Motorcycle Cover ?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by brittrunyon, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. brittrunyon

    brittrunyon R 100 GS F 650 GS

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    I've tried the "search" tool with no success.........:huh
    Somewhere there was a thread on covers?

    I'm looking for a very light weight cover for a '92 R 100 GS, that packs down to the size of a grapefruit.

    Any thoughts?

    Point me to the thread........:deal

    Thanks.
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  2. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    I have one thats made out of ripstop nylon, parachute material.. super light and similar size to a softball. It stuffs into its built in sack with a waist strap attached. The name escapes me but i'll take a look in the garage tomorrow.
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  3. BeachMoto

    BeachMoto Been here awhile

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    Do a search for E-Z Touring. Mine packs small (not as small as a grapefruit but small) and it is very light weight.
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  4. mookybird

    mookybird Gramps

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    This isn't a bike cpver but it weighs 10 ounces and stuffs very small, it's as silnylon poncho from go-lite. it takes a bit small diameter stretch cord but once it's setup it goes on very quickly and is still functional as a poncho when wanted.

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  5. KingOfFleece

    KingOfFleece SplitWeight(tm) waterproof seat covers

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    I use a Nelson-Rigg half cover that packs real small.
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  6. Jim K.

    Jim K. Long timer

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    +1 on a half cover. I used to use one bought through the Concours Owners Group, I forget the manufacturer. It packed down into it's bag at about the size of a can of Coke. It was not water proof however. I'd call it water "resistant". OK in a light short, shower, but leaked in an all-night rain. Great to keep dust & bird poop off the bike.
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  7. shu

    shu ...

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    Very small + ultralight + well-made= expensive.

    I have one of these and it has worked well for me for years.



    Aerostich Ultralight Bike Covers #1733-1735-1738-1741

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    http://www.aerostich.com/a-to-b-uti...-covers/aerostich-ultralight-bike-covers.html

    They are more expensive now than when I bought mine- $117:eek1

    Is it worth it? Your call.

    .............shu
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  8. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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  9. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Here's the cover I mentioned earlier.

    http://www.go-pod.co.uk/


    The link shows a gif of how it works and its packed size. The one I have came with my cbf1000 and it fits over all 3 large pieces of luggage and raised windshield. I'm not certain on cost but some quick googling tells my its about 120 bucks.

    I've had a few covers over the yrs and never seen anything pack so small and light.
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  10. VStromTom

    VStromTom Long timer

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    Might try a rainfly from an old tent. Has stretch cords and clips that work well for bike cover.
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  11. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    Maybe a light weight bacpacking tarp, then you could have multiple uses, I have a 9x9 camo copy of a noahs tarp.
    it works well for this, and about 50 other things around camp.
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  12. brittrunyon

    brittrunyon R 100 GS F 650 GS

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    That's exactly what I've been using for years now. Your right it has many uses. My tarp is 8x12, I can cover the bike & me on camping trips when needed. Wish it would pack smaller, but on camping trips I'll still use it.

    I think at this point it's the Aerostich for full coverage (getting rid of the bling bling factor) and packs down to the size of "your hand", at least that's what they say. Anybody got $100 I can borrow?

    Thanks for all the input................I'm still contemplating
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  13. KingOfFleece

    KingOfFleece SplitWeight(tm) waterproof seat covers

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    I hit my cover with Camp-Dry before I leave-it lasts for the duration of the trips I go one-8 days max.
    What I like about a half cover is that I don't need to wait for the bike to cool off. That's important to me-it may not matter to others.
    As mentioned, keeping tree sap, bird stuff, and the like is the main reason for the cover. However, it's great at keeping frost off as well.
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  14. sierraoffroad

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  15. SgtDuster

    SgtDuster Long timer

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    This!

    A cover doesn't save lifes or bring you to the moon...it only covers your bike.

    Pay ~15$ on Ebay instead of paying ~115$ from 'Stich for the same function. And if you're concerned about the "longevity" of the 15$ cover, well, just buy a spare one for 15$ more.
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  16. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    I have one very similar to the one shown on ebay.

    i never use it because its basketball sized when packed.
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  17. SgtDuster

    SgtDuster Long timer

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    I have one too and it's more football sized than basketball to be honest.

    Not "the size of a grapefruit" but I can easily live with the size difference and 100$ more in my pocket.


    I rarely use it though...but not because of it's size, just because I don't really have a need for it.

    For touring, I bought a waterproof backpack cover to cover the seat to "protect" it against morning dew and that's it.
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  18. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    I have lots of thin polyester and nylon, from making hammocks, some in camo patterns even

    I thought about making a small light weight cover a couple of years back, in a sedate color/pattern, but never did.
    it would be tennis ball size, and could be made mostly water proof.
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  19. brittrunyon

    brittrunyon R 100 GS F 650 GS

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    "Tennis ball size"?

    You should go into production! :D
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  20. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    Im not much a seamstress.

    :rofl



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