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How To Clean Your Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

Posted by Sherry Long

Apr 4, 2019 12:10:09 PM

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Icleaning productsndianapolis Southside Harley-Davidson offers lots of great tips, tricks, and advice for keeping your prized possession looking as shiny as the day you first rode it home.

What you need to clean your Harley Davidson:

  • Wash mitt
  • Microfiber detailing cloth
  • Softstrips
  • Soft detailing pad
  • Wheel & spoke brush
  • Softcloth
  • Soft drying towel
  • HOG Blaster motorcycle dryer

Essential Harley Davidson Cleaning

  • Wheel & tire cleaner
  • Sunwash concentrate
  • Bug remover
  • Harley Glaze polish & sealant
  • Harley Black
Prepare your motorcycle for a thorough wash


The Wash Process

1.      Cool Down

      • Don’t start cleaning until your motorcycle is cool to the touch.
      • Cold water can damage a hot bike.


      • Rinse your bike with clean water from the bottom up.
      • Do you have the proper cleaning and detailing supplies on hand?


3.      Wheels & Tires

      • Rinse your wheels and tires, making sure to wet all surfaces with clean water.
      • Spray on wheel & tire cleaner andwait one minute.How to properly wash your Harley-Davidson motorcycle
      • Clean the wheels with your soft detailing pad or your wheel & spoke brush.
      • Rinse well.

The Wash

      • Use two clean buckets; one for cleaning and one for rinsing.
      • Pour Sunwash concentrate into one bucket and fill with water.
      • Fill your second bucket with just clean water.
      • Soak your wash mitt in the bucket with Sunwash solution.
      • Wash all bike surfaces; start at the top and work your way down.
      • Use Harley’s bug remover to easily clean away those caked-on insects.
      • Rinse all bike surfaces; start at the bottom and work your way up.harley davidson cleaning products
      • Finish with a final top down rinse.

How to properly wash your Harley-Davidson motorcycle








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Drying the Motorcycle

      • Use your soft drying towel on all bike surfaces.
      • For faster, more effectivedrying, use the HOG Blaster motorcycle dryer.
      • Dampen your towel in the bucket of clean water, and wring out any excess water.
      • Wipe across the entire bike surface.
      • Wring out the towel often and continue wiping until your bike is completely dry.


How to properly polish your Harley-Davidson motorcycle


 6.      Polish & Seal

        • Remember that a well-maintained Harley repels dust, dirt, bugs, and dirty water.
        • Use Harley Glaze polish & sealant with your softcloth ormicrofiber detailing cloth and follow the bottle instructions.
        • A softcloth is an absolute must for buffing your bike.

Add Harley Black to Tires


Harley-Davidson motorcycles are incredible machines that give you many years of riding pleasure. Also, they’re valuable investments that are worth caring for properly. Proper Harley Davidson care will increase your riding pleasure and, ultimately, help retain your bike’s value. Want to protect your bike for the long run? Check out these special protective products exclusively from H-D: 

Harley Glaze poly sealant
Windshield water repellant
Leather protectant
Harley Preserve bare aluminum protectant wipes

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How to properly wash your Harley-Davidson motorcycle | A workshop at Indianapolis Southside Harley-Davidson

Topics: Maintaining Your Bike, harley davidson

This Valentine’s Day, think outside the box of chocolates

Posted by Sherry Long

Feb 10, 2017 3:53:16 PM


Guys, Valentine’s Day is just a few days away. This year, ditch the drug store chocolates and ignore those internet flower ads. Tell your girl you love her, and show her you really mean it by giving her some great gifts from Indianapolis Southside Harley-Davidson.

We’ve got what you need to guarantee an arrow shot from Cupid instead of a swift kick in the butt.




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At Indy Southside, our MotorClothes® department is always stocked with the latest styles and trends from H-D®. From shirts to sleepwear, jewelry, riding gear, and even gift cards, we have something for everyone and every budget.


Screen Shot 2017-02-11 at 12.02.36 AM.pngFellas, does your better half have a good heart and a bit of a bad side? Celebrate both with a Women’s Clear Rhinestone Skull Necklace. »

Ladies, make sure you and your guy take advantage of mild winter riding days with a men’s mid-layer Thunder Hooded Soft Shell Jacket.

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For the Bike

Are you two looking for a romantic overnight escape? Whichever bike you ride, if it’s a Harley then Southside can help you get away. The H-D Premium Overnight Bag is the perfect size for those short trips, and mounts directly to your Tour-Pak Luggage Rack or Sissy Bar Upright.

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Need an entire weekend to reconnect? Ask our parts team about Harley’s Premium Touring Luggage System. This two-bag setup features expandable storage so that you can really pack it all in. Attach the Premium Shoulder Straps and take your gear with you after parking your bike.



Pounding Hearts, Pounding Pavement

Make this the best Valentine’s Day ever, for you and yours. At Southside Harley-Davidson in Indianapolis, we have more than 70 new and pre-owned motorcycles, with brand new 2017 models s. Plus, some of our best promotions of the year are going on right now. Ask us about locking in a low 0.99% APR, or how to ride home with a free extended manufacturer’s warranty. The deals don’t end there. Stop by today and see for yourself.

Speaking of deals, if you and your loved one are free this Saturday, February 11, come on out to Southside for our annual Valentine’s Pack-a-Sack event. Starting at 10 a.m., the first 50 adults through our doors will receive a sack. Any H-D licensed products you can fit in that sack will be 20% off! You’ll also get free gift wrapping.

Remember, Valentine’s Day is next Tuesday. Need a last minute gift for your sweetie? Give the gift that says “I like the way you roll.” We’ve got you covered at Southside.

Topics: Gift Ideas

Top 5 Harley-Davidson Gift Ideas for Her

Posted by Sherry Long

Dec 11, 2014 12:00:00 PM

Indianapolis Southside Harley-Davidson Gift Ideas for Her

Make it a Harley Holiday with the top Harley-Davidson gifts for her.

Guys, we’ve all been there. The holidays get closer and closer until it is upon us, and we’re either too busy or too lazy to realize. We rush out without any thought and wind up giving the ladies in our lives lousy gifts. They deserve far better than that. Don’t want to spend the night after Christmas on the couch? This holiday season, buy her something she actually wants. Check out this list of the Top 5 Harley-Davidson gift ideas for her, from the folks here at Indianapolis Southside Harley-Davidson.


All of these great holiday gifts can be found in-store at ISSHD. BUT if you'd like to order online through h-d.com/store, 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.

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Genuine Rhinestone Baseball Cap#1: Genuine Rhinestone Baseball Cap

The subtle rhinestone embellishments surrounding that one-of-a-kind H-D Bar & Shield logo, give the Genuine Rhinestone Baseball Cap a distinctive look. Made from 100% cotton and featuring an adjustable Bar & Shield logo slide back closure, you’ll find plenty of excuses to add this hat to your daily wardrobe. Say goodbye to flyaways and helmet hair for good.

Your gal will be genuinely happy when you give her a Genuine Rhinestone Baseball Cap. Grab one today in Indianapolis at Southside Harley.


Crystal Bar & Shield Necklace#2: Crystal Bar & Shield Necklace

They say that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Actually, does anyone really say that any more? Harley-Davidson has a Crystal Bar & Shield Necklace that looks simply brilliant and comes with a smart price tag, too. With solid brass plating and a silver palladium finish, this necklace resists tarnishing. It measures 15.5 inches and includes 3” of extra chain, for a perfect fit on any neckline.

You don’t have to spend a fortune to get the sparkle of diamonds in a fine piece of jewelry she’ll truly love. Come see the Crystal Bar & Shield Necklace on display at Southside H-D in Indianapolis.


Patterned Cuff Henley#3: Patterned Cuff Henley

Enjoy comfort and style at the same time in a Patterned Cuff Henley. Ideal in cooler weather, this long sleeve waffle knit shirt is woven with 97% cotton and 3% spandex. The notched neck lets you have a little fun without revealing too much (and looks great with that necklace we just mentioned!). Combined with embroidered patterned cuffs and the Harley-Davidson logo, this shirt might just become your favorite piece of clothing.

Indy’s Southside Harley-Davidson has Patterned Cuff Henleys in several regular and plus sizes, so get yours before they are gone.


Pink Label Activewear Hoodie#4: Pink Label Activewear Hoodie

Harley-Davidson is a strong and proud supporter of the fight to cure breast cancer. You can show off your support in a Pink Label Activewear Hoodie. This versatile sweatshirt has a zippered front, drawstring hood, Kangaroo-style pockets, and rib-knit cuffs and waistband, so you can wear it comfortably in all kinds of weather. What’s even better – a portion of every sale goes to organizations that support breast cancer patients and their families.

Celebrate the women in your life and support a great cause at the same time with the Pink Label Activewear Hoodie. We have several in stock today at Southside Harley in Indianapolis.


Airwing 3-in-1 Riding Jacket#5: Airwing 3-in-1 Riding Jacket

Harley’s Women’s Airwing 3-in-1 Riding Jacket is the ultimate accessory for you year-round riders. It’s a Christmas gift that will be enjoyed all year long, and for years to come. Designed to defeat just about anything Mother Nature can throw your way, this jacket is water-resistant, vented, and features a removable pocketed hoodie for all-season comfort.

The Women’s Airwing 3-in-1 Riding Jacket comes in regular sizes Small to 2XL, and plus sizes 1W to 3W. Get fitted today in Indianapolis at your favorite Harley-Davidson dealership, Southside H-D.

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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Don’t get stuck in another mad dash for last-minute Christmas gifts. Indianapolis Southside Harley-Davidson has tons of great gift ideas for the wife, girlfriend, mother, daughter, or other important Harley woman in your life. We also have a huge selection of sizes and colors in stock, so you’re sure to find exactly what she loves.

The holidays are almost here. Make sure the season is a happy one. Shop today at Indy's Southside H-D!


Topics: Riding Gear, Gift Ideas