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Welcome to the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club

Welcome to the VJMC, the UK’s premier club for Japanese bikes fifteen years old and over. The club was founded in 1982 by a small group of like minded enthusiasts.. Read More

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Tansha June 2018

Tansha isn't just about enjoying old motorcycles and our June issue showcases this with a double page spread on the 40 year MOT exemption. We have input from insurance companies, our own dating team and the FHBVC. Pivotal to the running of the VJMC is its AGM or Annual General Meeting which is incorporated into the club's annual rally; all fully documented etc. Our Norfolk Section recently had its official opening and this is covered in the June issue.  


Back onto bikes we have a rare 1960s Suzuki trials bike being showcased, the Honda CX500 is making progress, Christian Redford does battle with a cursed Suzuki GSX400 and Stuart Price praises Suzuki's Vintage Parts Scheme  and maintaining a Suzuki theme we look at the GS750 in our ever popular Archive series.  Ian Douglas looks at motorcycling in later years, Jess Burton boils his carbs on the stove, Ian Foster celebrates the Honda CBX 1000 at 40 and our famous (infamous?) Woff looks at mounting his Kawasaki H1's carbs. 


Elsewhere Tansha runs advertorials for Musket Mufflers and Venhill Engineering, there's a techno fest of CDI systems, John Illie recalls a lifetime in the bike trade and Dave Jupp's hugely popular Impressions series is back with yet more Suzuki coverage courtesy of  the unique T125 Stinger. 


Enjoy the read! 




Steve Cooper  


VJMC Editor 

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