Thursday, December 31, 2009
During engine operation, a vacuum is created in order to draw fresh air into the canister. This air then mixes with the fuel vapors captured by the canister, and is subsequently combusted. Due to the routing of the ventilation hose, water near the end of the hose could be drawn into the charcoal canister.
4498 units are affected.
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Wednesday, December 30, 2009
(Johnson Motors Inc. US Advert 1954)
The Triumph Tiger 110 650 cc OHV Twin was Triumph's fastest production motorcycle to date, developed for the American market which wanted a higher power output. The T100 first appeared in 1954. Originally produced with a cast iron cylider block and head, this was quickly replaced with a light alloy cylinder head with special airways to improve cooling and austenitic iron valve set inserts. The external oil fed pipes were also replaced with internal oilways via the pushrod tubes.
The Triumph Tiger 100 was named because it was capable of 100 mph (160 km/h), so it was an obvious marketing idea to call the new bike the Tiger 110 - although technically the best one way speed obtained by The Motor Cycle magazine in tests was 109 mph (175 km/h) (with a strong tail wind) - but the speedometer was reading 114 mph (183 km/h), so there was a margin of error.
By 1961, the Tiger 110 was being replaced by more modern models, such as the T120 and had acquired the enclosed panels from the Triumph Twenty One which were fashionable at the time but gained it the nickname of the 'bathtub'.World Speed Record:
On 5 September 1962, at Bonneville Salt Flats American racer Bill Johnson secured the world land speed record on a heavily modified Triumph T110 with a top speed of 224.57 mph (361.41 km/h). This success led to the development of the Tiger T110's successor - the Triumph Bonneville.
(Tekstbron: Wapedia )
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Tuesday, December 29, 2009
But now a Triton completely different...
I’m not sure about you, but I’d love to wake up on Christmas Day and find this in my garage. This gorgeous Triton is the brainchild of French designers Frank Charriaut and Vincent Prat from Southsiders MC, and was built by the extraordinarily talented Daniel Delfour, one of France’s leading motorcycle builders.
As with most beautiful motorcycles, there’s a story behind ‘CP Project #1′. It was inspired by a trip to the 2008 Legend Of The Motorcycle event in California; Delfour’s exquisite Norton Ala’verda caused a stir there, so the three friends hatched plans for a sequel. “As English motorcycle fans, we choose to use a Norton featherbed frame and a Triumph 750 Bonneville engine,” says Vincent. “But we didn’t want to make the thousandth café racer or Triton; we decided to follow our own road. We started designing a mix of Batman’s motorcycle with a T.Rex fastback and Cat Woman’s curves. Inspiration came directly from the culture of comics.”
Brand sepeda Hawthorne ini diperjualbelikan melalui toko-toko Montgomery Ward. Sebagian besar sepeda yang ditawarkan oleh Montgomery Ward cukup generik, namun ada beberapa pengecualian, seperti Hawthorne Zep tahun 1939 adalah Desain yang Eksklusif, dan begitu pula 1940-1941 Hawthorne All-American, yang dirancang oleh Desainer Industri terkenal Walter Dorwin Teague. Kebanyakan sepeda Hawthorne diproduksi oleh Cleveland Welding Company, yang mana juga salah satu pemilik Brand Roadmaster, atau HP Snyder, pembuat Rollfast.
NOS Vintage Rear Rack 26" Prewar / Postwar Era