Wanted: Ride Leader

Looking for a volunteer to lead this weeks 3rd Saturday of the Month Ride. I’m not available, Barb and I have other plans. Trying to get/keep the 3rd Saturday of the Month Ride going. Hopefully a club member has a favorite lunch spot they would casually lead the group, using back roads. If needed I can assist in planning a 3 to 5 hour ride, typical with a lunch stop. Please let me know if your willing to lead.

Thanks, Dennis

2009 K1200LT- Call for Expertise

Good morning,

My 2009 K1200LT with just under 30000 miles has developed a center stand failure( EHCS unit). BMW Does not support the EHCS, but rather only supports replacing it. That is a very $$$$ proposition.

I am looking to see if any our club members has any experience or expertise in rebuilding or repairing the EHCS unit for the 2005 – 2009 K1200LT

Rick Ping me at rehansen1@gmail.com or 701.799.8182

August 2016 Monthly Meeting Minutes

The August Meeting of the BMW Motorcycle Club of Indianapolis was held at the Historic Propylaeum on N. Delaware Street.

A good turnout of over forty members attended the meeting.

After lunch Pulled Pork and sides, the meeting was called to order by President Margie Ledgerwood at 1:35 PM.  Margie thanked the hosts Diane Tolliver and Bob Conley.  She noted that no monthly meeting has been scheduled and that their were many conflicting activities including Labor Day weekend, (Springfield Mile); Beemers in the Bluegrass Rally, Sept 9-11; and theThe Paynetown Fall Campout, Sept 16-18.  Members were encouraged to register early for the Paynetown event on the website.

Margie briefed the attendees on member Steve Martin’s condition following an accident this past Monday morning.  Get well cards were signed by the attendees. Keep Steve in your prayers during his recovery; he was hit by another left turn in front of motorcyclist by a cager.

Any Clark commented on the success of the PhotoTag game this year.  He held an award drawing for participants. Dennis Shelly and Galen Reinholt won the June and July drawing.

Vice President Wayne Garrison thanked those who attended the recent National MOA rally in New York.  He cited Joe and Kelly Hochderffer for working on the First Aid committee. The next National will be held at Salt Lake City.

Margie again thanked Bob and Diane and adjourned the meeting at 1:50. Members lingered and enjoyed the house and conversation.

Bob Conley, Secretary




The 2016 fall Paynetown campout is just around the corner. Sept 16 – 17 – 18

If you want to register for the campout go to the web site log in, go to the calendar find 2016 fall Paynetown campout. Fill in the fields as to how many tent and how many people. If you are coming in a camper please also email me and let me know so I can get a site better fitted for a camper.

For those who have not attended a Paynetown campout I thought I would give you a little information as to what to expect.

The campground in located in the Paynetown state recreation area located on Lake Monroe.

It is 6.5 miles south of Bloomington In. on highway 446.

You can arrive as early as noon on Friday.

One reason we like using Paynetown is that it is close enough to allow family’s to attend. It also allows people to come down in cars to bring more creature comfort items. Kids are more than welcome to come; others will be bringing kids. There is also a pizza, sub, salad place that will deliver to the campground.


When you enter the park there is a $7.00 charge to get into the park (THE COST LAST YEAR WAS $5.00). Once you are in the park, you may leave and enter using your camp site pass.

The $7.00 should cover 2 bikes.

You do not have to go to the campground office to pick up a site tag, if you have reserved a site with me.

I will have the site tags to hand out.

Each site tag will cover 2 motorcycles when leaving and entering the park. The gate people usually just wave you on through.

Each site can occupy 2 tents, and up to 6 people. Showers and restrooms are located within 20 yards of the camp site.

I always try to reserve the campsites so we will be able to camp as a group.

The cost of each site has gone up and there is a $5.00 processing fee for each reservation.

Once you tell me you are coming I will reserve a site for you, at that point you will owe me the cost of the site. ($22.83)

The main reason I try to reserve sites is to allow for sharing of camp cost, one camper on the site pays for the first night the second camper on the same site pays for the second night.

You basically get 2 nights camping for the cost of one.

If you aren’t sure whether you will be coming, you can come down and pay at the park. This won’t guarantee a spot with the group.

The cost to camp is $22.83; (LAST YEAR IT WAS $20.00) if you don’t coordinate camping with someone to split the cost with it would cost you $22.83 for each of the two nights. If you are “ify” and think you only want to come down for one night you can do that without reserving the site with me. Cost is still $22.83, for that night

Again, The main reason I try to reserve sites is to allow for sharing of camp cost, one camper on the site pays for the first night the second camper on the site pays for the second night

See map below.


We are not really required to camp on the exact numbered site.

You may camp anywhere you wish with in the reserved sites.

We usually move picnic tables together for a group fire ring.

Ice, firewood, drinks, and food type stuffs are available at the camp store. The store opens at 7 or 8 in the morning and has coffee.

One or two miles north of the entrance on hwy 446 are 2 restaurants.

The closes one is the scenic view, lots of good food, and they do have carry out food.

They also have a great selection of beer on tap.


 The second one is the Log Cabin restaurant and lounge, THIS ONE SELLS BEER, but may be limited on selection.

The Trailhead-Market and Noshery (yes I had to look it up too) 812-837-9101

This place will deliver pizza, subs, and salads.


No food or drinks are included in the camping cost.

When you arrive you may want to check to see if fire wood or ice may be needed for the group.

As wood and ice is a group cost type of thing.

On Saturday there may be group rides, but at this point I personally don’t have any rides planned.

There is always an option to do some zip line runs at Explore Brown County, just south of Gnaw Bone, IN. They are located on Mt Liberty road 2 miles south of Gnaw Bone.

If you have questions please feel free to call me 317-201-4952.

Wayne Garrison




Boone rally


Peggy and I are planning to attend this rally, we will be leaving on Wednesday the 10 and plan to ride 250 or so mils to stay in Slade Ky. Wednesday night most likely at a motel.

We will leave Slade Ky. Thursday morning and ride the remaining 250 or so miles to get to the rally on Thursday afternoon.

Our return ride will also be a two day ride, not sure how we will come back.

If anyone is interested in riding alone please contact me.




Boone Rally Info

Annual Daniel Boone Rally

Second Weekend in August

August 12-14, 2016

For sponsorships and more rally information, contact the rally director at: rally@carolinasbmwmoa.org

Boone KOA – Boone, North Carolina
1258 Ray Brown Road
Boone, North Carolina 28607-8101
800-562-2806 (RV & Hookup Inquiries)

GPS Coordinates: N36 15.54, W81 39.87

It’s Annual Boone Rally Time! August 12-14-2016

“Great Riding Roads, Hospitality and Camaraderie in Cool NC Mountain Air”

The Carolinas BMW Motorcycle Owners Association invites you to join us again for the Annual Boone Rally. Did you know this motorcycle rally is unlike many other rallies?

Held at the KOA Campground in Boone, NC motorcycle riders from as far away as California and Canada have enjoyed the best riding anywhere. Rain or shine ride North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Parkway and High Country, Southwestern Virginia and Northeastern Tennessee. Dust off that classic/vintage motorcycle and ride in. We have plenty of room for everyone and all brands!

This rally is unique in that three states are your riding playground – Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia. West Virginia and Kentucky are a stretch but possible.

Pre-registration Through August 1 Rally Fees:

Thursday August 11th early arrival – $50 per person (includes extra night camping, hot dog dinner on Thursday and all other rally activities)

Friday or Saturday, August 12th or 13th arrival – $40 per person (includes all rally activities)

Pre-registration here:   Rally Pre-registration

 After August 1 Rally Fees:

Thursday August 11th early arrival – $55 per person (includes extra night camping, hot dog dinner on Thursday and all other rally activities)

Friday or Saturday, August 12th or 13th arrival – $45 per person (includes all rally activities)

Rally Fee Includes:

  • Friday and Saturday night camping
  • Rally Pin for the first 200 attendees
  • Great Door Prizes
  • BBQ dinner catered by Woodlands Barbeque on Saturday Evening
  • Donuts & Coffee – Saturday & Sunday Mornings
  • 24hr Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Iced Tea, Lemonade

The Best Extras:

  • Rest Rooms with Hot Showers
  • Cabins available for small rental fee. (Reserve with campground)
  • A few RV sites with full hookups available
  • Free Wi-Fi – Newspapers available
  • Free Vendor Spaces
  • Swimming Pool
  • New Self-Guided Route Sheets and GPS downloads; including Dual Sport Routes

Have a question for our Rally Coordinator?
Contact us by email – rally@carolinasbmwmoa.org



2007 K1200LT for sale

Sharing Doug’s “for sale” listing of his 2007 K1200LT. Doug has joined us at our Saturday breakfast.
I wanted to let you know that I’m selling the LT and would ask you if you wouldn’t mind distributing this information to the club in order to network and get it sold.
If you would do that, I would greatly appreciate it.
Here is the link to Craigslist.


Excellent condition; Low mileage. Mature rider; utmost of care. The Metzler tires are new. All servicing done by BMW dealership and completely current. Needs NOTHING. Beautiful touring bike. “No regrets” bike. All the amenities; heated grips and seats, cruise control, reverse, ABS, power windshield, etc. Selling for physical reasons. Please text or e-mail Doug. List price is below NADA average retail; Best offers welcome! 317-607-8375

Thank you,

Best Wishes,

*Douglas J. Ladika, M.Ed. MPAS, PA-C

Posted by Dennis Shelley