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

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

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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 a€c solutions to fix the Shovelheada€™s teething problems; a€c Harleya€™s responses to ongoing problematic aspects of vibration, as well as the aftermarketa€™s cures; a€c tips on working with the Shovelheada€™s carburetors and five ignitions; starter and charging systems, electrical switches, circuit breakers, and relays; and a€c 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.On later Shovelheads, oil should also be changed in Fall or Spring unless overlapping one of the mileage specific oil and filter changes. Confusing? Yes, somewhat but I took these specifications from four different manuals. Internally, theanbsp;...

Title:Donny’s Unauthorized Technical Guide to Harley-Davidson, 1936 to Present
Author:Donny Petersen
Publisher:iUniverse - 2013-02-12


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