Why you need to have your Harley Serviced

Harley Davidson motorcycle OilRegularly 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. Harley-Davidson® recommends that your motorcycle receive servicing at least every five thousand miles, depending upon rider, riding style, and conditions. Sometimes more frequent oil changes can be warranted. No other reason apart from sheer profit and easy money. If your bike is under initial years of running, then the only parts that will need replacement are engine oil and oil filter. Apart from the spare parts, you will also need a paddock stand on which your motorcycle will be parked while getting serviced. Your motorcycle’s oil. Just like your surface cleaning prevents future damage from showing up, regularly checking and changing your oil will make sure your motorcycle will not only run smoothly in the coming months but also for years to come. If you change your oil regularly your bike will have proper lubrication that reduces the amount of heat produced by the engine. Oil changes also get rid of dirt and debris, which makes your engine run slower. If your engine heats up because of old oil, it will wear down and eventually stop working properly. The best lubricant for your  Harley Davidson Twin Cam engine is synthetic oil. There are other options, too, such as mineral and semi-synthetic. But you should choose synthetic oil for the best results. Synthetic oil has a higher viscosity index, lower friction, and a lower Noack value. The bike can be run up to 5,000 to 6,000 miles using Semi-synthetic oil. However, fully synthetic oil may be used for every 7,000 to 10,000 miles, as per Rips & Rides. If you want the most out of your bike and the life span you have to care for the bike and have regular service visits.

What can happen to your Harley if you do not change the oil

When the oil has not been changed for a long time, it will begin to gel or solidify in an engine, eventually turning into sludge. When this happens, the oil will not be able to reach all parts of the engine, leading to oil starvation in the crankshafts, bearings, camshafts, and other valve train components. Motorcycles needing semi-synthetic motor oil can usually last between 5,000-8,000 miles before needing to change the oil. Finally, motorcycle engines running off fully synthetic motor oil will be able to last between 7,000-10,000 miles before needing to change the oil.  Change the oil at least once a year. Condensation causes acids to form and can prematurely damage an engine. If your mileage is only going to be 1000-2000 miles a year, it would behoove you to use synthetic in the engine, as synthetics provide better moisture and acid-neutralizing than conventional oils.

Signs that your Motorcycle needs an oil change 

  • Black or gritty oil.
  • Check engine/oil light is on.
  • Can’t remember the last time you did it.
  • Blueish exhaust.
  • The oil level is constantly too low or below the minimum mark.
  • Increased engine noise.
  • Your “new” oil was past its expiration date.

While some may recommend having different intervals for all 3 components, we like to change the oil in all 3 every time we do a change, which is typically every 3000-4000 miles. Consult your owner’s manual for recommended numbers, but the fresher you keep the oil, the better the bike will run. The only time you should change the oil after winter is if you did not change the oil before you stored it. Knowing when to change your motorcycle oil is a skill that will cover with time and experience with all motorcyclists.

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