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Anyone have a good recommendation for a bike cover that would be ideal for a /2? This would be for inside storage, so weather proofing, while nice, is not needed. Just want to keep the bike clean.

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Bed Sheet?

For my F800GT, I bought a Dowco Ultralite from Revzilla, but for the R69S, which is always parked in a secure and dry garage, I use a garden-variety queen-size fitted bed sheet. It costs almost nothing if you claim an old one from your closet, and it covers the bike nicely, including the Enduro-style Oldtimer bags and bar-end mirrors. The exception is about six inches of the front fender, which I cover with an old towel. If this make-do doesn't appeal aesthetically, go for the Dowco. It's under $50 and is good for both indoor and (limited) outdoor use.

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You do not want water

You do not want water proofing! You want it to breath and not lock in moisture.
An old sheet or blanket are perfect.

Don

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I just got this from Amazon for the princely sum of $12

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HNFDXS6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s...

Probably could have gone with the 84" one as it's a bit large for my 60/2 with Buco bags. Not really a problem though as there won't be any wind trying to whip it off...

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Deal!

That $12 cover from Amazon beats my bed sheet, which probably cost more when it was new!

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Like it

k9gromit wrote:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HNFDXS6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Probably could have gone with the 84" one as it's a bit large for my 60/2 with Buco bags. Not really a problem though as there won't be any wind trying to whip it off...

Good find, I am tempted to buy a few.

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Definitely a deal

I bought the 84" OxGord cover from Amazon for a few pennies less than $12, shipping included. It is a surprisingly good buy. It covers my R69s completely, top to bottom, including the Enduro (Oldtimer) bags. There's room for a windshield or fairing, so it's a bit baggy, but for indoor use that's not a problem. It's a big improvement over my queen-sized bed sheet.

The same cover is listed on the OxGord website for $127. Mine was mailed directly from OxGord in Gardena, CA, so it's not a knockoff or counterfeit. Maybe they are discontinuing it and are getting rid of their inventory--who knows? Who cares? It works for me.

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Definitely!!

miller6997 wrote:

I bought the 84" OxGord cover from Amazon for a few pennies less than $12, shipping included. It is a surprisingly good buy.

I’ve done the same. Haven’t received them yet. It was a good recommendation, that you’d only find on this board!

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