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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 6th, 2016, 4:01 pm Thread Starter
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What is the best (FULL) size of Nelson Rigg cover for the K1200RS?

S, M, L? I'm assuming XL is too big.

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No one knows?

No one knows what size I need?
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My experience is if you want it to look good and fit right go with a cover made for the make and model, if you don't care what it looks like just get the X large, it will cover it just fine.
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Depends on if you're looking for an indoor or outdoor cover. For indoor covers, I've always liked GEZA GEAR | Stretch Fit Custom Motorcycle Covers as their covers are a nice tight fit.

For outdoors, Nelson Rigg or Dowco Large should do it. Whatever size they recommend for "large sport touring with windshield" models.
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Thanks to all for the information. CK
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I've never seen a full thread discussion on covers and it's a challenging problem when you first meet it because few suppliers seem to be able to describe the dimensions of a cover.

I need an outside cover. I have a permanently fitted top case and occasionally go away with side cases. That requires a huge cover. Then there is this frustrating problem of rain water drainage. Water will lie on the top, the cover will sag and create pools of water. Some covers are thin nylon type, very water proof but hold water like fish tanks. Then there's the disaster that struck my bike. Parked outside in a strong wind on the side stand, it got under the cover which ballooned like a parachute and pulled the bike over causing much tipover damage. No covers I've seen sew in a vent flap to let air through.

I solved the water run off problem by cutting a length of plastic gutter to form a ridge support on the screen and top box. Sizewise I'm using cheap chinese XXL at the moment whatever that means, but I have to wait for the muffler can to cool down. The only range of covers I've seen with a technical dimension spec. are those made by Oxford. But their branding on the side is a bit in your face. The best outside cover I used was a size tailored soft cotton tarp type fabric, but they rot after 4 years. They are heavy enough to keep their shape as they absorb some water and breath.

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Tourmaster makes a good cover that's waterproof, has protection from hot pipes, and a strap that runs under the bike. Waterproof is obvious, heat protection means that the cover can be used right after a ride, and the strap (plus elastic at the front and back) means the cover stays on. Win, win, and win. Yes, I have one. No, I don't sell them or work for Tourmaster, RevZilla, etc.

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