I bought a genuine Suzuki cover when I got the Burger. I've never used it. By the time I get to work, the dang muffler's too hot, and I'm not about to leave a half-hour early so I can wait for it to cool.Monterey10 said:I really like the Dowco covers. There is no tendency to burn up
on your exhaust. Beleive me, the cheap nylon covers will find
a way to stick to a hot exhaust pipe.
If you lived where I live you'd cover your Burgie with whatever was handy. A little moisture trapped inside is a lot better than a lot of rain falling from the sky.DonRich90 said:Brian, I'd be careful using that plastic tarp, especially if you're wrapping it tight. If a cover can't "breath" and let trapped moisture escape, you may be inviting rust and other problems.
Brian, under your conditions, I'd really consider the WeatherShield fabric by Covercraft I talked about above. It is the most waterproof/dustproof cover I've ever used. And, if you keep the bike covered at night and it gets wet, it's easy to quickly shake the water beads off while it's still on the bike (then blot any remaining droplets with an old towel) and fold it into a very compact package, put it in the bike and take it to work and use it there. Other covers I've used were always too wet or damp to fold and carry and I always had to find a place to hang them to dry before using them again.Brian said:And, as mentioned, it's only a stop-gap until I buy a regular cover.
Thanks Don, sounds like a good product.DonRich90 said:Brian, under your conditions, I'd really consider the WeatherShield fabric by Covercraft I talked about above....
The cover I bought for my Kawasaki Concours did have that soft liner in the windshield area. I can't remember for sure what brand - but I think it was a Dowco. The top was nylon (breathable) but the bottom portion was canvas - which wouldn't melt on the pipes. It had elastic all the way around the bottom, and plenty of tie down grommets for bungie cords. Came with a nice stuff sack too. It was a really great cover. When I sold the bike I let the new owner have it. Thought I was all done with riding...Brian said:Do you know if the bike versions have a soft liner near the windshield? Some brands seem to be made by people who don't know that bike windshields aren't glass.