Harley-Davidson owners with old and tired engines can now replace and upgrade their powerplants through a new engine replacement service from the company called the LongBlock Program.
The company says the new program is designed to be more flexible than the outgoing remanufacturing program because turnaround time is faster and customization options are greater.
The LongBlock Program allows you to keep your original Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) number while upgrading the engine and internal components to the latest specifications. It comes with 12-month, unlimited mileage warranty from the factory.
Harley says you need to take your motorcycle to a dealer where the engine is pulled and the left-side case is sent to the factory (that’s the side with the VIN stamped on it). Within a maximum of 20 days a new motor is returned to the dealer for installation.
Until recently you had to send the entire motor back to them for remanufacturing. Having to ship the entire motor proved a real headache for international Harley-Davidson customers.
For prices starting at $3,495 including shipping — the final price depends on options, equipment and the time needed to do any special work — you get is a Twin Cam engine assembled with 100-percent new original equipment components.
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