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Hello Group,

How many of you travel with a bike cover? If so, what make and brand? What are the posatives, or negatives? Leaving the K12RS in a hotel parking lot, what are your experiences?
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I also use EZ Touring covers on our bikes on trips. If we have gear on the bikes I like to cover them when we are away from them. It slows down the honest people from reaching into your tank bag. :)
 

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I bought the Covermax half cover in large from bikespawn on ebay 29 plus 10 shipping, will order another one when it wears out. Lasted over a year so far, fits fine. Tried the Dowco traveler to flimsy not as good of a fit. Tried the BMW full cover to big goes all the way to the ground. I have one I would sell with a small burn from hot exhaust, these bike mufflers stay hot for hours it seems
 

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Hello,

For you fellows who have the covers, do you have the shower cap model or do you have the half cover? Which do you like for the K 1200 gt. It seems that the shower cap would be a bit small but that is why I am asking you.

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jtull01 said:
Hello Group,

How many of you travel with a bike cover? If so, what make and brand? What are the posatives, or negatives? Leaving the K12RS in a hotel parking lot, what are your experiences?
Thanks!
I have a BMW cover that is left over from my old '85 K100RT. It fits the KRS just fine. The cover works fine, except if I visit Oregon for more that 1 week and leave it parked in one spot. Then the constant rain will seep through. When up there I use an additional cheap plastic tarp.
I have never had a problem when parking in a hotel (casino) covered parking. Although all lots have a sign warning you that they are not responsible for any damage to vehicles. I do park near a security camera.
 

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I use the Nelson-Rigg UV2000. I have used it for three years with no problems. Covers the bike well and rolls up small. Usually around $25 on Ebay or do a google search for dealers. JMc
 

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magellan44 said:
Hello,

For you fellows who have the covers, do you have the shower cap model or do you have the half cover? Which do you like for the K 1200 gt. It seems that the shower cap would be a bit small but that is why I am asking you.

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I use the half cover for my K1200RS. I belive it is the traveller B. It will cover the top of my cases and tail bag.
http://www.eztouring.com/traveller.htm
 

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Hotel Parking

jtull01 said:
Hello Group,

How many of you travel with a bike cover? If so, what make and brand? What are the posatives, or negatives? Leaving the K12RS in a hotel parking lot, what are your experiences?
Thanks!
Hey Jethro (jtull01, Jethro Tull, etc - haha)
I have a CoverMax full bike cover. Works great and is pretty heavy duty. A few bits of advice I've picked up along the way regarding (hotel) parking, etc:

-The BMW branded covers are nice, but bear a BMW logo - which may cause unwanted attention to those who might want to "see" what is underneath. It's a nice cover, but sometimes the idea of a cover is to kind of disguise and not draw attention to what's underneath
-Purchase a wheel lock. If you are going to park your bike in a hotel parking garage, etc - a wheel lock is a nice deterrent. I always carry mine with my cover. It won't completely prevent theft, but it is just one more step a thief has to go through to get your ride.
-Make up a reminder note/flag/etc to put over your ignition/handlebar/etc to remind yourself of the wheel lock. Nothing sucks more than pulling away with your wheel lock still on and tearing the crap outta your front wheel - DOH!
-Park your bike in a well-lit area. I tend to look for motorcycle parking (sometimes available) or at least a spot that isn't likely to get my bike knocked over my a damn cager.
-Some of the hotels I've parked at have Concierge or Valet Parking right out front. These guys are usually pretty cool and will actually let you park your bike off to the side under the entrance. Kinda of cool to have your bike that close and someone who will keep an eye on it for you - plus it's covered. Of course sometimes you gotta find a semi-out of the way spot since the entrance tends to be a high-traffic area.

I'm sure people could add some more value here - have a good one!

alow
 
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