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!

Race Into Summer Open House

Harley-Davidson Open House

Get Revved Up

Racing has been part of the Harley-Davidson experience since the very beginning. From the Hillclimbers to the flat trackers to today’s King of the Baggers™ led by our H-D® Factory Racing team. Join us to honor our roots with the Race Into Summer Open House on Saturday, June 22. Summer has arrived. It’s time to roll.

  • Be among the first 55 to RSVP below and claim your exclusive H-D® Racing Pin*
  • Earn additional Prizes & Giveaways*
  • Celebrate the power and performance that only Harley-Davidson® motorcycles can deliver – from the 2024 motorcycle lineup to custom P&A packages and all-new riding gear


H-D® Membership event Special***

  • Paid H-D® Members, earn up to 2,000 Bonus Points with a $100+ in-store purchase ($20 Value)
  • Free H-D® Members, earn up to 500 Bonus Points with a $100+ in-store purchase ($5 Value)


Harley-Davidson® 2024 CVO™ Road Glide® ST

Register For Your Chance To Win An All-New 2024 CVO™ Road Glide® ST**

Stop in to register for your chance to win** a 2024 CVO™ Road Glide® ST, a 2025 King of the Baggers VIP Race Experience and a Trip to Daytona for 2 OR 2 VIP Tickets to a King of the Baggers Race, plus other great prizes. Ask us how to earn additional entries.

Harley-Davidson® Event Pin

RSVP to get a special gift**

Be one of the first 55 to RSVP AND attend our event for an exclusive racing pin. Just fill out the form below and show us your confirmation email when you arrive at our Race Into Summer Open House.

* While supplies last. Offer limited to the first 55 attendees.


* While supplies last.

** Sweepstakes entry period June 21, 2024, 9am EST through June 23, 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 participating H-D® dealerships for details or visit official rules at HD-SummerOpenHouse.com.

*** H-D® Members earn up to 2,000 bonus points ($20 value) on a purchase of $100+ between 6/21/24 9:00 am EST through 6/23/2024 11:59 pm EST participating Dealers only; H-D® Membership must be activated at the time of sale. Points apply to a single transaction for eligible purchases of $100+ before tax and after any sales discounts are applied. Promotion good for genuine H-D® and H-D® licensed products only. Usual point restrictions apply. Please allow up to 72 hours for points to appear in your account. Visit bit.ly/HD_points for details.