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post #1 of 16 Old 08-29-2007, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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Cheap bike cover

Well, Princess Auto has another cheapy. Extra large bike cover for $15.55 CDN. I picked one up today. You get what you pay for. It is kinda cheesy PVC, I'm thinkin' it won't last too long in a lot of sun or below freezing temps, but for 15 bucks even if it ony lasts a season that works for me. It'll be a good dust cover when the bike is in my shop.

The extra large fits my bike with Givi V45 top box and Nelson Rigg SB 900s. It won't quite cover all of the side bags, but other than that, fits well.

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post #2 of 16 Old 09-01-2007, 11:53 AM
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Nice find there dude. I love stopping in at Princess Auto, you never know what kind of oddities and goodies you might find.

I always end up buying stuff I dont need, just because....

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I need to put a leash on my wallet every time I step into Princess Auto. They have an amazing selection of stuff I just have to get. Luckily the nearest one is 3hrs away

I found this most excellent deal for bike covers on eBay. Since the shipping was more than the cover I was a bit skeptical but I figured anything to be better than the old tent fly I had been using.
I have been pleasantly surprised at how well it has held up. I use it every day and despite the wet August we have had it has kept my bike dry in all but heaviest down pour. Even then it only let through about a teaspoon of water.
It easily covers my Dl650 with top case and Side bags.
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I need to put a leash on my wallet every time I step into Princess Auto. They have an amazing selection of stuff I just have to get. Luckily the nearest one is 3hrs away

I found this most excellent deal for bike covers on eBay. Since the shipping was more than the cover I was a bit skeptical but I figured anything to be better than the old tent fly I had been using.
I have been pleasantly surprised at how well it has held up. I use it every day and despite the wet August we have had it has kept my bike dry in all but heaviest down pour. Even then it only let through about a teaspoon of water.
It easily covers my Dl650 with top case and Side bags.
From the e-bay picture, it doesn't look like it would cover a top case and side bags. Could you post a picture of your bike covered with this item with topcase and sidebags mounted ?
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One of the coolest things about Princess Auto is,..... the wife likes it just as much as I do! I end up dragging her out as often as the other way round:-D:-D

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From the e-bay picture, it doesn't look like it would cover a top case and side bags. Could you post a picture of your bike covered with this item with topcase and sidebags mounted ?
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Thanks for posting the Picture. This looks just like the Covermax Touring cover I currently have, but at a better price(mine was $29.99 from a cycle outfitter). I'll make sure I check e-bay when I'm ready for my next one.
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Good score Colin!!

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Thanks for the tip Colin,I ordered one today!
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Looks identical to the $20.- WalMart cover that you can also buy under a dozen other names on ebay. I bet it's all from the same factory in China.
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