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V-twin Tech: Sweltering V-twins

Rider Magazine
June 23, 2008

I have received some emails that lead me to believe there is some confusion about a Twin Cam’s running temperature. I would like to straighten things out. Normal Harley engine-oil temperatures ought to be between 180 and 220 degrees fahrenheit. This is the range most engine and oil manufacturers recommend.... Read more »

V-twin Tech: Why Carburetors Will Be Around Forever

Rider Magazine
April 17, 2008

Harley-Davidson has not fitted a carburetor to any of its motorcycles for almost two years. They will not mount another. Nor should they. The contemporary electronic fuel-injection (EFI) system is better than carburetors can ever be, because EFI is or can be more accurate, more reliable and more versatile,... Read more »

V-twin Tech: Harley-Davidson Owner's Manuals

Rider Magazine
April 1, 2008

Your owner’s manual is the one direct opportunity Harley-Davidson has to give you important and vital information about your motorcycle. It is also a convenient reference book wherein Harley specifies things like recommended light bulbs, oil viscosities, tire pressures, maintenance intervals, and much... Read more »

2007 Harley-Davidson XL 1200R Sportster Road Test

The Sportster’s small dimensions help instill confidence in riders of all shapes and sizes, although at a standstill you can still feel the engine’s heft sitting low in the frame.

Troy Siahaan
March 5, 2007

Remember when you were little and your parents made you do something you really didn’t want to? For me it was finishing the broccoli on my plate for the first time-my mom wouldn’t let me leave the table until it was gone. Realizing that the sooner I got it over with the sooner I could go... Read more »

2007 H-D FLHRSE Screamin' Eagle CVO Road King Road Test

**2007 Harley-Davidson CVO FLHRSE3 Screamin Eagle Road King

Rider Contributor
January 4, 2007

By Buzz Buzzelli [This 2007 Harley-Davidson Screamin' Eagle CVO Road King Road Test was originally published in American Rider magazine] **2007 Harley-Davidson CVO FLHRSE3 Screamin Eagle Road King in Razor Red with Burnt Gold Leafing graphics If you’re like most buyers of new Harley-Davidsons,... Read more »

2006 Harley-Davidson FXDLI Dyna Low Rider Road Test

2006 Harley-Davidson FXDLI Dyna Low Rider.

Bill Stermer
January 1, 2007

In the beginning were the singles, then Harley-Davidson brought out its first V-twin in 1909. Along came the knuckles, which begat the panheads, which begat the shovels and the Evolution engine, followed by the Twin Cam 88. The V-Rod introduced the Revolution engine, and now the Dyna series has been... Read more »

2006 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUI Ultra Classic Electra Glide Road Test

Relentless: 2006 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUI Ultra Classic Electra Glide

Bill Stermer
January 1, 2007

While Harley-Davidson threw a big party for its 100th anniversary in 2003, it has not made a big deal about the fact that it is the oldest continual producer of motorcycles on the planet. Perhaps the company fears that, by acknowledging this fact, it could be perceived as an old-time, old-technology... Read more »

Making your Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Fit You

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Rider Contributor
July 28, 2006

he first time you throw a leg over your new Harley you are getting on an unfinished motorcycle. In at least one or more ways, that bike does not fit your body. [Making your Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Fit You was originally published in American Rider magazine] The first time you throw a leg over your... Read more »

2006 Harley-Davidson FLHXI Street Glide Road Test

2006 Street Glide

Rider Contributor
March 10, 2006

2006 Street Glide By Buzz Buzzelli [This 2006 Harley-Davidson FLHXI Street Glide Road Test was originally published in American Rider magazine] Every biker can appreciate a Harley that has style, especially when it performs well. Having both qualities-form and function-is a goal that many riders strive... Read more »

2006 Harley-Davidson V-Rod Road Test

PARDON OUR DUST

Rider Contributor
March 1, 2006

PARDON OUR DUST With a liquid-cooled engine (gasp) created by a collaboration between the Motor Company and Porsche (wheeze), the V-Rod’s powerplant sent many of the Harley faithful into asthmatic fits. The styling, with its brushed metal and funky instrument pod, only called even more attention... Read more »

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