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I've read around, but as new parts come out old recommendations fade away...

I have a $20 XL cover from Walmart that actually fits pretty good but the first time I used it and left Judy out in the rain I found my bike had a lot of condensation and water spots underneath... no good. Wasn't expecting much for $20 but I needed something right then and there.

I stopped in my local shop and they recommended this "Guardian By Dowco - WeatherAll Plus Indoor/Outdoor Motorcycle Cover" which they were selling for like $30 over Amazon and I wasn't sure about the brand, so I didn't buy it but after reading up a bit it seems pretty legit.

Any other recommendations? Thanks!
 

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I've read around, but as new parts come out old recommendations fade away...

I have a $20 XL cover from Walmart that actually fits pretty good but the first time I used it and left Judy out in the rain I found my bike had a lot of condensation and water spots underneath... no good. Wasn't expecting much for $20 but I needed something right then and there.

I stopped in my local shop and they recommended this "Guardian By Dowco - WeatherAll Plus Indoor/Outdoor Motorcycle Cover" which they were selling for like $30 over Amazon and I wasn't sure about the brand, so I didn't buy it but after reading up a bit it seems pretty legit.

Any other recommendations? Thanks!
I use that cover on my crotch rocket. It sits outside all spring summer and first part of fall. Keeps it clean and dry. Well made covers.
 

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I will admit to owning two of those cheap Walmart ones. They have served me well and fit the RGU. Problems is I can not find another of the same size I have. Walmart changes stuff. I would not use it inside it is for rain. Should I want to cover them in side I have the full size Cloth HD ones that are over priced for darn sure but work great they are 10 years old now still look new.
 

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The $20 Walmart ones are constantly changing. I have one with soft cloth for the windscreen, vents, and quality heat shields for the exhaust. Another that is almost see through. A few in between. Bought most of them on the road when I bugged out and didn't pack.
 

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Dowco, the best way to go, they make a variety to pick from so you can match your goals
 
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I'm scared to use a cover outdoors. With the wind flapping it around I would be afraid of the paint getting rubbed up. I just wax the heck out of mine and wash it often. On this new bike I think I'll use Gyeon quartz top coat. I saw a BMW car treated with it and was very impressed.
 

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I'm scared to use a cover outdoors. With the wind flapping it around I would be afraid of the paint getting rubbed up. I just wax the heck out of mine and wash it often. On this new bike I think I'll use Gyeon quartz top coat. I saw a BMW car treated with it and was very impressed.
I wipe the bike down before covering it when I am on a trip, but it does all depend where you are riding. I also tie the cover down at 4 points to keep it from moving much. I never cover my bike if the wind is up, but I do look for hotels with large overhangs that I can park my bike under. Out west where there is no morning dew it doesn't matter much.

The heavy covers with soft liners won't move around but take up a lot of room in your luggage. My cover and rain gear go in my trunk rack bag.
 

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The best cover made, imho, for our touring bikes is “EZ Touring Motorcycle Covers”
Made in Madras, Oregon. Have had couple for different bikes, been using these for 10+ years in many trips. Quality +


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