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Any further questions, please contact our treasurer Tom Maxted.

 

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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.

Yesterday I changed the oil in my K75.   (Hey, I've done it twice before and thought I had it down.)  I had a large shallow pan lined with newspapers - Good move though more newspaper on the right side would have been smart to avoid that rather large spatter on the sidewalk. Also had, on top of the pan, a genuine approved oil drain container with a sloped side to direct the oil into a one-inch hole.  Rode the bike for 20 minutes to heat up the oil then assembled the above.  Loosened the drain bolt and spun it out with my bare hand (wouldn't a household rubber glove be smart!) and yanked the bolt out of the hot oil.  Oil was splashing a bit but got the hole in the pan directly under the drain.  That accomplished, I examined the bolt.  No washer.  I'd no sooner thought it than I heard something drop with a decidedly non-oily sound.  Right, the washer had fallen into the drain pan. I knew I had purchased some extra washers and checked on them in the designated basement drawer.  All new washers had been used and I had discarded the really bad washer I'd taken from the drain bolt last fall. But I'm glad that I had emptied all the used oil out of the container before this project and only had about 3 quarts do deal with.  With a filter funnel I can pour the oil into a milk jug and catch the washer, except none of my funnels have filters.  My wife suggests I cut a circle out of a plastic gizmo that holds bedding plants.  Brilliant.  Holes are big enough to let the oil pass freely but small enough to catch the damn washer.  After cutting out the circle I put it in the filter, shake up the oil container and pour.  I know what you are thinking, but you are wrong. The milk jug did not tip over.  But the washer also did not come out.  With brilliant sunshine behind me, I peered into the used oil container.  Yes, there it was, mired in some sludge.  Poured in a little gas, shook the whole thing up some more, then poured again through the improvised filter funnel - this time into the burn pile area.  Success!  And the washer was reusable.  The whole operation only took about 1 1/2 hours, called for much creative thought, and saved me 50 cents.  (That seems to be the exorbitant price of washers these days.)  Think I'll order a few years supply of all drain washers.  One can only take so much of this kind of fun before it becomes work and I believe once was my limit.

 
Doug

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.


May 26, 2018 - Member Update

We have three new members in the VBMWR's in the past few weeks. Please join us in welcoming Reg Marte from Kelowna, Chris Weber from Kelowna and Daniel Davidson of Princeton.


May 26, 2018 - New Event Added for August

Check out our Events Calendar for a brand new event in August. We've set up a personally guided tour of the Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum in Sorrento on Sunday, August 26th. For details jump to the Events Calendar.


July 13, 2018 - New Member Update

We have four new members join in the last month. They are:
James Crandell - Kelowna
David Skelhon - Vernon
Derek Lilly - Hedley
Mike Neff - Kelowna
Please join us and give warm welcome to these folks when you meet them at one of our upcoming events.


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.


May 26, 2018 - Member Update

We have three new members in the VBMWR's in the past few weeks. Please join us in welcoming Reg Marte from Kelowna, Chris Weber from Kelowna and Daniel Davidson of Princeton.


May 26, 2018 - New Event Added for August

Check out our Events Calendar for a brand new event in August. We've set up a personally guided tour of the Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum in Sorrento on Sunday, August 26th. For details jump to the Events Calendar.


July 13, 2018 - New Member Update

We have four new members join in the last month. They are:
James Crandell - Kelowna
David Skelhon - Vernon
Derek Lilly - Hedley
Mike Neff - Kelowna
Please join us and give warm welcome to these folks when you meet them at one of our upcoming events.


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.


May 26, 2018 - Member Update

We have three new members in the VBMWR's in the past few weeks. Please join us in welcoming Reg Marte from Kelowna, Chris Weber from Kelowna and Daniel Davidson of Princeton.


May 26, 2018 - New Event Added for August

Check out our Events Calendar for a brand new event in August. We've set up a personally guided tour of the Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum in Sorrento on Sunday, August 26th. For details jump to the Events Calendar.


July 13, 2018 - New Member Update

We have four new members join in the last month. They are:
James Crandell - Kelowna
David Skelhon - Vernon
Derek Lilly - Hedley
Mike Neff - Kelowna
Please join us and give warm welcome to these folks when you meet them at one of our upcoming events.


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.


May 26, 2018 - Member Update

We have three new members in the VBMWR's in the past few weeks. Please join us in welcoming Reg Marte from Kelowna, Chris Weber from Kelowna and Daniel Davidson of Princeton.


May 26, 2018 - New Event Added for August

Check out our Events Calendar for a brand new event in August. We've set up a personally guided tour of the Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum in Sorrento on Sunday, August 26th. For details jump to the Events Calendar.


July 13, 2018 - New Member Update

We have four new members join in the last month. They are:
James Crandell - Kelowna
David Skelhon - Vernon
Derek Lilly - Hedley
Mike Neff - Kelowna
Please join us and give warm welcome to these folks when you meet them at one of our upcoming events.


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.


May 26, 2018 - Member Update

We have three new members in the VBMWR's in the past few weeks. Please join us in welcoming Reg Marte from Kelowna, Chris Weber from Kelowna and Daniel Davidson of Princeton.


May 26, 2018 - New Event Added for August

Check out our Events Calendar for a brand new event in August. We've set up a personally guided tour of the Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum in Sorrento on Sunday, August 26th. For details jump to the Events Calendar.


July 13, 2018 - New Member Update

We have four new members join in the last month. They are:
James Crandell - Kelowna
David Skelhon - Vernon
Derek Lilly - Hedley
Mike Neff - Kelowna
Please join us and give warm welcome to these folks when you meet them at one of our upcoming events.


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.


May 26, 2018 - Member Update

We have three new members in the VBMWR's in the past few weeks. Please join us in welcoming Reg Marte from Kelowna, Chris Weber from Kelowna and Daniel Davidson of Princeton.


May 26, 2018 - New Event Added for August

Check out our Events Calendar for a brand new event in August. We've set up a personally guided tour of the Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum in Sorrento on Sunday, August 26th. For details jump to the Events Calendar.


July 13, 2018 - New Member Update

We have four new members join in the last month. They are:
James Crandell - Kelowna
David Skelhon - Vernon
Derek Lilly - Hedley
Mike Neff - Kelowna
Please join us and give warm welcome to these folks when you meet them at one of our upcoming events.


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.


May 26, 2018 - Member Update

We have three new members in the VBMWR's in the past few weeks. Please join us in welcoming Reg Marte from Kelowna, Chris Weber from Kelowna and Daniel Davidson of Princeton.


May 26, 2018 - New Event Added for August

Check out our Events Calendar for a brand new event in August. We've set up a personally guided tour of the Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum in Sorrento on Sunday, August 26th. For details jump to the Events Calendar.


July 13, 2018 - New Member Update

We have four new members join in the last month. They are:
James Crandell - Kelowna
David Skelhon - Vernon
Derek Lilly - Hedley
Mike Neff - Kelowna
Please join us and give warm welcome to these folks when you meet them at one of our upcoming events.


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.


May 26, 2018 - Member Update

We have three new members in the VBMWR's in the past few weeks. Please join us in welcoming Reg Marte from Kelowna, Chris Weber from Kelowna and Daniel Davidson of Princeton.


May 26, 2018 - New Event Added for August

Check out our Events Calendar for a brand new event in August. We've set up a personally guided tour of the Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum in Sorrento on Sunday, August 26th. For details jump to the Events Calendar.


July 13, 2018 - New Member Update

We have four new members join in the last month. They are:
James Crandell - Kelowna
David Skelhon - Vernon
Derek Lilly - Hedley
Mike Neff - Kelowna
Please join us and give warm welcome to these folks when you meet them at one of our upcoming events.


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