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    I found out about "tech day" last Tuesday at the BMW weekly meetup when we had a picnic style dinner at Rudd Pond, part of Taconic State Park, in Copake, NY.

    Wayne, a well known BMW rider, rolled into the dirt parking lot just ahead of me.

    He's 87 years old.

    I'm told if you ride behind him, good luck keeping up.

    "Going to tech day this Saturday?" he asked.

    I got the details...it was to be held on a guy named Greg's property in New Fairfield, CT. He is the Connecticut "Airmarshall" for airheds.org.

    I met Ray about 8:30 am and we rode backroads and dirt roads south from Millerton, and wow was this a cool event.

    Greg's barn has about six motorcycle lifts, a car lift, lots of tools for machining, I counted four fully stocked rolling tool cabinets with the magic words Snap On, giant air compressors...well, you get the idea. All kinds of cool stuff to drool over, including a 1957 bulldozer he is restoring.

    The idea behind tech day is you get the opportunity to work on your bike with help and use of tools from some experts on these "simple" machines known as BMW Airheads. They're not gonna fix it for you while you watch, but they will help you and advise. I did not go to work on my bike, I went to meet people and check out the scene. Had a great time, rode back with Ray (K75), Jim (R100), and Bob (R69 in MINT condition that he has owned for 40 years). Same idea, lots of backroads and dirt roads. Put about 150 miles on the bike that day.

    May 14, 2022 Airhead Tech Day by SPP™ SlowPokePete, on Flickr

    May 14, 2022 Airhead Tech Day by SPP™ SlowPokePete, on Flickr

    May 14, 2022 Airhead Tech Day by SPP™ SlowPokePete, on Flickr

    May 14, 2022 Airhead Tech Day by SPP™ SlowPokePete, on Flickr

    May 14, 2022 Airhead Tech Day by SPP™ SlowPokePete, on Flickr

    May 14, 2022 Airhead Tech Day by SPP™ SlowPokePete, on Flickr

    May 14, 2022 Airhead Tech Day by SPP™ SlowPokePete, on Flickr

    May 14, 2022 Airhead Tech Day by SPP™ SlowPokePete, on Flickr

    May 14, 2022 Airhead Tech Day by SPP™ SlowPokePete, on Flickr

    May 14, 2022 Airhead Tech Day by SPP™ SlowPokePete, on Flickr

    May 14, 2022 Airhead Tech Day by SPP™ SlowPokePete, on Flickr

    May 14, 2022 Airhead Tech Day by SPP™ SlowPokePete, on Flickr

    May 14, 2022 Airhead Tech Day by SPP™ SlowPokePete, on Flickr

    May 14, 2022 Airhead Tech Day by SPP™ SlowPokePete, on Flickr

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    Default Re: BMW Airhead Tech Day

    Wow. That's quite an event!
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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    Wow. That's quite an event!
    Some really beautiful bikes and what a shop!

    Gorgeous
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    Your best post ever Pete!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    Your best post ever Pete!

    It is a great one, but where’s the ‘57 dozer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnoble485 View Post
    It is a great one, but where’s the ‘57 dozer?

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    Yeah why didn't I snap a picture of that!

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    Default Re: BMW Airhead Tech Day

    The world is full of good people, I know a few.

    Man Pete, is there a vacant lot next to you?

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    Wow, wish there was something like that around here.
    Got a R 1100 rt oilhead with 76000 miles on it this year. A lot of work sorting it out and put 4K on it this year.
    I thought I would not like it next to the Suzuki TL 1000 sport bike but actually love it.
    I know a clutch change is in my future and I'm not looking forward to that one since you know what that involves.

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    Wasting time.

    No time to waste.

    Can both be true?

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    Thanks for the pictures, Pete! Thatís a heck of a barn. If it has a good heat source, Iíd be out there puttering year-round.

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    Default Re: BMW Airhead Tech Day

    Pete, I bet that barn smelled wonderful!

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    Great to see a Guzzi in there.

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    Default Re: BMW Airhead Tech Day

    A guy in my neighborhood has a matching sidecar for this.





    I've never had a motorcycle, but if I were shopping I'd probably look for something like this one.

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    I want to go hang out in that guy's garage.

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    A visual feast. You are doing it right Pete.

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    I've seen lic. pl. #7269 somewhere around Hillsdale recently with the leather person on it. Might have been down nearer to Millerton actually.
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