Saturday, July 14, 2012

Motoprimo 4th Annual Vintage Motorcycle Day

4th Annual Motoprimo Vintage Day

Today, was the 4th Annual Vintage Motorcycle Day at Motoprimo. I’ve missed the last couple due to conflicts, so it was nice to be able to attend. The flier above mentions pre-1987 bikes only. I took the oldest one I have, my 2001 SV650. It’s a bit of a long walk otherwise! Maybe someday I’ll buy an older bike, but I haven’t seen one that I have a strong desire to buy. I guess I’ll have to keep my SV until it become vintage!

When I arrived, there weren’t many bikes on display yet.

4th Annual Motoprimo Vintage Day

It seemed like there was just as many modern machines as vintage.

4th Annual Motoprimo Vintage Day

Honda had a very strong presence.

4th Annual Motoprimo Vintage Day

I’ve seen this one in a couple other shows. I like the color matched details.

4th Annual Motoprimo Vintage Day

Like the caliper and hub.

4th Annual Motoprimo Vintage Day

There were a couple BMWs on display as well.

4th Annual Motoprimo Vintage Day

But the Honda’s seemed to be winning in both the numbers and looks department.

4th Annual Motoprimo Vintage Day

This one had gathered some attention as well. A clean café racer.

4th Annual Motoprimo Vintage Day

It looks very cool sitting in the shade waiting to go for a ride.

4th Annual Motoprimo Vintage Day

Another BMW.

4th Annual Motoprimo Vintage Day

I kept coming back to the details on the Hondas.

4th Annual Motoprimo Vintage Day

Not vintage, but a good looking bike. I’d like to take it for a ride.

4th Annual Motoprimo Vintage Day

On the way back to my SV, I saw a WR250R. This one has the utilitarian Acerbis tank and it looked like happy trails racks and soft bags. I’ve been riding my WR all week; so fun.

4th Annual Motoprimo Vintage Day

It was a good time if not a bit small. There was about 15 bikes on display by the time I had to leave with another two dozen in the lot. More were coming as I left. Small shows like this face stiff competition with so many bikes each month at Dulono’s, but I’m glad they do it. I enjoyed chatting with some friends, and looking at the motorcycles.

14 comments:

  1. I've seen a few of the Hondas before at Dulono's. But nice to see them again. I'll try and make the Sept bike night.

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  2. Pre 87... so 25 year old bikes... who wouldnt want to see a nicely maintained bike? ^^ ... my 82 would have fit in if I still had it... although it wouldn't look half as nice as most of those. The yellow powdercoated hub does grab the eye... i don't think I've seen a painted or powdered hub before.

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    1. I'm not sure I have either. My Ural hubs are getting a bit tarnished. maybe i should paint them.

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  3. Nice pics of some nice bikes!
    We went to the bike shops today and found one with a WR250R. You must have a lowering link and soft rear shock pm yours because even with my heft I couldn't get a stock bike low enough to touch the ground. The XT250 beside it was much more accommodating.

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    1. The WR250R is a bit tall. Factory lowering is 1/2" then i put in a lowering link for another 1.5". It works fine for me now. My friend has one and is a bit shorter. He used less aggressive tires (shorter tread pattern) and a scooped out aftermarket seat to get another two inches between the two.

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  4. Great bike pics. It is nice that smaller shows like this occur as I am sure there are some folks who don't necessarily want to go to the larger ones.

    That Honda had such a large presence says something about the longevity of their machines I think.

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    1. It might also say something about the owners if they have been maintaining for that long as well.

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    1. nope. no vintage sidecars at this event.

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  6. What a show and shine. I wonder of some of the vintage models ever see the road though. The Honda Cafe Racer is definitely something special.

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    1. I didn't see many trailers, so it appears most of them rode there.

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  7. Oh man! Didn't see this until today. It would have been worth the trip to go see these vintage motorcycles!

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    1. There's always 1st Thursday's at Dulonos!

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