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Old 12-03-2014, 02:33 PM   #1
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Lightweight cover for F800GS and GSA

Hey all. Looking to get a lightweight dust cover for my new GSA when it is living in my garage.

Also want to get a couple of light covers for our bikes for when they are parked outside. I have found that having the bike covered keeps people from playing with it. The wife rides hers to work and I want one that covers her F800 GS with the vario bags installed.

Any ideas? Thanks.

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Old 12-03-2014, 04:10 PM   #2
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I use aerostitch ultralight cover in size L for an 800 with hard boxes
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Old 12-03-2014, 04:40 PM   #3
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for garage, old sheet.
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Old 12-04-2014, 09:14 AM   #4
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We've been using these http://www.cyclegear.com/BILT-Motorcycle-Cover for the F800 and R1200 with panniers on our trip since leaving in mid September. They are used daily and do just what you mentioned, keep the bikes subdued looking and pack up fairly small. We stuff them in to one of the dry bags on each bike and they pack up small. Of course YMMV.

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Old 12-04-2014, 11:02 AM   #5
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or a cheap 12x16 tarp.
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Old 12-04-2014, 11:11 AM   #6
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Try this, one year warranty
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/u...Q&gclsrc=aw.ds

I have Maxcover and Nelson Rig
I like the Maxcover much better
The Neilson Rig not holding to well. Will not using them again.
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Old 12-04-2014, 10:56 PM   #7
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We've been using these http://www.cyclegear.com/BILT-Motorcycle-Cover for the F800 and R1200 with panniers on our trip since leaving in mid September. They are used daily and do just what you mentioned, keep the bikes subdued looking and pack up fairly small. We stuff them in to one of the dry bags on each bike and they pack up small. Of course YMMV.

-Terry

Thank you, that's pretty much what I was looking for. Had a similar one for my zx14, packed small and kept people from messing with the bike.

Likely pick up an Oxford one as well, thanks Scubalong.

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Old 12-05-2014, 10:12 AM   #8
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On a related note, does anyone use a cover for just the seat? It's rainy season here, and my bike will be parked outside. I am looking to avoid the wet seat syndrome for the morning commute. Googling for motorcycle seat rain cover showed me a bunch of links, mostly for the cruisers. If someone has a recommendation for a small/compact one that works with the stock or low seat, that would be great.
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Old 01-07-2015, 08:23 PM   #9
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Oxford Aquatex

Which size of the Oxford Aquatex cover are people using?
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Old 01-09-2015, 05:14 AM   #10
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On a related note, does anyone use a cover for just the seat? It's rainy season here, and my bike will be parked outside. I am looking to avoid the wet seat syndrome for the morning commute. Googling for motorcycle seat rain cover showed me a bunch of links, mostly for the cruisers. If someone has a recommendation for a small/compact one that works with the stock or low seat, that would be great.
I use this one in large - it's bigger than you asked about but it is effective
http://www.nelsonrigg.com/store/product.aspx?pid=487
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Old 01-09-2015, 10:37 AM   #11
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I use this one in large - it's bigger than you asked about but it is effective
http://www.nelsonrigg.com/store/product.aspx?pid=487
Thanks. The rain season is over here, so I have an entire year to decide what to buy. I'll probably just suck it up next year too, like I've done this year
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Old 01-24-2015, 01:28 PM   #12
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Best cover avialable

Clealy not needed for garage, but if looking for a cover for all uses I highly recommend the E-Z Touring covers. I've many years for my touring HD and got 2nd one last year when added GS800 ADV with side panniers to stable. I'm different than most but love having it on trips, don't camp tho, but sure like covering at night and coming out to drier and un-touched bike each day. These are very lite and easy to roll up clean up etc.
Size A Wanderer is great. http://dev.eztouring.com/
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Old 01-24-2015, 06:35 PM   #13
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Well, maybe my garage is dustier than most..........

But, when I return after three weeks at work, I want my bike to be as clean as when I left it, hence the cover.

Unfortunately, the wife got me one, but it does not fit. So back to square one. Thanks again those that posted up, time to do some shopping I guess.

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Old 01-24-2015, 08:48 PM   #14
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GezaGear. Excellent covers ans very compact and waterproof. Have them on all my bikes.
http://gezagear.com
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