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Tiger 800 - 800XC Mods & Workshop Workshop and technical talk for the 800 - 800XC Tourer - Adventurer Tigers

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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-21-2017, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
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My bike is going to live outside

What is the best full luggage wet weather adv bike cover? I have the side bags and the 58L topcase on an XRX.
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It looks like touratech makes a nice adv cover, anyone had any experience with their cover? And I noticed that the BMW *gasp* covers are cheaper than a touratech cover. If I use a BMW cover on a tiger will it melt?
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Covers make for fine homes for rodents and all that goes with them.
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Well i'm going to ride the bike minimum of 5 days per week to work. Most likely 6, so not too worried about a rodent. Also the garage next to where i'll be parked is much warmer/dryer and just as easy for them to access.
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My T595 resurrection project sat under this tattered cover for over 3 years. I wouldn't recommend it but previous owner said a nasty looking cover reduces interest from potential bike molesters.
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You might want to look at using a product like ACF50 or FSR360 to coat your bike's metal bits to reduce/eliminate corrosion when kept out in the elements.

Lots of videos on the Tube showing how to use this type of stuff on a Motobikes.

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At home, my bikes live in the garage & are covered with old duvet covers just to keep the dust off.

When away from home on tour or at rallies outside, I now use a £7.95 Aldi bike cover, keeps the rain & shoite off. Bought it as a one use item when I went to IOM last year but it has survived many trips & packs up small & light. protects it from tree sap, Seagull shoite, etc. + out of sight of passing scrotes.
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Well i'm going to ride the bike minimum of 5 days per week to work. Most likely 6, so not too worried about a rodent. Also the garage next to where i'll be parked is much warmer/dryer and just as easy for them to access.
I got a squirrel's nest on my engine overnight. Worse in the tractor and one bike's air cleaner housing. Wires eaten out of the fuse block in the SUV. Etched paint on the Corvette's hood (under the cover).
So just saying....
And good luck.
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I got a squirrel's nest on my engine overnight. Worse in the tractor and one bike's air cleaner housing. Wires eaten out of the fuse block in the SUV. Etched paint on the Corvette's hood (under the cover).
So just saying....
And good luck.
Well I live in the big city so hopefully rodents won't be much of any issue. But good point on the wind wearing on the finish under the cover I'll watch out.

Oh and I bought an Arlen Ness adv cover.
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You might want to look at using a product like ACF50 or FSR360 to coat your bike's metal bits to reduce/eliminate corrosion when kept out in the elements.

Lots of videos on the Tube showing how to use this type of stuff on a Motobikes.

I will! Thank you this is excellent advice.
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