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just recieved my bike


Post by mikemacy » Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:11 am

i just recieved my bike today its a 65 pan. im looking for a good shop manual for this bike any recomendations? how good is the clymer manual? thanks for any help

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:41 am

The Clymer is ok but its pretty generic, tries to cover everything and leaves a lot of the specifics out in the process.

try to find a factory manual also, and, of course, Bruce Palmer's restoration guide.

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Post by mikemacy » Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:23 am

im not trying to restore this bike though. how specific does this book get. im planning on making this a bobber style bike. im pretty much looking for general electrical, mechanical and drivetrain information. the more specific the book the beter though. thanks everyone.

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Post by john HD » Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:42 am

you will like palmer's book even if you are running a bobber.

lots of good info on figuring out what fits what.


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Post by Jack_Hester » Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:11 pm

Buffalo Motorcycle sells reprints of almost any early H-D service and parts manuals. You will want both. The exploded views in the parts manual is a great help when seeing how things go together.



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Post by 57pan » Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:45 pm

A lot of people bad-mouth the Clymer manuals. I use it in conjuction with the H-D service manual. Clymer does not assume that you own every special tool and fixture that the Motor Company ever made so it is directed a little more toward us shade tree mechanics.

Just my $0.02

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