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What brand/ type are you using? Are there any that are fully heat sheilded?

Mine just has a patch on either side about 2ft long and about 1ft high. Plus its a universal and doesn't fit the Stryker all that well. I burnt a hole in the cover last night tucking it into bed and now have a lovely patch of whatever material baked onto my exhaust.

I'm going to take a heat gun and plastic putty knife and attempt to scrape it off, unless someone has a better idea... :-\
 

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I can tell you a flawless way to get it off chrome exhaust, but no idea on the flat black exhaust. Please post up what you end up doing as Desiree was wondering how to clean it when/if anything gets stuck to her exhaust.
 

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I have a Nelson-Rigg that covers whole bike with tall backrest, but can't put on hot exhaust. The actual Star Motorcycle cover does have heat shield, but is pricey.
 

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I picked up some cheapy motorcycle cover from Walmart for about $20 that I have used on my Raider and never had issues with the pipes.
 

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Ares said:
I picked up some cheapy motorcycle cover from Walmart for about $20 that I have used on my Raider and never had issues with the pipes.
Same here, I just wait until the exhaust cools down before I cover it.. lol...
 

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So I tried some Goo Gone today on the melted stuff, and it worked pretty well. I had worries about damaging the finish, but they were unwarranted. No damage, scratches or dis-colouration. A little bit on a rag and start rubbin'. I didn't use very much pressure and it came off nicely. The places where it was a bit thicker I used my figurenail and it flakes off. It is an oil so it turns the flat black shiny, until you wash it off. Looks pretty good shiny though! Hmmmm....
 

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Natedog said:
So I tried some Goo Gone today on the melted stuff, and it worked pretty well. I had worries about damaging the finish, but they were unwarranted. No damage, scratches or dis-colouration. A little bit on a rag and start rubbin'. I didn't use very much pressure and it came off nicely. The places where it was a bit thicker I used my figurenail and it flakes off. It is an oil so it turns the flat black shiny, until you wash it off. Looks pretty good shiny though! Hmmmm....
WTG Bro! It's the little things like this that people share, that makes this forum so good!!

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My Nelson-Rigg cover was only 35.00 at Yami dealer. Very good quality, but without heat shield for exhaust. Otherwise very strong.
 

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Sportsman's Guide on the internet has a couple of covers on sale now that totally encapsulate your bike. You drive up on the bottom half and it zips to the top all around. Around 40.00 for each. Doc
 

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Wow, That s sounds great! I will have to check that out. Thanks !!
 

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I bought the STAR cover. expensive but well worth it. ZIPPERED POCKET COVERS THE BACKREST WHEN INSTALLED. It is top quality like my STRYKER!
 

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Hey guys--just a heads up on covers. Got tired of covering the ol'girl after waiting for the pipes to cool so I did a general search for "motorcycle shelter" on Ebay and found these collapsable ones. Best money I have spent so far(other than the bike itself) lol. The stryker fits in the standard size cover just perfect even with the backrest on. It is made of a 5-layer fabric which has held up AWESOME in all this lovely tornado, hail, snow weather we have up here in Erie, PA!!! Little pricey but if you want the protection from the elements without having to worry about the hustle and bustle of a fitted cover, I'd say check 'em out. My .02 ;)
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Moto...4210294QQptZMotorcyclesQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories
 

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the bottom is heavy duty fabric, the top is soft and breathable. I never put it on HOT though, by the time i wipe it down and get it in the garage its only a bit warm.
 

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I also have the Star Cover. SUPER NICE! Hugs nice and low, very good quality. Suck it up and buy one! lol The lower material is heat resistant I believe.
 
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