Motorcycle Storage

Storing your beloved motorcycle is a serious matter if you are a bike owner. If you do not have a garage to store your bike in then you must find another storage option that allows you to keep your bike protected from theft, weather elements, and other damage factors. Not only do you have to find a secure storage facility or purchase a motorcycle shed that is able to be locked you also have to factor in the cost associated with any of these options. 

Vehicle Insurance Companies prefer personal garage storage when it comes to insuring your motorcycle.

Why? Because storing your bike in your personal garage is not only the most convenient and cost-friendly storage option it is also the safest and most secure if your garage door is in good repair and any other entrance has a quality lock installed. 

Prepping You Garage & Motorcycle For Garage Storage

Before you are able to store your bike in your garage it is advised that you take the steps needed to prepare not only your garage for bike storage but also your motorcycle to be stored.  Phoenix garage door experts suggest focusing on these areas when it comes to your garage.

Flooring- It is important to make sure that the flooring in your garage is maintained to the best of your ability. By adding an epoxy layer to your garage flooring you are helping to protect the floor from any oil or other fluids that come with any vehicle whether a motorcycle, car or truck. You are also helping to make sure that the floor is clean and in good repair so that the tires of your bike are also taken care of.

The Walls- While your garage space is a great storage space for your actual motorcycle it is also a great place to store your riding gear and accessories. Not only is all of your riding gear in one place it also adds to creating a riders domain. By installing a slat wall, cabinets or shelving you are able to store all of your bike gear including jackets, helmets, boots, chaps, etc.

Insulation- Having quality insulation installed in your garage is also a great idea. It not only helps to keep your garage storage space warmer during the cold months for you to enjoy, but it also helps to keep your bike warmer which is great for the engine components.

Garage Door- Having a new garage door installed or having simple repairs or maintenance on your existing one will help to ensure that your bike is as safe and secure as can be. Having a quality, properly working garage door will not only increase your garage storage security it will also help to ensure that your bike is protected from any of the outside weather elements.

Before storing your motorcycle for a long period of time, say during the colder winter months make sure that you have done the following first.

  • Remove the battery or connect it to a trickle charger
  • Add Fuel stabilizer to help keep fuel from deteriorating in your tank
  • Invest in a quality, durable dust cover
  • Clean & Properly Dried

While storing your motorcycle in your own garage is the ideal place to store your bike, not everyone has access to a garage on their property or has an existing one. That being said, finding the most cost-friendly and secure storage space is important as well as making sure that your bike is in proper form to be stored.

 

Harley Davidson Electric Bike- The LiveWire

Livewire-electric-bikeHarley Davidson is well known for its heavyweight bikes and loud V-twin engines. In fact, when most people think of a motorcycle they often tend to envision a Harley.  However, in 2014 Harley Davidson brought to life the idea for an electric or battery operated bike. After a little time spent on the project the idea for a Harley inspired & designed electric bike seemed to vanish and many people wondered why! Then again in 2018, the idea for the electric/battery-powered Harley that was much anticipated seemed to come back to life.

The LiveWire Makes It Debut

Finally, in August the LiveWire made its debut with the aspirations that it would help to re-define Harley Davidson’s identity as a brand. With features such as Bluetooth, Navigation and Music Settings offered on a touch screen, as well as apps allowing for remote access to the location of the bike, security and battery charge status the LiveWire surpasses the traditional Harley Davidson motorcycle in technology.

 What else makes this electric Harley so special? It is designed with anharley-davidson-electric-bike aluminum frame, lithium-ion battery and an on-bike charger to make charging more convenient and user-friendly. The bike comes out retailing at $29,799 which seems like a very fair price for a bike of this caliber and made by Harley.

The LiveWire’s much-anticipated debut was very short-lived when the production and deliveries scheduled came to an unexpected halt. All Harley would say is that a problem was found in relation to the bike charging equipment. While they claimed that the bike was still safe to ride they also acknowledged that the bike should only be charged at a dealership. What does that mean in terms of safety for the rider? With the bike relying on a charged battery to operate having to charge it at a dealership would be inconvenient and pretty much impossible on a regular basis. 

Harley expects to address the issues at hand and fix any of the charging issues so that a new release date can be set in 2020. While Harley Davidson has a reputation as being one of the classic and biggest motorcycle brands to date they do realize they must also keep up with the generations and the technological advances at hand. By creating a well-designed and even better-received electric bike Harley is reaching out to the younger consumers to create a lasting relationship with as they have done in the past with their traditional Twin V engine loving riders from past generations.

Harley Davidson Beginnings

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Harley Davidson motorcycles are known as America’s iconic motorcycle manufacturer and have been around for numerous decades. What many of us fans of Harley Davidson do not know is just how the brand started in its humble beginnings! Harley Davidson’s story is not only interesting it makes you appreciate the brand and it’s founders that much more!
Harley Davidson came about it’s beginnings out of a small shed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1903. Three brothers, Harley, Arthur and Walter Davidson started their business as one of the many small motorcycle brands popping up in that era.  They first debuted with the traditional cruiser cycles that had air cooled V twin engines that Harley Davidson is still known for to this day. By 1907 the brand began growing so much that they needed to move to a bigger space and also start hiring employees to help run their business. They saw an abundance of growth especially when the military started to purchase their bikes to use during World War I.  From their the military also continued sourcing the bikes well into World War II. This perhaps is one of the many factors that made Harley Davidson cycles a well known part of our American culture!

In 1957 the Davidson brothers emerged with the design of the Sportster. Shortly after in the 1960’s they changed ownership and merged with AMF or the American Machine and Foundry in 1969.  Once merged the AMF started to see money troubles and ended up selling its ownership back to the Davidson brothers. Still today the Davidson Brothers have kept the company in the families graces and the Davidson family plays a huge part in the brand even with the crazy amount of growth it has seen over the years.  

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With the changing on times and the younger market to consider Harley Davidson has started to create edgier bikes like the Cross Bones and the Iron 883 models. The brand is also focusing on introducing better performance oriented models and improving the riding quality of their touring bikes while never losing sight of their original classics and founding brand models.

It is safe to say that with Harley Davidson’s humble beginnings and rise to iconic status over the decades these amazing motorcycles are here to stay and will only continue to evelop and get better as time goes on.  If you are a fan of Harley’s you definitely know why after reading their story!

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