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Offline Bushmills

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Bike Cover
« on: February 23, 2009, 19:39:38 »
Hello All
Looking for advice on what type of bike cover to use or what are others using? I looked at the review in Ride and thought about either R&G superbike or Oxford Rainex , has anyone used either of these and will they fit a wee strom. Thanks

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Re: Bike Cover
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2009, 21:06:48 »
Hello, Boought the biggest one from Argos (The Laminated Book Of Dreams) and it looks OK, fits over the beastie with the box on and has a hook to meet it under the belly of the bike, plus an elasticated hem. £24.47...
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Re: Bike Cover
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2009, 18:38:45 »
I have the Oxford cover, its HUGE!!, also heavy and unwielding, the fluffy lining catches on everything and leaves fluff caught in panel gaps and screws. It only straps in the middle but does have a lock cover.

Its also totally waterproof, protects from frost, doesn't get blown about, good value for money and covers every inch of the bike(including luggage) , doesn't scratch the paint and I can cover the bike when its still hot without fear of it melting or catching fire.

Hope this helps!
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Re: Bike Cover
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2009, 18:56:39 »
The Oxford Rainex is a total waste of time and money cos the sunlight buggers up the plastic and within a year it starts cracking and then needs replacing. The Oxford Stormex however is supurb. I got the Large for the Vee and it fits bloody well and still looks literally as new a year on. It's heat resistant and won't tear so far as I can tell. By the looks of it, it's going to last 10 years at this rate minimum.
Good news silver gaffer tape is the exact same colour as the Rainex cover so I was able to get a few more months out of it but once the cracking starts the rain gets straight in
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No it ain't easy to put on but that ain't the cover it's cos we bought the biggest bike we could. I paid £60 inc postage, so search around for the bargins

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Re: Bike Cover
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2009, 20:24:35 »
Thanks blokes
gives me some Idea of what to look for. it is only for the summer daily commute (if we have one ) as the bike is usualy kept in the garage. I am to lazy to juggle cars out of the way to use the bike so intend to leave the bike in the drive with a cover over it and wifes car parked in front to stop it walking off. then back in the garage at week-end if not being used.

Offline MR TiGGer

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Re: Bike Cover
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2009, 21:15:55 »
Well in that case .......

I built a kind of bike shelter which is a bit like a smoking hut that are appearing in pubs and clubs everywhere. I made it because putting a cover on a wet bike is bad news cos it never dries out. So now I have a place my bike can hide that's not elements proof but keeps most of the weather off and just ride in from the rain and let the bike dry off properly before I cover it.
So in the Summer it's likely I'll not use the cover at all unless it gets real bad.

So for you it might be an ideal solution to design some kind of gazeebo/lean to that's tasteful and keep the majority of the crap off and saves you arsing around with a cover. Just need a ground anchor and an Almax chain. Practical and hassle free.

I've no garage so a fair bit of thought went into a permanent setup, that was good enough the missus didn't kick off saying "What the bloody hell is that monstrosity??"
Grrrr:-)
 
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Re: Bike Cover
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2009, 15:40:18 »
I've got a cracking cover, cost me a few grand but the bike is always snuggly.

It's a garage  lol  lol






Sorry, couldn't resist it.

seroiusly though, there was a review of bike covers in RIDE magazine recently but I can't remember what came out on top.  :shrug:
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Re: Bike Cover
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2009, 16:35:48 »
Quote from: "Banjo"
I've got a cracking cover, cost me a few grand but the bike is always snuggly.

It's a garage  lol  lol

I was waiting for that....surprised it took so long.... :neen:

Mine come free with a house attached.... lol

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Re: Bike Cover
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2009, 16:41:30 »
I'm still using this one

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Re: Bike Cover
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2009, 16:59:35 »
Quote from: "Andy V-Strom"
I'm still using this one



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Re: Bike Cover
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2009, 17:39:14 »
OK, brain fart, I have the The Oxford Stormex too,  my mistake but the comments I made still stand for me :thumb:
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Re: Bike Cover
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2009, 18:59:02 »
lol  lol  lol ....she looks like she offers full coverage.

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Re: Bike Cover
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2009, 19:29:06 »
I use the Oxford stormex,it covers my wee strom with the top box on with no problems,its also very waterproof........maybe if I used it more often the bike would be less rusty?

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Re: Bike Cover
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2009, 21:53:15 »
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maybe if I used it more often the bike would be less rusty?
Over Winter I found that if it was clean from all the crap the bike stayed dry & happy, if I got too lazy and left the road crud on it then the moisture would be a permanent feature of the bike until the cover came off, the salt attracts it and keep everything wet.

Hard lesson cos there's been some permanent damage to parts of the finish and I ain't happy at all. My Honda was never this fragile
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Re: Bike Cover
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2009, 22:17:24 »
Have decided on either Oxford stormex or Motrax Deluxe which had a decent review in Ride. Price depending, Lean - to is not practicle for my drive Andys cover looks to exspensive to feed lol  though colour matches bike  :grin:  will post out come :thumb:

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Re: Bike Cover
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2009, 19:28:56 »
Hello blokes
just a quick update. It took a wee while for me to get my act together but got the Motrax Deluxe cover today from the scotish motorcycle show (Inglestone). Saved a few quid as well :grin:  The cover fits over the topbox and secures undernieth time will tell how it lasts. The show was not bad either  :grin:

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Re: Bike Cover
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2009, 19:49:13 »
what's my missus doing on my zzr again  :shock:

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Re: Bike Cover
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2009, 17:34:34 »
@bigdunk What size of the stormex are you using with the Wee. Want to make sure that the size I get is adequate and will cover the topbox and givi screen without letting in the floods..

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Re: Bike Cover
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2009, 18:16:49 »
Quote from: "snickp"
@bigdunk What size of the stormex are you using with the Wee
HUGE of course, the medium, is for litresports and such like. Downside is it's a basket to get on initially cos it's like a bloody circus tent :limp:
Grrrr:-)
 
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Re: Bike Cover
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2009, 00:52:38 »
Quote from: "Andy V-Strom"
I'm still using this one


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