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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-07-2011, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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Bike cover suggestions?

I tried my old sport bike cover on the versys and it is not really a great fit, especially with the larger VStream windshield. Anyone have good bike cover suggestions? I need to park it outdoors during the riding season so want a water proof and well vented bike cover.
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If there is a PEP BOYS near you they have bike covers, 39.00. I use their covers on the Versys and the Bonneville. So far the Las Vegas heat/sun hasn't destroyed them past 2 years.
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JC Whitney, same as above. Go cheap, it's not necessary to spend a lot on a cover, imho.

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Just make sure it says waterproof; some are just dust or sun covers and will let water through. I have a Dowco Weatherall and it works well (and I need it too! See the "California Dreamin'" thread )

And get XL or even XXL regardless of what the sizing chart says...I bought an XL and the box said it would fit a full-dress tourer, yet it barely goes down to the ground all the way on my V (I have a rack for a top case and a Givi windscreen, but no side cases). I guess the V is tall because there is plenty of room on the sides, but it is stretched to the max to cover both wheels.
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I used this on my FJR1300 and when I traded it for the Versys, it still fits the bike with a Givi 410 tall and Pelican bags. Don't know if your shield is taller than that. I have had mine for about 4 years and it has been a solid cover.
I got the medium and have used it for about 5 years. It compresses incredibly small. I liked it so much, I got one for my wifes Buell Blast.
You can't see it in the pic but there are grommets for tying it with a bungee at the bottom middle. Great for windy nights.

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I tried a couple that the websites said would fit "650cc-1100cc sportbikes and cruisers with accessories(are a taller windshield/softbags not accessories?) and was frustrated that they were stretched too tight, hung up on the turnsignals and footpegs, and didn't extend all the way down to the ground; got the largest (XXL?) that Nelson-Rigg makes, and it is perfect for my V with side and tailbags and Givi windshield--easy on and off and extends all the way to the ground if I want it to, and seems to be completely waterproof, with vents to help with condensation.
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I bought a Nelson-Rigg Defender 3000 XL cover. It didn't come down past the top of the exhaust and exposed the chain and bottoms of the rotors. I am exchanging it for the XXL.

Had bad luck with Empire covers.

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