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    Default A place for Technical Manuals, like: Tuning for Speed (1960, P.E.Irving)

    I saw a (sticky)place for HD Manuals, but not one for general motorcycle and chopper how-to technical manuals, articles, books and links, you know, Tech.

    Here is one:

    Tuning for Speed, how to increase the performance of a standard motorcycle engine for racing and competition work, by P.E. Irving, M.I.Mech.E, M.S.A.E., 1960, 4th edition

    http://tuningforspeed.com/files/Tuning_for_Speed.pdf

    Whadda you got?

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    Nice I have an old hard copy. But may see if I can fit that on my phone.

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    The Chopper Bible;
    Honda Chopper and Custom Shop Manual:

    http://www.hondachopper.com/gallery_...ble/index.html

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    The Chopper Builders Handbook:
    https://www.chopperhandbook.com/

    The Chopper Builders Handbook blog:
    http://chopperhandbook.com/blog/

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    Rake Your Neck

    from the May 1970 issue of Big Bike Magazine

    http://www.choppersrule.com/chopper_...rake_neck1.asp

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    Not a manual but an outstanding explanation of cylinder and crankcase fasteners and engine assembly very relevant to motorcycling:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-3pkRLqoGw

    Note the comments on cad plating, old studs, etc.

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    A very good tube strength calculator https://www.roguefab.com/tube-calculator/
    Dusty

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    A link for engine performance:

    The V-Twin Motorcycle Performance Guide
    is your source of information to build, tune and maintain high performance Harley-Davidson street and racing motorcycles. You will find the information needed for tuning, modification, preparation and maintenance for your Harley-Davidson motorcycle engine. Whether you are a new rider looking for step-by-step instructions to modify a CV carburetor, installing a new cam, want to find out what impact drag pipes have on horse power and torque of your Harley-Davidson engine, or an experienced drag racer looking for the latest cam specifications, the V-Twin Motorcycle Performance Guide has the technical information you can use.

    http://www.nightrider.com/biketech/

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    Classic Cycles Technical Resources
    + Vintage Brochures, Owner's Manuals, Parts Diagrams and Technical Service Manuals for Classic Motorcycles and Automobiles
    + Use the menu at the left of this page to find the link, technical file, parts list or service manual that you need
    + Free and easy to download motorcycle parts and service repair manuals
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    https://www.classiccycles.org/1801.html

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    Building a Vintage Triumph 500cc Road Racer

    "You don't have to go to one of the Japanese makes to build a budget 500cc or 350cc Vintage Road Racer. A 60's period unit construction Triumph offers an inexpensive and competitive alternative in the VRRA/USCRA Period 1 class and AHRMA Premier and Sportsman classes.

    This paper is an account of my experiences building and racing Triumphs over the last ten years..."

    http://www.epnat.ca/cyctr500.htm

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    Classic Cycles Technical Resources

    Norton Commando Service Notes

    Covering all models up to and including Mk. IlI
    "These service notes are based on the parts list and are intended to supplement it and the workshop manual. They were written by Mr. T. R. Stevens for the club magazine Roadholder...Mr T. R. Stevens was Quality Engineer and then Service Engineer at Norton Villiers Andover 1970-74, he is at present lecturer in Motorcycle Engineering at Merton Technical College..."

    http://www.cvmgmontreal.com/PDFS/Nor...s%20Manual.pdf

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    "I am a Dutch owner of a British built wartime Norton WD16H since 1977.
    Searching through quite a number of books, magazine articles and internet sites on Norton's, it makes me wonder why the military WD16H and WDBIG4 motorcycles are so very underrated...I started this website in the hope to give the humble 500cc Norton (WD)16H and more potent 633cc (WD)BIG4 military sidevalve models more recognition in the motorcycle world..."
    Contents page: https://www.wdnorton.nl/Contents_page.htm

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    Lucas Archives:

    http://www.da7c.co.uk/History%20Sect...ve%20list.html



    Lucas Motor Cycle Electrical Equipment Service Manual:

    https://www.rexs-speedshop.com/wp-co...formation2.pdf
    Last edited by TriNortchopz; 09-16-2019 at 7:42 AM. Reason: more Lucas

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    VINTAGE TECH:

    Do it Yourself Tools For Rebuilding Harley-Davidson Springer Front Ends;

    "When I was rebuilding the springer front end for my '33 Harley-Davidson VL, I found it necessary to build a few tools to get the job done correctly..." :

    http://www.ridingvintage.com/2014/08...ebuilding.html

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    TRIUMPH ENGINEERING CO. LTD.
    Technical Information Bulletins

    Preparation and Assembly of Engines for Maximum Performance

    350cc and 500cc 'C' range models, 5TA, T100A, T100S/S, 3TA & T90
    Unit Construction 6T, TR6 and T120,
    Tiger Cub T20C

    https://partsbooks.britishonly.com/p...cecombined.pdf

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    MOTORCYCLE IDENTIFICATION BY VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (VIN)

    A guide to the identification of all makes and models of motorcycles (1986 and earlier) including off-road machines and mopeds

    VIN SYSTEMS
    "Prior to 1980, each manufacturer adopted and put in use their own method of identifying their product...by 1981 a new system was developed...a move to standardization of the VIN...the VIN system in use today and described as a "17 character VIN rigid as to content and position and including a 'check' digit...the first three characters identify the nation of origin; manufacturer, make and type of vehicle, the second section contains 5 characters and identifies the vehicle's attributes...the ninth character is the "Check Digit" and is intended to verify the accuracy of the VIN as to the sequence and format. The third part of the VIN is 8 characters in length and identifies the model year, plant and sequential production number...See the table to enable you to decode the VIN's "Check Digit"...

    http://www.thisoldtractor.com/mg_man...tification.pdf

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    The Ultimate Guide for DIY Motorcycle Builders
    Can I build a custom motorcycle?

    "What and why;
    I love building streetbikes (not trailer queens or unrideable show bikes). And I love sharing knowledge.
    Here at Krank Engineering, I provide better tech information for DIY custom bike builders.
    Want to shorten your learning curve? Check out the links below."

    Some great information in this site;

    Subject titles include (followed by multiple links to tech articles and tech videos):
    Engineering for motorcycles;
    Cool motorcycle shop equipment;
    What tools do I need?;
    Working on motorcycle mechanical systems - Brakes, Engines;
    Working on motorcycle electrical systems;
    Chassis and frame modifications;
    Paint & polish on your motorcycle;
    Welding & fabrication on your motorcycle;
    Inspiration – some of my projects; and Product reviews.

    https://krankengineering.com/tech/

    You can look here too:
    https://www.facebook.com/KrankEngineering/
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    Download pdf copies of Easyriders Tech Tips & Tricks, Vol 1 - 4 (and other Harley service manuals):

    https://harley.manuals.cc/p/free-har...ce-manual.html

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    Harley Davidson Sportster Troubleshooting (82 pages)

    This chapter covers troubleshooting procedures.
    Each section provides typical symptoms and logical methods for
    isolating the cause(s).
    There may be several ways to solve a problem, but only a systematic approach will be successful
    in avoiding wasted time and possibly unnecessary parts replacement.

    An engine needs three elements to run properly:
    correct air/fuel mixture, compression and a spark at the right time.

    If one basic requirement is missing, the engine will not run.

    https://www.classiccycles.org/media/...fdffffe417.pdf

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    97 Tech articles from Classic American Iron;

    http://www.caimag.com/wordpress/cate...torcycle-tech/

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