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1924 Royal Enfield Sales Catalogue.

For 1924 Royal Enfield started introducing big changes. It was the last year of manufacture for their big 996cc V twin using the Vickers Wolseley engine with 2 speed countershaft drive and hand crank start, it was to be replaced in 1925 with an engine of Royal Enfields own design, still of a 1000cc capacity, but with Royal Enfields own oiling system. However it was still a total loss system and the oil pump had Enfield Cycle Co on the brass pump cover instead of Wolsley. Drive would be through a 3 speed Sturmey Archer gearbox with (finally) a

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1920 Royal Enfield Bicycle and Motorcycle Sales Catalogue.

BSA made bicycles, and then motorcycles, Raleigh made bicycles, and then motorcycles, so did Sunbeam, and also for Royal Enfield.

This 1920 sales catalogue for Royal Enfield includes both bicycles and motorcycles and with only 2 different capacity motorcycles available survival of the company must surely have been aided by the sale of bicycles, in this case 18 pushbikes were on offer. Interesting names like Riche Duplex Girder Lady’s Model 151, the Riche Duplex Girder Roadster Model 161, the Standard Road Racer Model 94 (looks to be a bit of a ball cruncher), the Constabulary Model 120, and

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JAWA The Early Years.

We all want a JAWA. Or do we?

For most of us when girder fork motorcycles are talked of we think of English or American machines, and lets face it that’s all we really see at rallies. European motorcycle manufacturers were aplenty in the first 40 years of the last century however very few made it past the borders into the western world. Okay there is the odd Nimbus around and I have seen a couple of German Triumphs but when approached in conversation most can only think of MZ, Cossack, Ural and Jawa, mostly 1950s

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1932 Coventry Eagle Parts Book and Instruction Manual

A very practical book covering the Coventry Eagle pressed steel frame machines, The Silent Superb, Eclipse, and Wonder models from 1932 onward. The first section covers a well illustrated parts book including the 147 and 196cc Villiers engines, as well as the 2 and 3 speed Albion gearboxes. It doesn’t cover the Silent Superb models with the alloy primary chain case. This upgrade was on the later models. The second section is for basic maintenance requirements and includes carburettor information, as well as engine timing and electrical. Well worth the read if you own such a machine

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1926 The N.U.T Sales Catalogue

The N.U.T. motorcycle, from Newcastle upon Tyne would have to be one of the most unique motorcycles from the 1920s. Its sports like looks are enhanced by the unusual long sleek round petrol tank and nickle plated mounting straps. It is powered by NUTs own engine design and same as for a lot of English motorcycles of the 1920s utilizes a Sturmey Archer gearbox. Perhaps the interesting aspect of the motorcycle is that the engine can be completely dismantled, including removal of the crankshaft without complete removal from the frame, the main crankcase housing remains installed in the frame.

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