THE VINTAGE JAPANESE
MOTORCYCLE CLUB MAILING LIST
Open to all vintage Japanese motorcycle
::: Description and Purpose:
This, mostly unmoderated mailing list, is for discussion pertaining to vintage Japanese
motorcycles. "Vintage" Japanese motorcycles are loosely defined as being fifteen
or more years old. Discussion of matters relating to bikes such as, just to name a very
few, the Honda Super Hawk or CBX, Yamaha YM1 or TD1, Kawasaki W1 or H1, Suzuki K10 or RE5,
Tohatsu Runpet, or Marusho Magnum are an example of what you can expect to find here. Not
suited to this list is discussion of where to buy a used 1994 Honda Super Duper. Care
should be taken to post accordingly. Disruptive posts or careless crossposting may result
in ejection from the list.
It is hoped that vintage Japanese motorcycle enthusiasts will, in part through this
mailing list, establish a support network, swap stories and technical information, and
most importantly have fun riding and appreciating their increasingly popular vintage
::: About the VJMC:
The Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club Mailing List is sponsored by the Vintage Japanese
It is not necessary to be a VJMC member to subscribe and post to the mailing list!
However, we do encourage all vintage Japanese motorcycle enthusiasts to join the VJMC.
The VJMC welcomes collectors, riders, restorers, and racers of Vintage Japanese
Motorcycles to join our 20 year old 1000 member club. The club is an excellent way to make
contact with the people who are actively involved in all aspects of classic, collectible
and vintage Japanese motorcycles. We offer a bi-monthly newsletter with free classified
ads for club members and publish an annual roster listing our members, their primary
interest and how to contact them. We also have marque specialist who provides information
and advice about specific makes and models to our members.
Annual dues are $25 US or $35 Canadian for North American membership and $41 US for
international membership. To join the club, send a check or money order made out to VJMC
13309 Moran Dr.
Tampa, FL 33618-3011
For more information contact the Membership Chairman -
::: VJMC On-Line Membership
VJMC Mailing List
The list administrator is Mike
Brown, or firstname.lastname@example.org. He rules with an iron fist! :)
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::: Sending messages to the list:
VERY IMPORTANT STUFF HERE!
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forwarded to all the subscribers of the VJMC list. Post to this address even if you are on
the vjmc-digest list. If replying to a post, make sure before you send the mail that it is
going to the intended recipient(s).
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and the periodic vjmc-digest list, because the content
is the same.
Please make sure you post messages to firstname.lastname@example.org. Some email software uses the
wrong return address when sending replies; you may need to edit the "To:" field.
If you accidentally send mail to vjmc-owner, it may not ever show up on the list.
Do trim excess quoted material from replies. There is never any need to quote someone
else's entire message in your reply. Digest subscribers need to be especially careful to
not accidentally attach large segments of the previous digest to their replies, and to
edit the Subject line.
And you must send only plain text, with no attachments, to the list. Some email software
such as Outlook Express or Netscape Communicator/Mail may default to sending your mail out
as "text/html" rather than "text/plain". Make whatever changes are
necessary to ensure that your outgoing mail is not specially encoded. Look for a
"plain text" or "7 bit" option. Again, do not send attachments to the
::: Other administratia:
You must be subscribed to the vjmc or vjmc-digest list in order to post to it. This is a
very specific forum. General motorcycling questions should be posted to general
motorcycling forums like rec.motorcycles or some of the broader mailing lists. Spam,
get-rich-quick schemes, commercial advertising, virus alerts, alerts and calls-to-action
of a political nature, harassment, or any other disruptive, off-topic posts will not be
For the convenience of the list members and to ease the burden on our server and network,
some restrictions on For Sale lists and Wanted lists (classifieds) are being enforced. It
is okay to post short classifieds to the mailing list, but they must:
1. pertain to vintage Japanese motorcycles
2. be for personal transactions, not on behalf of a business
3. be not much longer than a screenful (25 lines)
4. not be repetitive (do not keep re-posting the same items)
Auction [notices can] be posted once to attract bidders, then be conducted in private
thereafter. Any other classifieds, including long sale lists, should be announced as
briefly as possible, with an invitation for interested parties to email you directly or
visit a web location to receive the full information.
Ads may also be submitted to the non-Internet VJMC Newsletter. You must be a VJMC member
(dues paid) to submit a Wanted ad, but anyone may submit a For Sale ad. Ads must be
submitted by the 10th of the month prior to the cover date of the next newsletter. Submit
your ad directly to Gary Gadd, the
VJMC Classified Ads Editor.
::: Archives and Web Sites:
The VJMC list is archived at http://www.vjmc.org/archives/
The North American VJMC maintains a web site at http://vjmc.org/
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