BMW K bikes (Bricks)

You are not connected. Please login or register

View previous topic View next topic Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]


1Back to top Go down   Outdoor storage Bike Cover Woes  Empty Outdoor storage Bike Cover Woes on Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:53 am

TSBT

avatar
Silver member
Silver member
Hey all,

I bought a house with no garage and a parking pad out front, four years ago, then bought a 92' K100 RS last year. Each day that it's damp or rains I have this growing anxiety that the rubber hoses/seals will crack, the frame will rust, or the tank will suddenly develop a rust blemish. Perhaps it was the cover I purchased for it after I bought that wasn't the best quality, it or maybe there is no cover that fully protects a bike outside, however I noticed a tiny bit of rust developing under the paint on my tank. Can anyone suggest a good, waterproof (or close to it) cover that served you well? Scanning the BMW parts website I see a cover on there for the K100s which I may consider but I'm curious if anyone else has a better suggestion, or has had better luck with another brand. At this point money is no object.

Any suggestions are appreciated,
Chris


__________________________________________________
Chris
    

2Back to top Go down   Outdoor storage Bike Cover Woes  Empty I might add... on Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:28 am

TSBT

avatar
Silver member
Silver member
This outdoor cover solution is only for 5-6 months of the year it's then winterized and sits in a covered garage.

Cheers and thanks!
Chris


__________________________________________________
Chris
    

3Back to top Go down   Outdoor storage Bike Cover Woes  Empty Re: Outdoor storage Bike Cover Woes on Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:11 pm

charlie99

charlie99
VIP
VIP
ive got one too chris ...a nice vynl with cloth liner covers mine up pretty well and big enough for the rt windshield as well as the back box ...ill post a pic later

i purchased it from "aldi ",,,so maybe available in your area ...when they do the motorcylcle specific sale items through the year ,,,from memory about 39 dollars aussie


__________________________________________________
cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OOutdoor storage Bike Cover Woes  Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

4Back to top Go down   Outdoor storage Bike Cover Woes  Empty Re: Outdoor storage Bike Cover Woes on Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:19 pm

Crazy Frog

Crazy Frog
admin
admin
A good cover should let the air flow through. Otherwise, it will trap the dampness and this is when problems occur.


__________________________________________________
Outdoor storage Bike Cover Woes  Frog15Outdoor storage Bike Cover Woes  Logo2101986 k75, 1985 K100rt, 1985 K100rt/EML GT2 sidecar, 1999 K1200lt/Hannigan Astro Sport sidecar.
    

5Back to top Go down   Outdoor storage Bike Cover Woes  Empty Re: Outdoor storage Bike Cover Woes on Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:35 pm

JR_K100RS

JR_K100RS
Life time member
Life time member
G'day TSBT , when I was touring overseas for 7 months I used a very high quality cover but even with that I had problems with the paint on the edges of my fairing & mirror pods chaffing , in the end I had to tape all of the edges up to protect them , if money is no problem may I suggest a cover held off the bike with a frame , try to google "portable gazeebo" or "work tent" , you could even make a custom frame that is say 1.5m wide by 3m long & get a canvas cover fitted to it , closed on 3 sides and just big enough to back the bike into , or even a canvas shade sail ?

thoughts ?

JR

Melbourne Australia


__________________________________________________
Diamond Grey ( 617 ) 1987 K100RS ( European Delivery ) Original owner
    

6Back to top Go down   Outdoor storage Bike Cover Woes  Empty Re: Outdoor storage Bike Cover Woes on Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:00 am

JR_K100RS

JR_K100RS
Life time member
Life time member
take a look at www.portablegaragedepot.com then click on Motorcycle/ATV

JR


__________________________________________________
Diamond Grey ( 617 ) 1987 K100RS ( European Delivery ) Original owner
    

7Back to top Go down   Outdoor storage Bike Cover Woes  Empty Re: Outdoor storage Bike Cover Woes on Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:09 am

charlie99

charlie99
VIP
VIP
just some pics of mine

Outdoor storage Bike Cover Woes  Img_1310



Outdoor storage Bike Cover Woes  Img_1311


__________________________________________________
cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OOutdoor storage Bike Cover Woes  Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

8Back to top Go down   Outdoor storage Bike Cover Woes  Empty Re: Outdoor storage Bike Cover Woes on Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:46 am

Crazy Frog

Crazy Frog
admin
admin
This one is the best one that I've seen yet.

Outdoor storage Bike Cover Woes  Mdm_cycle_enclosure


__________________________________________________
Outdoor storage Bike Cover Woes  Frog15Outdoor storage Bike Cover Woes  Logo2101986 k75, 1985 K100rt, 1985 K100rt/EML GT2 sidecar, 1999 K1200lt/Hannigan Astro Sport sidecar.
    

9Back to top Go down   Outdoor storage Bike Cover Woes  Empty Re: Outdoor storage Bike Cover Woes on Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:36 am

88

88
Life time member
Life time member
Aw bv€€er Charlie 99 - I had one of those in my hand a couple of weeks ago but I didn't think it would fit over the LT screen. I'll get one next time round.
88KE


__________________________________________________
Outdoor storage Bike Cover Woes  Ir-log11 88....May contain nuts!Outdoor storage Bike Cover Woes  Ir-log11

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
K1: 1990. 6374189. Custom Stealth Black paint.
    

10Back to top Go down   Outdoor storage Bike Cover Woes  Empty Cycle Shelter Folding Motorcycle Cover on Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:29 pm

TSBT

avatar
Silver member
Silver member
Thanks for all the great tips all. I've reached out to the Cycle Shelter people, says Out of Stock on the site. Great solution thanks Crazy Frog. I'm sure my neighbors will think I have an Alien ship parked out front, ha! In the meantime I put a broomstick on my seat, handle resting with padded plumbing foam on the end, rests nicely just above the instruments cluster. Fingers crossed, boys.

Chris


__________________________________________________
Chris
    

11Back to top Go down   Outdoor storage Bike Cover Woes  Empty Re: Outdoor storage Bike Cover Woes on Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:26 pm

cruise_carter

cruise_carter
active member
active member
http://www.royaldistributing.com/Catalogues/Main/2012-Spring-Fall/Sections/16/files/mobile/index.html#4

Royal Distributing has cycle shelters.
They have a store in Whitby where BMW is.

299.
Chris, I stopped by today to look at one.
Frame is good quality and the fabric appears to be ripstop nylon similar to a tent fly fabric.
Well vented.
Using my calibrated eyeball and big feet, it is about 9 feet long and closed it covered the scooter easily in the pic.
Outdoor storage Bike Cover Woes  Closed12
Outdoor storage Bike Cover Woes  Open212

opens and closes one-handed easily


Dale


__________________________________________________
Currently on the hunt for another old K bike (K100RS would be perfect)
2004 R1200CLC (gone recently......those evo brakes are brutal)
1985 K100RT, lots of km but lots of life left (gone)
2002 HD Electra Glide Classic (gone)
1987 K100RS (gone)
2002 HD Road Glide (gone)
2000 R1100R (gone)
lots more in the past........
    

View previous topic View next topic Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum