Motorcycle Cover recommendations?

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by progolfer_20, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. progolfer_20

    progolfer_20 Adventurer

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    Any recommendations for a motorcycle cover? I have a 02 1150GSA with Jesse side cases. I need something to cover the bike while its outside at work.
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  2. SCQTT

    SCQTT Zwei Kolben

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    Nothing better. Lifetime warranty. No questions asked.....really. You can send them a sun faded 10 year old cover shredded from high winds and they will replace it with a smile on there face.

    Get the one sized for a Goldwing.
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  3. Cykel

    Cykel I'm Adventurer?

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  4. SQD8R

    SQD8R Eat squids and be merry

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    Other end of the price spectrum are Princess Auto covers. I use my outside and haven't had an issue in 3 yrs. So cheap I bought two at the time thinking they would only last a season. Other is still in the box. Under $30 iirc.
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  5. strsout

    strsout Banned Camp

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    Not much for a brand, but this is my humble opinion: the half cover is much more useful then the full cover.
    I have both and end up that I never use the full cover.
    The half is thin, small, and goes on and off very quickly.
    perfect for rain, (even heavy rain), sun (provides good shade for the seats) and for curious people.
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  6. BCC

    BCC I know better

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    Best for stated purpose.

    http://www.gezagear.com/
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  7. Cykel

    Cykel I'm Adventurer?

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  8. BarkSlayer

    BarkSlayer Been here awhile

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    I agree. Exigent makes very high quality covers and the one you'd need for the GS with Jesse cases is the Dresser Half Cover.
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  9. sab

    sab Been here awhile

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    http://eztouring.com/

    Wanderer A for GS w/ panniers. Legit, lightweight, same one Aerostich sells. Made in Oregon. I've had them for multiple bikes (r1200gsa, KLR250) and been very happy.
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  10. niceviewbehindbars

    niceviewbehindbars out enjoying the vu

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    I have a geza. Great cover, should last a long time and is really easy on and off.
    But... it's big money..

    [​IMG]
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  11. LewisNClark

    LewisNClark Long timer Supporter

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    Did an eBay search for "my bike model + motorcycle cover". Don't laugh but found a very light weight cover for $7.00 + $4.00 shipping from Asia. Had it about a year and is very rain resistent, and works extemely well in rain or 90 degree sun. Know it will not last for ever so I order 2 more. Worth a try for $7.00.

    It would not withstand a hot muffler but most would not.
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  12. niceviewbehindbars

    niceviewbehindbars out enjoying the vu

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    Just remember that in 90 heat your bike is baking underneath, a vinyl cover doesn't breath. But those cheap covers work great for occasional use for the rain. Not so good for daily use at work...
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  13. ausfahrt

    ausfahrt mach schnell

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    At the risk of sounding like a broken record here because I have mentioned this before.....
    I am very happy with my Nelson-Rigg bikini cover. It folds up into it's own fannie pack, not that I'm a fannie pack kinda guy...just say'in. It cost about 35 bucks shipped and has been shading my big panzer from the Florida sun for over two years. What's not to like?

    [​IMG]
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  14. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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    I have a really big Nelson Rigg, the sun in California has about killed it in about six years of occasional use.

    Up here I use buildings, (aka parking garages)
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  15. CheckerdD

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    +1 They are light and inexpensive and very effective. I have been using them for various bikes since the 90's. The half cover is all you need. Dave
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  16. progolfer_20

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    I went with the wanderer A from eztouring color blue. Hopefully its a good one.
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  17. sab

    sab Been here awhile

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    They're good people to deal with too. The first cover I ordered from them I think I mistakenly gave them the wrong CC number. I got an email saying, "Your credit card didn't work, but we shipped the cover. Give us a call when you can to straighten out the payment."

    Pretty rare that something like that happens these days.

    The Wanderer A is big enough that I can tuck the front down over the front tire and under the right rotor, keeping both those guys shiny and out of the rain.

    Hope you enjoy.
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  18. strsout

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    I will give a try on http://www.nelsonrigg.com today, since I have to buy a new one. The half I have belongs to my BMW LT that is up for sale and I will give the new owner the old cover, so I ordered one today.
    Will post later with the impressions.
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  19. GSABest

    GSABest El Adventurero

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    I have the Falcon Defender 2000 in XXL size for my adventure with adventure cases. Fits well. I bot it to survive the rainy season here in Manzanillo. Waterproof, but doe not resist cigarette burns!!! HAHA!

    Only thing I'd do different would be get the Defender 3000 which is gray in color vs black.

    Marc
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  20. scooteraug02

    scooteraug02 Dog Rancher

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    He said he needs it for work. I would go full coverage, for travel half coverage. I think with motorcycle gear you should get used to replacing things after a while. Nothing lasts forever.

    2 year limited warranty now.

    I got two new trash cans under lifetime warranty once.
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