How to Set the Timing on Shovelhead Points?

Answer The term "Shovelhead" refers to a Harley-Davidson Big-Twin engine that was produced from circa 1966 to 1984. The first generation Shovelhead from 1966 through 1969 was actually the same engine as t... Read More »

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How to Time a Harley Shovelhead?

A shovelhead engine is a V-Twin Harley-Davidson engine that was produced from 1966 to 1985. The name shovel comes from the coal shovel-like shape of the engine covers. When the timing is not correc... Read More »

How to Install a Mikuni on a Shovelhead?

Replacing the carburetor on a Harley-Davidson Shovelhead motorcycle with a Mikuni carburetor is no different than doing the same with other motorcycle carburetors. The process involves removing the... Read More »

How to Adjust Shovelhead Shocks?

The Shovelhead was the best and worst of Harleys, built mostly when Harley was a division of American Machine and Foundry. The engineering was flawed and the assembly was mostly rushed. Yet the Sh... Read More »

How to Change the Oil on a 1979 Harley Shovelhead?

The Shovelhead engine was introduced by Harley-Davidson in 1966 and was used until 1984, when it was replaced by the Evolution engine. The engine boasted a 1,340 cc displacement and Harley-Davidson... Read More »