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Tansha August 2018

This issue of Tansha so perfectly reflects what you, the members, have been up to over the intervening months; and that means events, shows, ride outs etc. Obviously we need to be covering all of this as soon as we can and that inevitably means the odd compromise or two. So, unfortunately we’ve had to drop Impressions and a planned technical page from this issue.
Everyone enjoys a good classic Japanese bike happening but please spare a thought for everyone that puts in the hours behind the scenes; without them very little would happen. The hours and days of planning, phone calls, emails, logistics etc. all require input and dedication. So if you’ve enjoyed something the club has done at either local or national level why not offer to help next time? Just a couple of hours from you here or there may well be enough to persuade an overworked organiser and their small team to carry the event over to the following year. The more members that muck in the easier the event becomes to plan/stage and this means it will be in the calendar for next year for all to enjoy.
Inside there’s coverage of the April Stafford, the VJMC Dublin Show, the Box Hill 10th Anniversary Mega-meet, the Lymm Show, Endurance Legends, section open days and lots more besides.  Which only goes to show just how buoyant the classic scene is in general and especially the classic Japanese side of things...long may it continue!
Looking beyond this August issue it won’t be long before the long dark nights are back, sorry to remind you all! If you are planning on decamping to the workshop or shed please remember to take a camera with you and document your latest project, repair, renovation or restoration. Tansha always needs copy and the more we have on file the wider the variety of articles we can run. This is your magazine so please feel free to fill it with the things you enjoy. If you need help or advice on how to compile something for the best classic Japanese bike club magazine, please just get in contact with me and I’ll do my utmost to guide you.
We’ve had a few requests to feature more modern Japanese classics and that’s something that would sit well in Tansha. Unfortunately, not a huge amount from the 80s, 90s or early noughties arrives at my in-Box and what does is always used PDQ. There’s a whole raft of potential copy out there and it’s all relevant. If you have a GSX-R, ZX-R, CBR, YZF etc. please share it with the rest of us. And it doesn’t just have to be race replica; we’ll very gladly carry Honda Reveres, Yamaha Diversions, Suzuki Bandits and Kawasaki GPZ 500s etc. The more the merrier etc. 



Steve Cooper  


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