Wow! Quite an impressive feature set! (Dowco covers have always been good.) Now - if that thing would just make coffee in the morning, I'd buy one!urdmann said:I use a Dowco Guardian EZ cover. I found the x-large size to be the right fit. It has a zipper that runs from the top-middle of the bike, towards the back and down to the bottom of the rear wheel. I like the "EZ" on and off feature of the zipper. It comes with a built-in air vent, a cloth lining specifically in the windshield area, heat shield for hot pipes, nylon tie-down strap, elastic cording around the bottom front wheel area & grommet holes sewn in the hem. And best of all, it has a zippered tote bag if you want to take it with you. :colors:
Unless you are really light, I'd avoid that. The scoot handles much better, particularly in windy conditions, with the shocks set to 3 or even 4. I don't think you'll detect much change in ride quality with a single click. But experimentation is the key. You can usually turn the shock settings by hand - just look out for the hot exhaust pipe if you've been riding. So it is very easy to experiment with the settings.Rick said:Does it make any difference setting the adjustable
shocks to the "softest" setting?
"blemishes"? I prefer to call them "character".ksmall1998 said:Do all the covers mentioned in this post have some sort of soft liner? I'm wary of anything without a liner. I made the mistake of using a nylon tarp when my burger wasborn and ended up with some blemishes to the clear coat.
No. Not all covers have a soft lining. Some have no lining at all (cheap ones). The Dowco Guardian EZ only has the soft lining around where the windshield comes in contact with the inside of the cover. Except for the heat shield around the exhaust pipe, the rest of the cover is coated nylon and seems to do a good job without damaging the paint finish. Also, if it was not for the fact that I don't own a garage, I would not even let the bike cover touch my "Ingrid", much less a "tarp". The higher end covers are well worth the investment. I speek from experience.ksmall1998 said:Do all the covers mentioned in this post have some sort of soft liner? I'm wary of anything without a liner. I made the mistake of using a nylon tarp when my burger wasborn and ended up with some blemishes to the clear coat.
Old (or new, if you're "fancy") terry towles, old (but clean, please!) cloth diapers, etc. As you said, stitch them inside the cover at friction points.Al Davison said:...Maybe I'll cut up an old sweat shirt and stitch on some padding....suggestions?