How to Restore Your Harley Davidson

Author: Bruce Palmer III
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780879389345
Format: PDF
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Harley-Davidson Knucklehead and Panhead motorcycles are among the most collectable American motorcycles. How to Restore Your Harley-Davidson is a complete guide to correctly restoring these models to factory-original specification. Author and Harley-Davidson expert Bruce Palmer has packed 640 pages with more than 600 photographs, detailed descriptions, specification charts, and tables covering: VIN, motor, and frame numbers Frame, chassis, and bodywork restoration Motor, transmission, and clutch restoration Paint color codes and plating finish for every nut and bolt Electrical ignition and lighting components Period-correct accessories and options How to Restore Your Harley-Davidson is the essential reference for restoring these classic machines, an encyclopedia telling you which parts are correct and which are not.

How to Rebuild and Restore Classic Harley Davidson Big Twins 1936 1964

Author: Rick Schunk
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760343403
Format: PDF, Docs
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DIVWhen it comes to collector motorcycles, none hold the allure of the classic Harley-Davidson Big Twins built from 1936 to 1964. But owning and maintaining these tempermental machines provides endless challenges. Even the most pristine, restored example needs a tremendous amount of care, maintenance, and repair. The rebuilding and restoring of these machines is not so much a defined task as a never-ending process. This book serves to guide owners through that process./div Beginning with a practical section on understanding, choosing, and purchasing a classic Harley, this book focuses on the nuts and bolts of classic Harley ownership. Through step-by-step photography and thoughtful, informative instruction, the reader will learn how to disassemble a chassis, rebuild a fork, lace a wheel, and paint the major parts for any restoration. It also provides thorough instruction on repairing, overhauling, and restoring all major components, such as the engine, transmission, and electrical system.

101 Harley Davidson Performance Projects

Author: Kenna Love
Publisher: MotorBooks International
ISBN: 9780760303702
Format: PDF, Docs
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Put a veteran mechanic on your bookshelf. From simple 15-minute jobs such as lubing cables and bolting on new air cleaners to more advanced tasks such as cam changes and swapping heads, this how-to guide offers carefully selected projects you can do in a weekend. Color photographs guide you step-by-step through each performance project. Explains why each project should be done and what performance gains you can expect.

Harley Davidson Panhead Restoration

Author: Rick Schunk
Publisher: Wolfgang Productions
ISBN: 9781929133819
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Among all the older Harley-Davidson models, none holds the allure of the Panhead. Manufactured from 1948 to 1965, the Panhead might be called the first modern Harley. Rick Schunk starts the discussion of Panhead restoration with a brief history lesson, followed by a list of things to look for, and avoid, when shopping for a Panhead. Before starting on a restoration, you have to assess both the machine's needs and your own abilities. The next section is dedicated to the bike's chassis, like the rest of the book, this part is made up of photo sequences that explain exactly how to disassemble the chassis, repair the fork, and lace the wire wheels. Other chapters cover paint, engines and transmissions including the overhaul of both an engine and a transmission. Related components like the carburetor, primary drive, clutch and electrical components are covered as well. While there are other restoration guides, there are no how-to restoration books that provide extensive, start-to-finish photo sequences explaining each major operation necessary to the restoration of a Harley-Davidson Panhead.

How to Build a Bobber on a Budget

Author: Jose de Miguel
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780760327852
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In the old days all a person needed to build a killer custom motorcycle was a bike, a set of tools, a little know-how, and a creative vision. But with the rise of the high-dollar, haute moteur Gucci choppers, the true custom bike has gotten out of most riders’ reach, right? Dead wrong. In this book Jose de Miguel, a custom builder from way back, sets out to prove that those good old days never ended. In the clearest and simplest terms, he shows readers how they can turn odds and ends found around the shop into one-off motorcycle parts--and make a cheap, run-of-the mill custom build into a drop-dead show stopper. Following de Miguel’s lead, along with his straightforward illustrations, any resourceful owner with rudimentary mechanical skills, a basic tool kit, and--most importantly--a modicum of imagination can build the bobber of his dreams for less than the price of a new bike.

How to Restore Your Military Harley Davidson 1932 1952 Second Edition

Author: Bruce Palmer, 3rd
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780990620617
Format: PDF, ePub
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In the decade preceding World War II and into the 1950s, Harley-Davidson was the United States Military's battle bike of choice. Employed by the U.S. Army, Navy, and Marines, as well as several allied forces, it saw service in World War II arenas from Normandy to China. Loved for its toughness and versatility by the men it carried into conflict, Harley's military models are highly prized by today's motorcycle collectors and military enthusiasts.How to Restore Your Military Harley-Davidson 1932-1952 Second Edition is the ultimate reference for correctly restoring these rare and historically significant machines. Author Bruce Palmer III is one of the top experts on Harley-Davidson military motorcycles bringing years of research to this work. Through extensive research, the book details the different models, parts, finishes, equipment, and markings necessary to restore or preserve these motorcycles. More than 250 archival and detail photos cover every facet of these unique motorcycles.

How to Tune and Modify Motorcycle Engine Management Systems

Author: Tracy Martin
Publisher: MotorBooks International
ISBN: 0760340730
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From electronic ignition to electronic fuel injection, slipper clutches to traction control, today’s motorcycles are made up of much more than an engine, frame, and two wheels. And, just as the bikes themselves have changed, so have the tools with which we tune them. How to Tune and Modify Motorcycle Engine Management Systems addresses all of a modern motorcycle’s engine-control systems and tells you how to get the most out of today’s bikes. Topics covered include: How fuel injection works Aftermarket fuel injection systems Open-loop and closed-loop EFI systems Fuel injection products and services Tuning and troubleshooting Getting more power from your motorcycle engine Diagnostic tools Electronic throttle control (ETC) Knock control systems Modern fuels Interactive computer-controlled exhaust systems

Harley Davidson Sportster

Author: Allan Girdler
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760352186
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Go on a 60-year ride with Harley-Davidson's Sportster Things got a little weird in the American motorcycle industry after World War II. People hungered for new motorcycles, buying just about everything manufacturers could build. But on rare occasions a manufacturer produced a machine that nobody wanted. Such was the case with the Harley-Davidson Model K. The Model K had most of the features buyers wanted in a modern machine, like hand-operated clutches, foot-operated shifters, and cool-running aluminum heads, but it lacked perhaps the most important technological upgrade: a modern overhead-valve valve-train design. The Model K retained the antiquated side-valve design because of arcane AMA racing rules written when Harley-Davidson and Indian competed head-to-head on American racetracks, but by 1952 Indian was on its last legs. This should have made the Model K a massive sales success. What nobody counted on was the British bike invasion. Thanks to their modern overhead-valve engines, the lightweight British bikes humiliated the side-valve Harleys on the track and on the street. Upgrades to the Model K didn't help; Harley finally relented and introduced a new overhead-valve middleweight for the 1957 model year. Dubbed the Sportster, it was everything the Model K was not. More importantly, it was faster than the British competition. Thus began the Sportster's sixty-year reign. Harley-Davidson Sportster: Sixty Years tells the complete Sportster story. Noted Sportster expert Allen Girdler covers all the bikes--the XLCH, Caf_ Racer, XR1000, XLX, 883, Iron, Forty-Eight, Seventy-Two, and Nightster--that have made the Sportster one of the most iconic motorcycles on earth.