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Trike cover

Postby cruiser1800 » Wed May 27, 2015 9:28 pm



Looking for opinions on trike covers. I have a 2006 Goldwing trike with a Champion kit, I would like a water proof cover that will not damage the paint job, windshield, etc, when putting it on and taking it off. Also would like one that will fold up fairly small. I have been looking at covers on the internet and reading the reviews, some think different ones are great then someone else says it is a piece of crap, scratches the paint, not made very well. I thought I would try this way.

May need to go the dust cover way, if that is what it takes to get the fold up size down.

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Re: Trike cover

Postby redial » Thu May 28, 2015 2:56 am

There are always compromises with covers. Either they are "waterproof" and weigh a tonne, or they are shower resistant, and can be folded pretty small. As far as paint scratches go, you need one with a "fleecy lining". This will not stop scratching but will minimise the amount. You will also need some means of securing it, so that it does not flap around (causing more scratching), so that should mean an elasticised hem, as well as some straps. Most people seem to use a heavier one for at home/work, and a smaller one for travelling. HTH
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Re: Trike cover

Postby cruiser1800 » Thu May 28, 2015 7:38 am

I am looking for one for traveling, I have a garage and shop to keep it in at home. So I guess I am looking for the lighter one that will repel most water and keep the seats fairly dry so the water doesn't leak through the seams from dew and rain.

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Re: Trike cover

Postby Ghostman » Thu May 28, 2015 8:02 am

I use a half cover on my trike on road trips. Easy to put on and doesnt take up much room and best of all keeps prying eyes and fingers off of the trike. A full cover just uses up too much room and isnt easy for one person to put on. As for waterproof mine started out that way but after awhile given its a few years old it needs a waterproof treatment. I run a Tulsa+4 windshield and have the 2 rear antennas/flagpoles and Ive no problems using the 1/2 cover and its fitting. Usually with the shorter wheelbase like Champion,Motor trike and Lehman you wont have too many issues with fitment . But if you owned a Roadsmith or Hannigan the extra length makes it more difficult to fit properly.

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Re: Trike cover

Postby WingAdmin » Thu May 28, 2015 8:09 am

+1 for the half cover. I have a full cover, but very rarely (i.e. never) use it, it just takes up too much space to carry with me. I have a half cover that lives in the bike, it covers the windshield, cockpit, seat and trunk. It's fully waterproof, just like a tent is waterproof - made of the same kind of stuff. I give it a spray with tent camping waterproofing spray every couple of years - it's waterproof enough that after a heavy rain, it will sit with a couple gallons of water pooled in it, while the bike underneath is perfectly dry.

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Re: Trike cover

Postby cruiser1800 » Thu May 28, 2015 8:13 am

Would you happen to have a pic of it on and what brand and model number it is? It sounds like it might be the way to go.

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Re: Trike cover

Postby Ghostman » Thu May 28, 2015 8:22 am

My trike cover is a Dowco Guardian XL that Ive been using for about 7 years.
http://www.amazon.com/Dowco-26014-00-Gu ... B000GROHP6

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Re: Trike cover

Postby WingAdmin » Thu May 28, 2015 8:23 am

cruiser1800 wrote:Would you happen to have a pic of it on and what brand and model number it is? It sounds like it might be the way to go.

Thanks
Rodney


I had a look, and I have no pictures of my bike with it on. I'll pull it out tonight and have a look for you.

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Re: Trike cover

Postby WingAdmin » Thu May 28, 2015 12:12 pm

This one, while not the exact same as the one I have, looks very similar:

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/ultraga ... er/126/861


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Re: Trike cover

Postby crock4 » Thu May 28, 2015 6:28 pm

I've been using the same ultra guard half cover for several years. Works great to keep the seat Kool while parked in the sun too. Double duty doncha know.
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Re: Trike cover

Postby trike lady » Thu May 28, 2015 11:13 pm

I used the Ultra guard trike cover on my 1500 trike. There's a liner for the windshield.
Dowco also makes trike covers and they come in 2 sizes.
https://dowcopowersports.com/guardian-w ... cover-495/
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Re: Trike cover

Postby cruiser1800 » Fri May 29, 2015 8:01 am

The half cover looks funny, but it looks like it will do the trick, thanks for the replies and I will be checking into it.

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Re: Trike cover

Postby rwjeremiah » Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:13 am

You will like the half cover. Wife has one on her Trike and it does the job nicely!

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Re: Trike cover

Postby cruiser1800 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:44 pm

It doesn't matter now, a cop t-boned us Friday morning and I just got out ICU and the wife is still there

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Re: Trike cover

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:52 pm

cruiser1800 wrote:It doesn't matter now, a cop t-boned us Friday morning and I just got out ICU and the wife is still there


Oh no, Rodney, this is terrible news! I hope she is OK, concentrate on her, don't worry about anything else.

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Re: Trike cover

Postby redial » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:46 pm

Hey Cruiser 1800,
That is something that you just cannot plan on.

Warm thoughts for your wife, and may you also recover from your injuries.

Police, if they are not ready to book you for some indiscretion, they make a fool of themselves. I wonder if he is to be charged?
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Re: Trike cover

Postby cruiser1800 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:43 pm

Admin leave while investigation is going on, ISP said I had the right away. Least of my worries right now

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Re: Trike cover

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:34 am

cruiser1800 wrote:Admin leave while investigation is going on, ISP said I had the right away. Least of my worries right now


Right. The trike is now for the insurance company to deal with, the police will do what they do, you just concentrate on getting well and helping your wife do the same. Please let us know how she is doing, and let her know we're thinking of her.




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