that is the question\nWhether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer\nThe wet seat of a bike after a night of rain,\nOr to take arms against nocturnal precipitation,\nAnd by opposing it? To ride: to be dry;\nNo more; and by using a bike cover we end\nThe heart-ache and the thousand wet arses\nThat flesh is heir to, 'tis an achievement\nDevoutly to be wish'd. To ride, to be dry;\nTo ride: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub;\n\nbzzzzzt............\n\nNormal service has resumed..\n\nRight, so, I keep the CB on the drive / allocated parking space where\nit's as secure as it can be without digging up and putting in a ground\nanchor. To be fair, not likely anyones gonna nick 95 CB500 really.\n\nAnyway, i know its what many class as a hack but to me its my only\nproper bike and im using it every day so dont want to risk buggering it\nup or ill be relegated to the car for my admittedly short commute.\n\nSo, to cover or not to cover?\n\nWhat do ye do? Am i really bothered about rubbing a bit of rain off the\nsaddle in the morning and the mirrors and clocks? nope, but by not\ncovering it is there likeliehood of genuine problems? that's what I'm\nreally worried about to be honest.\n\nI have tried covering the bike after its been raining to keep more off\nit, still wet in the morning, which i know people say dont cover an\nalready wet bike.\nIve tried covering it when dry and its rained and the rain still seems\nto get through or its condensation.\nIve tried leaving the cover off and theres no rain overnight and still\nits wet through condensation.\n\nSo really, it seems to matter not a jot what i do and hence im\nbeginning to think covers are a waste or time and effort, but what say\nthe font?