As nice weather comes to a halt, you might tuck your motorcycle away until the next riding season. The way you store your bike greatly influences your ability to instantly hop onto it for a ride at the start of the next season. If you keep your bike out in the open, you might spend tons of time fixing damage caused by trees, animals and poor weather conditions. Think about investing in a motorcycle cover to keep your most prized possession safe from unwanted threats.
There’s no doubt about it, tree sap wreaks havoc on your motorcycle’s paintjob, moving parts and fabric components. This sticky substance takes an incredible amount of time and elbow grease to remove. If you wait too long to remove the sap, you might not even be able to dislodge all of the residue. The worst part is tree sap’s ability to work its way into the moving parts, gumming up the works permanently in severe cases. Invest in a nice cover to prevent this problem altogether.
If you leave your motorcycle uncovered throughout the cold season, it might feel like everything from rodents to insects tried to make their home there. You might find remnants of beehives, spider webs and insect egg sacs under the fairings, saddle and outside of the engine. Rodents, like squirrels and rats, may have even gnawed off the rubber materials used on the seat and handlebars. When not in use, seal up your bike with a tightly fitting cover to keep these pests away.
Rain, snow and hail all pose a serious threat to your motorcycle’s glossy, beautiful finish. Rain and snow can work their way beneath the paint to create large bubbles that pop to reveal bare metal underneath. At that point, your bike will start to rust away from that spot outward. Hail poses an even bigger threat to your bike since its harsh impacts could dent up the finish and knock paint off the frame. A cover keeps your motorcycle dry while deflecting hailstones of all sizes.
Protect Your Ride
Immediately protect your motorcycle with a cover after deciding to park it for the off-season. After all, the earlier you cover it up, the less work you will need to do to prepare it for the first ride of next season.
If you’re looking for more ways to protect your motorbike this upcoming winter, head over to DuraShield now to cover your baby!