maintenance SCHEDULE 

FOR HARLEY-DAVIDSON® MOTORCYCLES

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.

500 MILES

For Springer Models FLSTS & FXSTS: As stated in the owner's manual, FLSTS Heritage Springer Models should have a front end adjustment at 500 miles.

1000 MILES

  • Change engine oil & 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 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 enriching

  • 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)

  • Road test

2500 MILES

  • 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 enriching 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

5000 MILES

  • 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 enriching

  • 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

7500 MILES

  • Same as 2,500 Miles Service

10,000 MILES

  • 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 enriching

  • 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

20,000-MILE 

  • All 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 Fredericksburg safely.

 

How often should you service your Harley®?

at regular intervals, you should observe to keep your Harley-Davidson® motorcycle in top-notch shape! You may be getting near a maintenance interval ... so check out our service promotions.