Two Wheels Through Terror: Diary of a South American Motorcycle Odyssey
?Glen Heggstad is an adventure motorcyclist who seeks out and rides the most rugged places on the planet. He has been a Hells Angel and a martial arts competitor, but no amount of training or experience was able to prepare him for what he became while riding to the southern tip of South America: a prisoner. This book is the shocking travelogue of Heggstad's journey through Central and South America, including his capture by Colombia's rebel ELN army, and the eventual realization of his dream to complete his journey. Follow along on his exciting, round-trip to the tip of the world, made all the more amazing by its interruption at the hands of terrorists. Heggstad was ripped from his motorcycle, robbed of everything, and forced to march through strange jungles with assault rifles at his back. He was fed only small amounts of rice and water and forced to carry heavy equipment, heavy packs, and heavy doubts about his future. Even with all the hand-to-hand and sophisticated combat training Heggstad possessed, it was his shrewd thinking, precise planning, and a “do-or-die” last act of desperation that eventually secured his freedom.
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Unresolved Connections: Tales of Journeys to Unvisited Places
In the foreword to Around the Bend (again), Bruce Reeve wrote “What’s really fun for Max is writing about whatever he damn well pleases. In the past this has even included science fiction and romance novels, which remain stuffed in a drawer somewhere ...” The six diverse stories tucked in between the covers of Unresolved Connections have all spent time in that drawer, or at least its mental equivalent. In each, the reader is invited down uncommon roads to places rarely visited. Reality remains an occasional travelling companion throughout but rarely dictates the route or circumstance, and never does it get in the way of the telling. Accompanying the words are several of Max’s own illustrations, each a coinage of his mind spent whenever he felt the need. Or the desire. Unresolved Connections invites a reader to abandon disbelief and come travel with Max to fantastical places unburdened by the restraints of known horizons, places that until recently were only found in a drawer somewhere.
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Velocette Flat Twins
Velocette Flat Twins covers all flat twins from LE of 1948 - plus LE MkII, Vogue, Valiant, Vee Line and Viceroy - to LE MkIII of 1971. This book is one of the Osprey Collector's Library.
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Vespa and Lambretta Motor Scooters
Vespa and Lambretta remain the two most iconic motor scooter brands, even four decades after the latter's demise. But what made them such a European sensation in the postwar era? And why were they particularly popular in Britain in the 1950s and '60s? Motor scooter expert Stuart Owen explains the rise of Innocenti's Lambretta and Piaggio's Vespa, from the wartime ruins of Italy, through years of plenty as the two manufacturers exploited a ready market for affordable, economic transport, and then their decline into more uncertain times as motor cars trespassed on their success. He also explores the rich history of accessorizing and customizing the scooters, their essential role in the mod movement, and the revival in Vespa's fortunes following the release of the cult film Quadrophenia.
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Vespa: From Italy with Love
A newly updated and enlarged edition of the original version published in 1966. The new revised edition marks the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the world famous Vespa. A dynamic overview of the Piaggio scooter production, featuring model by model class specifications and other technical details.
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Vespa: GTS125, 250 & 300ie, GTV250 & 300ie, LX/LXV125 & 150ie, S125 & 150ie 2005 to 2014
With a Haynes manual, you can do it yourself. From simple maintenance to basic repairs. Haynes writes every book based on a complete teardown of the vehicle. We learn the best ways to do a job and that makes it quicker, easier and cheaper for you. Our books have clear instructions and hundreds of photographs that show each step. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, you can save big with Haynes!
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Vespa: P/PX125, 150 & 200 Scooters (incl. LML Star 2T) 1978 to 2014
With a Haynes manual, you can do it yourself. From simple maintenance to basic repairs. Haynes writes every book based on a complete teardown of the vehicle. We learn the best ways to do a job and that makes it quicker, easier and cheaper for you. Our books have clear instructions and hundreds of photographs that show each step. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, you can save big with Haynes!
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Villiers: Everybody’s Engine
This book sets out to record the amazing achievements of a real British industrial empire, the Wolverhampton-based Villiers Engineering Company; spanning over 100 years of production, from the original cycle business to the final sell-off of the remaining industrial engine arm at the beginning of this century. The first Villiers engine arrived in 1912 and during the great years of the British motorcycle industry many products were Villiers-powered. But it didn't stop there as Villiers also sold its products to manufacturers world-wide. The list of Villiers engine users is truly immense, and as far as motorcycles are concerned its like a who's who, with names including AJS, Ambassador, Cotton, Coventry Eagle, DMW, DOT, even Triumph and Vincent HRD. Rob Carrick and Mick Walker have also included many of the other British two-stroke engines available in the period, such as Alpha, AMC, Anzani, Excelsior, JAP, RCA and Royal Enfield. Villiers Everybody's Engine is a wonderful, informative piece of British industrial history.
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Vincent Gold Portfolio 1945-1980
Reprinted articles from major automotive magazines deal specifically with your favorite Vincent models. Filled with road tests, specs, driving impressions, articles on model introductions, history, and tuning. Models covered include: Firefly, Egli-Vincent, NorVin, Comet, Meteor, Rapide, Grey Flash, Black Shadow, Black Prince and Black Lightning.
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Vincent in the Barn: Great Stories of Motorcycle Archaeology
It’s every motorcyclist’s dream. A friend or acquaintance says, “You know, there’s an old bike that’s been sitting in this garage for years.” The hunt is on. And rather than the usual worthless Hondazukimaha pile of hopeless oxidation, at the back of that barn you find a genuine classic, the motorcycle collector’s dream. The Vincent in the Barn tells forty such stories--tales of motorcycle hunting dreams come true. From Ducatis in basements to Vincents abandoned in sheds, Harleys in barns to Brit bikes moldering behind urban garages, these are the stories that fuel every motorcyclist’s fantasies. The only difference? They’re true.
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Vincent Motorcycles: The Untold Story Since 1946
Despite only nine years of production, Vincents continue to be ridden regularly in rallies, hard in racing, and certainly well beyond the normal lifespan of a motorcycle. This book tells the Vincent story from 1946 until the present day, including the stories of those significant individuals who helped to make Vincents such legendary machines.
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Vintage Dirt Bikes: Enthusiasts Guide
Suddenly, everyone wants one of those old dirt bikes from back in the day. Knobby tires, small two-cycle engines, four-speed transmission, and a full four inches of suspension travel. Those are the bikes that most baby boomers grew up on; the ones that young men rode into the ground and left to rot where ever they last fell. But no more. Now, those simple little Hondas, Yamahas, Harleys, and Pentons are making their way from the back of the garage to the front. From the barn to the shop. The shop where patient mechanics and enthusiasts are stripping them down and bringing them back to life. The questions for the prospective buyer is: What to bring home? Among the thousands and thousands of dirt bikes, scramblers, trials bikes, play bikes and early motocross bikes, which are the best bikes to make your own? Vintage Dirt Bikeswill help the reader make that decision by providing information on all the most popular makes. For each bike, this new book provides four to six paragraphs describing the bike in general terms. In addition, bullet points for each model include the following information: Relative cost to acquire, value when finished, and which are most likely to offer the most fun for the money. Readers will also find what to look for when checking the condition of items such as paint, suspension, frame, and engine. A general section at the back of the book will offer the reader help deciding where to buy classic bikes, where to get parts, who to call for help, and which parts of the restoration should be farmed out to experts with specific skills.
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Wide Open: A Life in Supercross
Jeremy McGrath has been called 'the Michael Jordan of Supercross' by The Los Angeles Times, and in this revealing book the fans not only get his personal story, but also a detailed guide running throughout on how everyone can become a Supercross racer. The number 1 Supercross racer in the world – who has over 20 sponsors, his own film company, a toy line, Nintendo and Playstation games, and a Van signature shoe – talks about his life and the sport. Supercross started out as a redneck '70s sideshow, but thanks largely to Jeremy McGrath – known everywhere as the Michael Jordan of Supercross – it has become a massive extreme sport. Over the last three years, AMA Supercross attendance has mushroomed from 700,000 spectators a year to 1.5 million. This book will satisfy even the most hardcore fans, as it not only gives you the life and times of Jeremy McGrath, but acts as the calling card to the entire sport by including unique sections on how to become a Supercross racer, the work–out regimes, fixing common bike problems, and more.
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Wild at Heart: Harley-Davidson and Its Riders
Dennis Hopper started it all in the 1960s when he sweated his way across America on his Harley Davidson in the film "Easy Rider". The Harley Davidson has always been admired and used by serious bikers and Hell's Angels, but in the last few years it has become a fashion accessory, and in Britain alone there are 30,000 Harley owners, drawn from all walks of life. This book takes a unique look at the many varied characters who have made the Harley a way of life, at the events they attend and at the vast array of bikes they turn up on.
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World’s Fastest Motorcycle: The Day The Bonneville Salt Stood Still
The 2006 BUB International Speed Trials was the most exciting motorcycle event ever held at the Bonneville Salt Flats. With conditions perfect, the stage was set for the motorcycle world land spped record to be broken, and rebroken, and then broken again over the course of a few days.
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A book about Yamaha motorcycles. Beginning by making organs and pianos almost 100 years ago, Yamaha's first motor cycle - YA1, the Red Dragonfly - did not come out until 1955, and in 1957 they produced less than 16,000 motor cycles. But their bikes flourished and by the mid 'sixties, with racing and sports successes, production was almost a quarter of a million bikes per year, half of which were export sales. By the mid 'seventies, their range was from 50cc mopeds to, in 1977, the 1100cc XS Eleven - the largest bike then built by any Japanese manufacturer - and sales had topped one million a year.
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Yamaha 50-100cc Rotary Valve Singles Service, Repair, Maintenance: 1963-1976
Clymer motorcycle repair manuals can save you money on maintenance and repair bills. Step-by-step procedures and detailed illustrations guide you through every job, from maintenance and troubleshooting, all the way to complete teardown and rebuild. This manual covers the Yamaha: U5, YJ1, MJ1, YJ2, MJ2, JT1, JT2, YG1, YG2, YG5T, G5S, G6S, G7S, YL2, and L5T.
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Yamaha 500, 650 and 750 Four-Stroke Repair & Tune-Up Guide: 1970-1974
This book is intended to serve as a guide for the maintenance, tune-up, and repair of all of the four-stroke models produced by Yamaha from 1970 to 1974. Used properly, it may save time, effort, and money for both the amateur and professional mechanic. Models covered include: TX-500, TX-650, TX-750. XS-1, XS-1B, XS-2 This book is broken down into nine chapters covering: Model Identification and Description; Maintenance; Tune-Up; Engine and Transmission; Lubrication Systems; Fuel Systems; Electrical Systems; Chassis; and Troubleshooting. Each chapter is clearly written and contains step-by-step procedures, specifications, illustrations and helpful hints on taking care of your machine.
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