From Routine Service to Complex Repairs, Lake Shore Harley-Davidson Provides riders from Libertyville with Quality Repair and Maintenance
If you've ever checked out the inner workings of your CVO, V-Rod, Touring or Fat Boy, chances are you had one of two reactions: either amazement or confusion. Maybe both? While the former is certainly to be expected, Lake Shore Harley-Davidson is here to address the latter. Our team of onsite bike service and repair experts are here to demystify the questions of what goes on with the underpinnings of your motorcycle by providing comprehensive, and more important routine maintenance to riders from Libertyville, Palatine, Waukegan and McHenry.
Of course, there are also times when bigger fixes are needed. And when they are, our team is also standing by to perform any such repairs in a timely fashion. Among the other services we offer are oil changes, tire checks and multi-point inspections. Whatever your motorcycle needs, Lake Shore Harley-Davidson has you covered.
Looking to take advantage of our expertise? Lake Shore Harley-Davidson isn't just standing by; we're ready to get to work for you. Be sure to fill out our online contact form to get started, after which we'll promptly confirm the details of your appointment.
Our state of the art Dynojet 250 dyno has a full weather station and air/fuel module to tune any combination of parts for the best performance and reliability possible for motorcycles. Watch the video below to learn more.
TECH TIP - Synthetic vs. Conventional Oil?
Most of us think the oil in our engine is just a lubricant. Well it is but you can consider it the lifeblood of an engine. Oil keeps engine parts from wearing and reduces friction by giving a protective film between the metal parts of your engine. The oil also helps carry heat and impurities away from the internal components.
There are two types of oil I will address. Conventional oil and full synthetic oil.
Conventional oil is derived from refining crude oil pumped from the ground. There are literally thousands of compounds present in crude oil. Many of them get removed by the refining process a small amount remains in the oil.
Synthetic oil is made of pure chemicals. Being made from pure chemical bases these oil are void of the limitations of conventional oils. Synthetic oils being derived from chemicals also allows the molecule to be designed specifically for a purpose.
I'm sure you are thinking 'are synthetics worth the extra cost'? Most of the time the answer is yes. Synthetics are better on a number of levels. They reduce engine wear at high temps because of the more stable viscosity properties. Synthetics also can keep your engine cleaner due to improved sludge and varnish properties. Do not feel that you're doing the wrong thing running conventional oils. As long as you follow your owner's manual recommendations for viscosity and grade. The most important thing to remember is perform your services at the recommended intervals.
Thanks and ride safe,