© Copyright 2018, R. Fleischer
The last of the "original" yearly SuperTech series, as organized by Todd Byrum & Bob Sipp, was held in Boyertown, Pennsylvania, January 31-February 2, 2014. Todd & Bob then retired from putting on that event. FYI: That original yearly SuperTech series was replaced by the Maryland Airheads Supertech, also yearly, held in Easton, MD.
The last of the "original" yearly SuperTech series, as organized by Todd Byrum & Bob Sipp, was held in Boyertown, Pennsylvania, January 31-February 2, 2014. Todd & Bob then retired from putting on that event.
FYI: That original yearly SuperTech series was replaced by the Maryland Airheads Supertech, also yearly, held in Easton, MD.
NOW>>>>>IT'S BACK! ....Original Supertech is happening again! ...at the same place in Pennsylvania.
Supertech 2019 is scheduled for the weekend of February 1-2-3, 2019, at the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles at 85 South Walnut St Boyertown PA.
The Boyertown museum (http://boyertownmuseum.org) is a wonderful venue to hold this event. They have many new vehicles and renovated spaces; and, the rooms, etc., for Supertech. So even if you’ve been there before there’s more to see.
It was announced that I, Robert Fleischer, aka Snowbum, will be the keynote speaker for 2019.
To be invited back! ....I shall try not to get a swelled-head...
What follows below, is what the "old-old" Supertech was like....and what it should again be, now that it is back in Boyertown ....for 2019.
Being invited to teach at the original SuperTech was an honor. Being asked to not only teach, but to be the the featured speaker for the Saturday evening dinner was triple the honor for me, Snowbum.
SuperTech was held on a weekend each February in the Boyertown area of Pennsylvania, about 50 miles northwest of Philadelphia. For some years it was held at the Museum (see above photo). The weekend was filled with technical seminar sessions. SuperTech was about Airhead Motorcycles, plus the camaraderie. Training sessions were extensive/intensive, on how various parts of your BMW Airhead motorcycle operate, & on how to maintain various sections/items; or even overhaul items on your Airhead BMW Motorcycle. Seminar information was typically carried over by attendees for other bikes, cars, whatever, in their life.
A very complete set of cutaway mechanical items, such as crankcases, rear drives, transmissions, even mufflers, was always on hand for you to look at and get your hands on them! Perhaps contrary to other events you have been to .....at SuperTech you were encouraged to touch, feel, experience!
The Saturday evening banquet always had a special Keynote Speaker. Snowbum ...that's me ...was that person, for the February 2011 SuperTech. ((I will be doing it again, in Feb. 2019)).
Specific information on attending SuperTech was published in the Airhead Beemer Club's monthly magazine, AIRMAIL. It was also announced on the Airheads LIST, etc. Attendance was LIMITED, & typically filled-up early, with a waiting list.
Below are some photos from SuperTech 2011. The lamp made for me, snowbum, by Al Vangura, may he rest in peace. I cannot mention Al, or this lamp, without getting emotional.
The lamp, the shop coat, & the wine, was presented to me at the Saturday banquet. These are treasured things for me. The wine is labeled with the Airheads Simple by Choice logo, titled Slash 5 Merlot, & also marked 'From Estate Grown /5 Brake Fluids' (yes, no /5 came with brake fluids). I promised to wear that special shop coat at all TechDays, no matter where, that I attended. I have done so, with pleasure! I have not opened the bottle of wine.
One of the cut-a-ways at SuperTech ...yes, it works; yes, you can play with it .....& are encouraged to do so.
ONE of the Seminar rooms. NOTE the cutaways on left side tables ...there were MORE, not seen in this photo; ...even mufflers, which are NOT simple inside.
Another view. There was also another table, not in these photos, full of cutaways.
A cut-a-way of the oiling system
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