Based in the Thompson / Okanagan region of beautiful British Columbia

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MOACharter CLUB #186

Club pictures
The Valley BMW Riders annual Hedley Breakfast Ride. This will be our last visit to The Hitching Post Restaurant before the new owners take over. Brenda and Wilson have been our hosts for over 12 years. Hopefully we can retain the great relationship with the new owners.
Gary in the process of trying to run me over. Karma will come back to haunt him.
The usual pre-breakfast gathering around the bikes. Lots of tire kicking and tale swapping.
With everyone inside lining up for the great buffet breakfast, I was able to get a panorama of the bikes in front. There is almost as many more across the street.
CW - Grant, Brian, Don, Gary, Hu, Dave, Stacey, Judy and Ron.
CW - Peter, Terry, Estelle, Patrick, Russel, Lloyd & Maureen.
Ron making a fashion statement.
Dave proudly showing off his new rocket-ship.
Bob broke out the old \2 for the trip down. The old girl sounded pretty good. Rumour has it she took quite a coaxing to get out of the garage.
More schmoozing and tire kicking after breakfast.
Derrick from Kelowna came by to check us out and ended up riding back through Princeton Summerland Rd with me. A rest stop at the Rec Site at Osprey Lake.
Here is where Karma bites back. Terry waiting with Gary for a tow truck on Hwy 97 south of Summerland. It turns out the problem was not serious and the old RT is back up an running already. (Thanks for the photo Estelle.)
Club breakies

Mid - week breakies in Kamloops and Kelowna.
Held on Wednesday throughout the year.

Open to spouses, significant others and possible members also.
Kamloops: at 8 am
Mt. Paul Golf Course

Kelowna:  at 9am
EK`s Grill


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Upcoming events

VBMWR First Wurst Summer Barbecue

On Sat, July 27, 2019
12:00 h

Kaslo Camp-N-Ride

From Thu, August 8, 2019 Until Sun, August 11, 2019

Midway Camp-N-Ride

From Fri, September 6, 2019 Until Sun, September 8, 2019

Kamloops Breakfast Ride / Meet

On Sun, September 29, 2019
10:00 h - 12:00 h

Last Chance Camp-N-Ride (Oroville)

From Thu, October 3, 2019 Until Sun, October 6, 2019

Vulcan Motorcycle Center Stand Dolly


Reviewed by Ed Robinson.

If you wish to see the dolly in actioncontact Ed.

Excellent,  sturdy Canadian-made product.  Ships quickly from Toronto. 

Contact Charles GRUSS (416)526-0220 or email  for pricing, availability and colour options.

Download complete description as pdf.

Home made radiator guard

Many BMW's do not come with radiator guards. My F650 GS did not. I removed the lower small front fender and installed fork boots and an aftermarket fork brace.

Pelican hard saddle bags

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.

Custom motorcycle seat

I began making custom motorcycle seats 20 years ago -- my first one was for my 1986 K75.

Rick Mayer saddle

A custom saddle makes all the difference in the ride for me. A good saddle in leather can run you about $300 - $700 US, but worth every penny.

Trail Tech HID lights

I was looking for more visibility and possibly better night lighting.
A club member, Don Schmok, installed HID lights.