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Motorcycle Tips for Safe Winter Rides

On a chilly winter’s day, an afternoon bike ride may be one of the best ways to burn off cabin fever, get some fresh air, and feel great. That said, riding in winter does have special safety considerations that you need to be aware of. Use our motorcycle tips for safe winter rides to keep your riding safe in all weather.

  • Steer clear of salt – On salt, you lose your traction. This could make you wipe out and have an accident. Just as you would steer clear of ice patches or wet leaves, don’t ride on road salt.
  • Check tire inflation before you ride – While tire maintenance is important in every season, it’s particularly critical in winter. Even on light snow, driving with under-inflated tires can be dangerous. So always check your tire pressure before you ride and adjust if necessary.
  • Leave more space on the road – Wet winter roads require a longer brake time for all drivers. So give cars, trucks, and other bikes more space on the road during chilly winter months. Not only will you have more space to watch and anticipate other drivers’ actions, you’re less likely to get soaked with road spray.
  • Layer up – If you get cold while driving, you’re apt to make a mistake. Protect yourself by wearing performance clothing, which is designed to wick away sweat, under your riding clothes. Then add warm, road safe winter motorcycle pants and a jacket. Protect your hands with gloves and your heat with a […]
January 22nd, 2016|

Colorado Motorcycle Expo Tip- Testing your Motorcycle Battery

Before heading out on your next road trip, there are a few quick services you should preform on your bike to ensure a stress-free ride. Aside from an oil change and cable lube, you may want to check out your battery. If you’re battery isn’t performing up to snuff or charging up quite like it used to, it could leave high and dry; here are a few tips for testing your battery before your trip.

Visual Inspection

Most batteries are located under the seat, but could also be located under a plastic side cover. Pop the cover off and make sure there is no corrossion on the battery posts or cables. While you’re in there, give the posts a scrub with a wire brush and tighten up the bolts connecting the cables to the battery. Also, make sure battery cables and accessory wires aren’t pinched or fraying.

Battery Test

Testing your battery requires a multi-meter. Set the multi-meter to DC and touch the red pin on the multi-meter to battery positive, the black probe to battery negative. The reading with the bike off should be at least 12v. If it is lower, the battery may need a charge or is in need of replacement.

Charging Test

If the battery tests good, now you should make sure it’s charging while the bike is running. To do this, start the bike and attach the multi-meter, red probe to positive, black to negative. Rev the bike to about 2,000-3,000rpm, the multi-meter should read between 13v and 14v while the […]

January 15th, 2016|

What to Expect at a Big Motorcycle Event

Thinking about attending a motorcycle event, but not sure what you’ll find when you get there?

If you attend the Colorado Motorcycle Expo coming up on January 30-31, one thing you’ll certainly find is a good time! Why a good time you ask? The answer is that we have the broadest selection of events under one roof for scooter lovers that you could hope to find anywhere in the mountain west!

Looking for the parts for your ride? Or maybe a new project bike? Our swap meet will give you the opportunity to find parts, clothes, and helmets. If you are looking for anything associated with the active motorcycling lifestyle the swap meet is the place to find it.

We’ve even got a motorcycle showcase where all the major brands will be displaying the new 2015 model bikes and merchandise!  Or if you are looking for something a little different, our auction will give you another chance to buy awesome bikes — from collector’s classics to great street bikes you’ll be able to place your bid and take your shot at buying the scooter you’ve been yearning for.

If you’re a fan of chrome beauty, take a gander at our Custom and Antique Motorcycle Show. Competitors from around the west will be showing their pride and joy bikes off and hoping to take home the blue ribbon in this best of the west classic.

And if you want to see beautiful women you can’t miss the Bikini Contest which will be performing in […]

January 10th, 2016|

Planning for the Colorado Motorcycle Expo

During the winter it can be hard for motorcycle riders to get on the road because of snow and cooler temperatures. But that doesn’t stop motorcycles enthusiasts from wanting to ride and work on their bikes. A great way to still have quality time with your bike is to go to cool motorcycle events like a show and swap meet.

If you’re out west, start planning to head to the Colorado Motorcycle Expo coming up Jan 30-31, in Denver.

This show and swap isn’t like a normal motorcycle show where you simply get to look at all the amazing bikes you wish you could have. Show and swaps are a motorcyclist’s dream. They are filled with a great selection of antique and state of the art parts all at great deals. Whether your bike needs a tune up or you want to find that antique primary cover you’ve always wanted, a show and swap is the place for you.

What makes a show and swap meet really worth remembering is its selection.  Like a treasure hunt, swap meets are where you can get lost in mazes of custom bikes and rare parts.   With over 800 booths, you can be assured you will find something to catch your eye.  Sponsored by Sun Harley Davidson, Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys, Coors & GEICO, this event is one of the largest in the country!

The 38th Annual Colorado Motorcycle Expo at the National Western Complex in Denver is filled with other great events for all […]

January 5th, 2016|