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Spider's cartoon -
NEW BritBike T-shirts
BritBike CD/DVD - Manuals
BritBike Hats

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BritBike Events 2010
Vintage motorcycle Days 
Mid-Ohio 2010 July 9-11
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Classic Swap Meets by Will Stoner

2010 Schedule
February 7, 2010
Ashland County Fairgrounds,  
Ashland, OH
March 21, 2010
York Expo Center,
Old Main Building,
York, PA

BritBikeNews #96
For British motorcycle enthusiasts only
December 2009
Spark Plugging The Classics Spark Plugging the Classics
New Book Books for the motorcyclist
Simply the best guide there is on how to read spark plugs to diagnose engine faults, and to select the correct grade of plug for your engine. It explains the differences between modern plugs and those from the classic period, and shows how to select modern plugs for use in older engines. This short booklet simply explains everything most classic owners need to know about spark plugs, the types available, the difference between hot and cold plugs, and the relationship to the ignition system such as coil or magneto. All the likely states of your spark plugs are illustrated, explained and remedies suggested and there is also a table of the common plug equivalents, showing hotter and colder plugs.
Stan Dibben spent 25 years in the spark plug industry when many of today's classics were still in everyday use. He gave spark plug application advice across the whole range of engines - cars, motorcycles and motor sport - to garages and owners. Before that Stan was a racing motorcyclist and Sidecar World Champion, worked for both BSA and Norton, and started life as a professional electrician and musician - he even found time to help Donald Campbell and Bluebird to a World Land Speed Record! All this and more is in Stan's autobiography Hold On! - Also published by Panther Publishing Ltd.
Details 20 pages A5, full colour throughout, many illustrations and tables, saddle stitched,  ISBN 978-0-9556595-3-9,  Approx price 4.00
As an experiment this booklet is entirely free for a limited trial period on the Panther Publishing website and can also be purchased in print in the normal way. 
Panther Publishing Ltd, 10 lime Avenue, High Wycombe, Bucks HP11 1DP. 01494 534778 Email:
Greetings BritBike enthusiast!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all BritBike enthusiasts! 
Speaking of families, Spider did it again with an instant kickback - see his cartoon below.
BritBike Forum calendar is being handed over to the post office by Gib in CO thanks a lot for a great job with it. There are still "leftovers" as Gib made some extras you if you want one. click here to place your Calendar order now before it's actually to late! 
Have you read above press release for Spark Plugging The Classics. If you read the text then you see Rollo is offering the booklet to YOU as a free gift on a PDF! What are you waiting for - it's offered for a limited time only. I have already downloaded it but also ordered the paper version too. Like to keep the book in my shop the old fashion way.
As always send BritBike related tips and info to me.
Ride safe


Morgan Johansson
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 BritBike present Spider's another xmas cartoon
Spider's cartoon - 
Spider explores the fault-lines between the sexes
Spider knows very well how 'Her indoors' can get a mite touchy about money spent on what she considers to be rusty junk. Things can sometimes get very sensitive at Xmas time. Spider catches a typical scene in this cartoon: Regalia Regalia, T-shirts, decals etc
We are finished printing a new batch of t-shirts, with new waterbased inks. This means it basically 'dyes' the fabric, so you don't sweat from having a big imprint on your shirt, this gives a vintage look and never fades or cracks! 
Sizes Small all the way through 4XL are in stock!!
LowBrow Customs makes and resell T-shirts, Hats and Decals/Stickers 
 A must for all'ers 

  Buy DVD-Manual now before price increase! 

British Motorcycle CD-Manuals
Manuals, Spare lists, Instruction books, Service sheets & lots more
Hundreds of British Motorcycle Books scanned into PDF format.
CD's: AJS & Matchless, Lucas AMAL Girling & Smith.
DVD's: BSA, Norton & Triumph

$69.00 each or ONLY $299.00 for all five! SAVE $46.00

BritBike Regalia Knitted Hats
Original Knitted Hats
Probably the coolest hats in the world!
Comes in following variations:
  • Black color short beanie
  • Black color long beanie
  • Navy color short beanie
  • Navy color long beaniePrice

Price: US$12.00 plus shipping

 A must for'ers
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