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Need to purchase a new cycle cover. I used to use an inexpensive half cover but it always seemed to gather a ton of moisture on the underside and never did a great job. Need something more sturdy - bike gets covered all summer when we travel with the coach.

Had originally switched to a half cover when the bike got blown over with the full cover when we were in S. Dakota.



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I use a Ultraguard half cover when I travel. It has been a great cover for the past 4 years.

http://wingstuff.com/products/163-ultra ... m_search=1

It can be very windy in SD. More than likely the bike would have been blown over with a half or a full cover!

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I have an off-brand full cover. I've used it once, for storage. It's too big to fit on the bike anyway.

Santa brought me an UltraGard half cover, and I'm hoping I have enough room to take it cross-country in a few weeks.
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That's interesting - I have owned two of them in the past few years. Not impressed. I even sprayed a water repellant on the last one to no avail.

We travel with a motorhome and have the bike off the coach at various CG's (bike is NOT covered in travel).

But thanks folks

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novatz wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 3:32 pm
That's interesting - I have owned two of them in the past few years. Not impressed. I even sprayed a water repellant on the last one to no avail.

We travel with a motorhome and have the bike off the coach at various CG's (bike is NOT covered in travel).

But thanks folks
Was the moisture collecting on top of or underneath the half cover? Not much you can do, I'd imagine, about condensation on the underside. I'm hopeful it will still help keep the dew off the seat(s).
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I use an Ultraguard full cover on my 1800. Had a cheap one before, but it would sweat and was a pain to put on. The Ultraguard fits much better, and the one I have has a couple of vents to help reduce the moisture inside.
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I've got an Ultragard Half Cover as well, and spray it once a year with a couple coats of tent waterproofing spray to keep it completely waterproof.

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Check out this cover by Dowco. It is hands down, the best cover I have come across. I now have this one for my GL1500, and another version for my GL1800 Trike. The zipper concept is great. I will never spend a dime on any other cover. And, if their Lifetime Warranty is for real, that may be literally true.

https://www.amazon.com/Dowco-50022-00-W ... way&sr=8-1
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I bought this one or its predecessor about 8 or 9 years ago from WingStuff, and it has served well for very little money.

http://wingstuff.com/products/3163-full ... cle_covers
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Try justmotorcyclecovers.com They have good quality full and half covers that fit.


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