When you are out on a road trip do you bring your bike cover with you?? Or is it just some more junk to carry around with you and have to hassle with loading and unloading each time you stop for the nite??
I have a tank,trunk and saddle bags and am thinking of not bringing it this next trip. Besides it's so tight it snapped off one of the Kat's mirrors last time I took it. It's the correct model for my bike too. It's a Dowco.
You don't stop riding because you get old;You get old because you stop riding!!
I take my cover about half the time. Fatman is right you need to clean the bike before covering it, at least the fairing under the cover. I have been trying to find places to park that are covered when I travel. Generally when I am 2 up I don't have room for my cover. Note there are some very nice small covers on the market. I have a medium weight cover for travel and a very heavy weight cover for times when the bike is parked outside for an extended period.
No I never even thought of it. The bike is inside all year long and the only time it gets a chance to sit in the rain is when I am on the road. Don't think it hurts it at all to get wet if you ride it the next day and dry it off in the wind.