Technical Article: Converting Marusho Ignition to Ural Single Point System, in Adobe Acrobat format, 1.2mb. Thanks to James Hughes for this contribution.
Technical Article: Lilac V-Twin Rotary Shift Feature
Removal, in Adobe Acrobat format, 259kb. Thanks to David Bernardi for this contribution.
Technical Article: Lilac LS-18 Engine Lubrication Improvements to the 1-Piece Crankcase Motor, in Adobe Acrobat format, 313kb. Thanks to David Bernardi for this contribution.
Technical Article: Lilac V-twin Dynamos and Pullers: This is not an article but photos of (left to right) LS-18/2, LS-18/1 and 125cc dynamos. You can identify your LS-18 (or MF-39/LS-38) dynamo from the photos and make an appropriate puller using the detailed measurements found in the illustration. Remember that the bolt holding the advance mechanism has a left-hand thread, but the puller threads are right-hand. Don't ruin your dynamo! Photos by Homer Knapp and Ralph Walker.
Technical Article: Lilac Neutral/Third Gear Indicator Switch: Lilacs and Marushos from the 1960s used the same combination neutral/third gear switch. This paper describes the switch and explains how it functions. In Adobe Acrobat 3.0 format, 150kb. Author Ralph Walker.
Technical Article: Marusho Horn Disassembly and Repair: If your horn does not sound, or you wish to disassemble it for painting or plating, read this. In Adobe Acrobat 2.1 format, 200kb. Authors Chris Gray and Ralph Walker.
Lilac V-twin Lubrication Modifications (another approach): When you click this picture you will be taken to another page with a series of 24 large photos, so be patient.
Blueprint: Marusho Magnum Electra Engine Exploded View: This drawing was made from an original but poor condition Electra blueprint. Clicking on the thumbnail above will get you a blue-toned drawing 1257 x 975 pixels, 150 dpi, 8.4" x 6.5", 52k, suitable for on-screen viewing. Click here for a printable version with twice the resolution (2515 x 1950 pixels, 150 dpi, 16.8" x 13", 162k). For a printable version of twice this resolution (5030 x 3900 pixels)
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Marusho / Lilac Serial Numbers: This is a small (67kb) 4-page Adobe Acrobat 4.0 document which shows how to identify the year and model of a Lilac or Marusho by the frame and motor number. It was designed to be printed on either A4 or US Letter paper.