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- Partly Dave´s - Dave Friedman is a long standing member of our club with an extensive and thorough knowledge of BMW motorcycles. Dave will be offering "Specials" to the club members, so check back here frequently 'cause if you snooze you may looze out.
- Bentley - The Okanagan´s Premiere Destination Motorcycle Dealership. Visit Bentley Motorrad in Kelowna for great offers and deals.
- The Hitching Post Restaurant - We have been serving the Similkameen community since July 2004. Specialized in homemade food with fresh ingredients, and our staff offers quality and reliable service you can count on.
- Midway campground - Welcome to the Midway Riverfront Park. Enjoy camping right beside the river in downtown Midway.
- Dogsear - Canada's No. 1 imprintable activewear store for almost 40 years.
- Betta services - We can save you time and money whether it is for the shipping or receiving of your packages or by providing you with affordable faxing services or mailbox pickup service.
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- Red Rock Garage - Dan Mirabent´s garage is a great stopping place if you’re running Hwy 33. If you haven’t done so already, stop in and say hi to Dan and his staff and try some of the great coffee and have a look around at the motorcycle memorabilia. He also carries premium fuel for your bike.
- MotoVida has a full motorcycle service and repair shop for all makes and models of bikes. Let us take care of your bike and get you back to living life on two wheels. Featuring a wide range of riding gear and offering 10% off on riding gear for VBMWR members.

There are quite a few brand name metal panniers out there as aftermarket bags. These are mostly  good but they are also expensive -- close to $1,000.

I researched the internet and found a very reasonable priced cases that are dust, wind, water and pressurized proof and are often used on motorcycles.
These are the Pelican Cases -- extremely strong and secure and they are used to house delicate instruments, camera equipment, etc.
You can stand and jump on them and not deform or break them.
They have been used for such purposes for many years. The best price I found was from Foam, Plastics & Rubber Products Corp. at 4765 E. Bryson Street, Anaheim, Ca 92807.
I paid $211.00 Canadian for the pair but I went to Oroville to pick them up -- I had them shipped to the local parcel receiver.
The phone number is: 714-779-0990 and their e-mail is: info@caseclub,com.
Attached is a picture ofthem mounted on my F650GS. When you order them, ask to have the ones without the foam insert -- it is cheaper and, for motorcycle saddlebags, you don't need the foam insert anyway.
There are different sizes and the most common ones ordered for motorcycles is the 1550 model. Capacity is 35 litres per case and the outside dimension from one saddlebag to the other is 38".
You will need mounting mounting brackets -- they are available from Happy Trails Products, 4545 W. Chinden Blvd. Boise, Idaho 83714. The phone number is: 208-377-8771.
The rack, mounting kit and shipping came to $309.00 and delivered to my door. So, for five hundred dollars, I have a set of strong wind and waterproof saddlebags at about half price of others.
Oh yes, mounting the bracketry was the easiest I ever did -- every bolt fitted into the slots perfectly -- Happy Trails did an excellent job of designing the brackets for the F650GS.
I'm sure that the fit would be similar for other BMW models.

Open Misc album

http://valleybmwriders.netfirms.com/nfphotogallery/nfpicturepro/index.php?cat=2&page=2

For front and side view of Pelican cases mounted on my F650GS

Herman Kovacs
if you have any comments send them to hkovacs@ocis.net

April 27, 2018 MOA Charter

For those who are following along, we received word today that our MOA Club Charter # 186 has been officially reinstated. Great News. It's as if we never left.


April 28, 2018 Member Update

Please join us in welcoming new member Patrick Hudson of Kelowna. Patrick rides an R1100RT and is looking forward to meeting everyone.


March 15, 2018 Red Rock Garage - Summer Party

We have a new event on our schedule. The Red Rock Garage in Beaverdell is hosting a summer party on Sunday, June 3rd. All VBMWR's are welcome. Check it out on our events page.


March 30, 2018 Club Contacts

The Club official contacts and the Executive team have been updated to reflect the changes to our Club executive. We still need to update some of the executive profiles, but the contact portion should put you in touch with the right person.


March 30, 2018 VBMWR SUMMER BARBECUE

A new event has been added to our calendar. Adrian & Kathy have volunteered their home in Kelowna for our annual Summer Barbecue. Mark Saturday, July 14th on your calendar for this one and keep watch on our events page as the details get filled in.


April 27, 2018 MOA Charter

For those who are following along, we received word today that our MOA Club Charter # 186 has been officially reinstated. Great News. It's as if we never left.


April 28, 2018 Member Update

Please join us in welcoming new member Patrick Hudson of Kelowna. Patrick rides an R1100RT and is looking forward to meeting everyone.


March 15, 2018 Red Rock Garage - Summer Party

We have a new event on our schedule. The Red Rock Garage in Beaverdell is hosting a summer party on Sunday, June 3rd. All VBMWR's are welcome. Check it out on our events page.


March 30, 2018 Club Contacts

The Club official contacts and the Executive team have been updated to reflect the changes to our Club executive. We still need to update some of the executive profiles, but the contact portion should put you in touch with the right person.


March 30, 2018 VBMWR SUMMER BARBECUE

A new event has been added to our calendar. Adrian & Kathy have volunteered their home in Kelowna for our annual Summer Barbecue. Mark Saturday, July 14th on your calendar for this one and keep watch on our events page as the details get filled in.


April 27, 2018 MOA Charter

For those who are following along, we received word today that our MOA Club Charter # 186 has been officially reinstated. Great News. It's as if we never left.


April 28, 2018 Member Update

Please join us in welcoming new member Patrick Hudson of Kelowna. Patrick rides an R1100RT and is looking forward to meeting everyone.


March 15, 2018 Red Rock Garage - Summer Party

We have a new event on our schedule. The Red Rock Garage in Beaverdell is hosting a summer party on Sunday, June 3rd. All VBMWR's are welcome. Check it out on our events page.


March 30, 2018 Club Contacts

The Club official contacts and the Executive team have been updated to reflect the changes to our Club executive. We still need to update some of the executive profiles, but the contact portion should put you in touch with the right person.


March 30, 2018 VBMWR SUMMER BARBECUE

A new event has been added to our calendar. Adrian & Kathy have volunteered their home in Kelowna for our annual Summer Barbecue. Mark Saturday, July 14th on your calendar for this one and keep watch on our events page as the details get filled in.


April 27, 2018 MOA Charter

For those who are following along, we received word today that our MOA Club Charter # 186 has been officially reinstated. Great News. It's as if we never left.


April 28, 2018 Member Update

Please join us in welcoming new member Patrick Hudson of Kelowna. Patrick rides an R1100RT and is looking forward to meeting everyone.


March 15, 2018 Red Rock Garage - Summer Party

We have a new event on our schedule. The Red Rock Garage in Beaverdell is hosting a summer party on Sunday, June 3rd. All VBMWR's are welcome. Check it out on our events page.


March 30, 2018 Club Contacts

The Club official contacts and the Executive team have been updated to reflect the changes to our Club executive. We still need to update some of the executive profiles, but the contact portion should put you in touch with the right person.


March 30, 2018 VBMWR SUMMER BARBECUE

A new event has been added to our calendar. Adrian & Kathy have volunteered their home in Kelowna for our annual Summer Barbecue. Mark Saturday, July 14th on your calendar for this one and keep watch on our events page as the details get filled in.


April 27, 2018 MOA Charter

For those who are following along, we received word today that our MOA Club Charter # 186 has been officially reinstated. Great News. It's as if we never left.


April 28, 2018 Member Update

Please join us in welcoming new member Patrick Hudson of Kelowna. Patrick rides an R1100RT and is looking forward to meeting everyone.


March 15, 2018 Red Rock Garage - Summer Party

We have a new event on our schedule. The Red Rock Garage in Beaverdell is hosting a summer party on Sunday, June 3rd. All VBMWR's are welcome. Check it out on our events page.


March 30, 2018 Club Contacts

The Club official contacts and the Executive team have been updated to reflect the changes to our Club executive. We still need to update some of the executive profiles, but the contact portion should put you in touch with the right person.


March 30, 2018 VBMWR SUMMER BARBECUE

A new event has been added to our calendar. Adrian & Kathy have volunteered their home in Kelowna for our annual Summer Barbecue. Mark Saturday, July 14th on your calendar for this one and keep watch on our events page as the details get filled in.


April 27, 2018 MOA Charter

For those who are following along, we received word today that our MOA Club Charter # 186 has been officially reinstated. Great News. It's as if we never left.


April 28, 2018 Member Update

Please join us in welcoming new member Patrick Hudson of Kelowna. Patrick rides an R1100RT and is looking forward to meeting everyone.


March 15, 2018 Red Rock Garage - Summer Party

We have a new event on our schedule. The Red Rock Garage in Beaverdell is hosting a summer party on Sunday, June 3rd. All VBMWR's are welcome. Check it out on our events page.


March 30, 2018 Club Contacts

The Club official contacts and the Executive team have been updated to reflect the changes to our Club executive. We still need to update some of the executive profiles, but the contact portion should put you in touch with the right person.


March 30, 2018 VBMWR SUMMER BARBECUE

A new event has been added to our calendar. Adrian & Kathy have volunteered their home in Kelowna for our annual Summer Barbecue. Mark Saturday, July 14th on your calendar for this one and keep watch on our events page as the details get filled in.


April 27, 2018 MOA Charter

For those who are following along, we received word today that our MOA Club Charter # 186 has been officially reinstated. Great News. It's as if we never left.


April 28, 2018 Member Update

Please join us in welcoming new member Patrick Hudson of Kelowna. Patrick rides an R1100RT and is looking forward to meeting everyone.


March 15, 2018 Red Rock Garage - Summer Party

We have a new event on our schedule. The Red Rock Garage in Beaverdell is hosting a summer party on Sunday, June 3rd. All VBMWR's are welcome. Check it out on our events page.


March 30, 2018 Club Contacts

The Club official contacts and the Executive team have been updated to reflect the changes to our Club executive. We still need to update some of the executive profiles, but the contact portion should put you in touch with the right person.


March 30, 2018 VBMWR SUMMER BARBECUE

A new event has been added to our calendar. Adrian & Kathy have volunteered their home in Kelowna for our annual Summer Barbecue. Mark Saturday, July 14th on your calendar for this one and keep watch on our events page as the details get filled in.


April 27, 2018 MOA Charter

For those who are following along, we received word today that our MOA Club Charter # 186 has been officially reinstated. Great News. It's as if we never left.


April 28, 2018 Member Update

Please join us in welcoming new member Patrick Hudson of Kelowna. Patrick rides an R1100RT and is looking forward to meeting everyone.


March 15, 2018 Red Rock Garage - Summer Party

We have a new event on our schedule. The Red Rock Garage in Beaverdell is hosting a summer party on Sunday, June 3rd. All VBMWR's are welcome. Check it out on our events page.


March 30, 2018 Club Contacts

The Club official contacts and the Executive team have been updated to reflect the changes to our Club executive. We still need to update some of the executive profiles, but the contact portion should put you in touch with the right person.


March 30, 2018 VBMWR SUMMER BARBECUE

A new event has been added to our calendar. Adrian & Kathy have volunteered their home in Kelowna for our annual Summer Barbecue. Mark Saturday, July 14th on your calendar for this one and keep watch on our events page as the details get filled in.


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