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Storage Cover that fits?

I don't want to spend $189.00 US for a BMW Motorrad cover that fits the R1200 GS Adventure as it will be used very infrequently.

Many other brands out there, ranging in size up to 2XL.

What is everyone using for their bikes equipped with a top box and panniers?

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Though I don't use it often, I'm partial to the Aerostich cover. It's very light and packs up very small and they sell one that's designed to cover a touring bike with a top box.

https://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-...-covers-6.html

I've had this one for 7 years and used it on my K1600GT as well as the 1200GS with Touratech panniers and top box.

Aerostich is a great company with products made in 'merica.
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Had a BMW cover for my '94 GS and '99 S. Loved it because it went down to the cover both wheels' rubber and kept all sorts of sideways rain off the bike, even typhoons in Tokyo. However, now I am partial to portable and am thinking that a simple camouflage tarp from Walmart or TrueValue $15-20 covers most of the bike and is held down by bungee that will be in my gear already.
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Guardian Hi-Viz Motorcycle Cover by Dowco Guardian Hi-Viz Motorcycle Cover by Dowco G

I’ve had no problems with this one , I have the HiViz version.
https://dowcopowersports.com/guardia...orcycle-cover/
$23.25

I have the GSA with top and side boxes, fits great.
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However, now I am partial to portable and am thinking that a simple camouflage tarp from Walmart or TrueValue $15-20 covers most of the bike and is held down by bungee that will be in my gear already.
An added advantage to a Walmart tarp over your bike would be making it so unattractive it might discourage Thieves
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I use a custom half cover by Tour King at home and on the road. $55. I have one for all of my bikes.

BMW Covers : Tour King

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Though I don't use it often, I'm partial to the Aerostich cover. It's very light and packs up very small and they sell one that's designed to cover a touring bike with a top box.

https://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-...-covers-6.html

I've had this one for 7 years and used it on my K1600GT as well as the 1200GS with Touratech panniers and top box.

Aerostich is a great company with products made in 'merica.
Which do you use for a GG with a trunk?

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To sidetrack it a little, which packs smaller?

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The Tour King is also made in 'merica'. Here's a pic of the half cover in it's storage bag. I used a bottle of Jack for scale...
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