See Upcoming Events for more details. 
**PLEASE NOTE: we are currently experiencing some difficulties with time zones in the calendar, causing some inaccuracies. Please check event details for correct event times. 

MXTV Clip- SA 24 HOUR event. Look out for footage of the BMWOCSA members!

YouTube Video


 - Latest edition of "FLATCHAT" now published. Copies have been sent to all members. Contact a committee member if you haven't received your copy. Electronic version also available in Club Publications 
See Upcoming events for more details. 
- General meeting minutes from May meeting now available on the website
- Upcoming Historic Vehicle Ratification Day (see below)
- Volunteers to participate at 24 Hour Event required (see below)
- Venue for Annual Club awards event finalised (see below)

Reports now in " Latest Events" 

2016 Ratification Day  - Sat 25th June  1000 - 1400 at Atujara Clubrooms

Owners of Historic Vehicles on Conditional Registration, please note that your current Third Party Insurance expires on 30 June and to ensure continuity, you should: 
(1) pay your 2016/17 Club Membership early
(2) download the Stat Dec from the Club website 
(3) complete it (remember for Motorcycles, Body Type is either Solo or Sidecar)
(4) have it witnessed
(5) attend on the day with it, your machine, completed logbook, & $5 (if new book required).

For more information, including link to Stat Dec form, see Historic Registration 
Andrew Chester,  BMWOCSA Historic Registrar

BMWOCSA control point at 24Hr trial

The Swann Insurance 24 Hour Trial is known as Australia’s Ultimate Reliability Test and has a reputation as being one of the toughest events in Australia for motorcycle riders. For more information on the event see: http://24hrtrial.com/web/
BMWOCSA control point 24
Each year the BMWOCSA supports the event by running one of the control points. Volunteers are required to assist with timing, maintaining the control point and general duties. 
A campsite will be set up at the control point. Club members are encouraged to attend to support the club and the Riders. If you are able to attend, please let a committee member know.


The 2016 BMWOCSA awards get together will be held as a lunch event.
DATE: Sun 31st July 
AT: the Watershed Function Centre and Cafe, 
665 Salisbury Highway, Mawson Lakes SA 5095
TIME: 12:00 midday 

Keep the date free, and come along for an afternoon of fun and frivolity with your fellow club members.
For more details about the venue (and the menu!) visit:  http://thewatershed.net.au/

Returning to Riding



On 4th September 2015, Norm Watson, a BMWOCSA member, set off on a 6 week ride around Australia, raising funds for CHILDHOOD CANCER. Read about his journey on his ride:


The following members were recognised at the 2015 annual club dinner for services to the Club, dedication, and for feats providing those memorable stories that will entertain us for years to come: 

Bill Brown Award /Clubman Award – David & Tyler Cushion 

– For fearlessly tackling the cooking of our Xmas BBQ without thought of possible fat splatter


Presidents Choice Award – John Fellenburg

 – For attending most Club runs including a few mid-week when he was the only punter to hold the Club banner on his way to a bakery stop.

Hard Luck Award – Stephen Mutton

 – For narrowly avoiding a $2,500.00 bill for sprocket replacement on his 800 and being saved by Lee McPeake who argued his case to Moto Adelaide for a repair under warranty.

Teapot Award – Brian Kowalik

 – For deciding a dirt road shortcut home from the Motorrad Nationals, getting a flat, realising he had no pump or repair kit and spending the night there before being rescued.

Golden Pen - John McLarty



In recognition of continuous Club membership, badges were awarded to the following members at the August General Meeting:

30 Year – John Sargent, Brian Kowalik

20 Year – Cameron Mighall

10 Year – Mike & Angela Blackwood, Susan Powell



Don't forget to check the Calendar for all future events.
**PLEASE NOTE: we are currently experiencing some difficulties with time zones in the calendar, causing some inaccuracies. Please check event details for correct event times. 


Please note that these rides are not planned events, 
but rather are ad hoc meetings of like minded Club members, so it would pay to have a 
"ring around" before arriving at the meeting point, or you may find that you are on your own.

We always try for new roads and destinations but unfortunately we have travelled most within about a 250 km. radius of the meeting point, so if you have what you consider to be a day ride/destination that could be of interest to your fellow members and visitors, please rock up at the Tower Hotel, 621 Magill Road, Magill, 5072 and lead us astray, we'd love that.

1. North:
Caltex service station, corner of Montague and Main North Roads, Pooraka, 5095.
2. Central:
Shell, Coles Express service station, 111 West Terrace, Adelaide, 5000.
3. South:
Shell, Coles express service station, 1477 - 1479 Main South Road, Darlington, 5047.
4. Midweek:
Tower Hotel, 621 Magill Road, Magill, 5072.
5. Trips that travel north towards Pt. Wakefield:
Caltex - 965 Port Wakefield Road, Bolivar, 5110. ( meet here only on 
6. Occasional meeting point:
The Civic Park, opposite Westfield Tea Tree Plaza Shopping Centre, 976 North East Road, Modbury, 5092.
7.  Last but not least, our monthly club meetings are held in the Atujara Motorcycle Club rooms. King Street, Penington, S.A. 5013 (Enter via Torrens Crescent).

Please be aware that rides may be cancelled at short notice due to inclement weather or for any other reason deemed neccessary by the Club Captain or the ride Co-ordinator. If you are unsure of an event, contact details can be found in this site under Contact Us. 



Three Wandering Poms-  Linda Bootherstone
The Perfect Vehicle-  Melissa Holbrook Pierson
Two for the Road-  Shirley Hardy-Rix & Brian Rix
Jupiter's travels- Ted Simon
Dreaming of Jupiter-  Ted Simon
Illustrated BMW Motorcycle Guide- Stefan Knittel & Roland Slabon
Owners Workshop Manual K100 & 75 1983 to 1987 - Haynes
Owners Workshop Manual K100 & 75 1983 to 1989 - Haynes.

These books are available for current club members.  To borrow or to donate books/ magazines to the club, please contact Garth Daking (Captain) H: 8524 8142     E:  gdaking@ozemail.com.au   

The Department for Infrastructure and Regional Development is reviewing currently Australian Design Rules (ADR's) relating to ABS brakes on new motorcycles. 
The Department has provided a discussion paper and invited preliminary comment on the research and its context. This period is now closed and the Department will shortly prepare a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) for the adoption of ABS for new motorcycles in Australia. 
The RIS process itself will then be subject to public comment before any decision is made by the Government. At that time, calls for feedback will be advertised through national publications as well as through standing consultative groups for the ADRs and vehicle safety.

Further details available at:

You could check your bike against these colours!!

OK so you want some motorcycle reading, well this site will keep you busy for a loooong time.

We have permission to use this site and articles from it with the proviso that the owner and developer of it is recognised. The site is simply titled, "The Old Bloke", and he is none other than Elwyn Jordan, and, his very extensive read is 


A fairly large recall

Something all new BMW owners should check out.



Courtesy can be contageous, try it.

On rare occasions on recent rides, lead riders have taken off without using their mirrors to ensure that the rest of the riders are still with him/her. In cities or larger towns the group can easily be separated by other traffic or traffic lights, and of course in the country, if the leader cannot see the group, how will he/she be aware of a breakdown or worse, an accident?.  So please watch out for your following rider, even on dirt, take time to look.

We must always be aware of our "DUTY OF CARE".


Rides are organised as a social gathering only, and in coming with us you ride totally at your own risk. Any personal injury or accident insurance is totally the responsibility of the individual rider.

The BMWOCSA invite you to participate in rides in express reliance on the following acknowledgements, releases and warranties:
    1. The BMWOCSA rides are social, and therefore none of the organisers or other participants accept any responsibility for the safety of riders and pillions participating in any of the rides.
    2. Motorcycling is an inherently dangerous activity and by its nature involves risks (both foreseeable and unforeseeable) of serious injury and/or death and/or property damage.

You warrant that:
  • you have a suitable level of expertise and riding skill to safely participate in any of our rides;
  • you have satisfied yourself as to the nature of the proposed ride;
  • the motorcycle you will be riding on is in a roadworthy condition;
  • you have carefully inspected it and you are satisfied it is in good order and fit for the ride;
  • if you are a pillion, your rider has sufficient expertise in order to be able to participate in the ride;
  • you will either not start on a ride or immediately cease participating in the ride if you feel you will be unable to safely participate;
  • you release, as far as permitted by law, completely and unconditionally the organisers and other riders from all liability, for any loss or damage and any claim on account of injury to the person or property or resulting in death arising out of or relating to the ride;
  • in participating in the ride you fully understand the above and participate in the ride freely and voluntarily without any threat or inducement assurance or guarantee; and
  • if you invite someone else to come with you on the ride, then you will make sure that they know and accept the matters set out in this disclaimer.
Again, remember, at all times, it is our  "DUTY OF CARE".


The BMWOCSA uses the "corner marking system" on Club rides. This ensures that all riders are informed about where to ride, without the need to carry maps. It also ensures that all riders will remain in the group and prevents any riders from being left behind. 


  • At the beginning of each ride, a Ride Leader and Tail Rider will be identified. The Ride Leader will ride in front and the Tail Rider will bring up the rear.  The Ride Leader and Tail rider stay in position during the ride. Others riders take turns corner marking and will change their position in the group as the ride progresses.
  • Approaching an intersection where the ride turns, the leader signals for the rider immediately behind her or him to "mark" the corner.  
  • "Corner Marking" involves that rider pulling over to the side just before the corner, in a clearly visible and safe position, and using indicator and hand signal to point out the turn to following riders.
  • When the Tail Rider arrives, he or she signals the corner marker either by sounding the horn or an agreed hand signal. The marker then pulls in front of the Tail Rider and continues.
  • With this system, all riders except for the Ride Leader and the Tail Rider will change position in the group during the ride. Once a rider advances to be directly behind the Ride Leader, he or she will become the next "corner marker". Depending on the number of turns on a ride, each rider may be the "corner marker" more than once. 
  • Once at the back of the group after being the "corner marker", riders should not try to overtake work their way up through the group to get to the front again, but rather let the natural progression of the ride occur to approach to the front again. Remember, this is recreational, not race riding.