When it comes to collector motorcycles, ne holds the allure of the classic Harley-Davidson Big Twins built from 1936 to 1964 but owning and maintaining these tempermental machines provides endless challenges. 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 startto-finish instruction for each operation necessary for the repair and restoration of a classic Harley-Davidson Big Twin.
Rick Schunk (Bloomington, MN) is an antique bike enthusiast and mechanic. In addition to his wrenching skills, he was the longtime editor for the Antique Motorcycle Club of America's magazine as well as past president of its Minnesota chapter.