Harley Owners Group

The Riding Chapter

Lincoln, Nebraska


Safety Officer 2022

Safety Tips

Safety Tips “Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.” An inexpensive and compact first aid kit for traveling:
1. First aid ointment
2. Eye wash or eye drops (especially if you have allergies)
3. Some type of first aid tape (best if water proof)
4. Tweezers
5. Strip thermometer (i.e. to monitor for heat stroke, if above 102 seek medical help immediately)
6. Lip balm and sunscreen
7. Adhesive bandages of assorted sizes
8. Alcohol wipes
9. Anti-itch ointment or cream and anti-fungal cream 1
10.Mending kit (i.e. needle & thread)
11.Bandana ( for sling, binding, temporary tourniquet, pressure dressing)
12.Non drowsy allergy medication (instant melt kind)
13.General non-drowsy pain medication (instant melt kind)
14.Several pairs of surgical non-latex gloves

Place all of the above items in a clear heavy duty zip lock bag for traveling. You may also want to include an ace wrap/bandage, an instant ice pack, and mosquito repellent, all available at most drug stores. Check expiration dates of items in your pack and if you use something replace it as soon as possible. **

Remember to ride with a good attitude and watch out for those darn cars!!

Health Professionals Recommend

Health professionals recommend having a Medical ID contact card on you person in Case of an Emergency (ICE). Here is a link to a website that will allow you to customize and print a card that you may want to consider. Click (Medical Card) Please note that Frontier HOG has no affiliation with this site.

Safety Information

Safety Information

HOG Safety Article; 
Howdy to All:

Well it’s my favorite time of year for riding. The weather gets cool enough in the morning and the evenings to wear a jacket comfortably. My Scooter runs great and sounds even better.

How so ever, there are a few things we need to watch out for…..as if we didn’t have enough all ready.

Harvest season and hunting season will get all the beasties up and running.

Deer, turkeys, geese, pheasants and all kinds of small ground hugging critters will be on the road or crossing it. Some will not make it across and will have passed on to wherever critters pass too.

Remember, if you could eat it in one meal you can probably drive over it. Spot what it is you need to avoid and then look where you want to go….NOT at the object you want to avoid.

When you see those deer crossing signs slow up, keep your right hand resting on the break lever and look everywhere. They put those signs up where the most carcasses are counted but critters can be anywhere.

Another critter to watch out for this time of year is the football fan, both in town and on the highways. We know they migrate from all over. Their main concern is for the game and not you on your scooter. However when there is a game; Going too or Coming from, Win or Loose, there concentration could be even worse. Fans are often Happy, Celebrating a little too much, Sad or Depressed. The medicine is the same for each, but the attitude is worse for the latter.

As Always…..

Remember, ride with a good attitude and watch out for those darn cars!!

Safety Officer

Video: MSF Guide to Group Riding

Pearls of Wisdom

HOG Safety Article for web 

Six safety tips

· Search for potential problems constantly. Don’t just ride around on cruise control all the time. Use your brain.
· Evaluate what is going on around you.
· Execute measures to keep you out of trouble.

Practice traffic positioning rather than lane positioning. Keep the biggest cushion you can between yourself and cars, trucks, curbs or anything that maybe a problem.

What if a car pulls out in front of you? What if a tire blows on the semi-truck in front or along side of you? Have you planned for any What-if’s? …. Stay alert!

Don’t look at that deer carcass in the road. Look at the safest path around it. Where ever you look the bike will go there.

Practice emergency stops and maneuvering, e.g. U-Turns, riding very slow, etc.

No tinted lenses at night! Wear eye protection at all times.

Additional things to watch for in the summer:

‘Tis the season for “road snakes” ….those strips of tar that fill the cracks on the highway.
The hotter it gets the slicker they are.

Also, watch for “expansion bumps”….those bumps across the road caused by heat buckling.

Remember, ride with a good attitude and watch out for those darn cars!!

Safety Officer

Safety Article

HOG Safety Article for web 

Please, always wear some form of eye protection, glasses, goggles, shields, etc., to protect your eyes against dirt, insects, water, wind, or other flying particles you may encounter while riding. The eye wear should fit properly and fasten securely. They should be safety approved or plastic, shatter proof, scratch free, etc. and it is best if they are anti-fogging. You also need to remember to have a pair of clear lenses. Try not to ride at night with sunglasses or tinted lenses. Make sure any passenger also wears proper eye protection, especially children!! Get them good eye protection (not the 99 cent jobbers) and make sure you tell them how cool they look!!

Since we always acquire new riders every season, here are some safety essentials for the rider & passengers for two up riding, especially if the passenger has never ridden before.

1) Wear proper protective gear that fits. Wear a helmet (DOT approved), eye protection, sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, long-sleeve shirt or jacket, and sunscreen.

2) Make sure the passenger knows where the hot things are on the bike, e.g. header pipes and mufflers, and of course don’t touch!

3) Getting on & off. Instruct the passenger not to get on the motorcycle until you give the go-ahead, only after you are solidly on board and have started the engine. Same thing for getting off, make sure you are on solid ground and give the go-ahead to the passenger.

4) Cornering. The passenger should not have to consciously do any leaning. With proper turning technique the lean will happened naturally as the bike enters a curve. The passenger should look over your shoulder in the direction of the turn and not shift weight to over lean or fight against the lean and try to remain vertical.

5) Stopping and starting. As much as possible, try to let your passenger know when you are about to stop or decelerate quickly, so they can brace themselves and lean back slightly in order to avoid sliding forward into your back. The passenger should keep both feet firmly on the foot pegs/boards when you stop. It’s very important for the passenger to understand the bike is actually less stable when stopped than when it is at speed.

6) Bumps. Always warn your passenger (if possible) when you are about to hit a bump in the road, small pothole, or railroad tracks. The passenger may shift their weight from their seat to their feet in such situations, and use their legs to absorb some of the impact.

7) Holding on. Generally, the passenger should hold on to without crowding the rider at the hips, shoulders, or the waist, rather than the motorcycle and sit as far forward as possible with crowding the rider. This facilitates better handling if the rider and passenger move as one with the motorcycle. Depending on your style of bike you may have good seats with back rests and holding on to the rider may not be necessary but moving with the rider and avoiding sudden moves makes it easier for the rider to handle the bike.

8) Take along a map, water, cell phone, emergency numbers, credit card, sunscreen, and a small first aid kit.

9) Relax & enjoy – it’s not a race and it’s not the time to demo your bike’s capabilities at red line. Taking your time and enjoying the ride is what it’s all about.

10) If you are riding ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure they are still there.

Remember, ride with a good attitude and watch out for those darn cars!!

Safety Officer