Rocky Mountain Cycle Plaza Offers Harley Service
The best kept secret for Harley-Davidson motorcycle service in Southern Colorado is no longer secret.
Rocky Mountain Cycle Plaza at 412 North Chelton in Colorado Springs (just south of Chelton & Platte) announced in April that the longtime Colorado Springs motorcycle store has begun offering service work for Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
“We’ve been doing it for about a year,” explained sales manager Bob Leeke. “It started when we had a few of our dirt bike and ATV customers come in asking if we could do some simple service on their Harleys. We decided we could, and started doing real limited service—oil and other fluid and filter changes, belts, brakes tires, that kind of stuff. Through word of mouth it got around that we were doing that kind of work for people, and we started seeing more of it.”
Leeke said now seemed like the time to make it official.
“People are looking for a bike shop to do their service,” Leeke said. “We can do it, and we wan to do it, so it’s time to make it public: we’re doing service on Harley-Davidsons.”
Rocky Mountain Cycle Plaza is best known as a dealer for Victory, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, and Polaris, as well as being a solid supporter of the motorcycle community. But, Leeke said, adding the H-D work isn’t really a stretch. After all Cycle Plaza is an authorized Drag Specialties dealer.
“We’re just doing service for now,” he said. “Changing oil, fixing brakes and changing tires is what we do, and we’re pretty good at it. If we can get people’s motorcycles taken care of in a timely way, we’re going to do it.”
Leeke made it clear Cycle Plaza is not offering major repair service for Harleys…yet.
“We can do most stuff,” Leeke explained. “But we’re not going to start doing rebuilds or major repairs or warranty work right now. But just about all the other stuff we can do. We have a very close working relationship with SMC Tuning across the street for Dyno tuning, and we’re looking for an HD tech that is metric certified as well. We want to expand our service offerings to Harley owners, but we need to keep our techs busy, and most of our work is metric. But we definitely see a coming need for a Harley tech on our staff. We’re looking for the right person.”
That low-key approach is key to Rocky Mountain Cycle Plaza.
“If we can do the work, we’ll do it, and do it right,” Leeke said. “We think there’s a need for that. But, we’re not going to take on jobs we’re not equipped or certified to do. For now, that works for us, and hopefully for our customers, too.”