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Lee Enterprises and Cycle Inc | Date: 2016-01-11

A bicycle rear derailleur has a mounting base, a moveable base, and a friction assembly. The moveable base has an axle. The friction assembly is mounted in the moveable base and has a driving disk, a driven disk, multiple rotating members, and a friction member. The driving disk is connected with the axle in a non-rotatable manner. The driven disk is rotatably and axially moveably mounted in the moveable base. Each disk has multiple curved rotating member guiding recesses. Each rotating member guiding recess of the driving disk has a depth decreased along a first rotating direction. Each rotating member guiding recess of the driven disk has a depth decreased along a second rotating direction. The rotating members are mounted respectively in the rotating member guiding recesses. The friction member is mounted in the moveable base in a non-rotatable manner and abuts the driven disk.


An internal combustion engine for a vehicle, such as a motorcycle, includes a crankcase, two banks of cylinders projecting from the crankcase in a 56-57 degree V-configuration, a plurality of pushrods, and a plurality of camshafts supported by the crankcase. The two banks of cylinders include a first cylinder bank that projects from the crankcase to a first cylinder head, and a second cylinder bank that projects from the crankcase to a second cylinder head. The plurality of intake and exhaust valve pushrods extend between the crankcase and the first and second cylinder heads, driven by one intake camshaft and two exhaust camshafts.


Patent
Cycle Inc | Date: 2013-08-12

A cam drive tensioner for use with an engine includes a main body mounted to a component of the engine; a shoe movably mounted to the main body, for movement in a first direction; and two or more hydraulic chambers defined between the main body and the shoe, with the two or more hydraulic chambers being laterally spaced apart from each other in a second direction generally perpendicular to the first direction.


Patent
Cycle Inc | Date: 2014-03-26

A windshield adjusting system (10) for adjusting a windshield (70) of a vehicle includes a rail (12) adapted for connection to the vehicle and a bracket (30) connected to the windshield (70). The rail (12) includes a position profile (14) and the bracket (30) includes an alignment portion (32) and a latch (50) with a lock profile (62, 52) that is configured to selectively engage the complementary position profile (14, 18) to secure the windshield (70) in a desired portion.


Patent
Cycle Inc | Date: 2012-01-19

An accessory mounting assembly and method of mounting to a vehicle may include an accessory bracket removably connected to a mounting bracket. The accessory bracket may include a connection mechanism including a biasing portion, a pre-load portion, a lock portion, and a release portion. The mounting bracket may include a lock groove configured to align in registration a slot on the accessory bracket and engage the lock portion in order to prevent unintentional removal of the accessory bracket from the mounting bracket.


Patent
Cycle Inc | Date: 2015-07-08

A method of adjusting a windshield (70) comprises: grasping the windshield (70) disposed in an initial position; actuating an actuation arm (58) of a windshield adjusting system (10) to disengage a lock profile (52, 62) defined on a latch (50) from a position profile (14) defined on a rail (12); moving the windshield (70) relative to a rail (12) connected to the vehicle to an adjusted position; and releasing the actuation arm (58) to engage the lock profile (52, 62) and the position profile (14) and thereby secure the windshield (70) in the adjusted position. A method of installing a windshield adjustment system (10) onto a vehicle comprises: attaching a rail (12) to the vehicle, the rail (12) comprising a position profile (14); actuating an actuation arm (58) of a latch (50) of a bracket (30) on the windshield adjusting system (10); positioning the bracket (30) relative to the rail (12) in a desired position by engaging an alignment portion (32) of the bracket to the position profile (14); and releasing the actuation arm (58) to engage a lock profile(52, 62) of the latch (50) to the position profile (14) such that the bracket (30) is secured to the rail (12).


Patent
Cycle Inc | Date: 2011-02-22

A cable splicing assembly for guiding a pair of control cables in a vehicle for pushing and riding. The vehicle has a pushing section and a riding section. The cable splicing assembly includes a splice housing having a circumferential opening at a first end and a pair of apertures at an opposite second end. The cable splicing assembly further includes a piston configured to slide axially within the splice housing between the opposite ends thereof in response to movement in the pair of control cables. The piston has an opening for guiding the pair of control cables through a longitudinal length. The cable splicing assembly further includes a housing cap mounted around the first end of the splice housing to close the circumferential opening of the splice housing and to form a cavity with the first end of the splice housing.


Patent
Cycle Inc | Date: 2012-07-25

An accessory mounting assembly (30) and method of mounting to a vehicle may include an accessory bracket (28) removably connected to a mounting bracket (26). The accessory bracket (28) may include a connection mechanism (38) including a biasing portion (58), a pre-load portion (60), a lock portion (64), and a release portion (62). The mounting bracket (26) may include a lock groove (70) configured to align in registration a slot (42) on the accessory bracket (28) and engage the lock portion (64) in order to prevent unintentional removal of the accessory bracket (28) from the mounting bracket (26).


Patent
Cycle Inc | Date: 2014-03-14

A cylinder assembly includes a housing defining first and second outer cylindrical surfaces having a longitudinal axis and a shim having a retaining ring fitted over the first outer cylindrical surface. The shim includes a plurality of connector spokes extending from the retaining ring, and a corresponding plurality of shim elements configured at the ends of the plurality of connector spokes. The connector spokes extend radially from the retaining ring relative to the longitudinal axis when the shim is in a pre-installation configuration. The connector spokes are bendable such that the shim elements extend longitudinally and are positioned next to the second outer cylindrical surface when the shim is in an installation configuration. Shims, methods of assembly, bicycles and other components are also provided.


Patent
Cycle Inc | Date: 2014-02-28

An internal combustion engine for a vehicle, such as a motorcycle, includes a crankcase defining a sump, and a lubrication system scavenging oil from the crankcase and supplying oil to the crankshaft and to first and second cylinder heads. The lubrication system includes a pump with housing and rotor, the housing being fixed to the crankcase and the rotor being rotatable around a crankshaft axis and being rotated by the crankshaft. A plurality of oil supply passages extend through the crankcase, potentially including at least one being formed in the crankcase.

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