Nimbus motorrad. Nimbus (motorcycle)

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Nimbus motorrad

The machine on offer is fitted with a Bender sidecar and comes in original and unrestored condition. Seeing, however, that the factory had no trouble selling every motorcycle built, it was decided not to make any major investments in new tooling. This was intended to be a utilitarian workhorse, a back-woods hauler; run it slow, and it would run nigh on forever. The build started with the design and fabrication of a whole new frame. No, this Nimbus motorcycle is not one of those shiny restorations, nor is it the machine you want for running along the Interstate at 80mph or ripping past Porsches while going over 12,000ft Independence Pass. The Nimbus now has attained almost iconic status, not only in Denmark but also abroad where its very individual character makes it a machine of unusual technical interest.

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the nimbus type C 'odin's fury' custom landspeed racer by gonzo motorcycles

Nimbus motorrad

The frame was unconventional, as it was riveted together from pieces of strap steel, giving the bike a very industrial look, but it was easy to fix in case the rider bent a part of it. It was the war that prompted Fisker to realize that the horse was on its way out, and that auto-motion, on two wheels and four, was the way of the future. In line with the Danish thinking on sensible environmental policies, the crankcase breather runs straight into the body of the slide carburetor, ensuring maximum combustion of all petroleum by-products and minimal contamination of the air. The combustion chambers were hemispherical in shape, the valves angling in with rocker arms and valve stems quite exposed. Retrofitted from a Subaru Vivo the supercharger is driven by a custom-made camshaft extension and feeds fuel to the engine via a custom intake manifold. The Nimbus assembly plant was closed in 1959, although a few machines were built from supplies over the next year.

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Nimbus 1937 sidecar combination 2709

Nimbus motorrad

The iron cylinder head sported an overhead camshaft. Thanks to the design's inherent reliability, using a Nimbus on a daily basis is still considered easy and economical. The 'Stovepipe' was technically improved along the way, mainly in details, but also with the two main types of fronts forks, which distinguished the Type A shown from the Type B. In 1919 the first Nimbus four motorcycle was brought out. Upgrading the Nimbus engine was, of course, the most important stage of the build. Nielsen, Peder Andersen Fisker produced electric motors and, from around 1910, the first in Europe.

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Oldtimer Nimbus kaufen / Oldtimer Nimbus gebraucht

Nimbus motorrad

The crankshaft drove the overhead camshaft through the upright mounted dynamo via sets of bevel gears. The frame was most unconventional. In 1916, Fisker decided to build a motorcycle and to incorporate modern automotive knowledge in its design. In the 1950s some further prototypes were built, like a four-cylinder with a rotary valve and carbon seals as well as a two-cylinder model with sprung rear suspension, neither of which reached production. Birth of the Type C The Type C was introduced in 1934. In 1928 the firm was no longer able to cope with the large scale production of both motorcycles and vacuum cleaners, so it was decided to stop motorcycle production, after some 1,300 machines had been made. What else in the net: in German , på Dansk, in English , på Dansk , på Dansk , på Dansk , på Dansk, in English.

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the nimbus type C 'odin's fury' custom landspeed racer by gonzo motorcycles

Nimbus motorrad

The new manufacturing plant they formed was named Nimbus Motorcycles and their first motorcycle, a shaft driven 750cc inline 4, went on sale to the public in 1920. There was one small problem here, in that the tubes held only springs and had no provision for damping. The frame was shaped to go around the fuel tank, much like the pressed steel frames on several other motorcycles of the period, e. The young dandy could get a passenger body and take his girlfriend for a ride, while the postman could mount a large box and do his rounds. The first customer received his Type C in the summer of 1934 and thanks to an efficient dealer network, the Bumblebee soon became the best-selling motorcycle in Denmark.

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Nimbus 750, Bj. 1952

Nimbus motorrad

Anders settled on a then-modern overhead camshaft engine design. The Bumblebee was a huge hit in Denmark and went on to become the motorcycle ridden by its police force, postal service and military. With cheaper units coming out of factories all over Europe, Fisker decided to halt production in 1927. Aktuelle Themen: , , , Geben Sie kostenlos Anzeigen auf oder suchen Sie nach passenden Kleinanzeigen um Oldtimer Nimbus gebraucht und neu zu kaufen. This was an immensely practical vehicle, especially with the car on the side; the factory built the chassis, but the sidecar bodies were actually made by other companies. A solo rig weighed in at a little over 400lb, with a sidecar adding another 150lb. Photos are from: Skive, Denmark , owner of this 1955 Nimbus.

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Odins Fury

Nimbus motorrad

The rear suspension was no longer a requirement so the frame was designed using a hard tailed configuration and constructed from sturdy 4mm seamless cold drawn hydraulic pipe. In the late 1950s designers thought about several other minor changes. For whatever reason, the factory did not see the need to enclose the valves, nor lubricate them. A plumber could order up a container specifically built to hold all the tools of his trade, along with the pipes and such that he would need. The shift lever was on the right side of the gas tank, and the clutch had both foot and hand operation. Few of these pictures are from the 1939 sales brochure.

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1957 Type C Nimbus Motorcycle

Nimbus motorrad

Due to their reliability and historical significance, many examples of Nimbus motorcycles still exist in Denmark today. On the first Nimbus motorcycle the four cylinders were cast separately, with lots of finning to carry away engine heat. An inlet-over-exhaust valve design was used, and the carburetor was designed in-house with an eye for economy rather than power. Two large ball bearings supported the crankshaft, rather than the previous three bearings, and lubrication was by full pressure, which kept all the bearings well oiled, including those in the gear box. A large top frame tube doubling as the gas tank provided the main strength, and the engine was held in a welded cradle below this backbone. At the opposite end of the combustion cycle sits a snaking set of free-flowing exhaust pipes that sound absolutely nothing like the buzzing of a bumblebee. This product was a great success and it was soon sold in many countries all over the world.

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