Nice Weather Bringing out Motorcycles

Nice Weather Bringing out Motorcycles

by Emily Baird on March 8, 2010

The nice weather is also prompting some local residents to take their motorcycles out of storage, but Finks Harley Davidson offers a few suggestions before taking to the road.

A top priority is checking your battery.

"After sitting all winter, if they haven’t had a trickle charge, a lot of the time, they’re batteries are down. They may need to slow charge them and sometimes they have to replace those, " says Fink Harley Davidson co-owner, Julie Brown.

It’s also a good idea to monitor your tire pressure, oil, and fluid levels, and Brown says you should probably take it easy while driving on the roads too.

"There’s still a lot of cinders out on the roads. There’s still a lot of salt. There’s a lot of grim on the road. Be really careful in the corners and things with the cinders. It gets easy to lose control, " says Brown.

That salt could also ruin the chrome on your motorcycle, so Brown suggests washing it more frequently during the first couple months of spring.