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    V-VL Manual that Harley Never Published

    I just finished scanning about 130 pages of the J.B. Nicholson book, Modern Motorcycle Mechanics, 2nd Edition (1945). It covers JD, VL, 45 & EL/UL Harleys and Chief & Scout Indians, and I made a CD.

    It's an "extract" only, of all his "American Motorcycles" (Harley & Indian) data and processes from the book that also covers a wide range of Brit bikes (about 130 pages of 560 total ppg). Costs me about $2 to mail, U.S.

    PM me your name and mailing address and you'll have one. Donations accepted.
    --Gerry Lyons, Winter Garden, Fla.

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    Good going Sarge. That should help a few folks. I like those books. I have three different editions and use them on a regular basis. Greg Williams from BC did a reprint of the 7th and last edition as well as writing a great book about Bernie Nicholson, "Prairie Dust, Motorcycles, and a Typewriter". A fine read. Nicholson was one of the best technical writers of his time and those books outshine most factory manuals.
    Robbie

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    Re: V-VL Manual that Harley Never Published

    It's neither here nor there Robbie but Greg resides one province to the east in Alberta. His book on Bernie Nicholson was for sure a good read. Mr. Nicholson accomplished a lot in his time on earth and left behind knowledge that a regular backyard guy can comprehend and put to use. I have a copy of the 4th edition that I refer to often.

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    Re: V-VL Manual that Harley Never Published

    Thanks Cory,
    I knew that as I have sent him some early pre-unit Triumph stuff for one of his projects. It jumped right outof my mind! He is a good guy and hope he writes some more!
    Robbie

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    Re: V-VL Manual that Harley Never Published

    Robbie,

    I run into Greg now and then at swap meets. He is a really good guy and a pleasure to talk to. You may already be aware but here's a link to his blog just in case you weren't.

    http://www.gregwilliams.ca/?p=1531

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