Here's one for 'WLP'....the Scrambler version of his 125SS
A couple days ago I got a call from my friend Alfonso saying it was time for the yearly CJMC (Classic Japanese Motorcycle Club) show and swap meet. It's a two day weekend swap with the show on Sunday. (not to be confused with the VJMC or Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club...which I always do...). This show is up in the hills above the Sacramento valley in the 'Gold Rush' town of Auburn California. It has been here for a number of years at the Auburn fairgrounds. It used to be at Squaw Valley for many years and then at Northshore Tahoe for awhile. I always preferred those locations because it got you out of the heat. Today in Auburn it was muggy hot, as hot as the valley, we've been enjoying a little heat wave in Californny.
A couple of nicely restored Honda CL 350's for Norman and Iain over in Scotland.
A nice old unrestored Case tractor for Hermit
Also for Hermit, the great grandfather of his V-Strom, a 1955 Colleda (later to become Suzuki)
I know Olivia Banana wants the little sidecar racer, she could carry her skateboard on the platform..hehehe
Here's one for KustomJeff and his chopper riding crew, a really long Kawa chopper.
These pics were taken with my cel phone and I believe are a higher resolution than my aging Kodak digi-cam. I took 72 pics today, and will be taking more tomorrow. There will probably be a few more vendors and of course the rest of the show bikes. So I'll post one more pic of my score of the day at the Japanese swap meet. I picked up some fork seals, exhaust sealing rings, and spark plug caps...oh yeah and a cylinder head for a 350 Honda, more on that stuff later.
'The score', a tank for my pre unit BSA 650 Scrambler.
It's a slightly later model than my bike, with the 'pear' shaped badges vs. the earlier round badges. I'll run this tank until I can afford to restore the original tank. The original needs re-chroming, and replacement badges. Got this tank for about half of what that job will cost me. Paid 200 dollars for it, which was a pretty good deal for it's condition.It's funny, I've got some of my better British stuff at Japanese swaps, and some good Japanese stuff at British swaps. I found a rare early CB 750 triple tree that was on a Triumph frame of all things. Funny how that works sometimes...
More Classic Japanese coming up next time.