Manuals are like mentors that don't make you sweep the floors when you're done. They hold and organize the vast amounts of knowledge none of us could possibly retain in our feeble brains. Wiring diagrams, exploded schematics, torque settings and basic troubleshooting tips are there inside manuals to point every lost chopper builder in the right direction. What if your bike is a bastard collection of parts that don't match? What if the manual leaves out reams of details that would be nice to know Friday night before the big weekend ride? Well, these Easyriders Tech Tips & Tricks might come in handy if you are working on an older H-D.
While surely not capable of solving every problem for every rider, these books do provide knowledge that few ordinary manuals can share. Compiled from decades of Easyriders magazines, each book is like a big stack of old Easyriders, minus the prison stories and flapjack titties. From simple stuff like how to pack a tool bag, to more complex operations like building a stroker knucklehead or truing flywheels, the content is pretty diverse and the delivery style is classic Easyriders, especially the older ones. When I asked Irish Rich about the Tips & Tricks manuals, he had a couple complaints. First, today there are better ways to do things than some of these ancient articles describe. Second, most of the companies and resources listed are long gone. I'd have to agree, but if you can swing the dough, there is still enough good info in this collection to make it worth your while. You can get them straight from Paisano for $14.95 each or $47.95 for the four-volume set.