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Tried searching, and ZERO hits. Is that possible that nobody has talked about bike covers? Most search engines on forum servers are crap, and I think that's probably the case here, but wanted to try before I get chastised by Panzermann:ROFLMAO:.

Anyway, just like the title says, I spent enough in 2 days on this stupid bike (over $2,500), so need to tone it down a little. Ha ha. And still need to buy a trailer, and other crap. But still want something that fits relatively well (rather than flopping all over the floor, etc), and it's of good quality, so I only have to buy one. Inside the garage it should last my ownership of the bike, whatever that is. With the jugs sticking out that much, it might have to be something made for R bikes, I'd assume. Otherwise, we'd end up with an XL cover, flopping all over, and I don't want that. So let's see what you've got :). Thank you.
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No such animal exists, but best bet would be the Cycle Gear house brand, and you don't need to worry about the extra width. One member here made his own dust cover, if you are willing to put a little effort into it.

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One member here made his own dust cover, if you are willing to put a little effort into it.
Oh no; I'm not that good. Ha ha. So no R bike covers, huh? Oh well. Will just buy something then. Hopefully somebody with the CycleGear one will post a photo. But will check them out tomorrow. It's not a big deal, but if it's floppy, I'd have to cinch it down, so my wife's Tesla tells her to 'stop' where it does now (it only has sensors, since no grille), so it can clear the garage door. I don't want her to move more forward after 'stop', since she could hit the bike. There are about 8" of clearance, at that point.
 

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Spouse got me a BMW (OEM) cover a while back, really like it, covers the r1200r + 2 Shad-37 side cases and also has a transparent portion for the license-plate, it is a few years old now so not sure about cost nowadays, similar to this one
 

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Thank you. Forgot about Bob's place. Searched for R1250R, and found all of these: Bike Covers for R1250R | Bob's BMW . But it says that also fit the F800, so definitely not an R-specific cover. Yours is like the second from the left, which is probably the best. The third looks interesting too, but not available for our bikes anymore. And the last 2 look like Dowco Guardians, but the bikes under them are not Rs. If I don't find anything better and cheaper, I'd get the $139 from Bob's. Thanks again for that great help :).
 

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Tried searching, and ZERO hits. Is that possible that nobody has talked about bike covers? Most search engines on forum servers are crap, and I think that's probably the case here, but wanted to try before I get chastised by Panzermann:ROFLMAO:.

Anyway, just like the title says, I spent enough in 2 days on this stupid bike (over $2,500), so need to tone it down a little. Ha ha. And still need to buy a trailer, and other crap. But still want something that fits relatively well (rather than flopping all over the floor, etc), and it's of good quality, so I only have to buy one. Inside the garage it should last my ownership of the bike, whatever that is. With the jugs sticking out that much, it might have to be something made for R bikes, I'd assume. Otherwise, we'd end up with an XL cover, flopping all over, and I don't want that. So let's see what you've got :). Thank you.
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I'm using an Oxford 'Dormex' on my 2016, which should fit much the same on your 2020.
It's light, repels water to very limited extent, and most of all its cheap, $30 - $40 AUD ( I paid $34.95). Oxford Link

Just snapped a couple of quick pics, currently with OEM sport screen fitted and BMW soft bag on the rack. As you can see, with the bag removed it will cover all of the rear wheel, but doesn't quite make it with the bag in-situ. The cover comes in a few sizes, mine's MEDIUM.

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Dowco guardian weatherall, size large. Without cases it goes quite close to the ground for good coverage (see photo). Can just stretch it on with both factory top an side cases mounted. Dowco makes other lighter covers as well. Great warranty - Dowco recently replaced the cover when exposure deteriorated it (they have since stopped making covers with the reflective and heat resistant lower band of fabric, which is the portion that started tearing).

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The BMW all weather is overkill for a indoor cover. Something like a Nelson-Riggs cover will last for years indoors and is cheap.
If you want to get fancy look at Geza cover.
These can be custom fit and use a stretchy material. Yoga pants for you bike :)
 
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Indoors? Inexpensive bed sheet.
Come on man; you want your $20K motorcycle under a bed sheet? Ha ha. J/K, of course. Not a bad idea, but I need something that fits tight, and it's easy to put on, since the bike is buried in the front right corner of the garage, and my wife's car would have to detect the cover right against the bike, or the door wouldn't close. When her Tesla says 'stop', it's just perfect now.

The BMW all weather is overkill for a indoor cover. Something like a Nelson-Riggs cover will last for years indoors and is cheap.
Yeah, I'm going to look into those later today. And I wouldn't go any more 'custom' than the BMW cover for $135... but it's not even a model specific cover, since it's also listed for the F900, so why pay more for a generic size than you have to, right? So need to look for a LARGE size cover for our bike, due to the long wheelbase, and protruding jugs, correct? Mine doesn't have any bags or windscreen, and I won't store it with the tail-bag installed, so the smallest possible size that is not too tight would be perfect. Thank you.
 

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Come on man; you want your $20K motorcycle under a bed sheet? Ha ha. J/K, of course. Not a bad idea, but I need something that fits tight, and it's easy to put on, since the bike is buried in the front right corner of the garage, and my wife's car would have to detect the cover right against the bike, or the door wouldn't close. When her Tesla says 'stop', it's just perfect now.
They sell fitted sheets. Do I have to think of everything? ;)
 
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I want a proper cover, and they're cheap enough that I don't have to even think about that option. Ha ha. Here are my 2 finalists, so you guys can comment on them:



I think I already owned the 2nd one (not absolutely sure though), and wasn't impressed by the material, which didn't feel nice for the paint; just thin nylon. The first one is cheaper, but supposedly of a nicer material than the Dowco. So what do you guys think? By the way, we need size M for our bike (90" long, and our bike is 84), at least stock, like mine. With side cases and top trunk, then maybe L. Thank you.
 

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I used the Oxford Dormex on my R1200R LC for 3 years and liked it. The material is quite good and can be washed easily in a machine. Size medium with no top box/panniers
 

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Excellent. I'm going with that one then. Going to order it right now. Thank you very much for your input.
 

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If you have panniers/top box you will need something bigger than medium, I think.
 

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As I mentioned before, I don't, and don't plan to. A top box, absolutely never. Ha ha. Side cases is possible, but I'd have to park the bike in the garage without them anyway, so not an issue for the cover. Plus I need it relatively tight, so M it is for me :).
 

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I think it is a pity to hide a beautiful bike under a cover if it is indoors in your garage...
I like watching and touching it whenever I pass it underway to the loo ;)
Also people tend to be more careful if they can see what they might be damaging.

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Yeah, but yours has telelever. Ha ha. The issue here it's super dusty most of the time, so after months of not using it, it'd look uglier with all the dust than with a cover :).
 
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