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01 June 2019

Compared to the previous years, sale for new Harleys has dwindled while the market for used and pre-owned Harleys in West Virginia and around the country is up by almost 15%. The manufacturer though, is devising a turnaround strategy by introducing new models to boost the sales. The present scenario is such that the pre-owned ones are more profitable to potential users than the new ones. The fact is that Harley, being a premium-level bike, does not depreciate fast with age in comparison to other models in the same category. The general question is how much effort, work, or money you are willing to invest in a used bike.

Harley is primarily designed as owner serviceable. This means that the owner was responsible for decarbonizing the combustion or changing the cylinder heads after every 5,000 miles. All models until the early 1980s required a rebuilt of the heads and the cylinders after every 15,000 to 25,000 miles. But gradually better models were introduced into the market with a lifespan of 100,000 miles.

Will I Be Able To Get All The Parts Necessary To Repair My Used Harley?

The availability of parts for a Harley-Davidson bike is dependent on the model. Harley still provides replacement parts for its classic models. However, most of the models before the 1980s are no longer manufactured. When looking for a replacement part for pre-owned Harleys West Virginia, it is always recommended to purchase it from registered dealerships. This would avoid the possibility of buying any old or damaged part in the process. Make sure the dealer is a certified seller of Harley parts before you install the component in your used bike.

What Is The Highest Mileage For Harley-Davidson Motorcycles?

A motorcycle like Harley-Davidson is known to provide a mileage of 40,000 to 50,000 miles. But if the bike has been properly maintained with no evidence of oil leaks or physical damage, it is expected to last longer.

What Is The Cost Of Maintenance For A Used Harley?

Maintenance entirely depends on the number of years it has been used and the total mileage. For every 5,000 to 10,000 miles, you will need a new rear tire costing about $275 including installation. For every 10,000 to 15,000 miles, you will need a front tire that will cost around $200 installed. Typical gel batteries can run you about $150 or more which is expected to last for three or up to five years. An oil change can cost approximately $60 and should be done every 4,000 miles. Other minor maintenance costs like chrome polishing and other routine tasks will cost roughly around $60 to $100.

Generally, the cost of maintenance for each user will be different based on how they have been using their Harley bike. 

Get the best deal on pre-owned Harleys in West Virginia from certified dealerships like Mountain State H-D. Contact them now!