Back-Issue Motorcycle Magazine Index

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AMA News

American Choppers

American Motorcycling

American Motorcyclist

Big Bike

Buzzzz

Choppers

Classic Bike

Custom Bike

Custom Chopper

Cycle

Cycle Age

Cycle Canada

Cycle Guide

Cycle Illustrated

Cycle Mechanics

Cycle Rider

Cycle Sports Stars

Cyclesport

Cycle World

Hi-Performance Cycle Test

Hot Bike

Mini-Bike Guide

Modern Cycle

Motor Cycle World

Motor Cyclist Illustrated

Motorcycle Collector

Motorcyclist

Old Bike Journal

Popular Cycling

Rider

Road Rider

Road Test’s Sport Cycle

Robb Report Motorcycling

Special Choppers

Street Bike

Street Chopper

The Enthusiast

Vintage Mounts

Yamaha Sport Cycle

3-Wheeling

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1972 May Chopper Guide Quarterly – The Complete Sportster Manual

Trying to build your first chopper can be the most exasperating task you’ve ever attempted. You’ll be swamped with well-wishing do-gooders who have a wealth of information and advice to offer. And a lot of the time, they’re nowhere to be found when you need help with the manual labor.

Although trying to completely chop your own Sportster in the confines of your garage may sem like an impossible task, you can do it. And that’s the reason for this book. It’s not a factory manual. If it were, the price would be around $10 and it would be 10 times as long. But the information in this book will answer all your questions – from how to buy a used bike to maintaining it after you get it on the road.

If you’re into performance, there’s a section that deals with different things you can do to your scooter to make it competitive and still be able to ride it on the street.

If you don’t want to do all of the work, at least you can learn enough to be able to go into a shop and not get a bum deal. However, the more work you do yourself the more money you’ll save. And, you’ll pay a lot more attention to detail than any shop. Which means that the finished product will mean a lot more to you. By doing the work yourself you will also learn 10 times quicker than some of the people that believe that the only way to have a chopper is to buy one already built.

And by completely building your own scooter, you can have the pleasure of telling people who ask about it that you did all the work.

Regardless of how you decide to do it, never get in a rush. You’ve probably saved a long time to be able to buy and chop your first bike, so don’t end up with a ratty looking bike because you got in a hurry to get on the road.

You’ll probably lose a lot of sleep, and eat a lotta peanut butter sandwiches. You’ll start adding new words to your vocabulary at the rate of one for every busted knuckle and part that won’t fit. But, the first time you light off the engine and take that first putt down the street you’ll forget about all the hassles. Have a ball!

Contents: Introduction; The History of the Sportster; Sportster Specs; How to buy a used Sporty; Save Bucks – tune it yourself; Rebuilding the Linkert; The Tillotsen Carb; Replacing the Sporty clutch; Adjusting front and rear brakes; Extending the front end; Build your own struts; A rigid frame for your Sporty; Custom Frames; Stripping the Sportster; Raking; Frame Moulding; Professional Painting; Spray Can Painting; Chroming; Secrets of buying a safe Springer; How to lace and true a wheel; Custom front brakes; How to strip a Sporty Engine; Let the pros rebuild your Sporty engine; Rebuilding the Sporty transmission; Heads, Valves and Pistons; Rings; Installing a swinging sissy bar; Sissy Bars for rigid Sportys; Pipes and mufflers; Special Hi-Performance Section: Beef your Sporty for $100 a month; Exotic carbs; The S.U. Carb; The Weber Carb; Gear it right; Maintaining the Sporty magneto; Drag Racing for fun and profit; New products; more

1972 May Chopper Guide Quarterly – The Complete Sportster Manual available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1972 Harley 74 Chopper Guide – the custom builder’s complete manual

To the novice, building a chopper looks like an impossible task. It requires enough bucks to cover the Vietnam budget, the design ability of a Pininfarina, the engineering skill of a William Harley, and the brains of an Albert Einstein.

“Migawd, I can barely change my own plugs, and I’m supposed to build a chopper?” is the way the frightened beginner thinks. He’s wrong. All that it takes to build a chopper is a bike, a few tools, a willingness to learn and a lot of patience. And one more thing – some advice to help him over the rough spots. That advice – if you’re trying to build a chopper in Possum Kingdom, Arkansas – can be a little hard to come by. That’s the reason for the Harley Chopper Guide. For the first time, a book will take you all the way from how to buy a bike to putting the last touches on the finished chopper.

You can do all, part, or none of the work yourself. The more work you have done outside, the more money you’ll spend. Plus you’ll find out one thing – nobody will work as carefully on your bike as you will. Only you can afford to spend the timne getting everthing exactly perfect, while a professional mechanic has got 10 other bikes to work on.

It’s not a bad idea to spend another few bucks – around $15 – for a Harley manual. For current bikes, a Harley dealer will sell you a workshop manual. If you get stuck trying to find a manual for an obsolete bike, drop us a line and we’ll try to help you out.

The Chopper Guide is intended to be used with the Harley manual, not to replace it. You’ll neede the book for reassembly, if nothing else, to make sure all your spacers and washers are installed correctly.

Finally, you’ll need a motorcycle. And one last thing, which no one can give you – originality. You could build a bike just like the one built in this book. But you’ll like it better and have more fun building it, if you incorporate your own ideas and thoughts.

Take your time, and think before you throw 300 pounds behind that wrench – and you can come up with as dynamite a chopper as any show’s ever given the Grand Prize to. Do it right, and don’t give up. Good luck.

1972 Harley 74 Chopper Guide – the custom builder’s complete manual. Make a dresser into a chopper.

Contents: Forward; The 74, and how it grew; Project Harley – how we built the bike; The secrets of buying a used bike; How to buy a police bike at auction; Setting up your workshop; Stripping your scoot; What to cut off; Raking the frame; Foolproof fender mounting; Frame molding; Molding a removable tank; Spray can painting; Professional painting; Chroming; Extended Harley Glide Legs; Narrow your hog legs; Secrets of buying a safe Springer; The Girder front end; How to lace and true a wheel; Mechanical vs. Hydraulic – which brake is best?; Wheel mounting; Harley Engine Assembly Specs; The Harley Engine – Imperfect Masterpiece; Stripping the engine; Heads and valves; Pistons; Rebuilding the tranny; How to rebuild a Harley clutch; Adjusting Chains the right way; Gear it right; Doing Harley Lower Ends; True your Flywheels for smooth Jammin’; Rebuilding the Linkert; The Tillotsen Carb; Hot Carburetors; The S.U. Carb; Accessories; Detailing your bike; Reassembling the bike; Hog Wiring made easy; Tuning Techniques; Selling your bike; more

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1972 March Harley 74 Chopper Guide – The Custom Builder’s Complete Manual available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

1971 Summer Chopper – The Custom Motorcycle Guide

Features: The Chopper Thing; Custom Springers for Ultimate Choppers; Histories of Handlebars; Technical: Mounting a Gas Tank; Canned Color; Fenders; How much and how far; One-Piece extendd tubes for the 74; Sportster Tubes; The Proud look for the Giant Four; Lift for the Limey; Slugs; Lace a new custom brake on your chopper; Seats and Sissy Bars – Mount up!; An Exhausting Subject; Headlights vs. Voltage; Cycles: Arizona Atlas, 74’s Got all the Class!, Tim’s Triumph, Work of Art, Stretched and Strong, Half & Half, Hurry Up Honda, Ferguson’s Favorite, Rapid Tappet, Buddy System Beezer, Swingarm Sweetheart, Take a Second Look, The Inheritance, Crazy Horse Harley, Old English, A Hitchcock Thriller, Fifty-Two Seventy-Four; AEE Chopper Parts Catalog; more

Unique is probably the best word to describe Chopper Guide. A nationally circulated magazine published on a quarterly basis, it keeps the chopper rider and builder up to date on the latest innovations in the chopper sport plus a catalog section for all the custom chopper parts made by AEE Choppers. Each part is pictured and priced along with a brief description of the item. Often the part is pictured on a bike which gives the buyer a better idea of what it will look like on his machine.

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1971 Summer Chopper – The Custom Motorcycle Guide Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

1971 Spring Chopper – The Custom Motorcycle Guide

Features: Super Sport; The Story of AEE; Raking the 74; Grim’s Harley; Re-Tailed Triumph; Chopper Scrambler; Shovelhead; The English Invasion; Cooke’s Recipe for a Chopper; Triumphant Triumph; 2-Cycle Original; XL Tune-Up; High ‘N’ Low Harley; Spiderweb; Mystery XL; Chrome Plating Story; Black is Beautiful; AEE Parts Catalog; more

Unique is probably the best word to describe Chopper Guide. A nationally circulated magazine published on a quarterly basis, it keeps the chopper rider and builder up to date on the latest innovations in the chopper sport plus a catalog section for all the custom chopper parts made by AEE Choppers. Each part is pictured and priced along with a brief description of the item. Often the part is pictured on a bike which gives the buyer a better idea of what it will look like on his machine.

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1971 Spring Chopper – The Custom Motorcycle Guide Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

1971 Fall Chopper – The Custom Motorcycle Guide

Features: Performance Trends; Bike Mags; Emergency Troubleshooting; Windshields; Selecting a Used Bike; Technical: Math for Bikers; Paint your own bike; Masking tape in a can; Binders up front; Dogbone risers; The care and feeding of motorcycle seats; Exhaust tuning; Cycles: Workhorse Chopper, Spiderweb Sportster, Flattrack Heritage, Mexico’s Most Beautiful Chopper; Midi Chopper, Solo Stingray, Cinnamon Bronze and BSA, Blue Wildfire, Simple Economics, Honda Playmate, The Time Machine, C Cab on 3 Wheels, Candy Gold, Off and On Lightweight, Yammie Twice Turned Chopper; Parts Index; more

Unique is probably the best word to describe Chopper Guide. A nationally circulated magazine published on a quarterly basis, it keeps the chopper rider and builder up to date on the latest innovations in the chopper sport plus a catalog section for all the custom chopper parts made by AEE Choppers. Each part is pictured and priced along with a brief description of the item. Often the part is pictured on a bike which gives the buyer a better idea of what it will look like on his machine.

1971 Fall Chopper – The Custom Motorcycle Guide Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

1973 Winter Issue of Chopper – The Custom Motorcycle Guide

Features: Custom made Hardtails; Kit Kickstands; Carb Covers; Breathable Brown Seats; Paint your helmet; Hill Holder; Technical: Reworking the Bendix; So it won’t start?; Safety wiring for choppers; Rebuilding the Harley 74 Juice Brake; Sissy Bar Fabrication; Oil Tanks; Cycles: Harpoon, Jai Alai, The Loner, Candle Maker, Breakout, Schatzi, Sleepy, Grapevine, Heavyweight, High Stepper, Starfish, Oasis, Dagger, Orange Sunshine, Carnival, Super Star, Super Chief, Puttin’, Buckboard, Flashback, Hearse, Fever, Guillotine, 60 Woody, Black Sabbath; Parts Index; more

Unique is probably the best word to describe Chopper Guide. A nationally circulated magazine published on a quarterly basis, it keeps the chopper rider and builder up to dated on the latest innovations in the shopper sport plus a catalog section for all the suctom chopper pars made by AEE Choppers. Each part is pictured and priced alng with a brief description of the item. Often the part is pictured on a bike which gives the buyer a better idea of what it will look like on his machine.

1973 Winter Chopper – The Custom Motorcycle Guide Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com