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How to Build a Bonneville Salt Flats Motorcycle

How to Build a Bonneville Salt Flats Motorcycle”, documents the construction of “The Worlds Fastest Panhead,&lrdquo; conceived and assembled by Keith Ball, former editor or Easyriders magazine and current owner of Bikernet.com, the most popular biker stop on the internet. Keith walks the reader through all the steps involved in the creation of a true Bonneville Salt Flats motorcycle. From choosing a class to picking an frame, from finding an engine

How to Build a Bonneville Salt Flats Motorcycle

builder to minimizing the aerodynamic drag at 200 miles per hour, Keith explains the how and why of building a Salt Flats motorcycle. A project of this size is bound to suffer setbacks. Keith Ball uses a personal, narrative style to take the readers on a wild ride, through the ups and downs of building The Worlds Fastest Panhead. Building a Bonneville Salt Flats winner presents a whole series of hurdles. Keith describes each hurdle, and how it was overcome, from determining the best frame dimensions to making the un-streamlined machine as aerodynamic as possible. 144 pgs. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

Indian Larry: Chopper Shaman

Indian Larry: Chopper Shaman”, a stunt man and side show performer made famous by the Discovery Channel, Indian Larry Desmedt is best remembered for his remarkable custom motorcycles, his wild tattoos, and his love for building and riding rolling art. This book, by those who knew him best, offers a closer look at the life that made Larry into the chopper shaman so many admired. Full of photographs that document a uniquely colorful life, the book follows

Indian Larry: Chopper Shaman

Larry from his humble beginnings to his unlikely stardom, tracing his short career as a bank robber, his time in prison, his spiral downward into heroin addiction, and his rebirth in 1994 as the spiritual bike builder revered by so many and running through it all, the love of hot rods and motorcycles that finally brought him happiness. Why was he nicknamed Indian Larry? Because early in his career, he ceaselessly rode his Indian Motorcycles through the street of New York City. By Dave Nichols, Andrea Desmedt, Michael Lichter. 176 pgs. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

Harley-Davidson 1930-1941: Revolutionary Motorcycles & Those Who Rode Them, by Herbert Wagner

Harley-Davidson 1930-1941: Revolutionary Motorcycles & Those Who Rode Them”, re-live the golden age of Milwaukee motorcycling with this unique book that goes beyond the rest. Read initimate accounts from company officials, dealers, and riders of classic Harley Davidson motorcyles of the 1930s. Hundreds of period photographs from private collections and a massive text trace the development of the H-D Big Twin from the sidevalve VL to the 61

Harley-Davidson 1930-1941: Revolutionary Motorcycles & Those Who Rode Them, by Herbert Wagner

and 74 models, the legendary Knucklehead. Experience the Milwaukee motorcycle scene from the men and women who lived it. By Herbert Wagner. 184 pgs. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

Mechanics & Owners Guide to 1941-1959 Harley-Davidson O.H.V. Big Twins, by Kirk Perry

Mechanics & Owners Guide to 1941-1959 Harley-Davidson O.H.V. Big Twins”, our shop manual was written for existing "runners"; and for "builders" of Knuckle & Panhead motorcycles using new, replicated parts. Some topics covered in the step-by-step procedures are not in other OEM Harley manuals, or the excellent Clymer's Panhead manual. When another manual says, "Replace the clutch hub liner...", we show you how, and the tools and parts necessary. By Kirk Perry. 302 pgs. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

Mechanics & Owners Guide to 1941-1959 Harley-Davidson O.H.V. Big Twins, by Kirk Perry
Harley-Davidson Racing 1934-1986, by Allan Girdler

Harley-Davidson Racing 1934-1986”, the comprehensive history of America's most successful competition motorcycles traces the evolution of Harley-Davidson racing bikes from 1934 to 1986 with complete technical analysis of all models, personal anecdotes from legendary riders and teams and evocative archival photos from private collections. By Allan Girdler. 192 pgs. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

Harley-Davidson Racing 1934-1986, by Allan Girdler
How to Restore Your Harley-Davidson, by Bruce Palmer III

How to Restore Your Harley-Davidson”, The biggest and best book ever written on authentically restoring the most collectible 1937-1964 Harley-Davidson motorcycles, big twin sidevalve and overhead & 45 models. Every detail on every bike is meticulously described year-by-year and model-by-model down to the correct finish for each part. Take this along to swap meets, or when you look at a bike for sale. By Bruce Palmer III. 640 pgs. 750 black & white illustrations. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

How to Restore Your Harley-Davidson, by Bruce Palmer III
How to Restore Your Military Harley-Davidson 1932-1952, by Bruce Palmer III

How to Restore Your Military Harley-Davidson 1932-1952”, Well known for his book: “How to Restore Your Harley-Davidson”, considered world-wide as the bible on restoring older HD's. His new book is presented as a companion book. It concentrates on describing the correct parts and finish. It gives detailed descriptions of the relation between engine-numbers, war department registration numbers and U.S.Army contract specifications. All military HD's

How to Restore Your Military Harley-Davidson 1932-1952, by Bruce Palmer III

built between 1932 and 1952 are presented. In total 38 types, including of course WLA (For the 42WLA alone 7 flavors are distinguished) and WLC, but also XA, the big twins and others. Very valuable for WLA restorers is the matrix describing all parts that differentiate the 17 types of WLA (40WLA - 52WLA). Includes data on Canadian models. By Bruce Palmer III. 192 pgs. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

The Harley-Davidson and Indian Wars, by Allan Girdler

The Harley-Davidson & Indian Wars”, A detailed history of the 50 year battle for control of the motorcycle market between the Harley-Davidson and Indian factories. By Allan Girdler. 192 pgs. 100 color illustrations, 150 black & white illustrations. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

The Harley-Davidson and Indian Wars, by Allan Girdler
Harley-Davidson Flathead (Motorcycle Color History Series) by Jerry Hatfield

Harley-Davidson Flathead” (Motorcycle Color History Series), A complete & detailed history of the Harley-Davidson 45" sidevalve models 1929-73, including racers. By Jerry H. Hatfield. 128 pgs. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

Harley-Davidson Flathead (Motorcycle Color History Series) by Jerry Hatfield
Harley-Davidson Knuckleheads, by Greg Field

Harley-Davidson Knuckleheads” (Motorbooks International Motorcycle Color History), In-depth research and detail plus excellent photos of the entire range of models 1936-47. By Greg Field. 128 pgs. 80 color illustrations, 40 black & white illustrations. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size. Limited availability

Harley-Davidson Knuckleheads, by Greg Field
Harley-Davidson Panheads, by Greg Field

Harley-Davidson Panheads” (Motorbooks International Motorcycle Color History), In-depth research and detail plus excellent photos of the entire range of models, including Hydraglide, Duo Glide, and Electraglide 1948-65. By Greg Field. 128 pgs. 101 color illustrations, 12 black & white illustrations. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

Harley-Davidson Panheads, by Greg Field
Harley-Davidson: The American Motorcycle, by Allan Girdler

Harley-Davidson: The American Motorcycle”, By Allan Girdler, Ron Hussey (Photographer). Covers 1903-1991, all models. 192 pgs. 172 color illustrations. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

Harley-Davidson: The American Motorcycle, by Allan Girdler
Harley-Davidson: The Milwaukee Marvel, by Harry V. Sucher

Harley-Davidson: The Milwaukee Marvel”,  Another excellent book by this respected author and historian. By Harry V. Sucher. 368 pgs. 215 b&w ill. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

Harley-Davidson: The Milwaukee Marvel, by Harry V. Sucher
Harley-Davidson Classics 1903-1965: Illustrated Buyers Guide, by Jerry Hatfield

Harley-Davidson Classics 1903-1965”: Illustrated Buyers Guide, Includes singles &  twins, overhead, side-valve & pocket-valve, Servi-Car, military & police models. By Jerry H. Hatfield. 192 pgs. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

Harley-Davidson Classics 1903-1965: Illustrated Buyers Guide, by Jerry Hatfield

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BSA Motorcycles

The BSA Gold Star

The BSA Gold Star”, by Mick Walker. 264 pages. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

The BSA Gold Star
The Rupert Ratio Unit Single Engine Manual for BSA C15, B40, B25, B44, B50

The Rupert Ratio Unit Single Engine Manual for BSA C15, B40, B25, B44, B50”. The famous booklet for unit singles with many, hints, tips & mods not covered elsewhere. 267 pages in paperback. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

The BSA Gold Star
BSA Pre-unit Singles Owners Workshop Manual, by Mansur Darlington

BSA Pre-unit Singles Owners Workshop Manual 350-600cc 1954-61”, includes B31 348cc 1954-59; B32 Competition 348cc 1955-57; CB, DB32 Gold Star 348cc 1954-57; M20 496cc 1954-55; B33 499cc 1954-60; B34 Competition 499cc 1955-57; CB, DB, DBD34 Gold Star 499cc 1954-61; M33 499cc 1954-57; M21 591cc 1954 - 61. By Mansur Darlington. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

BSA Pre-unit Singles Owners Workshop Manual, by Mansur Darlington
BSA Unit Singles Owners Workshop Manual, by Marcus Daniels

BSA Unit Singles Owners Workshop Manual 247-499cc 1958-72”, by Marcus Daniels. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

BSA Unit Singles Owners Workshop Manual, by Marcus Daniels
BSA Singles Restoration, by Roy Bacon

BSA Singles Restoration”: "Not a must, but a great book for the owner of the BSA unit single and the BSA enthusiast in general. The title is a bit deceptive - it's not really a "how-to" restoration guide, rather, it's a collection of information about the bikes. The chapters take you through each model’s evolution and the book concludes with a wealth of appendices covering everything from serial numbers to carb. set-up. A great book for facts, figures and photos - just

BSA Singles Restoration, by Roy Bacon

don't expect a detailed workshop guide." -Bill Litant, president emeritus, BSA Owners' Club of New England. By Roy Bacon. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

BSA Gold Star and Other Singles, by Roy Bacon

BSA Gold Star and Other Singles: Gold Star and all Post-war Pre-unit B, M and C Series, Plus Unit Four-Strokes and Bantams”. Bacon starts with the history of the BSA and uses archival photography to illustrate his step-by-step guide to renovating and restoring the singles. Softbound, 7-3/4 x 10-1/2, 304 pgs., 250 b&w ill. By Roy Bacon. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

BSA Gold Star and Other Singles, by Roy Bacon
BSA A7 & A10 Twins 1947-1962 Repair Manual, by Haynes

BSA A7 & A10 Twins 1947-62 Repair Manual”: This service, repair & maintenance manual by Haynes covers BSA 495cc A7 Twins 1947-50; 497cc A7 Twins 1950-62; 646cc A10 Twins 1950-62. All models - rigid, plunger and swingarm. Table of Contents:
Maintenance | Engine, clutch and transmission | Fuel system and lubrication | Ignition system | Frame and forks | Wheels, brakes and tires | Electrical system including wiring diagrams.

BSA A7 & A10 Twins 1947-1962 Repair Manual, by Haynes

This easy-to-use motorcycle shop manuals can save you money in repair and maintenance bills. Step-by-step procedures and detailed illustrations guide you through every job, from routine maintenance and troubleshooting, all the way to complete teardown & rebuild. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

BSA Twin Restoration, by Roy Bacon

BSA Twin Restoration”: Bacon helps the restorer with a perspective of the BSA Twin history and uses archival photography to illustrate his step-by-step guide to renovating and restoring the doubles. Sftbd., 7 3/4 x 10 1/2, 240 pgs., 270 b&w ill. By Roy Bacon. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

BSA Twin Restoration, by Roy Bacon
Haynes BSA A50 & A65 Twins 1962-73, by Mark Reynolds

Haynes BSA A50 & A65 Twins 1962-73”, covers 500 & 650cc unit twins. By Mark Reynolds. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

Haynes BSA A50 & A65 Twins 1962-73, by Mark Reynolds

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Royal Enfield Motorcycles

Royal Enfield: The Complete Story

Royal Enfield: The Complete Story”, by Mick Walker. The firm of Royal Enfield was one of the best-known names of the British motorcycle industry, but curiously its products have never received the adulation bestowed on the products of Triumph, BSA and others. In this complete history, top motorcycle authority Mick Walker shows that there was, in fact, much for the Redditch-based firm to be proud of, in the shape of good-looking, innovative

Royal Enfield: The Complete Story

machines that inspired a generation. And what other company can boast a model still in popular production sixty years after its launch? Topics covered include: Complete history of Royal Enfield, including Enfield India, Numerous specifications, Royal Enfields in competition. The author started his own business, Mick Walker Motorcycles, in 1969 and was a leading race sponsor during the 1970s. In 1994 he formed Mick Walker Racing, following the death of his son Gary at Brands Hatch that year. The team has achieved no fewer than five British Championship wins. 192 pages. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

Royal Enfield Big Twins 1953-1970 Limited Edition Extra

Royal Enfield Big Twins 1953-1970 Limited Edition Extra”, by R. M. Clarke. The Royal Enfield Big Twins introduced the world to high speed sportsters and training bikes prior to the superbike era. This new book contains 35 articles drawn from the leading motor cycling magazines of the day, covering road and comparison tests, new model introductions, racing, performance data, specifications and engine analysis.

Royal Enfield Big Twins 1953-1970 Limited Edition Extra

Models featured: Meteor and Super Meteor, Minor de Luxe & Standard, Constellation, Interceptor, Stage II, TT, Specials. 128 pages in paperback. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

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Triumph Motorcycles

Triumph Singles: Early Days to 1974, by Roy Bacon

Triumph Singles: Early Days to 1974”; includes material on Terrier, Cub, Tigress, Tina, Trophy, Blazer and Competition models. By Roy Bacon. 192 pages. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

Triumph Singles: Early Days to 1974, by Roy Bacon
Triumph 350 and 500 Twins Owners Workshop Manual, by Haynes

Triumph 350 and 500 Twins Owners Workshop Manual: 349-490cc 1958-73”. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

Triumph 350 and 500 Twins Owners Workshop Manual, by Haynes
Triumph Twin Restoration, by Roy Bacon

Triumph Twin Restoration”, 240 pages. By Roy Bacon. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

Triumph Twin Restoration, by Roy Bacon
Triumph Pre-Unit Twins 1947-62 Repair Manual, by Haynes

Triumph Pre-Unit Twins 1947-1962 Repair Manual”: This repair manual by Haynes covers Triumph 5T Speed Twin; 6T Thunderbird; T110; T120 Bonneville; TR5 Trophy 500cc and TR6 Trophy 650cc, non-unit twins, 1947-62. Table of Contents:
Maintenance | Engine, clutch and transmission | Fuel system and lubrication | Ignition system | Frame and forks | Wheels, brakes and tires | Electrical system including wiring diagrams.

Triumph Pre-Unit Twins 1947-62 Repair Manual, by Haynes

This easy-to-use motorcycle shop manuals can save you money in repair and maintenance bills. Step-by-step procedures and detailed illustrations guide you through every job, from routine maintenance and troubleshooting, all the way to complete teardown & rebuild. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

Triumph 650 & 750 Twin Owners Workshop Manual/1963-83, by Haynes

Triumph 650 & 750 Twin Owners Workshop Manual 1963-83”: "this is one of the best ones. It reaches to over two hundred pages in length and unusualy for them has no serious omisions or errors and manages to cover all aspects of the unit heavyweight Triumph twins practically and comprehensivley for the home maintenance enthusiast.". Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

Triumph 650 & 750 Twin Owners Workshop Manual/1963-83, by Haynes
Triumph Owners Workshop Manual: Trident & BSA Rocket 3 1969-75, by Haynes

Triumph Owners Workshop Manual: Trident & BSA Rocket 3 1969-75”. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

Triumph Owners Workshop Manual: Trident & BSA Rocket 3 1969-75, by Haynes

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AJS, Matchless & Norton Motorcycles

Matchless and AJS Restoration, by Roy Bacon

Matchless and AJS Restoration”, 304 pages. By Roy Bacon. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

Matchless and AJS Restoration, by Roy Bacon
Norton Twin Restoration, by Roy Bacon

Norton Twin Restoration”, 240 pages. By Roy Bacon. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

Norton Twin Restoration, by Roy Bacon
Norton 500, 600, 650 and 750 Twins, by Haynes

Norton 500, 600, 650 & 750 Twins Haynes Owners Workshop Manual”: covers the pre-Commando Models 88, 99, Atlas, Dominator, etc. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

Norton 500, 600, 650 and 750 Twins, by Haynes
Norton Commando Owners Workshop Manual: 750, 850, by Jeff Clew

Norton Commando Owners Workshop Manual: 750, 850”, by Jeff Clew. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

Norton Commando Owners Workshop Manual: 750, 850, by Jeff Clew

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Performance Topics

Carb Tuning Handbook (For Mikuni Roundslide And Flatslide Carbs), by Olav Aaen

Carb Tuning Handbook”: (For Mikuni Roundslide And Flatslide Carbs), this manual explains the basic principles and how the different tuning components affect performance. It also provides a sound testing procedure. Includes rack-mounted carburetors as used on late sport bikes and snowmobiles, CV carburetors including diaphragm spring tension, TMX flatslide and VM roundslide carburetors and components, boring the throat to a larger size for more air-flow and

Carb Tuning Handbook (For Mikuni Roundslide And Flatslide Carbs), by Olav Aaen

much more. By Olav Aaen. 56 pages in paperback with 50 black & white photographs. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

Motorcycle Turbocharging, Supercharging & Nitrous Oxide, by Joe Haile

Motorcycle Turbocharging, Supercharging & Nitrous Oxide”: A Complete Guide to Forced Induction and Its Use on Modern Motorcycle Engines, examines use of several methods of adding power, including supercharging, where the engine itself drives an air pump to force additional mixture into its cylinders, turbocharging, where exhaust gases drive the pump, and nitrous oxide injection. By Joe Haile. 144 pgs. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

Motorcycle Turbocharging, Supercharging & Nitrous Oxide, by Joe Haile

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Indian

The World's Fastest Indian

The World's Fastest Indian”; the life story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle -- a bike which helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967. Buy the movie on CD. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

The World's Fastest Indian
One Good Run: The Legend of Burt Munro, by Tim Hanna

One Good Run: The Legend of Burt Munro”, by Tim Hanna. Here is the amazing story of Kiwi motorcycling legend, backyard engineering genius, and land speed record holder Burt Munro. Munro was the archetypal eccentric inventor. He took an original Indian motorbike and modified it in his shed so it became capable of extreme speeds. From small town New Zealand in the 1920s to heroic accomplishments in the USA, Munro was still inventing up until his

One Good Run: The Legend of Burt Munro, by Tim Hanna

death in 1978. This is very much a "little guy beats the odds" story - Munro still holds several records in the US - as a mark of respect, the category he raced in was "frozen" for all time. 300 pgs. in paperback. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

Burt Munro Indian Legend of Speed, by George Begg

Burt Munro Indian Legend of Speed”, by George Begg. This book recounts the fascinating tale of the famous New Zealand Indian rider Burt Munro. The author, George Begg grew up in the Southland of the South Island and raced against Munro. Includes many rare early photos and a section of color photos. 200 pgs. in paperback. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

Burt Munro Indian Legend of Speed, by George Begg
Indian Motorcycle: Illustrated Buyers Guide, by Jerry Hatfield

Indian Motorcycle”: Illustrated Buyers Guide, By Jerry H. Hatfield. 176 pgs. 180 photos. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

Indian Motorcycle: Illustrated Buyers Guide, by Jerry Hatfield
Indian
Chief Motorcycles 1922-53</B>”: Color History, By Jerry H. Hatfield

Indian Chief Motorcycles 1922-53”: Color History, By Jerry H. Hatfield. A well illustrated and very interesting book which gives the full historical background to the development of this iconic motocycle. A lot of technical detail for the restorer, but wade through this and there are fascinating insights into the development of American motor culture, the expansion of metalled roads, petrol stations and motels, all required background to the motocycles themselves and

Indian Chief Motorcycles 1922-53: Color History, by Jerry Hatfield

how they were marketed. For once a book thats more than just a history of oil pumps! 128 pgs. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

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American Classics

Illustrated Antique American Motorcycle Buyer's Guide, by Jerry Hatfield

Illustrated Antique American Motorcycle Buyer's Guide”, Includes Harley-Davidson, Indian, Excelsior, Cyclone, many other famous makes, with great photos and development details. By Jerry H. Hatfield. 160 pgs. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

Illustrated Antique American Motorcycle Buyer's Guide
American Racing Motorcycles, by Jerry Hatfield

American Racing Motorcycles”, Includes Harley-Davidson, Indian, Excelsior, Cyclone, Reading, Thor, Pope, many other famous makes, with great photos and development details. By Jerry H. Hatfield. 224 pgs. Click the thumbnail to see the cover full-size.

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