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Postby hap2 » Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:12 pm



What would b the dimensions I'm looking for in a full cover for my 1500?



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Re: cover

Postby tfdeputydawg » Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:21 pm

Extra large Ultra Gard!
http://www.durashieldcovers.com/motorcy ... cover.html
What ever you buy, split a couple tennis balls to place over the antenna folds or you will eventually rip your cover!

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Re: cover

Postby hap2 » Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:29 pm

Thank u for the quick reply. I'm trying to visualize the tennis ball suggestion. Can u send me a pic?
Thanx for the link.

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Re: cover

Postby OldZX11Rider » Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:55 am

I have the 108" XXL cover from Formosa Covers. It fits my '94 SE very well.
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Re: cover

Postby hap2 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:01 am

How many pairs of eyelets does it have? We have lots of rain here & would ideally like to find a cover with 3 prs of eyelet holes to secure the cover not only at the very front, but the middle & rear of the bike as well.

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Re: cover

Postby OldZX11Rider » Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:06 am

I'll have to go get it out and look. Oh, it does have a couple metal hooks on it that some people don't like. They have replaced them with plastic hooks. I haven't had any problem with them.

I'll go check and see how many eyelets are on it. Back in a few minutes.
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Re: cover

Postby OldZX11Rider » Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:16 am

You're not going to like this, it only has four eyelets. Two on the front and two towards the middle.
It does have a fairly stout elastic cord sewn in at the bottom so it does take a few minutes to get it on the bike properly.
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Re: cover

Postby hap2 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:26 am

That's ok. I guess I can always get someone to sew in a pair of eyelits (from my old cover) for the rear of the bike.

So, u have a 94 1500? Fully dressed I assume? I wonder if a cover like yours wud fit on my 92 1500? Probly I reckon.

Yours is XXL is it?

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Re: cover

Postby OldZX11Rider » Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:37 am

Yes. I have the '94 1500 SE. From front tire to the back end, it measures 104 inches (if I remember right).
The XXL Formosa Cover is for bikes up to 108 inches. I don't remember if their advertisement said water proof or water resistant, but the few times it's been rained on, it kept the bike dry.
If your 1500 is the same one in your avatar, it looks just like mine, except for the color. So it will fit.
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Re: cover

Postby hap2 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:04 pm

Great thanx. Now all I haveta do is shop around for free (or very inexpensive) shipping here to Canada.

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Re: cover

Postby OldZX11Rider » Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:26 pm

I'm fairly certain I got mine at Amazon. It was 40 something dollars and comes with a cable and small lock.
The lock will keep honest people honest, but that's about it. ;)
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Re: cover

Postby hap2 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:30 pm

Do u remember..was shipping free? I guess I can always check that out (as I'm in Canada).

I take it the material is good...breathable water resistant & won't scratch the windshield

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Re: cover

Postby OldZX11Rider » Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:13 pm

I don't remember if it was free shipping or not.
On the inside, there is a soft cloth material that goes against the windshield. When I ordered it, I was expecting a lightweight material, but I was surprised when I got it, it is a heavier
almost like canvas material.
The bottom is also that silver, heat resistant stuff.
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Re: cover

Postby hap2 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:46 pm

and u prefer the heavier material? Wonder what it is exactly? Spose I cud find out just by askin them.

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Re: cover

Postby OldZX11Rider » Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:17 am

When I ordered it, I thought I was getting that light weight, nylon tent like material,
but when it arrived it was a much heavier, canvas like material.
I like the heavier material because I don't believe I will have to replace it so often. It does take up more room when traveling but I travel alone so I've got the room.
My old cover was the light weight nylon material and if there was a light breeze, you could hold the bottom edge, let the breeze "balloon" out the cover and drop it over the bike. You're not going to do it with this cover.
This cover takes a few minutes to get it over the bike properly. I usually put it over the boot first, then stretch it out over the windshield and just under the headlight. Then work it down over the bike. Like I said before, it has a pretty stout bungee cord sewn into the hem.
I'm sure it would be easier with two people.
If you're wanting the light weight cover, do not get this one.
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Re: cover

Postby hap2 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:48 am

ok..thanx for the feedback. My neighbor's gotta Nelson Rigg cover. Maybe I'll check them out as well.

Thanx again

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Re: cover

Postby OldZX11Rider » Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:10 am

No problem. Find exactly what you want. Because it works for me doesn't mean it will for you. :lol:
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Re: cover

Postby cbx4evr » Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:26 pm

You are over thinking this. When I bought my Goldwing I went down to the local Walmart and bought a cover there for around $35 CDN. It fit so well it should have a Goldwing logo on it.
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Re: cover

Postby hap2 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:12 pm

ur probly right..can u just tell me, was it XXL?

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Postby cbx4evr » Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:51 pm

hap2 wrote:ur probly right..can u just tell me, was it XXL?


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Re: cover

Postby hap2 » Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:03 pm

I gotta XXL from Walmart the other day & even that is a little (2 ' w/o stretching it) too short to totally cover the front tire to the trailer hitch. It's gpot the width, but that's all. It doesn't even have any eyelits (well, one pr in the center) so I gotta seamstress to sew in 2 pr (one at the front & one pr in the back).

I guess I shuda known better than to buy at walmart (The brand name is Rain-X)

My neighbors gotta Nelson Rigg cover. It feels like canvas, but totally covers both tires (right down to the road) & has 3 pr of eyelits. I think that'll b my next choice altho I like the lighter material.




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