News Feb 2012.

Living in New Zealand one would think that we should all be used to the temperamental weather by now, but when it comes down to it the answer for me would be no. I like summer to be summer, and winter to be winter. It is hard to plan anything when the seasons don’t conform, …

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News October 2011.

It has been a few months since the last updates on Barnstormers which only means one thing €“ that Knobsta and me have been very busy. Work and family are of course important but behind the scenes we are doing motorcycling things. Knobsta broke a pedal on his tricycle so opted to buy a new …

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1933 Francis-Barnett Operating Instructions and Spare Parts List.

This is a combined instruction manual and parts book for the 1933 Francis-Barnett 148cc Lapwing, 196cc Black Hawk, and 196cc Falcon. The first section is the instruction manual with running instructions and basic care. It deals with both flywheel magneto and coil ignition models, with the coil ignition models being fitted with Miller lighting units, …

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Project Royal Enfield.

Barnstormers is about riding, working on, and reading about old motorcycles. Lately we have been concentrating more on the reading and publishing of old manuals and sales catalogues and so have decided that a change needs to happen. Knobsta suggested a section on polishing but I wouldn’t dare venture into Mrs McShiny’s department (and Knobsta …

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News July 2011.

Winter has definitely arrived and with the constant rain and water logged grounds the only thing that one can do is spend more time in the workshop. There is not much point getting wet and cold trying to do things outside when there is a nice warm heater beckoning from the shed. Both Knobsta and …

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