There is a new podcast produced by, Daren Dortin, called “Airhead Type 247” available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. “Type 247” is how BMW identifies the airhead motor and associated motorcycles from 1970 through 1995.
Daren is interviewing folks who have a lot experience with BMW airhead motorcycles. So far he has talked with Ted Porter, The Beemer Shop, Rick Jones, Motorrad Elektric, and Bud Provin, The Nickwackett Garage.
Daren posts a new podcast once every two weeks, +/-. He owns a number of airhead bikes and has had a career in radio for more than 30 years. His interviews open the door to learning more about folks who actively support the airhead community. You might want to subscribe to his podcasts and relax with a cup of coffee, or an adult beverage, and listen to the opinions, stories and experiences of longtime airhead folks who are passionate about keeping these Bavarian creations on the road.
This sounds like a fascinating podcast Brook – many thanks for the tip!
How the heck does one subscribe to the “Airhead Type 247” podcasts? Link? Something?
Go to Spotify or Apple podcasts and search for Airhead Type 247. Go from there.
I noticed a typo and thought I’d let you know… His name is Bud Provin, not Bod (dang spell check!)
I fat fingered and corrected immediately.
Thanks Brook, look forward to taking a listen!
Hi I’m looking for a similar group such as the excellent Airheads Chat List but something for my 1990 K100RS…where can I look? thanks
If you are a member of BMW MOA, there is a forum for that bike.
Hello Brook, always great to read about your workings. I wonder if you could share possible ways to evaluate damage to my bike from an accident I’ve had? Besides the useless insurance agents that is. I’ll try to tune into
“Airhead Type 247” as well.
Well, I guess I would take a lot of pictures and inspect everything starting at the front moving to the back. I would remove gas tank, body panels and look for cracks in the frame welds. I would check rims for dents, spokes for being bent, broken. I’ve not had to do this before.