Harley-Davidson Knucklehead

Eighty Years

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Author: Greg Field

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760350434

Category: Transportation

Page: 200

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Celebrate the 80th anniversary of the engine that changed the motorcycle world. Motorcycle technology lagged far behind automotive technology since the earliest days of the internal-combustion engine. All that changed in 1936 when Harley-Davidson introduced the Model EL. For the first time ever, a company was manufacturing a high-performance overhead-valve engine for the masses. And what an engine it was -- in addition to bringing state-of-the-art technology to the motorcycling world -- a work of art. Because of the shape of its rocker covers, the engine was given a nickname to match its looks: the Knucklehead. The technology used in this engine was so advanced that it laid the foundation for every future Harley-Davidson motorcycle, including the current models built in the 21st century. To this day every cruiser style motorcycle still adheres to the shape of that original Knucklehead. Harley-Davidson Knucklehead: Eighty Years tells the entire Knucklehead story, from the very first overhead-valve V-twin Harley produced for the public through the post-war models, continuing right up until today, when aftermarket manufacturers reproduce complete Knucklehead crate engines because of its continuing popularity.

Harley-Davidson Knuckleheads

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Author: Greg Field

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760301593

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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Harley-Davidson Knuckleheads Greg Field.No motorcycle before or since has influenced American motorcycling more than the first Knucklehead, the 1936 Model EL. This is the first and only book devoted solely to the great Harley-Davidson OHV V-twin motorcycles of 1936 to 1947. Exhaustively researched and filled with unprecedented detail. Sftbd., 8 1/4"x 1 5/8", 128 pgs., 4 b&w ill., 8 color.

How to Restore Your Harley-Davidson

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Author: Bruce Palmer III

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780879389345

Category: Transportation

Page: 640

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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

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Author: Rick Schunk

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760343403

Category: Transportation

Page: 272

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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.

Harley-Davidson

The Complete History

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Author: Darwin Holmstrom

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760350000

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

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Cruise through this collection of Harley-Davidson's most iconic motorcycles! When most people imagine a motorcycle, chances are they picture a Harley-Davidson. That's because Harley-Davidson machines look the way the primordial biker inside each of us feels a motorcycle should look. In short, Harley-Davidson makes mythic bikes. Harley-Davidson: The Complete History celebrates these iconic motorcycles, presenting them all in one beautifully illustrated book. The most beloved and recognizable motorcycles are included here: the Knucklehead, the Panhead, the Peashooter, the KR, the Sportster, the XR750, the Shovelhead, the Evolution, the Twin Cam, the V-Rod, and all the rest. Pages in the book reveal historic images as well as modern photos from the top motorcycle photographers working today. Additionally, there are chapters from some of the most celebrated motorcycle writers of all time--Peter Egan, Kevin Cameron, Ed Youngblood, Allan Girdler, Steve Anderson, and many more. All of this material combines to tell the story of every major motorcycle that Harley-Davidson has built, from the very first prototype to the Silent Gray Fellow to the latest liquid-cooled CVO Electra Glides and Softails. Harley-Davidson: The Complete History is the ultimate history of the ultimate motorcycle company.

Harley-Davidson, 1930-1941

Revolutionary Motorcycles & Those who Rode Them

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Author: Herbert Wagner

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780887408946

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 184

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Relive the golden age of Milwaukee motorcycling with this unique book that goes beyond the rest. Read intimate accounts from company officials, dealers, and riders of classic Harley Davidson motorcyles of the 1930s. Hundreds of period photographs from private collections and massive text trace the development of the H-D Big Twin from the sidevalve VL to the '61 and '74 models, and the legendary Knucklehead. Experience the Milwaukee motorcycle scene from the men and women who lived it.

Classic Harley-Davidson

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Author: Herbert Wagner,Mark Mitchell,Allan Girdler

Publisher: Crestline

ISBN: 9780760327111

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 191

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Almost everyone knows the name and the product, but not as many know the history of Harley-Davidson, a company that started with just four men and a bevy of American spirit. Stocked with archival images and full-color photographs, Classic Harley-Davidson provides a comprehensive history of America’s favorite motorcycle. Every era is featured, from 1903’s motorized bicycle to the roadburners we know and love today. Combines Wagner’s Classic Harley-Davidson 1903-1941 and Girdler’s Harley Davidson Motorcycles from MBI's best-selling paperback Enthusiast Color Series into one value-priced hardcover book that makes a great gift and introduction to this legendary company and motorcycle.

Harley-Davidson Police Motorcycles

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Author: Robert Genat,Robin Genat

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760300664

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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Traces the evolution of Harley-Davidson's two-wheeled cruisers, from the first police motorcycles of the teens to the comeback of the eighties and nineties. Illus.

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

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Author: Rick Schunk

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1610586611

Category: Transportation

Page: 272

View: 3112

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.

Donny's Unauthorized Technical Guide to Harley Davidson 1936 to Present

Volume II: Performancing the Twin Cam

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Author: Donny Petersen

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595627978

Category: Reference

Page: 740

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Donny is the Winner of the 2012 International Book Awards. Donny Petersen offers the real deal in performancing your Harley-Davidson Twin Cam. Graphics, pictures, and charts guide the reader on a sure-footed journey to a thorough H-D Twin Cam performance understanding. Petersen's insight makes technical issues understandable even for the novice. Donny simply explains what unfailingly works in performancing the Twin Cam. This is the second volume of Petersen's long-awaited Donny's Unauthorized Technical Guide to Harley Davidson 1936 to Present. This twelve-volume series by the dean of motorcycle technology examines the theory, design, and practical aspects of Twin Cam performance. Donny studied privately with Harley-Davidson engineers, having worked on Harleys for over 35 years. He founded Toronto's Heavy Duty Cycles in 1974, North America's premier motorcycle shop. Donny has ridden hundreds of performanced Shovels, Evos, and Twin Cams across four continents doing all of his own roadside repairs. He has acquired his practical knowledge the hard way. Donny has the privilege of sharing his performance secrets the easy way. Donny will walk you through detailed performancing procedures like headwork, turbo-supercharging, nitrous, big-inch Harleys and completing simple hop-up procedures like air breathers, exhausts, and ignition modifications. Donny Petersen feels honored to share the wealth of his motorcycle knowledge and technical expertise.

The Complete Harley-Davidson

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Author: Tod Rafferty

Publisher: Crestline

ISBN: 0760303266

Category: Transportation

Page: 159

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Arranged chronologically, presents a history of every major motorcycle model produced by the legendary company since 1903

Harley-Davidson Buyer's Guide

1984-2011

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Author: Peter Gantriis,Dain Gingerelli

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760338599

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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Perhaps the greatest appeal of the motorcycles that Harley-Davidson manufactures is that they are not throwaway machines. With proper care and maintenance, a modern Harley can outlive its owner. Most of the Harley-Davidson motorcycles built over the past 25 years are still on the road, which means there are many, many used Harleys bought and sold every day. This book provides a practical guide to purchasing the most common Harleys on the used-bike market: the aluminum-engine machines built since 1984, the Evolutions (Sportsters and Big Twins), Twin Cams, and liquid-cooled Revolution bikes (the V-Rod models). These are the bikes being bought and sold, and these are the motorcycles most widely used as daily riders. Harley-Davidson Buyer’s Guide provides everything a reader needs to know to purchase a sound, reliable, enjoyable Harley-Davidson Big Twin motorcycle.

The Heroes of Harley-Davidson

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Author: Ed Youngblood

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760315958

Category: Transportation

Page: 156

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One-hundred years of Harley-Davidson is often reduced to a tale of a machines. Equally fascinating, and often overlooked, are the men and women behind the machines. The Harley and Davidson founder, the engineers, the racers, the designers, the dealers, the flesh-and-blood heroes made the company and the bikes the success they are today. This book was written in cooperation with the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum to accompany an exhibit that opened in 2003. After a brief introduction, the book is divided into three sections; 1. Heroes of H-D; 2. Exhibition catalog; 3. H-D historical overview.