Barnstormers Vintage Motorcycles
Historical, Racing and Technical Articles on British and American Motorcycles
From their website:
An Introduction to Pre 1945 Motorcycling.
Time has marched on for motorcycling. Electric start, disc brakes, 6 speed gearboxes are just some of the advancements that have made motorcycling more enjoyable over the last 40 years. But what of the pioneering machines that made us what we are today. The rigid framed, girder forked, side valve machines that generously populated our and other countries in the first 30 years of last century. These machines and their riders opened up the frontiers of travel, and their successes encouraged even more motorcyclists to take to the road. The riders may have passed on leaving only family photographs of their exploits, however many of their machines still exist and are ready waiting for new riders.
www.barnstormers.co.nz is hopeful of rekindling interest of these early motorcycles, mainly the pre 1945 girder fork machines that seem to hide away in garages deteriorating through lack of use.
We are not a club however through the pages of this website we hope to offer assistance, information, and runs that will result in better appreciation of these bikes.
Barnstormers has a wealth of information. At time of writing they list 64 manuals and 76 sales catalogues, most of which are in PDF format.
Catalogues (abbreviated list)
1926 Watsonian Sidecar Sales Catalogue
1920 Royal Ruby Sales Catalogue
1933 Dunelt Sales Catalogue
1935 Levis Sales Catalogue
1923 Whitley Sidecar Sales Catalogue
1913 Royal Ruby Sales Catalogue
1920 Humber 4 1/2hp 600cc Sales Catalogue.
1938 Levis Sales Catalogue
1913~14 Speedwell Sidecar Sales Catalogue.
1932 Raleigh 3 Wheel 5cwt Delivery Transport
1929 Royal Ruby Sales Catalogue
1928 Rex Acme Sales Catalogue
1934 AJS Sales Catalogue
1922 Harley Davidson Sales Catalogue.
1924 Royal Enfield Sales Catalogue.
1920 Royal Enfield Bicycle and Motorcycle Sales Catalogue.
1926 The N.U.T Sales Catalogue
1929 Rex Acme Sales Catalogue
1936 New Imperial Sales Catalogue.
1916 Harley Davidson Sales Catalogue.
1937 Rudge Sales Catalogue
Dusting Sidecars – An Advertisement.
1939 Coventry Eagle Sales Catalogue
1928 Harley Davidson Sales Catalogue.
1922 Douglas Sales Catalogue.
1935 Francis-Barnett Sales Catalogue
1935 Indian Sales Catalogue
1955 Excelsior Sales Catalogue.
1934 Coventry Eagle Sales Catalogue
1924 Harley Davidson Sales Catalogue
1927 Douglas Model OC Sales Catalogue
1930 Rudge Sales Catalogue.
1939 BSA Sales Catalogue
1925 James Sales Catalogue
1926 Norton Sales Catalogue.
1949 Ariel Sales Catalogue
1930 OEC Sales Catalogue
1927 Sunbeam Sales Catalogue.
1925 Scott Sales Catalogue
1912 Triumph Sales Catalogue
1926 BSA 2.46hp Helpful Hints.
1926 Humber 350 Parts Manual
1931 Velocette Model K Parts List.
1924 ~ 27 Blackburne Single Cylinder Engines Hints, Tips and Parts List.
1931 Panther Maintenance Notes.
1928 Norton Maintenance and Instruction Manual
1932 Coventry Eagle Parts Book and Instruction Manual
1949 Velocette LE Parts Catalogue
Lucas Equipment and Spare Parts Catalogue – Magnetos .
1917 Royal Enfield 6HP Parts Manual.
1924 Henderson Deluxe Four Cylinder Parts Catalogue.
1930 Lucas Dynamo Lighting Set Running Instructions
1927 J.A.P Engine Information Booklet
Velocette GTP Parts Book.
Lodge Spark Plug Guide.