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Dixon Swap Meet, 100 year old motorbikes for sale

June 21, 2011

Last weekend was the annual AMCA Dixon swap meet, hosted by the Fort Sutter Chapter.  If you’ve never been there before, here is a quick description:  Sunshine, old bikes, old friends, BBQ dinner, parts for sale, bikes for sale, bikes on display, judging, field events and other good times.  


It starts on Thursday night for the guys that come early, setting up their tables and then their tents for the  night.  Friday the good deals are dealt, Friday night dinner, then Saturday is the day with the biggest attendance and the bike judging.  It is a very friendly atmosphere, with cold beverages flowing and plenty of lawn chairs to sit in.




The head honcho of the meet, Dave Kafton.  That’s his HD single from the Cannonball.



Bikes on display:



Big base Indian.  The valves are gigantic!




Bill Huth’s Indian.  Restoration was finished just a few days ago.




Kafton’s race bike.      FastIMG_8262


A two cam HD JDH cutdown, at Vince Martinico’s corner of the lot.  (maybe for sale?)




Another two cam, by the man himself, George Hood.  This bike was filled with goodies.  He built it recently, trying to do some different things.  Note the front end:  springer forks that have been cut and welded into an Earle’s fork design.  He said it rides really smoothly.  Molded in tailight, slip on pipes and mufflers.  Custom struts on the rear of the frame, and an odd aftermarket front brake.  He said it isn’t good for stopping, but it stopped riders from getting hassled by the man.  Don’t worry about the paint  and metal work quality, he just shot a quick coat of blue on it so it would be shiny for the meet.  Most items are still in progress…



Bikes for sale. 

1913 Yale, runs good.  $40,211







Another IndianIMG_8245


1911ish Yale.  Vince Martinico.   A real neat bike.IMG_8248


Automatic inlet valve.  little Schebler carb, coil ignition, klaxon horn, flat belt drive, leading link forks


Wooden belt rim IMG_8250


1907 Indian









More Vince:







Yet another Indian



Matt Smith had this 1912 Pope IOE for sale.  A nice little bike, almost ready to ride.



A cool knucklehead drag bikeIMG_8268



One more IndianIMG_8269


Repop Harley frames, tanks, toolboxes, ‘bars, hubs, etc.IMG_8271


A 1920’s Triumph.IMG_8238IMG_8240





6 Comments leave one →
  1. June 21, 2011 7:51 pm

    Correction I think. It’s a big valve Indian. Police used them and they were guaranteed to do 100 mph. May have been able to beat 8 valve Indians on the track too. Great pics. Thanks, Paul

    • June 21, 2011 11:08 pm

      I was wondering about that too! He called it a big base, but I don’t know those things very well.

  2. June 22, 2011 7:27 am

    Let me get out my checkbook…

  3. Anonymous permalink
    June 22, 2011 9:50 am

    Great shots! Thanks Pete. I will have to see it in person one day.

  4. Howard Burrows permalink
    June 23, 2011 5:38 pm

    Fantastic photos Pete.
    Keep up the good work.

  5. Tyler permalink
    June 29, 2011 7:13 pm

    the best was the last here…Triumph

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