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1940-1958 Harley-Davidson™ 45 SV, Servi-Car manual

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The following models are covered by this manual: 45 SV, Servicar, Flathead 45

  • 1940 Harley-Davidson 45 SV, Servi-Car
  • 1941 Harley-Davidson 45 SV, Servi-Car
  • 1942 Harley-Davidson 45 SV, Servi-Car
  • 1943 Harley-Davidson 45 SV, Servi-Car
  • 1944 Harley-Davidson 45 SV, Servi-Car
  • 1945 Harley-Davidson 45 SV, Servi-Car
  • 1946 Harley-Davidson 45 SV, Servi-Car
  • 1947 Harley-Davidson 45 SV, Servi-Car
  • 1948 Harley-Davidson 45 SV, Servi-Car
  • 1949 Harley-Davidson 45 SV, Servi-Car
  • 1950 Harley-Davidson 45 SV, Servi-Car
  • 1951 Harley-Davidson 45 SV, Servi-Car
  • 1952 Harley-Davidson 45 SV, Servi-Car
  • 1953 Harley-Davidson 45 SV, Servi-Car
  • 1954 Harley-Davidson 45 SV, Servi-Car
  • 1955 Harley-Davidson 45 SV, Servi-Car
  • 1956 Harley-Davidson 45 SV, Servi-Car
  • 1957 Harley-Davidson 45 SV, Servi-Car
  • 1958 Harley-Davidson 45 SV, Servi-Car

Production/model years: 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958

Manual Language: English
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Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • General information
  • Maintenance
  • Engine
  • Fuel system
  • Chassis
  • Electrical system
  • Troubleshooting
  • And more...

Please note that the following table of contents is a partial overview and does not cover all the sections and topics included in the manual. It provides a glimpse of the manual's content.

The 1940-1958 Harley-Davidson™ 45 SV, Servi-Car manual is a valuable resource for mechanics, technicians, and owners as it provides detailed instructions, diagrams, and specifications for repairing and maintaining the iconic motorcycle. It covers all aspects of the Servi-Car, including the engine, fuel system, chassis, electrical system, and troubleshooting procedures.

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  • Click the download button and instantly download this manual.# Engine Specifications and Technical Data

  • The 1940-1958 Harley-Davidson 45 SV, Servi-Car features a 45 cubic inch (738cc) side-valve V-Twin engine.

  • This model produces approximately 23 horsepower at 4500 rpm.

  • The engine operates with a compression ratio of 5.0:1.

  • Equipped with a 3-speed manual transmission with a reverse gear.

  • The fuel capacity is approximately 3 gallons (11.4 liters).

  • The engine's lubrication system is a dry sump type.

  • Features a 6-volt electrical system.

  • The ignition system is a battery-and-coil type.

  • Maximum torque delivered is around 35 ft-lbs at 2500 rpm.

  • Equipped with a Linkert carburetor.

  • The bore and stroke dimensions are 2.75 inches by 3.8125 inches.

  • Operating on regular gasoline with an octane rating of 70 or higher.

  • Air cooling system without any auxiliary cooling mechanisms.

Maintenance Intervals and General Tips

  • Regular oil changes every 1,000 miles or annually, whichever comes first.
  • Check and adjust the valve clearances every 5,000 miles.
  • Inspect the transmission and differential fluid levels every 2,500 miles.
  • Regularly clean and adjust the carburetor for optimal performance.
  • Inspect and maintain the battery and electrical connections biannually.
  • Check and adjust the chain tension every 500 miles.
  • Replace spark plugs annually or every 5,000 miles.
  • Regularly inspect and maintain the brakes for safety.

Common Issues and Solutions

  • Problem: Engine overheating. Solution: Ensure proper oil levels and airflow around the engine.
  • Problem: Difficulty in gear shifting. Solution: Adjust the clutch and inspect the transmission fluid.
  • Problem: Carburetor issues. Solution: Regular cleaning and adjustment.
  • Problem: Electrical issues. Solution: Regular battery maintenance and checking of electrical connections.
  • Problem: Brake inefficiency. Solution: Regular inspection and maintenance of brake linings and fluid.

Maintenance Tips for Optimal Condition

  1. Regularly check and maintain engine oil levels and quality.
  2. Keep the carburetor clean and well-adjusted for fuel efficiency.
  3. Regularly inspect and maintain the electrical system, including the battery.
  4. Keep the chain properly tensioned and lubricated.
  5. Conduct periodic inspections of the brakes and tires for safety.

Popular Tuning Tips and Modifications

  • Upgrading the exhaust system for better performance and sound.
  • Installing high-flow air filters for improved air intake.
  • Adjusting the carburetor for better fuel mixture and efficiency.
  • Upgrading to electronic ignition for reliable starting.
  • Installing aftermarket seats and handlebars for improved comfort.

Compatible Accessories and Attachments

  • Saddlebags for increased storage capacity.
  • Windshields for improved aerodynamics and rider comfort.
  • Custom exhaust systems for enhanced performance and sound.
  • Aftermarket seats for better ergonomics and comfort.
  • Engine guards for added protection.
  • Custom handlebars for improved handling and comfort.
  • Various lighting upgrades for enhanced visibility.
  • Specialized tires for different riding conditions.

Owner Reviews: Strengths and Weaknesses

  • Strength: Robust and reliable engine performance.
  • Weakness: Requires frequent maintenance due to age.
  • Strength: Unique classic design and appearance.
  • Weakness: Limited availability of parts.
  • Strength: Simple mechanical design, easy to work on.
  • Weakness: Less comfortable for long rides.

Frequent Repairs and Commonly Replaced Parts

  • Regular replacement of spark plugs.
  • Frequent oil changes and filter replacements.
  • Chain tension adjustments and replacements.
  • Carburetor cleaning and adjustments.
  • Brake pad and fluid replacements.
  • Clutch adjustments and replacements.
  • Tire inspections and replacements.
  • Battery maintenance and replacements.
  • Valve clearance adjustments.
  • Differential and transmission fluid changes.
  • Electrical wiring inspections and repairs.
  • Light bulb replacements.
  • Air filter cleanings and replacements.
  • Cooling system inspections.
  • Gasket and seal inspections and replacements.

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