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Mountain State Harley-Davidson® - How Long Does A Harley-Davidson® Warranty Last?

Among all the motorcycle brands, Harley-Davidson has the longest lasting survival rate surpassing the 25-year ownership marker. Nostalgia for the all-American brand continues to revive itself as the maker seeks long-term strategies to hinge the brand into the younger generation. Mountain State Harley-Davidson Service not only finds a solution to servicing old and new models but also tries to reinvent their services by including up and coming new lines including the Street and Sportster.

Factory warranty for Harley-Davidson has a limited duration of 24 months which starts on the initial purchase or delivery by authorized dealerships. Or warranty can be obtained running until the 3rd anniversary of the motorcycle model year’s last day. Additional parts coverage can also be purchased from authorized dealers, and the factory warranty can be transferred to the new owner if the initial Harley-Davidson owner decided to sell his motorbike. This applies to Harley-Davidson motorcycles not less than two years old.

Is It Safe To Service A Harley Myself?

Though an instructional manual can be obtained online and during purchase, they are created by manufacturers as a professional guide for a trained technician’s use. If you have a thorough knowledge of how to fix or replace a motorcycle part, there is no question that you can do a DIY project.  Non-professionals though can leave the job to a licensed technician who can ensure a quality job.

It is also important to note that every model has its own unique feature and design. Though troubleshooting and tune-up can be easy, repairs may not be as simple as you think. Take for example a complete overhaul where you need to disassemble and reassemble significant components. Without a solid idea on which parts go together, you would end up with something you would not want to expect. 

How Do I Find A Trusted Harley-Davidson Tech?

Finding a good motorcycle mechanic to work on your investment is not an easy task when there are many service provider who professes to give quality worksmanship. More importantly, if you have a vintage Harley, it can be daunting to find a repair shop with the tools, necessary spare parts, and equipment to work on your vehicle.

Being a great mechanic goes beyond their years of experience, they need to be attentive and has to ask questions on what is  wrong with your motorbike so they can work their way around the problem. Formal certifications given by a manufacturer can also be a reasonable consideration when choosing the right repair specialist.


When looking for a dealership or a mechanic to work on your Harley-Davidson, look for the following characteristics:

  • Professionalism
  • Personality
  • Training
  • Experience

What Are The Practical Tips For Maintaining My Vintage Harley?

 Vintage Harleys are harder to repair because they have components that are scantly available in the market. Proper maintenance is the only way to prevent long-term damage and to do this means regular cleaning, polishing, and sealing to get rid of dust and grime accumulation.

For Mountain State H-D Parts & Service, contact Mountain State H-D at 61 Preece Bottom Rd., Delbarton, WV 25670