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Q If a rider forgets to disconnect the coiled wire and dismantle a motorcycle, will the airbag be activated?

A tensile force of about 30kg is needed to release the key ball to activate the airbag. Normally, the dismounting rider feels a strong tug to know that he/she has to disconnect the coiled wire before the airbag is activated. In fact, a small motorcycle or a scooter may topple over, if the rider forgets to disconnect the coiled wire before dismounting. Always disconnect the coiled wire before dismounting.

Q Once an airbag is activated and inflates, can it be reused?

Yes, it can be reused if it has not been damaged. Replace the gas cartridge using the setting bolt and the hexagon wrench supplied with the Hit-air. If there is a damage to the airbag, ask an authorized dealer for a maintenance check.

Q CO2 gas cartridge?

The size (capacity) of the cartridge varies from model to model.
Make sure that the size(capacity) shown on the seal attached to the CO2 cartridge and that shown at the back of the key box cover are the same. (Some model has no size label attached)

If the right size for the model is not clear, see Replacement gas cartridge list

? Can I wash my jacket as it is?
1. Do not wash or launder the aurbag system (Shock-buffering Protection System).
All-in-one airbag/harness type should not be washed/laundered.
2. Airbag system should not be dipped in the water.
3. Take the airbag system and protectors (shoulder, elbow, back etc.) out from the vest/jacket and wash or launder the vest/jacket only in accordance with the washing instructions.
See ? How to dismantle the airbag system
How to remove stains.
1. Wipe the surface of the Hit-Air system (neck, hip cushions etc.) with a damp cloth to remove stains.
2. Hang it up together with a CO2 cartridge, spray water on its surface with a shower except on the key box which should not get wet.

Q Can I wear a light backpack or something similar over a Hit-air?
A Yes, but be careful of its strap not to obstruct the free inflation of the airbag.
If possible, refrain from wearing them to avoid possible interference with the airbag to inflates

Q If an inflated airbag is damaged by friction with the road surface in an accident, will it still be effective?
A The airbag inflates in full in 0.25 seconds to do its job, well before it is torn or damaged.
(S-System : about 0.24 seconds, Ordinary System : about 0.5 seconds)
Even before the airbag inflates in full, it is quite effective for shock buffering. After the airbag inflates, it leaks the gas slowly.

Q What is the weight of each model?
A L(JP) size fully equipped with a gas cartridge, linings and padding

Spring/summer jacket & half-length coat type About 2.0 - 2.4k
Vest About 1.4 - 1.5kg
Jacket with a small/light gas cartridge About 1.4 - 1.8kg
Autumn/winter jacket & half-length coat type
(with a removable lining)
About 2.5 - 2.9kg
All-in-one airbag harness type About 0.8 - 1.2kg

Q How Mugen Denko have developed the Hit-air?
1995 Began research and development work of an airbag system for motorcyclists.
1998 After a process of trial and error, completed and announce the world's first airbag jacket for motorcyclists.
1999 Launched our airbag jacket in Europe where the safety standard is quite high. Supplied world famous SPIDI of Italy, IXS of Switzerland and LOUIS of Germany with our airbag system and gained a reputation of high reliability. Awarded Gold and Silver Medals at the World Exhibition of Inventions in Belgium. A Gold Medal in the Safety Protection Life Saving Division and a Silver Medal overall.
2000 Awarded Gold Trophy at the "Salon du Cheval" in Paris.
2001 Launched the Hit-air jacket.
2003 Supplied the Police Headquarters in Japan with the airbag vests for the motorcycle police. Obtained the CE Marking approval by the EU for our airbag vest of MC Model. Launched the airbag vest for horse riding.
2004 Supplied the Spanish Police with the airbag vests.
2005 Awarded the highest prize at the JPMS Motorcycle Show in France. Launched the buckle type one-touch connector of increased strength and reliability, jointly developed by YKK and Mugen Denko.
2006 Signed OEM deals with top-brand apparel manufacturers for the supply of airbag jackets and vests. Supplied the Imperial Guard Headquarters with airbag vests for horse riding. Launched smaller and lighter key box (Y-type), jointly developed by YKK and Mugen Denko.
2007 Authorized by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to make a plan to develop the new business field on the basis of multisectoral collaboration.

Police in Japan, Spain, China, Turkey, France and many other countries and districts are big users of Hit-air Airbag System for its safety and reliability.
Because of increasing world-wide safety awareness, Hit-air Airbag System is now sold in more than 25 countries.

Please contact us:
E-Mail mugen@hit-air.com