Destination Highways British Columbia : A Motorcycle Enthusiast’s Guide to the Best 185 Roads in Southern BC
Destination Highways British Columbia comprises the most comprehensive information ever produced for the motorcycle enthusiast. The authors provide full details and ratings on the best roads to travel with full colour maps that include campgrounds, parks, roadside cafes, motorcycle repair shops, pubs, wineries and more.
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Destination Highways Washington: A Motorcycle Enthusiast’s Guide to the Best 346 Roads in Washington State
This motorcyclist's guide to the best 346 roads in Washington State is the sequel to Destination Highways British Columbia. The authors each rode 23,000 km to research and evaluate Washington State's best motorcycle roads. Detailed ratings, comprehensive descriptions and over 125 full colour maps provide all the information every motorcyclist needs. Whether your touring style is two-up fully dressed, laid-back cruiser or knee-dragging sport, Destination Highways Washington provides all the tools you need to find and enjoy your favourite Destination Highway.
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Door to Door: The Magnificent, Maddening, Mysterious World of Transportation
Transportation dominates our daily existence. Thousands, even millions, of miles are embedded in everything we do and touch. We live in a door-to-door universe that works so well most Americans are scarcely aware of it. The grand ballet in which we move ourselves and our stuff is equivalent to building the Great Pyramid, the Hoover Dam, and the Empire State Building all in a day. Every day. And yet, in the one highly visible part of the transportation world, the part we drive, we suffer grinding commutes, a violent death every fifteen minutes, a dire injury every twelve seconds, and crumbling infrastructure. Now, the way we move ourselves and our stuff is on the brink of great change, as a new mobility revolution upends the car culture that, for better and worse, built modern America. This unfolding revolution will disrupt lives and global trade, transforming our commutes, our vehicles, our cities, our jobs, and every aspect of culture, commerce, and the environment. We are, quite literally, at a fork in the road, though whether it will lead us to Carmageddon or Carmaheaven has yet to be determined. Using interviews, data and deep exploration of the hidden world of ports, traffic control centers, and the research labs defining our transportation future, acclaimed journalist Edward Humes breaks down the complex movements of humans, goods, and machines as never before, from increasingly car-less citizens to the distance UPS goes to deliver a leopard-printed phone case. Tracking one day in the life of his family in Southern California, Humes uses their commutes, traffic jams, grocery stops, and online shopping excursions as a springboard to explore the paradoxes and challenges inherent in our system. He ultimately makes clear that transportation is one of the few big things we can change; our personal choices do have a profound impact, and that fork in the road is coming up fast. Door to Door is a fascinating detective story, investigating the worldwide cast of supporting characters and technologies that have enabled us to move from here to there, past, present, and future.
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Douglas: The Complete Story
For almost half a century the Bristol-based Douglas marque was a stalwart of the British motorcycle industry, and was famed for its flat-twin engines. Douglas: The Complete Story is a detailed account of the motorcycles from the Douglas company from 1907 until 1957. The author delves deep into the design, production and use of these classic British bikes.
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Down and Out in Patagonia, Kamchatka, and Timbuktu
The first-ever, first-hand chronicle of Dr. Gregory W. Frazier's never-ending motorcycle ride. A little over 40 years ago, a man named Gregory W. Frazier got on his motorcycle, went for a ride, and never returned. He's still out there, circumnavigating the globe: exploring the jungles of Asia in the winter, trout fishing in Alaska in the summer, and covering all points in between during the rest of the year. He's been shot at by rebels, jailed by unfriendly authorities, bitten by snakes, run over by Pamplona bulls, and smitten by a product of Adam's rib. He's circled the globe five times and has covered well over one million miles (and counting). During those past four decades, Dr. Frazier has been chronicling and photographing his around-the-world adventures, publishing 13 books on the subject (including one previous title with Motorbooks), the majority of which have been manuals for touring specific locations or general how-to-tour-by-motorcycle books. He has also produced 9 documentary DVDs, but until now, nothing in print has encompassed the entirety of his worldwide motorcycle adventures. Now, for the first time, he has written his on-the-road autobiography that captures the whole of his extraordinary travels in words and images. Down and Out in Patagonia, Kamchatka, and Timbuktu tells the amazing ongoing story of Dr. Frazier, one of the world's single most well-traveled motorcyclists.
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Ducati 851 & 888 Performance Portfolio 1987-1994
The street bikes are a spin-off of the racing machines. For homologation 200 850s were built for sale with 16-inch rims, full electrics but with a de-tuned engine to produce about 100hp. Alongside the ordinary production bikes were the 888 SP Series of which the Roche-replica is the most powerful, recording 122bhp. Over the years the series became gradually more refined and forgiving, going down to 108bhp. In 1992 the 851 had the same specification as the SP4 apart from styling and in 1993 the Strada was given the 888 engine. This is a book of contemporary road and comparison tests, specification and technical data, long-term reports, new model introductions, racing. Models covered include:- 850, 851 Superbike, 888, 851DS, 888SPS, 888SP3, 851 Sport, 851 Strada, 888 Strada, 888 SPO, Cagiva 916, 888 SP5.'
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Ducati 916 & 996 Road Test Portfolio 1994-2002: 916, 916SP, 916SPS, Biposto, 955, 955SP, 955 Corsa, 991, 996SPS, 996 R
The first 916 arrived in November 1993 when Ducati's reputation was probably at its lowest ebb. The renaissance of Ducati can be credited to the 916's stunning combination of power and style created by Massimo Tamburini. Models include 916, 916 SP, 916 SPS, Biposto, 955, 955 SP, 955 Corsa, 996, 996 SPS, 996 R. Articles include road and comparison tests, a technical report and a buying guide which gives a comprehensive appreciation of this wonderful Italian motorcycle.
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Ducati Gold Portfolio 1974-1978
This popular volume contains 43 articles including road test reports from such popular magazines as Cycle World, Motorcycle and Motorcycle Mechanics. Plus articles on new model reports, performance data, history, service notes, engine analysis, specs and tuning. Models covered include the Ducati 250, 350, 450, 750, 860 and 900.
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Ducati Gold Portfolio 1978-1982
This popular volume contains 48 articles including road test reports from such popular magazines as Cycle World, Motorcycle and Motorcycle Mechanics. Plus articles on new model reports, performance data, history, service notes, engine analysis, specs and tuning.
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Eddie Paul’s Extreme Chopper Building
This superior how-to chopper resource redefines extreme, and gives veteran and virgin chopper enthusiasts the tools to create the ride of their life. Builders get the low-down on chopping, stripping, super charging and customizing any motorcycle in this inspiring reference. In more than 250 full-color photos and detailed directions, stunt car and chopper expert Eddie Paul illustrates key chopper building techniques when he takes on the Boss Hoss - the king of all extreme production motorcycles - and create the most radical chopper to ever grace pavement
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Electronic Ignition Systems: For Cars, Motorcycles & Karts

R. Bacon & R. Wagner ISBN 10 – 0850770408 Softcover 52 pages Out of Print. Used.

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Endless Horizon: A Very Messy Motorcycle Journey Around the World
In 2005, motorcycle journalist Dan Walsh rode out of London on a Yamaha XT Desert Rat, headed for Africa. From Dakar to Ghana to South Africa, then on to North and South America, he kept his readers posted about his travels, along the way earning the label “the savior of motorcycle writing.” Whether he’s delivering judgments ("Chile will always be South America’s supermodel sister--very beautiful but too long, too skinny, and too expensive to ride, and despite the groovy exterior, unpleasantly right-wing underneath.") or just describing another day on the road ("I get my bum pinched by a tranny, my pocket picked by a grifter and get a gun pulled on me by a one-eyed, one-armed midget who’s upset cause I winked at him.”), these reports from the gonzo frontier of motorcycle travel are never less than Technicolor, adrenaline-soaked, and coruscatingly funny. Lyrical, edgy, fraught with danger, despair and surreal highs and lows--this is a travelogue like no other. Walsh’s postings take readers to Buenos Aires (where “revolutionary” means the angry poor invading the presidential palace, not a really small phone that’s also a camera) and across the sub-Saharan savannah (like riding across a piece of toast with a mouthful of crackers); they feature Walsh being mistaken for a bum in New York, bashed by deadly tequila in Mexico, contracting typhoid in a dilapidated Bolivian hotel, biking “The Most Beautiful Road in the World” in Peru, being kidnapped in Kenya and finding downtown Soweto about as threatening as Stockport. And again and again they reveal Dan Walsh as the rightful heir to Ted Simon as the pre-eminent biker-rebel of our generation.
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Far And Away: A Prize Every Time
Following in the tradition of Ghost Rider and Traveling Music, Rush drummer Neil Peart relates nearly four years of band tours, road trips, and personal discoveries in this introspective travelogue. From the ups and downs of a professional artist to the birth of a child, this revealing narrative recounts 22 adventures from rock's foremost drummer, biker enthusiast, husband, and father. Both playful and insightful, Peart's love of drumming and the open road weaves throughout the stories as he explores horizons that are both physical and spiritual, sharing his observations about nature, society, and the self. Full-color photos round out this tour of the open road that will resonate with Rush fans and motorcycle enthusiasts alike.
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Fast Bikes Show 4
The guys at Fast Bikes have done it again with this rip-roaring rampage of continental carnage! Yes, they've been enjoying the open roads of southern France, putting the skids up Johnny Foreigner with the wildest bikes on the market! Three of the world's fastest bikes are tested to the limit. The 2002 Yamaha R1, Suzuki GSXR 1000 and the Honda CBR 954 RR Fireblade are pitted against each other in a three part, head-to-head challenge. Next stop is the official launch of the gorgeous Ducati 999. Get the low-down from the men who designed and built it, and then see what it can really do out on the test track! Plus, top action from the Hog rally in the south of France. Including Buells on a blast and Harleys galore. Shoot-out through the French twisties with the best 600s of 2002 - Suzuki GSXR600, Yamaha R6, Kawasaki ZX6R and a Honda CBR600. Exclusive footage of the MV F4 750 Evo being put through its paces. Crazy challenges as Frosty and Jim compete for the attention of a mystery blonde, including a wheelie contest. if you think that bikes should be ridden hard and fast, and you like your revs high and your wheelies even higher, this is for you!
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Faster: Inside the Exhilarating World of Motorcycle Racing
The world of Motorcycle Grand Prix racing attracts thrill-seeking competitors who feel the need for speed, competition, and the glorious feeling of victory. This Slamdance Film Festival-favorite takes a look at the sport, and was written and directed by acclaimed documentarian Mark Neale (WILLIAM GIBSON: NO MAPS FOR THESE TERRITORIES). Actor Ewan McGregor (TRAINSPOTTING, STAR WARS) is a huge fan of the sport, providing an enthusiastic voice-over commentary for Neale's film. The action unfurls over five continents and two seasons of the World Championship, and is neatly balanced between spectacular on-track performances, and contemplative off-track interviews. Neale really gets his teeth into the subject, speaking to riders, fans, mechanics, and even doctors, who are often called upon to deal with some hair-raising crashes. A welcome addition to the ever growing cannon of documentary films, FASTER is a movie which should appeal to both fans of the sport, and curiosity seekers looking to delve into a new topic.
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Fastest
Nine-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi discovered that obtaining his 10th victory in the fast-moving sport wouldn't be easy, facing the multiple challenges of younger competitors and a terrible accident he suffered during the Italian grand prix. His comeback in Germany set the stage for a thrilling contest─one that MotoGP fans will want to revisit in this documentary tribute to the risky, exhilarating competition; narrated by Ewan McGregor.
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Four-Stroke Performance Tuning (3rd Edition)
First published in 1981 and regularly reprinted since, this remains one of the most comprehensive works available to the enthusiast engine tuner and race engine builder. Drawing on his practical experience in tuning and modifying high-performance road, rally and race units, it sets out in detail the many prionciples involved in tuning four-stroke engines. A. Graham Bell explains and analyses every aspect of an engine's operation in this illustrated book.
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