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SKNZ 1/2 cover

Postby Uncle Fester » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:41 am



I was looking for a new 1/2 cover for my 'Wing as I am not happy with my Ultra Guard 1/2 cover I currently have. The Ultra Guard is not a tight as I would like when on the bike, allowing water to pool up on it when ever it rains, and the securing straps are not holding up well after just one year of use.
During my search I came across SKNZ Bike covers ( http://www.skn-it.com ) and after talking with Terry ( tjbisbee1@me.com or his number is 757-567-6600 ) I decided to order their 1/2 cover. I got it in the mail 2 business days after I ordered it, all packed up very nicely. The cover came in a nice stuff sack style bag made of the same material as the cover.






I like the way this cover mounts nice and tight when on the bike and the fact it comes down to the fender tip instead of just under the nose like the Ultra Guard. The cover is designed to be put on with the antennas folded over, but it does fit with the antennas up too, which is how I use it. I am very happy with this cover so far, but I do not know how well it repeals water yet, but if the weather man is right, I will by the end of the day !






So far I am very happy with this cover and I do recommend it to anyone looking for a cover for their bike.

I JUST TALKED TO TERRY AND HIS WIFE, THEY SAY DO NOT ORDER FROM THE WEB SITE,
BUT TO CONTACT THEM VIA THE CONTACT INFO I LISTED INSTEAD


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Re: SKNZ 1/2 cover

Postby FM-USA » Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:33 pm


Looks good.
Any chance they make it in crystal clear? That way you can ride in the rain.
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Re: SKNZ 1/2 cover

Postby Uncle Fester » Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:24 pm

Okay, sorry no pictures, but we did get rain here today, and I am happy to say that the rain beaded up like it would on a well waxed car. It just beaded up and rolled right off the cover and the bike stayed dry
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Re: SKNZ 1/2 cover

Postby Sidcar » Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:05 am

Does it fit well with the front wheel in the steering locked position?

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Re: SKNZ 1/2 cover

Postby Uncle Fester » Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:51 am

Sidcar wrote:Does it fit well with the front wheel in the steering locked position?
Sid

Actually, never checked, LOL I will check it tomorrow and let you know, and will post a pic or two of it also so you can decide for yourself. :D
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Re: SKNZ 1/2 cover

Postby redial » Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:02 am

Uncle Fester,
Did you manage a photo or two after some percipitation?
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Re: SKNZ 1/2 cover

Postby Uncle Fester » Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:33 pm

Shoot, have not been using a cove due to nice weather, but actually do have it on today, will get a shot in about 15 min
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Re: SKNZ 1/2 cover

Postby Uncle Fester » Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:28 pm

Sorry, took a bit longer because I forgot my password to Photobucket, but I got them now, so here goes....





Heavy elastic tie down loops, instead of this elastic with metal hooks like others use


On the side stand, front wheel turned left , no fitment issues


antenna down (I normally keep them up)


So, I hope these help , ask away if you have more questions or want a certain pic
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Re: SKNZ 1/2 cover

Postby Sidcar » Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:41 pm

Unfortunately I bought a new red Ultraguard half cover just before this post started, if I'd known there was an alternative I wouldn't have. The colour is badly faded already, it get puddles of water form on it and if the elastic straps are the same quality as before they will soon stretch.
I'll be interested to see how yours lasts.

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Re: SKNZ 1/2 cover

Postby Uncle Fester » Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:10 pm

I have used my cover daily since I got it, and it still looks and works as well as the day I got it. . . . . loving it so far.
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Re: SKNZ 1/2 cover

Postby SknzCovers » Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:08 pm

Thanks for the great review of your SKNZ Cover! Looks great on your bike!

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Re: SKNZ 1/2 cover

Postby MikeB » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:45 pm

I am happy you are pleased with your Sknz. And I am sure that anyone that has laid out the green to own one will be just as happy.

The Sknz covers are $145 plus shipping, if any. Isn't that a bit pricey? I could easily buy four covers for that price.

Yes, the UltraGard color fades (instead of the paint on your bike) and the elastic straps stretch out after about a year or two of daily use but for $30 or so, I think the UltraGard is a better use of hard earned money. Since I no longer have a daily work schedule, I foresee my $30 UltraGard covers lasting many many years. And since I have two bikes to cover when out in the weather, I can afford a cover for each bike.
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Re: SKNZ 1/2 cover

Postby SknzCovers » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:06 pm

Well Mike, you get what you pay for. ;)

After may years of replacing covers on our own bikes each year because of deterioration we decided it was time to find a fabric that would hold up to the rigors of the environments we expose our bikes to. Finally we found a fabric that exceeded our expectations, so we made a cover out of it. The combination of stretch, durability and protection this fabric provides will surprise you.

You don't have to take my word for it, just look at the reviews above and all the feedback on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SknzCustomMotorcycleCovers/).

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Re: SKNZ 1/2 cover

Postby MikeB » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:14 pm

I do not disagree with your logic. Your cover is just not for me.
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Re: SKNZ 1/2 cover

Postby Uncle Fester » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:43 am

Well folks, just a follow up, after a light winter, I COULD have ridden everyday with the right cold gear, I am happy to say the cover looks as good today as it did the day I got it! It is still just a tight on the bike, and still repels water just as good and I have NOT had to add a water proofer as of yet. I am really happy with my choice of this half cover.
Just for your info, my bike parks outside everyday as I do not have a garage or carport, so my cover takes a beating everyday. It has survived wind, rain, snow/ice, dust and sun with no adverse effects like stretching or fading of the cover or the stay straps.
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Re: SKNZ 1/2 cover

Postby MikeB » Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:29 am

That sheds a lot of light on why you opted for the Skinz. If I did not have a garage or a carport to park in, I too would look for a cover that offered the longevity and water shedding properties of the Skinz. The only time I have to park my bike out in the weather now is when I am on an over night ride or on a long trip. I most likely do not need to offer you luck with your Skinz because I am sure you already have it. I'm sure you have made a great choice.


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