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    Motorcycle cover advice

    I've got a 2011 RT with a topcase and factory radio antenna.

    I'm looking for options for a packable cover. So far, the ones I've found were: E-Z Touring, Geza (!!$$!!) and Nelson Rigg.

    I think I only need a half cover. I'll probably only use it for overnight parking and if I'm caught parked in a rain storm.

    I'd appreciate any info/advice/other brands you could provide.

    Thank you in advance!
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    I have been using an E-Z Touring covers for more years than I care to admit to , and I'm very happy with them (for different bikes) . You can fold and roll them small enough to fit in your helmet , but use the stuff sack . They take up less room than you'd think.

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    E-Z Touring for decades here.
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    +1 for EZ Touring, have been very satisfied with their covers.
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    EZ Touring for my '09RT with all cases. +1 for me too. I can check later which size Traveller Half cover I got. I actually ordered 2 sizes to test and returned the one that was too small. Also, from what I've read, the Geza cover is not waterproof. Mostly designed for transporting the bike and as a dust/sun cover.
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    EZ Touring here as well. Using the same one on my 2015 RT that I originally bought for my 2007 LT. Packs small...works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketmanli View Post
    EZ Touring for my '09RT with all cases. +1 for me too. I can check later which size Traveller Half cover I got. I actually ordered 2 sizes to test and returned the one that was too small. Also, from what I've read, the Geza cover is not waterproof. Mostly designed for transporting the bike and as a dust/sun cover.
    Please do. I'd appreciate knowing what size cover you selected.
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    For those of you with the EZ Touring cover, do you have the Traveler (half cover) or Wanderer (full cover)?

    I saw them (EZ Touring) at the Rally but never got over to speak to them. Shame on me.

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    Consider a half-cover (ideal for touring) from either UltraGard or Nelson-Rigg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DBCasey View Post
    For those of you with the EZ Touring cover, do you have the Traveler (half cover) or Wanderer (full cover)?

    I like the half Cover for trips because of the small packed size.
    We have used the same Traveller A since the early to mid 90s. It has fit well on our K75S, K1200RS, K1300S and R1200RS.
    Our covers are not waterproof. If they are, maybe all the moisture on the inside is from condensation collecting.







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    I have the traveler A for my 07 RT. One word of caution if the cover is to be left in the sun a lot. Read the instructions carefully about how to treat it for UV rays. If you don't then don't expect it to last over a year.

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    The question of "Which cover?" comes up quite often. You might want to search for some ofthe older threads. My Nelson Rig UV2000 is pictured in this thread. The no-name 49L top case has since been replaced with a Shad 50. The cover still fits and is still in great shape after five years. About $35.
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    Nelson-rigg full cover, waterproof, not the smallest in size for packing, but the price is right
    Mine was on my 1200gs, k1600 and now RT, no signs of wear

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    Please do. I'd appreciate knowing what size cover you selected.
    Just checked...it is the Traveller "X". Works perfectly with side and top cases installed.
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    For my RT

    I use the Wanderer, with a caribiner through the grommet that attaches to my sidestand so that it doesnt blow away during the night.


    Quote Originally Posted by DBCasey View Post
    For those of you with the EZ Touring cover, do you have the Traveler (half cover) or Wanderer (full cover)?

    I saw them (EZ Touring) at the Rally but never got over to speak to them. Shame on me.

    DC
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