Monthly Archives: October 2012

Classic Harley Tech – Rebuilding Motorcycle Magneto – Mechanical Components & The Cam

This and all previous installments in this series are posted here, with permission of the author who requests anonymity. MECHANICAL COMPONENTS (CONTINUED): The CamAlthough a Harley-Davidson is a “45-degree V-twin,” the HT leads of the Bosch ZEV magneto don’t fire … Continue reading

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20 Most Interesting & Significant Class Harleys Pre-1980

I am curious what people feel are the 20 most significant and interesting classic Harleys pre-1980. I am not referring only to the most valuable or rare Harleys, but significant and interesting. For example, in my list I might include a 1936 … Continue reading

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1920s Classic Harley JE Motorcycle Project

I do not know the seller, but I have been offered what my pal Jim Babchak calls a “ham & eggs” Harley project made up of mostly real Harley parts but from different years and sometimes models. As best I can … Continue reading

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Classic Motorcycle Magneto Tech Continued – Mechanical Components

This series of tech updates on rebuilding and/or restoring a classic motorcycle magneto is shared with permission of the author who has asked to remain anonymous. Since the electrical issues seem to be under control, it’s time to turn to … Continue reading

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TESTS AND REPAIRS OF THE CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE MAGNETO ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS (CONTINUED):

As with all previous articles on this topic, this series of articles is published anonymously by the author and with his or her permission.   Brush Spring Pressure In addition to hardness, spring pressure is the other important parameter for … Continue reading

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Classic Motorcycle Magneto Tests & Repairs Of The Electrical Components (Continued) Brush Spring Repairs

This series of articles is shared with permission of the author who wishes to remain anonymous.   In addition to hardness, spring pressure is the other important parameter for a brush. I determined from measurements of the depth of the … Continue reading

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Rubber Ducky Floats For Linkert Motorcycle Carburetors

All of us who actually ride our old Harley motorcycles are facing a real and on going issue with how much damage today’s pump gas is doing to the old Linkert carburetors and the floats in them. After trying various … Continue reading

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1929 Harley JDH Two Cam Motorcycle Cannonball Classic Harley Video

Here is a video shot of me discussing and showing my 1929 Harley JDH in Newburgh, NY. It was the day before we left on the 2012 Motorcycle Cannonball coast to coast ride. We rode our 1929 or older motorcycles nearly 4,000 … Continue reading

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TESTS AND REPAIRS OF THE ELECTRICAL MOTORCYCLE MAGNETO COMPONENTS (CONTINUED):

This is the latest installment of the on-going series of articles on overhauling a classic motorcycle magneto like a Bosch ZEV. As requested by the author this is published anonymously.   Reassembling the Armature Although I have every reason to expect … Continue reading

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1972 Harley-Davidson XR750TT Classic Harley Road Racer

One of the top European concours d’elégance shows is the Salon Privé. It’s held on the manicured lawns of Syon Park, just outside London, and is more than a petrolhead paradise—it’s also one of the top events on the English social calendar. … Continue reading

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