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SUPERTECH!

Copyright 2014, R. Fleischer

http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/SuperTech.htm

The next "new" Supertech is scheduled for February 17-19, 2017.  Details, in depth, have already been published in AIRMAIL, the monthly publication of the Airheads Beemer Club. Details were published on the Airheads LIST on 11/30/2016. The Maryland Airheads Supertech is held in Easton, MD, at the Tuckahoe Steam and Gas Association.  This is "THE" premier tech event for Airhead Owner-Riders.  There is a limit of 60 people.   Registration opens 12-01-2016.  If you wish to go, register EARLY, do NOT wait.


What follows below, is what the "old" Supertech was like.

 

 

The last of the original SuperTech's as organized by Todd Byrum & Bob Sipp, was held in Boyertown, Pennsylvania, January 31-February 2, 2014. Todd & Bob have retired from putting on that event.

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. 

Specific information on attending SuperTech was published in the Airhead Beemer Club's monthly magazine, AIRMAIL.  It was also announced on the Airheads LIST.   Attendance was LIMITED, & typically filled-up early, with a waiting list.

Below are some photos from SuperTech 2011.  The lamp made for me by Al Vangura, may he rest in peace.  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 future TechDays I attended.  I have done so, with pleasure!

 

 

 


One of the cut-a-ways at SuperTech ...yes, it works; yes, you can play with it .....& are encouraged to do so.

 


This is the Alternator test & instruction setup.  Run by an electric motor.  Fully functional.  Snowbum used this during presentation of his Seminar.

  


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


Recent revisions:
10/29/2016:  Update article entirely.  Change from all details to announcement for the new Maryland SuperTech.  Metas, scripts, HTML, all improved.
11/25/2016:  Remove Boyertown and Md from <title   > area, as it confused some, who thought it was only in PA.
11/27/2016:  Metas, scripts, borders, clean up HTML.
11/30/2016:  Update the New SuperTech announcement at top of this article.
 

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