, Blue, Red, and Green.
  • Available in 3 sizes: Youth, Adult SM-MD, and Adult LG-XL

Pros:

Small to pack Cheap Very, very effective at keeping you cool Lasts for days on end, with one good soaking Comfortable
Cons:
None.
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5/5 - Excellent
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Re: RZR Air conditioning

Quote: Originally Posted by awventures View Post
Ok, just becuase i locked my keys in my RZR the other day, doesn't mean i'm stupeed!

Somthing like this is as close as i think you will find, which you would have to customize to make work if you realy wanted it.

SCS Frigette CUSTOM IN-DASH AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM : JC Whitney: Auto Parts & Accessories

You would have to build the bracket and run it like they run the alternate upgrade. It would proable pull 6 or 10 HP and you have to find a place to mount the condensor.

I'm not so sure its worth all the trouble. Riding at night might be a better answer.
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Re: RZR Air conditioning

Have you heard of a stirling cooler. Same principle as a stirling engine but the cycle is reversed. This would allow you to transfer heat without the compressor, hoses, belts and other mess of a traditional AC unit. They have much higher efficiency and only one moving part. I know they make
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coolers that run off a 12V power supply, so a connection to the battery would be all you'd need to run it.

I don't know of anything off the shelf you could use, but this sounds like an ideal application for a stirling cooler.
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