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Harley Davidson Sportster Oil Change Tips and Tricks

Oil Change Tips Required

The old Harley Davidson stock Iron head Sportster owner’s manual covers changing oil in the engine section under lubrication. It tells Sportster owners that after a new engine has run its first 500 and 2500 miles, and, at 2500-mile intervals thereafter, completely drain oil tank of used oil and refill with fresh oil. This shows that Harley Davidson thought that the oil change is important. The fresh oil would help the engine last longer. The manual says the stock oil tank contained 3 quarts for 1979, four quarts for 1980 and 1981 and three quarts for 1982 and later. Many custom made Sportster oil tanks contain three and a half quarts. That just shows how much less oil is carried than the average car. Sure a motorcycle doesn’t have a radiator. The engine is just air cooled. This actually shows any custom motorcycle owner why changing the oil as called for is fairly important. Why should the motorcycle engine wear out faster than some pickup truck?

Oil Change Tips Oil Grades

There is one small requirement that makes an Iron head Sportster pay close attention at changing the motorcycle oil as the seasons change. They don’t wait until mileage calls for it. The Harley Davidson Iron head Sportster owner’s manual, under Fluid Requirements, Harley Davidson Oil, says at 20 to 90 degrees F one should use Power Blend, Super Premium. Below that it says above 40 degrees F  use medium heavy, at below 40 degrees F use  Special light, at severe operating conditions at degrees above 90 F use regular heavy. Use 60 weight during the summer and switch to 20-50 for the winter. Here is why most Iron head Sportster riders have to do an oil change on a regular basis. That is because if the Sportster has an electric starter it will hardly turn over with 60 weight in it when the weather gets around fifty degrees. That also hits the kick starter. When the fall starts hitting some of the Sportster riders have to put an electric heater beside their chopper to get the engine warm enough to start. Why shouldn’t Sportster riders be able to ride year round?

Harley Davidson Sportster Oil Change Tips and Tricks

Oil Change Tips Oil Petcocks

The Iron head Sportster oil tank has three petcocks on it The one that feeds the oil pump usually isn’t directly on the bottom. Most of the custom motorcycle one of a kind oil tanks have that feed petcock on the side of it about a half an inch or more up from the bottom. That is to make sure nothing like bits of metal get drained down into the oil pump. An Iron head Sportster usually didn’t have an oil filter between the oil tank feed petcock and the oil pump. This makes an oil change a bit of a challenge. The oil filter on a custom motorcycle usually is on the oil hose running from the engine back to the oil tank. The oil return petcock is usually on the side of the oil tank near the top. One just has to be careful because of it and never fill the oil tank higher than an inch or so below that petcock. The third one near the top has an oil tank breather hose hose clamped to it. Why does the oil tank push in oil tank cap have to get pushed out when the oil tank is filled too high?

Oil Change Tips Drain Tools

Since most custom motorcycle owners tend to work on their chopper themselves. It helps to have a few tools for every oil change. The oil tank has to be drained out. It helps to slide a cat litter box right underneath the Sportster before any hose clamps get loosened. That is about the cheapest and most convenient thing that can get used for a motorcycle oil change. Another tool has to be used because the oil feed petcock isn’t directly on the bottom of the oil tank. To find one of those all the chopper owner needs to do is go to the grocery store and buy a turkey baster. This can be used to suck out most of the oil that doesn’t drain straight out. Chopper riders should also own an oil filter wrench to work on the oil filter with. It also helps to have a bucket with a lid on it. That can be used to empty the cat litter box in and store the oil until it can be taken someplace else. These tools will get clarified as the oil change goes along. Why does oil have to get spilled every time an oil change is undertook?

Oil Change Tips Oil Drainage

To make an oil change one has to start by draining the oil tank. The trick is to take the oil feed hose off of the oil feed pump. The oil will start draining out rather quickly. It helps to angle the feed hose right over the cat litter box and let the oil drain into it. It also helps to drain the feed line running to the oil filter. One just has to try and drain out all the oil that may still be in the hose so when the grade is changed it will fully be the new grade. One the oil tank drains down as far as it can because of where the oil feed petcock is located the trick is to use the turkey baster. Here is one of the ways a small bucket helps in an oil change. It helps to sit the bucket by the oil cap and put a rag over the rear exhaust pipe so no oil gets spilled on it. A custom motorcycle shop says that the oil tank doesn’t need to be completely drained out every time. It’s just that some bikers go ahead and use some old socks to get all the oil out of the oil tank every oil tank so the oil grade stays pure. Why shouldn’t sixty weight oil be as strong as it is supposed to be?

Oil Change Tips Oil Filter Removal

Here is a motorcycle part that must be changed during every oil change. When the mechanical routine is done according to mileage it is a given fact that the oil filter probably is too dirty to filter the oil out quick enough. When the oil change is done because of seasonal change it doesn’t matter if the minimum amount of miles have been ridden. The idea is to get a pure grade of oil weight and some of the old weight will be left in the oil filter during every oil change. The trick is to use an oil filter wrench to loosen the oil filter enough to unscrew it off. If the oil filter is mounted upon something like the left foreword control some other parts may have to get removed in order to give one enough room to get this important job done. One might have to push the cat litter box foreword so the oil filter can also drain into it. Why does every automobile on the road have to use an oil filter?

Oil Change Tips  Hose Clamps

The oil hose on an Iron head Sportster uses hose clamps to keep the ends upon all the fittings. There is just one problem with this part. Hose clamps get where they easily come back loose after they have been used again after every oil change. The Sportster can easily start leaking oil out of the oil feed hose where it is clamped to the oil tank fitting and the oil pump right after the oil change. It doesn’t matter if the hose clamps are tightened perfectly right or not. The Harley Iron head Sportster vibration tends to make the hose clamps vibrate loose real easily. The trick is to use new hose clamps and some lock tight during every oil change. Why should some chopper leak oil like an antique pickup does?

Oil Change Tips Oil Filter Change

In many cases it speeds things up to go ahead and screw the new oil filter on before the oil tank gets re-filled. The oil change trick in this is to put some oil onto the rubber bushing on the oil filter. That makes it a lot easier to hand tighten the oil filter up as much as it can be. If an oil filter wrench is used the oil filter gets scratched and bent up. One just has to watch out so nothing else gets messed up as the oil filter gets tightened down by hand. Why should the new chromed oil filter ever get scratched up?

Oil Change Tips Tank Re-fill

On an Iron head Sportster the oil feed hose runs directly to the oil pump. That is where the chopper rider has to be careful. It helps to go ahead with new hose clamps and hook the other hose ends up to which ever petcock they were removed from. Make sure the feed hose end from the oil tank petcock gets clamped like it is supposed to. Then it’s time to hook the oil feed hose end to the oil pump. Since the hose doesn’t already have any oil in it the trick is to sit the hose end against the oil pump fitting and let some oil drain out of the hose before it gets slipped on fully. It helps to light the hose up closely. That way a whole lot of oil doesn’t get drained out before the hose gets slipped where it is supposed to be. That cat litter box helps a lot at this point. No one really wants to get a lot of oil on the ground right under their chopper. Why weren’t motorcycle engines designed to use air instead of straight oil for lubrication?

Oil Change Tips Used Oil

After the oil change to person that has done it ends up with some used oil. The kind that mechanics usually don’t recommend using in the Sportster oil tank again. In several parts of the USA bikers have to pay someone to take the oil from them. The trick is to find some place that allows you to drain your bucket into some thing they have to hold oil in. Several bikers have some mechanics for friends. Some others even know someone who owns a repair shop. Others know of some auto parts shop that also has a large bucket filled with old oil. It really helps an oil change when the motorcycle owner has some place to get rid of the old oil at. Why isn’t used oil made into some high octane motorcycle gasoline?

The Three Most Expensive Cars in The World: $11m to $30m

The car was a 1936 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic. Only three of these cars were ever built and it was designed by Jean Bugatti, the son of Ettore Bugatti. The cars were made from aluminium with distinctive riveted seams. This is one of only two of the cars that remain in their original condition: the other is owned by Ralph Lauren.

The car had been part of a Bugatti collection owned by neurologist Dr Peter D. Williamson. Following the death of Williamson in 2008, and the consequent sale of the other cars in the collection (for $15.5m), Gooding & Company brokered a deal on behalf of the family, with the Mullin Automotive Museum. The car is known to have been sold for at least $30 million, although some sources suggest an even higher figure.

Previously, the highest price known to have been paid for a car was for a 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa. This auction carried out by Sotherbys,in Maranello, Italy, in May 2009 saw the car sold to an unknown telephone bidder for $12.2m

The Three Most Expensive Cars in The World

 

This specific Ferrari is considered one of the most competitive racing Ferraris ever built, having won 10 races in North and South America between 1958 and 1961. It boasts a 300 bhp, 2,953 cc single overhead cam degrees V-12 engine, six Weber 38 DCN carburetors and a four-speed manual gearbox. Only 22 of these cars were ever produced.

It would appear that year by year the highest price record is being smashed. Prior to the 2009 auction, in 2008, again at the Ferrari test track, Fiorino, in Italy at the annual Sothebys’ auction, a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Spyder California came up for sale.

 

This car had previously been owned by actor James Coburn. This time the purchaser was not unknown: it was UK radio and television presenter Chris Evans, who paid $11m for the privilege of owning it.

Following the sale of the Bugatti Leslie Kendall, curator of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, said: “It does sort of recalibrate things in the sense that now, it’s official, certain cars have reached the level of art. People will start paying attention. It’s should be obvious that there are connoisseurs out there who appreciate cars just as much as they do art, fine wine, furniture and sculpture.

“When the first car sold for seven figures, nobody could believe it. Then one went for eight figures, now the Williamson Bugatti. The nine-figure car is out there. It’s just a matter of when.”

Edit added 14May 2010

From the Sun newspaper today:

“Chris Evans gave himself a present for pulling in a million more Radio 2 listeners – the most expensive car in Britain.

The Beeb DJ celebrated getting a breakfast show audience of 9.5million by paying £12 million for the vintage Ferrari 250 GTO.

 

His latest motor cost £6,000 when new in 1963.
Evans, 44, who collects Ferraris as investments, flogged at least three from his existing fleet to help pay for it.
Just 36 of the 174mph roadgoing racing cars were made – and Ferrari nut Evans had long dreamed of owning one.

Evans, who has a £45million fortune…. stumped up around 20 million US dollars – and he plans to use the car on the road.”

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Why High Safety Needed While Driving a Bike?

Speed is one factor which makes people crazy. Many of you might have travelled in a high speed train, in flights, etc. You might have also experienced speed while you are driving your motorcycle. The difference between the two cases is that in the former one you are experiencing it while in the latter case you are creating it. But, in both the case there is a sensible amount of thrill created in someone’s mind. It is to be noted that driving is an art and not a task. You need to have some talent in order to drive smart. Unless and until, you achieve this sense of responsibility, you are not going to be a good rider.

There are several vehicles that are running on the roads. They have all a common intention of reaching their destination and nothing other than that. Some, might have an intention to reach their work place, some have work in the market, some have to reach the airport, etc. What is common in all these examples is that they have to reach an ultimate place. But, often there comes urgency where you need to reach some place faster and you drive faster than the usual speed. Some of the fair examples are reaching hospital in urgent case, reaching to office early because you were late due to traffic, etc. There are several cases and excuses for the same but is there any guarantee whether you would reach the urgent place safely? If there is any such guarantee then you might proceed, but if not then why is that so?

Why High Safety Needed While Driving a Bike?

Life never gives you guarantee and hence, when you move on with complete awareness, it is completely your responsibility. But, at the same time you should be the person who would harm other lives as well. There are cases when an innocent person becomes the victim of a person who drives motorcycle in high speed. Bringing a plight to someone else’s life, just for your fun and still not having a bit of concern, is a big shameless thing one can do.

So, if you are not the ones and if you love your life as well, then you must follow all the guidelines that are described in the government accident awareness programs. Every respectable and responsible citizen must abide by all the rules and regulations on the safety issues as well. This will help you to prevent accidents to a large extent. The first thing one must do is purchase a helmet which is comfortable on your head. You must not choose helmets which are not licensed under the standards institute of your country. A company which is not subjected to the standards then you must be sure that the company is not at all reliable.

You must be comfortable with your helmet. This point is very much important as there are cases in the history where the driver has lost balance and faced serious accidents, as they were adjusting the helmet in order to make them comfortable. Hence, even if you have to invest more, do that but never compromise on this issue. There are several online sites as well who provide you helmets at a reasonable price. On more point to note, is that you must purchase as many numbers, according to the number of family members in your family.

When Do Old Items Become Valuable?

There is a change over point when discarded items such as cars become valuable I explain my point of view.

When do old items become valuable?

Today on British TV we are inundated with programs such as  ‘The Antiques Road Show’ and ‘Cash cash in the attic’ or ‘bargain Hunt’ the list of programs is growing all the time. As a nation or indeed as a planet we are realising that old items from Jewellery to simple plates and cups are worth a fortune to collectors of antique or old items.

Antiques and collectables used to be the purview of Antique dealers and auction houses. I remember as a child being taken around sea-side resorts on holiday and my parents taking me around antique shops. My parents would drool over an Antique pistol or a silver letter opener or a Victorian dinner service.

There were cupboards that had cracking wooden tops that were for sale. They even had children’s toys made of tin or lead for sale at huge prises! There has always been money in old items or as commonly called antiques, although many items are too new to qualify as an antique but the term has been adopted to represent old items that the market place will pay good money for.

I’m sure you the reader know this its not a secret! Car boot sales used to be a good source of picking up old items that the seller had no idea of the true value in fact a ‘bargain’ however TV has closed this source of Antiques and sellers use the internet to find out the true value of what they are selling long before it reaches the boot of their car!

What I am concentrating on in this article is the break off point when something of very little value starts the transformation into being very sort after and worth a mint! I am not qualified in Antiques so all I can do for this article is fall back on what I am qualified in speaking on which is cars. Being in the motor trade all my life I feel I have seen many cars being launched and in production to being out of production then scrapped and now worth a solid gold fortune!

Let me use the Ford Capri as an example of just that process. I have owned at least six examples of the ‘Ford Saturday Night Special’ or the ‘European Mustang’ The Capri was launched in Europe in 1969 and called the MK I Capri for obvious reasons. Its production run ended in 1974 over 1,000,000 Capri’s were sold in the UK alone! Not including mainland Europe and believe it or not America! The home of the V8 Muscle cars bought the weedy 1.6 & 2.0ltr Capri’s in the thousands.

 

(My MK I Capri 1.6 GT worth £10,000 now!)

In 1974 the MK II Capri was launched and it was a more modern looking car with square headlights and most importantly a hatchback. Now this was a major dent in the value of MK 1 Capri’s the bottom fell out of the market! I remember buying my first out right owned Capri in 1982 I wanted a MKII Capri and not a MK I as they looked old and dated. I remember MK I Capri’s being advertised in the car section of local papers for £50! Or  ‘£25 take away or scrap’

The MK I Capri cost around £600 new in the 1970’s and 10-12 years later no one wanted them there were even top of the range 3.0ltr V6 Capri E models selling for £75. I used to buy parts for my Capri in scrap yards as being only a working class man. I distinctly remember row after row of the ‘Ford Saturday Night Special’ in scrap yards some stacked 3 high! Some had rusty bodywork which all 1970’s and 1980’s cars suffered with, and some had perfect body shells but there must have been a major mechanical failure such as an engine and or gearbox, therefore they were scrapped due to the low value of the Capri on the second hand market.

 

(My MK II Capri worth £6,000 now)

In 1978 the MK III Capri was launched to much acclaim and trust me the earlier MK I Capri’s were long since forgotten as soon was the MK II Capri it too looked dated come 1980. That is just a typical story of production cars regardless of what manufacturer the only exception being cars that were ridiculously expensive to begin with such as Rolls Royce or Ferrari’s or Porsche’s these cars are kept safe in heated garages and mostly if kept will keep their money or appreciate, not so the humble production car or so I thought!

I like many people around the globe have the internet and use sites such as E‘-Bay’ to buy simple house hold goods etc at cheaper prices than available on the high street. Over the last 5 years or so many people have started to use E-Bay to sell cars and why not? I just out of interest put in Ford Capri’s for sale as a search and well! I almost fell off my chair! I saw a MK I Capri 3.0 V6 in very nice but not perfect condition for sale at £19,990 ! New the car was worth £700! How did this happen? £10 short of 20k or $35,000!

I mused how the hell could this crazy situation have occurred? Turn the clock back 25 years you couldn’t give away MK I Capri’s! I am not talking about an item that is 200 years old or an Egyptian Mummy! It is a standard if top of the range 1970’s Ford! Thousands were made! Over a million examples sold in Britain alone! This crazy situation has occurred? Its because us the general public have no vision at all! I am just as guilty as you or the next citizen.

 

(MK III Capri Brooklands worth £10,000 upwards)

I wanted a MK II Capri over a MK I because I wanted the newer product with a later registration index. The item or the product the Ford Capri in all its variants the MK 1. MK II, and MK III is and was a very basic car. It is stylish and its looks have become ‘Classic’.  I am going to state the obvious to you. The only reason that the Capri is worth so much now is because of its rarity value! There are only a handful left in the UK. We as consumers cast the product aside and said   “thank you very much for the wheel spins and girls I pulled in my Capri but its off to the scrap yard for you buddy!”

We didn’t just scrap them in thousands we scrapped them in millions! If it was an animal it would be regarded as hunting until extinction! Other Fords and Vauxhall production cars have faired even worse with no examples left they are truly extinct! The only reason any Capri’s survived was because of its sporty looks and boy-racer reputation. Some 12 years ago I saw a MK II Capri 1.6L for sale at £200! I viewed the car and was not impressed with such a basic model and it was in an awful brown colour however the car itself was faultless one owner from new and it had been garaged. I declined to buy it.

On the way home to my house I stopped in a newsagent and bought a car magazine and just by chance saw that any Capri was selling for around £1,000 if not more for older examples! I drove back at break neck speeds to buy the car only to see it being towed away by a car dealer! Boy how I regret that mistake. Now that particular model is for sale at £6,000!

I don’t know the answer to this particular problem? I could have bought up several Capri’s years ago for less than a month’s wages and now when sold I would have thousands of pounds in the bank. I didn’t have the storage room for the cars and without a heated garage and lots of tender loving care the cars would deteriorate. How does one know which car will be worth a fortune in 30 years time?

This example I have given can apply to any item or product; old items are worth money some times but not always. If one is far sighted maybe by saving a certain product you can make money in time but do you have the storage and inclination? I guess this process will always be repeated down the years its in our nature to discard old for new? One thing is for sure the general public is more aware of what is worth money now because of the internet and TV programs the Antique dealers are feeling the pinch of general knowledge!

Lord Banks

The World’s Largest and Most Powerful Trucks Ever Built

Here are the world’s largest trucks ever built in history.

Some trucks were built with extraordinarily huge sizes. These trucks were built for special uses and purposes

Bucyrus MT6300AC Haul Truck

 

This vehicle is probably the largest haul truck ever built in history. Bucyrus MT6300AC by Bucyrus International Inc of the United States is the company’s largest and highest payload capacity haul truck. MT6300AC is the world’s largest haul truck payload capacity which is up to 363 tons. This gigantic truck’s engine can produce 3,750 horsepower (2,800 kW). When fully loaded, it can reach a top speed of 64 km/h

Caterpillar 797F Haul Truck

 

Caterpillar 797F is one of the largest trucks ever built in the world. This powertrain haul truck, which was developed and manufactured by Caterpillar Inc of the United States, was introduced in 2008. It is the company’s largest and highest payload capacity haul truck.  It has a payload capacity of 363 tons and can attain a top speed of 68 km/h when fully loaded.

Liebherr T 282B Haul Truck

 

Liebherr T 282B is one of the most gigantic trucks ever built in the world. This off-highway, ultra-class, rigid frame, two-axle, diesel/electric, AC powertrain haul truck is Liebherr Mining Equipment Co’s largest and highest capacity haul truck. It has a payload capacity of up to 360 tons. This haul truck from Virginia, USA cannot be driven on public roads. A single unit of T 282B can costs up to $5 million. It is 7.4 meters in height and a length of 14.5 meters with a 6.6 meters wheelbase.

Komatsu 960E-1 Haul Truck

 

Komatsu 960E-1 of Komatsu America Corp in Illinois, USA is the company’s largest and highest capacity haul truck. This ultra-class, off-way haul truck has a payload capacity of up to 327 tons. It was introduced in 2008 and its engine can produce 3,500 Hp. It is 15.6 meters in length, a width of 9.19 meters and a height of 7.37 meters. When fully load, it can attain a top speed of 64 km/h

Caterpillar 797 Haul Truck

 

Caterpillar 797 is a very large truck developed and manufactured by Caterpillar Inc., of the United States. This off-highway, ultra class, two-axle, mechanical powertrain haul truck was built specifically for worldwide high production mining and heavy-duty construction applications. This huge truck is the largest, highest capacity haul trucks of Caterpillar Inc. This haul truck has a 327 t payload capacity

Terex 33-19 “Titan” Haul Truck

 

The Terex 33-19 “Titan” is a mammoth haul truck designed by Terex Division of General Motors. Only one 33-19 was built and this gigantic vehicle was the world’s largest and highest capacity haul truck for 25 years from 1973 to 1998. It has a payload capacity of 320 tons. It can attain a top speed of 48km/h when fully loaded

Caterpillar 789 Dump Truck

 

Another Caterpillar Inc’s model of a large dump truck is the Caterpillar 789 Dump Truck. This huge dump truck, which is usually used in open pit mining, has a capacity of 195 tons. The engine of the Caterpillar 789 can produce 1,705Hp

Lectra Haul Dump Truck

 

Lectra Haul Dump Truck is a gigantic vehicle. The photo of Lectra Haul Dump Truck shown above is use in Boron, California, USA. This off-highway, two-axle, rigid dump truck is specifically developed for high production mining use and heavy construction environment purposes.

Logan Lake Dump Truck

 

Logan Lake Dump Truck is a big dump truck with 645cid x 12 cylinders – 2 stroke engine. This large truck has a power of 2500 Hp. It is 19′ 11″ in height, a width of 24′ 1″ and a length of 54′ 3″.  Its gross weight is 844,600 lbs with a Payload of 470,000 lbs

Belaz 75570 Dump Truck

 

Belaz 75570 Dump Truck is manufactured by BelAZ, a Belarusian manufacturer of earthmoving and haulage equipment. This large dump truck is usually used in open pit mining

Caterpillar 777 Dump Truck

 

Caterpillar Inc is well-known worldwide for their huge heavy equipment. One of its giant vehicles is the Caterpillar 777 Dump Truck. This Caterpillar’s model of large dump truck has a capacity of 80 tonnes.

Euclid Hitachi Haul Truck

 

Another very large truck ever created is the Hitachi Haul Truck. The truck shown on the above photo is use at Chuquicamata copper mine. Hitachi Haul Trucks were developed and manufactured by the Euclid Company of Ohio which specialized in heavy equipment for earthmoving. The company is now a section of Volvo.

The Iconic Mx5 10th Edition

With it being in production for just two years, the Mazda MX5 Mk2 is one of the less commonly seen versions in the MX5 franchise. Also, as a result of it’s narrow manufacturing window, there were also very few special editions made, a direct contrast to the Mk1 which saw huge numbers of special and alternate editions gracing the wishlists of Mazda aficionados.

With it being in production for just two years, the Mazda MX5 Mk2 is one of the less commonly seen versions in the MX5 franchise. Also, as a result of it’s narrow manufacturing window, there were also very few special editions made, a direct contrast to the Mk1 which saw huge numbers of special and alternate editions gracing the wishlists of Mazda aficionados.

However, despite the fact that very few special editions were actually made, one held decidedly more significance than the rest.

The Iconic Mx5 10th Edition

1999’s 10th anniversary edition was a landmark for the MX5 as it was the first special edition Mazda had produced in japan that was available worldwide. It also boasted some special features which, at the time, were hugely coveted indeed.

The most notable change when first getting into the car was its six speed gearbox. A relatively new invention at the time, the six speed transmission actually make the acceleration slower than the standard version but afforded it a higher top speed, managing to reach 133 mph with acceleration from 0-62 of 7.5 seconds.

The 10AM (or AE, as in Anniversary Edition) as it became known also had something of an aesthetic makeover too. The body was painted in sapphire blue whilst the seats were bedecked in black leather and blue alacantra.

Naturally, the vehicle became extremely desirable, helped in no small part by the inclusion of a unique number printed on the driver side front-quarter panel. Each vehicle also came with a certificate of authenticity signed by Mazda’s President James E Miller.

7,500 vehicles were produced, taking around one year to completely sell out. Of the 7,600, 3,700 were sent to Europe (with it rumoured that car number 7,500 was sold in Britain), 3,150 went to North America, 500 to Japan and finally 150 to Australia.

Whilst Mazda released many special editions of their MX5, very few will have the history, desirability or benchmark status as their 10th Anniversary 10AM.

Sportster Front Master Cylinder 1979 to 1981 Cleaning Inspection and Repair

A 1979 to 1981 Ironhead Sportster front master cylinder can be like just about every other motorcycle part of that ride. There are times when knowing how to clean, inspect and repair one can save the biker a lot of time and effort. This is how one can do the cleaning, inspection and repair without messing them up.

Sportster Front Master Cylinder 1979 To 1981 Cleaning Inspection And Repair Caution

Sportster front master cylinder 1979 to 1981 cleaning inspection and repair caution; Always clean brake system components by washing in denatured alcohol or brake fluid. DO NOT use mineral base cleaning solvents such as gasoline or paint thinner. Use of mineral base solvents will cause deterioration of rubber parts that will continue after assembly, which could result in component failure. Why shouldn’t every biker know brake fluid cleans brake parts better than gasoline?

Sportster Front Master Cylinder 1979 To 1981 Cleaning Inspection And Repair Examine

Sportster front master cylinder 1979 to 1981 cleaning inspection and repair examine cylinder walls for scratches and grooves. Why do cylinder walls have to get scratched?

Sportster Front Master Cylinder 1979 To 1983 Cleaning Inspection And Repair Make

Sportster front master cylinder 1979 to 1983 cleaning inspection and repair make sure vent holes, in master cylinder, are open. Why can vent holes get clogged?

Sportster Front Master Cylinder 1979 To 1981 Cleaning Inspection And Repair Inspect

Sportster front master cylinder 1979 to 1981 cleaning inspection and repair inspect gasket (3), replace if required. Why shouldn’t brake fluid be allowed to leak out?

Skoda Auto in Paris Retromobile Exposition

Skoda at the Paris Exposition in 2011 Rétromobile

With six historical models, Škoda Auto presents the year’s vintage car show “Paris Rétromobile 2011” held in Paris from 2 to 6 February.
Exposed to the legendary Model Voiturette (1906), then models of Laurin & Klement Škoda 110 (1928) Skoda Superb 3000 (1939), Skoda 1100 OHC (1958), motorcycles B (1903) and a faithful replica of the racing velocipede Slavia (original circa 1900). All exhibits come from the Skoda museum in Mladá Boleslav and excluding Damages 110 are all fully mobile.

The enthusiastic buzz among car enthusiasts and visitors to the exhibition would be in Paris to take care Voiturette A historic car has been refurbished in recent years, full of grunt work. The model Voiturette began car production in 1905 at the headquarters of Skoda in city Mlada Boleslav – then still under the name Laurin & Klement. Public interest in the “small car” from city Mlada Boleslav in 1905 was great, not least because at that time a relatively reasonable price of CZK 3600.

“Our experts have managed to fragment the decks step by step, part of the work, once again put together a fully mobile car from the beginning of our car. The reconstruction lasted six years. Our engineers did a great job. Voiturette again shines in its old splendor. It was maintained original technical solutions, although many parts had to be constructed or replaced, “said Mr. Eckhard Scholz, a member of the Board of Škoda Auto Technical Development.

Also, Laurin & Klement, Skoda 110 was renovated from a dismantled car. After three years of intensive work would stop anything in the way of its launching. According to the original proposals were made závodní new bicycle, which built the Laurin & Klement, 1900. The replica is fully mobile, as well as, Skoda Superb 3000 Skoda 1100 OHC motorcycles and B. With these historic cars are regularly participates in car shows and veteran competitions.

Read about other models of the Škoda Auto Company – Czech manufacturer of vehicles

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One Stop Auto Transport Guide

When planning to relocate to another place and you’ll be taking your car with you, then you have to read on because in this article I will give you a guide that will help you understand better what to do when you ship your car using an auto transport service.

When planning to relocate to another place and you’ll be taking your car with you, then you have to read on because in this article I will give you a guide that will help you understand better what to do when you ship your car using an auto transport service.

What you should know about auto transport service?

When speaking about auto shipping service what comes to mind is big trucks and lots of cars. That is true, but the most important things that made it possible is: a schedule, preparing your car insurance , taking out you personal items in car and most of all, being there on time to pick up your car. Now let me explain further.

One Stop Auto Transport Guide

1.       Schedule

Since your car will not be the only one that will be using the services of auto transport, you need to schedule your date of move. You may call your auto transport 3-4 weeks in advance to set a date for your car to be picked up. This will give you and your shipper enough time to arrange for a truck to pick up your car. And this will give you enough time for the next steps.

2.       Prepare your car

While waiting for the scheduled time of pick up, you have to prepare your car for shipping. Have it cleaned inside and out. Having your car washed and inspected for physical damage and list them down is a very important thing to keep in mind, you may need the list later.

3.       Personal items

Most of us have the tendency to leave some personal items inside our car. This is very understandable because in the first place it is our car. Second to that, we consider our car our second home since we use it every day. We may be spending more time in our car, traveling to and from work; more than our time spent at home, so we have our personal items in there. Take those items out when shipping your car, this way you can avoid future problems like theft or items being lost.

4.       Insurance

Make sure when you ship your car, to ask for insurance coverage, this is to make sure that you are dealing with a legitimate auto transport service. The insurance coverage is also a must have under the Department of Transportation (DOT), so if anything happens to your car while in the possession of the auto transport service you are covered by the insurance. This is also where your list of physical damage comes in, because you cannot claim any coverage if you don’t have proof that the damage was done while to car in route to your destination.

5.       Delivery

Although we are talking about schedule, sometimes delivery dates and time will not be achieved. Please understand that we are dealing with huge machinery here and it is not like small packages that can be easily howled from one place to the next. There is also the traffic; huge trucks will have much difficult time getting away from traffic than our usual vehicle so give it some time. At least give it 2-3 days window for the delivery date.

Shipping you car need not be a hustle if you follow this tips. This guide will surely help you facilitate a peaceful and successful service.

Modes of Transportation

The transportation of vehicles is a specialized job.

At times when the automobiles or cars have to be transported from one destination to another on relocation, careful planning should be done.

Vehicle transportation is a specialized job. All aspects of transportation should be carefully looked into.

Vehicles are prized possession and just cannot be casually transported. If you have classic or exotic automobiles then the concern is increased manifold. There are various modes of transaction undertaken by reputed auto transport companies, which are skilled carriers.

Modes of Transportation

OPEN TRAILER MODE: This mode is designed for ordinary or standard cars. It is a less expensive mode. In this mode eight to ten cars are hauled together in an open trailer. The cars are exposed to elements and chances of damage in transit exist. Such mode provides terminal to terminal transportation of vehicles.

ENCLOSED CONTAINER TYPE TRAILER: This is an expensive mode of transportation. This is best suited for classic or exotic cars. Since this mode provides transportation in enclosed containers, the automobiles are protected from rain, hail, snow and other elements. Special care is taken to transport vehicles in this mode.

The loading and unloading of vehicles is done by hydraulic machines manned by highly professional skilled personnel. Personal care of vehicle is undertaken at all stages of transportation. The containers are so designed that the automobiles are perfectly protected.

Door to door transportation id provided under such transportation mode. The pickup and dropping services are also provided. The drivers arranged are skilled and licensed.

Reputed car shipping companies with sound means and credibility and excellent track record should invariably be entrusted the job of transportation of vehicles as they possess the requisite skills and various modes of transportation.