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Offline marcusfordus

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Re: Bike Covers
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2017, 05:43:01 AM »
That's for sure, their current heated grips work great, and they have improved over the years, better controller, better throttle tube, thinner rubber for more feel.
I do wish they had kept the colours of the last version controller though, those blue lights have be thinking my high beam has been left on.
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« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2017, 12:48:21 PM »
Haha yeah. I've got the new ones fitted and they are good, not sure it's necessary to have 10 levels of heat though, I think 5 is more than enough.

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Re: Bike Covers
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2017, 08:16:56 PM »
I could do with a cammo bike cover, it wouldn't then stand out in the trees at work.
I'd then use the old silver Oxford one back at home.
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Re: Bike Covers
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2017, 12:18:25 AM »
I had a flimsy one on my little ninja, and it tore. On my 500x (and my wife's 300f) we have a pair of Parts Unlimited Ultra 1s purchased from our local service shop, but I am finding they are less than waterproof...

I'd really like to get a SealSkin.
(this offended my mother until I explained that it was just a brand name)

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Re: Bike Covers
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2018, 08:20:10 PM »
I myself use an Oxford cover with top box & have found it to be ok for me, it fits over the bike panniers & all so its held away from the hot engine, but i haven't used it outside yet as so many have said i wont last long, i would like to find one myself that i could take camping & not have to think about it.
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Re: Bike Covers
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2019, 06:18:05 PM »
I bought one of those camo Oxford ones. It's coping ok under a shelter - I don't put it on when the bike's hot.

But - my better half used it as a starter pattern, put it on her bike and closed it down with clothes pegs. Then made her own (assorted waterproof fabric off eBay). So custom pattern, own choice of fabric weight & colour. Works really well. Only bit that's lacking is she doesn't have seam sealing technology, so it's not fully watertight.

Seems like a good scheme.

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« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2019, 11:36:02 PM »
*Originally Posted by SilverCycle [+]
I bought one of those camo Oxford ones. It's coping ok under a shelter - I don't put it on when the bike's hot.

But - my better half used it as a starter pattern, put it on her bike and closed it down with clothes pegs. Then made her own (assorted waterproof fabric off eBay). So custom pattern, own choice of fabric weight & colour. Works really well. Only bit that's lacking is she doesn't have seam sealing technology, so it's not fully watertight.

Seems like a good scheme.

McNett's Seam grip is your friend...works really well on tents


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« Last Edit: February 18, 2019, 11:38:11 PM by Jonathan »

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Re: Bike Covers
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2019, 02:17:27 AM »
I've used this one daily at work for 2 or 3 years. Scotchguard restores the water resistance. Heavy and durable. Fits over tail bag. Probably ok over panniers, too.

https://www.discountramps.com/motorcycle/covers/p/DMC-M/?_conv_eforce=100217284.1002739060
« Last Edit: February 19, 2019, 02:18:55 AM by UnmzldOx »

 


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