Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Cambridge, England
They are still in Sparkford. I am an Exeter boy myself. A lad I knew in the late 1970ís used to ride his Bonneville from Sparkford (he worked for Haynes printing the manuals) every Monday come rain or snow to attend the printing college we used to go to on day release.
Iíve still got my Haynes Suzuki GS850/1000 workshop manual. That was like a bible to me! I completely stripped and rebuilt my GS1000 in the mid 1980ís just for something to do! I had that bike for 20 years and when I sold it in 1999 to buy a Triumph 955i Speed Triple it was actually better than when I bought it in 1979! Although the Speed Triple was good, the best bike I have ever owned was the bullet proof Suzuki GS1000-GT shaft drive. I could cry now thinking what I sold it for!
I went to the fantastic Haynes motor museum a few years ago. Definitely worth a visit.
I actually pre-ordered my Haynes manual last night from Amazon. Expected delivery 4th April.