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Offline Padmiester

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Outdoor cover for my 650 GT
« on: Mar 20, 2019, 04:10 PM »
Hi folks, after some advice. Picking up my Versys this weekend and I need an outdoor cover that will do the job with topbox and panniers fitted. I used an Oxford Stormex on my last bike but that's not going to fit. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Outdoor cover for my 650 GT
« Reply #1 on: Mar 20, 2019, 05:38 PM »
A work friend of mine is using the stormshield motorcycle cover from Specialised Covers  :123A:

https://www.specialisedcovers.com/stormshield-motorcycle-cover/



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                          Details HERE  :123A:

Offline Padmiester

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Re: Outdoor cover for my 650 GT
« Reply #2 on: Mar 21, 2019, 09:45 AM »
Thanks, will give them a look!

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Re: Outdoor cover for my 650 GT
« Reply #3 on: Apr 01, 2019, 03:45 PM »
Padmeister - did you find one?

I had a look at Towerman's suggestion but it was a) out of my budget, and b) I am looking for something for occasional overnight use. I think that Specialised Covers are heavy duty - intended as the main storage solution.

I am looking at an Oxford CV202 https://www.oxfordaccessories.co.uk/products/kawasaki-versys-650-oxford-aquatex-cv202-waterproof-motorbike-black-silver-cover - but I don't think that this caters for the windshield. I have asked Oxford Products and wait for their response.


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Offline Padmiester

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Re: Outdoor cover for my 650 GT
« Reply #4 on: Apr 01, 2019, 04:33 PM »
Heya. Had a look at the cover but since Iím a stingy git (must be my Scottish ancestry 😉) I looked at other options. Emailed Oxford about their covers and got a semi-useless reply.

Emailed CradleyKawasaki and they said that the following cover would fit my GT.

Premium Outdoor Cover XL with Top Case
Part #039PCU0018A

https://www.kawasaki.co.uk/en/accessories/In_the_Garage/Covers/PREMIUM_OUTDOOR_COVERS?UidCat=0202XEYNBkU9Iw&UidSubCat=062DWlhZXFhaWllYWF1cXVxdXVBaWFhfXkYNBkU9Iw&Uid=0873XlBcWFpdUVwMXgtdXAtfWlENCwteDlsOXFhbCl4NXVE

That Oxford cover that you linked to I donít think is suitable for me as I need a cover which will cover panniers and top box.

Iíve ordered it and will let the forum know if it fits.
« Last Edit: Apr 01, 2019, 04:45 PM by Padmiester »

Offline Padmiester

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Re: Outdoor cover for my 650 GT
« Reply #5 on: Apr 03, 2019, 12:53 PM »
Just an update. Kawasaki emailed this morning and kindly informed me that the bike cover is out of stock until July!🧐

The search continues...

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Re: Outdoor cover for my 650 GT
« Reply #6 on: Apr 03, 2019, 07:26 PM »
That kawasaki one looks very much like the Oxford Protex outdoor cover an xl one is £84 here https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/234315


Offline Padmiester

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Re: Outdoor cover for my 650 GT
« Reply #7 on: Apr 03, 2019, 07:35 PM »
Aye, it does Supamag. I have found a cover from Kawasaki Original Parts so I can compare it to my old Oxford Cover. Will update this post when it arrives.

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Re: Outdoor cover for my 650 GT
« Reply #8 on: Apr 04, 2019, 03:36 PM »
Well. the Kawasaki Premium Outdoor Bike Cover Extra Large Size with top box (Part no:039PCU0018) arrived this afternoon. I compared it to my Oxford Stormex from my old bike and they are very similar. Even with an MRA touring screen at its fullest height the curtain of the cover fits like a glove over the front wheel, and its plenty wide enough to cover the panniers and rear wheel. I would say it's a little large for the 650, but no part of the cover drags on the ground (although maybe I've only ever covered naked bikes I'm used to seeing a closer fit).Let's see how long it lasts compared to the Stormex which started to come apart at the seams after 2 years. Hope this is of some use to anyone looking for a cover.
« Last Edit: Apr 04, 2019, 03:40 PM by Padmiester »

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Re: Outdoor cover for my 650 GT
« Reply #9 on: Apr 04, 2019, 05:42 PM »
Thanks for the update Padmiester, I don't plan on covering my bike with the top box on so I think the large should be fine for the bike with no boxes.