Top 10 Best Motorcycle Brands 2015

10. Harley-Davidson Motor Company: Harley-Davidson Inc. formerly known as HDI, is a brand of America. It was founded in 20th century in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The company had to suffer from various drawbacks in the initial years, so it finally decided to improve the quality of its motorcycles to become a competitive brand. From 1977 to 2014, it is one of the motorcycle companies, and has made some finest and heavyweight products for the riders.

9. Moto Guzzi: The Moto Guzzi is an Italian motorcycle manufacturer, and is one of the oldest European brands. The company’s motorcycles come with air-cooled 90° V-twin engine, longitudinal crankshaft orientation, and several attractive colors. Established in 1921 in Mandello del Lario, Italy.

8. Aprilia: Aprilia is another Italian motorcycle company, owned by Piaggio. The company started its journey by manufacturing scooters and small-capacity motorcycles. In recent years, Aprilia has produced large sports bikes like V-twin RSV Mille and the V4 RSV4. The brand was established after the Second World War by Cavaliere Alberto Beggio, as a bicycle production factory at Noale, Italy, in 1968.

7. Triumph: The Triumph Motor Company is a British car and motorcycle making company. It is actually a trade-name, owned by BMW. It was established in 1885 when Siegfried Bettmann (1863–1951) formed S. Bettmann & Co., and initiated the import of bicycles worldwide. The company was renamed the Triumph Cycle Co. Ltd. in 1897.

6. Honda Motor Company, Ltd: The Honda Motor Company, Inc. (abbreviated as AHM) is a North American subsidiary of the Honda Motor Company, Ltd. This brand was established in 1959. It deals in motorcycles, scooters and all-terrain vehicles, equipped with outstanding specifications.

5. Suzuki Motor Corporation: Suzuki Motor Corporation is a brand of Japan. This is a multinational company, with headquarter in Minami-ku, Hamamatsu, Japan. It has specialized in automobiles, four-wheel drive vehicles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), wheelchairs, and internal combustion engines. In 2011, Suzuki became one of the largest automakers in the world.

4. Yamaha Motor Company: Yamaha Motor Company Limited is another brand of Japan. It deals in motorcycles, bicycles, and marine products like boats and outboard motors, as well as motorized products. The company was established in 1955, and has its headquarter in Shizuoka, Japan.

3. Ducati: It has headquarter in Bologna, Italy, and is owned by German automotive manufacturer Audi through its Italian subsidiary Lamborghini. During 1926, Antonio Cavalieri Ducati and his three sons, Adriano, Marcello, and Bruno Cavalieri Ducati, founded Società Scientifica Radio Brevetti Ducati in Bologna for the production of vacuum tubes, condensers and radio components.

2. BMW: Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (known as Bavarian Motor Works, and BMW), is a brand of Germany. This automobile and engine manufacturing company was founded in 1916. It is headquartered in Munich, Bavaria.

1. Kawasaki: This company deals in the production of motorcycles, utility vehicles, personal watercrafts, and gasoline engines. One of its famous slogans is “Let the good times roll”. The company started the manufacturing of motorcycles and engines in 1949. In 1954, …

7105- TRUE GRIT, Cuban Style

7105-  TRUE GRIT, Cuban Style

These early-1950s Chevrolets are used day in day out in Cuba. There are not many original parts in them, and quite often the motors are diesel engines from Russian tractors! The Cuban men are extremely resourceful and talented in maintaining these 60+ year old cars from a very limited supply of parts or materials.

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Diagnosing Repair Parts on the NSS Stallion 8SC Carpet Extractor

The NSS Stallion 8SC carpet extractor by National Super Service is one of the best carpet extractors sold in the United States. This extractor is easy to use and is extremely portable and lightweight. Over time small issues might arise with this unit and it may need to be repaired. The extractor itself has four likely areas where things could go wrong and parts need to be fixed. It is important to use OEM NSS parts when repairing this extractor to ensure trouble-free use down the road. The four major areas that could go wrong are the vacuum motor, brush motor, pump and brush assembly. NSS parts are readily available through online National Super Service parts dealers and local NSS dealers.

A common problem with this carpet extractor is that the brush bearings tend to go back prematurely. One of the main reasons for this is that some extractors sit for extended periods of time and the bearings start to rust because water was left in the brush assembly and it was not given time to dry out. There are two ways that bearings can be replaced. The first way is to disassemble the main brush remove the bearings, remove the axle, and replace with new NSS bearings. The second and easiest solution to this problem is to purchase a whole new brush assembly which includes the brush, bearings, axle and bearing clips. There are two screws on the outer housing of the brush assembly, remove the screws in the brush should drop from the machine. Remove the belt from the brush and pull the brush away from the machine. To install the new brush wrap the belt around the pulley, but the brush into the machine and screw in the two outside screws. This is an easy fix to the most common problem with Stallion 8SC has. A great way to ensure that bearings within the brush not go bad is to let air circulate around the brush when the machine is not in use. This will prevent the bearings from rusting and seizing up over time.

The next component that is most likely to fail is the brush motor. Before placing the brush motor check to see that the belt is in good condition and has not snapped. Many people assume that the brush motor is bad and do not check the belt first. This NSS belt is extremely inexpensive and easy to replace. On the lower housing of the machine there are screws which need to be removed to access the brush motor and belt. When replacing the belt make sure to check that the brush motor sprints freely and that the pulley on the brush spins freely. A common reason that brush motors go bad is that the bearings on the brush seize up and this will either snap the belt or put an excessive load on the motor causing it to burnout.

When you notice your machine is losing suction it could be that your …