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Old 11-15-2008, 04:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question EVO Sportster engine rebuild

I am just about to start building my own sportster bobber and was wandering if anyone could tell what manuals I could get to help me with stripping down the engine and rebuild.
Someone has suggested that I get someone else to do it but 1)It costs a lot. 2)I'd like to try and build this bike myself so that I may get a fuller understanding of the engine.

Any tips, links or advise welcome and appreciated.

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Old 11-19-2008, 08:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I am just about to start building my own sportster bobber and was wandering if anyone could tell what manuals I could get to help me with stripping down the engine and rebuild.
Someone has suggested that I get someone else to do it but 1)It costs a lot. 2)I'd like to try and build this bike myself so that I may get a fuller understanding of the engine.

Any tips, links or advise welcome and appreciated.

Cheers,
Kernow.
In my opinion, whatever bike I have, I always get the Harley Davidson service manual specific to the model/engine I have. If you like the aftermarket manuals, then get one of them also. But, definately get the proper HD manual. And if you are going to be ordering lots of parts, I would advise getting the parts catalog for said application too. That is the best place to start tearing something apart. $.02 worth. Alan
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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bigbadal thats great thanks.
Where would be the best place to get the said manuals mainly the official harley manual and a aftermarket one?
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Old 11-20-2008, 02:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Don't know about aftermarket manuals, I've had the HD manuals and liked them.
I've had good luck with these folks especially if you buy more than several items at a time. Save on shipping that way.

http://www.zanottimotor.com/

You will either need the part number or call them for it if you can't find it on the Harley website.

Good luck, sounds like a good project. If you need specific advice there are only about 252,678 posts regarding Sportster mods here.

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Old 11-20-2008, 03:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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bigbadal thats great thanks.
Where would be the best place to get the said manuals mainly the official harley manual and a aftermarket one?
Thanks in advance.
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The HD manuals are available from your local harley shop. I would try to wait till they have some sort of sale that usually happens at this time of year. They try to improve customer relations with sale merchandise. It sometimes works. If not there, ebay is good for the manuals and aftermarket manuals. Alan
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Old 11-21-2008, 07:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ebay store that will treat you well and is licensed to reproduce HD manuals is Buffalo Motorcycle Works (pretty sure that's the name).
After market manuals you are looking at either Clymer or Haynes. The only thing I have ever had any luck with in a Haynes manual was their wiring diagrams are in color. Clymer is not too bad and I think they sometimes do a better job at explaining things. Hope this helps.
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Old 11-22-2008, 04:19 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thank you very much to everybody that has replied. Some great help here.
I have found the '92 Sportster Clymer manual that I will get but have been unable to find the official manual. It is very difficult to find it on the web.

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I checked for the Buffalo Motorcycle Works and it doesn't seem to exist.
I'll keep looking.
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Old 11-22-2008, 04:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thank you very much to everybody that has replied. Some great help here.
I have found the '92 Sportster Clymer manual that I will get but have been unable to find the official manual. It is very difficult to find it on the web.

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I checked for the Buffalo Motorcycle Works and it doesn't seem to exist.
I'll keep looking.
Thanks again.
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Here is a site that says it has the official HD manuals. It lists 91-92 sportsters.

www.cyclemanuals.com

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Old 11-24-2008, 02:17 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks to all you guys for the help.
I think I will get the official manual from the site mentioned by bigbadal and will probably get the Clymer one also.

I will try and keep you updated on the progress of the project in the Sportster or Chopper forum.

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