Winter Storage Maintenance Tips for Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

There are several maintenance tips you should consider when storing a Harley-Davidson motorcycle during the winter months. Proper storage and maintenance will help protect your bike and ensure it's in good condition when you're ready to ride again.

Clean and Prepare

Thoroughly clean your bike, removing dirt and road salt residue. Change the oil and filter to protect the engine. Add a fuel stabilizer to the gas tank and run the engine briefly to distribute it. Apply a corrosion inhibitor or wax to metal surfaces.

Battery Care

Remove the battery if possible, or connect a battery tender to keep it charged during storage.

Tire Maintenance

Inflate the tires to the recommended pressure to prevent flat spots. Consider using a motorcycle stand or paddock to elevate the tires off the ground.

Storage Location

Choose a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Use a motorcycle cover to protect it from dust and moisture.

Periodic Checks

Regularly inspect your motorcycle for leaks, pests, or any other damage that may have occurred during storage.

Remember to consult your owner's manual or Harley-Davidson dealership for specific recommendations tailored to your motorcycle model.