Monthly Archives: November 2012

1936 Harley VLH Classic Motorcycle Project

I am down at Wheels Through Time museum in Maggie Valley, NC with my friends Dale and Matt Walksler as well as John Dills and others. Our goal is to work over my mostly stock and original (except paint) 1936 Harley VLH. I … Continue reading

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Classic Harley Tech: Final Article On How To Rebuild a Bosch ZEV Magneto

This is the final article in this series on rebuilding a Bosch ZEV motorcycle magneto. We hope this has been helpful to those of us interested in such matters. With the author’s permission, we have identified him at the end of this article. … Continue reading

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Classic 1926 Harley Motorcycle Road Racer

I posted a photo recently of an 8-valve Harley racer, here is a photo I found of a 1926 factory works Harley road racer. Note this keystone frame is unusual in that is holds a gearbox for roadracing. It also … Continue reading

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Rare Harley 8-Valve Classic Motorcycle Racer

Seldom do we get to see a real Harley factory racer of this quality. I stumbled over it on Facebook and wanted to share it here on this Classic-Harley.info blog. I believe this rare motorcycle is one of two 8-valve … Continue reading

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Classic Harley Motorcycle Tech: Rebuilding a Bosch ZEV Magneto – Final Tests

This is the next from last article in this series reposted with the permission of the author, who has asked to remain anonymous. FINAL TESTS: Finally, we’re in the home stretch. This Bosch ZEV magneto has passed all my electrical … Continue reading

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Classic Harley Tech: Bosch ZEV Magneto Reassembly, Remagnetizing & Extended Stress Tests (Continued):

As with all the articles in this series on rebuilding a Bosch ZEV magneto, this one is reposted with permission of the author, who requested we not share his name. Long-Term Tester The reason for conducting an extended test is that, assuming … Continue reading

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Basic Pre Ride Motorcycle Check For My 1936 Harley EL Knucklehead

For various reasons I am not able to ride each of my classic motorcycles as much as I’d like to, and sometimes it is months between rides on a specific classic Harley. So I have a basic pre-ride check schedule I go … Continue reading

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Classic Harley Tech – Rebuilding Bosch ZEV Magneto Stress Tests

This latest installment on rebuilding a classic Harley style Bosch ZEV magneto is reposted with permission of the author who wishes to remain anonymous. REASSEMBLY, REMAGNETIZING, AND EXTENDED STRESS TESTS (CONTINUED):StrobotacI normally run long-term magneto tests at 2000 rpm (4000 … Continue reading

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Classic Harley Tech – Rebuilding a Motorcycle Magneto – Reassembly, Remagnetizing & More

This series of articles is reported here with the permission of the author who as asked to remain anonymous. REASSEMBLY, REMAGNETIZING, AND EXTENDED STRESS TESTS:   Finally, this Bosch ZEV magneto is ready to go back together. After cleaning off the … Continue reading

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