Dream Trip Across U.S.: Motorcycle Cover Protected My Ride
Jack Labens, Empire Covers Product Research
As soon as I purchased my new Harley, I began dreaming about taking it on a true
road trip across the country. Although I immediately took it on short jaunts around the state, I longed for a real,
weeks-long road trip that would really show what my motorcycle could do. The thought of putting in long hours simply
coasting along on my bike, day after day, sounded like music to my ears. I found myself daydreaming about it constantly,
and I talked about it incessantly with my friends.
Eventually, those friends began asking me why I didn't go ahead and plan a road trip – rather than constantly talk
about doing so. Realizing they were right, I started to put a plan in motion. First, I secured a good chunk of time off of work,
gleefully telling my manager about the road trip I'd be taking my Harley on. Next, I
began planning a route and an itinerary, settling on one that took me literally from coast to coast. I deliberately planned a
course that took me through states that I'd never seen before, and past attractions I'd only read about.
The days leading up to my road trip seemed to drag along at a snail's pace. Meanwhile, I readied my gear and supplies in
anticipation of the big day of departure. I have to admit it: I was probably sounding like a broken record to my friends at this
point, constantly bringing up the upcoming motorcycle trip and excitedly discussing the many details. My friends were good natured
about it, though, and were obviously really excited and happy for me, too.
A few weeks before I was due to leave, I was hanging out with a fellow Harley enthusiast
and talking – of course – about my trip. He asked me if I'd purchased a motorcycle cover
for my ride, and I looked blankly back at him. Immediately, I realized that I'd completely overlooked this rather glaring and key detail.
He told me to act quickly and invest in a high quality one; he said that not all
motorcycle covers are made alike, and that having a well-made one could mean the difference
between a smooth trip and one riddled with trouble.
Fortunately for me, my friend reccomended Empire Covers where I could order a
motorcycle cover that would fit the specific dimensions of my bike. He told me how
some of these covers were completely waterproof – not just
"water resistant," like so many lower quality covers. I was sold on the concept, and immediately logged on to my
computer and navigated over to Empire Covers to see what they had to offer.
I was happy to learn that not only were there a plethora of truly waterproof-
and weatherproof - motorcycle covers available, but that there were special ones that
actually encapsulated your entire motorcycle. Basic motorcycle covers only draped over the top,
but these more extensive versions covered both the top and the bottom. These same covers also came with a full, 5 year warranty –
what more could I possibly ask for? I ordered one up and it arrived in record time - and in plenty of time for the big day.
The big day finally arrived; I made sure that my motorcycle cover was securely packed in the bike's
saddlebags. Heading out on that open road felt like freedom, and I immediately knew that I'd made the right decision in taking this journey.
Along the way, I naturally encountered inclement weather – but my motorcycle cover was easy to use, and protected my bike from
the worst that Mother Nature had to offer.
Days melded together, and riding my motorcycle never got old. Periodically, a rain storm – or, on one particularly memorable occasion,
hail – came along, and I whipped out my trusty motorcycle cover to keep my
Harley safe and sound. When the time arrived to start heading back, I took a different path in
order to see even more of the country, and was glad to have done so.
Upon arriving home, friends and neighbors came by to see how everything had gone. Many exclaimed at the pristine
condition of my Harley; I pointed to the motorcycle cover,
telling them that it had saved me on numerous occasions. A couple of friends were even convinced to buy one of their own. Without a doubt, that
was an epic ride – and I was glad to have a quality motorcycle cover to protect my investment.