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Motorcycle books are now for sale via our motomerlin shop here

We have a large stock of new books & manuals plus a growing selection of out of print titles.

It will take sometime to get these online, so get in touch with your requests, thanks, Mike

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More motorcycle books here Merlin

Building the Ultimate Adventure Motorcycle

Building the Ultimate Adventure Motorcycle

The essential guide to preparing a bike for the journey of a lifetime 

By: Robert Wicks Foreword: Grant Johnson
For any aspiring adventure motorcycle rider, the biggest decisions are what bike to choose and how to go about kitting it out.

Though some of the top adventure bikes currently on sale could arguably roll off the showroom floor and carry you just about anywhere in the world, it is human nature to tweak,

enhance, customise and ultimately personalise your chosen machine before heading off.

From simple questions such as the choice of tyres and the preferred luggage system, to more complex options such as navigation and communication equipment, there are myriad choices.

This extensively illustrated practical book provides in-depth coverage on preparing an adventure motorcycle for the journey of a lifetime.
‘a detailled look at what to take, how to carry it, what to do with it, where to go’ Ride
Hardback, 270 x 210mm, 176 pages, 300 colour illustrations
ISBN: 9781844258369

Book No: H4836   Buy it now

Short Way Up – A classic ride through Southern Africa

Short Way Up – A classic ride through Southern Africa

When Steve Wilson planned a 6,000-mile ride through Africa, the journey sounded challenging enough – just two Brits on 1950s Ariels,

using their own resources to survive life on the wild roads. It became even more hair-raising when events meant he would have to do the ride solo.

In this moving account Steve chronicles the entire experience: bike preparation, organisation, mechanical mayhem, personal discovery and – one reason for the trip –

raising a cheque for £2,000 for a school in Zambia

Format: Hardback

RRP: £19.99…discounted here


ISBN: 978 1 84425 685 3

BMW R1200 (04 – 09) Haynes Workshop Manual R1200GS

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