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Just curious if any of you guys cover your machines when traveling or when they are sitting outside? If so, what cover are you using? Is rain going to hurt anything on atv? The only thing I worry about is the digital gauge cluster.
 

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I haul mine on a sled deck mounted in my pickup's bed. I do not cover it. I've seen too many with the cover slapping around, tearing & generally acting like a parachute.
 

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If submerging it over the bars or ferocious pressure washing doesn't hurt the gauge cluster I doubt a little rain will. I don't cover while trailering either. I've heard most of the covers balloon up of flap like crazy going down the road.
 

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Covers flapping and chaffing and rubbing the dirt into the plastic is not a good idea!
 

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If it's going to rain, I tape the snorkels with duct tape.
 

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If it's raining or road is dusty, I cover mine while traveling. Not because it hurts the quad, but I like to keep mine in good shape and clean when not in action.
I have a garage where I keep it at home, but would keep it under cover if I hadn't.
But you don't have to, those things are ment to keep in poor conditions.
If you use cover, choose a thick one, so it won't flap and last long. Can am has covers, those are great but (too?) expensive.
 

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In winter, yes, summer, no.

I use this: Cabela's Deluxe Trailerable ATV Cover : Cabela's

Very well made, strong and doesn't flap. There's a cotton liner underside so it wont stratches your ATV. In winter, ATV cover will protect your ATV against salt, rocks and sand.

I use it since years without any issues.
That does look pretty nice. I like how it has straps to cinch it down.
 

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I have a enclosed custom bike trailer that I use my Harley's. When I bought the Outlander I went and bought a heavy duty flat bed utility trailer to use for the Quad, as I don't want to use the enclosed trailer for it because of the dirt, dust and mud. Also picked up a Trailerable ATV cover to have just in case. I found it online at amazon.com

Extreme Protection Black Waterproof ATV Cover 95" x 48" x 48"
sold by "Discount Ramps" for like 70 bucks. Its a very nice storage cover that fits my Outlander 650 XT perfect. Worth every penny I think. It has the straps also for trailering.
 

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Let me add and most already know, when shopping for a trailerable cover. Make sure it has a relief split in the rear and air vent holes. That ensures you don't get the ballooning effect that you see sometimes.
 

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I have a enclosed custom bike trailer that I use my Harley's. When I bought the Outlander I went and bought a heavy duty flat bed utility trailer to use for the Quad, as I don't want to use the enclosed trailer for it because of the dirt, dust and mud. Also picked up a Trailerable ATV cover to have just in case. I found it online at amazon.com

Extreme Protection Black Waterproof ATV Cover 95" x 48" x 48"
sold by "Discount Ramps" for like 70 bucks. Its a very nice storage cover that fits my Outlander 650 XT perfect. Worth every penny I think. It has the straps also for trailering.
Do you have a Max or 1up?
 

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I have a enclosed custom bike trailer that I use my Harley's. When I bought the Outlander I went and bought a heavy duty flat bed utility trailer to use for the Quad, as I don't want to use the enclosed trailer for it because of the dirt, dust and mud. Also picked up a Trailerable ATV cover to have just in case. I found it online at amazon.com

Extreme Protection Black Waterproof ATV Cover 95" x 48" x 48"
sold by "Discount Ramps" for like 70 bucks. Its a very nice storage cover that fits my Outlander 650 XT perfect. Worth every penny I think. It has the straps also for trailering.
Do you have a Max or 1up?
Mine is the 1up, the dimensions of the Outlander 650 XT are 86" x 46" x 44". The cover I bought is 95" x 48" x 48" which completely covers the bike and makes getting it on and off a little easier without being too tight and a pain. Once its on the bike you can snug everything up with the straps and you really don't need to do that unless its being pulled on the trailer. It fits just right.
 
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