Articles | Southside Harley-Davidson


  • The Harley-Davidson WLA: A Legendary Motorcycle of World War II

    7/13/2023 | Southside H-D®


    In this article, we delve into the fascinating history and enduring significance of the Harley-Davidson WLA, a legendary military motorcycle of World War II. We explore its origins, design, and role on the battlefield, highlighting its versatility and reliability. The WLA's impact extended beyond the U.S. Army, as Allied forces also utilized this iconic motorcycle. We discuss its cultural influence, its place in popular culture, and its collectibility and restoration today. Join us as we celebrate the legacy of the Harley-Davidson WLA and its enduring symbol of courage and resilience during one of history's most critical periods.

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  • Conquering the Unknown: The Harley-Davidson Enduro Bike and the Pursuit of Pancho Villa

    6/28/2023 | Southside H-D®

    In the annals of Harley-Davidson's rich history, there exists a remarkable chapter that intertwines the pursuit of adventure and the legendary figure of Pancho Villa. Join us as we delve into the captivating story that connects Harley-Davidson's enduro bike with the thrilling pursuit of the elusive revolutionary leader.

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  • Unveiling the Timeless Legend: The Harley-Davidson Servi-Car

    6/24/2023 | Southside H-D®

    In the vast realm of motorcycles, few names command as much reverence and admiration as Harley-Davidson. Within their iconic lineup lies a gem that has captivated the hearts of enthusiasts for decades—the incomparable Harley-Davidson Servi-Car. In this blog post, we embark on a journey to explore the rich history, remarkable design, and enduring legacy of this three-wheeled marvel.

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  • Elevating Excellence: The 2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Lineup

    6/23/2023 | Southside H-D®

    Harley-Davidson's Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) series has always been synonymous with exceptional craftsmanship, premium features, and unmatched style. As we enter the year 2023, Harley-Davidson proudly unveils its highly anticipated CVO lineup, featuring a range of motorcycles that redefine luxury, performance, and exclusivity. In this article, we explore the captivating features, advanced technology, and exquisite details that make the 2023 Harley-Davidson CVO models a true embodiment of excellence.

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  • 10 Ways to Customize Your Harley® Motorcycle

    2/18/2023 | Southside H-D®

    Harley-Davidson® motorcycles are popular among riders for their powerful engines, classic styling, and rich heritage. Upgrading a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle can enhance its performance, aesthetic, and overall riding experience. Some of the most popular Harley-Davidson® motorcycle upgrades include...

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  • Joe Lewis and Iron-Elite H-D®

    2/8/2023 | Southside H-D®

    Joe Lewis is a visionary entrepreneur and was the proud owner of Iron Elite Harley-Davidson®, a Harley-Davidson® dealership which was located in Lithia Springs, Georgia. He is an African American businessman who has made a significant impact in the motorcycle industry and is known for his commitment to promoting diversity and inclusivity within the community...

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  • Follow These Tips When Riding In Cold Weather (#3 Is a Must-Do!)

    2/4/2023 | Southside H-D®

    Riding a motorcycle in cold weather can be a challenging experience, but with the right preparation, it can also be a fun and enjoyable one. Here are some tips to help you stay safe and comfortable while riding in cold conditions...

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  • Choosing the Right Motorcycle Helmet

    2/1/2023 | Southside H-D®

    A motorcycle helmet is an essential piece of protective gear for any motorcyclist. Not only does it protect the head from injury in the event of an accident, but it also provides a barrier against wind, rain, and other weather conditions. Choosing the right motorcycle helmet can be a challenging task, as there are many factors to consider, such as safety, fit, comfort, visibility, style, and budget. In this guide, we will discuss the important considerations you should make when choosing a motorcycle helmet, so that you can find a helmet that is safe, comfortable, and meets your needs...

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  • Why should I buy a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle over another brand?

    1/29/2023 | Southside H-D®

    Founded in 1903, the Harley-Davidson® Motor Company has grown to become one of the most recognized and respected motorcycle manufacturers in the world. Known for their classic American styling and powerful engines, Harley-Davidson® motorcycles have a large and dedicated following of riders who enjoy the freedom and thrill of riding on the open road. Whether you're a seasoned rider or just starting out, a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle can be a great choice for those looking for a high-quality, reliable, and stylish motorcycle...

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  • What are the effects of upgrading my motorcycle with a Harley-Davidson® Screamin Eagle Stage II Kit?

    1/28/2023 | Southside H-D®

    Upgrading your Harley-Davidson® motorcycle with a Screamin Eagle Stage II kit can significantly increase the power and performance of your motorcycle. The Screamin Eagle Stage II kit typically includes a high-flow air cleaner, a performance camshaft, and re-calibrated engine management software. These components work together to increase the amount of air and fuel that the engine can ingest, which in turn increases horsepower and torque. The high-flow air cleaner allows for more air to enter the engine, which can improve the engine's overall efficiency and power output. The performance camshaft can also improve your Harley-Davidson® engine's overall sound and may make the bike more responsive to throttle input...

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  • Are there advantages of using a belt drive over a chain drive?

    1/27/2023 | Southside H-D®

    Harley-Davidson® first began using drive belts in its motorcycle models in the 1980s.  In 1984, Harley-Davidson® introduced the FXR Super Glide II which featured a belt final drive, it was the first Harley-Davidson® model to use a belt drive. In the following years, more models were fitted with belt drive, such as the Softail models in 1985, and the Touring models in 1986. This move to belts was part of Harley-Davidson®'s effort to improve the performance and reliability of their motorcycles...

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  • How many original 1903 Harleys exist?

    1/26/2023 | Southside H-D®

    The Harley-Davidson® Model 1 is a motorcycle that was built by Harley-Davidson® Motor Company in the early days of the company. The Model 1 was the first production motorcycle ever built by Harley-Davidson® and it was the foundation for the company's long history of motorcycle production...

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  • Is the Pan America's Adaptive Ride Height just something for shorter riders?

    1/25/2023 | Southside H-D®

    The Harley-Davidson Pan America motorcycle is a highly advanced and versatile bike that is designed to handle a variety of riding conditions. One of the most advanced features on the Pan America is the Adaptive Ride Height.  But isn't this just a feature to let shorter people ride it?  No, it's main purpose is to allow any rider to adjust the suspension to suit different riding conditions.  Below are three advantages to having Adaptive Ride Height on Your Motorcycle...

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  • Is the sixth gear really that important for H-D® motorcycles?

    1/25/2023 | Southside H-D®

    The sixth gear was introduced on Harley-Davidson® motorcycles as a way to improve the overall riding experience. One of the main benefits of adding a sixth gear is increased fuel efficiency. With the ability to run at a higher gear ratio, the engine is able to run at a lower RPM, which reduces fuel consumption. This can result in significant savings for long-distance riders, as well as a reduction in emissions...

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