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Old 03-18-2007, 11:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Bubble Motorcycle cover

I would like to know if any one here has used the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Bubble. Please share your thoughts if you've used one.

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Old 03-18-2007, 11:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I saw one, it was lopsided and looked like a waste of money. Sheets work just as well for most people if you want to keep dust off it in storage.

Best way to keep your bike healty, dont store anything that gets near fertalizer near it - rusty nuts!
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Old 03-19-2007, 07:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't know about the HD one, but I've been using a BikeBubble for 5 years now with great results. It keeps pressure off the paint, moisture off the bike, and the filtered air lets it come out of winter storage as clean as the day it went in. I went for an outdoor model. The fabric is tougher, and it's opaque to keep UV off the paint. The only time mine has collapsed down is under snow loading, and around here that melts off in a day or two and it puffs back out. If you are really fanatical you can sweep the snow off it. My favorites are the products by CarCoon, but I don't think he has a stateside distributor at present (made in the UK).
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Old 03-19-2007, 09:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It's way too much work getting it outta the thing every week to go for a ride.
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Old 03-19-2007, 09:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
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IMHO, if you are riding once a week, it's no issue. You unzip the base and take off the cover like any other. I wouldn't use it on a daily rider though - that would be a pain. This type of cover is really for longer term winter storage, particularly if you don't have a garage. Just my .02
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Old 03-19-2007, 11:48 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the feedbacks. I do have a garage but keeping it under sheets or Motorcycle covers don't seem to help the dust that collects on the bike.
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Old 03-19-2007, 08:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have used a bike bubble for about 4 years now and I can honestly say this was the best thing I ever bought for my bike. My bike is stored in a detached, unheated, uninsulated garage. Technically it's a garage but basically it's really more like a really big shed or a small barn because of the uninsulated bare wooden walls.

My bike started to rust almost immediately and I was freaking out about it. I had to constantly remove surface rust on different parts so it wouldn’t get any worse. Then I heard about the bubble and decided it was worth a try to stop the damn rust. Well since I have my bubble there is never any rust on my bike. It also comes out of the bubble just as clean as the day I last put it in there. I use it all the time, not just for winter storage, to keep it rust and dust free. It only takes me about 2 minutes to put the bike in or take it out each time.

I have over $30,000 invested in my bike so spending $250.00 or so for the cover that offers me the best year round protection for my bike was a bargain in my opinion. I will never own another bike with out having a bike bubble to store it in. That’s how much I believe in the bike bubble. You should definitely consider buying one for yourself if you want to protect your bike.
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Old 03-19-2007, 09:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
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you must get lots of laughs...the only bike at the motel in a bubble
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Old 03-20-2007, 01:13 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I have been using the Harley bubble since 2003. They are well worth the money if you want to slow down corrosion. I live in Ohio and do not ride in the winter because of the salty roads. I put the bike in the bubble after the first salt and don't bring it out until spring...just as clean as it went in. I don't use it during the riding season although it takes a whopping 3 minutes to get it off. I am not concerned with dust, just corrosion.

I share the garage with my wife who brings the car in and out all winter. With the hot air coming off the car mixing with the cold garage air condensation was forming on the bikes cold sheet metal. A cover only makes it worse because it traps the moisture. The bubble keeps a constant flow of air on the bike and condensation cannot form.

Most people who knock them have never used one or know what their talking about. I can tell you it only took one time to look under the cover and see condensation all over my bike for me to realize I needed to do something.
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Old 03-20-2007, 07:15 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I don't let the missus park in the garage, so I don't seem to have a problem. Though bedroom gets cold. I could see if a car was going in and alot you might get some moisture. I would how trouble light underneath would work. Probably not quite enough heat.

I have never noticed anything, going to run out and check, Ha
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Old 03-20-2007, 07:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
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You shouldn't have an issue if you keep the cars out of the bike shop. In my case, the wife gets half of the bike shop and I get the other half. My truck sits outside.
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Old 03-20-2007, 07:59 PM   #12 (permalink)
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You shouldn't have an issue if you keep the cars out of the bike shop. In my case, the wife gets half of the bike shop and I get the other half. My truck sits outside.
Have you tried sitting her down and explaing, what this is doing to your bike. Being a reasonable women, I am sure she will come to the same conclusion you do.

With the next wife, do let her get used to parking in there, makes it hard to break.
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Have you tried sitting her down and explaing, what this is doing to your bike. Being a reasonable women, I am sure she will come to the same conclusion you do.

With the next wife, do let her get used to parking in there, makes it hard to break.

I can just see her response when I explain to her that her Beemer is going to have to sit outside in these Ohio winters...and then no

Your right, hard to break them once precedence is established. I need to move and get a 3 car garage or even better...a 2 car with a seperate bike shop.
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Old 03-20-2007, 08:23 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Ohio? I thought we were talking about winter.
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have the bubble, love it. keeps the cats off too. been using it for the last 5 yrs.
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