Winter is here, but that doesn’t mean you have to pack up your Harley for the season. With the proper preparation and Harley winter gear, you can continue to use your motorcycle throughout the cold months. Follow these tips for comfortable and safe winter riding:
Tips for Riding Your Harley in the Winter
Prepping your bike. Cold weather riding puts additional stress on your motorcycle, which is why it’s important to make sure everything is in great working condition before going on winter rides.
Start with a trip to Las Vegas Harley-Davidson for a quick tune-up to make sure everything is working properly. Our trained mechanics will ensure your anti-freeze and oil is fresh and they’ll pay close attention to the tread of your tires. If the tread is worn, you’ll need to invest in a new pair of tires to handle potentially slippery conditions and keep an eye on the tire pressure since cold temperatures can cause it to decrease and reduce your handling.
Winter is tough on your bike’s battery, so it is a good idea to replace an aging battery now to avoid getting stranded miles away from home. Think about using a trickle charger to help maintain the level of your battery.
Installing a windscreen on your bike can help reduce the wind, and if you plan on extended riding in extreme temperatures, consider installing heated hand grips, like the Airflow or Streamliner, to keep your hands warm.
Prepping yourself. Once your bike is tuned-up and ready to ride, you need to make sure you are prepared.
Safe winter riding demands not only the proper gear, but the correct attitude to avoid dangerous situations. The best way to stay safe is to stay smart. That means knowing when and how to ride.
Before heading out the door, check the forecast. Don’t risk riding in bad weather. When you do head out on those clear, cold days, remember to dress appropriately.
The Best Harley Winter Gear
Our winter gear includes everything you need to stay warm. Start off with a good pair of gloves from Harley’s extensive selection. Popular choices include the FXRG Dual-Chamber Gauntlet Gloves and the Commute Leather Gloves.
Don’t forget about your face and neck. The Extended Length 2-in-1 Neck Tube helps keep the wind from creeping under your helmet.
For riders who are planning on extended cold-weather riding, investing in Harley winter gear is important to ensure you stay warm during your ride. Before hitting the highway, give yourself time to get used to riding in your new gear. Visit our showroom to see everything we have to offer, or contact us at 888-218-074 for more information.