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PostAuthor: Jake » Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:21 pm

Hey Guys and Gals,

I bought 5 of these on Ebay, 3 for my brothers' 600 Shadows, 1 for my 'Rago ( outta four of us that ride, I'm the only sensible one :werd: ), and 1 for a co-worker's 800 Vulcan.

According to the measuring instructions the "ragos should use a small cover and the Shadows and Vulcan measured for a medium, I just ordered all 5 in the medium, figured a little extra can't hurt.

As it turned out, the medium fits pretty good, I only need to shorten the bungees or find a different place to hook them.

Anyway, enuff said. Here's the link, cyclesunblocker , and a few pics of my 'Rago covered.

EDIT: I see they offer free shipping now !!! When I bought them it was $3.99 for the first and $1.99 for each additional. Sure hope some of you take advantage of that deal.
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PostAuthor: 48vintage » Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:37 pm

That's a nice one . . for years I have used a white single size fitted cotton sheet to protect from sun, tree sap, bird droppings and such - elastic hooks around the front and real signals, and covers everything from the windshield to the rear lights, ain't much protection from rain though.

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PostAuthor: Jake » Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:48 pm

I figger'd it's a good deal. I can ride to work when the sun is shinin' and if there's a chance of rain, I just cover it, don't need to worry about gettin' melted on the pipes, and Presto !!...no wet butt after work !!

I have a full size cover too but this small one is great for take along. Takes up virtually no room at all in the saddlebags.
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PostAuthor: Mopar » Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:03 pm

Jake, I like that. I've been looking at half covers just to keep the seat dry. I have a full cover too, but it's a bit of a PITA to take off and store in the morning when all I often need is just something to keep the dew off the seat.
How do you think the fit on the size you bought compares to the "correct" size?

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PostAuthor: Jake » Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:21 pm

Since I don't have the suggested " correct size " it's hard to say. I like the way it fits, but not the bungees, they are a bit long. that can be fixed easily tho. It also depends on where and exactly how you attach them.

You can't really see in the pics, but the front ones are looped over the fender and the back ones are looped over the saddle bag straps. The bungees on the front are a little longer than the back, you could reverse the cover too, I just put it on this way for now, didn't try an alternate way yet.

My measurements are 44" from front of tank to back of seat. The distance from the front of the tank to the front of the back rest is 42". Yours should be the same since you have the Mustang now.

This is where it gets a little sticky. I bought a 50" cover and the finished size is more like 47". So, if you were to buy a 44" the finished size may be more like 41" or 42".

I would suggest from that info, that the safest method would be to buy the 50" and make slight modifications. Easy to shorten, impossible to lengthen.
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PostAuthor: sdswingr » Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:28 pm

Just ordered two, great find jake...
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PostAuthor: Jake » Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:29 pm

Yeah, too bad it cost me an extra $3.99 for mine !!
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PostAuthor: Jake » Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:36 pm

Hey guys, just surfin' Ebay and found they're selling 'em for $5 and free shipping !
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PostAuthor: mark75 » Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:37 am

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PostAuthor: coalstoves » Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:06 am

HEHEHEHeee

Looks like someone found a way to market all them left over Ironing Board Covers .
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Re: Mini Cover

PostAuthor: American XV535 1996 » Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:49 pm

I just bought 2 of them (Small Size) at $5.00 each with FREE shipping for my 1996 XV 535. Can't beat the price thats for sure. :thumbs:
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PostAuthor: Roger Ramjet » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:47 pm

coalstoves";p="123573 wrote:HEHEHEHeee

Looks like someone found a way to market all them left over Ironing Board Covers .



LOL I was thinking the same thing. I'd have no use for that cover. Unless there is zero percent chance of rain mine stays in the garage. Okay call me a wimp.
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Re: Mini Cover

PostAuthor: American XV535 1996 » Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:15 pm

My bike came with a full cover but I wouldn't carry that one around in a saddlebag.

The small "ironing board " cover I would though, and will use it to keep bird droppings off my seat and gas tank. Cleaning tree sap isnt much fun either.

At 5 bucks shipped, it is a pretty cheap peace of mind/insurance item.

But hey, to each their own, maybe some like sitting on a fresh warm wet sky bomb. Or the paint stains in their tank.:doh:

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PostAuthor: Mopar » Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:50 pm

Bump.
Just wanted to say these covers have been great so far. At the motel we're staying at on vacation there are pine trees all around; as well as birds that [strike]shi[/strike]sit in those trees. Neither is fun to clean up. With these covers, we have been putting them on as soon as we park the bikes. At the end of the day we put the full covers on right over the ironing board covers. The cover folds up so small I could shove it in a jacket pocket if I wanted, and goes on the bike in seconds.
What a great idea!

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Re: Mini Cover

PostAuthor: exit27 » Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:14 am

I'll bet that cover really reduces the temperature of the seat after the bike has been sitting in the sun, and the accompanying UV damage (not to mention butt burn!). I like it. exit27 '82XV750

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PostAuthor: Jake » Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:24 am

exit27";p="157505 wrote:I'll bet that cover really reduces the temperature of the seat after the bike has been sitting in the sun


It does !!
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PostAuthor: Mopar » Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:29 am


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PostAuthor: Jake » Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:44 am

Mopar, which size did you go with ?
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