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Motorbike covers.

Postby rick king » Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:23 pm

I have an expensive(well fourty five quid) cover on a bike that hasn't been used for 18 months, in that time the cover hasn't been touched. The sun has bleached it. I walked past it a few days ago and could see the outer layer is starting to shred!

Is there a cover which lasts more than a few years?

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Re: Motorbike covers.

Postby fpassmore » Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:56 pm

I have spent big money on covers and yes I have had some last 2-3 years but there does not seem to be that amazing product that will last longer.
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Re: Motorbike covers.

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:18 pm

HI Rick i have lots covers for my bikes sum have not last a year sum last up 2 years but the ones i have now is oxford storm x i have had for about 3 years and they are still good i no they are no cheap but i think they are the best i have had so far keep the bikes nice and dry and warm and no damp on the bikes

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Re: Motorbike covers.

Postby Leejm » Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:49 pm

I don't like cover, as they will damage the paint in long term use. Micro blistering of the paint!
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Re: Motorbike covers.

Postby rick king » Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:09 pm

Leejm wrote:I don't like cover, as they will damage the paint in long term use. Micro blistering of the paint!

I don't like the rain.

I was looking for an Oxford storm when the JDC ultimate appeared when I needed a cover. Hopefully the silver is better than the blue, I will try an Oxford storm next.

I usually buy whatever is cheap and close. I had one cover that looked like a string vest in a few months!
I also had an expensive made to measure cover for a beemer, it was no more UV resistant than any others.

Maybe they need suntan lotion.

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Re: Motorbike covers.

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:08 pm

storm x do not blister the paint it got a nice soft Lineing to stop it rubing the paint


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