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Why Storing Your Harley Davidson Indoors for Winter is Essential

As the crisp air of autumn settles in, it's time for motorcycle enthusiasts to start thinking about winter storage. For proud Harley Davidson owners, safeguarding their prized possession during the cold months is crucial for maintaining peak performance and longevity. In this blog, BJ's Cycles will walk you through the compelling reasons why storing your Harley indoors is a smart investment.

Image showing Indoor Harley Davidson Winter Storage at BJ's Cycles

Shielding from the Elements

Harley Davidsons are built for the open road, but they're not designed to withstand harsh winter conditions. Snow, ice, and freezing temperatures can wreak havoc on your bike's exterior, leading to corrosion, rust, and even paint damage. Storing it indoors provides a protective shield against these elements, ensuring your motorcycle emerges from hibernation in top-notch condition.

Preventing Tire Damage

Cold temperatures can cause the air pressure in your tires to drop, potentially leading to flat spots or deformation. By keeping your Harley indoors, you maintain a stable temperature that helps preserve tire integrity, ensuring a smooth, safe ride when spring arrives.

Keeping Pests at Bay

Outdoor storage can attract unwanted guests in the form of rodents or insects seeking shelter. Their presence can lead to gnawed wires, chewed upholstery, and nests in hard-to-reach places. Storing your Harley in a controlled indoor environment significantly reduces the risk of critter-related damage.

Minimizing Moisture and Condensation

Outdoor storage exposes your bike to fluctuating temperatures and moisture levels. Condensation can form on various components, potentially causing electrical issues, engine damage, and accelerated corrosion. Storing your Harley indoors with proper ventilation helps maintain consistent conditions, mitigating the risks associated with moisture.

Facilitating Routine Maintenance

Storing your Harley indoors makes it much more convenient to perform routine maintenance tasks. Whether it's an oil change, tire inspection, or minor repairs, having easy access to your motorcycle allows us to address issues promptly and ensure it's in optimal condition for the riding season ahead. (You will be ready to Ride it Like You Stole It! when spring riding season arrives! )

Store Your Bike with BJ's Cycles and Have Peace of Mind

Choosing to store your Harley Davidson indoors over the winter is a proactive step toward preserving its power, beauty, and longevity. At BJ's Cycles, we understand the value of your prized possession, and we're here to help you make the most of your riding experience.

Take advantage of our comprehensive winter storage option in our climate-controlled facility, complete with 24-hour security and surveillance cameras. From October 1st to April 1st, your prized possession will be safeguarded at just $400, including a thorough 3-hole service with conventional oil, or $425 with synthetic. All we request is a battery tender and, if available, your bike cover. Need a tender? Visit our store! And don't forget, we're offering complimentary pickup and delivery within the Des Moines area until the end of March, just like last year. Trust us to keep your ride in top-notch condition during the winter months. Contact us today!


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