"When 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, and most examples are far from pristine restorations, requiring periodic rebuilding and even restoration. The rebuilding and restoring of these machines is not so much a defined task as a never-ending process. This book will serve to guide owners through that process.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, from chassis to bodywork, from wheel to wheel. Through step-by-step photography and thoughtful, informative instruction, the reader will learn how to disassemble a chassis, repair a fork, lace a wire wheel, and paint the major parts for any restoration. It will provide thorough instruction on repairing, overhauling, and restoring all major components, such as the engine, transmission, and electrical system.With thorough text and detailed photography, this book provides start-to-finish instruction for each operation necessary for the repair and restoration of a classic Harley-Davidson Big Twin"-- Provided by publisher.
"Veteran motorcycle repairman Rick Schunk walks readers through comprehensive repair and restoration of classic Harley-Davidson knucklehead-and panhead-style motorcycles (1936-1965)"--Provided by publisher"-- Provided by publisher.
A brief history and some basics
Chassis, wheels, brakes, front ends, handlebars, controls, and stands
Transmission and clutch
Gas and oil tanks, lines, carburetors, and exhaust systems
Electrical systems, dash, speedometer, lights, and horns
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