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Discussion in 'General Vaping Discussion' started by bentpushrod, May 3, 2013.

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  1. bentpushrod

    bentpushrod Full Member Verified Member

    Feb 15, 2013
    North Dakota
    I've been doing a little brainstorming today. The weather is finally starting to warm up a little, and riding season is here again. I ride a Harley Sportster, and would love to vape as I ride. I've been looking at handlebar flashlight mounts for bicycles. With a little modification I think my Provari Mini would fit one nicely. I'm thinking of running some clear tubing from the handlebars, down the backbone, under the tank, with extra tubing that would reach to my mouth. When not in use, I could tuck the excess on each end under the tank.

    I should be able to reach the fire button with my thumb. If not I have another idea, involving more time and work with a metal clamp, a linkage system to the button from my left grip. this would involve some light fabrication and welding, which is no problem either.

    I don't usually wear a helmet...I know shame on me, so a helmet mount is out of the question. Anybody else fab anything similar up?
  2. BostLabs

    BostLabs Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 13, 2013
    Phoenix, AZ. USA
    That would be one heck of a straw brother. :)

    HD EGUC 2006
  3. nahoku

    nahoku Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 5, 2013
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    I'm not a biker, but while that sounds cool, it also sounds a little dangerous! :shock:

    I wonder what the cop will say when he stops you!
  4. qorax

    qorax ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 6, 2013
    Brampton, Canada
    This one was cool by a fellow member:

  5. Scoper50

    Scoper50 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 1, 2013
    Minneapolis, MN
    Yeah, that is a little over the top. I never smoked while riding a motorcycle, and i think i can wait until i stop to have a vape.
  6. nahoku

    nahoku Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 5, 2013
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    This one, I can see. The long straw... uhhh, not so much!
  7. BigBaby

    BigBaby Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 12, 2012
    West GA
    I just keep my provari in a pocket and pull it out to use. If I am vaping heavily, I will just keep it tucked in my crotch area somewhere between me and the bike.
  8. Ravensfan

    Ravensfan Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 1, 2013
    Baltimore, MD
    If your Sporty is pre rubber engine mounts you're probably going to find your Provari bouncing down the highway unexpectantly. My first bike was a 98 Sporty and the thing vibrated so bad that the speedo and tach snapped off. I think it would be tough to pull from a tube. I used to smoke on the bike, and the biggest problem was not having hot ash blow in my face. I would grab a cigalike for when you're on the bike.
  9. bentpushrod

    bentpushrod Full Member Verified Member

    Feb 15, 2013
    North Dakota
    Yeah, it would be a long straw, but I think doable. That Reo looks like it's sitting on a 2009 CVO Road Glide. One of my all time favorite bikes, especially the orange one in that year. My sporty is a rubber mount. It's a 2008 Nightster, bunch of little stuff done. 12 inch mini apes, pipes, extended forwards, tank lift, relocated coil and ignition switch, ditched the front fender and turn signals. Digital speedo set into the top riser clamp. Ditched all the crappy plastic crap under the tank. Nothing mechnical yet, but that's coming later. It just has that cleaned up bobber look.

    I don't think a cigalike is going to work for me. No windshield, won't be able to keep a cigalike in my mouth with the wind blast. I' ll fab something up in the next couple of weeks.
  10. crshsnwmn

    crshsnwmn Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 14, 2013
    N.E. Indiana
    A simple lanyard for safety works for me, I stick the apv in my shirt pocket under my jacket.
  11. Skullman

    Skullman ~ Membered ~ Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 30, 2013
    South Sound Lahar Zone
    Hey bentpushrod: I smoked on my Harley's all the time unless it was raining but I don't smoke anymore! Vaping, I put my VAMO in a Leather Pouch with cutout for firing Button and Lanyard around my neck. Depending on what I'm wearing it can go in a Vest, Jacket or Shirt Pocket or if I'm cruising low speed just let it hang. Weather turns bad tuck it in Jacket.

    Picking up New Adventure Bike Triumph Tiger 1050 Sunday different Riding Gear new learning curve going to have to figure it out!?

    I agree with Ravensfan Pre Rubber mount Sportster (I have a '96) will tear up just about anything on the bars over time! Hell, it dances while idling on the kick stand!

    Skullman {:{}
  12. Tintreach

    Tintreach Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Take a look at this....

    You can run that through a cigarette lighter plug and is long enough to get the job done. I haven't tried it on the bike yet but plan in it soon. I've come to the conclusion that I don't need a battery power mod all the time.

    Anyways that passthrough and my MVP are what's going on the bike next road trip. The passthrough also works on the MVP.
  13. supermarket

    supermarket Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sounds AWESOME.

    Reminds me of those beer helmets, the ones that hold 2 beer cans, and have a plastic tube going directly to your mouth!

    If you do it, make sure you post pictures on here!
  14. Wackyjak

    Wackyjak Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 14, 2012
    Wear your T shirt on backwards so the pockets in the back. Keep your PV there and when you want a vap signal the little trinket sitting behind you to get it hold it in your mouth and hit the button. Both hands stay on the bars like that. Thats what I used to do when I smoked cigs. She could duck behind me out of the wind and light it for me. "goin to the boggie style" Ok I'm OLD. I used to love sportys, I now have a FX, 1972 frame,1978 tranny, and 1974 engine. So now I ride a BIG sporty lol.
  15. nahoku

    nahoku Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 5, 2013
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    ahhh, so that's what they're called! :p
  16. FogHawg

    FogHawg Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 9, 2013
    I just keep my PV in the windshield pocket of my dresser & grab it n vape/put it back. Repeat as needed. I'm not sure what quality of vape you'll get thru that long of a tube?
  17. bappo

    bappo Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 14, 2012
    Keep my vaping stuff in either a jacket pocket or in the tank bag. Both are easily accessible. I do wear a helmet and it is easy to find what does and does not work. Surprisingly, bottom feeders work well, epipemod with a churchwarden, mini nova on a stick battery, etc.
  18. WorksForMe

    WorksForMe Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Sep 21, 2012
    N.N., Virginia
    I vape while riding all the time. The little pockets on the front of a leather vest work great for holding a PV. All that tubing and stuff seems way too geeky for me. Besides, you'd have to have a massive set of lungs to suck vapor through all that tubing, and you'd have a lot of condensation.

  19. J.R. Bob Dobbs

    J.R. Bob Dobbs Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 18, 2012
    near buffalo, NY
    i ride a ninja and keep mine in my jacket and just vape, with helmet on when i stop.

    though there have been some odd occurrences with exhales!
  20. BostLabs

    BostLabs Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 13, 2013
    Phoenix, AZ. USA
    Sounds like a sweet ride.

    Ride safe.
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