Tom’s Rusted Restoration
Here’s a sneak peak of the 2017 Bison Rally video…
TECH TIPS– – – Posted in August 2017
As all BMW slash 7 R100 Airhead owners know, this model (and several other BMW models ) require a colossal 28 amp/hour 12V battery which is located under the seat and is VERY inaccessible. There are two bolts on either side of the battery box which only JUST clear the battery width and even after replacing these with carriage head bolts,, still require much tongue work to get the battery out! Not to mention that if these two bolts are removed completely the whole frame collapses because they hold together a hinge point!
I have replaced many batteries over the years, always with the cheapest conventional lead acid flooded type, and always take the battery out to my warm shop over winter & keep it charged, because my garage is not insulated. Despite this they only last one or two years: three at best.
Now it is time to replace the battery again and I decided to pay what I thought would be the extra and go for an AGM battery. (Absorbed Glass Mat) These are sealed, maintenance free, retain their charge longer, have more CCA (cranking amps) and are supposed to last three times longer than conventional flooded ones. An added huge bonus for us BMW owners is that it is HALF AN INCH SHORTER!
After an internet search I found one right here on the Canadian Prairies ! They ship it for free right to your address (no more going over the border to ND), and it comes fully charged! And for less than I have been paying for conventional batteries locally.
Sask Battery Regina, SK. Email; Saskbattery@live.ca
Ph 306 781 9844 www.saskbattery.com
Update: MB Battery is a partner of Sask Battery located on Logan ave in Wpg
Type AGM30L-BS/YIX30L 30amp 12V 385CCA
Price CA$79.50 plus 11% GST = $88.25 delivered
Joe is making progress on his trike…have a look.
Conquering Perimeteritis Ride 2017
Just short of 80 people attended the 10th annual event hosted by Chas Peters and Tom Hesom with help from their families.
As Burt Munro’s World’s Fastest Indian record turns 50, it remains unbroken.
AMCM Booth @ 2017 World of Wheels show
Newsletter archive updated with the first year of newsletters starting with 1978 Volume 1 #1
Update… Added 1979 to 1985 issues
The Manitoba Motorcycle Club (MMC) or as they were known then, the “Winnipeg Motorcycle Club”(notice the WMC pennant on the 3rd bike from the left) in 1911 getting ready for a reliability run.
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