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Vintage Dirt Bikes Enthusiast's Guide
If you're tinkering with a classic Kawasaki F7, circa 1974, if you've jealously drooled because that guy across the street (and his hot girlfriend) spend their weekends restoring and cruising on a 1967 Triumph TC100C Tiger or if you stare at classified ads of a Honda Motosport or Elsinore, you are going to love the Vintage Dirt Bikes Enthusiast's Guide.
The WP331 - Vintage Dirt Bikes Enthusiast's Guide is the perfect book for the collector and/or restorer of these fine machines. This book includes a collection of tough to find information and opinions about these classic machines, such as:
- Technical Data
- Motorcycle Ratings
- Final Value vs. Restoration Costs
- Ease of Restoration
This is a loving retrospective of the dirt bikes that made leather jackets famous. We're not just talking about the Yamahas and Triumphs. True enthusiasts know this includes the Bultacos, Pentons and Maicos, true works of art that made us want to go all rebellious with cigarette packs curled in our shirt sleeves even though we didn't smoke because it made us gag.
This book is a comprehensive look at not just the history of these vintage bikes. It's for the hogger that's seriously considering getting one. The one prowling the web sites, hitting the swap meets and looking twice as they pass an old bike sitting in someone's garage. Vintage Dirt Bikes Enthusiast's Guide is as much about buying one of these babies as it is about appreciating them.
Take a journeyman's workshop in deciding on trials bikes, motorcross bikes, scramblers and more. You not only get a thorough look at treasures like the 1974 Rickman's F21 engine and Hodaka's Super Rat, you get a thorough understanding of how to maintain them, the availability of parts, value and how much work is going to be needed for any restoration.
No one loves these vintage bikes more than Doug Mitchel. He's a professional journalist with two decades in the field. Writer of over a dozen books, including How To Build a Cafe Racer, Vintage Dirt Bikes Enthusiast's Guide is filled with the author's own collection of photographs, giving the hobbyist more than enough to smile about and the shopper a library of info to take on their searches.
Refer to the Specifications Tab for a sample page from this book. This page is part of the chapter about the classic Hodaka Super Rat.
Subject: Vintage Dirt Bikes: Enthusiasts Guide - Includes a study for BSA, Bultaco, Can-Am, CZ Falta, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Hodaka, Honda, Kawasaki, Maico, Monark, Montesa Cota, OSSA, Penton, Rickman, Rokon, Triumph, Yamaha, Yankee, and Zundapp
. ISBN-10: 1929133316 | ISBN-13: 9781929133314 | Wolfgang Publications WP331