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post Sep 2 2010, 05:53 PM
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Just bought a 2005 883L, my first Harley! I'm in NM and will be keeping the bike outdoors. I'm looking for recommendations for a bike cover that will A) protect from the brutal sun B) keep the rain off C)breathe so there's no condensation.

The Superweaves at California Car Covers are nice, but at $160 I'm wondering if there's anything cheaper that will get the job done.

http://www.calcarcover.com/product.aspx?id=736&cid=120

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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post Sep 2 2010, 06:19 PM
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Get one of those Honda Bike covers. That way nobody will steal it.
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post Sep 2 2010, 06:47 PM
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post Sep 2 2010, 06:51 PM
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I have a lot of friends without garages that use this http://www.cycleshell.com/ and they swear by them. Lag bolt it to the asphalt and lock it up.
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post Sep 2 2010, 07:32 PM
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Thanks, guys. Theft is actually not much of a worry. It'll be out of view, behind a couple of locked gates. Sun protection and price are the greater factors.
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A cheap cover will work until the sun/rain eventually destroy it. Spending a little extra up from usually saves a little on the other side.
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post Nov 21 2010, 09:25 PM
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QUOTE(Scott @ Sep 2 2010, 06:51 PM) *
I have a lot of friends without garages that use this http://www.cycleshell.com/ and they swear by them. Lag bolt it to the asphalt and lock it up.


This might be too ghetto for you, but i just put up an 8' x 10' tarp from Harbor Freight; about $6, keeps the sun and rain off, and the big plus for me is, unlike a simple cover, i have SHADE to work on the bike under! Of course, i still throw a blanket over my "iron horse" at night...


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post Nov 21 2010, 10:01 PM
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This might be too ghetto for you, but i just put up an 8' x 10' tarp from Harbor Freight; about $6, keeps the sun and rain off, and the big plus for me is, unlike a simple cover, i have SHADE to work on the bike under! Of course, i still throw a blanket over my "iron horse" at night...
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That works too.
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The main problem with covers is air movement. You dont get any and you will rust up list the belly of a super tankers.
A sturdy good looking mini garage would be two pallets with a sheet of plywood nailing them together end to end.
Next 4 up right 4x4, 5 or 6 footers will do. 2x4s around the top, and Xed across the sides and ends.
Plywood on top, and on three sides. Cover to suit your surroundings.
Total cost maybe $50. You bike staying cool & dry PRICELESS
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There are a lot of cheaper options in car covers if you look around online. Car covers need not be that expensive to be of good quality and all-weather durable. Best of luck in your search!
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