News from Oakland Harley-Davidson

ALL NEW: Harley-Davidson Collection by Rizoma

Posted by Oakland H-D Contributor on Sep 4, 2020 11:54:15 AM

Precision craftsmanship and unmistakable style define this collaborative collection from Harley-Davidson and Rizoma®. Lasered H-D and Rizoma logos on a subdued black on black finish display minimal branding that lets the machined texture and performance aesthetic take the lead. This sleek collection of billet aluminum accessories is the first co-branded collection of its kind designed exclusively for H-D® motorcycle riders.

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Topics: Parts & Accessories

Top Motorcycle Mechanic Skills for the Do-It-Yourself Biker

Posted by Harley-Davidson Insurance on Jul 29, 2020 6:00:00 PM

A number of simple motorcycle repairs can be performed in your garage or on the side of the road (when it is safe to do so). These are useful skills to have, and they will make you feel more comfortable riding because you know you'll be able to handle whatever gets thrown your way.

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Topics: Parts & Accessories, Service, Current Rider

Ways for Motorcycles to Be More Visible

Posted by Harley-Davidson Insurance on Jul 23, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Studies show that people subconsciously don’t see things they aren’t in the habit of looking for. Or, maybe they’re distracted by texting, looking at GPS, or checking their hair.

In these situations, a motorcycle’s rider’s best defense is to take active measures to make themselves more visible. Here are a few ways to become more visible while riding your motorcycle.

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Topics: Parts & Accessories, Riding in the Bay Area, Current Rider

How to Care For and Clean Chrome on Your Motorcycle

Posted by Harley-Davidson Insurance on Jul 17, 2020 10:00:00 AM

When you think of a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle, what sort of image comes to mind? If you’re like a lot of people, there’s a good chance it includes at least a little chrome.

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Topics: Parts & Accessories, Service, Current Rider

Finding the Right Fit: Take Care of Your Vertebrae

Posted by Harley-Davidson Insurance on Jul 5, 2020 11:44:00 AM

We love to ride. We live to ride. We know how it feels when the challenges of the world melt away under the rumbling peace of long rides down two-lane blacktops. At times, it feels like we can ride through a dozen sunsets and sunrises without stopping.

For some of us, however, our spirit of adventure is far more indomitable than our bodies will allow. We lie in bed at night dreaming of our next great ride, and in our fantasy we are supple and lithe, because in our mind we always default to the very best version of ourselves. And then morning comes. With a Herculean effort, we hoist ourselves out of bed and lament the passing of the guy who made last night’s fantasies look easy.

Many of us have never had back problems, and we want to keep it that way. We have to take care of our bodies so they can continue to serve us for years to come. Riding for long periods of time, unfortunately, can take its toll on our lower back. Many of us know what that feels like, and many of us know how lower back pain and stiffness can dampen the exhilaration of a great ride.

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Topics: Parts & Accessories, Motorcycles, Current Rider

Tips for How to Clean and Inspect Your Motorcycle

Posted by Harley-Davidson Insurance on Jun 29, 2020 1:00:00 PM

—There are two types of riders: those who relish the ritual of cleaning their bikes and those who see it as a chore. Regardless of the tribe you belong to, you have to clean your bike. Not only will your bike last longer, it will run better. Yes, there’s truth to that axiom. 

When you scrub dirt and grit out of the hand levers and brake discs, you can improve their performance and extend their life. Besides, you don’t want rust forming. But, more importantly, pressure washing your motorcycle and wiping it down every few days offers you an opportunity to perform a T-CLOCS inspection.

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Topics: Parts & Accessories, Service, Riding in the Bay Area, Current Rider

Motorcycle Gear Guide from A to Z - What to Wear and When

Posted by Harley-Davidson Insurance on Jun 23, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Riding a motorcycle can be one of life's peak enjoyments, but it's not without its risks. Luckily, risk can be tremendously minimized with protective safety gear while also looking good.

There are so many options and considerations that even expert riders may be surprised by all the options available to them!

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Topics: Parts & Accessories, MotorClothes Gear & Apparel

Beginner's Guide to Customizing a Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

Posted by Oakland H-D Contributor on May 31, 2020 9:00:00 AM

While every rider has an idea of what a Harley-Davidson motorcycle typically looks like in their head, no two look exactly alike. With tens of thousands of factory customizations, hundreds of thousands of aftermarket customizations there is no end to the creative opportunities available to you when customizing your new Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

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Topics: Parts & Accessories, Service, Current Rider

Video Tutorials: Washing Your Motorcycle

Posted by Oakland H-D Contributor on May 25, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Washing your motorcycle can have amazing benefits. Not only does it look great, washing your motorcycle gives you a chance to check your bike over for any maintenance issues. It can even give you some time to reflect on your rides and think about what customizations you might like to do next. 

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Topics: Parts & Accessories, Service, Current Rider

Tune Up Your Motorcycle for Spring

Posted by Oakland H-D Contributor on Apr 17, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Whether it's routine maintenance or a complete customization overhaul, now is the perfect time to get a little wrenchin' done. We're here to help you keep your ride riding right or plan out your next project. Check out all of the Service Specials mentioned here.

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Topics: Parts & Accessories, Service

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  • New motorcycles, parts and gear
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  • Event information
  • Ideas on where to go riding
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