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Motorcycle Swap Meet Marks 30 Years

This weekend will mark the 30th annual S-K Service Motorcycle Swap Meet in Hatley, the quirky cycle-fest that celebrates all machines not Harley-Davidson.

So will father-and-son organizers Bill and Steve Kasten offer up any special events to honor the three-decade milestone?

“No, not really,” said Steve, 54.

That means that motorcycles, ATVs, go-carts, scooters and other assorted wheeled modes of transportation and their endless associated parts, all of it for sale, will be strewn haphazardly across the open areas surrounding S-K Service. There will food and drinks: hamburgers, hot dogs, hot beef sandwiches, soda, coffee and other food typical of fairs and carnivals. And there will be a motorcycle auction held at 1 p.m. Saturday.

None of it will be very organized. “There’s no rhyme or reason for any of this,” said Bill, 80. “And that’s what people like.”

The event will be held from about 8 a.m. to about 5 p.m. Friday, and from about 8 a.m. to “whenever” on Saturday, Steve said for the Daily Herald. The event winds down after the motorcycle auction, and the Kastens don’t know how many or what kind of motorcycles will be up for bidding.

None of it will include products from Wisconsin’s most famous manufacturer, the world-renowned Harley-Davidson. The S-K Service swap meet caters to bikers who like the lighter, more-maneuverable, and often less-expensive brands made by Japanese, British and other European and Asian manufacturers.

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Source: Wausau Daily Herald