1929 Harley Davidson Riders Handbook.

Covering the 1929 61 and 74 models (61 being 61 cubic inch or 1000cc Model 7/9 €“ or the model J, and the 74 being 74ci or 1200cc Model 10/12 €“ or the Model JD) the information within will also assist the owners of the earlier models from 1923 as very little changed mechanically, the main differences being a newer frame in 1925, a change to the clutch operating mechanism, and an update from the flat type petrol tanks to the tear drop petrol tank. 1928 was the introduction of the front brake and adjustable oil pump, and 1929 saw the change to twin headlights.

Tappet, carburetter, and ignition adjustments are very thorough and there is a detailed chart for lubrication. Have a look and see how well Harley prepared the owners of their machines for the task of maintenance. At 39 pages it is better than most english handbooks of the time.

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