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Cover

Postby hap2 » Sat May 02, 2015 4:34 pm



What's the best & least expensive (if there is such a combination) cover I can get for a 1500? The bike I had before didn't have a fin on the trunk, so the cover would fit perfect. But this one has a fin so my old cover does not cover it all up like the other bike.

Just inquiring.

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Re: Cover

Postby detdrbuzzard » Sat May 02, 2015 5:29 pm

I got the full cover and half cover combo from wingstuff. I keep the half cover in the saddle bag and use the full cover at home. they are not waterproof but some camp dry solved that problem
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Re: Cover

Postby hap2 » Sat May 02, 2015 6:55 pm

Basically a cover & a half all in one then?

I'll check it out....thanx

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Re: Cover

Postby detdrbuzzard » Sat May 02, 2015 7:04 pm

a full cover and the other is a half cover, wingstuff sells them as a set, bith covers were about $50
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Re: Cover

Postby spiralout » Sun May 03, 2015 10:01 am

A fin on your trunk?

or a fin on your trunk?

:lol: :lol:
I don't know. I bought a cheapo Walmart $20 cover for my 1500, was suppose to fit a "full dresser" and even had a pic of an 1800 on the box. It's too short and not very waterproof. If I pull it far enough back to cover the rear fender, it's too short to cover the front tire so I end up hooking it under the front fender which leaves the rotor cover, cornering lights and valve covers exposed. All it's really good for is to keep dust off the majority of the bike. I really need a different one.

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Re: Cover

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 04, 2015 12:57 pm

detdrbuzzard wrote:I got the full cover and half cover combo from wingstuff. I keep the half cover in the saddle bag and use the full cover at home. they are not waterproof but some camp dry solved that problem


I also have a full cover and half cover. Neither were waterproof, but they are now after I sprayed some tent sealant on them. Like you I keep the half cover in the saddlebag and the full cover at home (although I've never actually used the full cover before).

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Re: Cover

Postby Happytrails » Mon May 04, 2015 1:01 pm

How do you like the half covers? I been considering getting one for when I commute to work to keep the pollen and sun off the bike.
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Re: Cover

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 04, 2015 1:41 pm

Happytrails wrote:How do you like the half covers? I been considering getting one for when I commute to work to keep the pollen and sun off the bike.


They work pretty well. I use mine whenever the bike is going to sit outside overnight (i.e. camping) or when I know it's going to rain. I have used it multiple times when the bike sat outside in the rain all night. In the morning I lifted it to dump all the water that had pooled in it, shook it out, put it away, and rode off - the bike was dry underneath (at least on the parts I touch, obviously the wheels, saddlebags and footpeg area is not covered).

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Re: Cover

Postby FM-USA » Mon May 04, 2015 3:14 pm

'Everything Automotive' (or the old Warshawsky ies) in Utica, ILL.
.. .. .. (OOPS, just looked, not cheap anymore)
Also not waterproof but is with a tent/canvas sealer.

This past fall I had left over clear wood and concrete sealer. YUP, works also.
Bike cover, glove covers, ski-pants (winter riding), lumber mans hat, the water just beads off.

If you use your cover a lot, you'll need to re-coat it sooner than most.
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Re: Cover

Postby detdrbuzzard » Mon May 04, 2015 5:15 pm

I used about a half a can of camp dry on each cover before they saw rain. I use the half cover at work and when I'm on the road so it gets used more than the full cover. I haven't had to re-apply since I first coated the covers three years ago
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Re: Cover

Postby detdrbuzzard » Mon May 04, 2015 5:19 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
detdrbuzzard wrote:I got the full cover and half cover combo from wingstuff. I keep the half cover in the saddle bag and use the full cover at home. they are not waterproof but some camp dry solved that problem


I also have a full cover and half cover. Neither were waterproof, but they are now after I sprayed some tent sealant on them. Like you I keep the half cover in the saddlebag and the full cover at home (although I've never actually used the full cover before).

different product to make the cover waterproof but same results. there was an article on yahoo news about a lady that mixed some silicone with hot water and mixed it well then brushed the finished product on her backpack and other items to make them waterproof. I don't know if it works as I haven't tried it
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Re: Cover

Postby hap2 » Mon May 04, 2015 5:23 pm

What would the dimensions be for an elasticized cover for a 1500 with the trunk fin? I tried using the cover that worked on my old 1500 (the one without the fin) but it's too small. Amazing how much difference that fin makes.

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Re: Cover

Postby spiralout » Mon May 04, 2015 5:53 pm

Spoiler, Hap. It's a spoiler. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Cover

Postby FM-USA » Mon May 04, 2015 6:26 pm

spiralout wrote:Spoiler, Hap. It's a spoiler. :lol: :lol: :lol:

eh...
CahnYahDians, ay?
:roll:

.

.

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Re: Cover

Postby hap2 » Mon May 04, 2015 8:25 pm

Thanx for correcting me

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Re: Cover

Postby robb » Mon May 04, 2015 8:47 pm

Try one of these, good cover for road trips.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Oxford-Products ... 92&vxp=mtr

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Re: Cover

Postby hap2 » Mon May 04, 2015 9:54 pm

Ya, I think I'll go for that Oxford one. I just bought an "extra-large" one for 60 bucks CAD ($75.00 USD) & it's too small.

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Re: Cover

Postby robb » Mon May 04, 2015 10:31 pm

Also just bought 2 extra large for .99 plus $10 shipping on ebay. More than enough room for my 89 GL1500 with Tulsa tall shield and rear spoiler.

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Re: Cover

Postby hap2 » Mon May 04, 2015 11:46 pm

Robb: Ya, I c lots on ebay. Does your bike hava spoiler?

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Re: Cover

Postby hap2 » Tue May 05, 2015 12:56 am

Robb: What are the dimensions of that Oxford cover u got? (I can't see them in the ad)

Thanx

(I need at least 116" L X 43" w X 59" h)

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Re: Cover

Postby robb » Tue May 05, 2015 2:08 pm

hap2 wrote:Robb: Ya, I c lots on ebay. Does your bike hava spoiler?


Yes it has a spoiler on top of trunk as well as a luggage rack. Think it was 108", a little snug but they said it would fit. Was going to fit to half size but let it go with my Vstar bagger.

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Re: Cover

Postby harvey01 » Tue May 05, 2015 2:43 pm

Hap2, You did not tell why you want a cover, as there are many times and places to cover a motorcycle. If you are looking for a cover for nights when traveling you might try: TourKing.us

They make a very good cover to use when traveling and it rolls up into a package about 6 inches long and 2 inches in diameter.
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Re: Cover

Postby hap2 » Tue May 05, 2015 3:08 pm

Yes, basically want a cover for nights & to protect it as much as possible from the sun..esp until my liquid wax (with UV protection) arrives. (It's on order)

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Re: Cover

Postby detdrbuzzard » Tue May 05, 2015 6:26 pm

hap2 wrote:What would the dimensions be for an elasticized cover for a 1500 with the trunk fin? I tried using the cover that worked on my old 1500 (the one without the fin) but it's too small. Amazing how much difference that fin makes.

the wingstuff covers are large for a wing with a spoiler
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Re: Cover

Postby hap2 » Tue May 05, 2015 7:10 pm

I'll check Wingstuff thanx




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