April 2021 Bike of the Month
Bike of the Month Doug Rickertsen of Huntington Beach with his 1971 Honda SL125

Make: Honda
Model: SL125
Year: 1971
Country of Origin: Japan
Engine: 125cc Single 4 stroke
Transmission: 5 speed
Owner: Doug Rickertsen
City: Huntington Beach

1971 Honda SL125

Congratulations to Doug Rickertsen of Huntington Beach for winning Bike of the Month with his 1971 Honda SL125. Doug won a plaque provided by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys.

Doug has owned this Honda for more than 30 years. He finished the six month restoration last month just in time to bring it to our March meet and win second place.

The engine cases we cleaned up with Vapor Blasting by Parts Reborn, in Orange, CA. Owner Steve Armstrong has attended our meets.

Many of the parts along with the paint were done by Marble Motors, in Texas. Doug said the paint work was done in Indiana.

Doug told me that the SL125 was Honda's answer to the popular Yamaha 125 AT1 that came out in 1969. The SL125 was built for four years.

Thank you Doug for bringing your Honda out for all of us to see. See all the photos in our April Gallery.

The Bike of the Month contest is held monthly at the Vintage Bike OC meet. Qualifying motorcycles must be 30 years old or older. Former Bike of the Month winning bikes are not eligible to win again. Anyone attending the meet is eligible to enter a qualifying bike in the contest and vote for their favorite bike. The winning bike is chosen by a popular vote and is featured on the Home page for one month and in this feature article. The Bike of the Month articles are permanent content on the site.

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