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Sixty-Six Issues of Spirit of the Air, Newsletter of the Ariel Motorcycle Club North America, 2001-2014

By: Ariel Motorcycle Club North America

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Garden Grove/Huntington Beach/Carlsbad/Stockton, CA, Ariel Motorcycle Club North America: 2001-2014

Seller ID: 2115

Condition: Good


Included are issue numbers 194, 195 (2001), 198, 201 (2002), 202, 203, 204, 206, 207 (2003), 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213 (2004), 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219 (2005), 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226 (2006), 227, 228, 229, 230 (2007), 231, 232, 233, 235, 236 (2008), 237, 240 (2009), 242, 243, 244, 245, 246 (2010), 247, 248, 249, 250, 251, 252 (2011), 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258 (2012), 259, 260, 261, 262, 263, 264 (2013), and 265, 266, 267, 268 (2014). Staple-bound, s... View more info

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A Century of Motorcycling Volume I and II

By: Baer, Butch; Tom Baer

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Monson, MA, A Century of Motorcycling (Baer): 2007

Edition: limited editions of 1500 copies

Seller ID: 1719

Condition: As New


Monson, MA: A Century of Motorcycling (Baer), 2007. limited editions of 1500 copies. As New/as new. Burgundy cloth with gilt spine titles, dust jacket, 22.5 by 28.5 cm, 271 and 277 pp., errata sheet tipped-in at the end of second volume, illus. Fine in fine jackets with a tasteful dealership label on the ffep’s. Signed “Enjoy! Butch Baer” in pen on the copyright page of volume one, and in silver marker on the ffep of volume two. These two beautifully illustra... View more info

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Let’s Ride: Sonny Barger’s Guide to Motorcycling [Hell's Angels] - Signed

By: Barger, Sonny

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Harper: 2011

Edition: Later printing

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1689

ISBN: 0061964271

Condition: Fine


Wraps, 12.5 by 22.9 cm, xi 268 pp. Fine, unread copy. Signed by Barger on the verso of the front cover. Not a book about the Angels, but Sonny’s take on motorcycling and “how to ride the right way – for life.” Includes chapters on the anatomy of motorcycles and engine types, types of bikes (what to ride), the fundamentals of riding, gearing up, evaluating used bikes, buying a bike, advanced riding techniques, maintenance, etc. Clear and concise, this guide i... View more info

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Fay Taylour: Queen of the Speedway

By: Belton, Brian

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Buckinghamshire, England, Panther Publishing Ltd: 2006

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 1725

ISBN: 095479124X

Condition: Fine


Glossy, illustrated boards, 16.2 by 24 cm, vi 217 pp., illus. Fine, unread copy. “Fay Taylour was the most successful woman speedway rider – ever. Her short but meteoric career spanned just a few years in the mid to late ‘20s: in 1930 women were banned from the speedway and she switched to racing cars. In these few years Fay first made a name for herself in Trials riding, beating many established riders including Marjorie Cottle and won several Gold Medals. Th... View more info

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Everything About a Motor Cycle

By: Brown, E.T.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Morgan & Hoadly: ND (1920 based on advert on ffep)

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 1699

Condition: Poor


Illustrated paper-covered boards, 11.8 by 17.6 cm, 51 [1] v pp., plus eight pages of ads at the end. Poor with spine-covering gone, front hinge split at the top and bottom, and the back cover detached. Leaves are yellowed. A rare early guide to owning and operating a motorcycle, with sections on all the major components of a bike, tires, lighting, maintenance, petrol, road rules, trouble-shooting, etc. Nice, full-page ad for C.A.V. Magnetos, Volex batteries, the Impe... View more info

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The Winged Wheel Patch: A History of The Canadian Military Motorcycle and Rider

By: Burns, Max; Ken Messenger

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Ontario, Vanwell Publishing Ltd.: 1993

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 1733

Condition: Fine


Yellow paper-covered boards with red spine titles, dust jacket, 22 by 28.5 cm, 159 pp., illus. Fine in near fine jacket. From the preface: “Not long into the 1900s, the motorcycle and its rider became an integral part of Canada's military establishment. This fact has largely been overlooked by both motorcycle buffs and historians. Dedicated bike enthusiasts tend to focus solely on the machine, forgetting that the motorcycle more than any other vehicle is inseparable ... View more info

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The Ultimate Racers

By: Cathcart, Alan

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Middlesex, England, Guinness Publishing Co.: 1990

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1734

Condition: Near Fine


Blue cloth with silver spine titles, 23.2 by 30.5 cm, 240 pp., illus. Near fine in like jacket. Inscribed and signed on the ffep: “To Mike – thanks for all your good work with AHRMA [American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association] over the years, and all your help at Daytona. / Alan Cathcart / March ’95.” Also included is an Alan Cathcart/With Compliments slip. This volume “explores the development of one of the most action-packed sports of our time, as se... View more info

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The Ultimate Racers

By: Cathcart, Alan

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Osceola, WI, Motorbooks International: 1990

Edition: first U.S. edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1735

Condition: Fine


Blue cloth with silver spine titles, 23.2 by 30.5 cm, 240 pp., illus. Fine in near fine jacket with “autographed copy” sticker on front panel of jacket, and a tasteful dealership label on the title page. Signed by the author on the ffep. This volume “explores the development of one of the most action-packed sports of our time, as seen through the evolution of the machines on which motorcycle racing is based … Each chapter deals with a particular type of bike ... View more info

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Modern Auto-Cycles: Their Care and Maintenance

By: Chadwick, B.G.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd.: 1947

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 1663

Condition: Good +


Paper-covered boards over cloth spine, dust jacket, 12.3 by 18.2 cm, x 68 pp., plus two pages of ads, illus. Light edge and corner wear, some foxing on the endpapers, and a previous owner’s name and phone number on the ffep. The jacket is poor with rubbing, stains, chips and tears, and extensive old tape repairs – some of which have left light stains on the boards. While technically not part of Pitman’s “Motor Cyclists’ Library,” it is similar in size and ... View more info

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Edward Turner: The Man Behind the Motorcycles [Triumph]

By: Clew, Jeff

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Dorchester, England, Veloce Publishing Ltd.: 2006

Edition: second revised edition

Seller ID: 1696

ISBN: 1845840658

Condition: Near Fine


Wraps, 20.5 by 25 cm, 160 pp., illus. Only faint signs of shelf wear to the wraps. From the publisher: “The official biography of the man who was probably the most important individual in the history of the British motorcycle industry. Born in 1901, Edward Turner was a truly gifted individual whose forceful character, design flair and business acumen drove Triumph to such heights of success that the company often struggled to meet the clamouring demand for its produ... View more info

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Motor Cycling Manual: The Complete Book of Motorcycling

By: Clymer, Floyd, ed.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Floyd Clymer Publications: nd

Edition: 11th edition

Seller ID: 2005

Condition: Good


Wraps, 12.3 by 18.7 cm, 136 pp. plus index and ads, illus. Fair with edge and corner wear and light creases to the wraps, and a previous owner’s name in pen on the title page twice and once on the inside back cover. An American edition of the English Motorcycling Manual issues by Temple Press, this volume includes chapters on all mechanical aspects of the motorcycle, including sidecars, as well as choosing and operating a bike. View more info

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The Motor Cycling Manual: The Complete Book of Motorcycling

By: Clymer, Floyd, ed.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Floyd Clymer Publications: 1944

Edition: 11th edition

Seller ID: 2006

Condition: Very Good


Wraps, 12.3 by 18.7 cm, 136 pp. plus index and ads, illus. Very good with light wear and creases to the wraps. An American edition of the English Motorcycling Manual issues by Temple Press, this volume includes chapters on all mechanical aspects of the motorcycle, including sidecars, as well as choosing and operating a bike. View more info

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Souping Two-Stroke Engines for More Power and Speed: How to Get 10 HP from Your 125 [Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson]

By: Clymer, Floyd, ed.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Floyd Clymer Publications: nd

Seller ID: 2007

Condition: Very Good


Not dated (circa late-1960s). Staple-bound wraps, 13.6 by 20.9 cm, 44 pp. plus four pages of ads, illus. very good with light cover wear. Six articles reprinted from Cycle Magazine on powering up small engines. Includes “Dear Editor, how can I make my two-stroke go faster…,” “Souping Tips for the 200 cc. Model Zundapps,” “Six Horses for Six Bucks: Simple ¾ Race Conversion for Harley 125s,” “Two-Cycle Talk: Critical Points of Exhaust and Fuel Mixtures... View more info

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How to Ride a Motorcycle: Including Trouble Tracing [BSA, Triumph, and Harley-Davidson]

By: Clymer, Floyd, ed.; J.B.N.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Floyd Clymer Publications:

Seller ID: 2009

Condition: Very Good


not dated (circa late-1950s, early-60s). Staple-bound wraps, 14 by 21.5 cm, 56 pp., illus. Very good with minor wear to the covers. Includes sections on rider responsibility, motorcycle operation, maintenance, and trouble shooting and eliminating. Includes four line drawings of typical control layouts for English singles, BSA, Triumph, and Harley-Davidson. View more info

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The Wild Angels Vol. II: More music composed for the Original Sound Track of the American International Picture (LP Record)

By: Curb, Mike; David Allan and the Arrows

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hollywood, Capitol Records, Inc.: [1967]

Seller ID: 2347

Condition: Very Good


T 5056. Vinyl LP record in original sleeve. The vinyl is very good with only minor scratches – the audio sounds good. The sleeve is good with light wear, a scribbled-out name on the back cover, a remainder punch in the upper right corner, and some glue residue in the same corner. Despite 1953s The Wild Ones, Roger Corman’s 1966 The Wild Angels was the spark that ignited a rash of biker films—both good and bad—and altered Peter Fonda’s career from the straigh... View more info

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Servicing Honda Motor Cycles: XL 175 [Motorcycles]

By: Cycleserv Publications

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Cremorne NSW, Australia, Tractor & Mechanical Publications for Cycleserv Publications: 1974

Seller ID: 2502

Condition: Very Good


Glossy wraps, 21.3 by 27.8 cm, 72 (1) pp., heavily illus. with black and white photographs and diagrams. Very good with light cover wear, and uneven yellowing on the back cover. No writing or other marks. A service manual for this classic bike including inspection and adjustments, engine work, frame care, the electrical system, and service data. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA, ILAB) is dedicated to offering f... View more info

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[Harley-Davidson] Wanderings: Drawings by Willie G. Davidson

By: Davidson, Willie G.; Louis Netz, afterword

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Milwaukee, WI, Harley-Davidson: 2008

Edition: First edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1686

Condition: As New


Glossy black boards with “Wanderings” blindstamped and the subtitles in white on the front cover, grey ribbon bookmark, 16 by 21.6 cm, [70 pp.], illus. Fine. Boldly signed by Willie G. on the ffep. William Godfrey Davidson, affectionately know as Willie G., is the grandson of H-D co-founder William A. Davidson. He worked for H-D’s design department from 1963 until his retirement in 2012. During that time Willie G. was responsible for many Harley design success... View more info

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Geoff Davison’s T.T. Anecdotes: Racing Tales Told by the Man Who Rode In, or Reported, Over 100 T.T. Races

By: Davison, Geoff S.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Birmingham, England, Molly Davison: 1966

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 2114

Condition: Poor


Wraps, 12.3 by 19 cm, 112 pp., illus. Heavily worn and creased covers, with a tiny pen mark and a few small stains on the back cover, bumped corners, and a 15 mm split of the front hinge at the foot of the spine. Musty. A collection of short pieces by Davison, many humorous, published in his memory by his widow. First Edition. View more info

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The Power & Pedal Cyclemotor and Autocycle Handbook [Mopeds]

By: Denton, G.M.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Power & Pedal Ltd.: 1955

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 2003

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated paper boards over brown cloth spine, 12.2 by 17.6 cm, 93 pp. plus three pages of ads, illus. Very good with light wear to the covers, corners and edges. Faint yellowing of the leaves. A scarce early book on mopeds, with chapters on history, choosing a ride, licenses, fit, comfort, riding, maintenance, electrics, roadside troubles, clothing, touring, and reference publications. First Edition. View more info

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Douglas Motorcycles Promotional Photographs - Set of 5

By: Douglas Motorcycles

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Douglas Motorcycles: c1920s

Seller ID: 2112

Condition: Near Fine


Douglas Motorcycles Promotional Photographs. Five promo images printed on cardstock, all from the late 1920s. The prints range in size from 9 by 10 cm to 12.5 by 18 cm. Light yellowing and corner wear. Versos blank. Photos feature the 1923 Isle of Man sidecar champion Freddie Dixon, an unidentified rider on a 1928 Speedway model, and three additional photos of unidentified riders. View more info