Volkswagen Owner’s Service Manual and Fact Book 1960 F.Clymer S.Abbey

This book is a compilation by Floyd Clymer Publishing. Part of the book is service manual covering 1959-1960’s era VW Bugs, Beetles, Ghias and Vans and part is about a road test Floyd Clymer did with the VW in Germany. There is a section that is an owners manual also. Many great pictures and narratives about these early Volkswagens. Books has wear and tear, on cover and some writing just inside the cover but pages are intact with minor yellowing.vwvwb

Simca Owner’s Complete Handbook of Repair and Maintenance 1960 F.Clymer

This book is a compilation from Floyd Clymer Publishing. Floyd incorporated the contents of several Simca Owner’s Manuals into one book preceded by his own personal road test of a Simca Elysee and followed up with a service manual. Very interesting photos of the test up Pikes Peak and pictures of the factory in France. The Coverage is for the Vedette, Aronde, and has a service manual for the four cylinder models, the car tested was a 1959 model and the book was printed in 1960. So most of the information applies to that time period.

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Jims 120 Engine Failure Bad Maintenance 101

Re: redacted
2003 RoadKing
120 Jims Motor
 
6/18/2015
 
In May of 2015 redacted presented to us his 2003 Road King. It was in poorly maintained condition as evidenced by the following initial points.
Multiple Noises
Horn rattle and wiring issue
Loose muffler with stretched clamp
other unknown noises
 
Redacted determined that a noise was coming from the primary and upon inspection he found an issue with the pinion shaft which was remedied by replacing the starter assembly.
 
No other noise was heard at this point. redacted had requested an oil change, when draining the oil, metal was found on the magnetic drain plug. This was documented and photographed and reported to redacted because it is not normal. After installing new oil the bike was test ridden, everything seemed fine.
 
When redacted picked up the bike, neither he nor Louis heard any noise coming from the engine. Within 5-10 minutes of riding redacted experienced both noise and performance issues. He limped the bike home and phone calls and emails were exchanged. redacted did not return the motorcycle for inspection or warranty.
 
Redacted states he trailered the RoadKing to Redacted Cycle Shop in redacted for a second opinion. Redacted states that redacted concluded that the engine had failed because there was no oil in the oil tank.
 
This triggered a need for further investigation as redacted is basically saying redacted forgot to put oil into the bike based on redacted report.
 
After several days of posturing it was agreed that the motor would be made available for inspection at my location.
 
On June 17th redacted presented the motor in a partially disassembled state, minus the oil filter, cylinder heads and rockers which are necessary for a complete inspection.
 
The pistons were both wet with oil and had not been cleaned. There was no sign of engine seizure or heat build up (discoloring / burning) The small end of the connecting rods were wet with oil and showed no signs of heat build up or discoloring. In particularly the rear rod as will become clear later in the report.
 
Cylinder bores and piston skirts showed signs of scuffing but not seizing, indicating lack of lubrication, poor oiling, and/or poor maintenance.
 
Redacted allowed me to further disassemble the motor and provided a small oil sample he had retrieved from the flywheel kidney sump. In his presence I overturned the motor and collected another approximate 8 ounces of new motor oil. We believe this oil will match the oil we installed.
 
The cam cover was removed from the motor and chunks of metal with more new oil came out into the pan. Three of the valve lifters were removed. The 4th ( front intake) could not be removed. The lifter had failed catastrophically and the “wheel” was no longer attached. The lifter is mushroomed and cannot be retrieved by normal means.
 
Pieces of the wheel show signs of very long term wear , this may have been diagnosed with a stethoscope when engine noise was suspected. When this lifter let go the engine noise would have increased and performance would have become an issue. With a closed intake valve the engine would continue to run only on the rear cylinder.
 
Further inspection of the oil pump reveals grooving and wear from metal particles on the feed side of the pump. The scavenger side of the pump was blocked from full operation by a large portion of lifter debris.   
 
While I would still like to see the oil filter, cylinder heads and rockers, my conclusion is that due to wear and improper maintenance the front intake lifter failed, the remaining damage is collateral. This engine did not seize up from lack of oil.
 
Even after the front cylinder stopped making power and the scavenger pump was restricted the rear cylinder continued to operate without seizing.
 
To my knowledge the techs at redacted Cycle have no way of knowing what happened to this motor as they failed to disassemble it completely. It is unclear what led to any decision not to look for the actual problem. It is also unclear as to how an estimate of costs to repair could be arrived at, which led to the purchase of a replacement motor.
 
In closing I will restate that this motorcycle was not returned to us for inspection or warranty. 
 
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6/18/2015

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2006 Motor Cyclist Magazine All 12 Issues January though December

This is the entire set from 2006, January through December all 12 issues.
Each issue of MOTORCYCLIST combines the excitement and color of today’s cruisers, sport bikes, naked bikes and touring machines with credible information on road tests, riding gear, safety issues, riding skills and new products.
They are in very good shape, no water damage, rips or tears, no missing pages!
Photos are of exact magazine you will receive
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2005 Motor Cyclist Magazine All 12 Issues January though December

This is the entire set from 2005, January through December all 12 issues, in April they changed to a better binding.
Each issue of MOTORCYCLIST combines the excitement and color of today’s cruisers, sport bikes, naked bikes and touring machines with credible information on road tests, riding gear, safety issues, riding skills and new products.
They are in very good shape, no water damage, rips or tears, no missing pages!
Photos are of exact magazines you will receive
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2004 Motor Cyclist Magazine 9 Issues and 2003 Holiday Issue

This is NOT the entire set from 2004, we have January, February, March, July (damaged corner see pictures), August, September, October, November, December. We also have included the 2003 Holiday issue for a total of 10 issues.
Each issue of MOTORCYCLIST combines the excitement and color of today’s cruisers, sport bikes, naked bikes and touring machines with credible information on road tests, riding gear, safety issues, riding skills and new products.
They are in good shape, no water damage, no missing pages!
Photos are of exact magazines you will receive
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Crossroads Motorcycle Magazine Lot of 13 Issues

Crossroads Magazine for The Motorcycle Enthusiast. This magazine is written and published in South Florida! These are in good condition. No rips or tears in most, there is water damage in the July 2006 (a few stuck/torn pages but still good enough to put in the sale) May and August 2005 and January 2006 covers have humidity issues (bumpy feel). Please take a good look at the pictures.

Included are the following issues:

May 2005 Issue #96 (humid cover)
August 2005 Issue #99 (humid cover)
November 2005 Issue #102

January 2006 Issue #103 (humid cover)
July 2006 Issue #108 (water damage throughout humid cover)
August 2006 Issue #109
September 2006 Issue #110
November 2006 Issue #112 (3 copies of this one, one copy has folded corner of back cover and 4 pages)

January 2007 Issue #114
February 2007 Issue #115
October 2007 Issue #120
Photos are of exact magazine you will receive
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The Antique Motorcycle Magazine 7 Issues Antique Motorcycle Club of America

The Antique Motorcycle magazine is the Official publication of The Antique Motorcycle Club of America Inc. These are in very good condition. No rips, tears, or water damage (except the top corner of Fall 2013). Please take a good look at the pictures.

Included are the following issues:

Summer 2013 Volume 52 No. 2
Fall 2013 Volume 52 No. 3 (see damage in picture)
Winter 2013 Volume 52 No. 4

March / April 2014 Volume 53 No. 1
May / June 2014 Volume 53 No. 2
July / August 2014 Volume 53 No. 3

May / June 201 Volume 54 No. 3 antique mcantique mc a

Tomos 70cc Big Bore 45mm Piston Kit A55 Streetmate Revival Sprint ST Targa LX

This company Step Two Upgrade is out of business but I have NOS (New Old Stock) inventory and am selling it priced to go!

Replacement piston 70cc Big Bore Piston Kit
Includes 45mm Piston, Rings, Pin, Circlips

Specs:
Bore: 45mm
Pin Size/Diameter: 12mm
Height from Center of Pin to Top: 23mm
Total Height of Piston: 50mm
Ring Height: 1.5mm
Number of Rings: 1

Part Numbers on the boxes are:
MP-09153
430-500
This is being sold as a package we have:
one complete set all pieces, one set piston, ring and pin, one set piston and ring
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