just recieved my bike

All other topics
Forum rules
Please do not start new topics here, but here: New Panhead and Flathead topics
Post Reply
mikemacy
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:57 pm

just recieved my bike

#1

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



FlatHeadSix
Moderator
Posts: 2683
Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2004 5:14 pm
Bikes: '31 VL, '34 VD, '45 WLA, '47 WL, '49 FL, '51 WL, '58 ST (Hummer), '71 GE (Servi)
Location: Lonoke, Arkansas
Has thanked: 5 times
Been thanked: 31 times

#2

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.

mikemacy
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:57 pm

#3

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.

john HD
Moderator
Posts: 3676
Joined: Sat Aug 20, 2005 7:24 pm
Bikes: '42 WLA X 2, '55FL, '93 Ultra Classic, '91 Fatboy, '97 883, '71 Suzuki Duster 125, '83 GPz 750.
Has thanked: 52 times
Been thanked: 77 times

#4

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.

john

Jack_Hester
Ex-member
Posts: 442
Joined: Sat Sep 18, 2004 7:21 pm
Location: Roxboro, NC, U.S.A.
Been thanked: 2 times
Contact:

#5

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.

http://stores.ebay.com/Buffalo-Motorcycle-Works

Jack

57pan
Posts: 230
Joined: Tue Aug 10, 2004 5:11 pm
Location: Michigan, USA
Contact:

#6

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

Post Reply

Return to “General/Miscellaneous topics”