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Old 12-02-2006, 06:02 PM   #61
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Andrew,

I am pretty sure for US to European you add 10 to the number. I tried on some BMW gear to get a fit and I wore a 58 which was 48 US.

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Old 12-02-2006, 06:07 PM   #62
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Yes, that's correct, Euro size 56 would be US size 46, but check the BMW sizing chart for proper fit.
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Old 12-02-2006, 06:45 PM   #63
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Thanks. Seems 42R is the correct size for 34/32 pants size. Looks like I'm gonna get me the VM.
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Old 04-01-2007, 11:57 AM   #64
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So how are things a year later?

I have enjoyed reading the various good reports on the BMW VM. It is refreshing to hear such good reports.

I want a protective suit that will provide excellent coverage from Road Rash, but I also need cooling for the hot days of summer.

I had been directed towards the stiff Air Mesh products from Motoport. If I cannot get my leg over the seat, that's a problem.

It seems the BMW product is the cat's meow. I wonder how the owners feel about your purchase, here a year later?

Also, can anyone provide helpful information about the optional hip armor? I cannot find any information on their website.

By the way, the only way I could bring up the VM product on the BMW dealer apparel website was to do a search. I could not find it under the normal BMW product listing for jackets.

Thank you for your help, recommendations and comparisons to the Air Mesh products from Motoport.
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Old 04-01-2007, 12:47 PM   #65
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Hmmmmm....always wondered about you CA-NA-DIENS!!!!!!!!
aren't you a lil close to .... san-fanny-sissy-co .... to be wonderin bout stuff like dat?
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Old 04-24-2007, 05:33 PM   #66
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Thumb got a chance to use it a few times already

So I got the whole VM suit in winter to get a bit of $$$ off. I am 6'1, 185 and ordered BMW's size 52 based upon lots of good advice in the site here. The suit fits perfectly. I also ordered extra armour for the pants and it is a nice fit. Actually today I managed to wrestle the VM pants on top of my work pants to ride to the office. Had to remove the optional armor thou. I love the fit, styling and the ventilation. It looks like it will get a lot of use this summer. Now the only thing is... the stifness of the collar. It just rubs the heck off my neck. I need some solution for thatlittle problem. I know some folks have complained about this in this thread. What have you ended up doing about it, any suggestions, ideas are appreciated.

And thanks to all those who put their $.02 in and recommended the suit.
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Old 04-24-2007, 10:31 PM   #67
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... Now the only thing is... the stifness of the collar. It just rubs the heck off my neck. I need some solution for thatlittle problem. I know some folks have complained about this in this thread. What have you ended up doing about it, any suggestions, ideas are appreciated ...
Pay a visit to your local fabric store for a little suede like material and appropriate wash safe adhesive. My wife, the Bookbinder, straightened me out on the how-to's.

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Old 04-25-2007, 12:15 PM   #68
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cooool suit

I'm buying the same thing soon. It looks so darn well made! & protective!!!

Do not wear COTTON under, Polyester-Microfiber for COOOOOL results!
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Old 04-25-2007, 12:50 PM   #69
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Old 04-25-2007, 01:58 PM   #70
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... Do not wear COTTON under, Polyester-Microfiber for COOOOOL results!
Agreed. I've become very fond of North Face's Vaporwick T-shirts. Unlike Under Armour and the like of wicking materials these feel like cotton. Not shiney and a comfortable loose fit. http://www.rei.com/product/747419
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Old 04-26-2007, 02:28 AM   #71
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Joe R??

Can anyone explain the difference between the VM jacket and one of the under $200 variants from First Gear or Joe Rocket? Joe Rocket Phoenix is also mesh and quite cool in summer, has pads and seems to be well made. The fit is a little looser than the BMW, but other than that, what's the difference, and is it worth the extra $$?
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Old 04-26-2007, 04:49 AM   #72
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Can anyone explain the difference between the VM jacket and one of the under $200 variants from First Gear or Joe Rocket? Joe Rocket Phoenix is also mesh and quite cool in summer, has pads and seems to be well made. The fit is a little looser than the BMW, but other than that, what's the difference, and is it worth the extra $$?
Besides looking like captain EO, I wouldn't want anyone I care about to bite the dust in a Joe Rocket Phoenix. That was my first mesh suit...and the last time I go for JR. Polyamide nylon is the big difference for me, as opposed to a relativley less abrasion resistant polyester.
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Old 04-26-2007, 07:39 AM   #73
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I'm still using mine since the original post.....The collar softens over time and the general stiffness of the entire outfit decreases as well. When it was brand new and even now on hot days, I wear one of those cool gel neck scarves(??)/ neckerchiefs(sp?). Hope this helps....take care
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Old 04-26-2007, 08:42 AM   #74
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Where's the least expensive to buy one of these?
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Old 04-26-2007, 11:59 AM   #75
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Where's the least expensive to buy one of these?
I bought my jacket from www.sierraBMW.com in winter. They had them on sale, but they are back to original prices now. I think they were $75-off of each pants and jacket, something like that. They did not have pants in my size but I found them on sale at www.IrvseaverBMW.com. Their sale was $50 off of pants, but their shipping was also a lot less than sierra's so it worked out OK.
Now with hot weather here it may be hard to find deals. Good luck thou.
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