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I'm looking to replace a cheap motorcycle cover for my '85 Honda 650cs Nighthawk. My not-so-old cover ripped apart today after gusty winds. I want a quality cover, that can take the wind and is waterproof. I am a member of Amazon prime, I have as much as $125 to spend. I understand I will be getting a universal cover.
 

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I'm looking to replace a cheap motorcycle cover for my '85 Honda 650cs Nighthawk. My not-so-old cover ripped apart today after gusty winds. I want a quality cover, that can take the wind and is waterproof. I am a member of Amazon prime, I have as much as $125 to spend. I understand I will be getting a universal cover.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WSRYWL2
 

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Thanks! I've been looking, and they (so far) are made of nylon, which doesn't impress me. Some of the more expensive ones are made of oxford cloth, which is claiimed to be better. The prices are all over the place. However, one has a 5-year warranty. I guess I'm not suprised that so far, they are all made in China.

What I would like to get is a cover made of cotton duck cloth, haven't seen one yet.

I will keep on looking.
 

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I buy the cheap $10 Chinese covers, which last around a year or two. I buy two for each bike. One cover over the other, when that top cover starts to tear/deteriorate, I order a replacement and put the second one that is remaining over the new one. That way the covers are cheap, give double protection and last a comparatively long time for the money.
 

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Question:
How do you use a tarp or a cover on your motorcycle immediately after parking it?

Won't that cover touch the exhaust pipes or a cylinder head and melt?

Or do you have to get in the habit of parking the bike first, going inside and doing your business for a while,
and then 15 minutes later come back outside and put your tarp / cover on it?
 

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Question:
How do you use a tarp or a cover on your motorcycle immediately after parking it?

Won't that cover touch the exhaust pipes or a cylinder head and melt?

Or do you have to get in the habit of parking the bike first, going inside and doing your business for a while,
and then 15 minutes later come back outside and put your tarp / cover on it?
The last bit. I let the bikes cool down for a while - maybe up to an hour, depending on the bike. The cover can retain the heat of the engine for a long time. The Aprilia, like most Italian bikes, runs hot so I let it cool down for a couple of hours.
 

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I've been looking for this cover. Anyone know where I can get one? It appears to be some sort of stretchy material?

 
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I got a cheap cover, looks much better than my old one. Now, to answer a question, yes, I let my bike cool down after riding, a very good suggestion.

I'll consider the more expensive cover once this one dies.
 
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