Bike Cover

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by israguard, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. israguard

    israguard Active Member

    229
    26
    0
    Good morning,
    Cover at HD Dealer in usual swanky box is about $135 in Canada. On Web through e bay or some other chinese seller... its less than half.

    Is there a difference ?. I need to get one soon for winter storage. I dont mind spending the $$$. Just doing want to pay $135 simply because of a prettier box.

    Hope you have thoughts/comments.
    Tks
     
  2. lowrider1963

    lowrider1963 Active Member

    189
    0
    0
    Paid about $50 about 5 years ago from mine made by Dowco. Good cover and vents for breathing.
     
  3. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

    4,644
    83
    124
    I have a sturdy cover I bought for $20 in Walmart. I can't use it in the garage because my bike gets condensation all over it. I have an older cover that was given to me (don't know the brand), that does not trap condensation in the garage. Check for vents or breathability before you buy.
     
  4. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

    1,690
    48
    5
    Just because it says H/D and $135.00 on the box doesn't make it any better then many of the other covers out there. I have had a Dow that was likely the best that I have bought, and a few other brands including the one I am using now that I bought at Daytona Bike week for $90.00. There are indoor and outdoor materials. For indoor winter storage get a breathable material such as a cotton, for outdoors a more waterproof nylon.
    kemo
     
  5. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

    5,800
    153
    318
    You will be paying a premium at HD dealer and to have logo on cover. As others have said you need a breathable cover which there are many options. I probably over do it. I cover mine with a sheet to help absorb moisture and then cover with a breathable motorcycle cover.
     
  6. itellya

    itellya Member

    47
    6
    0
    hey bud...head down to the Canadian Tire store and pick one up for about $50.00 ....it works great.
     
  7. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

    18,544
    153
    399
    Used to be a product called golden rod to assorb moisture:p
     
  8. sprinklerfitter669

    sprinklerfitter669 Junior Member

    982
    0
    6
    I use a white bed sheet
    conforms to the bike, easy on, easy off.
    OF course mine stays in the garage when not riding
     
  9. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

    8,176
    98
    16
    Good deals are always coming and going...the key is MSRP may be $135 where you are, but likely deals around $80-$90 in the box or lightly used is probably a very good buy...the key is patience and opportunity. Actually found a CLEARANCE one brand new in the box for $75, but that was an exception at my local HD dealer, so don't forget your favorite source and check them out...! :D
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2010
  10. steve k

    steve k Member

    9
    0
    0
    I find a couple of cotton bedsheets work just great and form nicely to the shape of the bike.