Tuesday was the Chapter's Garage Party! What is that you might ask? It is an evening at our sponsoring dealership where we learn tips on appropriate clothing for rides, bike customization options, basic maintenance checks, and even how to lift a bike if you drop it. The party is geared towards the ladies but I find it quite informative myself and have gained some good knowledge on both occasions. Margaret and I are very grateful to Fort Worth Harley to encourage our chapter to have these parties and to our chapter for setting them up.
Signing In And Eating
The evening started with signing in and getting our raffle tickets. There was also food. Good stuff and considering both margaret and I had just come from work and didn't have the chance to eat dinner it came at the right time. While munching and talking we had a chance to browse the bikes. They had one of the anniversary addition Fat Boy Lows and also the new Breakout.
Touring The Departments
We broke into groups that would rotate between the service area, sales, apparel, and parts. In each department, someone would give us valuable tips related to the area they service. We started in the service area. The tech gave everyone pointers on the clutch, oil checks, tire pressure, tire tread, tranny & primary oil, and drive belt. Basically, he told us what to look for as far as wear and adjustments were concerned. We then moved on to apparel and finally parts. There was also a table with brochures on various topics including how to pack for a road trip, staying in shape on the road, weight watchers- eating healthy on the road, and helmet hair tips.
Lifting A Motorcycle Lesson
The evening ended with a lesson on how to lift a bike when you drop it. Margaret tried it this time and was able to lift a road king. It was quite impressive considering her small size.