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When taking my bike to the track (MV or Duck) I often spend the night at the track or a hotel. I'd like to find a cover that can withstand the force of wind while being towed and not flap against the bike. I'd like to hear if any of you have used such a cover and did it show any wear on the bike. I'm not so concerned about my Ducati as it will have track bodywork on, but the MV won't. Thanks.
 

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never seen one that can do what you are looking for....they catch wind and slap no matter what...the only solution would be to either shrink wrap the bikes in heat shrinkable plastic sheeting....get a covered trailer....or just wipe the bikes down with Plexus,Pledge,or some other product of the like that will make the dirt and stuff they pick up from travelling easily removeable...and then once you arrive at your destination...you throw a cover on to keep the morning dew off the bike or to conceal the bike.....but I have yet to see one cover for a bike on a trailer on the bike in travelling mode be beneficial without some ill effects....something that you'll have to weight for sure!
 

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none work...

I've tried a couple, and they both shredded! The only thing that worked was to get plastic wrap from UHaul and wrap it up. Only partially successful, but did protect from ice one long trip north (another story entirely!)
 

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ive seen half covers made for transport,but can't remember where.but the reality is you should have a box trailer.if only so you can sleep sounder when overnighting .nothing wrecks a weekend more than a theft.
 

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ive seen half covers made for transport,but can't remember where.but the reality is you should have a box trailer.if only so you can sleep sounder when overnighting .nothing wrecks a weekend more than a theft.
One of those Neoprene half covers..I think I've seen those too. Anyone every use one? Just trying gauge how reliable it while being pulled.
 

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You know that cellufone-shrinkwrap that you can buy in a roll of 3' at Officedepot/Officemax, will work. I saw one guy show up at the track with 2 ducati superbikes completely wrapped in that stuff like two butterflys in a caccoon. He seemed to make it work.
Try that.
 

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You mentioned you're worried about the cover hitting the MV and messing up the bodiwork cause it won't have track bodiwork on it. Well if you crash on the track won't the damage to the bodiwork be alot worse than what the cover will do?

If you want it for security when you go to the hotel take the cover out of your vehicle and cover it. Won't prevent theft but it won't stand out as much.

If you're worried about rain, then it will rain at the track at some point so unless you're gonna put the cover on every time it rains at the track.... It happened at one event last year for me. We covered one time and another time it came in quick and we didn't worry about it.
 

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You mentioned you're worried about the cover hitting the MV and messing up the bodiwork cause it won't have track bodiwork on it. Well if you crash on the track won't the damage to the bodiwork be alot worse than what the cover will do?

If you want it for security when you go to the hotel take the cover out of your vehicle and cover it. Won't prevent theft but it won't stand out as much.

If you're worried about rain, then it will rain at the track at some point so unless you're gonna put the cover on every time it rains at the track.... It happened at one event last year for me. We covered one time and another time it came in quick and we didn't worry about it.
Yes I could crash the MV at the track, it's not my primary track bike I only plan on taking it out for a session or two. I'm not too worried about rain, just more incidental damage to it, stuff falling against it or rash from equipment on the trailer. Not really a big deal, I'm not overly protective.
 

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I think Bubba is onto something with the shrinkwrap response... Of all my options short of an enclosed trailer I think wrapping carries the least potential to damage your finish. I've seen covers whippin in the wind that wind up scratching paint and plastic. There's plenty of offending bits that covers can pick up, particularly from contact w.tires, which can turn into sandpaper bits when whipped up by speed.
 
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