News from Oakland Harley-Davidson

Top Motorcycle Mechanic Skills for the Do-It-Yourself Biker

Posted by Harley-Davidson Insurance on Jul 29, 2020 6:00:00 PM

A number of simple motorcycle repairs can be performed in your garage or on the side of the road (when it is safe to do so). These are useful skills to have, and they will make you feel more comfortable riding because you know you'll be able to handle whatever gets thrown your way.

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Topics: Parts & Accessories, Service, Current Rider

How to Care For and Clean Chrome on Your Motorcycle

Posted by Harley-Davidson Insurance on Jul 17, 2020 10:00:00 AM

When you think of a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle, what sort of image comes to mind? If you’re like a lot of people, there’s a good chance it includes at least a little chrome.

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Topics: Parts & Accessories, Service, Current Rider

Tips for How to Clean and Inspect Your Motorcycle

Posted by Harley-Davidson Insurance on Jun 29, 2020 1:00:00 PM

—There are two types of riders: those who relish the ritual of cleaning their bikes and those who see it as a chore. Regardless of the tribe you belong to, you have to clean your bike. Not only will your bike last longer, it will run better. Yes, there’s truth to that axiom. 

When you scrub dirt and grit out of the hand levers and brake discs, you can improve their performance and extend their life. Besides, you don’t want rust forming. But, more importantly, pressure washing your motorcycle and wiping it down every few days offers you an opportunity to perform a T-CLOCS inspection.

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Topics: Parts & Accessories, Service, Riding in the Bay Area, Current Rider

Beginner's Guide to Customizing a Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

Posted by Oakland H-D Contributor on May 31, 2020 9:00:00 AM

While every rider has an idea of what a Harley-Davidson motorcycle typically looks like in their head, no two look exactly alike. With tens of thousands of factory customizations, hundreds of thousands of aftermarket customizations there is no end to the creative opportunities available to you when customizing your new Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

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Video Tutorials: Washing Your Motorcycle

Posted by Oakland H-D Contributor on May 25, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Washing your motorcycle can have amazing benefits. Not only does it look great, washing your motorcycle gives you a chance to check your bike over for any maintenance issues. It can even give you some time to reflect on your rides and think about what customizations you might like to do next. 

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Tune Up Your Motorcycle for Spring

Posted by Oakland H-D Contributor on Apr 17, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Whether it's routine maintenance or a complete customization overhaul, now is the perfect time to get a little wrenchin' done. We're here to help you keep your ride riding right or plan out your next project. Check out all of the Service Specials mentioned here.

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Topics: Parts & Accessories, Service

What is done in a 1,000 mile service?

Posted by Oakland H-D Contributor on Apr 1, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Regular maintenance, including a 1,000 mile service, will help keep your Harley-Davidson® motorcycle operating at peak performance.

Harley-Davidson® factory-trained technicians utilize the latest diagnostic tools and Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Parts in servicing your motorcycle to assure you of the highest-quality workmanship.

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Topics: Service, Current Rider

JUST RELEASED: Fused Handlebar

Posted by Oakland H-D Contributor on Mar 15, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Combining the edgy profile of a classic Z bar with the knuckles-up feel of a mini-ape and the narrow width of a drag bar, the Fused Bar delivers a fistful of classic chopper attitude. And with muscular cast corners, the cast elbows eliminate sharp internal bends to simplify the internal wiring. The handlebar is 1.25" at the upright and handles and 1" diameter at the base to fit with Original Equipment 1" Handlebar Risers.

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Screamin' Eagle Performance: Stage IV - The Finishing Touch

Posted by Oakland H-D Contributor on Mar 1, 2020 10:00:00 AM

STAGE I + CAM, BIG BORE CYLINDERS,
PISTONS, CYLINDER HEADS
& THROTTLE BODY

"I ride hard and want the absolute best performance upgrade available. Try to keep up… I dare you!"

INSTALLATION         

Now that you have the volume, use it the right way. By adding high-flowing ported and matched upper-end components to the bigger engine, you can make sure you're moving as much air and fuel as the engine can take. Stage IV adds more horsepower to the already impressive Stage III upgrade. Designed to satisfy the high RPM, throttle twisting rider, the Stage IV upgrade delivers up to a 52% increase in power. For Milwaukee-Eight engines, this equates to over 120 HP delivered to the rear wheel, installed without removing it from the frame!

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Screamin' Eagle Performance: Stage III - Go Big

Posted by Oakland H-D Contributor on Feb 23, 2020 10:00:00 AM

STAGE I + CAM, BIG BORE
CYLINDERS & PISTONS

"I want instant power that lasts throughout the entire RPM range. Bigger is better."

INSTALLATION         

The next step on the performance journey is to build a "bigger" engine, and that means more cubic inches. Stage III upgrades add size to your engine and increase compression for a bigger bang. With the proper cam profile and free-flowing intake and exhaust, a big bore motor can be tuned to deliver the power to ride any way you like or to ride two-up while retaining that solo feel. Stage III is ideal for riders who want the largest engine displacement and increased power throughout the entire RPM range.

 

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Topics: Parts & Accessories, Service, Current Rider

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