Recommended Harley-Davidson Service Intervals

Regularly scheduled service is paramount in ensuring your beloved Harley-Davidson is running optimally and efficiently. Harley-Davidson service mechanics recommend maintenance at incremental intervals to inspect the overall health of your bike. Below, we’ve outlined the major checkpoints of the Harley-Davidson service schedule and the recommendations at 1,000, 10,000, and 20,000 miles. You’re also encouraged to have your bike looked over at 5,000 and 15,000 miles.

Harley-Davidson 1,000-Mile Service Checklist

Below are important areas of your bike a Harley-Davidson mechanic will check during your first 1,000-mile service interval:

  • Inspect engine oil and filter
  • Inspect oil lines and brake system for leaks
  • Inspect air cleaner and service as required
  • Check tire pressure and inspect tread
  • Check tightness of wheel spokes
  • Replace transmission lubricant
  • Check clutch adjustment
  • Check primary chain adjustment
  • Inspect rear belt and sprockets and adjust belt
  • Check, adjust, and lube throttle, brake enrichers and clutch controls
  • Inspect and lube jiffy stand
  • Inspect fuel valve, lines, and fittings for leaks
  • Check brake fluid levels and condition
  • Inspect brake pads and discs for wear
  • Check spark plugs
  • Check operation of electrical equipment & switches
  • Check & adjust engine idle speed
  • Adjust steering head bearings
  • Inspect shock absorbers
  • Check tightness of critical fasteners
  • Road test

Harley-Davidson 10,000-Mile Service Checklist

In addition to replacing the engine oil and filter, nearly every single point on the Harley-Davidson 1,000-mile service checklist will be addressed again at 5,000 and 10,000 miles. Checking certain things every time is necessary to your bike’s overall health. At the 10,000-mile service interval, the following services will be completed:

  • Check front brake lever pin
  • Check brake caliper pins
  • Check brake caliper boots and bushings
  • Check rear master cylinder outer boot
  • Replace spark plugs
  • Adjust and lube steering head bearings
  • Check engine mounts and stabilizer links

Harley-Davidson 20,000-Mile Service Checklist

All aforementioned mileage checkpoints will also be inspected during the Harley-Davidson 20,000-mile service checklist. Additionally (and unique to the 20,0000 mile service interval), a Harley-Davidson mechanic will replace the front fork oil in your bike to ensure you’re driving through Sacramento safely.

Contact Our Service Department at Harley-Davidson of Sacramento

If you’re ready to contact our service department for any of the Harley-Davidson mile service intervals, please don’t hesitate. Nothing will keep your Harley-Davidson bike running smoothly through Folsom like care, attention, and proper maintenance will. We know you’re proud to ride a Harley-Davidson around Rocklin, so stop in with any other questions concerning the health of your bike or state helmet laws. Feel free to schedule a test ride of any new models that pique your interest!

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