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post #1 of 22 Old 08-23-2009, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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Motorcycle cover -- who has feedback?

My Wee-Strom is losing the garage, and I'm looking for a decent motorcycle cover. Any advice? Anybody have one?

I have a taller windshield and Madstad bracket, so I'm skeptical about what will fit.
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post #2 of 22 Old 08-23-2009, 04:57 PM
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Thought I live a little north of you and this is all black, it might be a place to start. I've had it since my 2000 Vulcan, so figure about 5 years. The cover has been great on the Wee with the Suzuki Tall Windshield, Orbilet Dry Saddle bags, and a Tour Master "Barrel" tail bag. It's stayed on in the parking lot of the middle school I work in winds up to about 35 - 40 MPH. I can put the bike on the side or center stand with the cover. Yeah it's for a cruise but who is really gonna know! My two cents. Also check Aerostich rider warehouse, they some decent covers in lighter colors to reflect that gorgeous FL sunlight. My two cents.

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I have a Dowco Guardian Weatherall Plus. They have an Adventure Touring size that fits my bike with Jesse bags and CalSci Tall windshield. The Large did not fit well with those additions but fits the stock bike OK. Two seasons (April - November) old and looks great.

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Any medium crusier sized cover should fit. The one I bought for my Suzuki Volusia fits my Wee just fine. Its all about how much you want to spend, but JC Whitney has a good selection, as does Dennis Kirk.

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+1 for the Dowco. I've had others but the Dowco has given me the best service.

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Dowco is good at home but too large when packed up and travel with.

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Dowco is good at home but too large when packed up and travel with.
They have a new travel half cover and an Ultralite cover.

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I have a Dowco Guardian Weatherall Plus. They have an Adventure Touring size that fits my bike with Jesse bags and CalSci Tall windshield. The Large did not fit well with those additions but fits the stock bike OK. Two seasons (April - November) old and looks great.
This is the cover I use for my V-Strom. They require periodic treatments with spray on Scotchguard to remain waterproof. My cover has withstood 80 mph winds! It is important to position the bike facing the prevailing wind. The sidestand also must be facing the windy side. Aim the bike the opposite way and you find the cover filling with wind and lifting up.

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I looked around online at the covers you guys mentioned and decided I liked the Dowco.

I checked at a local bike shop that I like and they just happened to have them in stock, and the price was a few bucks cheaper than I saw online, and of course I saved shipping charges.

It fits like a charm. The guy at the shop warned me to keep my receipt and to send in the registration card to Dowco, because the Florida sun kills them in a year, but Dowco has a lifetime warranty. I'll post back here when and if it fails...
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Yes, for you a light color would be preferable, it seems. We only have that problem 3 weeks a year....

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