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Goldwing Cover

Post by mterrac » Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:54 am



I've finally entered the world of Goldwing ownership and needless to say I'm really excited about it! I'd like some advice on what kind / brand of cover to purchase for my Goldwing (2007). I've looked at several covers and seen warnings, "Do not cover until motorcycle cools down". Is there a good cover that I can utilize as soon as I stop? I may not want to wait for the bike to cool, especially if I reach a destination just before the weather turns bad. Thanks in advance for the feedback.



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Re: Goldwing Cover

Post by NVSB4 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:33 am

I have both the UltrGard half cover and full cover from Cyclemax and love them.
I've never had an issue putting either on right after stopping.
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Re: Goldwing Cover

Post by tfdeputydawg » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:03 am

Ultra Gard full cover.
Also, get a tennis ball(s), slice and place on the hinge(s) of the folded antenna(s). This will prevent you tearing your cover!

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Re: Goldwing Cover

Post by NVSB4 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:59 am

Both my UltraGard covers have a reinforced area where the antennas are.
The tennis balls do help when you are putting on or removing the cover.
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Re: Goldwing Cover

Post by thunderwing » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:49 pm

https://www.amazon.com/OxGord-Executive ... ingdocs-20

My oxgord is a great cover, it takes a beating and doesn't mind being put on after a long ride.

This cover is tough as nails for weather.

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Re: Goldwing Cover

Post by MikeB » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:09 pm

The UltraGard half cover is what I have been using for about ten years. I rode to work every day, six days a week and would cover it when i got to work. It kept the rain, sun and any airborne dust and debris or chemicals off the bike. The cover would become weather worn in a few years and the fabric would be weak and could tear easily. I would replace it about every three to four years when I was still working. At home in the garage I figured the garage was cover enough.

Initially I had use the UltraGard full cover on trips but found that the half cover did all that I wanted a cover to do, hide things from prying eyes. And the half cover took up less space in my saddlebags, that was a plus.

So, UIltraGard Half cover all the way now. At $32 each, replacing them every three to four years or so will not break the bank.
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Re: Goldwing Cover

Post by Sidcar » Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:18 pm

I'm on my second 1/2 Ultraguard, the present one because I didn't know of an alternative. I bought a red one this time but the coloured had badly faded within three months and the elastic straps have stretched already.
This one has a good write up in another goldwing docs post

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Re: Goldwing Cover

Post by SknzCovers » Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:00 pm

Sidcar wrote:I'm on my second 1/2 Ultraguard, the present one because I didn't know of an alternative. I bought a red one this time but the coloured had badly faded within three months and the elastic straps have stretched already.
This one has a good write up in another goldwing docs post

http://www.skn-it.com

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Here is the link to the review on the SKNZ product. viewtopic.php?f=18&t=34769

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Re: Goldwing Cover

Post by dtrider » Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:08 pm

Sidcar wrote:I'm on my second 1/2 Ultraguard, the present one because I didn't know of an alternative. I bought a red one this time but the coloured had badly faded within three months and the elastic straps have stretched already.
This one has a good write up in another goldwing docs post

http://www.skn-it.com

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FWIW: I'm starting my third season with my first UltraGuard. Yes it is faded, but I use it pretty much daily during the summer to cover the bike when I'm at work and I would prefer that the cover did the fading instead of the seats taking a beating in the sun. The elastic straps did give out partway through the first summer, but I just had my wife replace them with some web straps and D-rings to cinch it down. Works great and I can pull it tight. I do get a little pooling on the cover in a heavy rain, but it isn't enough to worry about. Never had a problem with water getting through to the bike.
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Re: Goldwing Cover

Post by Sidcar » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:04 am

On the plus side when your Ultraguard half cover isn't fit for your Goldwing it makes a very passable cover for you RX4 sidecar.

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Re: Goldwing Cover

Post by Sidcar » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:52 pm

My Ultraguard cover is now 18 months old and it's knackered. The elastic around the edges has gone, both straps have snapped (when the first one went it allowed the cover to move off the reinforced area for the Aerials and tear the cover) which I repaired using bands cut from an old inner tube and now the fabric is lined and splitting.
It is used 24/7/365 but £53 for 18 months use doesn't seem good value, is there an (affordable) alternative.
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Re: Goldwing Cover

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:06 pm

My Ultraguard cover is still in good shape but a) I don't have it on all day, every day (my bike lives indoors), and b) I spray it once a year with a waterproofing spray that contains a UV blocking agent. UV is really the killer when it comes to polyester covers, and it looks to be the cause of the demise of yours, judging by the amount of fading you have.

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Re: Goldwing Cover

Post by Sidcar » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:19 pm

Sadly indoors is not an option at the moment. The colour faded out in the first three months, might just as well bought a black one (I think red was an extra fiver but it looked good at first).

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Re: Goldwing Cover

Post by Fiberthree » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:46 pm

Sidcar wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:19 pm
Sadly indoors is not an option at the moment. The colour faded out in the first three months, might just as well bought a black one (I think red was an extra fiver but it looked good at first).

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When the black fades it turns to gray. The charcoal will just get lighter. I have owned all three colors that they offer Charcoal/Black, Black/Charcoal, and now the Wine/Black. I find they last me about three years and all have failed at the antenna mount by poking through and then ripping. Each time being my fault for hastily tugging on the cover as I put it on. All in all I find it equivalent to having sacrificial zinc on a boat. For around $25 a year (over here in the states) it is great protection from fading paint and accessories.
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Re: Goldwing Cover

Post by seabeechief » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:35 pm

tfdeputydawg wrote:
Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:03 am
Ultra Gard full cover.
Also, get a tennis ball(s), slice and place on the hinge(s) of the folded antenna(s). This will prevent you tearing your cover!
GREAT idea on the tennis balls! Why didn't I think of that? Too soon old, too late smart.

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Re: Goldwing Cover

Post by seabeechief » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:42 pm

I can't see a reason the Ultra Guard half cover would not work on a trike. Am I missing something?

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Thinking about how it fastens, I can't think of a reason either.


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