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Old 11-05-2012, 12:28 PM   #21
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So I take it that unless you own a Harley or you want some bling then the swap meet is a waste of time.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:23 PM   #22
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It appears hipsters in retro 'flake helmets and Jetsons face shields are welcome too..
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:04 AM   #24
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Lived in Long Beach for 16 years and visited the swap meet 1 time. That was enough of that abuse for me

The annual International MC show in LB was a must attend though. Good stuff there.

http://www.motorcycleshows.com/long-beac

Also miss the Speedway races at the OC Fairgrounds. Those were good fun.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:57 PM   #25
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Lived in Long Beach for 16 years and visited the swap meet 1 time. That was enough of that abuse for me

The annual International MC show in LB was a must attend though. Good stuff there.

http://www.motorcycleshows.com/long-beac

Also miss the Speedway races at the OC Fairgrounds. Those were good fun.
The annual car show is a must too.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:41 AM   #26
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The annual car show is a must too.
Oh ya, for sure. A buddy of mine has a collection of cool bikes, used to ride down there on his Kawi 750 triple (complete with devilishly crackly expansion chambers) and hang out. Great people watching and vehicle viewing - a real California experience. That old triple got a lot of attention. Seems everyone knows somebody who has been maimed or killed on one, and they do love to tell the stories. The bike's bad boy rep is very outsized - far more than the actual performance of the thing. After stepping off a modern liter class sport bike, the old cackler seems quaintly mellow. It does have a sharp powerband though

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Oh ya, for sure. A buddy of mine has a collection of cool bikes, used to ride down there on his Kawi 750 triple (complete with devilishly crackly expansion chambers) and hang out. Great people watching and vehicle viewing - a real California experience. That old triple got a lot of attention. Seems everyone knows somebody who has been maimed or killed on one, and they do love to tell the stories. The bike's bad boy rep is very outsized - far more than the actual performance of the thing. After stepping off a modern liter class sport bike, the old cackler seems quaintly mellow. It does have a sharp powerband though
I have one. A friend in Torrance had a MachIV that had been ported and expansion chambers,etc. It made a LOT of horsepower in the most unpleasant manner possible. Keeping the front wheel on the ground when it came on the pipe was a real trick. It also vibrated like mad. That is until he looked closer and saw that all but one of the motor mounts were broken. It's surprising that we survived. Must have been youth and all that alcohol.
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