Is your Harley Davidson bike sitting in your garage right now asks Gruene Harley? Do you take that powerful machine out and make a statement on the roads as you pass the rest of the world by? And what about the girls? I bet they love to see you roaring along and gearing up. This is precisely what Harley Davidson must have envisioned when he designed these monster machines.
However, before you get ready to cruise down the streets you need to make sure that you have the right gear so that you not only look the part, but are also fully protected and prepared. Are you wearing your gloves? Check. Have you got the helmet? Check. How about the leather jacket and tight leather jeans? Check. Have you got the boots? Check. Well, this one is probably one of the most important since around 80% of all bike riders who are involved in and accident suffer from leg injuries. And finally, the hottie on the back seat?
Your boots are one of the most important parts of your biker gear and you need to take good care of them to make sure they last and continue to provide protection. Not only will they increase the overall appeal with their killer appearance, but they will also protect your legs. Here are a few tips for looking after men’s Harley Davidson boots.
Snow and rain can do a lot of damage to boots so it is important to make sure that you have protection in place for them from the elements. Protecting your boots from muddy puddles and wet grass will help your boots to last much longer. Make sure that you dry your boots properly when they get wet. Having said that, do not use a hair-dryer for this purpose as the heat will cause the leather to stiffen. Dry them by laying them out in the sun in the backyard.
Although the sunlight will dry your boots and help to extend their life, it is still better to prevent them from getting wet in the first place. Make sure that the weatherproofing system that your Harley Davidson boots come with stays in tact for as long as possible in order to prolong the life span of your boots.
It is important to check that the methods you use to protect your boots and strengthen the weather shield do not go against the manufacturers recommendations. Lanoline, silicon oil, petroleum jelly and beeswax are all used for waterproofing. These substances clog up the pores in the leather so that the water is unable to seep into the fiber of the leather and cause damage. These substances do need to be applied regularly, so you do need to make it a habit.
Wax is the best option, and wax mixed in solvents is even better. Since most substances that are used for weatherproofing transform to liquid at room temperature, the solvent is a way of preventing wax from doing this, keeping the protection in place.
Having said that, it is difficult to make the weatherproof substance stick to the boot surface since the waterproofing treatment that was carried out on your boots in the factory makes this a challenge. The best solution for this is to brush the boots using a mild detergent, and then allow them to dry. Once you have done this, removing the factory waterproofing, you will then be able to apply the waterproofing you prefer.