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    I was looking to get a weather cover for my Katana since she spends some of her days outside overnight (and during the day too). I want one that will fit under the Katana seat so I have it when I need it, so that rules out the high quality expensive covers because they are too big. The cheapy's fold up to a nice compact size, so I've settled on the following cover, but I am not sure if I should get a Large or X-Large. Anyone have any suggestions?

    The Katana's dimensions are: LENGTH 84.3" x WIDTH 29.7" x HEIGHT 47.0"

    The Large cover is: 84"L x 37"W (Front) x 49"H (Side)
    The X-Large cover is: 94"L x 37"W (Front) x 49"H (Side)

    Do you think I can swing a Large cover on the Katana? I'd prefer a tight fitting cover, but I don't want to order the Large and have it not fit at all. Does anybody have experience with buying covers. Any other brands I should consider?

    Thanks in advance.

  • #2
    which brand is this?
    the kat may be the gixxer's retarded cousin, but she's a hefty broad... and i do loves me some girth between my thighs.
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    • #3
      I got a "Gears" cover in large, and even that is pretty loose. Extra large would be way too much.
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      • #4
        Motorcycle cover links

        Originally posted by kat_kitten View Post
        which brand is this?
        Here's the XL: [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Suzuki-Katana-Deluxe-Heavy-Motorcycle/dp/B001L579WU"]Amazon.com: Suzuki Katana 600/750 Deluxe Heavy Duty Motorcycle Cover, Come with 45"Cable & Lock,: Sports & Outdoors[/ame]

        Here's the Large: [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Suzuki-GSX-R-600-1000-Motorcycle-Larage/dp/B00192EPMW/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1241546564&sr=1-9"]Amazon.com: Suzuki GSX-R 600-1000 Motorcycle Cover,Come with 45"Cable & Lock, Black, Larage: Sports & Outdoors[/ame]

        I also just found this one on eBay, a bit more expensive, but looks like a nice form-fitted cover:

        http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...AQ:MOTORS:1123

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        • #5
          Except thats a big cruiser that is being shown in the pics....

          I had a large cover for my Kat and it was too big.....Go with the large-- the cables help you adjust it tight at the bottom



          I dont have "hobbies" I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set....

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          • #6
            I think I might just go with the large, and I'll have to buy from a reseller with a good exchange policy (just in case).

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            • #7
              I got the universal bike cover, large size, from walmart for $20.

              Works well for me.

              Krey
              93 750 Kat



              Modified Swingarm, 5.5 GSXR Rear with 180/55 and 520 Chain, 750 to 600 Tail conversion, more to come. Long Term Project build thread http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=96736

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Kreylyn View Post
                I got the universal bike cover, large size, from walmart for $20.

                Works well for me.

                Krey
                This one:

                http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ct_id=10913504

                Good call, that way I can easily return if needed.

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                • #9
                  I also went with the large Walmart one... works fine

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Kreylyn View Post
                    I got the universal bike cover, large size, from walmart for $20.

                    Works well for me.

                    Krey
                    Originally posted by metri View Post
                    I also went with the large Walmart one... works fine
                    same one i had...



                    I dont have "hobbies" I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set....

                    http://www.excessivehoppyness.blogspot.com

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                    • #11
                      My large one from walmart ripped and was weather beaten in less than a year. I got a nice Nelson-Rigg one now. I never put it under the seat though so this was not a worry for me.

                      Marc


                      "Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth." Oscar Wilde

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                      • #12
                        I'm not sure if "Gears" is a good name or not (probably not because I'm cheap) I got it from the bike show a few years back. It seems to be holding up well. In hindsight though, I would have bought a cover that you can put on right after a ride instead of waiting until it cools down.
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                        • #13
                          Don't worry so much about one that fits under the seat . I mean , if you're away from home , and getting ready to go somewhere while it's raining , you'll be soaked by the time you fold it up & stuff it under the seat anyway . Aside from the fact that one thin enough to fit under the seat easily will be torn up FAST . Get you a good one for $40-$60 , and it'll last you a while .
                          I am a fluffy lil cuddly lovable bunny , dammit !



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                          • #14
                            I think you could modify this one to get it to fit really snug, I bet it would fit under the seat too.

                            Damn you Nicole, We will not speak of the 2012 Rally




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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Kreylyn View Post
                              I got the universal bike cover, large size, from walmart for $20.
                              So did I but I think mine might be a M and it fits under the seat.

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