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Hannigan Sidecar AC

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I assume the evaporator works like a swamp cooler as opposed to Hannigan's factory unit that uses a closed system akin to an AC. In Hannigan's, water is pumped from the cooler forward to the fan unit that houses condenser coils and then returns to the cooler. Essentially, cold water replaces the freon that would normally be used. On our latest run, we were able to test the unit in 100 degree desert weather. We found that a block of ice lasts much longer than ice cubes while not compromising the cooling effect.

Yes, works like Swamp Cooler. I have a chest freezer in the garage and I keep it stocked with various size plastic jugs and containers for block ice . on the road bagged ice cubes work fine but don't last as long . But, if the wife is comfy I can ride.

thank you

I have found a lot of unique fittings like quick connects at this site:

https://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?itemid=23885

Hello Old School, yes I have used that site also. I have a Honda CBR1100xx Blackbird that I fiited with nsome of their quick connects for the fuel lines for easy gas tank removal . Also did the same on a VFR that I recently sold . Good site and the prices are good also.

bentleyssq - 6/23/2018 9:56 AM

Yes, works like Swamp Cooler. I have a chest freezer in the garage and I keep it stocked with various size plastic jugs and containers for block ice . on the road bagged ice cubes work fine but don't last as long . But, if the wife is comfy I can ride.

We plan to do that as well. But, we ride long distance so we're hoping we can find a reliable chain store source of block ice on the road.

Has anyone tried a system like the veskimo? http://www.veskimo.com/personal-cooling-system-9quart.html seems to be the same theory being discussed here but the water is pumped to a vest with tubes in it that is worn on or close to the skin. The vest can be purchased by itself if there is room for a larger ice storage on the hack.

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