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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.

Details :—

Sask Battery  Regina, SK.  Email; 

Ph 306 781 9844

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.

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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



When you want more horsepower but not more horses


An article in Motorcycle Mojo Magazine about the MMC ___________Click the Pic…


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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