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Snowbum E-mail address;
contacting Snowbum

Read all the way to the end of this article >>>>>BEFORE<<<<< contacting me!

Your technical query regarding BMW motorcycle maintenance or about sidecars, etc., may well help others.   PLEASE post technical inquiries to the appropriate LIST or forum. I will tell you to take your question to a specific venue if you contact me directly, without a very good reason for doing so.  Not being a member of an appropriate list/group/etc., is NOT a good reason.  Posting to the Airheads LIST for any and all Airhead questions benefits more than just you!   It is VERY inefficient for me to do direct answers to one person.

E-mailing LISTs are primarily for immediate, personalized technical information, although there are some that are specifically for social discourse. You can get information on the Airheads internet mailing LIST by going to the following URL.  Snowbum is a Moderator/Administrator on this LIST.  The LIST and its ISP host do not spam you; do not sell or otherwise pass out your E-mail address; do not put advertising into your or other folks E-mail messages.
Join here:
I, Snowbum, hang out the mostly on that Airheads LIST, which is completely free for you to use.

Hint:  I suggest you do NOT, when joining, select the Airheads List Digest mode, it is much less helpful than you might think.  Digest mode WILL require YOU to do more editing if you are replying to a LIST message.  You may not see how to reply to just a single sender in either mode.  Failure to edit is VERY annoying for you AND RECIPIENTS, particularly those using hand-held devices, and excessive message length costs money for those that pay by the byte. Without proper BASIC editing technique you will ...or could ... post entire digests with your replies ...a big NO! NO!   Basic editing instruction is available here:

More and more I am pressing DELETE, without any reply; in most instances I am responding to 'take it to the LIST'.  In rarer instances you get a brief technical reply, perhaps with a request to go to the Airheads LIST for further communications.  I am getting more and more cranky about direct messages.

I do NOT appreciate being telephoned at any and all hours & asked technical questions. My phone number is NOT listed on this website. If you otherwise find my telephone number, and call me with technical questions, YOU MAY BE BLACKLISTED BY ME, and any messages automatically deleted without looking at them, and, your phone number blocked.

You CAN get advice from me, and many others, on the various LISTS & FORUMS.  I monitor & participate on mostly the Airheads List but also the SCT sidecar List, the K-BMW List, Tech LIST (of the IBMWR), & USCA and USCA-West sidecar Lists, the EML sidecar List....and the Airheads Beemer Club Facebook page, and two other Airheads Facebook pages. For BMW Airhead motorcycle Technical advice it is BEST, for ME, for you to make inquiries on the Airheads List.   Please do not make inquiries to me on Facebook, if you wish ME to answer, as I do so only irregularly.  Facebook is a LOUSY platform for technical replies ....and.... it can be difficult to find information a while after a thread is finished.  It is also difficult to see entire threads, at least sometimes. You will also LIKELY, or possibly, get smart-alecky replies and off-the-wall stuff, besides wrong advice.

I do NOT participate but quite rarely on FORUM style sites; such as on BMWMOA.ORG; and, almost never AdvRider or Boxerworks, nor even on    Best to never direct inquiries at these places if you want an answer from ME. 

Only in an instance where the information should be private, due to extreme embarrassment, or other REALLY GOOD reason, should you E-mail me directly.

DO NOT think that your question has probably come up so often (or so rarely) you should contact me directly.  I don't buy those  arguments. POST TO THE AIRHEADS LIST, or other appropriate place.

The amount of personal mail I have received in the near past took up way too much time every day, week, month.  In some months it reached well over 100 hours of my time.   Quite a few people seem to think I have nothing better to do but to answer them PERSONALLY about their specific problems.   Instead of making inquiries at the appropriate LIST, or, even, ...taking the time to check the LIST Archives .....they are contacting me DIRECTLY.  Many do not even search my own website, which you are on right now.  There is a very powerful search engine on this site:


There ARE times when a personal note to me is appropriate:
I welcome personal responses/inquiries to:

If your question TRULY fits the embarrassing, etc., situation, you certainly may contact me directly.  BY E-MAIL.  My E-mail address is located in the photograph, below.

This was my 1984 R100RT.  I no longer have it.  Note that it has my E-mail address located in the photo.
Please post technical inquiries to the Airheads LIST regarding Airheads; and NOT directly to me.  In this way, your questions (& answers which may come from several sources on that LIST, and not just me), will help more than just you.  This helps me, as the amount of time I used to spend on individual replies was huge. I need time to eat, sleep, and have a life!   If you insist on contacting me directly for help, even after reading all this verbose boring stuff...well, I have a page for that.  If you are contemplating contacting me via E-mail, and it is not about my Prostate Cancer article, or does not fit the situations outlined above, then you should read this:
I added that page due to ABUSE. 



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