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Old 05-28-2006, 12:35 PM   #16
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Has anyone found a place to buy the VM suit for less than retail? Does it come in tall sizes?
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Old 05-28-2006, 01:15 PM   #17
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Has anyone found a place to buy the VM suit for less than retail? Does it come in tall sizes?

$ 700!!!
That thing better have Auto-suck included.
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Old 05-30-2006, 04:55 PM   #18
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Another choice from BMW?

Hey, Frazz,

I'm being steered to the Santiago pants and the Venting Machine jacket ... Did you look at the Santiago?

And if it is an alternative to the Venting Machine, Wxwaxy, it comes in colors. Sand/marine, graphite/stone grey. Pants: sand, black.
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Old 05-30-2006, 09:57 PM   #19
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santiago vs venting machine

I looked at the Santiago, much heavier than the Venting machine, doesn't vent as well, about as heavy as the ralleye II, but a good suit...having said that, the VM jacket and Santiago pants could be a go but you would be giving up some cooling...which is the main point IMO
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Old 05-30-2006, 10:27 PM   #20
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I have the Airflow 2 suit and really like it, but it does get hot.

How does the new vent suit compare to the Airflow2 anyone venture a guess?
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Old 05-30-2006, 11:28 PM   #21
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I have the venting machine suit. It feels like shorts and a tee shirt. Haven't worn it much this year yet because the weather has been cool.
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Old 05-31-2006, 07:25 AM   #22
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What are the venting machine pants like??

Did I hear that they're not nearly as vented as the jacket is?

And that they're more like Sanitago pants but with larger zipped flaps?
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Old 05-31-2006, 07:31 AM   #23
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Old 05-31-2006, 08:15 AM   #24
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What are the venting machine pants like??

Did I hear that they're not nearly as vented as the jacket is?

And that they're more like Sanitago pants but with larger zipped flaps?

no, the lower legs, front and back are black vented mesh..If you're riding a boxer engine, obviously the air flow is reduced. I've only ever ridden with shorts once in my life at the Spokane MOA rally and only for a short distance.. The air hitting your bare skin can be painful, to say nothing of the direct exposure to UV rays. The air flow from the Venting Machine outfit is a cool and refreshing air, without it being harsh in any way. I rode my KLR this morning to work and felt the full venting on my legs as well! A great suit!

I like the Venting Machine jacket and pants very much. They are better than the BMW Airflow jacket and pants that I wore last year.. which will be making an appearance in the Flea Market soon.
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Old 05-31-2006, 08:19 AM   #25
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I have the Airflow 2 suit and really like it, but it does get hot.

How does the new vent suit compare to the Airflow2 anyone venture a guess?

WAY better. The arms on the Venting machine are all mesh too, and there's more mesh in the torso too.. And the pant legs..
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Old 05-31-2006, 09:04 AM   #26
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like Gadget Boy said....if cool venting + protection is what you want....the VM is the real deal
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Old 05-31-2006, 10:20 AM   #27
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$ 700!!!
That thing better have Auto-suck included.

I feel certain it does, sort of. As soon as you hand over the money for it, you may have to urge to lay back and light up a ciggy.
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Old 06-09-2006, 03:49 PM   #28
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... you may have to urge to lay back and light up a ciggy.
It was more like leaving your Urologists office after a DRE.

Frazz, after taking a quick loop in the Venting Machines pants I bought the Santiago pants. I couldn't tell the difference in cooling on a mild SoCal June day and I felt the construction was more substantial. Rode around town in them for a few days and wished I had more venting down low where the knee pads meet the boot tops. Not enough on a warm day in traffic on a Duc. On the road was a different story, they were cool enough. So the decision came for the jacket and I went with Venting Machine jacket. The combo works.

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Old 06-09-2006, 09:01 PM   #29
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Old 06-10-2006, 08:06 PM   #30
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I'm interested in this suit and wondered what everyone wore underneath. Do you guys wear jeans and a tee shirt or can you wear shorts?
The pants aren't really designed to be overpants. I just bought mine today and went out in a t-shirt and boxers underneath. It was only 65-70 and I damn near froze. Can't wait to try it in the heat.
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