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Old 03-04-2013, 07:45 PM   #1
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Motorcycle Cover ?

I've tried the "search" tool with no success.........
Somewhere there was a thread on covers?

I'm looking for a very light weight cover for a '92 R 100 GS, that packs down to the size of a grapefruit.

Any thoughts?

Point me to the thread........

Thanks.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:53 PM   #2
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I have one thats made out of ripstop nylon, parachute material.. super light and similar size to a softball. It stuffs into its built in sack with a waist strap attached. The name escapes me but i'll take a look in the garage tomorrow.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:39 PM   #3
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Do a search for E-Z Touring. Mine packs small (not as small as a grapefruit but small) and it is very light weight.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:11 PM   #4
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This isn't a bike cpver but it weighs 10 ounces and stuffs very small, it's as silnylon poncho from go-lite. it takes a bit small diameter stretch cord but once it's setup it goes on very quickly and is still functional as a poncho when wanted.

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Old 03-04-2013, 09:14 PM   #5
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I use a Nelson-Rigg half cover that packs real small.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:15 PM   #6
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1/2 cover

+1 on a half cover. I used to use one bought through the Concours Owners Group, I forget the manufacturer. It packed down into it's bag at about the size of a can of Coke. It was not water proof however. I'd call it water "resistant". OK in a light short, shower, but leaked in an all-night rain. Great to keep dust & bird poop off the bike.
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:45 PM   #7
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I'm looking for a very light weight cover for a '92 R 100 GS, that packs down to the size of a grapefruit.
Very small + ultralight + well-made= expensive.

I have one of these and it has worked well for me for years.



Aerostich Ultralight Bike Covers #1733-1735-1738-1741



http://www.aerostich.com/a-to-b-util...ke-covers.html

They are more expensive now than when I bought mine- $117

Is it worth it? Your call.

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Old 03-05-2013, 04:01 PM   #8
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I use a Nelson-Rigg half cover that packs real small.
Daughter has one for her ZX6R. Came with the bike and it easily fits under the pillion cushion, which is a small space.

https://www.nelsonrigg.com/store/product.aspx?pid=487

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Old 03-05-2013, 04:16 PM   #9
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Here's the cover I mentioned earlier.

http://www.go-pod.co.uk/


The link shows a gif of how it works and its packed size. The one I have came with my cbf1000 and it fits over all 3 large pieces of luggage and raised windshield. I'm not certain on cost but some quick googling tells my its about 120 bucks.

I've had a few covers over the yrs and never seen anything pack so small and light.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:09 PM   #10
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Might try a rainfly from an old tent. Has stretch cords and clips that work well for bike cover.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:16 PM   #11
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Maybe a light weight bacpacking tarp, then you could have multiple uses, I have a 9x9 camo copy of a noahs tarp.
it works well for this, and about 50 other things around camp.
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:33 AM   #12
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Maybe a light weight bacpacking tarp, then you could have multiple uses, I have a 9x9 camo copy of a noahs tarp.
it works well for this, and about 50 other things around camp.
That's exactly what I've been using for years now. Your right it has many uses. My tarp is 8x12, I can cover the bike & me on camping trips when needed. Wish it would pack smaller, but on camping trips I'll still use it.

I think at this point it's the Aerostich for full coverage (getting rid of the bling bling factor) and packs down to the size of "your hand", at least that's what they say. Anybody got $100 I can borrow?

Thanks for all the input................I'm still contemplating
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:48 AM   #13
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I hit my cover with Camp-Dry before I leave-it lasts for the duration of the trips I go one-8 days max.
What I like about a half cover is that I don't need to wait for the bike to cool off. That's important to me-it may not matter to others.
As mentioned, keeping tree sap, bird stuff, and the like is the main reason for the cover. However, it's great at keeping frost off as well.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:07 AM   #14
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I use something like this. it can flatten right down in my luggage in its stuff sack.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Large-Motorc...405df5&vxp=mtr

I mainly park my bike in my garage or shed.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:48 AM   #15
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I use something like this. it can flatten right down in my luggage in its stuff sack.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Large-Motorc...405df5&vxp=mtr

I mainly park my bike in my garage or shed.
This!

A cover doesn't save lifes or bring you to the moon...it only covers your bike.

Pay ~15$ on Ebay instead of paying ~115$ from 'Stich for the same function. And if you're concerned about the "longevity" of the 15$ cover, well, just buy a spare one for 15$ more.
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