Archive for the ‘Restoration’ Category

Classic 1955-69 BMW Air-Cooled Twin Repair Manual Video Sneak Peek

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What’s in your toolbox? If you have one of the classic “black beauty” air cooled BMW boxers, you need the Clymer Manuals 1955-1969 BMW 500cc and 600cc Twin Service Manual. Looking much like the pre-war twin, BMW kept the classic looks but consistently evolved and upgraded their bike throughout the 50s and 60s. Our manual for the R50, R60, /2, and R69  is actually a newly printed version of Floyd Clymer’s 1970s original, written specifically for home users and enthusiasts, with clear pictures and explanations in plain English. Unlike the German OEM factory service manuals, which are designed for the professional, Clymer Manuals are written with the do-it-yourself mechanic in mind, not the expert.… Read the rest

Restoring Antique Vehicles – How to Get Started

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Restoring an antique vehicle can be a fantastically rewarding experience, as you are bringing a once raging beauty back to life. Almost anyone that has done the work and put the effort into restoring an antique vehicle will say it’s tedious, but also well worth the effort. If you are looking to restore an antique vehicle to its former glory, what are the necessary steps to take to make it happen?

Well, for starters, you need to find a vehicle to bring back, one that you want to and also seems feasible to restore. If the car you are hoping to restore is a family heirloom, be sure to do some research into the price of the parts and the value of the vehicle in general.… Read the rest

Gary Berger’s 1972 Suzuki RV90 Mini Bike – 2013 HoAME Motorcycle Show

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Clymer Manuals got a close-up look at Gary Berger’s 1972 Suzuki RV90J on display at the 2013 HoAME Vintage Motorcycle Rally. This vintage Japanese play bike won the Constellation Award sponsored by Motorcycle Closeouts.

Using the same motor as the Suzuki TS90 Honcho and TC90 Blazer, the RV90 Rover was made to be simpler and more fun. The low center of gravity and giant balloon tires made this more of a minibike, and perfect for younger riders or riding on sand. The RV prefix had nothing to do with recreational vehicles, but plenty of these ended up strapped to the bumpers of motorhomes for use in camp because after all, it was fully street legal for errand running duty!… Read the rest