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ROYAL ENFIELD 750cc INTERCEPTOR 1962 to 1970 WORKSHOP MANUALS & PARTS MANUALS COMPILATION - ALL MODELS
Author: Floyd Clymer
VP Book ID: 20157
Dimensions: 8 1/2" x 10 3/4"
Description:296 pages and more than 200 illustrations and charts, size 8.25 x 10.75 inches. This Workshop Manual is possibly the most comprehensive publication ever produced for the 1962 through 1970 Royal Enfield 750cc Interceptor.
A compilation of five factory publications, it includes the original MK1 or Series I workshop manual for the 1962 to 1966 models and the later workshop manual for the 1968 to 1970 MK2 or Series II. In addition, it also includes the three illustrated factory ‘Spare & Replacement Parts’ manuals: The difficult to find 1962-66 MK1, the 1967-68 MK1A and the 1969-70 MK2 models which also includes the often-missing 1970 Supplement. While Royal Enfield never issued a workshop manual that was specific to the MK1A model, the later MK2 manual, when used in conjunction with the MK1A parts manual, it will provide adequate maintenance and repair information. This manual covers the following models:
- 750cc Royal Enfield Interceptor MK1 (Workshop & Parts Manuals), the Workshop Manual covers both the early and late MK1 models and both the UK and the USA variants.
- 750cc Royal Enfield Interceptor MK1A (Parts Manual)
- 750cc Royal Enfield Interceptor MK2 (Workshop & Parts Manuals), the Workshop Manual also includes data that is specific to the 1962 to 1968 models.
PRODUCTION DETAILS: The 750cc UK Interceptor MK1 (or Series I) model was produced from September 1962 through December 1965. The 1964 line-up was expanded to include a ‘Standard’ 6 volt model (September ’63 to August ’64) plus a ‘De-Luxe’ model with 12 volt electrics. Then in January 1966, Interceptor production was temporarily suspended for the UK market until September 1967. However, when UK production resumed, the 750cc Interceptor MK1A (now fitted with coil ignition and Amal Concentric carburetors) was released (October ’67 to September ‘68). The final variant, the MK2 (or Series II) was produced from October 1968 to July 1970. However, as both the 1969-70 ‘Clymer Indian’ Enfield and the 1970-72 ‘Rickman Enfield’ utilized the MK2 engine, this manual will also be of use to owners of those rare models.
Due to a number of different reasons, there is a great deal of confusion surrounding production details and the various differences between the UK and USA Interceptor models. Firstly, it is a known fact that the engine and frame numbering procedure did not follow a pattern and, at times, was somewhat random. Adding to this confusion is that during the 1966-1967 factory shutdown of UK Interceptor production, various models were still being built for export to the USA. Then, beginning in March 1967, the company went through a number of significant changes in manufacturing location, management, ownership rights and mergers.
However, it is known that in 1964, the USA Interceptor became the TT model. The ‘Custom’ model was added in 1965 and the GT in 1966. Consequently, it is very likely that the Interceptor models produced for the USA during the 1966-1967 UK market shutdown included the ‘Custom’ and the TT and GT variants. There were two MK1A models produced for the USA market, the TT7 (Scrambler) and the GP7 (Road Racer). The final UK/USA model, the MK2, was introduced for 1968 and remained in production through mid-1970. The cover image is a 1970 MK2 and the previous optional air cleaner, oil cooler, skid plate and seat rail were all fitted as standard equipment; however, the larger fuel tank was still an option.
In order to help identify the subtle differences between the UK and the USA models, the reader is encouraged to review all three parts manuals and both workshop manuals prior to performing any adjustments or repairs. It should be noted that the MK2 workshop manual contains information that is also specific to the earlier models, including the MK1...$34.95 USD