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    Recomendations on Outside Motorcycle Cover.

    My CB1100F lives outside in the condo parking lot.
    Would like for it not to be returned to the earth.

    Figured a cover would help.
    Any recommendation ?
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    I've seen some drive-in clam shell type covers for motorcycles that would do the trick but are a little pricey. I have a garage for my bikes but I hate using covers on them as I believe covers trap moisture on the bikes. In stead I use bed sheets to keep the dust off but allow them to breath. I would assume the same would apply to bikes out doors - you will want a cover that keeps the moisture off them but breath to keep the moisture from being trapped inside the cover. I think if it was me - I would rent a storage locker somewhere close to your location.
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    I do need to get a storage unit or garage to move everything up here.
    But I want the 1100 out in the parking lot for daily use.
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    I got a cheapo cover for my cb350, and within a month the chrome exhaust pipes were starting to rust.
    I plan to buy one that I saw at a local Cycle Gear store that is similar to frogg toggs rainwear, with that napkin-feeling material, but with kevlar around the bottom to keep the exhaust from melting it.
    It gave me the impression that is was better quality to last, as well as letting air flow.
    Seems like it was around $50? This store is the same company as the cyclegear.com website, so I bet it's available there.
    If i get a minute later, I'll find you a link.
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    Check out this ebay item (Motorcycle Tent) 221691024996. Not bad pricing and should give you the protection your looking for.
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    That is very cool.
    Was more talking about a slip over cover.
    We don't have individual/set parking spots.
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    Although I'm using a decent quality plastic cover at the moment, I much prefer a canvas one.
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    If humidity is a factor where you live, then covering a bike with a waterproof cover / tarp is probably one of the worst things you can do to it. Make sure the bike can "breathe".

    I'll never forget looking at a Vulcan 1600 that was barely ridden (10K miles) but was stored for a few years under a tarp in a really humid coastal area. Totally fucked every piece of chrome / metal on the bike and it was also seized.

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    I picked up a couple of motorcycle covers from Walmart when they were on clearance for $5. Had the red T500 under one for a month or two until the gas smell from the leaky petcock dissipated. It's one of these blue and silver Adco's and it did not trap moisture underneath it but did keep the T500 dry:

    ADCO (Superior Travel) Motorcycle Cover- Size XL - Walmart.com

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    I'm thinking just about any cover you purchase will cause your bike to rust due to moisture being trapped under it...
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