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Old 05-20-2012, 12:37 PM   #43
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:22 PM   #44
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I have a crazy idea Idea for a cover. What about using luggage wrap and just literally sealing the bike in once it is on the carrier? It would cling tightly to the bike and even if there were a gap, shouldn't move once your on the way.

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Old 05-21-2012, 04:42 AM   #45
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I never cover the bike. You run the risk of ruining your paint. Just wash it when you arrive.
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:59 AM   #46
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Gatorhyde cover is the way to go! No dirt, no rain, no wear on paint, after six years on the road my bike is like new.
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I haul my Motorscooter on a carrier and cover it. I have not seen any untoward effects from the cover. I can see it in my rear view monitor and the cover doesn't move around much at all. Now if it were on a trailer and further back, it may get a lot more wind and it might be possible to get some damage. But, up close to the rear of the vehicle not much wind at all.
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:48 AM   #48
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The cover I have is very light weight and mesh so its not trapping the dirt and heavy enough to tough up the paint.

It is a good point though ; if using a cover, it has to be breathable and very light weight, knowing fair well that you'll go through a few a year.

Just my opinion ; just returned from only Trip 1 using the carrier.

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