Harley-Davidson accounted for 29.3% of all new motorcycle sales in the U.S. in 2015. But regardless of the type of motorcycle you have, summer rides come with a significant amount of heat. Hot summer days inevitably lead to dehydrated riders and can cause other safety issues. Fortunately, you can keep cool using some simple tricks. Here are just a few basic tips to keep cool during each and every one of your motorcycle rides this summer.
Get The Right Gear
Even those without much riding experience should know that there are virtually countless motorcycle apparel options on the market, each designed for different types of riding. For summer riding, mesh materials provide the most breathability, which helps to reduce perspiration during humid summer days. Before you buy any type of motorcycle gear, read the description carefully to make sure it’s designed specifically for summer use.
One unconventional way to keep cool during your summertime motorcycle rides is to simply drench yourself with water before hitting the road. As long as your gear and aftermarket Harley parts are water resistant, you’ll stay safe and cool during your ride without spending an extra cent.
“There is, of course, the old-fashioned way of staying cool. Motorcyclists and hikers have been doing it since the dawn of time, or nearly that long.” writes Ryan Adams on Motorcycle.com.
Take Frequent Breaks
This should seem basic, but some riders still tend to push themselves to reach certain destinations or stay on schedule. But it’s more important than ever during the hot summer months to take frequent breaks to give both your body and your bike a break. Just sit down for a few minutes, rehydrate with some water, and take it easy before hitting the road again. Otherwise, you could be putting too much stress on your motorcycle, and you’ll need to invest in replacement aftermarket Harley parts.
Staying cool during the summer riding season isn’t always easy, but these tips can help you get started and make the most of your rides during any season. For more information about motorcycle parts, contact K and G Cycles.