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Army Surplus Harley-Davidson WLA Restored

Most of us had difficulty getting parental approval to ride a motorcycle. Mom would remind us about how dangerous they are. Dad would tell us that he never wanted to see a motorcycle in the woodshed. Imagine how lucky Fred Wacker was, as he had a Bonanza mini-bike when he was only 7 years ...

1979 Harley-Davidson FEXF Shovelhead

 Speaking bikesI read the column about bikes that speak to you and I do have one of those bikes: My buddy’s 1984 Harley-Davidson FLH Shovelhead did this to me. I’ve watched him rebuild it starting in about 2000, and go through several iterations, and had many chances to ride it. It made ...

The Aermacchi Project, Part 8: It Starts!

1973 Aermacchi, with spiffy new(ly re-chromed) pipes!This is the eighth and final installment of a series detailing Margie Siegal's restoration of a 1973 Harley-Davidson 350 Sprint. Start at the beginning with Part 1.The 1973 Aermacchi (350 Harley Sprint SS) is all in one piece. The tank ...

The Aermacchi Project, Part 7: Serendipity Strikes Again!

Left side cover, in process of cleanup. The key that pushes the shaft-and-ball bearing linkage that operates the clutch is to the left. I was told that someone badly overtightened the clutch, resulting in the key being dimpled and possibly slightly bent.This is the seventh installment of a ...

The Aermacchi Project, Part 6: In Which the Motorcycle Angels Come Through

Hallelujah! The mystery tool works!This is the sixth installment of a series detailing Margie Siegal's restoration of a 1973 Harley-Davidson 350 Sprint. Start at the beginning with Part 1.“There's a special cherub for motor-cyclists.” — Dorothy Sayers, The Fantastic Horror of the Cat in ...

The Aermacchi Project, Part 5: Fear of Plating

The cylinder head is on!This is the fifth installment of a series detailing Margie Siegal's restoration of a 1973 Harley-Davidson 350 Sprint. Start at the beginning with Part 1.When motorcycles were invented in the 1890s, the manufacturers nickel plated some parts. Chrome plating came in the ...

The Aermacchi Project, Part 4: Cleaning Up — and/or Shopping

The factory manual exposes the inner workings of the Aermacchi’s 30mm VHB Dell’Orto carburetor.This is the fourth installment of an ongoing series detailing Margie Siegal's restoration of a 1973 Harley-Davidson 350 Sprint. You can read the Part 1 here.It is a not-often-discussed fact that ...

The Aermacchi Project, Part 3: Moving a Head and Making Tools 101

Wrenches modified on the bench grinder to aid in removing the Aermacchi’s cylinder head nuts. Photos by Margie Siegal.This is the third installment of an ongoing series detailing Margie Siegal's restoration of a 1973 Harley-Davidson 350 Sprint. You can read the Part 1 here.I looked at the ...

The Aermacchi Project, Part 2: The Tank Follies and How to Apply Red-Kote

It’s a bit hard to see, but a close look inside the Aermacchi's gas tank shows the red-colored Red-Kote tank sealer. Photo by Margie Siegal.This is the second installment of an ongoing series detailing Margie Siegal's restoration of a 1973 Harley-Davidson 350 Sprint. You can read the Part 1 ...

The Aermacchi Project, Part 1: Lift On!

Margie Siegal’s new-to-her 1973 Harley-Davidson 350 Sprint. Made by Aermacchi in Italy, the single-cylinder Sprints are simple, reliable machines.This is the first installment of an ongoing series detailing Margie Siegal's restoration of a 1973 Harley-Davidson 350 Sprint. You can read the ...

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