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Can anyone give a recommendation as to a good cover for a 650? I have seen the offcial Suzuki cover that covers the 650 including accessories that runs about $121.00 I've also seen a variety of other cycle covers from JC Whitney and other sources at a variety of prices. I'd rather spend the extra money and get a quality cover, yet if all a person is paying for is the Suzuki name, perhaps there is a cheaper alternative. Any help appreciated.
 

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cover types -waiting for exhaust to cool

Thanks for the post. In looking at several options, it appears that some of the other brands are just about as expensive as the Suzuki cover. Mine will have the taller windshield, storage box, and back rests, so I think a full cover woudl be more appropriate for use. I will probably have to park mine in the back yard on a concrete slab for a while (eventually want to get a storage shed). The one thing I noticed about the Suzuki brand Suzuki cover at landdsuzuki.com is that is talks about being able to be used with warm engine exhaust (not hot). Anyone know how long it would take to cool down from a ride so the cover can be used?
 

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I usually let mine sit for 20 minutes before I put my cover on.
 

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cover types - exhaust cooling time

In doing a search I noticed a site that said their covers could be used immediately after a ride with hot pipes (which is what I will need in riding to business appointmnets) Has anyone ever used or have any opinions of the covers from this sight http://motorhelmets.com/htm1/accessorie ... -table.htm
and any recommendations as to which one for a 650 with larger givi windshield and back storage box with luggage rack and seat rest?
 

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I wonder how much the heat resistant matters, only the muffler shields touches, and that cools off in a few minute, since most good covers are a cotton blend anyway I don't think the heat would be a big problem ------But that's a guess----
 

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Randy,

I suspect you are right for the canvas covers. But some covers are nylon or similar synthetics. If they should melt on the muffler it is almost impossible to get the resulting black substance off. Don't ask how I know...
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Pauljo,
That's OK, I can guess how you know. :)
Same way I know when boot heels melt on a hot pipe nothing short of a hammer and chisel will take it off :(
 

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You could always get a bike barn

I have a friend that has one because he doesn't have a garage or shed. He says it works pretty well. We were going to get one however we ended up buying a house with a garage.

Good luck with your search
 

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I have a Dowco full dresser cover from my ex GoldWing. I covered the scooter and gathered up the excess in the back and wrapped it with clear plastic shipping tape. The knot can be pulled down under the rear fender and no one but you will know it is not a manufactured fitted cover.....
 
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