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Old 07-17-2011, 12:04 AM   #1
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Does anyone make a 1/2 cover for /6 and /7 airheads?

Would like a smaller cover that I can use at work. The 1/2 or 3/4 cover would be good cause its a little smaller and because I could put it on while the pipes are still hot. Any links or reviews?
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:55 AM   #2
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There is one, but I've forgotten the name at the moment. All I can remember is the goofy slogan on it "It's not just a bike".

Ok - here's the data:

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Old 07-17-2011, 10:04 AM   #3
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Motorcycle Superstore - type in half cover. They show 7 different ones from four different manufacturers.
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:24 AM   #4
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A tarp and a couple tiny carabiners workgreat for me. Bonus: I can use the tarp for camping.
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:42 PM   #5
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Thanks all! That gives me a start. I want a real cover because I travel pretty light and an actual tarp is pretty bulky.
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:51 PM   #6
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http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...000-Cover.aspx

31-35 dollars, not too bad.

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Old 07-19-2011, 03:06 AM   #7
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I think something about the size of a shower cap would be just right. I'd use it over the instruments.

It'd need to have some sorta lining to avoid condensation forming, 'cause that's a killer to old instruments.





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Old 07-19-2011, 06:37 AM   #8
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It would only be on for 8 hours at a time, and if condensation were an issue it would also have to have been raining.....so the bike and air would be humid anyway. I am looking to keep the heavy water out, keep the seat a little dryer, and protect it all from the sun (florida brutal sun).
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:07 AM   #9
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I have one of the covers pictured above, it stays on the bike in the garage to keep dust etc off. Seems to fit ok with the S fairing, and will cover the ends of the exhaust pipes at the rear. It does pack up very small and fits in a supplied fanny pack to carry.


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Old 07-19-2011, 09:02 PM   #10
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It would only be on for 8 hours at a time, and if condensation were an issue it would also have to have been raining.....so the bike and air would be humid anyway. I am looking to keep the heavy water out, keep the seat a little dryer, and protect it all from the sun (florida brutal sun).

Ahh the sun...that's another matter! 8 hours of sun on a regular basis is well worth avoiding.

I live in Melbourne, not Florida, but Oz, and we're famous for 4 seasons in one day. I generally park in a sun sheltered outside area at work, but depending on the direction of the rain, the bike can get wet. I don't bother too much 'bout that, except water can settle at 6 o'clock on the instruments. That's where I've found over the years that the bezel around the instruments can corrode and break, hence my want to keep them dry.
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:12 AM   #11
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Know this is a little old, but finally got around to getting one and thought I would show it on my /6. This is the medium version and it fits great. i do have low bars and bar end mirrors (click links in sig to see the setup). Its rather light and folds down pretty small. DVD is for reference. It will get smaller than that with very little effort. $32 from motorcycle superstore. Even comes with a fanny pack like bag for storage.



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Old 06-15-2012, 09:26 AM   #12
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I use one of those "Not Just a Bike" covers on my R100RT. (probably a larger size than yours)
It will cover the fairing and Krauser bags, but leaves the front wheel and fender exposed.
Perfect to keep the seat, cockpit and saddlebags dry when the bike's parked on a rainy day, and can be crammed into one of the gloveboxes for storage.
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