Some Good Advice That Is Sure to Save You Money
- Never leave your bike standing for longer than 2 weeks without putting it on a trickle charger – keep the battery good.
- Don’t leave your ignition switch on by accident – the battery will be flat within 10 or 15 minutes.
- Under no circumstances should you ever consider to jump start a Harley or use a booster pack if you are not qualified to do so.
- If you store your bike for more than 2 or 3 months be sure to keep the fuel tank full.
- Always park your bike in a rodent free environment – a wire feast becomes expensive.
- Never let your bike idle for longer than 5 to 8 minutes without moving forward – It’s air-cooled.
- Never play your radio without running the engine – riding – the battery will die.
- If you want to listen to your radio at maximum volume or close to it– upgrade your battery and or charging system to accommodate this. – especially if it is fitted with an amplifier – CVO
- Don’t let your friends ride your bike unnecessarily – always be in control.
- Don’t ride with underinflated tyres – 2.6 Front & 2.8 rear.
- Be sure to familiarise yourself with your bikes pin number in case you lose your fob.
- Do not use high pressure cleaning equipment on or around the electrical switches or components i.e. handlebar switches, radio, amplifier, fuse box, side covers, etc.
- Always do an annual service once a year or service between 6000km and 8000km.
- Brake fluid needs to be renewed once a year.
- Wheel bearings need to be replaced every 30 000km.
- Fork and triple tree service is essential around 50 000km.
- Drive belt should be replaced between 80 000km and 100 000km.
In summary, if you stick to this good advice your Harley will be reliable and you will avoid costly repairs.