AirMail – February 2023 Digital Issue In This Issue: Message from the Board Head to Head Club Canon 8 Perspective: The Airhead Story Wrenching: Adopting a 1984 BMW R80RT Airhead Interview: A Lifetime of Riding: Sitting Down with Rex (Dezert Dog) Mangold Rendezvous: BMWs at the Black Bear Americana Music Festival The Ride: Birds of […]
Some of you may recall my story about this festival from 2019. I discovered the festival in the process of seeking alternatives to the usual overcrowded and—in the case of Newport Folk—the elitist and over-regulated environments. In 2019, I attended the festival by borrowing my friend’s Toy Hauler and squeezing my R69S Stieb sidecar rig […]Continue readingMore Tag
This year’s SuperTech in Pennsylvania began with the cruelest of circumstances. The weather on Friday and Saturday was expected to be absolutely balmy for this time of year on the east coast, sunny with highs in the low sixties. Prime riding weather. But Sunday’s forecast for below-freezing temps and snow crushed most hopes of riding (though a […]Continue readingMore Tag
Sometimes Tech Sessions just aren’t that intense. Such was the case at Bob Ellenbecker’s Tech Weekend at the end of July. Originally on the docket were the replacement of some steering head bearings, repair of some cylinder studs, and a couple other things that escape me right now. The steering head job didn’t happen, but […]Continue readingMore Tag
Because the site was performing poorly we’ve upgraded the hosting plan to provide the website with more computing resources. While this change was made last night in the wee small hours the change appears to have improved peformance. Should you continue to see poor performance, or have any other issues with the website, please submit […]Continue readingMore Tag
We’ve been seeing the performance of the site degrade over the past couple of weeks. To combat this issue we have implemented a monthly database optimization process starting today. We expect this to improve the overall performance of the site. Please submit a support ticket if you experience poor performance in specific areas of the […]Continue readingMore Tag
To align the website with where the Club was founded we’ve reset the default timezone to Pacific.Continue readingMore Tag
While caching seems like a good way to speed up the site it also wreaks havoc when trying to make content and system updates. To eliminate the headaches we’ve made a decision to disable the website caching system. Please submit a Support Ticket if you notice underperforming parts of the site. Thank you for your […]Continue readingMore Tag
This article explains how to use an ‘extension’ for the purpose of convenience (perhaps a hex or 12 point socket or an allen wrench or other tool won’t fit at the end of a torque wrench where you need it); or, perhaps you want to increase the range of a torque wrench.
This article explains how to use an extension for such as the Airheads U-joint flange bolts, where you simply cannot get a torque wrench without an extension to fit properly, due to the limited room between the bolt and the U-joint body.
Another usage might be that if you only have a 75 ftlb maximum indication torque wrench and need to tighten the wheel bolts on your Paralever bike to 105 ftlbs, ….you can do it with an extension, and this article explains it.
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