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    Tips for Planning Your Next Long Motorcycle Trip

    Last updated 4 days ago

    One big reason why people buy motorcycles is so they can go on epic journeys across the country or even around the world. Nothing beats the freedom of the open road, the rush of wind in your face, and the thrilling views of the world’s greatest landmarks. To ensure the success of your motorcycle trip, however, you’ll need to be adequately prepared.

    Pump Up Your Bike

    Since so much depends on the performance of your bike, it’s essential to make sure it’s in good shape before you take off. You’ll need to perform all the necessary maintenance tasks, such as changing the oil, double-checking the lights, and testing your tires. You might also consider upgrading a few aspects of your bike’s performance. Taking the time to upgrade your bike before you leave is a lot better than having it break down along the side of the road.

    Get the Necessary Gear

    Since you’ll be exposed to the elements for weeks or months during your motorcycle journey, it’s important that you have all the proper gear. This includes a waterproof riding suit, a sturdy helmet, and motorcycle luggage racks. If you plan on camping, you might also bring a trailer and stuff it with a tent, sleeping bag, and cooking supplies.

    Plot a Course

    Once you gather all the necessary gear and make sure your motorcycle is in top shape, the rest is up to you. You can choose to meticulously plan each day of your journey, or you can just hit the open road and “wing it.” The important thing is to have a good time. For the sake of your safety, try not to travel too far in one day.

    For more advice on how to plan your epic motorcycle adventure, call Harley-Davidson of Ocean County at (732) 719-3196. We’ll be glad to service your bike and provide you with whatever upgrades you see fit. Whether you’re going on a trip to Philadelphia or the American Southwest, we wish you luck on your journey.  

    Exploring the Thrilling Features of the 2014 Forty-Eight

    Last updated 14 days ago

    The thrill of the open road is something that all Harley-Davidson enthusiasts aspire to embrace. The 2014 Forty-Eight, which is a part of the Sportster line, can help any motorcyclist realize his aspirations with style and comfort. If you’re in the market for a new bike, check out the thrilling features of the 2014 Forty-Eight.  

    Unique Styling

    You’ll likely feel your pulse quicken the moment you lay eyes on the 2014 Forty-Eight. Its large metal flake paint finish gives it a bold appearance reminiscent of the 1970s, and the classic peanut fuel tank helps give the bike its iconic shape. The Forty-Eight also has a good-looking back end, with newly developed tail lights and a side-mounted license plate.   

    Evolution Engine

    Though looks are nice, performance is what really matters. Fortunately, the 2014 Forty-Eight does not disappoint in that department. The Evolution, AKA Blockhead, engine has graced Harley-Davidson bikes since 1984. The Forty-Eight boasts a powerful 1200cc Evolution engine that helps riders cruise the open road with confidence.  

    Advanced Technology

    Though there’s much to be said about the classics, Harley-Davidson is not the type of company that rests on its laurels. That’s why the Forty-Eight is also outfitted with several high-tech features. For example, the Forty-Eight comes with a new closed loop exhaust system that meets future emissions standards. The new exhaust system isn’t just more efficient—it can vastly improve your ride, too.

    Forward-Mounted Controls

    If you’re going to spend days on the open road, you need a bike that’s comfortable to ride on. The 2014 Forty-Eight also offers forward-mounted controls, which allow riders to stretch their legs as they’re cruising along. If you’re looking for the perfect combination of comfort, style, and performance, you should give the new Forty-Eight a test ride.

    To try out the new Forty-Eight for yourself, pay a visit to Harley-Davidson of Ocean County. Whether you’re looking for a bike to take you around New Jersey or around the whole country, we’re happy to help. Call our Lakewood Harley-Davidson dealership at (732) 719-3196 to speak with a representative or visit our website for more general information. 

    Tips for Customizing Your Fit

    Last updated 20 days ago

    Nothing feels better than your favorite pair of jeans. They provide a comfortable yet supportive fit that no other jeans can replicate. Your motorcycle should fit like your favorite pair of jeans, and Harley-Davidson offers the most accessories and options to make sure that you have the most comfortable riding experience on your new bike. From custom fit handlebars and foot controls to a custom fit seat and suspension system, the H-D Fit Shop will help you find a setup that fits like a glove—or jeans, whichever you prefer. 

    Harley-Davidson of Ocean County can help you find the perfect model, and then we can help you customize it to fit your style and preferences. Visit our website to browse our current inventory of new and used Harley-Davidson motorcycles, or call us at (732) 719-3196 if ou have any questions about our dealership in New Jersey. 

    Ice Racing with Harley-Davidson

    Last updated 27 days ago

    Some people think motorcycles belong in storage or inside garages during the snowy winter months, but Harley-Davidson believes they should be on the road, or on the ice, doing what they do best—performing. Although you’d never want to push your Harley-Davidson motorcycle this hard on the snow, this video showcases the Harley-Davidson Street and the hair-raising sport of motorcycle ice racing. 

    To build your very own Harley-Davidson Street, or to find the right model for you, come to Harley-Davidson of Ocean County. We are proud to be one of the leading Harley-Davidson dealers in New Jersey, and our inventory of new and used bikes reflects that. To learn more, visit our website or call us at (732) 719-3196. 

    Winter Riding Tips for Your Motorcycle

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Snow is still falling in some parts of the country, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the open road on your new Harley-Davidson motorcycle. You will need to take more precautions when riding in winter, especially if you will be travelling long distances or through heavy snow storms and cold fronts. To stay safe, and to protect your bike, here are some winter riding tips from your friends at Harley-Davidson of Ocean County.

    Dress in Layers

    Full leg and full sleeve base layers will keep you warm while also wicking away moisture that can turn to cold perspiration while riding. Next, wear a zip-up fleece or hooded sweatshirt to create an insulating layer. For below-freezing conditions, add another mid-layer such as snug wool button before putting on your heavy riding jacket. You can remove layers as temperatures rise to stay comfortable during your ride.

    Prep Your Bike

    When riding a motorcycle in the winter, it’s all about protection from the elements. Visit your Harley-Davidson dealership to pick up bike accessories that will keep your comfortable even on the coldest days of the year. Large windscreens, hand guards, wind guards, and heated grips are just a few of the accessories that will help you tackle the open road on your Harley-Davidson during the winter months.

    Watch the Road

    There are a lot of road hazards during the winter, such as salt and black ice. Keep your eyes peeled on the road ahead, and try to avoid salt and ice at all costs. Speaking of safe driving tips, make sure to keep your distance while riding in cold weather. Not only can wet or frozen roads be slippery, but cold tires can also reduce your traction. The faster you ride, the greater the distance you should maintain.

    Whether you want to prep your bike for winter riding or you’re in the market for a new motorcycle, Harley-Davidson of Ocean County can get you on the road no matter what season it is. Visit our website to browse our inventory of new and used Harley-Davidson bikes, or call us at (732) 719-3196 to ask about our parts and accessories. 

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