Mad River Harley-Davidson®
5316 Milan Road, Sandusky, OH 44870

Keep your Harley® road-ready with regularly-scheduled maintenance at recommended intervals.

The best place for that maintenance is Mad River H-D®.
Experience the difference of a service team/department dedicated solely to servicing the best motorcycles in the world. Led by Phil A., our service techs are down-to-earth, genuine folks who share your passion for riding; we're specially certified to service your Harley® with the right equipment in clean service bays. Schedule an appointment with us to experience the best Harley® service around and along the Northwest shores of Lake Erie in Sandusky, Ohio near Cedar Point.

Riders serving riders. We take care of your Harley®, so your Harley® will take care of you on the road.


AVOID THE POTHOLE, NOT THE OIL CHANGE & INSPECTION - Schedule your "K" Service Routine Maintenance now.
Remember, whether it's a long haul or short commute, check your tires before every ride.

H-D® 1K SERVICE Routine Maintenance CHECKLIST

Congratulations on hitting your first 1,000 miles! Now it's time to take care of the critical service points, so your Harley® is ready for your next ride. There are many checkpoints, but one of the most critical is repacing your engine oil and filter.

  • Big Bore Kits (hello, power junkies)
  • High-Performance Engine Building
  • Six-Speed Conversion Kits and much, much more!
  • Inspect engine oil and filter
  • Inspect oil lines and brake system for leaks
  • Inspect air cleaner and service as required
  • Check tire pressure and inspect tread
  • Check tightness of wheel spokes
  • Replace transmission lubricant
  • Check clutch adjustment
  • Check primary chain adjustment
  • Inspect rear belt and sprockets and adjust belt
  • Check, adjust, and lube throttle, brake enrichers, and clutch controls
  • Inspect and lube jiffy stand
  • Inspect fuel valve, lines, and fittings for leaks
  • Check brake fluid levels and condition
  • Inspect brake pads and discs for wear
  • Check spark plugs
  • Check operation of electrical equipment & switches
  • Check & adjust engine idle speed
  • Adjust steering head bearings
  • Inspect shock absorbers
  • Check tightness of critical fasteners: hand controls, brake system, axle nuts, front fork components, riser, and handlebars
  • Road test
  • Courtesy wash 



In addition to replacing the engine oil and filter, nearly every single point on the Harley-Davidson 1,000-mile service checklist will be assessed again; PLUS at the 5k-mile service interval, we'll complete the following:

  • Replace Engine Oil and Oil Filter
  • Inspect Brake System: brake pads, discs, oil lines, fluid reservoir
  • Inspect Air Filter: service as required
  • Review Tires: pressure, tread, tightness of wheel spokes
  • Review Clutch: adjust and lubricate, throttle, brake, clutch controls
  • Review Rear Drive Belt and Sprockets: inspect and adjust belt
  • Inspect Fuel Valve, Lines, and Fittings: look for leaks
  • Inspect Spark Plugs
  • Check Air Suspension
  • Check Operation of Electrical Equipment/Switches
  • Inspect Exhaust System: leaks, cracks, and loose or missing fasteners or heat shields
  • Road Test
  • Courtesy wash



After racking up 10k worth of memories and stories, your Harley® is ready for a little R&R. All 1k and 5k checkpoints are inspected again; PLUS at 10,000 miles, our techs are focused on retightening parts that may have gradually shaken loose over time. Lubricating steering head bearings and other crucial pivot points are a priority to keep you enjoying the scenery as you ride the shores of Lake Erie

  • 1K & 5K checkpoints, PLUS
  • Check front brake lever pin
  • Check brake caliper pins
  • Check brake caliper boots and bushings
  • Check rear master cylinder outer boot
  • Replace spark plugs
  • Adjust and lube steering head bearings
  • Check engine mounts and stabilizer link