Goldwing Bike Cover when Traveling

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Goldwing Bike Cover when Traveling

Post by dlewis1906 »

This may be a topic covered else where, but I will ask anyway.

When you travel on your GW, what type of cover do you use? I was told to get a cover when traveling out west for overnight stays. If you have a photo of your bike with the cover, it would help a lot. Thx.

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Re: Goldwing Bike Cover when Traveling

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I've alway used these. When they wear out, I buy another. It's a TourKing. They stuff into a really small stuff sack much smaller then a liter of Gatorade.

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I have a half cover I bought from wingstuff (Ultragard I think), but it got a tear in it a few weeks before our trip we took recently and I elected to not replace it before we returned for a few reasons. One, I didn't think I would get it in time. Two, I'm not sure I wanted to take it anyway and reduce my cargo capacity. Three, the bike was going to get dirty and wet anyway and I use that moisture each morning to wipe it down and dry it off with hotel towels allowing that moisture to soak bugs to be easily wiped off.
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Post by Rambozo »

Not sure it would work with a Wing, but on smaller bikes, I've often rode them right into my motel room.
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Post by Sassy »

I've often thought of a 1/2 cover for the seat, bars and gauges. It would roll up on a roller mounted under the trunk above the licence plate, but its nevef been more than a thought.
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Post by Ghostman »

When I traveled I always used a half cover. Even now if I stay at someones house overnight a half cover works for me. My atitude with the cover is if they cant see it they wont touch it or play with it. After 36 states I never had anyone bother it with the cover on. I add one twist when I put the cover on I twist the mounting straps a certain way so I can tell if someone took it off to look and so far as I can tell noone has.
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Post by Snowmoer »

I have been using an Ultraguard half cover for about 10 years now. It is still the original cover. I take a 2 week trip every year and the cover is on every night. It is holding up great. You just fold down the antennas when the cover is on. You can put it on without folding the antennas if you want. Whenever this one finally wears out, I will replace it with another one. It folds up to the size of a loaf of bread. It comes with a stuff sack and I just put it in the top box when traveling. ... cover-gray

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Post by WingAdmin »

I had an Ultragard for a few years, but tore it, so now I have a Nelson-Rigg half cover that works well, and packs smaller than the Ultragard.

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