Riding in the Rain | Motorcycle Rain Gear | Timber Town Harley-Davidson

Riding in the Rain

If you own a bike, sooner or later you’ll find yourself riding your motorcycle in rain — or even a serious storm. With the right gear, unexpected weather events don’t need to get in the way of a great ride. At Timber Town Harley-Davidson, we stock a wide selection of genuine H-D motorcycle rain gear to protect you and your bike, rain or shine!

Essential Motorcycle Rain Gear

If rain is in the forecast, be prepared with water-resistant outerwear and other essential motorcycle rain gear. Here are a few points to keep in mind when it comes to riding a bike in rain:

  • If there’s a chance of rain, avoid leather outerwear. Waterproof outer layers like a one-piece rain suit offer the best protection from moisture and will keep you dry even on long rides to Lebanon.
  • Waterproof riding gloves are a great addition to your motorcycle rain gear collection and can be considered crucial to staying safe while riding a motorcycle in rain. When your hands are slippery and cold, it’s harder to control your bike.
  • A full-face helmet — ideally with a waterproof coating — offers protection against debris and water spraying into your face, and will maximize visibility on the road in Albany.

How To Prepare for Riding Your Bike in the Rain

Safely riding a motorcycle in rain also involves making a few adjustments to your bike itself. Even minor mechanical issues can have a major impact when Portland roads are wet and slippery. Before you ride your bike in the rain, we recommend that you perform a thorough pre-inspection: 

  • Tires – Check the tread depth of your tires to be sure that they will be able to grip the road effectively, even on slick road surfaces. Also check that the tires are inflated to the proper pressure level, which you can find in your owner’s manual.
  • Fluid Levels – Check the level of fluids such as engine oil and brake fluid, and top off any that are on the low side.
  • Lights – Test all lights on the front and rear of your bike to be sure that you will be visible to drivers.
  • Test Ride – Tackle your bike out for a quick ride to be sure that it can accelerate, turn, and brake normally.

Gear Up for Rainy Riding with Timber Town Harley-Davidson

Questions about what gear you need to stay safe while riding a motorcycle in rain? We’re here to assist. Contact our team to learn more about genuine Harley-Davidson Hi-Vis waterproofs and outerwear. Browse our selection of motorcycle rain gear online, or visit us in Salem to explore our selection of high-quality Harley-Davidson performance sportswear for yourself!

Harley-Davidson Test Ride Days

Join us for H-D® Test Ride Days Friday, May 10 through Saturday, May 18. Don’t miss your chance to experience the entire 2024 lineup, including the all-new reimagined Road Glide® and Street Glide®.

  • Take a test ride on any new Harley-Davidson® motorcycle, get an exclusive t-shirt and gift*
  • Try on new apparel and riding gear for all your on and off road adventures
  • Check out the latest parts and accessories to customize your motorcycle, including seats, color-matched Tour-Pak® luggage carriers, windshields, Harley-Davidson® Audio Powered by Rockford Fosgate®, lighting, accessory collections and so much more

While supplies last. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY, void where prohibited. U.S. and Canada residents only; 18+. Eligible participant must visit a participating Harley-Davidson® dealer and test ride a new Harley-Davidson® motorcycle between May 10, 2024 and May 19, 2024 to obtain a special edition t-shirt and gift. Offer ends on May 19, 2024 or when supply of 10,000 t-shirts and 10,000 gifts expires, whichever occurs first. T-shirts will be mailed to the H-D® dealer of test ride record four to six weeks after the promotional period. Offer is non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash or cash equivalent. Offer is subject to change without notice. See participating Harley-Davidson® dealers for full terms and conditions, including test ride requirements. Sponsor: Harley-Davidson Motor Co., 3700 W. Juneau Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53208.


Harley-Davidson® 2024 Street Glide®

Register For Your Chance To Win An All-New 2024 Street Glide®**

Riders and non-riders can participate, a test ride is not required to enter. Ask us how to earn additional and daily entries.

**Sweepstakes entry period May 10, 2024, 9am EST through May 19, 2024, 11:59pm EST. No purchase necessary. Purchase does not increase odds of winning. Open only to legal residents of the continental United States, including D.C. and Alaska and excluding Hawaii who are 21 years or older, and legal residents of Canada, who have reached the age of majority in their state, province, or territory of residence at time of entry. Void where prohibited. Need not be present to win. See official rules at TestRideDays.com.