MXTV Clip- SA 24 HOUR event. Look out for footage of the BMWOCSA members!
GUEST SPEAKER MAY MEETING
Des Chabrell, a veteran of 24 x "24 hour" events will present about his experiences at the May General Meeting. Come along to hear about his participation and the ups & downs of 24 hour eventing
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/
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.
2016 BMWOCSA ANNUAL AWARDS EVENT
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/
NORM WATSON'S CHARITY RIDE AROUND AUSTRALIA
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.
MID WEEK RIDES
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.
RIDE MEETING POINTS:
Caltex service station, corner of Montague and Main North Roads, Pooraka, 5095.
Shell, Coles Express service station, 111 West Terrace, Adelaide, 5000.
Shell, Coles express service station, 1477 - 1479 Main South Road, Darlington, 5047.
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.
BMWOCSA CLUB LIBRARY BOOKS
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: email@example.com
SHOULD ABS BE ADOPTED FOR NEW MOTORCYCLES IN AUSTRALIA?
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".
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: