Donny’s Unauthorized Technical Guide to Harley-Davidson, 1936 to Present: Volume V: Part II of II—The Shovelhead: 1966 to 1985

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iUniverse, Feb 12, 2013 - Transportation - 748 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

Identifying the Shovelhead Models
1
Shovelhead Specifications Maintenance and Troubleshooting
29
Shovelhead Vibration
107
Shovelhead Fuel Delivery
153
Shovelhead Engine Lubrication
265
Shovelhead Electrics
401
Front Forks and Shocks
585
Brakes
603
Wheels
637
Tires
649
Sundry Squeaks Specifications and Such
661
Why is the Shovelhead Better?
701
Acronyms
707
Author Biography
713
1966 to 1985
715
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