The Harley-Davidson Extended Service Plan has you covered

Posted by Sherry Long

Oct 2, 2014 2:31:00 PM

Harley Davidson Extended Service Plan


Funny how trouble always seems to rear its ugly head right when we least expect it. When things go wrong, they rarely go wrong at a time or place that is convenient for us. And although Harley-Davidson motorcycles are built tough to withstand years of hard riding in the roughest of environments, trouble can and does catch up from time to time.

Don’t wait for it to find you; protect yourself and your bike with the H-D Extended Service Plan, available at Indianapolis Southside Harley-Davidson.

Motorcycle Service Plan

This program isn’t some gimmick that doesn’t really cover anything. On the contrary, Harley-Davidson has designed a comprehensive protection plan packed with exclusive benefits for you, the owner. In fact, the H-D Extended Service Plan is the only plan of its kind that is factory-endorsed by Harley-Davidson. Simply put, you won’t find something this good from anywhere else.

We have compiled a short list featuring some of the many perks included in the H-D Extended Service Plan. These assurances include:

  • Mechanical breakdown coverage on more than 1,100 parts.
    All repairs will be performed by the experts at Indianapolis Southside Harley-Davidson or the H-D dealership of your choice, using genuine H-D Motor Parts.

  • Nationwide repair location assistance.
    The H-D Service Center can help you find the nearest H-D dealership for repairs of your covered breakdown.

  • Rental reimbursement.
    $75 per day (up to $750 maximum) for rental vehicle charges after a covered breakdown.

  • Travel/lodging reimbursement.
    $150 per day (up to $450 maximum) per occurrence for meals and lodging if your road trip is interrupted by a covered breakdown.

  • Contract transfer.
    Selling your motorcycle? You may transfer any remaining plan coverage to the next owner. This can easily increase the bike’s resale value.

Authorized Service for your motorcycle

Best of all, this Motorcycle Service Plan is available on any new or qualifying pre-owned Harley-Davidson motorcycle! Contact Doug Cummings, our F&I Business Manager, for more information and a full list of plan details.

Ride smart and rest assured that Indianapolis Southside Harley-Davidson has you covered, long after you walk out of our dealership doors. Visit us today to learn more.

Topics: Maintenance & Tires, Manuals & Brochures

How to Clean a Harley Davidson | Motorcycle Cleaning Tips

Posted by Sherry Long

Jul 27, 2014 3:56:00 PM

motorcycle cleaning products

Our free Bike Wash / Surface Care Workshop was a huge success. Indianapolis Southside Harley-Davidson thanks everyone who made it out for the event on Sunday, June 29th. Those of you who were unable to attend, we want to recap some of things we discussed.

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

 harley davidson cleaning tips

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and sign up for our free e-newsletter so you never miss another event at Indianapolis Southside Harley Davidson. We’ll see you next time!

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

Topics: Maintenance & Tires, Maintaining Your Bike

Harley Davidson Wheel and Tire Protection - Top 10 Reasons to get it.

Posted by Sherry Long

Mar 25, 2013 9:52:00 AM

Protect yourself from out-of-pocket repair costs caused by unexpected road hazards with HD Wheel and Tire Protection

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Top 10 reasons:

1. Coverage provides repair or replacement for original or replacement tires and wheels that fail due to contact with a road hazard like sharp rocks, tree limbs, potholes or nails.

pothole tire protection





2. Coverage includes the cost of tire mounting and balancing, inner tubes, valve stems, labor and taxes.

tire mounting and balancing

3. There is NO deductible.

4. There is NO maximum number of occurrences.



5. Rental charge will be reimbursed up to $500 per occurrence.*

6. Towing charge will be reimbursed up to $150 per occurence.*

7. Lodging and food charges will be reimbursed up to $300 per occurence
if more than 100 miles from home.*



8. It's transferable to the next owner if you sell your motorcycle.**

9. Nationwide H-D repair location assistance.

10. Coverage begins immediately with the purchase of this protection.

* If due to failure of a covered wheel or tire.

** Subject to a $25 transfer fee.

tire replacement

Wheel and Tire Protection must be purchased at the time you buy your motorcycle or at the time you purchase a new tire or set of tires and/or wheels from an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer.

The coverage can be added into your motorcycle finanacing. You can choose Wheel and Tire Protection coverage from 1-7 years.


wheel protection


Getting a flat tire or bent rim sucks especially when you have to pay the unexpected repair costs. Protect your investment and gain reassurance on the road with Harley Davidson Tire and Wheel Protection.

Topics: Maintenance & Tires, Wheels & Tires