H-D Univer­sity

Learn­ing to re­assem­ble a big v-twin

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Ab­hik Das goes back to univer­sity to get a crash course on me­chan­i­cal surgery and to his sur­prise that's just what the doc­tor or­dered

Me­chan­ics are a spe­cial breed among mo­tor­ing en­thu­si­asts. Their sole in­ter­est lies in the way an en­gine works. It's what ex­cites them. What the en­gine may be pow­er­ing or is at­tached to is sec­ondary. Me­chan­ics are also me­chan­ics first and then a rider or a driver. Much like doc­tors and their Hip­po­cratic Oath, it's al­most in­stinc­tual for them to en­sure that an en­gine runs and func­tions as it's meant to. At the launch of the Har­ley David­son Univer­sity in Gu­ru­gram, one such in­di­vid­ual stood out. John McE­naney, lead of tech­ni­cal train­ing for H-D's Asia-Pa­cific mar­kets, heav­ily tat­tooed, bald, sporting a chin beard and a de­meanour of some­one you wouldn't want to mess with. The time when he started ex­plain­ing about HD's Mil­wau­kee Eight en­gine though, his eyes lit up with en­thu­si­asm. His knowl­edge was fur­ther shown as he went on to speak about his col­lec­tion of en­gines; the man owns a host of Har­ley en­gines and some

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