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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 9th, 2012, 5:28 pm Thread Starter
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Best cover for the Big K? Show yours, eh?

So, I've searched the threads for info on bike-covers and I'm comin' up a little short...

The threads I've seen are all a few years old and I'm hoping you veteran K-Bikers will show off your latest & greatest covers. Not the ones on your waterbeds, rather the cover you use on your bikes... (sorry, but I knew Meese was about to snap a pic of his bedroom & post it )

I saw one in MI a while back (which a guy was using to cover his Aprilias) and it was pretty cool. It was like a Geza, but smaller. I can only describe it as a "pup-tent" for his bike. It covered the gauges, bars, seat and wrapped around the tail. Kept the dust and rain off, but was micro-stowable and I think that's what I'd like to try and find but, searches have only turned up full-covers, Geza's and EZ's...

Anybody want to show me a pic of your bike's raincoat?

Biggest concern I have about a full or half cover is scratching the hyper-delicate CalSci windshield I'm currently sporting...

Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 9th, 2012, 7:44 pm
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my cover is called .........a garage..lol

i've spent most my money on bike's boat's and broad's the rest i've wasted..
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Here are the two I am looking at, I do not have either yet. The price for the BMW cover is much higher so I am not sure if it worth the extra money. Maybe someone else will add to this thread. Even if you have a garage a cover is a good idea if you have kids or animals that also use the garage.
http://www.carscover.com/BMW-K-1200-...-SP3492NB.html
http://www.ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=24999
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 12th, 2012, 11:26 am
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Depending on its ultimate goal I have seen a camoflage bike cover (a subdued grey/brown) that did what I thought was its purpose.

That is...make the bike disappear amongst the background clutter. It was in a large parking lot with car, trucks and the islands that have bushed and trees.
On a quick glance of the lot by thieves a bike with a normal cover would stand out big time. This bike blended in with the clutter.

http://www.amazon.com/Dowco-50007-01.../dp/B000JFMGTO
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So, I've searched the threads for info on bike-covers and I'm comin' up a little short...

Anybody want to show me a pic of your bike's raincoat?

Thanks in advance!
I'm fortunate enough to have a great workshop with space for my motorcycles but because I'm not always at the house, I'm very pleased with my Dowco Guardian covers. I first bought the heavy-duty one which has a breather tab, alarm pocket and flannel-type material for the windshield. This is a very nice cover but is large and takes up valuable space for the long trips.

For my regular travels and rally cover I bought the ultralight which I use for both my R bikes as well as the K75S. It covers the bike as well as the side cases to keep that morning dew away. After all it never rains at rallys!

I've attached pics of the ultralight and full cover in their respective bags and the ultralight on the K75S.
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FWIW, here's my experience:

Geza - nice cover, won't scratch your bike (although I don't have experience with the Calsi screen), fits well, bit pricey. I had the elite series material and for indoor storage it was maybe just a bit of overkill. Not totally waterproof, but close. I used mine to cover both an RT and the GT while carrying it on the back of our motorhome. Never had an issue with quality or workmanship in 2 years constant use.

Sknz - nice well made cover, very similar to the Geza but for less $$$. A bit heavier material than the same size Geza. Has additional webbing/buckles on the bottom that Geza doesn't to secure the cover. Not waterproof, but very water-resistant. Also used this to cover GT while transporting bike on MH with no issues at all. The website doesn't list the 1200/1300 GT but I can assure you the K1600GT cover fits just fine (without saddle bags on the bike).

Sknz found here: http://goo.gl/DlesJ

Pilot Automotive - found on Amazon. Best $17.99 ever spent on a bike cover. With free shipping for Amazon Prime. XL fits the GT perfectly, would even cover with saddlebags, but it might be a bit tight. Not perfectly waterproof as the seams leak a bit, but overall a very nice cover for the $$. I use this when the bike is staying outside while traveling and when the bike is stored indoors. So far it's lasted over 6 months with no issues. Looks like it's still brand new. Available in colors, but per other reviewers, the silver cover seems to be the best for outdoor use.

Found here on Amazon: http://goo.gl/yCYVv

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I have a Nelson Rigg.Fits nice, and lifetime warranty.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 2012, 7:18 pm
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I have a Nelson Rigg.Fits nice, and lifetime warranty.

Agreed. I have two Nelson Riggs....one for home and one at work. It's faded due to the sun but is still hanging in there.

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