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Harley-Davidson FL Touring - Panhead, Shovelhead: manuals

A service manual on your Harley-Davidson FL Touring Panhead or Shovelhead (1948-1984)? Here are Haynes and other service and manuals on Harley-Davidson. They provide detailed instructions to solve technical problems yourself and to repair or replace parts.

Harley-Davidson Model WLA - Technical Manual (TM 9-879)

Based on the civilian WL model, Harley-Davidson's WLA ("A" for "Army") motorcycle was first produced in 1940. It would remain in production through 1945, and eventually over 90, 000 were delivered for use in all theaters of WWII.
Like the WL, the WLA was equipped with a 45 cubic inch (740 cc) flathead high compression engine and a rugged frame. Military modifications included blackout lights, fenders without traditional sides (to reduce mud clogging), an air cleaner to facilitate off-road use and easy maintenance, and a crankcase breather that enabled the fording of water obstacles.
The motorcycle typically was also equipped with leg protectors, a skid plate, leather rifle or machine gun scabbard, an ammunition box, radio or luggage rack, and a windscreen.

This U.S. Army technical manual TM 9-879 was created in 1943 for the men who operated and serviced the WLA in the field. In its pages you will find a description of the motorcycle, and information regarding its use and care.
Originally classified "restricted", this manual was declassified long ago and is reprinted here in its entirety.

Author:U.S. Army War Department
Specs:216 pages, 23 x 15.5 cm / 9.1 x 6.1 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings
Publisher:Periscope Film (USA, 2011)
Book: Harley-Davidson Model WLA - Technical Manual (TM 9-879)

Harley-Davidson Model WLA - Technical Manual (TM 9-879)

Language: English

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Harley-Davidson Panheads (1948-1965) - Clymer Motorcycle Service and Repair Manual

Clymer Manual for maintenance and repair of Harley-Davidson motorcycles with Panhead engines.

Versions:
- E (1948-1965), EL (1948-1965), ELF (1948-1965), ELS (1948-1965), ES (1948-1965)
- F (1948-1965), FL (1948-1965), FLE (1948-1965), FLEF (1948-1965), FLF (1948-1965), FLH (1948-1965), FLHF (1948-1965), FLS (1948-1965), FLSP (1948-1965), FS (1948-1965).

This Clymer workshop manual on Harley-Davidson motorcycles from the 1940s, 50s and 60s describes maintenance, repair and overhaul of the Panhead engines, clutch and gearbox, the fuel and exhaust systems, the electrical system and the cooling system.
Also covers the front suspension and steering system, the rear suspension and drivetrain, the brakes and the frame.

  • Step-by-step instructions, many photos and drawings.
  • Includes adjustment data, torque wrench settings and troubleshooting tables.
  • Clear wiring diagrams.

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Specs:528 pages, 26 x 18 x 2.7 cm / 10.25 x 7.1 x 1.06 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings
Publisher:Clymer (USA, 1992)
Series:Clymer Motorcycle Service and Repair Manual (M418)
Book: Harley-Davidson Panheads (1948-1965) - Clymer Motorcycle Service and Repair Manual

Harley-Davidson Panheads (1948-1965)

Language: English

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Harley-Davidson Shovelheads (1966-1984) - Clymer Motorcycle Service and Repair Manual

Clymer Manual for maintenance and repair of the Harley-Davidson models with Shovelhead engines.

Versions:
- Electra Glide (FL) (1966-1972)
- Super Glide (FL) (1971)
- FL 4-Speed Dresser (1973-1984)
- FLEF Fatbob (1980-1984)
- FLH 4-Speed Electra Glide (1973-1984)
- FLHS 4-Speed Electra Glide Sport (1980-1983)
- FX Super Glide Kickstart (1973-1979)
- FXB Sturgis Belt (1980-1984)
- FXE Super Glide Electric starting (1974-1984)
- FXS Low Rider Shovelhead (1978-1984)
- FXSB Low Rider Belt (1980-1984)
- FXWG Wide Glide (1980-1984).

This Clymer workshop manual on Harley-Davidson motorcycles from the 1960s, 70s and 80s describes maintenance, repair and overhaul of the Shovelhead engines, clutch and gearbox, the fuel and exhaust systems, the electrical system and the cooling system.
Also covers the front suspension and steering system, the rear suspension and drivetrain, the brakes and the frame.

  • Step-by-step instructions, many photos and drawings.
  • Includes adjustment data, torque wrench settings and troubleshooting tables.
  • Clear wiring diagrams.

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Specs:440 pages, 26 x 2 x 18 cm / 10.25 x 0.8 x 7.09 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings
Publisher:Clymer (USA, 1992)
Series:Clymer Motorcycle Service and Repair Manual (M420)
Book: Harley-Davidson Shovelheads (1966-1984) - Clymer Motorcycle Service and Repair Manual

Harley-Davidson Shovelheads (1966-1984)

Language: English

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Harley-Davidson Shovelhead and Evolution Big Twins (1970-1999) - Haynes Service & Repair Manual

Haynes Service & Repair Manual on the Harley-Davidson Big Twins with Shovelhead and Evolution engines.

Versions:
- FL, FLH, FLHS (1200 cc, 1970-1980)
- FX, FXE, FXS, FXEF (1200 cc, 1970-1980)
- FLT, FLTC/U, FLH, FLHF, FLHR, FLHS, FLHT, FLHTC/U (1340 cc, 1978-1999)
- FXR, FXRS, FXRS-SP, FXRS-CONV, FXLR, FXRD, FXRT (1340 cc, 1982-1999)
- FXB, FXD, FXE, FXDG, FXDL, FXDWG, FXDS-CONV, FXEF, FXS, FXSB, FXWG, FXST, FXSTC, FXSTS, FLST, FLST-SP, FLSTC, FLSTF, FLSTN (1340 cc, 1979-1999)
- FXD, FXDB, FXDC, FXDL, FXDS-CONV, FXDWG (1340 cc, 1991-1998).

Exclusions: Please note that this manual does not cover the police models.

This Haynes manual on the Harley-Davidson Big Twin motorcycles from the years 1970-1999 provides photos and detailed step-by-step instructions for maintenance, repair and overhaul of the Shovelhead and Evolution engines, the clutch and the gearbox.
The cooling system, fuel system, ignition, exhaust, suspension, final drive and brakes are also covered.

  • Based on a complete strip-down and rebuild.
  • Includes a maintenance schedule, adjustment data, torque wrench settings and troubleshooting tables.
  • Very clear and detailed wiring diagrams in colour for easy reference.
  • Contains also a brief model history.

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Author:Tom Schauwecker
Specs:270 pages, 27 x 21 x 1.4 cm / 10.6 x 8.25 x 0.55 in, paperback
Illustrations:hundreds of photographs and drawings
Publisher:Haynes Publishing (GB, 2015)
Series:Haynes Service & Repair Manual (2536)
Book: Harley-Davidson Shovelhead and Evolution Big Twins (1970-1999) - Haynes Service & Repair Manual

Harley-Davidson Shovelhead and Evolution Big Twins (1970-1999)

Language: English

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How to Rebuild and Restore Classic Harley-Davidson Big Twins 1936-1964

When it comes to collector motorcycles, none hold the allure of the classic Harley-Davidson Big Twins built from 1936 to 1964. But owning and maintaining these tempermental machines provides endless challenges. Even the most pristine, restored example needs a tremendous amount of care, maintenance, and repair. The rebuilding and restoring of these machines is not so much a defined task as a never-ending process.

This book serves to guide owners through that process.
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. Through step-by-step photography and thoughtful, informative instruction, the reader will learn how to disassemble a chassis, rebuild a fork, lace a wheel, and paint the major parts for any restoration. It also provides thorough instruction on repairing, overhauling, and restoring all major components, such as the engine, transmission, and electrical system.

Author:Rick Schunk
Specs:272 pages, 27 x 21 x 2.1 cm / 10.6 x 8.25 x 0.83 in, paperback
Illustrations:669 colour photographs
Publisher:Motorbooks International (USA, 2012)
Series:Workshop Manual
Book: How to Rebuild and Restore Classic Harley-Davidson Big Twins 1936-1964

How to Rebuild and Restore Classic Harley-Davidson Big Twins 1936-1964

Language: English

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Harley-Davidson Modelle (1937-1964) : Restaurierung, Kaufberatung, Technik

Ouvrage de référence (réimpression) concernant la technique, la restauration et l'achat des motos Harley-Davidson des années 1937-1964.

Modèles :
- Knucklehead (1937-1947)
- Panhead (1948-1964)
- Big Twin Sidevalve (1937-1948)
- 45 Solo (1937-1952)
- Servi-Car (1937-1963)

Pages of the book Harley-Davidson Modelle (1937-1964): Restaurierung (1)

Couvre :
- Numéros de moteur et de châssis
- Restauration du châssis, la suspension et la tôle
- Restauration du moteur, de l'embrayage et de la transmission
- Schémas de peinture
- Composants électriques de l'allumage et de l'éclairage.

Pages of the book Harley-Davidson Modelle (1937-1964): Restaurierung (2)

Author:Bruce Palmer
Specs:640 pages, 27 x 20.5 cm / 10.6 x 8.1 in, hardback
Illustrations:profusely illustrated with 635 b&w photographs
Publisher:Motorbuch Verlag (D, 2017)
Book: Harley-Davidson Modelle (1937-1964) : Restaurierung, Kaufberatung, Technik

Harley-Davidson Modelle (1937-1964) : Restaurierung, Kaufberatung, Technik

Language: German

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Donny's Unauthorized Technical Guide to Harley-Davidson (Vol. I) - The Twin Cam

This is the updated first volume of Petersen's long-awaited Donny's Unauthorized Technical Guide to Harley-Davidson, 1936 to Present series. This twelve-volume series by the dean of motorcycle technology examines the theory, design, and practical aspects of all things Harley-Davidson.

Donny Petersen offers workable solutions for whatever ails your 1999 to present Harley-Davidson. Graphics, pictures, and charts guide the reader on a sure-footed journey to a thorough understanding of the H-D Twin Cam.

Petersen's insight makes technical issues understandable-even for the motorcycle novice. In easy-to-understand language, he examines what's right, what's wrong, and what's "just okay" about the Twin Cam power train.

Author:Donny Petersen
Specs:732 pages, 23 x 15.5 x 4.1 cm / 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.61 in, hardback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings
Publisher:iUniverse (USA, 2011)
Book: Donny's Unauthorized Technical Guide to Harley-Davidson (Vol. I) - The Twin Cam

Donny's Unauthorized Technical Guide to Harley-Davidson (Vol. I) - The Twin Cam

Language: English

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Donny's Unauthorized Technical Guide to Harley-Davidson (Vol. II) - Performancing the Twin Cam

This is the second volume of Petersen's long-awaited Donny's Unauthorized Technical Guide to Harley Davidson 1936 to Present. Donny offers the real deal in performancing your Harley-Davidson Twin Cam. Graphics, pictures, and charts guide the reader on a sure-footed journey to a thorough H-D Twin Cam performance understanding.

Donny will walk you through detailed performancing procedures like headwork, turbo-supercharging, nitrous, big-inch Harleys and completing simple hop-up procedures like air breathers, exhausts, and ignition modifications.
Donny Petersen feels honored to share the wealth of his motorcycle knowledge and technical expertise. His insight makes technical issues understandable even for the novice. Donny simply explains what unfailingly works in performancing the Twin Cam.

Author:Donny Petersen
Specs:740 pages, 23 x 15.5 x 4.7 cm / 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.85 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings
Publisher:iUniverse (USA, 2008)
Book: Donny's Unauthorized Technical Guide to Harley-Davidson (Vol. II) - Performancing the Twin Cam

Donny's Unauthorized Technical Guide to Harley-Davidson (Vol. II) - Performancing the Twin Cam

Language: English

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Donny's Unauthorized Technical Guide to Harley-Davidson (Vol. III) - The Evolution (1984-2000)

Donny Petersen has been educating motorcycle enthusiasts about Harley-Davidson bikes for years. Now, he has combined all his knowledge into a twelve-volume series masterpiece and this third book is one that every rider will treasure.
Petersen, who has studied privately with Harley-Davidson engineers and has spent 36 years working on motorcycles, is sharing all of his secrets!

As the founder of Toronto's Heavy Duty Cycles in 1974, North America's premier motorcycle shop, the dean of motorcycle technology teaches about the theory, design, and mechanical aspects of Harleys.
In this third volume, discover:
1. How to identify the Evolution models.
2. Why the Evolution models are better.
3. Everything you need to know about engines.
4. Troubleshooting every facet of the Evolution.
And so much more!

Author:Donny Petersen
Specs:740 pages, 23 x 15.5 x 4.7 cm / 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.85 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings
Publisher:iUniverse (USA, 2010)
Book: Donny's Unauthorized Technical Guide to Harley-Davidson (Vol. III) - The Evolution (1984-2000)

Donny's Unauthorized Technical Guide to Harley-Davidson (Vol. III) - The Evolution (1984-2000)

Language: English

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Donny's Unauthorized Technical Guide to Harley-Davidson (Vol. IV) - Performancing the Evolution

Do you want to make your Harley-Davidson run faster? Author Donny Petersen, with more than forty years of experience working on and designing Harleys, shows you how to make anything from mild to wild enhancements to your bike.
He progresses from inexpensive power increases to every level of increased torque and horsepower. With graphics, pictures, and charts, this book offers the real deal in performancing your Harley-Davidson Evolution and guides you on a sure-footed journey to a thorough H-D Evolution performance understanding.

This volume examines the theory, design, and practical aspects of Evolution performance; provides insight into technical issues; and explains what works and what doesn't in performancing the Evolution. He walks you through detailed procedures such as headwork, turbo-supercharging, nitrous, big-inch Harleys, and completing simple hop-up procedures like air breathers, exhausts, and ignition modifications.

In easy-to-understand terms, "Donny's Unauthorized Technical Guide to Harley-Davidson, 1936 to Present" shares performance secrets and provides clear guidance into what works, what does not, and what's just okay with performancing the Harley Evolution power train.

Author:Donny Petersen
Specs:744 pages, 23 x 15.5 x 4.7 cm / 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.85 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings
Publisher:iUniverse (USA, 2014)
Book: Donny's Unauthorized Technical Guide to Harley-Davidson (Vol. IV) - Performancing the Evolution

Donny's Unauthorized Technical Guide to Harley-Davidson (Vol. IV) - Performancing the Evolution

Language: English

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Donny's Unauthorized Technical Guide to Harley-Davidson (Vol. VI) - The Ironhead Sportster (1957-1985)

This is the sixth volume of twelve of Donny's technical series. Petersen is the dean of motorcycle technology. He examines the theory, design, and mechanical aspects of the Ironhead Sportster.

Donny Petersen feels honored to share the wealth of his motorcycle knowledge and technical expertise. He offers the real deal in understanding the Harley-Davidson.
He gives workable solutions for whatever ails the 1957 to 1985 H-D (Ironhead) Sportster. Graphics, pictures, and charts guide the reader on a sure-footed journey to a thorough understanding.

Author:Donny Petersen
Specs:1056 pages, 23 x 15.5 x 5.3 cm / 9.1 x 6.1 x 2.09 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings
Publisher:iUniverse (USA, 2016)
Book: Donny's Unauthorized Technical Guide to Harley-Davidson (Vol. VI) - The Ironhead Sportster (1957-1985)

Donny's Unauthorized Technical Guide to Harley-Davidson (Vol. VI) - The Ironhead Sportster (1957-1985)

Language: English

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