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« on: September 04, 2008, 11:06:00 am »
How are we comming on an oficial cog high viz vest?  I saw a couple of riders the other day with florecent green gloves.  Very noticable.  Would like to get some if anybody knows where?    The darkness of winter is comming. I ride coonie as long as there is no danger of ICE!    1990 Aint she a pretty Tomato (the bike ofcourse)  wedshots albums   http://community.webshots.com/user/sawfiler64/albums/most-recent
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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2008, 01:47:00 pm »
If you just want a high vis vest then should not be to hard to find.  Many serves bases (army, navy...) all require a safety vest now to ride on base.   safetyvest.com :)  never dealt with them but was high in the google returns.  ----------------------------------  I will answer any question.  It is up to you to figure out if I should have.    <p align="left">My Photos<br
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2008, 01:15:00 pm »
There was quite a bit of talk last spring about getting vests or jackets with the Cog logo in a high vis.  If there was a large patch available we could put that on any jacket.  Come to think of it, Maybe there is, I havn't looked lately.    1990 Aint she a pretty Tomato (the bike ofcourse)  wedshots albums   http://community.webshots.com/user/sawfiler64/albums/most-recent
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2008, 02:14:00 pm »
No, sorry... nothing yet.  I was waiting for one of the original poster to reply (either in the forum or to my pm) since they lived near the distributer and was going to do a write up on the quality. I don't remember reading anything more, but I may have missed it. I'll go back and see what I can find.  Dave Muir  1980 LTD1000 - Rocket  1999 Concours - Rocket II  1997 Dyna - wife's  CT-COG #3649 Merchandise Czar
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2008, 03:54:00 pm »
Dave  the custom CONREP vests I have are made by a local CT company (See Bak).  Not sure if it is worth the setup charge if you don't get enough orders.  The other option is to purchase a blank OTS vest and have your silk screen vendor do the rest using an existing COG logo  screen.      --  Steve Smith, #3184  COG Northeast Area Director  (somewhere in south central CT)    If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space.
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2008, 04:39:00 pm »
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If you just want a high vis vest then should not be to hard to find.  Many serves bases (army, navy...) all require a safety vest now to ride on base.   safetyvest.com    never dealt with them but was high in the google returns.
   Navy hasn't required them for a few years.  I'd check Walmart, Home Depot or Lowes for one.    Here's some high viz glove covers if you ride in the rain:    http://www.aerostich.com/catalog/US/Aerostich-Triple-Digit-Rain-Cover-p-16447.html  Roger ('07 Wee Strom)  COG 5903  Virginia Beach, VA
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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2008, 04:51:00 pm »
I tried their "martian Mitts" and realy don't care for them.  My Olympic winter gloves work good in the rain and cold to around 40* then I use those heat packs things.  The gloves I saw looked like regular gloves (5 fingers) and were that flo green.  Realy stood out.    1990 Aint she a pretty Tomato (the bike ofcourse)  wedshots albums   http://community.webshots.com/user/sawfiler64/albums/most-recent
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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2008, 09:29:00 pm »
If y'all want a hi viz safety vest, look at the ICON MIL SPEC vest:  http://www.kneedraggers.com/pages/notfound/521-ICON05-5    If you Google the item you'll find a you tube demo of the vest.    It comes in bright yellow or orange. Now take the COG patch you got from our Merchandize Czar and it will fit in the velcroed ID pocket if you trim a tad off the right and left ends. Now you're visible and have COG gear.  :8|:  Pat  COG 1887   IBA 5830  "Dulcinea" A13 KLR 650  "Betsy" K7 DL650  "Tri-X" DR 350SEX  "Pogo" '06 Ruckus  "Track Machine" '04 R6  "Grey Ghost" '07 EX 250
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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2008, 10:45:00 pm »
Saw the mil-spec vests at Iron Pony the other day...  Steve K.  '02 Concours  COG# 6550  AMA# 965469  'No matter where you go, there you are...'
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« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2008, 08:49:00 pm »
icon makes a great vest. its become part of my everyday apperal  

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« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2008, 10:36:00 am »
http://www.bostonindustrial.com/hivicliisave.html  http://www.bostonindustrial.com/hiviwirestcl.html    I bought one of the XL windbreakers and it goes over my riding jacket OK.  The drawback is that it closes with snaps instead of a zipper, but for about $25 delivered, it's not bad.  
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« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2008, 11:28:00 am »
Zorlac, Thanks for the link.  They have several styles and colors, and will screen print name or logo.  Hey Czar, Check them out if you get a chance.  Can we get a Cog logo to sew on the same size as the large Cog decal?    1990 Aint she a pretty Tomato (the bike ofcourse)  wedshots albums   http://community.webshots.com/user/sawfiler64/albums/most-recent
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« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2008, 07:27:00 pm »
We can do almost anything, but it really boils down to cost. The club already has a bunch of money tied up in the current inventory, I'm not sure how many $50+ hi-viz vests/jackets we could sell.     Dave Muir  1980 LTD1000 - Rocket  1999 Concours - Rocket II  1997 Dyna - wife's  CT-COG #3649 Merchandise Czar
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« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2008, 07:37:00 pm »
Dave i agree those vests are made for road workers not riding on a bike . a vest like icons is made longer in back so it wont flap around.  i wouldn't dole out 50 just for the cog logo it would have to be designed for motorcycle use.  

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« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2008, 10:10:00 pm »
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« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2008, 10:14:00 pm »
Hiding behind a tree with dark glasses on... Ummmm, nope. We can't see you Bob..... (pssttttt, I think 2lin's off his meds again, just humor him  ;) )  Dave Muir  1980 LTD1000 - Rocket  1999 Concours - Rocket II  1997 Dyna - wife's  CT-COG #3649 Merchandise Czar
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