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Old 07-23-2013, 11:49 AM   #16
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So put in some anchor points for tie downs. Rent or borrow a hammer drill, use a concrete bit, and anchor bolts. Look official--no one will bother you.

LOL. So true.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:33 PM   #17
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At work yesterday talking bikes with a newly arrived Chief who has an R1. He was asking about the lack of motorcycle parking or at least having cover for the multiple bikes on base. I told him of the ongoing fight to get at least a carport but that I generally just use my cover for normal rains or put the bike in the hangar for torrential down pours. Then he tells me that he will never use a cover because he has heard of the wind grabbing them and the bike ends up on its side?

Anyone had this happen or at least heard of it happen? Very curious now...


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I've had it happen. On base. Busted both turn signals. And to top it off an SP stopped me on my way home because of the busted signals...
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:08 PM   #18
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So put in some anchor points for tie downs. Rent or borrow a hammer drill, use a concrete bit, and anchor bolts. Look official--no one will bother you.
Unfortunately in the military, that doesn't really fly. I always clasp my cover when I use it but honestly, I really don't use it that often. Fortunate for me I can usually leave before the afternoon storms roll in.

I really had just never been told NOT to use a cover in a storm!


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Old 07-23-2013, 01:09 PM   #19
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I've had it happen. On base. Busted both turn signals. And to top it off an SP stopped me on my way home because of the busted signals...
That blows big time! Hopefully he let you out of it.


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Old 07-23-2013, 02:06 PM   #20
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So put in some anchor points for tie downs. Rent or borrow a hammer drill, use a concrete bit, and anchor bolts. Look official--no one will bother you.
Carry a clipboard - it's all you need to look like you are SUPPOSED to be doing that.
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:40 PM   #21
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Had my 1st Wee-Strom blow over in the wind. Not a T-Storm, just a windy day. Bike was on center stand with a cover, facing North with a strong south wind 20-30 mph. Wind blew it forward, rolled off the centerstand and fell over to the side with the gas tank smashed into a 2-3 ft. high concrete pole used to keep cages out of the M/C area. Expensive lesson. Don't use a cover on a windy day. Don't park it on the centerstand, and don't park it next to a pole. Had I parked further away from the pole it would have just layed over on the crash bars and handguard.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:42 AM   #22
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I have used a cover for years in a windy area with no issues.
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:02 PM   #23
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Carry a clipboard - it's all you need to look like you are SUPPOSED to be doing that.
Carry a clip board AND a walkie talkie, and they'll go get the hammer drill for you!
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:23 PM   #24
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:56 AM   #25
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I got lazy one day and didn't secure the clasps on my cover. Big winds picked up that night, and I didn't think anything of it.
I went out the next day, and the cover was gone off my bike. Im scratching my head, thinking did some kid come into my drive and pinch it? Why would they do that??

A while later I was hanging some washing out, and I glanced down the row of houses (low back fences in my area) and there was my cover hanging off the corner of the roof of a house 2 doors down. Im glad it was just the cover and not the whole damn bike
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:22 AM   #26
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On a partictularly windy day my R1150R was blown over from the side stand. No cover. Wind gusts were over 40 mph.
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:11 AM   #27
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I have had a cover-related tipover. Fortunately, the bike landed in grass. I learned that an absorbant wipedown rag is better. They are far easier to stow when not in use. Also, you won't have to look like an impotent schmuck trying to take the cover off the bike if the wind is still brisk at departure time.
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