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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-17-2001, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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Question Do you bring your bike cover??

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.

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I took mine on the last long road trip I went on, but my bike got so much road filth and bug guts on it that I didn't bother using it. I'm not taking it on my next trip, takes up too much space.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-18-2001, 08:49 AM
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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.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-18-2001, 03:52 PM
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I never take my cover with me. It takes up too much space and plus the bike is going to be dirty from all of the road grime and rain showers that you ride through.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-05-2001, 03:48 AM
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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.
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