another perfectly good motorcycle ruined.......

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

aermacchi

must admit, i was a little disappointed when dangerous picked up the 'aermacchi owners manual' from sweary mick's. mick had sent off to the USA for it and we were looking forward to having something to guide us on our recommisioning of the little racer, what we received could hardly be described as a 'hefty tome' that's for sure, a mere ten photocopied pages, [including the front and rear covers] and a further four, one sided, very faded copies of the gearbox internals, [with the gem of information 'replace the shims with the correct size', no mention of any measurements or tolerances], oh well, i suppose any information is better than none at all, if anyone has any info on these bikes please free to enlighten us, i have the superb mick walker enthusiasts series book, 'aermacchi harley davidson motorcycles' which, if your appetite has been whetted by reading about the aermacchi is well worth a punt and i've found an old copy of 'classic bike' magazine on ebay that's got an article about the aermacchi metisse so that should be landing in the postbox shortly, oh yeah, just like to say that the loveless engineering guide to building racebikes, choppers, cafe racers and restoring classic bikes will be available soon, it's a very reasonable five hundred pounds, signed by me and dangerous and the price includes postage, in fact the guide is written on the back of the stamp, get it bought, it's a bargain if i say so myself............

1 comment:

  1. When I was wrenching on bikes for a job, myself and fellow mechanics were always amazed at the lack of info in bike manuals. So, always had a good laugh when a tourist would say something like, 'If I had a manual I'd do this myself'.
    Was doing a little browsing the other night and saw a site in the Netherlands for Aermacchi racers...have to see if I can find it again...

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