Motor Cycling A History of the Early Motorcycle

Originally published in 1925, this book is a fascinating history of the early motorcycle. This book is a detailed guide, packed with photos and diagrams, and of much interest to any motorcycle enthusiast.

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Author: John Wyatt

Publisher: Pierides Press

ISBN: 9781443736220

Category: Transportation

Page: 148

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Originally published in 1925, this book is a fascinating history of the early motorcycle. This book is a detailed guide, packed with photos and diagrams, and of much interest to any motorcycle enthusiast. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Contents Include - Historical and Introductory: Early Aspirations: Engine Position, Pedalling Gear, Quads. The Choice of a Mount: Speed, Weight, Price, New or Second Hand, Single or Twin. - The Prime Mover: The Four-Stroke Engine, The Four Stroke Valve and Ignition etc. - Carburation and Ignition; Engine Suction, Automatic or Two Lever Carburetters, Reliability of Magnetos. - Frame-Design and Cycle Parts: Diamond and Loop Frames, Spring Frames and Forks etc. - Variable Gears and Transmission: Two, Three or Four Speeds, Gear Boxes etc. - Passenger Machines: Trailer, Four Car, Tri Car, Side Car etc. - Accessories, Spares and Tools: Lamps, Dynamo, Lighting Outfits, Speedometers etc. - Driving and Up Keep: Starting the Engine, Gear Changingetc - Troubles on the Road: Refusal to Start, Choked Petrol Pipe or Jet etc.- Touring and Reliability Trials: Motor Cycling Club Trials, Stock Machine Trial, Scotttish Six Days, Ascent of Snowdown. - Motor Cycle Racing - Notable Motor Cycles - Motor Cycle Records.

Motor Cycling A History of the Early Motorcycle

Originally published in 1925, this book is a fascinating history of the early motorcycle. This book is a detailed guide, packed with photos and diagrams, and of much interest to any motorcycle enthusiast.

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Author: John Wyatt

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781447486541

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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Originally published in 1925, this book is a fascinating history of the early motorcycle. This book is a detailed guide, packed with photos and diagrams, and of much interest to any motorcycle enthusiast. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Contents Include Historical and Introductory: Early Aspirations: Engine Position, Pedalling Gear, Quads. The Choice of a Mount: Speed, Weight, Price, New or Second Hand, Single or Twin. The Prime Mover: The Four-Stroke Engine, The Four Stroke Valve and Ignition etc. Carburetion and Ignition Engine Suction, Automatic or Two Lever Carburettors, Reliability of Magnetos. Frame-Design and Cycle Parts: Diamond and Loop Frames, Spring Frames and Forks etc. Variable Gears and Transmission: Two, Three or Four Speeds, Gear Boxes etc. Passenger Machines: Trailer, Four Car, Tri Car, Side Car etc. Accessories, Spares and Tools: Lamps, Dynamo, Lighting Outfits, Speedometers etc. Driving and Up Keep: Starting the Engine, Gear Changing etc Troubles on the Road: Refusal to Start, Choked Petrol Pipe or Jet etc. Touring and Reliability Trials: Motor Cycling Club Trials, Stock Machine Trial, Scottish Six Days, Ascent of Snowdon. Motor Cycle Racing Notable Motor Cycles Motor Cycle Records.

Early Days In The British Motor Cycle Industry A Brief History Of The Years Before The Arrival Of The Motor Cycle Press

Motorcycling can be a hobby, a sport, a mode of transport or a fashion ... In the developed world, motorcycles are frequently owned in addition to a car, ...

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Author: Eric W. Walford

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473351936

Category: Transportation

Page: 92

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Originally published in 1931. A well illustrated history of the British Motor Cycle Industry. Detailed chapters include: The Era of the Pioneers – The Era of Financial Adventurers – The Era of the Motor Tricycle – The Era of the Motor Bicycle. Many of the earliest motoring books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Harley Davidson

This book expertly ties together the mechanical evolution of the Harley's engines – from the earliest motorized pedal bicycles to the iconic heavyweight twin cylinder V-engines we know and love today – and the social history of the ...

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Author: Margie Siegal

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780747814962

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 64

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Harley-Davidson: words that evoke the open American road and the 'Made in America' tradition like no others. The sweeping chopper handlebars, the distinctive throaty 'potato potato' roar of the engine and the unmistakable logo are all emblems recognized the world over. This book expertly ties together the mechanical evolution of the Harley's engines – from the earliest motorized pedal bicycles to the iconic heavyweight twin cylinder V-engines we know and love today – and the social history of the brand's phenomenal rise in the twentieth century, as innovative survivor of the Great Depression, supplier of the military during both World Wars and enduring symbol of freedom and rebellion in movies such as 'Easy Rider'. It is fully illustrated with pictures of the bikes and those who have ridden them as well as beautiful examples of H-D's distinctive design aesthetic in advertising and collectibles.

American Motorcyclist

a treasury of motorcycles of the world floyd clymer Over 500 carefully chosen, ... motorcycles Complete history of motorcycling Covers competitions, shows, ...

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American Motorcyclist magazine, the official journal of the American Motorcyclist Associaton, tells the stories of the people who make motorcycling the sport that it is. It's available monthly to AMA members. Become a part of the largest, most diverse and most enthusiastic group of riders in the country by visiting our website or calling 800-AMA-JOIN.

The Art of BMW

BMW began its life in aero-engineering--as anyone who’s ever ridden one of its motorcycles might guess. These are bikes as close to airborne as any get.

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Author: Peter Gantriis

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760363324

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

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BMW began its life in aero-engineering--as anyone who’s ever ridden one of its motorcycles might guess. These are bikes as close to airborne as any get. And what’s more, fifty percent of all the motorcycles BMW has manufactured are still flying down the world’s roads. These are the best, and in this book, the best of the best get their due, with brilliant, full-color photographs of BMW’s classic models and detailed descriptions of their features, all located within the context of a concise history of this legendary marque. From the first of BMW’s bikes, the R32, through the models that catapulted the company out of the ruins of World War II, to the latest bikes with the revamped opposed-twin-cylinder “boxer” engines that brought BMW its first fame--these are the bikes that made history, and, better yet, gave the most demanding riders a taste for flight.

American Motorcyclist

"Glory Days: A History of Early American Motorcycling," a video documentary ... It begins by showcasing a variety of early motorcycle designs in the form of ...

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American Motorcyclist magazine, the official journal of the American Motorcyclist Associaton, tells the stories of the people who make motorcycling the sport that it is. It's available monthly to AMA members. Become a part of the largest, most diverse and most enthusiastic group of riders in the country by visiting our website or calling 800-AMA-JOIN.

Motorcycle Road Trips Vol 13 People Places Things Four Decades Motorcycling the USA

... antique motorcycles for the past thirty, an afternoon with "Doc" Patt will let you see and hear internal combustion engine history. You'll witness early ...

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Author: Backroad Bob

Publisher: Backroad Bob

ISBN: 9781452493749

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Twenty-five previously published articles from the Backroad Bob's Motorcycle Adventures - People, Places, & Things CD.People - These articles examine some interesting motorcyclists and the powerful personalities that drive them. Places - Are you looking for an excuse to ride? These destinations will give you one.Things - Most of these articles are about motorcycle organizations and events.

Capital Region Motorcycling

Many motorized bicycles and motorcycles were built in New York. E.R. Thomas Motor Company of Buffalo started making motorized bicycles in 1901. Many early ...

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Author: Mark A. Supley

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439646496

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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The early 20th century was a time of greatness and prosperity for New York’s Capital Region. Economically powerful cities like Albany and Schenectady were home to emergent companies that employed a growing population. This influx gave way to an abundance of stores and retail establishments that catered to newly settled residents. With the local economy experiencing unprecedented growth, people had discretionary income to be used for leisure activities, such as going to Proctor’s Theater or enjoying the sport of motorcycling. Capital Region Motorcycling reveals the many activities that were enjoyed by those who wished to participate or watch. Photographs of road tours, polo matches, hill climbs, field meets, scrambles, and short-track and ice racing are featured alongside stories of the Electric City Riders and Spitzies Roamers motorcycle clubs.

New Directions in Travel Writing Studies

Steve Koerner, 'Whatever Happened to the Girl on the Motorbike? ... 1900 to 1950: A Photographic History of Early Women Motorcyclists, foreword by Karen ...

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Author: Paul Smethurst

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137457257

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 325

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This collection focuses attention on theoretical approaches to travel writing, with the aim to advance the discourse. Internationally renowned, as well as emerging, scholars establish a critical milieu for travel writing studies, as well as offer a set of exemplars in the application of theory to travel writing.

Harley Davidson Memories

With a foreword written by Jay Leno, this unique book features a large collection of photographs--some never-before-published--and Harley-Davidson advertisements from the early 1900s.

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Author: Bob Tyson

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

ISBN: 1596520469

Category: History

Page: 113

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Join motorcycle enthusiast, writer, and journeyman machinist Bob Tyson as he highlights vintage Harley-Davidson motorcycles in Harley Davidson Memories: The Golden Age of Motorcycling. Born into a family rich in Harley-Davidson history, Tyson tells their stories as well as others' accounts and adventures from the Golden Years of motorcycling. With a foreword written by Jay Leno, this unique book features a large collection of photographs--some never-before-published--and Harley-Davidson advertisements from the early 1900s. So sit back and enjoy the ride of your life on these antique bikes.

Encyclopedia of Transportation

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Guide to Motorcycling Excellence: ... The American Motorcycle Girls: A Photographic History of Early Women Motorcyclists.

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Author: Mark Garrett

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483346519

Category: Social Science

Page: 2048

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Viewing transportation through the lens of current social, economic, and policy aspects, this four-volume reference work explores the topic of transportation across multiple disciplines within the social sciences and related areas, including geography, public policy, business, and economics. The book’s articles, all written by experts in the field, seek to answer such questions as: What has been the legacy, not just economically but politically and socially as well, of President Eisenhower’s modern interstate highway system in America? With that system and the infrastructure that supports it now in a state of decline and decay, what’s the best path for the future at a time of enormous fiscal constraints? Should California politicians plunge ahead with plans for a high-speed rail that every expert says—despite the allure—will go largely unused and will never pay back the massive investment while at this very moment potholes go unfilled all across the state? What path is best for emerging countries to keep pace with dramatic economic growth for their part? What are the social and financial costs of gridlock in our cities? Features: Approximately 675 signed articles authored by prominent scholars are arranged in A-to-Z fashion and conclude with Further Readings and cross references. A Chronology helps readers put individual events into historical context; a Reader’s Guide organizes entries by broad topical or thematic areas; a detailed index helps users quickly locate entries of most immediate interest; and a Resource Guide provides a list of journals, books, and associations and their websites. While articles were written to avoid jargon as much as possible, a Glossary provides quick definitions of technical terms. To ensure full, well-rounded coverage of the field, the General Editor with expertise in urban planning, public policy, and the environment worked alongside a Consulting Editor with a background in Civil Engineering. The index, Reader’s Guide, and cross references combine for thorough search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic edition. Available in both print and electronic formats, Encyclopedia of Transportation is an ideal reference for libraries and those who want to explore the issues that surround transportation in the United States and around the world.

Women Who Ride the Hoka Hey

History. of. Women. in. Motorcycling. While motorcycle culture clearly ... in 1903. born of the bicycle industry, early motorcycle companies associated ...

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Author: Abagail Van Vlerah

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476636115

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 212

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The Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge is an endurance ride that takes participants across the United States. Riding 20 hours a day or more for 7-12 days straight, they traverse back roads, brave dangerous conditions and battle mental and physical exhaustion. Fewer than 10 percent of participants are women. They take on the challenge and they excel! Chronicling the journeys of 14 women who participated in the Hoka Hey (Lakota for "Let's do it!") from 2010 to 2013, this feminist cultural analysis relates their often harrowing stories of life on the road and draws comparisons to women in other sports.

An Alternative History of Bicycles and Motorcycles

Basil Henry Davies, a Lancashire clergyman writing for The Motor Cycle under ... power—and early motorcycles—lightweight with small engines—were marketed to ...

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Author: Steven E. Alford

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498528801

Category: Transportation

Page: 200

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This book offers an account of two-wheeled vehicle development that challenges the common evolutionary model of development from the bicycle to the motorcycle. It examines the bicycle and motorcycle as material objects and focuses on the complex socio-political and economic convergences that produced the materials, which in turn shaped the vehicles’ appearance, function, and adoption by riders.

Motorcycling For Dummies

first. motorcycle? 29. 30 Part I: The Mysterious World of Motorcycling United ... for lively conversation among motorcyclists who know a bit of the history.

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Author: Bill Kresnak

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118068424

Category: Transportation

Page: 364

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Few activities offer more fun and excitement than motorcycling, but to get the most out of it, there’s a lot you need to know. From buying and maintaining a bike, to riding safely, to finding great places to ride, Motorcycling For Dummies puts you on the road with savvy and style, whether you’re male or female, new to riding or an experienced vet. This fun, practical, and informative guide gets you geared up and ready to ride! You’ll get plenty of help in selecting the right bike and step-by-step instructions on performing routing maintenance tasks. You’ll also find out how to develop safe riding habits and, maybe most important of all, fit in with the biker crowd. Plus, this indispensable resource shows you advanced riding techniques, offers travel tips for long-distance rides, and even helps you get your kids started in motorcycling. Discover how to: Buy a new or used bike Select safe, tough riding gear, from helmet and jacket to boots and pants Get proper training and learn essential riding skills Insure your bike Pass even the toughest licensing test Try your hand at cruising, touring, sports biking, and more Get involved in motorcycle clubs and events Deal with dangers on the road Customize your bike to improve both style and performance Complete with lists of great biking events, organizations, people, and even movies, Motorcycling For Dummies gives a whole new meaning to the term “easy rider.”

Sacramento Motorcycling A Capital City Tradition

She compiled this history to honor the Sacramentans who shaped the early motorcycle craze, beginning with the Capital City Wheelmen, early dealers, ...

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Author: Kimberly Reed Edwards

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467143035

Category: History

Page: 192

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In 1913, the merger of the Sacramento Motorcycle Club with the Capital City Wheelmen catapulted Sacramento into becoming one of the biggest motorcycle hubs in the state. Cycles roared into town from all corners of California to participate in championship races, hill climbs, endurance runs and field meets. Races teemed with motorcycles of every make and model, including Indian, Thor, Yale, Excelsior and Jefferson, piquing the interest of prominent merchants, city leaders and superior court judges. Discover the stories of a transcontinental motorcycle relay, a perilous ride through a blizzard to deliver film to network TV and the women who formed a trailblazing motorcycle club. Author Kimberly Reed Edwards brings to life the exciting early days of the "Greatest Sport in the World" in California's capital.

American Motorcyclist

Early Indian motorcycles as well as early Harley-Davidsons are ... The early part of the twentieth century saw the history of motorcycling unfold into a ...

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American Motorcyclist magazine, the official journal of the American Motorcyclist Associaton, tells the stories of the people who make motorcycling the sport that it is. It's available monthly to AMA members. Become a part of the largest, most diverse and most enthusiastic group of riders in the country by visiting our website or calling 800-AMA-JOIN.

American Motorcyclist

About six years ago, the AMA established the American Motorcycle Heritage ... "Glory Days: A History of Early American Motorcycling," and material and ...

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American Motorcyclist magazine, the official journal of the American Motorcyclist Associaton, tells the stories of the people who make motorcycling the sport that it is. It's available monthly to AMA members. Become a part of the largest, most diverse and most enthusiastic group of riders in the country by visiting our website or calling 800-AMA-JOIN.

A Short History of the Motorcycle

Here, a contributor to Motor Cycling writes in to an early edition to share his experiences of breakdowns – of which he seems to have had a great many – and ...

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Author: Richard Hammond

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780297609919

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

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What is it about bikes that leaves so many of us powerless to resist? This entertaining guide charts the history of the bike from its origin as a cheap means of transport to its modern incarnations: a symbol of rebellion, a high-tech racing machine and the rich kid's plaything. Richard Hammond, passionate biker and collector of bikes, looks at the machines that have propelled people across the world to work, to school - and occasionally to their doom. With his trademark expertise and wit, Hammond examines bikers of every type, from the happy farmer trundling through fields on his Honda Cub to the Hells Angel terrorising towns on their hog.

Capitalism s Future

The patterns of authority first established by motorcycle clubs were standardized under the fledgling Federation of American Motorcyclists in 1903, ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004300293

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

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In Capitalism's Future: Alienation, Emancipation and Critique, sociologists, philosophers and cultural theorists critique economic and political dynamics of contemporary capitalism. An agenda for 21st century critical social theory emerges in conjoined critique of political economyand critique of political psychology.