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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-29-2020, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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Bike covers?

What brand/model/size bike cover do you recommend? My Duke will need to be outside for a few months and I want a top notch cover that I can toss into the tail bag.
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Good question @zimm

I only needed an indoor cover so got the Oxford Protex Premium one:

o https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00TYRIG...841_TE_3p_dp_1

The medium size just fits the Duke - it's very stretchy and a tight fit but that's how it's supposed to be - it keeps the crap off the bike in the garage. It's no good for outdoor use though as it isn't waterproof at all.

I don't know about outdoor covers - hopefully someone else will chime in.
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To toss into a tail bag I would recommend a half-cover.
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If you live somewhere HUMID - be careful. It's important that the cover breathes a bit or condensation will form inside. The idea of a half cover seems very sound to me.
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Just been looking on Amazon at the Oxford cover @dma mentioned. There is also an OUTDOOR VERSION. Also stretch.

Another option - visit a sailmaker. I have a cover I had custom made many years ago to fit over my Guzzi with 50L panniers and topcase fitted. They are usually able to make material suggestions based on local atmospherics.
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I'm thinking a dowco guardian, I've had them in the past.
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In my garage I use an old double bed sheet to protect the motorcycle from dust. Not the most beautiful, but the cheapest and very effective. In addition if you buy a new sheet for the bed your wife is delighted
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In my garage I use an old double bed sheet to protect the motorcycle from dust. Not the most beautiful, but the cheapest and very effective. In addition if you buy a new sheet for the bed your wife is delighted
Indeed, my trials bike is draped in an old blanket - does the job!
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