When should I get First Service for my Harley? What is involved?
Harley-Davidson mechanics recommend First Service for your new bike at 1,000 miles (and then about every 5,000 after that). Here's a basic breakdown of what's involved. Note: depending on your ride some of the following may not be performed. Also, depending on model there could be other services performed not listed below:
Change primary and transmission fluids
Adjust the clutch, primary chain, cables, and belt
Lube the clutch and throttle cables
Clean or replace air filter
Check the brake pads and system for proper operation
Check all electrical systems and components for proper operation
Check to ensure battery health and fasteners torqued
Check and clean spark plugs
Check and adjust tire pressure
And more depending on the model of bike (air suspension, spokes, radio updates, etc)
What if I just need a belt adjusted, or an oil change?
That's fine! If you're in between scheduled services, we're happy to do any service you require. Get in touch with us, and we'll do the rest.
When do my tires need to be replaced?
You are near the tread wear limit of your tires.
The interior chamber of your tire is obviously damaged.
Your tire shows an uneven pattern of wear.
Oils or corrosive substances have damaged your tires.
Your tires are more than five years old.
Let our experts help you if you're not sure!
I want to winterize my bike. What should I do?
Add fuel stabilizer. Contact us if you have any questions, need advice, or to just let us do it ourselves!
Keep your battery on a charger like the Battery Tender Jr. Be sure to check on it every couple weeks.