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Clymer Manuals HoAME Rally 1971 Triumph Bonneville classic antique custom motorcycle Video



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Clymer Manuals 1960 Ducati 200 cc Americano Antique Vintage Retro Restored Unrestored Video



http://www.clymer.com Clymer Manuals 1960 Ducati 200 cc Americano Antique Vintage Retro Restored Unrestored Survivor Italian Made Motorcycle on display at the 2012 HoAME Show Rally. Heart of America Motorcycle Enthusiast Rally. Harley Davidson Manuals by the experts are Clymer Manuals

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Owner: Robert Fields
Entry # 130

Clymer Manuals on the lift didn’t have to go far to attend the 2012 Heart Of America Motorcycle Enthusiasts club 21 st Annual Vintage Motorcycle Show. Classic vintage antique motorcycles motorcycle bikes British, German, Japanese, Italian, European, American motorcycles were all on display. Manufacturers on display included Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, BMW, Harley Davidson, Vincent, Triumph, BSA, Norton, Brough Superior, Indian, Cushman, Vespa, Laverda, Puch, Lambretta, MV Augusta, Ducati, Matchless, Zundapp, Moto Guzzi AJS and more. There were 100% perfect restorations, bike ridden in, and a trailer queens ( not size queens go to craigslist for that ) full-on customs, cafe racers, choppers, bobbers, trials bikes, dirt bikes, road racers…any type or style motorcycle you could image.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ducati_Motorcycles

In 1926, three brothers, Adriano, Marcello and Bruno Ducati, founded Societa Scientifica Radio Brevetti Ducati in Bologna to produce vacuum tubes, condensers and other radio components, becoming successful enough by 1935 to construct a new factory in the Borgo Panigale area of the city. Production was maintained during World War II, despite the Ducati factory being a repeated target for Allied bombing.

Meanwhile, at the small Turinese firm SIATA (Societa Italiana per Applicazioni Tecniche Auto-Aviatorie), Aldo Farinelli began developing a small pushrod engine for mounting on bicycles. Barely a month after the official liberation of Italy in 1944, SIATA announced its intention to sell this engine, called the “Cucciolo” (Italian for “puppy,” in reference to the distinctive exhaust sound) to the public. The first Cucciolos were available alone, to be mounted on standard bicycles, by the buyer; however, businessmen soon bought the little engines in quantity, and offered complete motorized-bicycle units for sale.

Ducati is best known for high performance motorcycles characterized by large capacity four-stroke, 90° V-twin engines, featuring a desmodromic valve design. Ducati refer to this configuration as L-twin because one cylinder is vertical while the other is horizontal, making it look like a letter “L”. Modern Ducatis remain among the dominant performance motorcycles available today partly because of the desmodromic valve design, which is nearing its 50th year of use. Desmodromic valves are closed with a separate, dedicated cam lobe and lifter instead of the conventional valve springs used in most internal combustion engines in consumer vehicles. This allows the cams to have a more radical profile, thus opening and closing the valves more quickly without the risk of valve-float, which causes a loss of power, that is likely when using a “passive” closing mechanism under the same conditions.

While most other manufacturers utilize wet clutches (with the spinning parts bathed in oil) Ducati uses multiplate dry clutches in many of their current motorcycles. The dry clutch eliminates the power loss from oil viscosity drag on the engine even though the engagement may not be as smooth as the oil bath versions, and the clutch plates can wear more rapidly.

Ducati also extensively uses the Trellis Steel Frame configuration, although Ducati’s MotoGP project broke with this tradition by introducing a revolutionary carbon fiber frame for the Ducati Desmosedici GP9.

The chief designer of most Ducati motorcycles in the 1950s was Fabio Taglioni (1920–2001). His designs ranged from the small single-cylinder machines that were successful in the Italian ‘street races’ to the large-capacity twins of the 1980s. Ducati introduced the Pantah in 1979; its engine was updated in the 1990s in the Ducati SuperSport (SS) series. All modern Ducati engines are derivatives of the Pantah, which uses a toothed belt to actuate the engine’s valves. Taglioni used the Cavallino Rampante (identified with the Ferrari brand) on his Ducati motorbikes, Taglioni chose this emblem of courage and daring as a sign of respect and admiration for Francesco Baracca, a heroic World War I fighter pilot who died during an air raid in 1918.

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Clymer Manuals Kawasaki Rickman Metisse Classic Vintage Antique Retro Motorcycle Cafe Racer Video



http://www.clymer.com Clymer Manuals 1975 Kawasaki Rickman Metisse Antique Classic Vintage Retro Japanese Motorcycle on display at the 2012 HoAME Show Rally. Heart of America Motorcycle Enthusiast Rally.

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Owner: Steve Brown
Entry # 106

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rickman_Motorcycles
Rickman Motorcycles was established by Derek and Don Rickman and manufactured motorcycles from 1960 through to 1975.

Initially the frame designs were for scrambles, and then for road racing. Later, in 1966, road bikes were produced as well. The first street legal bike used a Triumph Bonneville engine. Rickman initially supplied frame kits, as none of the major British motorcycle manufacturers would sell engines to them. The frame kits were built for many engines, including Triumph twins, BSA singles and Matchless. The road bikes were the first to use disc brakes both front and rear (a joint project with Lockheed).

Other innovations included the use of large diameter telescopic forks (1-5/8″ or 41.2mm) and oil carried in the frame tubes to help dissipate heat and save weight. An eight valve cylinder head conversion (700cc) for Triumph 650cc twins was developed in the late 1960s which considerably increased power output (up to 60 bhp or more depending on state of tune) and showed up some weaknesses in the Triumph crankcases and conrods. Chain adjustment was via eccentric discs rather than drawbolts to avoid misalignment.

After the Royal Enfield factory closed, a little over 200 Series II Interceptor engines were stranded at the dock in 1970, originally on their way to Floyd Clymer (of Clymer repair manuals and Enfield “Indians” fame) in the United States, but unfortunately he had just died, and his export agents, Mitchell’s of Birmingham, were left to dispose of them. They approached the Rickman brothers for frames, and as the Rickman brothers’ main problem had always been engine supply, a limited run of Rickman Interceptors were built.

In about 1971, Rickman began producing complete motorcycles in 3 displacements, 100 cc 125 cc and 250 cc. The 100’s had Japanese Hodaka engines, the 125’s had German Zundapp engines, while the 250’s featured Spanish Montesa powerplants. Many of these little Motocross bikes were produced from 1971 to 1975, most being shipped to America.

In 1974, Rickman was awarded the “Queen’s Award to Industry” for their export business, but it was the same year NVT collapsed. The Rickman brothers turned their attention to larger Japanese motorcycle engines, and produced Rickman Honda 750s, Rickman Kawasaki Z1/Z900s, Rickman Honda Bol d’Or 10th century, Rickman Kawasaki Z1000s, and Rickman Suzuki GS1000s.

The bikes or frame kits were known for their beautiful fiberglass work and nickel-plated frames and are often referred to as “Metisse” frames, a term used for their own first effort. The Rickmans had a sense of humor. Google translates the word politely as “mongrel”.

The company stopped producing complete motorcycles in 1975, continuing to produce accessories. In the 1980s the Rickmans sold their parts to a company called MRD (Model, Replica & Design until then specializing in model airplanes). ‘MRD Metisse’ was born and run by Pat French, a Rickman Metisse enthusiast. Business was good throughout the late 80’s but the early 90’s saw a leveling off of the business In 1999 a new enthusiast arrived on the scene and set up a new company (Metisse Motorcycles Ltd) and bought Pat French’s business including some later parts and the rights to use the word ‘Metisse’.

Clymer Manuals on the lift didn’t have to go far to attend the 2012 Heart Of America Motorcycle Enthusiasts club 21 st Annual Vintage Motorcycle Show. Classic vintage antique motorcycles motorcycle bikes British, German, Japanese, Italian, European, American motorcycles were all on display. Manufacturers on display included Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, BMW, Harley Davidson, Vincent, Triumph, BSA, Norton, Brough Superior, Indian, Cushman, Vespa, Laverda, Puch, Lambretta, MV Augusta, Ducati, Matchless, Zundapp, Moto Guzzi AJS and more. There were 100% perfect restorations, bike ridden in, and a trailer queens ( not size queens go to craigslist for that ) full-on customs, cafe racers, choppers, bobbers, trials bikes, dirt bikes, road racers…any type or style motorcycle you could image.

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Clymer Manuals 1923 Henderson Classic Antique Vintage Motorcycle Show Rally Excelsior Schwinn Video



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Owner: Doug Ballart
Entry # 23

Clymer 1923 Henderson Classic Retro Antique Vintage Motorcycle HoAME Show Rally Excelsior Schwinn 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931

Clymer on the lift didn’t have to go far to attend the Heart Of America Motorcycle Enthusiasts club 20 th Annual Vintage Motorcycle Show. Classic vintage antique motorcycles motorcycle bikes British, German, Japanese, Italian, European, American motorcycles were all on display. Manufacturers on display included Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, BMW, Harley Davidson, Vincent, Triumph, BSA, Norton, Brough Superior, Lawrence of Arabia, T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Jay Leno, Leno has nothing on us, we love you Jay, Leno’s Garage, Indian, Cushman, Vespa, Laverda, Puch, Lambretta, MV Augusta, Ducati, Matchless, Zundapp, Moto Guzzi AJS and more. There were 100% perfect restorations, bike ridden in, and a trailer queens full-on customs, cafe racers, choppers, bobbers, trials bikes, dirt bikes, road racers…any type or style motorcycle you could image.

How to do it yourself DIY motorcycle maintenance, troubleshooting and repair shop manuals from the experts at Clymer Whether doing a complete restoration or just keeping your favorite antique, vintage, classic ride on the road, Clymer manuals are more detailed than the factory OEM manual (not a free download pdf or Haynes ).

For more information on Henderson Motorcycles:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henderson_Motorcycle

Henderson produced 4 cylinder motorcycles from 1912 until 1931. They were the largest and fastest motorcycles of their time, and appealed to sport riders and police departments. Police favored them for traffic patrol because they were faster than anything on the roads. The company began during the golden age of motorcycling, and ended during the Great Depression.

In 1917 the Hendersons sold the firm to Ignaz Schwinn, owner of Schwinn, the manufacturer of Schwinn bicycles and Excelsior motorbikes. Production was moved to Schwinn’s Excelsior Motor Mfg. & Supply Co., 3701 Cortland Street, Chicago, Illinois.

Hendersons were marketed extensively overseas as well as in the United States during the Schwinn years. Today, there are almost as many extant Hendersons in Europe and Australia/New Zealand as in the U.S. The Excelsior name had already been used in Germany and Britain, so export models were marketed as the “American-X”.

In 1922 the 28 hp (at 3400 rpm) DeLuxe was released. Improvements included a larger, more efficient carburetor, improved intake manifold and rear brakes; redesigned crankshaft, cylinder head cooling, exhaust system and seat. There were also optional Lynite die-cast alloy pistons and a revised reverse gear.

The heavier Police Department version was demonstrated first to the Chicago Police, and achieved 98 mph. When it was demonstrated to the San Diego Police a genuine 100 mph was achieved. Harley Davidson, decided to challenge Henderson to a contest that was held at Dundee Road, Chicago, in April 1922.

The Harley won the first heat, but lost the other eleven, with the Henderson exceeding 100 mph. This was a shining hour for Henderson.

Between May 30 and 31, 1922 Wells Bennet and his Henderson Deluxe set a new 24 hour endurance record (including all the intermediate records) at the Tacoma Speedway, Washington, clocking up 1562.54 miles averaging 65.1 mph. This record was not beaten until 1933, by a Peugeot with a team of four. The solo record was not bettered until 1937 when Fred Ham’s 61 cubic inch Harley averaged 76 mph.

On December 11, 1922 William Henderson was killed in a motor accident testing his new Ace. In 1923 Arthur O. Lemon left Excelsior to become chief engineer for Ace.

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