Pre[ edit ] BMW began in as a reorganization of Rapp Motorenwerke , an aircraft engine manufacturer that began production before World War I. With the Armistice, the Treaty of Versailles banned the German air force and the manufacture of aircraft in Germany, so the company turned to making air brakes, industrial engines, agricultural machinery, toolboxes and office furniture and then to motorcycles and cars. Designed by Max Friz for use as a portable industrial engine, the M2B15 was largely used by motorcycle manufacturers, notably Victoria of Nuremberg , and Bayerische Flugzeugwerke in their Helios motorcycle. At a time when many motorcycle manufacturers used total-loss oiling systems, the new BMW engine featured a recirculating wet sump oiling system with a drip feed to roller bearings. This system was used by BMW until , when they adopted the "high-pressure oil" system based on shell bearings and tight clearances, still in use today.
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Initially doing blacksmith work, they progressed to foundry work. Barter's Light Motors Ltd. Around the frame was modified to make the engine lower, and in the automatic inlet valves were replaced by mechanically operated valves. In a review of flat-twin engines in Motor Cycle magazine  two models of Douglas engine are listed. One of the significant differences with this larger engine was the oil was carried in the sump and supplied by pump to bearings and cylinders. The sump had a glass window to inspect the oil level. The valves were placed side by side above the cylinders.
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