Indianapolis Southside Harley-Davidson Blog

How to put your Harley Davidson motorcycle in transport mode

Posted by Sherry Long

Jul 28, 2015 4:34:00 PM


Have you ever trailered your Harley-Davidson a long distance, only to deal with a dead motorcycle battery once you’re finally ready to ride?

It’s a pain many Harley owners have suffered, but there’s a simple solution.

Here at Indianapolis Southside Harley Davidson we’ve written a how-to article so your bike is ready to go as soon as you are. Learn how to put your harley in transport mode and save your motorcycle's battery for your next ride. Then scroll below to watch our Youtube Video for step-by-step instruction.

Your Harley has a feature called Transport Mode, and you should use it. When activated, it turns off your motorcycle’s motion detection without disengaging the entire security system.

This allows you to travel with your bike without disabling the security system.

Just remember that trying to start the engine when your fob is out of range will still trigger the alarm.

 For 2014 and 2015 models:

  1. With an assigned fob within range, turn the ignition switch to IGNITION.
  2. Before the security system lamp goes out, turn the ignition switch to OFF.
  3. Within three seconds, simultaneously press both the left and the right turn signal switches.
  4. After the turn signals flash once, the system enters the transport mode. With the fob removed, the motorcycle can be moved without setting off the alarm.

Exiting Transport Mode is even easier. To turn it off, make sure your assigned fob is within range, and turn your bike’s ignition switch back to IGNITION. Presto. You’re done.

If you ride a 2013 or older Harley-Davidson, engaging Transport Mode requires a different technique. Stop by Indianapolis Southside H-D and we’ll show you how to do it.

If you learn better by watching instead of reading, we’ve posted the video below and on our YouTube channel. Be sure to like, comment, and share it with your friends and fellow Harley owners.

Whether you’re trailering your motorcycle to the Sturgis Rally, like to travel with your bike behind your RV, or plan to move it from one place to another, be sure to save your bike’s battery with our tips.


Topics: Service & Maintenance, Maintaining Your Bike

4 Cool Father's Day Gifts from Harley-Davidson

Posted by Sherry Long

Jun 18, 2015 3:33:57 PM


Father's Day is June 21st. Don't get Dad more stuff he doesn't need. Get him cool Father's Day Gifts from Harley-Davidson instead. 

June 21 is almost here. You know what that means? Father’s Day is nearly upon us! This year, don’t get Dad more stuff that he doesn’t need – or want. Instead, stop by Indianapolis Southside Harley-Davidson and get him a cool Father’s Day Gift that shows you really care.

From new and used motorcycles to riding gear, accessories, apparel & more, there’s something from H-D for every father out there. We’ve talked to our customers and shared some of our most popular Harley Davidson gift ideas for your dad. Take a look at a few of our favorite Harley-Davidson Father's Day gifts. 


4 Harley-Davidson Gift Ideas for Father's Day

All of these great gifts can be found in-store at ISSHD. BUT if you'd like to order online through, log in, then under Your Account, be sure to select Indianapolis Southside Harley-Davidson as your Preferred Dealership. By doing this, we get assigned as the selling dealer during checkout, and as the default delivery destination if you choose to have your order shipped HERE for FREE in-store pickup.


Harley Davidson Fathers Day Gift Riding Gear Jacket

#1: Riding Gear

Help your dad ride into the summer with cool gear designed for hot weather. H-D jackets blend traditional leather with breathable mesh and exclusive venting technology; leather vests that lose the long sleeves; and waterproof boots that keep you dry during summer squalls. With tons of styles, colors, and sizes to choose from, we’ve got your dad covered.






Harley Davidson Father's Day Gift Hat


#2: Logo Tees, Hats & More 

Let your dad show off his love for Harley even when he’s not riding his bike. At Southside H-D, we have thousands of Harley-Davidson gifts like H-D t-shirts, hats, bandanas, and accessories in stock, all sporting the iconic Bar & Shield logo. From small to big & tall and one-size-fits-all, you’ll find great apparel right here.






Harley-Davidson-Father's-Day-Gifts-Boom!-Audio-Speakers#3: Accessories for His Bike

Whether it’s GPS Navigation, Boom! Audio Speakers or Amps, it never hurts to travel smart, be prepared and fill the air with sound. Trust Southside to carry all of the best accessories and gadgets for your dad’s bike.





ISSHD-Harley-gift-card-for-father's-day#4: Fuel for His Father's Day

Can’t decide? Let Dad do it for you. At Southside Harley-Davidson you can get a gift card just for him. Load it up with any amount and give your father some wallet-sized freedom to choose the perfect H-D gear sold right here. Does your dad like to take his time? No problem, because gift cards from ISSHD never expire.





If there's something in particular you are looking for and you're having a hard time finding it, let us know. Fill out our MotorClothes Request Form.

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Your dad means the world to you, but he doesn’t need something that says “World’s Best” to prove it. Instead, show him how much you care (and how cool you are) this Father’s Day with a gift from Indianapolis Southside Harley-Davidson.


Topics: Riding Gear, Gift Ideas

Our Harley-Davidson Mobile App Keeps You Connected.

Posted by Sherry Long

Feb 8, 2015 8:53:45 AM

app-Web-Icon Now you can take Indianapolis Southside Harley Davidson on the go with your smart phone, wherever the road takes you!

Be sure to download our Harley-Davidson mobile app today. Available for Android and iOS-powered devices, you can now browse new and used motorcycle inventory, parts, and accessories, schedule service appointments, and stay informed about all of our events, rides, and promotions from just about anywhere. The Harley mobile app brings you all of the power and features you love about our website, and makes them easier to navigate from your smartphone or tablet. Best of all, it’s totally free!

Join the hundreds of other customers who already carry the Indianapolis Southside Harley-Davidson mobile app wherever they go. From maps and directions, to the newest products in stock and convenient dealership contact information, this app is essential for any Indianapolis area Harley fan. We appreciate all of you who have already downloaded and reviewed our app. If you haven’t left a review for us yet, please take a moment and do so today!

The new smartphone mobile app from ISSHD; it’s just one more way we love to stay connected and provide the very best service experience to all of our customers. Click here to download, or visit the Google Play Store or Apple App Store today!



Topics: Events, Our Dealership