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« on: March 06, 2018, 01:33:50 pm »

So, I have just moved to my cabin in the mountains of North Carolina after more than three years working on it.  I do not have a garage and my outbuilding will not be finished for at least 6 months.    

I am selling my other house where I have my bike stored, so will need a good cover.  Any suggestions.  Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2018, 02:38:31 pm »

I don't use covers but I know it will have to be very soft on the inside to prevent scratches/etc.  Good luck.
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2018, 02:40:48 pm »

I use Exigent covers.  If you call, they will suggest the size to fit your ride and answer any of your questions.  I have two on very different shaped motorcycles and both fit very well and go almost to the ground.

Their website specifically says not intended for extended use as a sun cover.  If you have shade - mine are under a porch roof - they are excellent.

http://exigentbikecovers.com/shop
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2018, 02:55:51 pm »

If you have a top case, make sure it will fit over it. I've run into this problem.
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2018, 10:07:22 pm »

I have had very good luck with Dowco covers.

https://dowcopowersports.com/

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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2018, 09:52:14 am »

I've long gone with Tour King. I can buy several of them for the cost of 1 of most others. It packs into a size of a soda can so is great when on trips, and lasts years.

http://www.tourking.us/store/index.php/

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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2018, 09:46:19 pm »

Another vote for Dowco.  Thumbsup
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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2018, 04:14:21 pm »

UltraGuard.

But for parking outside if you have to:

http://www.thebikeshield.com/

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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2018, 03:32:52 pm »

I had a high-end Nelson-Rigg cover with the air vents by the mirrors and used that for a winter or two. It was great. It had bungee cords to hold it together underneath against the wind and metal grommets, so that it could in theory be locked with a small cable.

The vents kept moisture build-up from happening and kept it from getting too hot in the summertime. (I covered it every night)

It had heat-resistant panels on the lower rear part to keep hot mufflers from burning it. I waited for it to mostly cool down, as the chances of rubbing the NON-heat-resistant parts on and melting it were there.

I prepped by bike for winter by removing the battery, adding Sta-bil to the fuel system and plugging the exhaust pipes with oil rags. It started on the first crank after a 6 month winter.
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