Author: Greg Field, Hardbound, 128 Pages, ISBN: 9780760310618, First Edition, 2004 **VERY RARE BOOK IN EXCELLENT UNREAD CONDITION**
Harley-Davidson stunned the world when it unveiled its EL 61, better known as the Knucklehead, on November 25, 1935.
The overhead-valve technology was impressive at a time when sidevalve engines were the order of the day, and the engine formed the basis for all Harley Big Twins to follow, right through the Evolution engines of the 1980s and 90s. But what really grabbed the attention of riders everywhere was the styling of the new Harleys—the die from which all future cruisers would be cast.
From 1936 to 1947 and through the introduction of the Panhead, the Knucklehead experienced changes along with the country at large. Coupled with changing style trends, the country's changing demands for raw materials dictated much of what went into each Knuckle. But throughout those difficult conditions, the Motor Company kept citizens and soldiers alike on two wheels. Fittingly, Knuckleheads are much sought after by collectors today.
As with any vehicle restoration, originality and correctness of parts and accessories are of the utmost importance. Using factory records and dealer bulletins of the day, author Greg Field presents a definitive guide for both the serious Knucklehead restorer and the casual admirer with Original Harley-Davidson Knucklehead.
Over 150 brilliant color photographs show perfect restorations and bikes in original factory condition.
Every square inch of each production Knucklehead is covered, including correct paint schemes, bodywork, accessories, engine specifications, identification and production data, and much more. With access to collector's bikes and official Motor Company catalogs, newsletters, order forms, and other records, Field has compiled a complete guide to one of the most beloved Harley-Davidson models.
Whether you are a collector looking to verify the authenticity of your Knuckle, a restorer looking to bring one back to showroom condition, or simply an admirer of these historic motorcycles, this volume is a must-have for any Harley enthusiast.