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How to Safely Tow a Trailer

High Country Open ATV Trailer

Towing a trailer requires extra caution while driving. Working as an extension to your vehicle, a trailer adds extra weight and length to your truck or suv that can change the way you drive. Whether you are towing extra cargo or one of your favorite adventure vehicles, knowing how to safely tow a trailer will ensure the success of your trip. With tips and tricks from Elway Powersports of Lincoln, you are ready to not only find the perfect trailer but hit the road with confidence!

Tips For Towing a Trailer

Follow Towing Capacities

Before hooking your trailer up to your vehicle, be sure to check the towing capacity on both the trailer and your vehicle. Ensure that cargo does not exceed your trailer’s towing capacity and that the new combined trailer weight does not exceed your vehicle’s capacity. Staying within the weight limit will contribute to a successful towing experience.

Secure Cargo

Loading cargo in a secure manner will contribute to not only your safety but the safety of others on the road. All loose items should be secured before taking off and weight evenly distributed. 

Ensure Connections are Correct

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Towing a trailer requires correct connections to ensure you can drive safely. Be sure you are using the right size and weight rated hitch for your trailer, the hitch should be securely connected to both your vehicle and the trailer. It is also important to ensure your brake lines are properly connected so that your trailer brake lights work. 

Drive With Caution

Hauling a trailer requires attentive driving. You will need to take wide turns to account for potential swinging from your trailer. Your vehicle will drive differently with the additional weight and length so be sure to drive cautiously and give yourself plenty of room to brake and accelerate. 

New Trailers For Sale in Lincoln

The team at Elway Powersports of Lincoln invites you to stop in and view our full inventory of new and pre-owned trailers today! We are here to help you find the option that works best for your towing needs. With any questions do not hesitate to contact us online.

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Tips for Buying a New Scooter

2023 Yamaha Zuma 125

Perfect for short commutes and leisure rides, scooters are a convenient way to get where you need to go. With a variety of brands and models to choose from, it can become overwhelming to determine which is best for you. The team at Elway Powersports of Lincoln is here to help you understand the important factors when choosing your new scooter such as range, weight capacity, speed, and riding position. 

We are pleased to bring our Lincoln area adventurers a selection of new and pre-owned scooters that add excitement to daily commutes. Our inventory includes brands and models you know and trust such as: 

  • Honda Ruckus
  • Yamaha Zuma 125
  • Honda ADV 150
  • And more!

Factors to Consider When Buying a Scooter

To make the most of your scooter experience, it is vital that you choose a model that will fit your riding style. The following elements are important to consider when purchasing a new scooter.

Range and Fuel Efficiency

Finding a scooter that will not hinder your riding experience with frequent needs to refuel or recharge will help you stay on the roads longer. Consider the range of electric scooter or fuel efficiency of gas models to find the performance that works for your intended use.

Weight Capacity

Scooters have weight capacities to ensure optimal performance. Consider how frequently you need to bring cargo or other passengers to determine the weight limit your scooter needs to accommodate. 


Many scooters come with capped off speed abilities. Determine the speeds you will need to ensure you aren’t purchasing a scooter that will not work for your use. 

Riding Position

One of the most important elements to consider before buying a new scooter is your ability to properly ride it. Before buying a scooter, test out the riding position to ensure you are not only comfortable but can easily reach the controls.

Shop New Scooters in Lincoln

If you are ready to hit the roads with a new scooter, we invite you to stop in to Elway Powersports of Lincoln. Our knowledgeable team can help you find the perfect model for your needs! With any further questions do not hesitate to contact us online.

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The 5 Most Important Safety Tips to Follow When Driving an ATV

Can-Am ATV trail riding

ATV riding is full of fun and adventure. Whether you are looking for an exciting path or spending time on your private land, safety should always be a top priority. Elway Powersports of Lincoln is here to help our ATV riders best practices for taking to the open trails. 

Wear Protective Gear

Safety gear is a top priority when riding your ATV. You need a helmet that fits snuggly on your head, goggles, and gloves. This gear will help you avoid injuries from the elements while riding, but also in case your ride goes wrong. We also encourage you to wear long sleeves and pants to protect your limbs. 

If you need help finding safety gear, check out our parts and accessories department!

Stay on the Proper Terrain

Stick to designated trails when you are riding your ATV. ATV’s are not equipped or designed for use on public roads and doing so could create a dangerous situation for yourself and others. It is also important to be aware of your surroundings and not take on a trail that is blocked or looks overly tough. While riding ATVs provides a thrill, being aware of your vehicle’s limitations will help you avoid unexpected roadblocks. 

Only Have Specified Number of Riders

Never ride with more passengers than your ATV was designed for. If your vehicle is not meant for a passenger, then one can not safely ride. Your ATV was designed with weight limitations and balance measurements that require you to follow passenger capacity rules. 

Ride in a Group

Whether you are taking a new trail or riding on private property, it is important you are never alone. Even the most seasoned riders may come across a difficult riding situation and having at least one other rider with you can help you safely navigate your surroundings. 

Inspect Your ATV Before Every Ride

Before you ride, make sure you have the right fuel levels, air in your tires, and all the equipment you need. This sets you up for a successful time on your ATV!

New ATVs for Sale Near Lincoln

Are you ready to find adventure with a new ATV? Stop by Elway Powersports of Lincoln to check out our full range of new and pre-owned ATVs from brands you know and trust! With any further questions do not hesitate to contact us online.

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What to Look for When Buying a New Motorcycle

Suzuki Motorcycle

Looking to hit the open road with a new bike? Whether you are a seasoned motorcycle rider or in search of your first one, we have what you need at Elway Powersports of Lincoln. We are pleased to bring thrill seekers in the Lincoln area an impressive selection of motorcycles to choose from. 

We carry brands you know and trust including: Can-Am, Honda, Kawasaki, Kayo, STACYC, Suzuki, and Yamaha. Each brand offers unique models ready for every ride you have in mind. We have your guide to determining which model is best for you. 

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Purpose for Riding

One of the most important elements to consider is what you are wanting from a motorcycle. Are you hoping to go off-road, take it to a track, go on long rides, or use your bike for an everyday mode of transportation? This will help you determine the type of bikes to start looking at. 

Motorcycle Dimensions

When you are looking for a new motorcycle, it is important that you can comfortably ride. Don’t be afraid to check how the riding position feels, where the handle bars sit, and bike height. Each of these elements will affect your riding experience. 

Available Features

Be sure to take notes of available features on the motorcycles you are looking at. Consider if you need radio with smartphone connectivity, storage space, passenger seats, and more. These are all things that will help elevate your motorcycle. 

Find Your New Motorcycle Near Lincoln

Ready to find new adventures with a motorcycle? Elway Powersports of Lincoln is pleased to bring an impressive lineup of bikes to meet your needs. Our team of knowledgeable representatives will help you find your perfect match. We invite you to stop by and find your perfect new bike! With any further questions do not hesitate to contact us online.

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Why Buy Used Powersports Vehicles?

Powersports showroom inventory

Are you in the market for a new powersports vehicle? If you’re looking to upgrade a model you already own or searching for something new to you, you should consider the selection of previously owned vehicles at Elway Powersports. Our Lincoln powersports dealership is pleased to offer an impressive selection of pre-owned options at a reasonable price. 

Quality Inventory of Pre-Owned Powersports Vehicles

Our pre-owned inventory caters to every adventure seeker that walks through our doors. Whether you are looking for a pre-owned motorcycle, pre-owned ATV, pre-owned watercraft, or any other pre-owned vehicle we have what you need. Our inventory includes: 

  • Kawasaki Jet Ski
  • Harley-Davidson Motorcycle
  • Polaris UTV
  • And more!

When you choose to look at pre-owned inventory you do not have to sacrifice quality. We thoroughly inspect every vehicle that we include in our inventory to ensure our potential customers get only the best. With pre-owned inventory you get a wide range of makes, models, years, and features all at an affordable price. 

Powersports Vehicles at an Affordable Price

The finance team at Elway Powersports is committed to helping all of our customers find the finance plan that works best for their needs. Our pre-owned inventory features quality vehicles at a lower price, allowing you to find an option in your budget. Before you stop in, you can easily fill out our credit application to get a better idea of where you stand. A team member will be happy to walk you through the process as well as help you understand the outcome.

Shop Pre-Owned Powersports Vehicles in Lincoln

Elway Powersports of Lincoln invites thrill seekers to stop by our dealership and view our full inventory. Whether you're in need of something for work or play we will find the right match. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us online. 

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2022 12 Days of Christmas Sales Event

Christmas Gift

Elway Powersports is eager to celebrate the holiday season with our Lincoln area adventure seekers. For select dates from Thursday December 8 2022 through Friday December 23rd, we are pleased to offer our shoppers great deals on accessories, new models, service, and more!

We pride ourselves on providing our powersports customers with a comprehensive inventory of high quality products. When you shop Elway Powersports you get a range of new and used options including: ATVs, UTVS, Motorcycles, Watercrafts, Trailers, Scooters, E-Bikes, Utility Vehicles, accessories, parts, and more!

Does Elway Powersports Offer Holiday Deals?

The 2022 12 Days of Christmas Sales Event offers deals you will not want to miss! Whether you’re looking for a new vehicle or hoping to give someone cool accessories we are sure to have what you need. 

Our schedule of specials includes:

  • December 8- 20% off all plows and winches
  • December 9- Half price plow and winch
  • December 10- 20% off all ATV/UTV accessories
  • December 13- 30% off all Pit Viper and Icon
  • December 14- Half Price Motorcycle Tires
  • December 15- $500 credit for accessories on a UTV purchase
  • December 16- 25% off all helmets
  • December 17- $999 KAYO FOX 70s
  • December 20- Half price ATV/UTV tire installation
  • December 21- Free youth helmet with a purchase of a youth unit 
  • December- 22- 20% off all toys and MX gear
  • December 23- Free gas for a year on a new or used on road motorcycle

Deals are eligible while supplies last. 

Shop Powersports Vehicles in Lincoln

Our team invites you to visit our Lincoln powersports dealership to find the best holiday deals. We look forward to helping you add extra holiday cheer to your new purchases. If you are ready to check out what we have to offer please feel free to stop by Elway Powersports in Lincoln. Our team is here to assist you so do not hesitate to contact us online.

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Best UTV for Winter Weather?

CanAm Defender

Gearing up to brave the cold as winter moves into the Lincoln area? The team at Elway Powersports has your guide to the best UTV for winter weather. With an expansive selection of new and previously owned UTVs we are sure you will find the one that best suits your needs. 

We are pleased to offer an inventory of UTVs that will meet a variety of needs. We are bringing you brands you trust to get you through all driving conditions including: Can-Am, CFMOTO, Kawasaki, Polaris, and SEGWAY. Our expansive selection includes models such as:

  • 2023 Kawasaki MULE 4010 4X4
  • 2023 Polaris RANGER 150 EFI
  • 2022 CFMOTO ZFORCE 950 HO EX
  • And more!

With any one of these models you will be ready to take on winter conditions!

Benefits of a UTV in Winter

The versatility of a standard UTV design allows you to add and remove features to customize your ride. Equipped with rigging to add windshields and windows as well as cargo and passenger space, these vehicles are ready to work. Whether it comes with the proper equipment or just the set up, we can find what you need at the Elway Powersports of Lincoln parts department. The ability to add a cab enclosure or other accessories that can guard from the elements are just one reason UTVs stand out as winter vehicles. 

Another benefit to UTVs for winter time is their standard safety equipment. Because UTVs are created with a central cab, you are likely to find seat belts which will add extra security as you navigate ice or snow on the road. 

Shop UTVs Near Lincoln, NE

Are you ready to put your new UTV to work? At Elway Powersports of Lincoln we are committed to helping you find the vehicle that is capable of taking on all of the jobs and adventures you have planned. Feel free to stop in to our Lincoln area dealership and talk to one of our friendly sales people today. With any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us online.

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Tips to Prepare Your Personal Watercraft for Winter

Personal Water Craft

With cooler temperatures moving in, and summer days behind us, it is time to prepare your water vehicles for the coming months. Elway Powersports of Lincoln is your go to adventure vehicle location, and we are committed to not only providing an impressive inventory of watercrafts, but assisting you in maintaining yours as well. 

As you gear up for winter weather be sure to prep your watercraft to ensure it is ready to go when summer comes back around. Check out our tips for preparing your Jetski for winter!

Drain the Engine

Water stuck in the engine will negatively impact the vessel if it sits for too long. To ensure it is drained properly you will need to start with the vehicle on its trailer with the front end higher than the bottom. Using short intervals, turn the handle back and forth with the engine running. This will push out any excess water in the engine. 

Fill and Oil the Watercraft

Once you have your watercraft out of the water, you should top off the fuel tank. Use a fuel stabilizer to help avoid any corrosion. Turn your watercraft on and check for any leaks, if you see anything out of the ordinary, we encourage you to schedule a service appointment. 

Next, change your oil. This will help you avoid erosion as your vehicle sits for a few months. While you are here, add lubricant to the moving parts to help ensure they will smoothly move after sitting stagnant. 

Remove the Battery 

Even while your vehicle is not being used, power can be taken from the battery. It is also normal for batteries to lose charge over time. Remove the battery and store in a dry place so that it will be ready for use in the future. 

Store your Watercraft

Now that you have taken steps to prepare the mechanics of your watercraft to sit, you can move it to a safe place for storage. We recommend that you store your vehicle in a secure space and cover it so that you can minimize sun, wind, and elemental damages. 

Schedule Service in Lincoln

If you would like further assistance in preparing your watercraft, do not hesitate to visit our Lincoln dealership. With any questions do not hesitate to contact us online. You can conveniently schedule a service appointment with Elway Powersports of Lincoln online!

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Your Guide to Buying the Right ATV


At Elway Powersports of Lincoln our mission is to provide an inventory that caters to every need. We are pleased to bring our potential owners a selection of new and pre owned ATVs. Our inventory includes models such as:

  • Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4X4I EPS
  • Can-Am Outlander XT 570
  • Honda Fourtrax Foreman 4X4
  • And more!

With this selection available to you, it may be overwhelming to determine which ATV can best cater to your needs. Check out this list to learn more about what to consider when choosing your next adventure vehicle. 

What Type of ATV is Right For Me?

There are four main categories of ATV, which will help you narrow down what you are looking for. Sport ATV models are designed for excitement, with their body style catering to tougher terrains, this category is best suited for experienced riders. For riders looking for an assistance vehicle for working we suggest Utility ATVs. If you need a mix of adventure capabilities and work abilities, the Recreation group has exactly what you need. 

For younger riders, we offer Youth models which come with smaller engines and body styles perfect for young ones!

Vehicle Dimensions

Once you’ve determined what you will be using your ATV for, you need to match the vehicle dimensions. Consider the amount of power you need for your intended use. If you are using your ATV for work you will need a bigger engine while those looking for a leisure vehicle can utilize a smaller one. 

It is also important to check out the tires. Consider the terrain you will be frequenting, does the tread match the expected capabilities? Make sure to check out the size of the tires as well. Our parts department can match you with the perfect tires if needed. 

Available Equipment

While your ATV can be customized down the road, you want to be sure it has the ability to cater to your needs. If you are planning on off-roading, a winch may be necessary to get out of tough situations. If you need cargo space, check out available racks. 

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No matter what you’re looking for, Elway Powersports of Lincoln is here to help. We are conveniently located to serve adventure seekers in the Lincoln area. Feel free to contact us with any further questions.

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