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Old 10-19-2014, 10:34 AM   #1
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A good motorcycle cover

I'm looking for a decent cover for my trimph sprint st 1050. Right now have a parts unlimited cover since that was all my local shop had in stock but I really don't like it. It doesn't fold up well and only has one vent on the left side of the cover (which is on the low side when the bike is parked). I don't know how those are supposed to be but this one doesn't seem to work overly well because I get condensation under there every morning. Maybe it's just the nature of the beast and there is no fixing, I don't know since this is my 1st cover but I was thinking of switching to a guardian or nelson-rigg. Any thoughts or other good covers?
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Old 10-19-2014, 12:06 PM   #2
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Geza Gear will make a custom cover specifically for your bike. I purchased mine for my R12GS Adv with luggage and I must say it is the best cover ever in my opinion. Not cheap but you get what you pay for (generally). I have no regrets and expect that cover to hold up for 10 years in the hot AZ sun. Same fabric used to cover the cockpit canopies on A/C in Saudi.
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Old 10-19-2014, 03:14 PM   #3
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+1. Have had 3 Geza covers over the years. Have one for my WC 1200 GSA sized for top case and panniers. Stuffs into a bag at about 6" diameter by 11" long.
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Old 10-19-2014, 03:19 PM   #4
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He said good, not frigging gold plated! $300 for a Geza?

I too am interested in a "good" cover.
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Old 10-19-2014, 03:34 PM   #5
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Tho the Geza seems really nice, especially the super-lite, Jim is right. I'm not going to drop $300 on a cover, all I need is something that will get the job done
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Old 10-19-2014, 03:52 PM   #6
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He said good, not frigging gold plated! $300 for a Geza?

I too am interested in a "good" cover.
Jim, I think you meant "not frigging great" instead of "gold plated".
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Old 10-20-2014, 03:08 AM   #7
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GEZA works great and you buy it one time only.
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Old 10-20-2014, 05:10 AM   #8
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GEZA works great and you buy it one time only.
Until you change bikes.

You Geza guys are like iPhonatics!
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Old 10-20-2014, 10:01 AM   #9
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GEZA works great and you buy it one time only.
I'm not disputing that GEZA works great, but my current budget and view of value (price vs quality) makes me not care. A custom fit cover is completely pointless to me (most bikes are more or less the same shape/size) , as is one that can be left on while a bike is towed. All I need is a pre-made cover that will protect my bike from sun, water and wandering eyes. Do any of you guys use any decent priced gear or just the most expensive stuff on the market?
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Old 10-20-2014, 11:03 AM   #10
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Also watching this thread. Someone nicked my last one over the summer when I wasn't using it. Assholes.

The weather is starting to turn into the rainy season and I'd like the bike not to be directly exposed 24/7 on days I'm not riding it. Since I have no garage or place to park it under cover, a suggestion for a good 24/7 cover would be appreciated. Reasonable price would be nice; those Geza covers look nice but $300+ is just too much.

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Old 10-20-2014, 09:09 PM   #11
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Also watching this thread. Someone nicked my last one over the summer when I wasn't using it. Assholes.

The weather is starting to turn into the rainy season and I'd like the bike not to be directly exposed 24/7 on days I'm not riding it. Since I have no garage or place to park it under cover, a suggestion for a good 24/7 cover would be appreciated. Reasonable price would be nice; those Geza covers look nice but $300+ is just too much.

Thanks!
What cover did you have before and what did you think about it?
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Old Yesterday, 02:24 AM   #12
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I'm not sure what you guys are looking for in a cover...


but I use a 10 dust cover from Louis.de. It keeps the rain off (and the dust). Works for me.
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Old Yesterday, 02:58 AM   #13
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Take a look at the Nelson Rigg offerings.
I have had a couple and they have lasted at least ten years for both
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Old Yesterday, 07:27 AM   #14
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tourmaster makes a couple of covers. when I bought mine they had a couple of different "levels" of cover so you could get whatever protection you wanted. dust cover, outside waterproof cover, etc.

seems like it has softer fabric near where a windshield would be, heat panels for near exhuast and a couple of vents and a small reinforced hole for a tie down or lock setup?

I just use them in the garage and on some trips. at least one of them is small enough to carry in the saddle bag on trips
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What cover did you have before and what did you think about it?
I had some cheap-o one from empire covers (I think that's what it was called). Had it for a few years and it worked alright, but it was big and bulky and wasn't all that waterproof. Living in the PNW without a garage, I'd like something that offers more protection for the rainy months.
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