Ariel vintage motorcycle Owners’ guide 500 & 550cc models from 1929 – SOLD

Ariel vintage motorcycle Owners’ guide 500 & 550cc models from 1929 – SOLD


Ariel vintage motorcycle Owners’ guide 500 & 550cc models from 1929.

This is an original small booklet produced by Ariel works Ltd in Selly Oak, Birmingham.

It measures approximately 6.5″ x 4″.

It has 48 internal pages filled with useful information and settings. There are illustrations and tables.

Some of the topics covered include: 

  • Starting instructions
  • Fault finding
  • The engine including lubrication and basic maintenance like decarbonisation.
  • There’s a section on the oil pump.
  • Magneto including timing
  • Carburation
  • Transmission
  • Wheels and brakes


Tables include:

  • Fault finding
  • Valve timing
  • Gear ratios
  • Tyre pressures
  • Gear ratios / miles per hour

Condition is generally good. No nasty damage. The stapes are showing a little rust but they hold the pages well. It’s good / used and with a general grubbiness that you would expect from a motorcyclists booklet that is now 94 years old.

So, if you have an AJS from the late 1920’s then this Ariel vintage motorcycle Owners’ guide covering the 500 & 550cc models, would be a useful booklet to own. The tables, in particular, are useful.


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