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Peotone Motorcycle Swap Meet

This Saturday, May7th from 10am - 4pm. In Peotone, IL (about 60 miles south from Chicago)

Anyone going?

If yes, stop by my Nationwide Tent, say hi, grab a free t-shirt, keychain, stress ball, or other cool stuff! More importantly, stop by to entertain me, since I have to work all day ;-)

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my dad lives in Monee.. not too many people know where Peotone is

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What do you have when you put 10,000 Harley Davidson motorcycles on the bottom of the ocean?

A good start.

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Monee will be having the barnyard boogie june 25th

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I'd love to help but I don't chase parts.
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tell us more about this swap meet

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I haven't been to a Peotone swap in a long time...I stopped going because they were small and didn't have much...mostly HD stuff and trinket vendors with pins , t-shirts, cheap leather goods and belt buckles. Things may have improved because the swaps at Peotone are being run by a different promoter these days. Anyone know for sure?
I prefer Walneck's swap meets, especially the one in April at the Mchenry County Fairgrounds in Woodstock. Buzz Walneck has several meets in the area including a new one coming up at the Grundy County Fairgrounds in Morris on June 5.
If you have an interest in old bikes, especially HD or British (although Japanese stuff is becoming more prevelent), swap meets are a great way to learn, meet like minded riders and beat ebay and other forms of shopping because you get to see and hold the item, dicker on the spot and actually take it home! Swaps experienced a down turn for awhile because of the internet but have come back strong for those reasons and the social aspect.
If you've never been to one, check a few out...as I said some are better than others... if nothing else it's great for people watching.
The "Big Daddy" swaps are Mid Ohio in July with AMA Vintage Days and The Antique Motorcycle Club of America meet over Labor Day weekend in Davenport Iowa.
There is also a swap in conjunction with the AHRMA races at Road America that will be in its second year. They're trying to build it to be a "Big Daddy" event and it's promoted by good people...worth checking out.

"Dirt is for racing on...Asphalt is for getting there" OR "Flat trackers go in deeper and come out harder... OR (With apologies to General MaCarthur) "Old motorcycle racers never die, they just slip off the groove and fade into the dust!

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Didn't you change your name to NationPam?
I tried to switch it to NationEva, but it just doesn't sound right.

Ad thanks OldTimeBiker for telling us about the swap meet - I don't really know what to expect since I've never been there. I just know that they're expecting about 4000 people in attendance. They also have one coming up on July 10th (same place) with 15,000 people.

I will check out the out in Morris as well.

The main reason why I go there is to get my name out among the biking community and get some leads. ;-)

And we don't discriminate agains Harleys... but I did enjoy the joke!

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What do you have when you put 10,000 Harley Davidson motorcycles on the bottom of the ocean?

A good start.
10,000 would be just about how many XR 750's have been produced since 1972...Would you really want any of them at the bottom of the ocean, Nick?

Wouldn't an XRTT make an excellent BOTT or BEARS mount for the AHRMA Road America event?

"Dirt is for racing on...Asphalt is for getting there" OR "Flat trackers go in deeper and come out harder... OR (With apologies to General MaCarthur) "Old motorcycle racers never die, they just slip off the groove and fade into the dust!

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10,000 would be just about how many XR 750's have been produced since 1972...Would you really want any of them at the bottom of the ocean, Nick?

Wouldn't an XRTT make an excellent BOTT or BEARS mount for the AHRMA Road America event?


10,000 XR750's?

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10,000 XR750's?
In 39 years? Iron head and XRTT road racers included? Hmmmmm...On further reflection, you have a point...that does sound like alot considering how specialized. expensive and hard to come by they are. Do you think there's 5000? Any idea what overall XR750 production numbers are? Should the XR 1000 street legal version be included in the count (it was really a true XR engine. Each one worked on by Jerry Branch)? I would not include the XR 1200, BTW.
I know this causes controversy but there is no arguing the facts...The XR 750 IS the most successful production racing motorcycle of all time.

So this won't be a total thread hijack... How'd the swap meet go djdiva? Any decent customer leads? Did you get a chance to check the meet out?

"Dirt is for racing on...Asphalt is for getting there" OR "Flat trackers go in deeper and come out harder... OR (With apologies to General MaCarthur) "Old motorcycle racers never die, they just slip off the groove and fade into the dust!

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