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Offline Asmith61

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Outdoor bike cover
« on: August 30, 2020, 15:21:15 »
I am looking at leaving one of my bikes at my holiday home so looking for a waterproof outdoor cover maybe the v-Strom maybe the triumph trophy so need to be a big cover I have seen this one any advice would be greatly appreciated

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Re: Outdoor bike cover
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2020, 15:25:17 »
I had one of these when my bike lived outside, I had a solar charger that went in the pocket too. It was OK, but it scratched my screen a bit  and after a year the seams all fell off.

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Re: Outdoor bike cover
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2020, 15:31:56 »
Ahhh thank you for your reply
I was hoping that because of the price it was going to be a better cover than that 🤭

I use the Oxford dust cover ones at home in the garage and they are good
I will keep on looking then  :thumb:

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Re: Outdoor bike cover
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2020, 17:14:49 »
The best value for money bike cover I have found has been the Tech 7 adventure bike cover.
They last about 2 years minimum, it's the sun/ UV that gets it in the end.
Was on offer at M&P, had one as a present for my birthday earlier this month.
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Re: Outdoor bike cover
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2020, 17:22:56 »
I have had this JDC cover since June on my sports bike
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JDC-Waterproof-Motorcycle-Cover-Breathable-Heavy-Duty-ULTIMATE-RAIN-Large-L/231740936324?hash=item35f4d61084:g:xRgAAOSwmtJXYDyF
Heavy enough not to flap in the wind and has a soft interior.
Bit too early to comment on longevity but it seems well made and has good reviews. Don't know what size you will need but there's a chart on the link and their shop seems to have all the sizes.

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Re: Outdoor bike cover
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2020, 22:32:25 »
@Dark-Strom thank you I will take a look I didn’t know there were so many to choose from 😱

@ bladeowner also thank you I will take a look 👍

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Re: Outdoor bike cover
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2020, 09:52:26 »
I've got the Aquatex from Oxford, with the top box cover. Covers the bike fully, it's well made and doesn't break the bank..

https://bit.ly/3ly0uMG
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Re: Outdoor bike cover
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2020, 14:44:29 »
@mrNorbH thank you I don’t need the one to take a top box but I will take a look at J&S  :thumb:

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Re: Outdoor bike cover
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2020, 18:28:21 »
Just bought this one

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Re: Outdoor bike cover
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2020, 19:27:52 »
Well done choosing one, worse than moving house eh?  lol  :thumb:
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Re: Outdoor bike cover
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2020, 20:12:35 »
 lol yea there was just so many to choose from so went to Laguna motorcycles in Ashford and bought a XL one it’s a bit big for the triumph but with fit the v-Strom really well I will take a picture tomorrow when it’s light

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Re: Outdoor bike cover
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2021, 08:53:34 »
Is it light enough yet?

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Re: Outdoor bike cover
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2021, 20:00:04 »
 lol lol
Sorry only just noticed I didn’t post the pics  lol lol

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Re: Outdoor bike cover
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2021, 10:04:03 »
How did the cover perorm?
Did you leave a bike outside and under a cover for a few months this winter?
If so have you been to check it is dry yet?
I found the  black and silver cover had a low Hydroscopic Head so that rain splashed through it and yet was able to retain damp air and keep the moisture in and the bike wet. 
In a concrete garage a dry bike under a cover sweated and became very wet.
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Re: Outdoor bike cover
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2021, 13:23:48 »
I've got the Aquatex from Oxford, with the top box cover. Covers the bike fully, it's well made and doesn't break the bank..

https://bit.ly/3ly0uMG

I use the same. Fits my VStrom with large top box perfectly. I don't use the strap that clips underneath but choose to through a length of para cord underneath then tie it on. I've had three. The sun gets to them in the end but for about £26 on ebay, that's value for money. They have each lasted about 18 months. If I was leaving my bike for a long time, I would park in shade or cover the cover with something just to keep the sun off. I guess it would last for years.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Oxford-Aquatex-Topbox-Motorcycle-Motorbike-Scooter-Waterproof-Cover-Large-CV205/283747196231?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

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Re: Outdoor bike cover
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2021, 16:45:05 »
Hello brockett
Unfortunately I do not know how it has performed as the bike is at our holiday caravan in ashford and due to the corona virus we haven’t been able to go down there since October my plan was to bring it home in October half term for the winter but that didn’t happen  :icon_no:
So when we are allowed to get down there again I will be anxious to get the cover off and see how it has performed

The Doctor 46
I paid £90 for mine  :icon_batterup:
My plan was to put the bike in the annex at the end of the awning but the door way is on the end and not the side so to close to the hedge so a cover was my only choice

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Re: Outdoor bike cover
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2021, 07:00:02 »
I had an Oxford stormex and as with others the seams came off after a year. didn't make any difference to weather protection just looked crap

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Re: Outdoor bike cover
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2021, 10:52:55 »
@Asmith.  I feel for you mate ( not like that ... like this :GRR:)
Look at the clock and the calendar.
It'll never be now again.
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Re: Outdoor bike cover
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2021, 22:49:06 »
Glad you posted this thread Asmith61.

I've got to move my bike into the garden for a few weeks, so I've just ordered the Aquatex XL with top box from sportsbikeshop.co.uk

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Re: Outdoor bike cover
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2021, 23:09:04 »
I bought an Aquatex last year. I think it's the large as it wasn't the biggest available. Fits my DL1000 fine and does the job. My bike is under an open sided bike port but this helps keep the worst off.