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SUPERTECH!

Copyright 2018, R. Fleischer
http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/SuperTech.htm

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.

The original yearly SuperTech series was replaced by the Maryland Airheads Supertech, also yearly, & it was held in Easton, MD.

NOW ....IT'S BACK!   ....The Original Supertech is happening again! ...at the same original 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 was always a wonderful venue to hold this event. They have many new vehicles and renovated spaces; and, 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. I guess my appearance as teacher and keynote speaker in 2011 was not as bad as I thought...because I have been invited back! ....I shall try not to get a (further) swelled-head.  Maybe they want to get me before I croak of old age!  :-)
I am gathering ideas and recommendations for what folks would like me to teach (I expect to); my specialty is, of course, electricity and electronics; AND, in particular, since I will be the Saturday dinner night keynote speaker, what you might want me to talk about that night.  So, if you have any ideas, comments, etc., here is a link to my E-address:
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What follows below, is what the "old-old" Supertech was like .....

Being invited to teach at the original SuperTech was an honor.  Being asked to not only teach, but to be the the featured (keynote) speaker for the Saturday evening dinner was triple the honor for me.

SuperTech was held on a weekend each February in the Boyertown area of Pennsylvania, about 50 miles northwest of Philadelphia.   For years it was held at the Museum (see above photo).  The weekend was filled with technical seminar sessions.  SuperTech is about BMW Airhead Motorcycles, plus the camaraderie.     Training sessions were extensive & could be intensive, on how various parts of your BMW Airhead motorcycle operate, & on how to maintain various sections or items; or even overhaul items on your Airhead BMW Motorcycle.  Some Seminar information was typically carried over by attendees for other bikes, cars, whatever, in their life.

A very complete set of cutaway mechanical items, cleaned of course, of 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, 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.

 


This is the Alternator test & instruction setup.  Run by an electric motor.  Fully functional.  Snowbum used this during presentation of a 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.
11/30/2017:  Update for next SuperTech.
03/05/2018:  Preliminary update for the New old-Supertech, back in Boyertown. Cleanup.  Add 10pxl margins.
03/14/2018:  Updated.
03/20/2018:  Updated.
04/29/2018:  Updated.
08/21/2018:  Updated.
 

Copyright 2018, R. Fleischer

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