Author: Greg Field
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Release Date: 2016-11-21
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.
Donny Petersen, who studied privately with Harley-Davidson engineers, shares practical knowledge and street-wise tips in the fifth volume of his unauthorized guide on the best motorcycle maker in the world. Written in straightforward language, this guide can help even a motorcycle novice to become an expert mechanic by following Donnys step-by-step instructions. Whether youre looking for detailed service procedures such as fitting engine bearings or simple tips on maintenance, Donny is eager to share the expertise hes stockpiled on the Shovelhead over the last forty years. Donny shares real stories so you can find solutions to whatever is ailing your Shovelhead. Resolve teething problems, troubleshoot problematic aspects of the engine, and fix whatever comes up with various models. Gear ratios, torque multiplication, and H-D and aftermarket tools of the day are prominent in the guide, which even includes information on tools Donny invented himself to make your life easier. Get the specifications for tightening all the Shovelhead fasteners and adjustments to mechanisms on various models. In his usual forthright manner, Donny makes technical issues understandable, interspersing explanations with entertaining stories about the hard core lifestyle that comes with being a Harley rider.
The colorful history of Harley-Davidson covering the inter-war years to the latest lines of Harley-Davidson production. For street, strip, and track, all the great bikes from every decade are profiled with plenty of specs and color photos. Knuckleheads, Fat Boys, Electra Glides, military versions, police models, even limited production models. Sftbd., 8 7/8"x 12", 160 pgs., 150 color ill.
Author: David K. Wright
Publisher: Cartech Incorporated
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Business & Economics
Harley-Davidson: A name that brings a smile to anyone who loves American motorcycles. For 100 years, that name has been synonymous with freedom, open roads, raw power and good times, and the Milwaukee motorcycles have spawned legions of fans world-wide who are fiercely loyal to their V-twin-powered machines and the company that built them. Since 1903, the Harley-Davidson Motor Company has endured wars, recessions, depressions, strikes, buyouts and buybacks, foreign competition, and ever-changing markets. It has survived all that, and thrived. Harley is now stronger than it's ever been, and shows no sign of slowing down.
Subtitled: A Pictorial Celebration of the First 95 Years. This special volume commemorates the 95th anniversary of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. Having survived an onslaught of competitors, Harley-Davidson stands alone as a purveyor of famous America