5 Tips to Get Your Motorcycle Spring Ready
Although many states are still covered with ice and snow, spring is on its way. Before we know it, the freezing temperatures will be replaced with warm spring weather. As soon as the sun begins to emerge for more than a couple of minutes at a time, it will also be time to pull out our road toys. Motorcycles generally have to be stored during the cold winter months. Because spring is almost here, it is time to bring that Harley out, maintain it, and get it ready for warm weather driving.
Schedule Routine Maintenance
A motorcycle is similar to a vehicle in that it requires routine preventative maintenance. In fact, it might require preventative maintenance even more so, because it sits for many months of the year. When you do not use your motorcycle all winter long, the oil and gas sit for months. The tires also begin to lose air. Improper balance can shorten a tire’s life. Check it after 500 or 1000 miles of use. An inspection can evaluate for any mechanical problems. Additionally, if you require any repairs or parts replacements, you have time to have them fixed before spring.
Plan for an In Depth Detail
Even the tightest of wraps can leave your motorcycle looking tired and dirty after a long winter season. As soon as you pull that Harley out of the garage or storage facility, schedule it for an in depth detail service. A motorcycle detail service is similar to an auto detail in that they thoroughly clean every aspect of the motorcycle. They will also maintain the Harley accessories and clean any Harley aftermarket parts.
Plan out Any Aftermarket Additions
Installing Harley aftermarket parts can improve both the look and the performance of your motorcycle. If you want to increase the sporty look or the speed of the motorcycle, begin to plan out your Harley aftermarket parts. Some of these parts can be expensive and take some time to install, so it is important to plan now to get your motorcycle back on the road in time for spring. Many motorcycle drivers choose Harley aftermarket parts to upgrade a used motorcycle.
Get Your Gear and Attire Ready
The spring months can be unpredictable. One day it is extremely hot and you can get by with shorts and a t shirt. Another day, it is chillier and the wind paired with summer clothes is uncomfortable. For this reason, it is always a good idea to have multiple attire ready. You can stock up on your Harley apparel ahead of time, usually for a great deal. Many Harley retailers are attempting to push last year’s inventory out to make room for next years. This is also a great time to inspect and upgrade your motorcycle helmet if needed.
Research upcoming motorcycle events
Although spring will be here shortly, the warm weather season will also fly by. Get the most out of your motorcycle and aftermarket Harley parts by attending numerous events. Harley Davidson accounted for 29.3% of all new motorcycle sales in the U.S. in 2015. This means that there are plenty of other motorcycle enthusiasts to interact with. Additionally, 78% of motorcycle usage is on road riding, 41% is off road riding, and about 38% participate in AMA sanctioned competition. Just make sure you have the right drag specialties motorcycle parts installed if you plan on attending AMA sanctioned motorcycled events.
Motorcycle season is almost here. Before you know it, you can finally pull your beloved motorcycle out of storage and get it ready for the road. Don’t forget to schedule your preventative maintenance tasks and prepare yourself for any upcoming aftermarket part installations. Preparations will ensure that you get the most out of this year’s motorcycle season.