HARLEY-DAVIDSON® Service Checklist

Regularly scheduled service is highly recommended not only for the safety of your motorcycle, but for the safety of you as a rider as well.

Whether you’ve been coming here since day one or if you’ve never utilized our service department, no problem! We’re here to keep your motorcycle running in peak performance. We also offer a fully stocked parts department as well MotorClothes®, and so much more!

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Below is a list of work performed during every major service. Use this page as a guide to help you along your Harley-Davidson Service journey!


  • Replace 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
  • Replace primary case fluid
  • 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


The 10,000-Mile Service will address everything in the 1,000-Mile Service in addition to the following:

  • 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


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 riding as safely as possible.