Harley-Davidson Maintenance Schedule

Recommended Service Intervals

Regular service of your Harley-Davidson is extremely important for keeping your motorcycle operating at peak performance. Harley-Davidson recommends that you service your motorcycle at specified mileage intervals to ensure that your bike is operating at its best. 

Below, we've published our service checklists for maintenance at 1k, 2.5k, 5k, 7.5k, and 10k miles. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at (513)-204-6962. 

Change engine oil & oil filter

Inspect air cleaner and service as required

Change primary chain-case lubricant and clean magnetic drain plug

Check/adjust the primary chain

Check clutch adjustment

Change transmission lubricant and clean magnetic drain plug

Check and adjust the rear-drive belt

Inspect brake pads and discs for wear

Check brake fluid reservoir levels and condition

Inspect oil lines and brake system for leaks 

Lubricate the following: front brake hand lever, throttle control cables, throttle, clutch control cable/hand lever and jiffy stand

Inspect spark plugs

Check/adjust the operation of enrichener

Inspect fuel valve, lines, and fittings for leaks

Check tire pressure, inspect tread and wheel spoke tightness

Check and clean battery connections

Check operation of all electrical equipment and switches

Check stabilizer links and engine mounts

Inspect exhaust system for leaks, cracks, and loose or missing fasteners or heat shields

Check the tightness of all critical fasteners: hand controls, brake system, axle nuts, front fork components, riser, and handlebar fasteners

Check rear fork pivot nut tightness (See Dealer)

Check engine idle speed adjustment

Check front fork bearing adjustment (See Dealer)

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Change engine oil & oil filter

Inspect rear belt

Inspect transmission lubricant

Inspect brake pads and discs for wear

Inspect fuel valve, lines, and fittings for leaks

Inspect tire pressure and inspect the tread

Inspect operation of throttle and enrichener controls

Inspect operation of all electrical equipment and switches

Inspect battery connections

Inspect air cleaner and service as required

Inspect oil lines and brake system for leaks

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Change engine oil & filter

Inspect air cleaner and service as required

Change primary chaincase lubricant and clean magnetic drain plug

Check/adjust the primary chain

Check clutch adjustment

Change transmission lubricant and clean the magnetic drain plug

Check and adjust the belt

Lube the speedometer cable

Inspect brake pads and discs for wear

Check brake fluid reservoir levels and condition

Inspect oil lines and brake system for leaks

Lubricate the following: front brake hand lever, throttle control cables, throttle, clutch control cable/hand lever and jiffy stand

Check, adjust the operation of enrichener

Inspect fuel valve, lines, and fittings for leaks

Check tire pressure and inspect the tread

Check wheel spoke tightness

Check front fork bearing adjustment

Check operation of all electrical equipment and switches

Check and clean battery connections

Inspect spark plugs

Check ignition timing (XL only) and vacuum hose

Check engine idle speed adjustment

Road test

Change engine oil & oil filter

Inspect rear belt

Inspect transmission lubricant

Inspect brake pads and discs for wear

Inspect fuel valve, lines, and fittings for leaks

Inspect tire pressure and inspect the tread

Inspect operation of throttle and enrichener controls

Inspect operation of all electrical equipment and switches

Inspect battery connections

Inspect air cleaner and service as required

Inspect oil lines and brake system for leaks

Road test

Change engine oil & filter

Inspect air cleaner and service as required

Change primary chaincase lubricant and clean magnetic drain plug

Check/adjust the primary chain

Check clutch adjustment

Change transmission lubricant and clean the magnetic drain plug

Check and adjust the belt

Lube the speedometer cable

Inspect brake pads and discs for wear

Check brake fluid reservoir levels and condition

Inspect oil lines and brake system for leaks

Lubricate the following: front brake hand lever, throttle control cables, throttle, clutch control cable/hand lever and jiffy stand

Lubricate and adjust steering head bearings

Check engine idle speed adjustment

Check, adjust the operation of enrichener

Inspect fuel valve, lines, and fittings for leaks

Check operation of all electrical equipment and switches

Check and clean battery connections

Change spark plugs

Check tire pressure and inspect the tread

Check wheel spoke tightness

Check stabilizer links and engine mounts

Check the tightness of all critical fasteners: hand controls, brake system, axle nuts, front fork components, riser, and handlebar fasteners

Check ignition timing (XL only) and vacuum hose

Road test