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Nelson-Rigg cover

What with all the rain we have been getting here in New York, I figured a cover for the bike could be a real good idea to protect the bike. The Question? What to buy? After having looked online, I gave a call to New Enough and spoke to Nathan in the Hard Parts section. I didn't want to spend a fortune and have liked Nelson Rigg products in the past, so I settled on the UV2000, a nice half cover, but I wasn't sure of the size.

Nathan said that he wasn't sure which size would fit, either the large or extra-large. So he sent me both to try and said I won't be charged until I figure out which one to keep, thereby saving me at least one shipping cost. I tried the large first and it fits very well, even with the hard bags and a Givi screen. Would probably need an extra-large with a top box, but at worst I'll add an Axio tailbag, and that should fit just fine.

For me, this is typical, excellent New Enough service, so I decided to post this here with a few pictures of the bike with it's cover on. Hope this helps with anyone's thinking about a cover...
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New Enough is an excellent company to buy from. Their customer service is absolutely stellar.

Personally, I prefer a full-bike cover. At $60 it's a small price to pay for total bike protection.
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I park at the train station and commute into NYC everyday. I picked up a Dowco full touring sized cover for my bike last year. Works great and fully UV as well as waterproof and fits well over my site and top case. Makes me feel better keeping the bike out of the sun while parked all day, less damage and all.
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New Enough is an excellent company to buy from. Their customer service is absolutely stellar.

Personally, I prefer a full-bike cover. At $60 it's a small price to pay for total bike protection.
I was thinking of going with a full cover, but decided that I really only need a half cover. Keeps the bike pretty dry and allows me enough left over to add to my new GPS fund...

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This just improves my opinion of New Enough even more. I don't know how I feel about using a half cover but any protection is better than none. I got a cover from Wal*Mart and it seems be doing just fine. If it doesn't last that long I'll have to upgrade to something better.


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I have the same cover for mine and also my ST1300. I use it on the ST for when I travel, as it packs smaller in the trunk.

The only problem I have seen with the 1/2 cover is it does not always work as well as the full cover if left on for a couple of days & it rains. it's not that the rain penetrates the cover, but when the rain evaporates from the ground, it goes up and gets caught up under the 1/2 cover, then drips back down on the bike. Almost a rain forest effect, for lack of a better analogy.

When I use the full cover, it does not have this problem. My riding buddy has noted the same thing with his on his HD.
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