Reminder of our Spooky Halloween Sale ending this weekend!

AMERiders wants to give you a reminder that our Spooky Halloween Sale is ending this weekend on October 21st. Hurry and get your spooky gear and items. We don’t want you to miss out on our Spooky Halloween Sale items that you may find at our store that you may find eerie and spooky. The sale ends on the 21st so you will have time to for us to receive the order, ship it out to you and for you to receive it. Keep an eye on the clock above if you don’t want to count on your fingers to the 21st, it is just 2 days left.

Our Spooky Halloween Sale items include Skeletons, Skulls and other Ghostly items and some that glow in the dark just to make things extra spooky. Furthermore, we would like to note that these items are not “costumes” but our “spooky looking motorcycle gear and apparel”. These items come in all shapes, sizes and styles. When looking for these Halloween Sale items that we have listed you will know you have stumbled upon them by the orange colored headline in the description like this that reads ** On Sale for Halloween until 10/21/16**.

A funny October Biker Story:

If you missed the post on October 5th, we posted a funny yet spooky story with it. We didn’t want you to miss it so we are reposting it today.

alloween Sale- BALACLAVA - SKULL GLOW
BALACLAVA – SKULL GLOW

One of our family members tells this tale about an October evening when he was riding with a full face mask on.

“I was riding home on my bike one evening and it was really dark and starting to get a bit foggy. Yeah, I know October and foggy a good combination right, well not with a motorcycle. However, I am riding along home and trying to pay attention to the road when this big rig rides up behind me and gets on my rear. Not one to like that, I slow down that I guess irritated the driver so he started to go around.

Now, I should tell you before the next part that the I am wearing a full face mask that glows in the dark and looks like a mean skull. Now that you know that I’ll tell you what happened next. He gets up next to me I can only assume he was fixing to flip me off, but when he sees my face mask he freaks out and puts on his breaks, I can only assume to get away from me. I laughed all the way home, from then on I have always worn that mask at night as it has helped me with many a driver.”

Here are just a few of the spooky items we will have for sale til the 21st of this month
Spooky Halloween Sale
25″ Biker Skull Chain

Our 25″ Biker Skull Chain features 15 skulls that hold the chain together. The chain is made to last out the toughest weather. It works great to ensure that your wallet or anything you want to keep with you doesn’t walk off by itself, or by a spooky ghost.

 

 

Spooky Halloween Sale
Glow in the Dark Ghost Face Mask

Dreary, Creepy and best of all it Glows in the Dark! Yes, it is our Glow in the Dark Ghost Face Mask, a mask that will creep our your neighbors, the person in the car beside you, or even your kids at night.

 

 

 

Spooky Halloween Sale
Men’s Vest With Skulls Design Gun Pocket

Our Men’s Vest With Skulls Design Gun Pocket features 2 front pockets, side laces for adjustable fitment and front zipper closure you will be ready for the open road. A smooth polyester lining and 2 concealed gun pockets make this comfortable nylon vest great for all types of riders. Front and back of vest have 2 evil skulls for that outlaw style, and designs are reflective for easy visibility of rider.

Don’t forget Halloween is around the corner and we know bikers like to dress up too!

So take advantage of our sale as there are many more items on sale than the ones above if you look through the store for the tag. However, we would like to thank all of you that are taking advantage of the savings we are offering in the store. If you haven’t taken advantage of it yet please go and check see what we have to offer you, and look for the ** On Sale for Halloween until 10/21/16** sale tag.

Furthermore, I would like to note that we now have a size chart for our motorcycle apparel in the store, and are working on a sizing chart for helmets as well.

And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

~But this month do it spookily~

Halloween Sale

 

 

 

 

~AMERiders

and

When you want to scare and spook the driver next to you or your friends let AMERiders provide you the gear to do so with our Spooky Halloween Sale.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

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2017 Sportster Forty-Eight from Harley-Davidson Has Plenty of Attitude

Harley-Davidson’s 2017 Sportster Forty-Eight Has lots of Attitude from fender to fender. Due to our enthusiasm for motorcycles, we at  AMERiders are bringing you the low-down on this beauty. The 2017 Forty-Eight motorcycle rumbles at you with more Dark Custom attitude than ever, from its fat front end to its cast aluminum wheels. This is one beauty you don’t want to miss!

HD didn’t just rebuild it, they reloaded it.
2017 Sportster Forty-Eight
This Ride has a powerful 1200CC engine and more

In 1948 the world got it’s first glimpse of this iconic 2.1-gallon gas tank. However, the world has never seen it sitting atop anything quite like this. The 2017 Sportster Forty-Eight has been designed with its signature bulldog stance and the powerful 1200cc Evolution engine. Furthermore, it has large 49mm front forks, an adjustable rear suspension, cast aluminum wheels with floating rotors as well as powerful brakes. All this brings plenty of handling and comfort to all this beauty’s heavy-hitting style.

You wanted more they gave it to you!
2017 Sportster Forty-Eight
Start with a factory-engineered Screamin’ Eagle® Stage upgrade

Harley motorcycle riders have felt the pull to amp up their powertrain performance since the beginning. Greater acceleration as well as increased passing power, or just more of that rip-roaring, raw Harley-Davidson exhaust sound.

A performance engine build can be intimidating, but you don’t have to start from scratch. A factory-engineered Screamin’ Eagle® Stage upgrade is the place to start with complete, street compliant performance configurations for the increased torque and horsepower you are looking for.

Handling
2017 Sportster Forty-Eight
Handling is tight and right

The street is the home turf of the Sportster motorcycle, and a narrow, agile frame wrapped around a strong V-Twin engine has always been its calling card. To see how far Harley has taken this basic equation, get in the saddle of any 2017 Sportster Forty-Eight. The list of constant innovations and refinements you experience on the Sportster motorcycle of today is more than you want to read about here. The latest innovation includes suspension on every model, with cartridge emulsion rear shocks and a screw adjuster to further dial in the handling. It all feels tight and right, bringing confidence to the ride and a grin to the rider. Whether you’re rocketing to the next stoplight, threading through the urban grid, or busting out of the city limits to parts unknown.

Comfort
2017 Sportster Forty-Eight
Low Seat with Minimalist Styling

When one thinks of the raw-boned style of a Sportster motorcycle they may not immediately think of comfort. That would be a mistake, especially with the 2017 Sportster Forty-Eight. Sink into the seat of any 2017 Sportster model and you discover a premium ride hidden under all the lean and mean styling. The engine is rubber-mounted to the frame, so you feel all the power of an Evolution V-Twin but none of the vibrations. Read more about it and other key features here

 

From sketch to steel
2017 Sportster Forty-Eight
Ben McGinley Harley-Davidson Designer/Stylist

Ben McGinley joined Harley-Davidson® five years ago and has been banging out brilliance ever since. A lifelong gearhead, he goes straight to the heart of the machine to turn a sketch on paper to real iron and steel. Inspired by the renaissance of custom bike building, and from events like Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show, Rockerbox Motofest, and Brewtown Rumble, Ben focuses on the real honesty and authenticity of materials to find what’s cool about the bikes and bring it forward.

For Ben, the Forty-Eight® motorcycle has always been the epitome of Harley-Davidson minimalism. “It really goes back to simplicity and honesty. Two wheels and a V-Twin right in the center.” It’s about design, not decoration. Stripped back pure and, as always, without compromise.

Make it your own
2017 Sportster Forty-Eight
customize the bike to fit you

As with all Harley Motorcycles, this 2017 Sportster Forty-Eight is available to be customized to make it your own. Customize your Style, Fit, Color, Performance, Function and more to have a bike that is all you.

Don’t forget Halloween is around the corner!

2017 Sportster Forty-EightDon’t forget Halloween is just around the corner and we all know that Bikers like to dress up too. We have a Halloween Sale going on from 10/6-10/21/2016 (keep and eye on the ticking clock above as it is counting down to the 21st). AMERiders is bringing spooky savings to you, on various items that are of the spooky nature. Look for our skeleton, ghosts, and or skulls as well as this ( ** On Sale for Halloween until 10/21/16** ) tag above the product description. Items have been taken from all over the site Apparel, Headwear, Helmets, and much more.

We would like to thank all of you that are taking advantage of the savings we are offering in the store. If you haven’t taken advantage of it yet please go and check see what we have to offer you, and look for the ** On Sale for Halloween until 10/21/16** sale tag.

And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

~But this month do it spookily~

2017 Sportster Forty-Eight

 

 

 

 

~AMERiders

and

Let AMERiders bring you the low down on the 2017 Sportster Forty-Eight.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

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Winter is Coming! Steps to keep Cold Weather from harming your Ride!

AMERiders knows how important it is to Winterize your Ride to Protect it from the Cold during the Winter months. So we offer you these tips to help keep the Motorcycle Doctor at Bay! We may not want to admit it but Winter is coming! For some of us, it is already here or will be in the next couple of weeks. As the air starts to cool off and the snow starts to fall, some of us will begrudgingly store our bikes. Then sit there tapping our feet waiting for warmer spring weather to ride again.

If your idea of storing your bike for winter is just throwing a cover over it, you may be in for some nasty surprises come spring time. The last thing anyone wants to find out when riding season starts is that their bike won’t start. So use these tips to make sure your ride is as ready as you are when it’s time to hit the road. To keep your motorcycle in peak running condition, there are some thins that need to be done before storing it.

Winterize your Ride
This is not what we meant when we said Winterize your Ride
Steps to Winterize your Ride

Depending on what kind of motorcycle you have there may be different things you will need to address. However, there are some general things to do to get ready for storage. The main enemy during winter storage for any bike is damage from moisture. So most of our winterizing efforts will be aimed at keeping that away from your bike. In addition, the fuel system, battery, tires, and all your moving parts will get some love as well. With a little prep work, you’ll save yourself a lot of time and hassle come spring time. Plus your bike will be ready to hit the road as soon as you are!

1) Surface Prep
Winterize your Ride
A clean bike for winter storage is important

Washing your bike before storage is important; as letting bug guts or water spots sit on your paint can corrode the finish permanently. Wash your bike and dry it completely to get all the moisture off the surfaces (an electric leaf blower is a great way to get all the nooks and crannies really dry.)

Next add a coat of wax, which will act as a deterrent and a barrier against moisture and rust. Lastly, spray exposed metal surface with WD-40 to displace all moisture (did you know: the WD in “WD-40” stands for water displacement) and to give them a protective coating against corrosion.

2) Change Oil and Filter
Winterize your Ride
Before Storage Change your oil and filter.

Change your oil and filter. It’s better for your lubrication system to have fresh oil sitting in it for several months than to have used, broken down oil in it.  Not to mention the last thing you’ll want to do when riding season begins is change the oil before you can go ride. Using a winter weight oil like 5W30 can help it start up easier come spring time as well.

If you’re going to be storing your bike for a long time (4-6 months or more) you will want to protect your engine’s internals against moisture by coating them lightly with oil. You may not be able to see it with your naked eye, but the cold winter air is perfect for moisture to gather in your engine and cause rust to form on your pistons and cylinder walls.

In order to do this, remove the spark plugs and put a little squirt (about a tablespoon) of engine oil into the holes, then turn your engine over a few times to coat the cylinder walls by spinning the rear wheel with the bike in gear. Once everything is coated, replace the spark plugs.

3) Lube Moving Parts

Ensure that moving parts are lubed for winter, this will help keep moisture from building up on them. If not lubed they can cause rusting or binding. Any part of your motorcycle that needs to be lubed at any point should be lubed again before storage. Some parts to check are the chain drive, cables, controls, fork surfaces, and any other pivot points.

4) Prep Fuel System
Winterize your Ride
Always Prep Fuel System

Another important step to Winterize your Ride is to prep your fuel system. Gas tanks have a tendency to rust when not in use, an untreated pump gas breaks down and becomes gummy over time. To prevent rusting and make sure your fuel is ready to run after a few months in storage, you’ll want to fill your tank completely with fuel treated with a product like Sta-Bil Fuel Stabilizer.

On your last ride of the season, stop in at the gas station nearest to where you will be storing your bike and add the proper amount of fuel stabilizer, then top off the tank. A full tank will keep moisture from building up on the tank walls, and adding the stabilizer before the short ride home will help mix the gas and stabilizer together and run it through your fuel system before storage.

5) Safeguard Battery

Batteries have a tendency to self-discharge when sitting over time, especially when they remain hooked up to the bike. The easiest way to combat this is to hook up a battery tender to monitor the charge and keep the battery topped off without overcharging. Normally you should pull the battery from the bike for storage, but with a smart tender, you can also connect the tender with the battery left in the bike. Before doing this, make sure the electrodes are clean and corrosion free; if necessary, clean them off and give them a light coating of grease.

6) Protect Tires
Winterize your Ride
Lift the Motorcycle to protect the tires

If your tires are left to sit in the same position all winter long, they could develop flat spots. Keeping the tires off of the ground will prevent this. One way to do this is with Motorcycle Stands, raise the bike up on them for storage. If you don’t have stands, then at least try to raise the rear tire off the ground. When that is not an option then rotate your tires by rolling your motorcycle slightly every few weeks. And If the motorcycle needs to be down on concrete, put a piece of carpet or plywood under it to keep any moisture from seeping into the tires.

7) Check Coolant/Anti-freeze

If you’ll be storing your bike somewhere that gets below freezing, ensure you have adequate levels of antifreeze in your coolant system. This is very important! If you run straight water in your coolant system and it freezes, you could come back to a cracked head in the spring!

8) Plug Out Pests
Winterize your Ride
Cover pipes and intakes with plastic to keep out pests

Mice and other rodents are notorious for hiding from the cold inside exhaust pipes and making homes out of air filters. If order to avoid any furry surprises when it’s time to ride again, plug up your pipes with an exhaust plug like the BikeMaster Rubber Muffler Plug. You can also simply stuff your air intake and the ends of your exhaust with some plastic bags – but do use bright colored bags or tie something to them so you don’t forget take them out when you fire up the bike!

9) Keep it Covered

Since you have made all the preparations to Winterize your Ride, it is smart to invest in a proper motorcycle cover. A quality motorcycle cover will not only keep dust off the bike, but will keep the moisture out so it doesn’t get trapped underneath it, and create corrosion or rust. If you’re storing it outside, be sure to get a cover with tie downs to prevent it from blowing loose in wind. If you’re storing it inside you’re in much better shape, but you should still use a cover to prevent dust from building up on it.

Don’t forget Halloween is around the corner!

Winterize your rideDon’t forget Halloween is just around the corner and we all know that Bikers like to dress up too. We have a Halloween Sale going on from 10/6-10/21/2016 (keep and eye on the ticking clock above as it is counting down to the 21st). AMERiders is bringing spooky savings to you, on various items that are of the spooky nature. Look for our skeleton, ghosts, and or skulls as well as this ( ** On Sale for Halloween until 10/21/16** ) tag above the product description. Items have been taken from all over the site Apparel, Headwear, Helmets, and much more.

We would like to thank all of you that are taking advantage of the savings we are offering in the store. If you haven’t taken advantage of it yet please go and check see what we have to offer you, and look for the ** On Sale for Halloween until 10/21/16** sale tag.

And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

Winterize your ride

 

 

 

 

~AMERiders

and

Let AMERiders be your spot for information on how to Winterize your Ride.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

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2017 Harley-Davidson Breakout Has Big Torque, Big Paint, & Raw Power.

The 2017 Harley-Davidson Softail Breakout Has Big Torque, Big Paint, and Raw Power. Let’s face it that is 3 things that AMERiders  and some of our customers love in about our bikes. We are bringing you the information on this particular new model so you can know what you are in store for.

There’s nothing like American street muscle.
2017 Softail Breakout
2017 Softail Breakout

Lay your eyes on the Breakout. A low profile stretched out and undeniably aggressive bike. It’s topped with drag bars that enhance its custom look as well as the 21-spoke Turbine wheels. Its High Output Twin Cam 103B™ engine delivers loads of torque to a wide 240mm rear tire. ABS comes standard. Go out and put a hard pounding on the pavement when you ride it can’t get any better than the Breakout.

If more is what you want, more is what you’ll get.
Softail Breakout
High Output Twin Cam 103B™

Since Harley-Davidson® started building motorcycles, their riders have felt the pull to amp up their powertrain performance. Greater acceleration and increased passing power, or just more of that rip-roaring, raw Harley-Davidson exhaust sound.

Building a performance engine can be intimidating, however, you don’t have to start from scratch. Start with a Screamin’ Eagle® Stage upgrade with complete, street compliant performance configurations for the increased torque and horsepower you are looking for.

Harley didn’t just make a Softail for the Breakout there is also a CVO version that we will cover soon as well.

Don’t forget Halloween is around the corner!

Don’t forget Halloween is just around the corner and we all know that Bikers like to dress up too. We have a Halloween Sale going on from 10/6-10/21/2016 (keep and eye on the ticking clock above as it is counting down to the 21st). AMERiders is bringing spooky savings to you, on various items that are of the spooky nature. Look for our skeleton, ghosts, and or skulls as well as this ( ** On Sale for Halloween until 10/21/16** ) tag above the product description. Items have been taken from all over the site Apparel, Headwear, Helmets, and much more.

We would like to thank all of you that are taking advantage of the savings we are offering in the store. If you haven’t taken advantage of it yet please go and check see what we have to offer you, and look for the ** On Sale for Halloween until 10/21/16** sale tag.

And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

~But this month do it spookily~

 

 

 

 

~AMERiders

and

Let AMERiders be your place for information on the 2017 Softail Breakout.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

Like what you just read? Share it on social media with others and let them get the information and benefit from it as well.

Halloween Sale for a Limited Time Prices So Low It’s Spooky!

Halloween is just around the corner and AMERiders wants to bring you some great savings, while also helping to get you to find a spooky costume as well. From October 6th to October 21st we will be having a Halloween sale on the select items. These are just our featured items for Halloween you may find other items at our store that you may like as well. The sale ends on the 21st so you will have time to for us to receive the order, ship it out to you and for you to receive it.

Our items include Skeletons, Skulls and other Ghostly items and some that glow in the dark just to make things extra spooky. These items come in all shapes, sizes and styles. When looking for these Halloween Sale items that we have listed you will know you have stumbled upon them by the orange colored headline in the description like this that reads ** On Sale for Halloween until 10/21/16**.

A funny October Story:

One of our family members tells this tale about an October evening when he was riding with a full face mask on.

alloween Sale- BALACLAVA - SKULL GLOW
BALACLAVA – SKULL GLOW

I was riding home on my bike one evening and it was really dark and starting to get a bit foggy. Yeah I know October and foggy a good combination right, well not with a motorcycle. However, I am riding along home and trying to pay attention to the road when this big rig rides up behind me and gets on my rear. Not one to like that, I slow down that I guess irritated the driver so he started to go around. Now, I should tell you before the next part that the I am wearing a full face mask that glows in the dark and looks like a mean skull. Now that you know that i’ll tell you what happened next. He gets up next to me I can only assume he was fixing to flip me off, but when he sees my face mask he freaks out and puts on his breaks, I can only assume to get away from me. I laughed all the way home, from then on I have always worn that mask at night as it has helped me with many a driver.”

We hope you got a kick and not a scare out of the story, we sure thought it was a hoot we heard. it.

Here are just a few of the spooky items we will have for sale til the 21st of this month
Halloween Sale
Men’s Skeleton Jacket
 Halloween Sale- Men's Reflective Skeleton Motorcycle Jacket
Men’s Reflective Skeleton Motorcycle Jacket
Halloween Sale- Skeleton Mesh Textile Mechanics Gloves
Skeleton Mesh Textile Mechanics Gloves
Halloween Sale- Motorcycle Sissy Bar Bag Trunk With Skull
Motorcycle Sissy Bar Bag Trunk With Skull

There are Many more items that we have in our Halloween Sale items just look for the ** On Sale for Halloween until 10/21/16** at the top of each description to know if it is a sale item or not. Watch the clock above as it will be ticking down to the end of the sale on 10/21/16. We hope you find your spooky, scary fun items for Halloween.

And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

~But this month do it spookily~

Halloween Sale

 

 

 

 

~AMERiders

and

When you want to scare and spook the driver next to you or your friends let AMERiders provide you the gear to do so with our Halloween Sale.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

Like what you just read? Share it on social media with others and let them get the information and benefit from it as well.

Smart Tips for Handling the Road on Your Motorcycle in Cooler Weather!

We at AMERiders know that Fall and Winter will not always stop a motorcycle rider from riding. So, we scrounged around and found you some Tips for Handling the Road on Your Motorcycle in Cooler Weather!  When riders think of going out for a ride, we sometimes imagine it to be an enjoyable ride through our favorite scenic area during pleasant weather. However, that’s not always the case. Mother nature is unpredictable, meaning riding conditions can change from one moment to the next. We as riders must adapt to these unpredictable conditions, as they can affect the road or impact our ability to safely operate our rides. Fall and winter each provide unique challenges for motorcycle riders.

Fall Riding

Cooler Weather
Motorcyclist On A Winding Road In Autumn

Crisper air and falling leaves are all sure signs that summer winding down and fall is here. However, before you worry about that snow and ice, you might need to prepare for wet roads and slippery leaves littering your favorite stretch of road. Those of us that ride have probably gotten caught in the rain now and then. Keep waterproof (or water-resistant) rain gear in a backpack or saddlebags. Also, visibility can become impaired by rain, so make sure to pack an extra pair or glasses or goggles, just in case.

As leaves turn from green to yellow, orange, red and brown, they often fall to the ground, sometimes hiding the surface of the road from our eyes. Ride over and through leaves with caution, as they can cover potholes in the road that could affect your control of your bike. Also, wet leaves could be slick and affect a bike’s traction making it difficult to stop quickly. Reducing your speed and maintain a constant state of awareness to maximize your safety on the road when riding in these conditions and cooler weather.

Cooler Weather
Riding in winter

Winter Riding

Even the most avid motorcycle riders will consider putting their bike away during the coldest months. The Wind, snow, ice, and frigid temperatures generally don’t make for great or even fun motorcycle riding conditions for some but there are those of us that just ride because it is our “Wind Therapy” and helps us get away from it all. Before you hit the road check some of these tips for riding in cooler weather.

Cooler Weather
What does your Penny Test show you?
Penny Test

Before you hit that frozen road, it is important to check your tires. First, check the tread on your tires by doing the same “penny test” you might do on your car’s tires. Take a Lincoln penny; hold it between your thumb and forefinger so that the head is showing. Place the top of Lincoln’s head into one of the grooves of the tire’s tread. If any part of Lincoln’s head is obscured by the tread, you have a safe amount of tread. If you can see above Lincoln’s head, then you need a new tire.

Replacing after 6 years

If your tires are six years or older, consider replacing them. Checking the age of your tires is easy, look for the four-digit code near the Department of Transportation (DOT) markings. The first two numbers in the sequence represent the week they were manufactured. While the last two digits represent the year. It is also very important to check your tire pressure, for the main reason that for every 10 degrees Fahrenheit that the temperature drops, your tires can lose 1-2 pounds per square inch of pressure.

Cooler Weather
Men’s Leather Motorcycle Jacket With Reflective Skulls
Staying warm on a ride.

Keeping your body warm and protected can require some serious gear, so plan ahead. Depending on the temperature, consider thermal underwear, glove liners, balaclavas and other base layers. Hypothermia due to severe wind chill can be a concern, especially riding a motorcycle. When the temperature is 32 degrees Fahrenheit, traveling at 60 miles per hour can result in a wind chill of approximately 0 degrees Fahrenheit. To help warm your extremities, which are generally most susceptible to cold temperatures, consider using chemical heat packs on gloves and boots, or even outfit your bike with grip, seat and foot warmers.

Leather and Textile apparel, like the jacket to the left not only are good for fall and winter riding but spring and summer, as well as you, can open up the vents on them to allow for cooler air to flow through. Regardless of the season, through proper preparation and the use of the right equipment and gear, you can safely enjoy your motorcycle year-round.

And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

Cooler Weather

 

 

 

 

~AMERiders

and

Let AMERiders help you get geared up for cooler weather with our leather and textile gear and accessories.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

Like what you just read? Share it on social media with others and let them get the information and benefit from it as well.

Riding a snowmobile instead of the bike this winter? Check this out!

Winter will be fast approaching since fall has now arrived. Which means either winterizing your bike and/or grabbing winter gear. For those of you who will be winterizing your bike for storage, we will cover some tips for you in another post. For those of you Riding a snowmobile to have some fun instead of riding your bike through the freezing cold, we at AMERiders have plenty of gear for you and a tip on how to cook with your snowmobile. So don’t worry about cold sandwiches and energy bars while your out fire up a hot meal with these tips.

No stove in site, use your sled to cook your hot meal
Riding a snowmobile
Let your buddies have their cold food, crack open your warm meal.

After hours of riding in the cold, a frozen sandwich or energy bar just doesn’t hit the spot when you’re hungry. However, there is a solution to your hunger problems! When you’re calf deep or more in the snow in the backcountry with no stove in site. Your sled can now double as your stove. We even had our doubts about this type of cooking by thinking of cancer, exhaust fumes, partially cooked meat. Food can be cooked on your sled, and you won’t taste the exhaust fumes.

Snowmobile cooking has already been established as a great way to eat a hot meal without having to lug around a stove or build a campfire. Some smart person already figured this out for us a few years back, and we applaud him for it. No more waiting or attracting bears, just to fill your empty stomach, just ride, wait, and eat.

Really my snowmobile for a hearty warm meal?
Riding a snowmobile
Your snowmobile can provide a hearty warm meal.

When done right, you can make some pretty decent meals. Even when it’s done wrong, your food will still be warm. That is still by far much better than the frozen sandwich or that tasteless granola bar that you don’t really want to eat.

Creativity and patience can help you can turn that sweet sled into your own personal mobile kitchen. Let your buddies eat their frozen tasteless foods, while you crack open that engine and pull out a warm dish that’s been slow roasting, and reward yourself for your ingenuity.

What to cook and how to do it.
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The Muffpot a great way to cook a warm meal.

First, you need to plan on a dish to cook and how long your ride may be. The Next thing you should decide on is how to prevent your food from being exposed to engine fumes. There are many solutions to this problem. Specially designed products such as the Muffpot are a great way to cook your food in an enclosed space that will keep your food from tasting like gasoline.

If you don’t have one of these items then wrapping your food securely in aluminum foil or placing your food in a sealed empty soup can to keep any fumes from reaching your food. Cooking hot dogs, burritos, scrambled eggs or beans are just a few items that can be cooked while riding a snowmobile. AMERiders has gathered some recipes for you, to help turn you into a chef for your buddies while riding a snowmobile through the snow.

List of dishes to cook while Riding a snowmobile: Not a complete list.
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Hot dogs are a great warm dish.
1: The Dog:

The classic hot dog is a great warm dish. However, take that normal dog and pimp it out in various ways (onions, peppers, marinade). Cooking a hot dog in awesome chicken stock with some spices and vegetables will only make that dog taste better. This is great for short trips.

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The bird is another great dish to cook.
2: The Bird:

If you’re going on a long ride, then take your favorite uncooked poultry, season it with your favorite herbs and spices. Wrap that baby up with aluminum foil, and place it near the muffler without clogging up the engine. To get an even cook, try throwing that bird in the Muffpot. Make sure you bring some wet-naps.

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Little sliders make great food for a chilly day
3:The Burger:

Burgers are a staple American food served almost everywhere in the world, so why not in the back-country? Unless you’ve got a mini grill attached to your engine, making the perfect burger might not be so easy. Attach this special burger griller to your exhaust and cook the perfect patty every time… just make sure you bring all the fixings.

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Cook a small pork roast and throw in some veggies
4: The Pig:

Cooking slow is basically the same thing as braising. If you’re a top chef at snowmobile cooking, try braising a pork tenderloin. Get the perfect sized tenderloin, marinate it in some barbecue sauce, wrap it up in foil and throw it near the muffler for a long ride. Careful on where you throw the pig, too close to the muffler and you might overcook one side.

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Reheat any of your leftovers from previous meals
5: The Leftovers:

Someone already did all the hard work of cooking that delicious food; all you have to do is reheat it. The snowmobile method of cooking is a great way to reheat yesterday’s steak, burrito or anything else that might fit securely near the exhaust for quick trips. We think this is the best option to experiment with until you figure out how hot your sled runs and how fast the food cooks, before trying to cook with raw meat.

The long and short of it.

Let your creativity help you eat well while in the backcountry. It is easy to cook food with your sled with all that useful energy radiating from the muffler. With hot tasty food, you’ll be the envy of all your buddies. But don’t forget you need to ensure you’re wearing the proper gear while Riding a snowmobile as well. And we have Helmets, Gloves, and all-weather headwear that can help, as well as some great eyewear.

And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

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2017 Harley-Davidson Street 750 Just Rolled In, This is one sweet bike.

Have a gander at the new 2017 Harley-Davidson Street 750, they just rolled in and from what we at AMERiders, have seen it is one sweet bike! Beneath the Dark Custom™ motorcycle lurks a liquid-cooled 750cc Revolution X™ V-Twin engine, but that isn’t all they have given a bunch of tweaks to the street 750.

Beating Traffic has Never been Easier.
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The Harley-Davidson® Street® 750 was built specifically to shred the city streets.

You’ve ridden the wide-open country and endless miles of highway. Now carve the canyons into the urban grid. From the liquid-cooled Revolution X® engine and confidence-inspiring optional ABS brakes to the nimble chassis and dialed-in suspension. The Harley-Davidson® Street® 750 was built specifically to shred the city streets. On the 750 there’s an all-new tank medallion, and a two-tone paint option to compliment the silver engine fins and wheel pinstripe. Your fun starts when the light turns green.

Urban Mobility
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If you wanna play in the street, Harley-Davidson has your bike

We were all warned as kids about playing in the street. While some of us paid attention to our parents there were others that well….If you’re the sort who never listened to a word of it, Harley-Davidson has got your motorcycle. The street is where the action is. Every inch of the motorcycle has been thought through to meet the demands of navigating the urban landscape. With a narrow and nimble profile that has a tight 60.4-inch wheelbase, handling is razor sharp.

Harley-Davidson Street 750
Quick moves and turns come easy

Quick moves and turns come easy when you’re threading through whatever modern civilization decides to throw in your path. You have liquid cooling, loads of power in the Revolution X™ engine. For when you need to be somewhere else in a hurry. We’re talking about a whole different kind of two-wheeled animal here. One born to take on the traffic-snarled urban jungle.

Authentic H-D
Street 750
the Street® series is built to be affordable machines for those who’ve gotta work to put gas in the tank

The Harley-Davidson Street® series is built to be affordable for those who’ve gotta work to put gas in the tank and pay the meter maid when you find a place to park. H-D did it their own way. Which means they did it right. The beautifully formed teardrop fuel tank is Milwaukee steel, just like the fenders.They painstakingly finished it with one of their premium paint jobs and topped it with a 3-D chrome badge. And most noteworthy it is not a decal.

Fire up the engine and you hear the pure signature rumble of a Harley-Davidson V-Twin
Fire up the engine and you hear the pure signature rumble of a Harley-Davidson V-Twin

Fire up the engine and you hear the pure signature rumble of a Harley-Davidson V-Twin, tuned to perfection in their state-of-the-art sound facility in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin USA. In other words, from the rock-solid belt final drive all the way forward to the Café-racer speed screen derived from deep in their factory custom heritage. There is no mistaking what the bikes in their newest family are. 100% pure Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Custom Soul
Harley-Davidson Street 750
The newest line of bikes from the no-nonsense blacked-out wheels up to be the ultimate blank canvas for customizing.

Get yourself to a part of town where interesting things are happening. You’ll see some rad custom bikes loaded with dark, aggressive style. More than likely they started life as a Harley-Davidson Street® model. The newest line of bikes was built from the no-nonsense blacked-out wheels up to be the ultimate blank canvas for customizing. Of course, each one is also first and foremost a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. So, even fresh off the line it’s a lean, mean and eye-popping machine.

Harley-Davidson Street 750
With a narrow and nimble profile that has a tight 60.4-inch wheelbase, handling is razor sharp.

Every inch of the up-swept two-into-one exhaust is black. This is the first time they have done that since the ‘70s when it was a signature part of the famous XLCR Café Racer. You also see a shout-out to renegade ‘70s street bike culture in the minimalist speed screen adorning the blacked out front end. As a result, you’ve got a machine loaded with Dark Custom™ attitude.

So, if you are looking for a new lean mean street machine, make the 2017 Harley-Davidson Street® 750 your next bike. Also, make it one of a kind by Customizing your new bike, and make it your own with many different options.

And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

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Information about the Harley-Davidson Street 750 has been taken directly from Harley-Davidson Website for accuracy.

Tips to Riding a Motorcycle with A Passenger Safely

It’s sometimes more fun to ride with someone than by yourself, we at AMERiders love riding a Motorcycle with A Passenger and offer up some safety tips to help make the ride safe and enjoyable for the both of you. Riding a motorcycle solo requires balance and control. Riding a motorcycle with a passenger means you’ll master those skills. Generally, as a woman rider, your passenger’s weight will more than likely be greater than your own. If you’re already operating a heavier motorcycle such as the Harley-Davidson CVO Streetglide, you’ll need to be entirely confident in your abilities before taking a passenger. However, giving friends and family members rides on your motorcycle can be rewarding and fun as well. Some motorcycles such as sportbikes are not comfortable or designed well to carry passengers. And many motorcyclists simply never bother to develop the good skills needed to host a passenger.

Tips to Help You Succeed

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Ensure that your passenger is geared correctly.

First Time Passenger Must be a Motorcycle Rider: It is the best practice to ensure your first passenger is an experienced motorcycle rider. So ask your friend/family member to meet you in a large parking lot (don’t head out on a busy city street with your first time passenger) to help you practice. Your first few miles with a passenger will likely be sloppy as you try to balance the additional weight and inputs at slow speeds. An experienced motorcycle rider as a passenger can anticipate your moves and knows already about the protocol a good passenger makes.

First Step Pre-Ride Passenger Briefing: Before your passenger climbs onto your motorcycle, ensure they understand the importance of the gear you have helped them to acquire if you haven’t already. Gear such as a certified full face helmet (or helmet with visor) which fits; sturdy jacket made of leather; gloves, sturdy pants/ thick jeans; sturdy boots covering the ankle and protective eyewear against the sun. Make sure they are dressed for comfort no matter what conditions you’ll be riding in. Do not take a passenger without this gear – their safety is in your hands every time you ride.

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Brief your passenger on riding motorcycle.

Brief Your Passenger on the Following:

  • While they are on your motorcycle, if they want to slow down or stop for any reason, you’ll do so. Devise a signal such as a tap on your right shoulder in the case you might not hear them. As the pilot, you control the bike and your passenger controls you. Explain that you have no intention to frighten them while riding with you but in fact, you want them to have the best experience possible.
  • Climbing on or off. Ensure your passenger agrees to the following: They agree to get on and off the bike only at your permission, and only while you are on the bike, and when you say “ready” or give the “ok” nod. The same is practiced when you are ready for them to dismount.
  • When riding/under-way …explain that they can talk to you if they want (if you have a communication system instruct its use) but ideally when moving have them pretend to be a sack of potatoes-relaxed. They can move about just not suddenly.
  • They need not help you through the turns such as not leaning in anticipation or when you’re in a turn.
  • Inform them that you but that no matter what happens while moving, their feet are to stay on the passenger foot pegs (or floorboards) and never try to touch the ground with their feet to try to hold up the motorcycle. Inform them that in an emergency situation and hard braking their weight will come into yours and that is A-OK and normal. You are prepared for that to happen.
  • Instruct them to sit close to you and that this is best for the motorcycle too.
  • Inform your passenger that a motorcycle leans to turn. If they’re confused about this or often scared, just have them focus their eyes at the center of the back of your helmet. This will keep their body position upright and in line with yours.
  • Inform them they can also use their knees to hang on to you by squeezing them/the thighs against yours (if applicable per your motorcycle make/model). Just not too tightly
  • Instruct them where to hang on and to hang on at all times to you.
  • Inform that they are welcome to wave to oncoming motorcyclists but may not signal.
Your Preparation for the Passenger:  

You may have to adjust your motorcycle shocks and your tire pressure for load, the same as you would when carrying cargo. Refer to your motorcycle owner’s manual and make the necessary changes.

Follow These Good Practices :

  • Deploy the usually hidden passenger’s footrests/pegs; show the passenger this is where their feet will be positioned.
  • Get on your motorcycle and raise the kickstand (if the kickstand is down, when the passenger mounts, their weight will compress the shocks causing the side stand to possibly dig into the ground and/or may push the bike to the right causing upset in balance)
  • Do not turn on the motorcycle (added safety) but do have it in neutral.
  • Ensure both your feet are on the ground and you have a good grasp on the handlebars.
  • Pull on the front brake and keep it applied as the passenger climbs on to ensure the bike doesn’t move or shift.
  • Once the passenger is on, check/adjust their sitting position to ensure not too far to the back of the bike; closer to you will optimize your balance/control.
  • Once underway, expect that as you slow the motorcycle to a stop, this will be the time the passenger moves around and makes adjustments. This will challenge your slow speed control, skills, and help you to master, them!

Motorcycle with A PassengerYour Job as Passenger Host:  Your task isn’t to give your passenger the ‘ride of their life’, it  is to be responsible and ensure that your passenger and your motorcycle is as safe and that they feel safe and as pleased as possible with the riding experience.

As rider, your challenges are:

  • Ensure your Gear shifts are smooth to the point of the passenger does not even sense the shift has occurred. If their helmet is knocking into the back of yours, you’re not shifting smoothly.
  • When you move off from a stop aim for such smoothness that the passenger’s never quite sure that we have started to move. The same for a stop. Smoothness all around.
  • Practice in a Parking Lot

The following are the areas for practice and ensure you’re comfortable before you take out your real first-time non-motorcycle experienced passenger.
During the practice you will a likely experience awkward jerky movements including balancing wobbles – don’t sweat it – it’s all part of developing the skill.

-Passenger mounting and dismounting
-Taking off.
-Stopping the motorcycle both normal and emergency / quick-stop
-Backing (with the engine off) – important practice required for parking situations.
-Slow speed turns especially right turns.
-Although riding with a passenger can change your solo riding experience, it is something you will truly enjoy sharing with a friend or family member.

Have fun and remember, don’t take a passenger on your motorcycle unless you feel you are absolutely ready.

~Live Free Ride Hard~

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Simple Motorcycle Tips to Save Your Life, and the Life of Your Passenger

Safety is important and AMERiders wants to give you these Simple Motorcycle Tips to Save Your Life, and the Life of Your Passenger. When riding either by yourself or with a passenger it is always important to always stay alert and know what is going on. However, there are other simple motorcycle tips that can help ensure yours and your passenger’s safety. We offer these to you just in case the unthinkable happens and you (in the words of so many car drivers) “just come out of nowhere”, and can help to avoid serious issues or at least save you and your passenger from a few broken bones. An experienced rider will see some of these as obvious but it’s always worth reminding yourself of the dangers out there.

Wear Your Gear

This should be a no-brainer, however, it’s not just about wearing the gear; it’s about wearing the right gear all the time. This is what you need and some reasons why you need it. We sell all types of safety gear so check the links in each section to get your new piece or set of gear.

Helmet
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DOT Full Face Skull Pile Motorcycle Helmet

helmet that conforms to safety standards (DOT/SNELL) is what you want protecting your head, not something bought second hand at all. It is important to note that, many helmets lose their protective integrity after one impact. Helmets can be expensive, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. Buy new and always wear your own, as you may not know the history of the helmet. A good helmet is a key element of yours and your passenger’s safety.

Jacket and Trouser
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Jacket and Trousers can save your skin

There are many different kinds of jacket and trouser  gear out there; some riders wear leather, but some prefer Kevlar. Regardless of what you choose always remember, your skin can only survive a slide so far before muscle tissue and bone start to show. It may sound horrible but a quick Google search can show you the damage no gear can cause unprotected skin!

Gloves
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Stitched Eagle On Women’s Motorcycle Gloves

When in a fall (crash or even just dropping your bike) your hands always instinctively reach out to break your fall. If you’re not wearing good gloves, your hands are going to suffer for it. Gloves are often forgotten; even if you’re wearing the rest of the gear – don’t forget your gloves. Skinned hands take forever to heal. Not only that they make everyday tasks a complete nightmare. Walking away from a crash may seem like a win but having to get someone else to help undo your zipper for the bathroom isn’t fun.

Boots
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Women’s 10″ Side Pocket Boot Black

Everyone has seen the images of riders riding bike scooters and small dirt bikes with flip-flops on; now search for the images of when things don’t go to plan. We have all heard the horror stories and that should be reason enough not to do it. The long and short of it is, you’re riding a large engine on two-wheels with little space between your feet and the floor. Durable, sturdy, thick boots are always recommended. You want something that can protect your ankles, and feet as well as stop a bike from squashing them and survive a slide along the floor. Most importantly stay on if you do crash.

Using Your Eyes is paramount
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Keep your eyes open and scanning all the time

We all know that you need to look where you want to go.  Scan for potholes and other hazards and be aware of the traffic. You should also assume that every other vehicle on the road is driven by a moron and above all don’t assume they know what they are doing. How many times have you seen the unbelievable first-hand? How often have you thought ‘they’re definitely not going to attempt that…No way, they’re actually doing it’? Surprisingly it happens so often that the answer is yes.

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These Bobster Sunglasses are great for protecting your peepers

It’s important to keep your eyes open; use your mirrors, over-shoulder checks and above all keep an eye on the traffic too. Look around and analyze every potential hazard; your mind should do this automatically as you ride but it’s always good to keep your eyes out for danger.  This is especially important when a passenger is riding with you. Don’t forget to wear a great pair of glasses to help protect your peepers if you are not wearing a full face or visor on your helmet.

Avoid Debris in the road and in your path
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If you can’t avoid debris, make sure you approach slowly, with your bike upright.

If your eyes are open, you should be able to avoid any sand, gravel or other debris that may be lying across the road. When riding with one or more other bikes, it’s just polite to point it out to whoever is behind you, So that they can make preparations to tackle it or avoid it. If you can not avoid the debris, make sure you approach it slowly, with your bike upright. Off-road tires can handle the debris but still keep the bike upright.  If you’re armed with road tires, make sure that you cross the patch slowly, don’t aggressively brake or accelerate while you’re going over it.
If you’re in a corner and don’t have time to get upright before entering then you’re more than likely going to take a tumble. You were going too fast in the first place or didn’t look far enough ahead and consider the danger. It has been known to happen.

Smart braking is important
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Braking too hard can cause accidents

One of the most important of our simple motorcycle tips is smart braking. Braking too rapidly can cause an accident, however,so can braking too slowly. To prevent slow braking, ensure that your brakes are in tip-top condition and adjusted to the way you like them. You should also be aware of the state of your tires too. Make sure they have the correct amount of tread of them, cause a tire blow our or bad tread can also cause serious accidents.

Braking rapidly can be because you’re too close to a hazard. Always leave as much room as possible between yourself and the vehicle in front of you. Consider your braking routine as weight distribution rather than slowing down; some riders say they never use the front brake first while others swear by it. Using the front brake does shift all of your weight to the front of the bike but you can counter any potential lock up by applying the back brake, smoothening out your weight distribution.

When riding with a passenger you should expect that as you slow the motorcycle to a stop, this will be the time the passenger moves around or makes adjustments. This will challenge your slow speed control, skills and help you master them! Practice your braking as often as you can with and without a passenger. Knowing how to brake appropriately in any situation could save both your lives!

Educate Yourself

When thinking of simple motorcycle tips this one stood out most. All of the skills you need to improve your riding can be learned on an advanced riding course. These courses are designed to help you re-learn the basics, lose bad habits and take your riding to the next level. It’s interesting to go and try the new testing requirements and you may be surprised to find gaps in your knowledge. By taking a course or booking time with an instructor, you can fill in all the blanks and re-acquaint yourself with the rules of the road. You might think it’s a waste of time now but you’ll feel differently afterward!

It is also very important to know how to ride with a passenger as well, we will cover more on this in our next post. We should also make note that taking an advanced rider course can lower the cost of your insurance.

Last words for thought
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Braking with a passenger is different than by yourself

Some last few quick simple motorcycle tips for thought. When riding with a passenger ensure that your gear shifts are smooth to the point of the passenger not even sensing the shift has occurred. If their helmet is knocking into the back of yours, you’re not smooth enough yet. Smoothness in your stopping and starting is important. When you move off from a stop aim for such smoothness that the passenger is not quite sure that you have started to move. This goes the same for a stop,  smoothness all around.

Also, the extra weight of your passenger will increase the stopping power of your rear brake. You’ll need greater clutch finesse and more throttle when starting from a stop. If your passenger is heavy, it will take longer to turn, slow down, or speed up on your motorcycle. Avoid traveling at extreme speeds.

We hope that these simple motorcycle tips have helped you to adapt your riding and maybe even given you something to think about that you don’t already do.

And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

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