1989 Isle of Man TT Review

Gary Pinchin Hardcover 125 pages Out of Print. New old stock.

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A Passion Observed: A True Story of a Motorcycle Racer
Not many people decide their entire lives in a single moment but some do, and Frank Mrazek was one of them. He knew that he was put on earth to race motorcycles. He knew that he could ride them faster and smoother than anybody else in Brno, maybe in Czechoslovakia, maybe in the world. He knew it before he'd ever swung a leg over one. This is his story.
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A Twist of the Wrist
This DVD puts you on the bike with eight different, exciting camera positions. With nearly 400 action shots, not only on the bike but also from trackside and high above the rider, you see correct and incorrect riding. Drawings, diagrams and computer animations and demonstrations bring your visualization of riding into a crystal clear understanding of cornering and braking. No one has taken more time and care in developing the cornering arts than California Superbike School Director Keith Code.
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Advanced Custom Motorcycle Assembly & Fabrication
What started in the mid-90s when a few people decided to build stock Softails from aftermarket parts because they couldn't buy one at the dealer, has evolved into a full-blown industry. Today, every small town has a Chopper or Custom bike shop and every cable TV channel has a Biker Build-Off series. No longer content to build copies of stock motorcycles, today's builder wants a motorcycle that's longer, lower, and sexier than anything approved by a factory design team. Wolfgang Publications and Tim Remus were there at the very beginning of the trend with their Ultimate V-Twin Motorcycle book. Today they're back with their new book, Advanced Custom Motorcycle Assembly & Fabrication. Part catalog, part service manual, and part inspiration, this new book offers help with planning the project, getting the right look and actually assembling that custom bike you've dreamed about for years. Three start-to-finish sequences show not just how the best bikes are bolted together, but how the unique one-off gas tanks are shaped and then covered with candy brandywine paint.
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Advanced Custom Motorcycle Painting
The subject of custom painting is always important for the simple reason that motorcycle owners can’t leave their bikes alone. Bike owners want a custom paint job, and they want to learn how to apply custom paint in their own small shop, without having to pay someone else two to five thousand dollars for a candy job or really nice set of flames. This new book is the only how-to-paint book that includes specific directions and tips from Dave Perewitz.
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Advanced Pinstripe Art: How-to Secrets of the Masters
Since the days of Von Dutch, hot rod and motorcycle enthusiasts have used pinstripes both as artwork in its own right, and as a compliment to a flame or graphic paint job. Interest in pinstriping, both how-to and as an art form, continues to grow. The best way to learn something is from the person who does it all day long. Advanced Pinstripe Art presents the work of 12 well-known pinstripe artists. Each chapter presents a start-to-finish project done by one artist. These photo sequences take the viewer from the initial sketch to the finished design. Text explains the why of good pinstriping. Why use a particular brush, a certain paint, an unusual method. Quotes from the artists are plentiful. Advanced Pinstripe Art is designed to duplicate, as much as possible, the experience of spending a day learning first hand how to pinstripe from some of the best artists in the business.
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Adventure Motorcycle Maintenance Manual: The Essential Guide to All the Skills Needed to Maintain and Prepare a Modern Adventure Motorcycle
This book is the definitive guide to keeping an adventure motorcycle running in the way it should. Written for the rider who wants to be self-reliant while on the road, the book takes the reader through a series of practical, hands-on techniques designed to keep the bike in peak riding condition. In the classic Haynes style, the book uses picture-led chapters and clear step-by-step instructions to demonstrate the skills needed for basic maintenance both at home and on the trail.
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Adventure Motorcycling Manual – 2nd Edition: Everything You Need to Plan and Complete the Journey of a Lifetime
In typical Haynes style and with an emphasis on pictorially-led chapters, the structure of the book leads the reader in a logical progression using first-hand experience from the planning stage through to execution. The subject matter has many unknowns for first-timers and the book will address the majority of these questions, providing enough information and comfort for the reader to confidently consider, plan and complete a trip. The book should inspire, enthuse, invigorate and at the very least, tempt the reader into considering the possibility of an adventure, albeit for some this will take place from the comfort of an armchair, with the book firmly in hand.
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Adventure Riding Techniques: The Essential Guide to All the Skills You Need for Off-Road Adventure Riding
Every motorcycle adventure presents new challenges – terrain, weather, geography, mechanical issues, survival and navigation. Adventure Riding Techniques is designed to act as the essential and definitive guide to all the specialist skills one would need for off road adventure riding. It is designed to fill the reader with the confidence needed to undertake a long distance adventure ride, whatever the conditions. The book delivers a practical approach to adventure bike basics, riding techniques, crossing different types of terrain (everything from rivers and mud to rocks and deep sand), riding positions and strategies for survival. A long distance motorcycle journey is a significant undertaking and giving the reader insight into vital techniques and skills is this book’s unique difference. Specialists in the field will be used to demonstrate techniques and provide insightful information for aspiring adventure riders.
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Aermacchi: Harley-Davidson Motorcycles (Enthusiasts Series)
Aermacchi: Harley-Davidson Motorcycles (Enthusiasts Series) tells the story of one of Italy's premiere post-war marques. With a history steeped in aviation including the Mc72 World Speed Record holder and World War Ii fighters, Aermacchi began building motorcycles in 1950. At the 1956 Milan Show the futuristic Chimera, an ohv horizontal single with enclosed bodywork was launched. Later in the decade the Chimera was undressed to create some of Italy's best sports and racing machines, including the Ala Verde and the Ala d'Oro. In 1960 Harley Davidson bought 50 percent of Aermacchi then in 1978 the Varese factory was sold to Cagiva. A number of Aermacchi personalities have contributed to this book, giving it additional authority. Contents: Before Bikes, Early Motorcycles, Chimera, Ala Rossa-Ala Verde, Wet-Clutch Racers, Transatlantic Partnership, Off-Road Competition, Dry-Clutch Racers, European Roadsters, The Linto Project, Two-stroke Racers, End of the Road, The Classic Rebirth & Index. This book is the third in the Redline Books Enthusiasts Series. It tells the story of one of Italy's premiere post-war marques. With a history steeped in aviation, including the MC72 World Speed Record holder and World War II fighters, Aermacchi began building motorcycles in 1950. At the 1956 Milan Show, the futuristic Chimera, an ohv horizontal single with enclosed bodywork was launched. Later in the decade the Chimera was 'undressed' to create some of Italy's best sports and racing machines, including the Ala Verde and the Ala d'Oro. In 1960 Harley Davidson bought 50% of Aermacchi, and then in 1978 the Varese factory was sold to Cagiva. A number of Aermacchi personalities have contributed to this book, giving it additional authority.
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American Iron Magazine Presents 1001 Harley-Davidson Facts: Covers 1903 to Present
When anyone thinks of motorcycling, whether they are enthusiasts or only casually interested, the name Harley-Davidson immediately comes to mind. Harley-Davidson is among the oldest surviving motorcycle manufacturers; the company began in 1903 and continues to this day. As you can imagine, over the course of more than 100 years, the company has seen prosperous times as well as lean times, changes in focus and direction, evolution and revolution. All of that leads to a lot of company history and trivia. American Iron Magazine associate editor Tyler Greenblatt has compiled 1,001 Harley-Davidson facts into this single volume, with subjects ranging from the historic powertrains to pop culture to Harley-Davidson as a company and manufacturer. Facts begin with the early years, when a motorcycle was not much more than a bicycle with an engine attached, to the war efforts of World War I, when 15,000 were put into service. During the 1920s, Harley-Davidson grew into the largest manufacturer in the world, and that momentum helped carry it through the Great Depression and into World War II. Postwar development and AMF ownership are also covered in detail, as well as the restructuring and revival of the brand in recent years. Whether you're a casual rider, racer, or restorer, Harley-Davidson enthusiasts will be sure to find something in this book for that next conversation with fellow hobbyists. This book will keep Harley-Davidson enthusiasts entertained for hours, and is a great edition to any motorcycling library.
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American Police Motorcycles
American police motorcycles built between the early 1900s and the 1980s are featured in this tribute, as historical and archival photographs -- along with firsthand anecdotes -- tell the story of these two-wheeled workhorses. Lovell includes Harley-Davidsons, Indians, and lesser-known manufacturers such as Pope and Ace. With the cooperation of motorcycle police associations around the country, the author includes numerous firsthand accounts by retired motorcycle officers who rode some of the featured models. Ponch and Jon of "CHiPs" would be all smiles after reading this book.
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Antique Motorcycle Toys
The art of history in motion, with the thrill only motorcycles can bring! Between these covers is a spectacular collection of clockwork motorcyles from Europe, Japan, and America. The beauty and complexity of these early toy designs is matched only by their extreme rarity, making this reference book a truly special edition for collectors of all levels. See police chases, stunt riders, elegant cruisers, and spacemen, all with fantastic motorcycles that are ready to roar into action! In addition to current market pricing, this book allows the reader an opportunity to view and become acquainted with the world's finest toy motorcycle designs.
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Aprilia: The Complete Story
Bestselling author Mick Walker delivers the complete story of Aprilia's rise to international prominence. Superbly illustrated with many rare colour and black and white photographs, Walker brings the colourful history of this powerful Italian marque vividly to life through comprehensive coverage of Aprilia's successful designs in road, racing, off-road, enduro and world superbikes. Complete with detailed specification tables.
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Ariel Leader-Golden Arrow Limited Edition Extra
The two-stroke Leader introduced in 1958 was revolutionary with a 250 twin-cylinder engine and monocoque pressed steel frame. The Arrow followed in 1960, this being essentially a Leader without the superfluous superstructure. The sports Arrow was added in 1961, quickly dubbed the Golden Arrow because of the gold panels on the dummy fuel tank. Difficulties in getting components and low sales conspired to bring an end to production in 1965. A book of contemporary road and comparison tests, specification and technical data, new model introductions, rider's reports, long term tests, development, racing, history. Technical guidance is given on maintenance, engine and fork strip-downs, supertuning and servicing.
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Ariel Square Four Limited Edition Extra 1948-1959
Detailed reports covering post-war Square Fours manufactured up to 1959. A book of contemporary road tests, specification and technical data, new model introductions, development, riders impressions, history, touring, technical articles on tuning, engine stripping and decoking.
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Arlen Ness: The Godfather of Choppers
In the beginning, there was Arlen Ness. Before Jesse James, Billy Lane, and the battling Teutuls, Arlen Ness started the business of building celebrity choppers. He is a long-time custom motorcycle builder whose bikes combine the artistic and the extreme. These rolling sculptures have been covered in motorcycle and even hot rod magazines for decades as Arlen Ness built a worldwide reputation as an innovator and sought-out builder of themed custom bikes. This book traces the growth of the Arlen Ness reputation, business empire, and custom bike resume and features stunning new photography of all the bikes in Arlen’s personal collection, over 50 in total.
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Art of the Chopper II
A great chopper is not built. It is created. It begins as the seed of an idea germinating in the mind of its creator. Bit by bit, the builder brings the machine to life, raking and stretching the frame, fabricating fenders and a gas tank, applying exquisite paint, sculpting something that lives and breathes on its own. Choppers, one of the most enduring symbols from the 1960s, are more prevalent than ever. First published in 2003 (Motorbooks Int'l) to great acclaim, and reissued in 2005, 'Art of the Chopper' profiled 20 of today's top chopper builders. As a sequel, 'Art of the chopper II' profiles 21 more builders and artists, including builders well known to chopper fans such as the legendary Indian Larry, auteur Gard Hollinger, and non-professionals such as Staten Island's own Mike Pugliese. Zimberoff's engaging text provides an in-depth analysis of the each designer's philosophy and unique style.
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Automotive Detailing in Detail: A Guide to Enhancing, Renovating and Maintaining Your Vehicle’s Appearance
In the age of the internet and social media, a plethora of detailing knowledge is available online, yet it is strangely difficult to discover completely, or harness usefully. This book redresses the balance. Automotive Detailing in Detail takes the combined experience and expertise of three leading detailing commentators to provide a thorough and expansive overview of automotive detailing techniques. From the pre-wash, wsh and preparation stages, through machine polishing to paint protection and maintenance, every detailing stage is covered: surface types, contaminants and products are analysed, before the actual processes are laid bare.
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Automotive Machining: A Guide to Boring, Decking, Honing and More
Machining is an essential part of high-performance engine building and stock rebuilding, as well as certain servicing procedures. Although you may not own the expensive tooling and machining to perform all or any of the machining required for a quality build, you need to understand the principles, procedures, and goals for machining, so you can guide the machining process when outsourced. Classic and older engines typically require extensive machining and almost every major component of engine, including block, heads, intake, crankshaft, and pistons, require some sort of machining and fitment. A detailed, authoritative, and thorough automotive engine-machining guide for the hard-core enthusiast has not been available until now. Mike Mavrigian, editor of Engine Building Professional, walks you through each important machining procedure. A stock 300-hp engine build has far different requirements than a 1,000-hp drag race engine, and Mavrigian reveals the different machining procedures and plans according to application and engine design. The author also shows you how to inspect, measure, and evaluate components so you can provide astute guidance and make the best machine work choices. Machining procedures included are cylinder boring, align boring/honing, decking, valveseat cutting, cam tunnel boring, and a multitude of other services. In addition, multi-angle valve jobs, setting the valveseats, altering rocker arm ratio, re-conditioning connecting rods, and machining and matching valvetrain components are also covered. Whether you're an enthusiast engine builder or prospective machining student who wants to pursue a career as an automotive machinist, this book will provide insight and in-depth instruction for performing the most common and important machining procedures.
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Ballantine’s Illustrated History of the Car: Marque Book No. 9: Norton

Dennis Howard Softcover 159 pages Out of Print. Used. Very good condition for age. Please ask for details.

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Bean’re: Motorcycle Nomad
Bean're is one of the last American Nomads. He makes his own rules and travels to and from on his own schedule. The to and from usually involves motorcycle events, like Sturgis and Daytona. His mode of travel is a very well worn Harley with over 200,000 miles on the odometer. With his long pony-tail and tall top hat, Bean’re looks like the original drug fiend. It turns out, however, that Bean’re is straight and sober, and has been for over 23 years. Bean’re – Motorcycle Nomad - is both a non-fiction story of a life-long adventure, and an inspirational tale. If anyone in this world is free, truly free, that someone is Bean’re. Free from the 40 hour grind. Free from the credit card bills and mortgage payments that dog the rest of us. Free from dependence on drugs and alcohol. Though it might seem that Bean’re has nothing, it turns out he has a wealth of the things that are truly important. Things like friends in all 50 states and all over the world. Those friends include the well known and obscure, and both have contributed to this book with testimonials and simple stories about Bean’re. With his status as a cult celebrity in the motorcycle world, Bean’re is often the subject of photos taken at various events. And it’s these photos that fill the center of this book. In addition to travel tales and testimonials, this new book includes tips on everything from breaking free of the daily grind, to learning how to live without chemicals. There’s a chapter on Bean’re’s motorcycle travel tips: How to pack light, pass up the motels, keep an old bike on the road, and deal with the inevitable hassle of storms and breakdowns. For those who already count Bean’re as a friend, this new book will bring a smile to their face. Those who don’t know Bean’re will feel like they do after reading the narrative account of one man who gave it all up and gained a great deal along the way.
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Benelli 750/900 Performance Portfolio 1973-1989
This was the first 6 cyl. production motor cycle, masterminded by De Tomaso and designed to put Benelli at the forefront of the superbike era. The story of the Benelli 750 and 900 sixes is traced through 25 articles sourced from the leading motor cycle publications of the day and includes road and comparison tests, driving impressions, new model introductions, performance data and specifications. Models covered: 750 Sei, Mk I, Mk 2, 900 Sei, Mk 1, Mk 2, Mk 3, Mk 4.
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Benelli The Fours Limited Edition Extra 1975-1985
A fourteen year period from 1974 to 1988 saw the design and creation of a number of modern four cylinder models from Benelli. Models included the 350RS, 354 and 354 Sport models, and on the larger side were the 654T and the 654 Sport. Benelli went on to expand its range to include models of both higher and lower capacities. Test reports of the time confirmed that the handling and performance were what you would expect from an Italian bike with a 'pedigree'.
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Bimota Limited Edition Extra 1978-1990
Experts from the United States, Canada and Britain pass judgment on the fabulous early high performance Bimotas. Reported on are the SB2 & 2/80, SB3 & 4, KB1, A1 & 2, KB2 Laser, KB3, HB2 & 3, Tesi, DB1, F1, YB4 & EI, YB5 & 6, Bellaria and the Tuatara. Included are road and comparison tests, model introductions, ride reports together with full performance data and specs.
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BMW 500 & 600cc Twins 1955-1969
This manual covers the R50, R50/2, R50S, R50US, R60, R60/2, R60US, R69, R69S, and R69US.
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BMW Cafe Racers
BMW café racers? You bet! There have been many books published about BMW motorcycles, but until now none has covered the evolution of the BMW sportsbike to the BMW café racer. A marque not commonly associated with the café racer scene, the growing trend of custom BMW café conversions is illustrated in detail with stunning images of sporting, racing, and ‘caféd’ BMWs. Showcasing fantastic BMW customs from all over the globe, and from the old to the new, this book presents them in all their innovative glory. Featuring owner’s stories and technical descriptions, BMW Café Racers is a book guaranteed to interest BMW fans and members of the café racer scene alike. From Airheads to Oilheads, modified singles to parallel twins, Fours and Concept 6s – see the ‘caféd’ side of BMW.
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BMW Custom Motorcycles: Choppers, Cruisers, Bobbers, Trikes & Quads
BMWs in custom guise – does it work? This book, the first of its kind solely devoted to the BMW custom bike scene, proves it does! Features stunning images of customized BMW singles, twins and fours from contributors around the globe, many complemented by owner’s stories and technical descriptions.
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BMW Files: Selected Road Tests 1966-2002
Motorcyclist: BMW Files comprises a collection of road tests of 1966 to 2002 BMW motorcycles from Motorcyclist magazine. Drooling over new machinery is an inherent part of being a motorcycle enthusiast, as is digging up information about bikes you own or are considering buying. In BMW Files, the road tests of some of the most significant BMWs of the past 35 years are put together in one volume. The articles are set in an attractive, readable style, with a smattering of photography along with the original riding impressions, technical data, and sidebars from the original magazines articles.
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BMW GS: The Complete Story
A definitive guide to the iconic BMW GS, the model that revolutionized the dual-purpose adventure bike in 1980. Combining all-terrain capability, high performance and on-road ride comfort, the GS is the bestselling large-capacity motorcycle in the UK and is still evolving today. Including comprehensive specification details, owners' experiences and previously unseen pictures, BMW GS - The Complete Story covers the original R80G/S and its impact on the industry; design and development of all the updated models; radical engineering concepts and technology; worldwide racing success for the GS and finally, the all-new R1200GS of 2013 and the future of the GS. Superbly illustrated with 196 colour and 8 black & white illustrations, many previously unseen.
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BMW K100(2-Valve) 1983-92, K75 1985-96
By conducting complete tear-downs and rebuilds, the Haynes staff has discovered all the problems owners will find in rebuilding or repairing their vehicle. Documenting the process in hundreds of illustrations and clear step-by-step instructions makes every step easy to follow, with the exact order of assembly and all the specifications needed to complete the job.
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