Harley-Davidson Sportster

Sixty Years

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Author: Allan Girdler

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760352186

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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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.

Harley-Davidson Sportster Performance Handbook

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Author: Buzz Buzzelli

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760323533

Category: Transportation

Page: 239

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For Harley-Davidson aficionados, the very name Sportster conjures an image of a fire-breathing mechanical beast scorching the world’s tarmacan image the Sportster itself often does not live up to. Straight from the factory, in its standard form, the Sportster routinely proves an entry-level motorcycle providing a relatively tame ride. This book aims to change all that and to show every Sportster rider how to free the beast in his or her bike. With expert, detailed advice on the proper mechanical massaging and plenty of helpful diagrams and photos this updated, third edition of Buzz Buzzelli's best-selling handbook shows how the Sportster can be transformed into the superbike of old. Including a history of the Sportster from its birth in 1957 to the recent introduction of a new engine (only the third in its long life), this book has everything it takes to open up the gates of hell and give the Sportster its head.

Harley-Davidson Sportster Hop-Up & Customizing Guide

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Author: Todd Zallaps

Publisher: Wolfgang Productions

ISBN: 9781935828952

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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The book presents two, start-to-finish builds, one done on an Ironhead, and one on an Evo Sportster. From the initial disassembly to the mock up, paint and reassembly, all the steps are here, including engine work and hop-ups.

Harley-Davidson Sportster '70 to '13

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Author: Editors of Haynes Manuals

Publisher: Haynes Manuals N. America, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781620922262

Category: Transportation

Page: 264

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Complete coverage for your Harley-Davidson Sportster for 1970 thru 2013 covering XL, XLH, XLCH, XLS and XLX with 883/1000/1100 and 1200 engines (Does not include XR-1000 engine information or 2009-on XR models): --Routine Maintenance and servicing --Tune-up procedures --Engine, clutch and transmission repair --Cooling system --Fuel and exhaust --Ignition and electrical systems --Brakes, wheels and tires --Steering, suspension and final drive --Frame and bodywork --Wiring diagrams --Reference Section With a Haynes manual, you can do it yourselfâ?¿from simple maintenance to basic repairs. Haynes writes every book based on a complete teardown of the motorcycle. We learn the best ways to do a job and that makes it quicker, easier and cheaper for you. Our books have clear instructions and hundreds of photographs that show each step. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, you can save big with Haynes! --Step-by-step procedures --Easy-to-follow photos --Complete troubleshooting section --Valuable short cuts --Model history and pre-ride checks in color --Color spark plug diagnosis and wiring diagrams --Tools & workshop tips section in color

Harley-Davidson Sportster/Buell Engine Hop-Up Guide

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Author: Kip Woodring

Publisher: Wolfgang Productions

ISBN: 9781929133093

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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From four-speed Evos to five-speed Buells, this book is the Bible for Sportster performance. Whether your intent is to improve the existing factory parts or install something from the aftermarket, author Kip Woodring explains not just which parts to buy, but why. Fourteen chapters cover: History, Planning, Exhaust, Induction, Ignition, Charging and Starting, Gearing, Valvetrain, Cams, Heads, Cylinders and Pistons, Flywheels, Oil, Transmissions and Clutches. Not just another hop-up manual, the Sportster/Buell Engine Hop Up Guide includes an in-depth analysis of important topics left out of other books. Issues like oil and oil friction, combustion-chamber design, camshaft trade-offs, valvegear weight and much more. Well illustrated, this black & white Sportster/Buell book from Wolfgang Publications includes over 200 illustrations on 144 pages.

Harley-Davidson XL/XLH Sportster 1986-2003

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Author: Mike Morlan,Steve Thomas,Steve Amos

Publisher: Clymer Repair Manuals

ISBN: 9781599691497

Category: Reference

Page: 640

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XLH883, XL883R, XLH1100, XL/XLH1200

Harley-Davidson Sportster

'70 to '10

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Author: John H Haynes

Publisher: Haynes Manuals N. America, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781620921487

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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Complete coverage for your Harley-Davidson Sportster for 1970 thru 2010 covering XL, XLH, XLCH, XLS and XLX with 883/1000/1100 and 1200 engines (Does not include XR-1000 engine information or 2009-on XR models): --Routine Maintenance and servicing --Tune-up procedures --Engine, clutch and transmission repair --Cooling system --Fuel and exhaust --Ignition and electrical systems --Brakes, wheels and tires --Steering, suspension and final drive --Frame and bodywork --Wiring diagrams --Reference Section With a Haynes manual, you can do it yourselfâ?¿from simple maintenance to basic repairs. Haynes writes every book based on a complete teardown of the motorcycle. We learn the best ways to do a job and that makes it quicker, easier and cheaper for you. Our books have clear instructions and hundreds of photographs that show each step. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, you can save big with Haynes! --Step-by-step procedures --Easy-to-follow photos --Complete troubleshooting section --Valuable short cuts --Model history and pre-ride checks in color --Color spark plug diagnosis and wiring diagrams --Tools & workshop tips section in color

Harley-Davidson XL Sportster 2014-2017 Clymer Repair Manual

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Author: Clymer Publications

Publisher: Haynes Manuals N. America, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781620922309

Category: Transportation

Page: 592

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With the help of the Harley-Davidson XL Sportster 2014-2017 Clymer Repair Manual in your toolbox, you will be able to maintain, service and repair your motorcycle to extend its life for years to come. Each Clymer manual provides specific and detailed instructions for performing everything from basic maintenance and troubleshooting to a complete overhaul of the vehicle. Do-it-yourselfers will find this service and repair manual more comprehensive than the factory manual, making it an indispensable part of their tool box. The language used in this Clymer repair manual is targeted toward the novice mechanic, but is also very valuable for the experienced mechanic. The service manual by Clymer is an authoritative piece of DIY literature and should provide you the confidence you need to get the job done and save money too. Chapter 1: General Information Chapter 2: Troubleshooting Chapter 3: Lubrication & Routine Maintenance Chapter 4: Engine Top End Chapter 5: Engine Lower End Chapter 6: Primary Drive, Clutch & External Shift Mechanism Chapter 7: Transmission & Internal Shift Mechanism Chapter 8: Engine Management System Chapter 9: Electical System Chapter 10: Wheels, Tires & Drivebelt Chapter 11: Front Suspension & Steering Chapter 12: Rear Suspension Chapter 13: Brakes Chapter 14: Body Chapter 15: Index Chapter 16: Color Wiring Diagrams

101 Harley-Davidson Performance Projects

For Evolution Big Twins and Sportsters

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Author: Kenna Love,Kip Woodring

Publisher: MotorBooks International

ISBN: 9780760303702

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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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 Sportster

'70 to '10

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Author: John Haynes

Publisher: Haynes Manuals N. America, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781563928475

Category: Transportation

Page: 228

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Haynes manuals are written specifically for the do-it-yourselfer, yet are complete enough to be used by professional mechanics. Since 1960 Haynes has produced manuals written from hands-on experience based on a vehicle teardown with hundreds of photos and illustrations, making Haynes the world leader in automotive repair information.

Donny’S Unauthorized Technical Guide to Harley-Davidson, 1936 to Present

Volume Vi: the Ironhead Sportster: 1957 to 1985

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Author: Donny Petersen

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1532008104

Category: Transportation

Page: 1056

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Donny Petersen feels honored to share the wealth of his motorcycle knowledge and technical expertise. He offers the real deal in understanding the Harley-Davidson. He gives workable solutions for whatever ails the 1957 to 1985 H-D (Ironhead) Sportster. Graphics, pictures, and charts guide the reader on a sure-footed journey to a thorough understanding. Donny intersperses the technical explanations with entertaining true stories of the hard core lifestyle of these years including The Wild One, Easyriders, the Birth of Hog, Willie G., Steppenwolf, Evil Knevil, the reviled AMF, 1%ers, and who could forget Elvis Presley. Petersens insight makes technical issues understandable even for the novice. This is the eighth volume of twelve of Donnys technical series. Petersen is the dean of motorcycle technology. Donny examines the theory, design, and mechanical aspects of the Ironhead Sportster. Donny has ridden hundreds of Harleys across four continents doing all of his own roadside repairs. He has acquired his practical knowledge the hard way. Donny Petersen has the privilege of sharing his technical secrets with easy understanding. He will walk you through detailed mechanical procedures concerning the power train, electrical, fuel delivery, ignition, and the gear head favorite subject of oil and lubrication.

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

Small AC Generator Service Manual

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Author: Clymer Publications Staff,Primedia

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780892878116

Category: Electric generators

Page: 591

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"Covers XLH 883 cc (1991-2002) and XLH 1200 cc (1991-2002)--p.4 of cover.

Harley-Davidson Sportsters 1965-76 Performance Portfolio

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Author: R.M. Clarke

Publisher: Brooklands Books Limited

ISBN: 9781855204041

Category: Transportation

Page: 140

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Reprinted articles from major magazines Modern Cycle, Cycle World, Motorcyclist and others deal specifically with Harley-Davidson Sportsters, including XL, XLH, XLCH, 833cc, 1000cc, and XR-750 models. Volume contains road and comparison tests, specs, model introductions, and performance data.