The Big Book of Harley-Davidson

Centennial Edition


Author: Thomas Bolfert

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760314462

Category: Transportation

Page: 316

View: 333

aChronicles America's sole remaining motorcycle manufacturer, and the historical framework in which it prevailed for nearly nine decades.

The Big Book of Harley Davidson


Author: Albert Saladini,Pascal Szymezak

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788880959847

Category: Harley-Davidson motorcycle

Page: 526

View: 1839

Brings together the best about Harley-Davidson.

The Big Book of Harley-Davidson Horsepower

Evolution, Twin-CAM, and V-Rod


Author: Tom Murphy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781884313547

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

View: 9572

Want to make your Harley run harder? Does your bagger grunt instead of go when the hill gets steep? Or, do you fancy dining on a crotch rocket or two? Whether you have an Evo, TC88, or V-Rod, this book will show you just how to extract the maximum performance from your V-Twin. Performance modifications are arranged in co-ordinated packages -- improvements to intake, exhaust, cams, ignition, and displacement -- changes that work well together. They range from a set of simple bolt-on modifications up to big-inch racers. The packages start with Stage One, bolt-on improvements that are economical and convenient to apply, but will give your machine noticeably better driveability and punch. Advancing to Stage Two may require some machine work, but you'll be rewarded with greater performance improvement. Stage Three engines -- 100 cubic inches and up -- lead to 100+ horsepower, with ground-ripping performance! The ultimate performance modifications include turbocharging, supercharging, nitrous oxide, and exotic fuels -- both alcohol and nitromethane. There's something for everyone, even the true speed junkie. To handle the increased power, this book also describes modifications to suspension and chassis and a drag racer's primer. A convenient list of sources for aftermarket parts lets you get started quickly with your own project. Numerous colour photographs of bikes, parts, and racing bring the text to life. Covers: Evolution, Twin-Cam, and V-Rod engines. Modification packages match intake, exhaust, cams, ignition, and displacement for best performance; Choose Stage One through Stage Three modifications, according to your performance objectives; Turbocharging, supercharging, nitrous oxide, and special fuels.

The Complete Harley-Davidson


Author: Tod Rafferty

Publisher: Crestline

ISBN: 0760303266

Category: Transportation

Page: 159

View: 1547

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

Rebuilding the Brand

How Harley-Davidson Became King of the Road


Author: Clyde Fessler

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1621534227

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

View: 5070

In the early 1980s, Harley-Davidson was on the verge of bankruptcy. In the general public's opinion, quality was substandard—of both motorcycles and riders. Harleys leaked oil and were often broken down. Riders were roughnecks, out to raise hell. The Harley-Davidson brand was tarnished. What s more, the charges were true. By the mid-1980s, Harley couldn't produce enough bikes to keep the public happy. Dealers were selling bikes off the showroom floor, struggling to assuage customers frustration. And today, Harley-Davidson is a model brand. Harley-Davidson isn't just a motorcycle company anymore. It is a community, a look, a source of self-expression, an all-American appeal for freedom—all expressed in one little logo. So, what happened? How did Harley manage to pull itself from the fire, brush itself off, and ride off into the sunset? The secret: branding. Histories will tell you how Harley-Davidson closed the quality gap between Hogs and the cheaper, faster, sleeker Japanese bikes; how Harley used Japanese manufacturing methods to increase its cash flow; how Harley clawed its way back from the brink of bankruptcy. All these aspects were important to Harley s rise from the ashes, no doubt, and as such are discussed in this book. But the true power of the big, beautiful, orange and black machine that is Harley-Davidson lies in its image, the Bar and Shield, the brand. Rebuilding the Brand: How Harley-Davidson Became King of the Road is the story of how a core group led a team of not only marketing folks but also employees, management, dealers, and vendors to rebuild the Harley-Davidson image. Told through the perspective of Clyde Fessler—who held several positions within Harley, from head of marketing services to VP of business development—Rebuilding the Brand provides dynamic branding information couched in an entertaining story. Fessler describes the methods used to create the iconic image Harley-Davidson enjoys today, methods that can be translated to nearly any industry, and explores the topics of brand experience, brand personality, brand extension, brand association, brand consistency, and brand welfare. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Harley-Davidson in the 1960s


Author: Allan Girdler,Jeff Hackett

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760310588

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 2474

Harleys are a way of life, and this book chronicles the classic motorcycles of the 1960s and their technology. 80 color photos.

The Big Book of Car Culture

The Armchair Guide to Automotive Americana


Author: James Hinckley,Jim Hinckley,Jon G. Robinson

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760319659

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

View: 6213

A collection of information and photographs about Americans' passion for automobiles.


The American Motorcycle


Author: Allan Girdler,Ron Hussey

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780879386030

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 6056

Traces the history of the Harley-Davidson, and shows and describes each major model from the 1909 model 5 to the current FXRS Sport


The Complete History


Author: Darwin Holmstrom

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760350000

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

View: 4781

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 Sportster

Sixty Years


Author: Allan Girdler

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760352186

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

View: 9702

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 Big Twins

FL, FX/Softail and Dyna Series. 1340cc, 1450cc, 1584cc 1984-2010


Author: Peter Henshaw

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845843037

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

View: 6103

Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from the author's years of Harley-Davidson experience, learn how to spot a bad bike quickly, and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right bike at the right price!

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


Author: Rick Schunk

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760343403

Category: Transportation

Page: 272

View: 8138

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.

The Big Book of Library Grant Money


Author: N.A

Publisher: American Library Association


Category: Library fund raising

Page: 1507

View: 8176

Profiles of ... private and corporate foundations and direct corporate givers receptive to library grant proposals.

The Heroes of Harley-Davidson


Author: Ed Youngblood

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760315958

Category: Transportation

Page: 156

View: 3761

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.

The Classic Harley-Davidson

A Celebration of America's Legendary Motorcycles


Author: Martin Norris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781859675045

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

View: 4971

The Harley-Davidson motorcycle has evolved f rom humble beginnings as a backyard experiment to become the universal symbol of freedom. This text contains a unique co llection of photos, accompanied by descriptions of the motor cycle''s design. '

The Big Book O' Beer

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Greatest Beverage on Earth


Author: Duane Swierczynski

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 9781931686495

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

View: 2903

Presents facts, figures, history, and trivia on the art, science, and lore of beer and its brewing.