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Educate me please. I’m wanting to get a protective cover preferably indoor outdoor rain proof for my Thruxton. What do I need to be aware of? Liner? Lockable? Any recommendations? Reasons, most of the time she’ll reside in my garage, but I do some dusty stuff in there and wouldn’t mind keeping it all off the bike. On occasion I’ll have to put it out when working and would prefer to have a rain proof cover. Your thoughts appreciated!
 

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Simplified question, is there any negative to having an outdoor quality fleece inside lined type cover over the motorcycle when not in use?
 

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May keep moisture/condensation against your bike. Breathable covers are the best. Just be careful when outside that a large gust of wind does not catch it and pull your bike over.
 

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May keep moisture/condensation against your bike. Breathable covers are the best. Just be careful when outside that a large gust of wind does not catch it and pull your bike over.
So better to have just an indoor breathable type for inside and perhaps a light waterproof one to put over both if outside temporarily. Good point on wind gusts. If a storm is coming in she goes immediately.
 

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You will want a breathable cover. Indoors just a sheet will work fine.
 

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You will want a breathable cover. Indoors just a sheet will work fine.
Dang I’ve used all my old bed sheets for other cleaning. LoL. I think I’ll just buy one of those indoor ones that are supposed to be breathable. They look like they might have a bit of thickness to them as well. It’s a tight space and I want to have some padding between the bike and everything else.
 

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Years ago I bought these compact covers for when my bikes sat all winter in the basement.
They are only lightweight covers and not intended for any serious weather.

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Ordered a breathable Seal Skin Cover. It seemed to have a bit of thickness for things that go bump.
 

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Does that cover breath? Breathing is essential in the southeast because of humidity.
 

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Does that cover breath? Breathing is essential in the southeast because of humidity.
It’s supposed to. It’s their word though.
 

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If they sold it as breathable, it probably is.
 

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If they sold it as breathable, it probably is.
It claims to be breathable, but it’s also listed as an outdoor. I may just get a dust cover for the garage or temporarily use old bed sheets.
 

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I use a dust cover in the garage.
I’m going to get one of those too. This one is for if I need to temporarily put it outside while working in the garage .
 

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I broke down and bought one that is specifically a dust cover and then another outdoor one for a car that I park outside. Need to keep water off it, there’s a window leak.
 
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