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Donny S Unauthorized Technical Guide To Harley Davidson 1936 To Present

Author: Donny Petersen
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1532008104
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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.

Donny S Unauthorized Technical Guide To Harley Davidson 1936 To Present

Author: Donny Petersen
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450267726
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Volume I: The Twin Cam is the updated first volume of Petersen's long-awaited Donny's Unauthorized Technical Guide to Harley-Davidson, 1936 to Present series. This twelve-volume series by the dean of motorcycle technology examines the theory, design, and practical aspects of all things Harley-Davidson.

Donny S Unauthorized Technical Guide To Harley Davidson 1936 To Present

Author: Donny Petersen
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595627978
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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.

Harley Davidson Sportster

Author: Allan Girdler
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760352186
Size: 40.56 MB
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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

Author: Buzz Buzzelli
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780760323533
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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.

Donny S Unauthorized Technical Guide To Harley Davidson 1936 To Present

Author: Donny Petersen
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491737298
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Do you want to make your Harley-Davidson run faster? Author Donny Petersen, with more than forty years of experience working on and designing Harleys, shows you how to make anything from mild to wild enhancements to your bike. He progresses from inexpensive power increases to every level of increased torque and horsepower. With graphics, pictures, and charts, Donny's Unauthorized Technical Guide to Harley-Davidson, 1936 to Present offers the real deal in performancing your Harley-Davidson Evolution and guides you on a sure-footed journey to a thorough H-D Evolution performance understanding. This volume examines the theory, design, and practical aspects of Evolution performance; provides insight into technical issues; and explains what works and what doesn't in performancing the Evolution. He walks you through detailed procedures such as headwork, turbo-supercharging, nitrous, big-inch Harleys, and completing simple hop-up procedures like air breathers, exhausts, and ignition modifications. In easy-to-understand terms, Donny's Unauthorized Technical Guide to Harley-Davidson, 1936 to Present shares performance secrets and provides clear guidance into what works, what does not, and what's just okay with performancing the Harley Evolution power train.

Harley Davidson Sportsters 1965 76 Performance Portfolio

Author: R.M. Clarke
Publisher: Brooklands Books Limited
ISBN: 9781855204041
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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.

Donny S Unauthorized Technical Guide To Harley Davidson 1936 To Present

Author: Donny Petersen
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475973616
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In this second part of his fifth volume on Harley-Davidsons motorcycles, Donny Petersen, who studied privately with Harley-Davidson engineers, shares practical knowledge and streetwise tips on the Shovelhead motorcycle. Donny presents what Harley-Davidson has to say through the myriad of service bulletins back in the day in everyday language. He also uses his extensive practical experience to constructively critique the official line, offers additional hard-earned information, and then shares what he does to his own bikes. He provides • solutions to fix the Shovelhead’s teething problems; • Harley’s responses to ongoing problematic aspects of vibration, as well as the aftermarket’s cures; • tips on working with the Shovelhead’s carburetors and five ignitions; starter and charging systems, electrical switches, circuit breakers, and relays; and • best practices for lubrication, as well as the progression of front forks and shocks, brakes, wheels, and tires. Written in straightforward language, this guide offers step-by-step instructions to help all levels of enthusiasts, from novices to expert mechanics. In his usual forthright manner, Donny makes technical issues understandable, interspersing explanations with entertaining stories about the lifestyle that comes with being a Harley rider.

Donny S Unauthorized Technical Guide To Harley Davidson 1936 To Present

Author: Donny Petersen
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781450208192
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Donny is the Winner of the 2012 International Book Awards. Donny Petersen has been educating motorcycle enthusiasts about Harley-Davidson bikes for years. Now, he has combined all his knowledge into a twelve-volume series masterpiece and this third book is one that every rider will treasure. Petersen, who has studied privately with Harley-Davidson engineers and has spent thirty-six years working on motorcycles, is sharing all of his secrets! As the founder of Toronto’s Heavy Duty Cycles in 1974, North America’s premier motorcycle shop, the dean of motorcycle technology teaches about the theory, design, and mechanical aspects of Harleys. In this third volume, discover: 1. How to identify the Evolution models. 2. Why the Evolution models are better. 3. Everything you need to know about engines. 4. Troubleshooting every facet of the Evolution. And so much more! The Harley-Davidson Evolution The Japanese had more than quality. Their arsenal included acceleration and speed combining with good braking and handling. They could design, tool-up and build a new motorcycle in a mere eighteen months. The flavor of the day could easily be accomplished with this organizational skill and dexterity. On top of this they had lower prices. The Gang of 13 took over a failing company or did they? By 1982, Harley-Davidson sales went into a tailspin with plunging production. The USA was in a deep recession. Adding to the perfect storm was the flood of Asian imports that many believe were being sold in the U.S. below their manufactured costs. Whether this was true or not, how did a small country a half-world away manufacture a quality product that was faster, handled better, and was less expensive? Furthermore, these import motorcycles were more functional. Well, of course they did because USA motorcycle manufacturing offered old clunker styling that was slower, did not handle well, and broke down all the time! And for all of this, Harley-Davidson’s cost more. Insulting if one thinks about it. It is not that the Evolution was that good relative to their competitors because in my opinion it was not. However, the Evolution was stellar relative to what went before. I was a loyal Shovelhead rider, necessarily becoming a mechanic along the way. I like the rest of my ilk would never consider riding any other product. I did not care that a Honda might be functionally better, less expensive, and not require my newfound mechanical skills. Honda simply did not give what my psyche craved. Importantly, H-D dropped its lackadaisical attitude towards copyright infringement, particularly with knock-off products. Harley-Davidson became extremely aggressive against the counterfeiting of their trademarks. It licensed use of its logos with all manner merchandise that was embraced by mainstream America followed by the world including the Japanese. H-D then saw the birth of HOG, the most successful marketing and loyalty campaign in the annals of corporate sustenance. The world embraced this pasteurized version of the outlaw subculture. You might meet the nicest people on a Honda but Harley riders are all about cool. They adapt a pseudo-outlaw lifestyle that emulates freedom and individualism. They spend much of their time adopting one charity or another to prove they really aren’t bad. Many charities benefitted greatly during the Harley boom. Can these riders be contesting the Honda mantra of niceness? The previous owners AMF deserve much credit for the success of Harley-Davidson. They gave the Gang of 13 a platform from, which to launch. These new guys were brighter than bright. They put a management team together that knew no bounds in success. I am sure that Marketing 101 in every business school teaches and will continue to teach their brilliant story. Harley-Davidson became the epitome of American manufacturing and marketing, the darling of capitalism at its finest. Think about it! How could a rusty old manufacturer whose time had drifted by reach such pinnacles of success? Well, H-D had a little help along the way with two main sociological factors: 1. The post World War II baby boom, the aging bulge in American demographics looking for adventure and whatever (safely) came their way. 2. A generation that worked hard; raised families and then looked back at what they had missed in their youth. Harley-Davidson embodied the freedom and adventure they lacked. Harley-Davidson was granted two decades, in which to plan a lasting and viable future. It sought to be the motorcycle of mainstream America. The world would follow. This venerable company almost pulled it off. The Motor Company updated technology both in their manufacturing venue and in the product itself. H-D balanced on a near-impossible fulcrum, maintaining tradition on one side and complying with environmental dictates on the other. The Evolution’s successor, the air-cooled Twin Cam introduced in 1999 with great success. H-D continued to grow and prosper. I have always viewed the Twin Cam as a transitional model embracing the past but leading into a future of overhead cams and water jackets. The new H-D V-Rod’s technological marvels are a wonderful attempt but as much as the Factory hoped, mainstream Harley riders did not take the bait en masse. After all they had their psychological needs. These attempts did not prevent dark clouds from appearing on the horizon: 1. Inexorably, the post World War II baby boom’s bulge has grown older, losing interest in reclaiming youth with interests shifting elsewhere. Who is to take over this downsizing market? Who will be left to support the Motor Company in the style it has become accustomed? 2. In my humble opinion, the masters of marketing did not fill the coming void of consumers. I think H-D is good at pretty much everything except lowering prices for the incoming generations. Nor have they developed affordable and desirable product lines for the youth. Certainly, the Factory began to enjoy economies of scale in manufacturing. I for one do not think they have used their profits wisely for continued prosperity. Will I continue to ride a Harley at age 62? Sure I will but I was riding them before they became cool. I am not a dentist looking for a safe walk on the wild side or a movie star acquiring the in-bauble of the day. The Evolution motorcycle saved the Hog’s bacon but a new savior is now required.

Harley Davidson Sportster Hop Up Customizing Guide

Author: Todd Zallaps
Publisher: Wolfgang Productions
ISBN: 9781935828952
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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.