Every Part of a 1974 Harley-Davidson Explained | WIRED

  • Published on:  11/5/2018
  • Matt Dawe, a mechanic from Greenpoint, Brooklyn breaks down a 1974 Harley-Davidson shovelhead motorcycle. The classic Harley is taken apart, piece-by-piece, as the mechanic explains the importance of each part.Check out Matt Dawe on Instagram@franklynsfinestYou can watch new episodes of [De]constructed on the free WIRED channel, available on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV: https://www.wired.com/brandlab/2018/0...Still haven’t subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? ►► http://wrd.cm/15fP7B7 Also, check out the free WIRED channel on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV. Here you can find your favorite WIRED shows and new episodes of our latest hit series Masterminds.ABOUT WIREDWIRED is where tomorrow is realized. Through thought-provoking stories and videos, WIRED explores the future of business, innovation, and culture.Every Part of a 1974 Harley-Davidson Explained | WIRED


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  • Pat Doc 7 months ago

    now deconstruct a car, boat, computer, radio, etc. i want to know more!!

  • Masterofpuppets 7 months ago

    This Is like Beautiful Butcher by Bon Appetit but with bikes

  • Andres Ramirez 7 months ago

    Masterofpuppets and they have to put it back together afterwards

  • Shane Douglas 7 months ago

    Please follow-up with this guy and film the custom re-build process.

  • Them Ustar Dprin Ce 7 months ago

    I don’t know anything about motorcycles, I was just letting this play in the background because the guys voice is relaxing. But now I do know a little bit about motorcycles, so, bonus.

  • Simply Sara 6 months ago

    I remember a tiny little novel once printed and published called, "ZEN and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance"!

  • Von Bergerfurth 7 months ago

    Yes, a ''vocal fry'' voice sounds very relaxing indeed.

  • You should do one for the '74 Sportster, explaining the transmission and solutions to the problems of it.

  • Brad Gribben 4 months ago

    I watch endless motorcycle content - This is the greatest video I've seen for learning lots of bike basics. Thanks so much Matt and WIRED!!!!!!!!!

  • Yusen Ye 7 months ago

    Too bad you didn’t get James May to host this

  • Elle Sea 5 months ago

    @Tyler Humphrey James May had a show called The Reassembler, where he took a table of parts and put it back together.

  • Tyler Humphrey 7 months ago

    Why? He did fine

  • Mark Giubarelli 7 months ago

    This video helped me to deconstruct my Suzuki Boulevard and reconstruct it into a HammerHead Harley. It only took me 34 minutes!

  • J Kissinger 7 months ago

    Getting to a point where this is a lost art. Most people (including me) would be looking stuff up on google every few steps.

  • Ob Fuscated 5 months ago

    @Brett Bernier Not all the specifics in the service manual or parts catalog! Know the difference and use BOTH. BTW internet forums are much more useful than Youtube for working on Harleys, but no one under 70 knows anything other than Youtube. Expand your resources and you'll get better results.

  • Elle Sea 5 months ago

    But you would Google the service manual, and then other things to bring you up to speed on anything you don't understand. Which you have to, since no one trained anybody when the demand dropped.