For Your Eyes Only

Rubric: interesting | 3 Apr 2015 | Comments Off on For Your Eyes Only
For Your Eyes Only

FIELD INFORMATION AGENCY TECHNICAL I have been privileged to see this report, which was lent to me by two of our members, the Smith brothers of Newbury (and many thanks to them). It covers the whole of the German motorcycle industry but I thought that you might be interested in those aspects of the report that deal specifically with two strokes. It gives an insight into the strength of the industry before the war and the state of things at the end. Those comments in quotes are lifted directly from the report. INTRODUCTION ‘This investigation of the German Motorcycle Industry was undertaken to obtain certain specific information as well as to get an up-to-date picture of the industry ...

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Rubric: interesting | 16 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on ZÜNDAPP

By Gerry Frederics The name means `ignition system´. ZÜND = Zündung, APP = Apparat. Zündungsapparat, Zündapp for short. The founding of the company goes back to the year 1917 when they began to manufacture ignition systems for the automotive, truck and beginning motor cycle markets; until that time there had been a hodge-podge of systems on the market, none of which had established a distinguished track record, au contraire, failure of automotive electronics was rather common. This of course was also due to the fact that electronics as such was a new discipline and every designer was very literally finding his own way via hit-and-miss tactics. In fact, it can be ...

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