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2010 Mooneyes Yokohama, Japan: Inside

 

Our appeal to ChopCult readers to provide news, views and photographs for this humble website has garnered some fantastic content. CC members who heeded the call in 2010 include Jason Roche, Mike Deutsch, Walter Gemeinhardt and most recently James Jones, aka Generico. "Jake" is an American chopper freak who lives in Korea, and during a little R&R in the Rising Sun he swung through Mooneyes to shoot some film and give us this field report. Thanks, brother.

Mooneyes bound. I grabbed my old Canon and caught a train, a plane, then a bus. John Candy would be proud. The streets were packed with people, and lights were blinding. I stumbled on a group of folks mad about something. They were letting everyone know, and some other folks got pissed at them. RIOT! Feeling clever I ran in shooting pictures, yelling “Time magazine, Time magazine!”

 

Next, off to Yokohama. I slept on the subway from Tokyo to the DicE party. Matt and Dean throw a nice shindig, and the Japanese can dance with the best of them. After a few beers and a failed attempt at dancing I headed for the hostel. Two hours of sleep and it was show time.

The parking area at Mooneyes was a show in its own right, and Blotto Mike D. did a great job of covering it on CC last week. Many of the bikes outside could have been parked inside, and the majority of the bikes on the inside showed signs of road wear. All of the bikes were exciting to look at. The show could have been all weekend and I still would have missed something. Enjoy.

 

Words and photos by Generico


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Commented on 12-13-2010 At 02:18 pm
 

Thats some good shit!

Commented on 12-13-2010 At 02:57 pm
 

nice, they got it going on over in Japan

Commented on 12-13-2010 At 03:18 pm
 

My mind is blown over that Schwinn XS!

Commented on 12-13-2010 At 05:39 pm
 

Wow! There were some really great bikes at that show.

Commented on 12-13-2010 At 05:51 pm
 

Nice rigs. I'm really diggin' the non-Harley bikes. Neat stuff. Nice to see so much of it included in both the show and the coverage.

Good job, Generico.

C

Commented on 12-13-2010 At 06:01 pm
 

its funny the outside of the show looked like there were nicer chops then the inside. superb craftmanship and top notch quality though.

Commented on 12-13-2010 At 06:54 pm
 

wish i was there

Commented on 12-13-2010 At 08:39 pm
 

Maybe it's because I was a fat kid growing up but all these bikes look like candy!!!! I'll take one of each please.....

Commented on 12-13-2010 At 08:44 pm
 

Good stuff! Doesn't it just break you heart though when you see pictures of a Knuck or a Pan in Japan?! It's like, "Hey, that's ours! We'll send you some evo's but the Knucks and Pans are a national treasure and can't leave the US!"

Commented on 12-13-2010 At 10:30 pm
 

^^^ And then Japan takes back everything it's created and passed on to the US... whoops.

Commented on 12-13-2010 At 10:36 pm
 

Incredible!

Commented on 12-14-2010 At 05:36 am
 

so dam cool, love these articles

Commented on 12-14-2010 At 01:50 pm
 

fuck. some sick bikes.

Commented on 12-14-2010 At 06:23 pm
 

when will people stop ripping on evo's......

Commented on 12-14-2010 At 06:32 pm
 

it would be great to see a feature on Mark Drew's Triumph. Speechless...

Commented on 12-14-2010 At 08:03 pm
 

Really Great bikes, digging the Green XS with the funky banana seat .,the extra long narrow frontend chop was the balls too. really bitchin' pix. Thanx for sharing.

Commented on 12-15-2010 At 11:59 am
 

Any bike, any where being enjoyed is what its about.

As Rodney King said, "Can't we all just get along". BOO HOO

Commented on 12-22-2010 At 02:19 am
 

and Rodney got his ass kicked, too.

Commented on 12-22-2010 At 02:22 am
 

Japan has never created anything, just copied everything.

Commented on 12-22-2010 At 03:59 am
 

Kind of funny, we're the ones copying them now. Japan has produced some totally original shit in the last few years.

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