Caring for your Motorcycle cover.

Fitting and looking after your CoversShop Premium Outdoor Motorbike cover.

Firstly, fitting the cover to your bike:

  • You may have noticed the cover is packed in its bag inside out. This is done on purpose to make fitting it easier.
  • Take the cover out of its bag and sort out the front from the back. This should be quite straight forward as there is a label that says 'front'. Don't unroll the cover yet; if you can't see it, then you have the back.
  • Put the cover on the tank of your bike, pointing in the right direction, then unroll it. Once unrolled, get hold of the elasticated hem and pull down and secure over the wheels.
  • The strap is designed so that it is detachable on both sides. Plug it into the buckles on the cover and pull tight.

To pack the cover back into its bag, simply reverse this procedure by folding the cover inwards first, and then rolling up.

To clean your cover:

  • Use warm soapy water (washing up liquid is fine) and gently sponge the cover down. Probably easiest done while in place on your bike.
  • Don't put it in a washing machine! The various fabric treatments will not withstand this.
  • If any oil or grease gets on the cover, a degreaser such as Gunk can be used.
  • It is best not to cover a dirty bike, but if any dirt does get on the underside of the cover, again sponge it off with warm soapy water. Also, if your bike is dirty, beware of the cover rubbing the dirt against your paintwork.

Warnings:

  • Do not cover a bike that has been recently resprayed and the paint has not been oven baked. Leave for 3 months to allow the curing process and make sure the cover doesn't interfere with this. Likely affects are marbling or blooming of the paintwork if this is not followed. This is not caused by the cover but is caused by interference with the curing process.
  • Beware of any sharp points. Unless covered with an old glove or something similar, they are likely to tear the cover.