Where is “Big Twin High-Performance Guide Vol. 2” ?

Big Twin High Performance Guide

We are surrounded by many information, however, useful information in a true sense are few. It’s worth for the people who eager to know the internal combustion engines, especially Harley-Davidson V-twin, reading these books. The author D. William Denish tells us in his books the mechanism and function of each parts in plain terms.

I bought and read his three books, “V-twin Tuner’s Handbook vol.1”, “V-twin Tuner’s Handbook Vol.2” and “Big Twin High-Performance Guide Vol.1”.

Big Twin High Performance Guide

The only thing is, I can’t find “Big Twin High-Performance Guide Vol.2”. In the end of “V-twin Tuner’s Handbook” it says that “Big Twin High-Performance Guide Vol.2” will be published in 2000.
ISBN code is also written. I have looked for everywhere on the internet. But I couldn’t find the book. I tried to contact Crystal Publications which is the publisher of those books, however, it turned out to be a complete failure. It seems the publisher is no longer exist. What happened to Crystal Publications and “Big Twin High Performance Guide Vol.2”?

The author D. William Denish wrote in his book “Big Twin High-Performance Guide Vol.1” that he was going to mention about bottom end parts in his latest book “Big Twin High-Performance Guide Vol.2” and that is the information what I’ve wanted to know for a long time.

Big Twin High Performance Guide Vol.2
It says “Big Twin High Performance Guide Vol.2” will be available in 2000.

Almost all the people can explain that how intake, exhaust and ignition system affect performance of the V-twin motors to a greater or lesser extent. Nevertheless, there are few people how the crank and flywheel affect the performance and durability of the V-twin motors. William Denish explains various factors we should consider when we manage to modify internal combustion engines with many examples or visual information like graphs and tables.

the contents of big twin high performance guide vol.1
His explanation is easy to understand.

Sometimes these kinds of books introducing how to modify V-twin motors tend to be catalogs of parts maker. But his books are differ from those kinds of books.
Internal combustion engines are not set of many performance parts. Only gathering and piling up performance parts are not enough to make true performance engines. The fundamental knowledge is necessary and we can find them in his books.

Tank Dash Inserts for FXR with SpeedoDash

FXRスーパーグライド

Some FXR have speedometer on their fuel tank.

1988 FXR Super Glide
This FXR Super Glide has speedometer on its fuel tank.

Here is a new Tank Dash Insert for those kind of FXR models.
The pattern on the surface is same as previous products, Fish Scale. However, the shape of upper part has difference so as to accept speedometer.
The material of these inserts are stainless steel.

FXD dash insert speedometer

FXR speedometer on fuel tank

New Tank Dash Inserts can be purchased from here.

Fish Scale Inserts for Tank Dash with Speedometer

Colorado Motorcycle Expo

fxrd at colorado motorcycle expo

Two Harley-Davidson FXRDs were displayed at Colorado Motorcycle Expo.

Strokers Custom Cycles’s work.

Strokers Custom Cycles (facebook)

Burgundy red one has Brass Fish Scale Floorboard inserts and Fish Scale Tank Dash Cover. The power plant is Ultima 127cui motor. Transmission is Ultima 6 speed. 

The blue one has Twin Cam motor.

Strokers Custom Cycles and Mr. Whiteley, really nice job you did! And thank you very much.

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Aluminum and Brass Speaker Cover for FXRD fairing

Harley-Davidson FXRD with aluminum speaker cover with brass plate

New product “Speaker Cover” for Harley-Davidson FXRD fairing is available.

Base parts are machined from A5052 Aluminum block. Etched covers which have fish scale and both side of the hands on the surface are made of 0.6mm thickness brass plates.

Harley-Davidson FXRD with aluminum speaker cover with brass plate
Harley-Davidson FXRD with aluminum speaker cover with brass plate

Harley-Davidson FXRD with aluminum speaker cover with brass plate
FXRD with aluminum speaker cover with brass plate

Harley-Davidson FXRD with aluminum speaker cover with brass plate
Harley-Davidson FXRD with aluminum speaker cover with brass plate

Mounting bolts and well nuts are included.

*Some modifications (reaming the holes) may be necessary when fixing these covers on the fairing.

Harley-Davidson FXRD with aluminum speaker cover with brass plate
Harley-Davidson FXRD with aluminum speaker cover with brass plate