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    Getting an education


    So you have to read all of about four posts on this forum before you come across a post calling some noob a ghey retard. well, of course we are retarded, we wouldn't be noobs if we weren't. You gotta start somewhere. That doesn't mean all of us want to take a perfectly good motorcycle and hack it to pieces in the name of fashion. Some people that are new to vintage bikes are actually passionate riders that recently discovered the fun that can be had on older machines. For me its been a slow decent. Every "new" motorcycle I've purchased has been older than the last. I currently ride a '93 Ducati 900SS that I absolutely love. And I recently started work on a '71 cb350 that had me grinning ear to ear on the test ride.

    So educate me. Or rather, help me educate myself. Do you have any books on vintage motorcycles/racing that you recommend? Honda specific would be great for me, but any make/model/era will do.

    I started my library with a Clymer manual for my little bike. what else is good for a noob? I'm thinking Technical/Mechanical as well as historical.

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    aaawww hell, now you did it

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    By asking for book recommendations? Okay then, flame away.

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    http://quiterandom.hubpages.com/hub/...sic-motorcycle How to buy a used bike
    http://quiterandom.hubpages.com/hub/...the-Cafe-Racer How to build a cafe racer

    It's like a Machiavellian 4-volume trilogy based on Hamlet senza misura with an ego-maniacal downs syndrome kid reading from a Rube Goldeberg-esque kindle.

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    And for engine work and tuning theory, check out "four stroke performance tuning" by alexander graham bell.
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    No flames, just dreading the coming historical treatise.


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    I think Geeto has a book out.
    "Its amazing what can be done when you don't know you can't do it" Bill Anderson

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    quote:Originally posted by JPellegrino

    I think Geeto has a book out.
    i understand it is very big.
    -p1j

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    i'd look into matt oxley's: stealing speed.

    fun read, good history.

    i also like jim redman's autobiography....good honda GP history in there.

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    quote:Originally posted by p1j

    quote:Originally posted by JPellegrino

    I think Geeto has a book out.
    i understand it is very big.
    -p1j
    Nah, he just has small hands.




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