Astoria Moto- Frogskin Cover

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  1. TanukiPDX

    TanukiPDX Been here awhile

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  2. TanukiPDX

    TanukiPDX Been here awhile

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    I also added a drawstring and pocket to this newest model of the cover.

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  3. RetiredandRiding

    RetiredandRiding Retired to Ride

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    How does this protect against rain or snow that is not falling straight down?

    What parts of the bike does it protect? My seat's waterproof, so why do I need this?
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  4. jaystonewee

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    keep the sun from turning your seat into a hot plate, keep most light rain/dust/dirt/frost/dew off while parked overnight, toss Jacket and Helmet under it temporarily, keep dust dirt off while parked in the garage over the winter hibernation...

    It's not meant to be an outdoor all weather cover, just something easily packable, reasonably priced, and quick to install/remove.

    at least that's my take
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  5. TanukiPDX

    TanukiPDX Been here awhile

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    Yes and yes. The best option for an all around everything cover may still be the blue/ silver autozone one that fills up your backpack. There are a number of people who specialize in storage/ travel type covers. This one is slightly different in that I wanted something very compact that would help with the things that @jaystonewee mentioned. I developed it to use for ADV riders, but have had a lot of interest from people who just use their bikes a lot. I have interest from people who are doing major ADV rides, but also from guys that commute to work and just want something to help the bike while they are slaving away at their desk while it is raining outside.

    Will the cover stop every bit of everything coming from every direction? No. Will it help and do a lot more than having nothing? absolutely.
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  6. Bike Guy

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    Sent p m, was on the preorder list too
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  7. TanukiPDX

    TanukiPDX Been here awhile

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    I just shot you a message, thank you sir!
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  8. TanukiPDX

    TanukiPDX Been here awhile

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    Should the design change and incorporate wings?


    You are probably thinking "No, no it should not have wings," but let me explain.

    Currently the way that the cover attaches to the handlebars and the gauges really opens up the front of the cover. In most conditions it wont make a big difference, but in a windy area, or somewhere that rain starts to pound down from every angle, there is a chance that things come in from the large opening at the front.

    I drew up a quick sketch that I will attach, showing the idea of a single piece from the gauges back to the seat and pegs, that has two pieces attached on either side running to the grips. The colors are vibrant and contrasting in the image to get the idea across, but the actual product would all be the same color through all of these pieces.

    The biggest issues I am seeing with this concept would be:

    • The addition of the wings/ flaps would mean sewing them to the fabric. Sewing means putting holes in the fabric and possibly affecting the overall water resistance.
    • The size of the cover would increase by around 20%
    • Costs would increase, though I would keep the kickstarter pricing the same.
    What do you think?

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  9. ADV-500

    ADV-500 n00b

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  10. Bike Guy

    Bike Guy Been here awhile

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    Good luck
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  11. CBRNE

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    Any updates on the project - very interested. Great idea for protecting the bike from rain but looks like it would help with the UV too.
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