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I did a search for motorcycle covers, and didnt turn up anything..unless I missed it..so if I did, please forgive me.

But anyhow.. What kinda of motorcycle cover do you use? Whats the best? Anything that I should stear clear of ?

I found these on speedwerks website. Currently I have one similar to this, that I got off ebay a few years back...but its getting alittle old and should be replaced.

http://www.speedwerks.com/catalog/c117m0bm0b0s1pn1p2651np0
 

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Any waterproof cover would be fine! I have one but I can't say it's anything special. It looks just like that pic, it has the elastic bottom and a hole on the side to lock it to the bike....
 

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the bike stays in the garage during the winter, but its not a heated one..well, unless im out there working and turn on the space heaters.

one thing though, do most of them come with some type of lining on the inside so they dont scratch up the finish ? Not so much of a big deal in the garage..but when going on long rides, camping out etc..when the wind is flapping up against it..dont want any scratches.
 

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Mine has a inner liner made of something soft, on the front! That's how you can tell which end is which...But other than that, it's all good! I use to use mine everyday when I lived in a apt and it was outside...

Mine also has a wind flapper thing on it...something to keep it from blowing off...
 

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No problems with condensation building up at all, under the cover, in temperature changes or anything, when it was stored outside either?

Thanks.
 

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No not really! Nothing at all when it's in the garage, but there would be some moisture on the tank and tail where water would pool up when it got rained on outside. But heck, there would be like 2 gals of water on it! Not to mention the water that fell on it and didn't pool.

But in the garage, nothing at all. I have a cheapy that I use in the garage during the riding months. When I say cheapy, I mean some old arse one that is made really thin like a nylon parachute, it's not water proof. I just use that to keep dust off. I use the nice one at work, in case it rains when it's parked. I just leave it at work and after the bike cools I throw it over the bike.

Right now, now that it's sleeping, I actually have both of them over it, for that extra protection and to make sure she's tucked in really tight for her winter slumber!
 

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Oh, and make sure you get the right size as well. The small/medium/large goes by cc's. This will ensure a snug fit. Much like your leathers for you, you want it to be snug so that it doesn't flap in the wind!

Oh, and CAUTION...if you place this on your bike outside. Make sure that if there is a chance for some higher speed winds, that your bike is leaning with the wind NOT against it!

The cover acts as a sail and with enough wind gusts, CAN & WILL blow your bike over! I KNOW FROM EXPIERENCE!!!! That's why I named my bike Windy and some people refer to me by the same...
 

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oh yeah, nothing like coming out after work to a nicely covered up bike, and finding in on the ground :eek: :rant:
 

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Or waking up in the middle of the night and finding it!!
 

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twisty said:
Use a flanel sheet...I know I like them...so will my bikes.
Greg, if your bike is in the garage all winter, don't spend the money on the cover you're looking at. It is much more than you'll need. Just look at the dust covers. They are adequate enough for garage storage.
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SpeedWerks.com said:
Greg, if your bike is in the garage all winter, don't spend the money on the cover you're looking at. It is much more than you'll need. Just look at the dust covers. They are adequate enough for garage storage.
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Nothing like an honest answer!

I own a cover, but rarely use it anymore. When I was parking it outside in the AZ sun at work, I used it everyday. Now, I don't worry about it.
 

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I appreciate that! thank you. Also need something that easily packs up to take on trips, etc. for when it may be stored outside for awhie.
 

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I have a Guardian Secure by Dowco. It is lined across the front to not scratch the body work and has a flap covering vent hole to let moisture out. It has 4 pockets around the corners and came with a 120 decibel alarm about the size of a pack of cigarettes. It has a strap that attaches some where on the bike, I use a front wheel spoke, and has a pull pin. If someone tries to lift the cover, the pin is pulled and the alarm sounds. Family bought it for me for Father's Day, Spent around 90 I believe. I feel a cover is a little added security when you are out. People don't usually mess with what they don't see. When covered and cabled, they don't know if it is a sportbike or dirt bike. Do check the charts for fit. Most will list covers for specific bikes
 

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Dowco protector

Dowco protector-- thats hte cover ive got, very nice, thick water repellant cover.. u cna lock it up and its very durable... i love the cover and far as i know it wasnt really expensive... but it was a gift so i dont know the price...
But id recommend it, take care of it and itll last forever. lifetime warrnaty on the material and stiching. I park mine under a carport and think itll last me longer then the bike does.
 

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dowco

k i just looked up the cover.... 69-89$.. i got a medium and it fits great, prob around 75$
 

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Features
Made from medium weight, water-repellent polyester
Protector guards against weather, scrapes, scratches and sun damage to paint and leather
Six sizesto fit the smallest sport to the largest touring model
The new medium size is designed specifically to tailor fit today's sportbikes
Sizes Large and up include flannel windshield liner
Rigid Moisture-Guard vent expels condensation
Aluminum heat shield panels allow engine and pipes to be covered immediately
Lockable and theft resistant with reinforced grommets that work with cable or bar locks
Shock cord in entire hem ensures secure fit
Available in grey with silver side panels.
 

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I think that's what mine is!!
 
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