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BMWOCSA UPCOMING RIDES:

FEB
07-    "BEER & CHEESE" CLUB RIDE
17-    MID WEEK RIDE

MAR
06-    CLUB RIDE- HISTORIC RUN TO THE BAROSSA
16-     MID WEEK RIDE

See Upcoming Events for more details. Calendar to be updated shortly.
**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. 

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WHAT'S HAPPENING:

 - The 2016 BMWOCSA club calendar is now available. Come to the February meeting to collect your copy if you don't already have one! 

Reports now in " Latest Events" 
- Our members have been enjoying the spring weather and THE BOWLING RUN, BAY TO BIRDWOOD, FAR CAIRN AND (NOT THE ) GRAND FINAL RUN
- 2 intrepid club members ventured to Vic for the KOSCIUSZKO RALLY
- Riders travelled around the Murray Mallee on GUYS FUN RUN 500 
- CLASSIC RUN  report



SHOULD ABS BE ADOPTED FOR NEW MOTORCYCLES IN AUSTRALIA? 

The Department for Infrastructure and Regional development invite public comment on the Development of Australian Design Rules (ADR's) relating to ABS brakes on new motorcycles.  

The development of the ADRs continues as part of a program which includes amendments to existing ADRs, introduction of new ADRs, as well as a full review of existing ADRs where possible every ten years. Public comment on draft ADR amendments, draft new ADRs and draft reviews of existing ADRs is an important part of the process. One of the issues currently under consideration is around ABS brakes for motorcycles

Preliminary Consideration of the Adoption of Anti-lock Braking Systems (ABS) for Motorcycles

 In line with action item 16c of the National Road Safety Strategy 2011–2020 and action item 7 of the National Road Safety Action Plan 2015–17, the Department will shortly prepare a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) for the adoption of ABS for new motorcycles in Australia. In May 2014, the Department in partnership with VicRoads commissioned research into the effectiveness of ABS on motorcycles towards reducing road trauma in Australia. In October 2015, Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) published the results of that research:

Evaluation of the effectiveness of ABS and CBS technologies on motorcycle safety in Australia. Fildes et al. 2015.

The Department is providing a discussion paper to invite preliminary comment on the research and its context. This will help to draw out relevant issues to shape the RIS. The RIS process itself will 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.

Adoption of Anti-lock Braking Systems (ABS) for motorcycles in Australia—Discussion paper PDF: 1481 KB ReadSpeaker.

Further details available at: 

Submissions should be emailed to: standards@infrastructure.gov.au
The closing date for submissions is 26 February 2016.


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:


Come and hear Norm speak about his ride and his fundraising efforts and events around the country at the Feb BMWOCSA general meeting (Friday 5th Feb)





CLUB AWARDS

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

 


YEAR BADGES

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

CONGRATULATIONS! 

 



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 official Club events, 
but 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: 
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". 


RIDE ETIQUETTE 

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".
 
 

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER – PLEASE READ


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".
 



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:  gdaking@ozemail.com.au   




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 


http://theoldbloke.homestead.com/index.html



A fairly large recall

Something all new BMW owners should check out.