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Cover fro a Concours 14
« on: September 29, 2017, 01:32:30 am »
What is everyone using,,
Do you have a trunk?

My bike is out side during the summer but stored inside in the winter.
But im seeing some things starting to fade

Input please
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Re: Cover fro a Concours 14
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2017, 02:10:41 am »
Shoot...I just use a cheap frugal cover I found at Walmart for big bikes.
I seen some folks stoop to using a bed sheet to keep the UV off their bikes.
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Re: Cover fro a Concours 14
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2017, 02:42:01 am »
Might try putting this in the C14 section.  Anyhow, I use a Wal-Mart cover while it's parked in the garage.  At work, I use a half cover to keep the sun off.
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Re: Cover fro a Concours 14
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2017, 03:17:02 am »
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Re: Cover fro a Concours 14
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2017, 08:31:33 am »
I ride a C-10 with a Givi trunk and have been pleased with this cover: Guardian By Dowco - UltraLite Indoor/Outdoor Motorcycle Cover - 2 Year Limited Warranty - Water Resistant - UV Protection - Blue - XL [ 26011-01 ]
Bought it on Amazon.
It's a little large, but is easy to put on when I get to work, and packs easily into one of my side bags. 

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Re: Cover fro a Concours 14
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2017, 10:27:53 pm »
I use the OEM cover. It's a bit expensive but I found a new one on C-list that was still in the package for about half on new.

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Re: Cover fro a Concours 14
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2017, 01:24:15 am »
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Re: Cover fro a Concours 14
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2017, 08:26:22 pm »
What is everyone using,,
Do you have a trunk?

My bike is out side during the summer but stored inside in the winter.
But im seeing some things starting to fade

Input please


I use the factory one.  Its not much more than after market brands, and its thick and will last forever.  Though I dont keep mine outside at any time and I Dont think the factory cover is waterproof at all.


If I had to leave it outside like you do, I would buy a dowco.

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Re: Cover fro a Concours 14
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2017, 09:03:47 am »
I have no garage so it's outside year round.  I use a DOWCO all weather when it's parked and when I'm on the road I use a Tour King half cover.  Would have liked to have a COG Tour King cover but after waiting a couple of years for them to get in stock I decided to just get one from the company itself.
 
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Re: Cover fro a Concours 14
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2017, 04:01:52 am »
I bought a Geza half cover when I bought the bike 4+ years ago. It's still tight and does not sag. I've washed it 2 maybe 3 times. I use it every day/night. The bike sits under a Carport year around in mid Calif. It's a nice cover that I'd buy again.
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Re: Cover fro a Concours 14
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2017, 10:40:08 am »
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Re: Cover fro a Concours 14
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2017, 11:24:15 pm »
CoverMax XL
+1 I'm still using the CoverMax I purchased for my 08. It's lasted 8 years and not one rip.

https://www.shadyproducts.com/ This is a half cover, folds up to size of a small Nerf football.
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Re: Cover fro a Concours 14
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2017, 07:33:28 am »
If you are frugal get a bed wetters bed sheet and stretch it over the bike, and it is waterproof   ;D

When I had my first C10 that is what I used, and drew the COG logo on the front   :great:
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Re: Cover fro a Concours 14
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2017, 08:44:21 pm »
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Re: Cover fro a Concours 14
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2017, 03:26:19 am »
I have a tall windshield and a Givi V56 and this is what fits very well over it all. It is a half cover because the bike is garage kept.
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Re: Cover fro a Concours 14
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2017, 04:18:40 pm »
This cover came with my purchase of the bike. First time I have ever put it on was this past weekend. It is the Kawasaki cover. Doubt it was intended for outside use since it does not seem water proof. I doubt it is any good for travel since it is huge even rolled up. Has a zip out portion on tail for a top box which would only complicate the install IMO. I don't think the original owner ever used it much at all and I probably won't either. I ride a lot  :motonoises:

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Re: Cover fro a Concours 14
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2017, 03:46:15 pm »
I bought the OEM cover and used it outside. I bought it for that purpose, when I moved temporarily for work and had to park the bike outside for six months, two years in a row. The cover works nice, and did a great job of protecting the bike, and the Corbin seat I had on the bike at the time. I can attest that it does keep the bike dry. Great cover.

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Re: Cover fro a Concours 14
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2017, 09:30:07 pm »
I have a Geza Gear cover.  Use it every day at work, in the blazing sun.  The cover has faded a bit.  Somewhat waterproof, very dustproof, and windproof.  Comes with a stuff sack small enough to fit in my Smuggler trunk (takes up 1/2 the room).  Only had this one about 3 years.  No difficulties so far.  It's rip and tear resistant.  The last one I had lasted for about 7 years before I sold it with the bike. 
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Re: Cover fro a Concours 14
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2017, 12:14:51 am »
I have a Geza Gear cover.  Use it every day at work, in the blazing sun.  The cover has faded a bit.  Somewhat waterproof, very dustproof, and windproof.  Comes with a stuff sack small enough to fit in my Smuggler trunk (takes up 1/2 the room).  Only had this one about 3 years.  No difficulties so far.  It's rip and tear resistant.  The last one I had lasted about 7 years before I sold the bike.

Geza Gear Covers last a long time. I have one I got around 1996 and it is still good. It is smaller though, for a sportbike.

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Re: Cover fro a Concours 14
« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2017, 04:44:50 pm »
I ordered one of these. http://www.coveranything.com/motorcycle-covers/?sitelink=yes&gclid=Cj0KCQjwg7HPBRDUARIsAMeR_0j6kikBbrJFF_ys_H9dcIaT7PQrLS0BzrkL78Pv5G5cQNuurhYlnQUaAnmGEALw_wcB&find=2016-kawasaki-concours-14-499275
When the cover arrived I thought it was of good quality but I think the size was meant for a Ninja 14 and not a Concours. I contacted Cover Anything and they sent me a return label and this cover is on the way back to them. They are going to make size adjustment, I will then let them know how it works out so they can make a change to there order system. I will post back when everything has been worked out. So far they have been very easy and good to work with...
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Re: Cover fro a Concours 14
« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2017, 04:56:33 pm »
This I am sure would be another great option. Double the price of the Cover Anything cover and I have never had a motorcycle cover from them but they have covered my Chevelle, my 56 and my Duramax. They produce a super high quality product.
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Re: Cover fro a Concours 14
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2017, 03:34:26 pm »


Nelson Rigg UV2000 extra large, water proof and compacts to a very small size in supplied storage pouch. Less that $40 at Amazon
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Re: Cover fro a Concours 14
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2017, 04:54:03 pm »


Nelson Rigg UV2000 extra large, water proof and compacts to a very small size in supplied storage pouch. Less that $40 at Amazon

Looks like it fits well, is it breathable and what is the interior like is it soft where it lays against the bike?
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Re: Cover fro a Concours 14
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2017, 05:50:30 pm »
^^^^^^^

The interior fabric is a very smooth polyester or something like that. It does not have any felt or cloth interior where dirt could be trapped and scratch the body work. Its water proof exterior so any breathing your are referring too would come from a draft from below. This is a 1/2 cover BTW.  36 bucks shipped with prime AMZ. I use these covers every day and the bikes get covered everyday at work.

I use a large for the ZX14 and an XL for the KLR which has a top case and side panniers

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