Russian Motorcycle & Sidecar Owners Australia Inc.

This is the official page for the RMOA.
Members are more than welcome to say there saying and keep in contact with each other and the club !

RMOA Newsletter Feb. 2017

RMOA calendar 2017

Committee members

    • President Grahame Meyer
    • Vice-Presidents Mark Guest, Ron Morris , JD
    • Secretary/Treasurer Norman Trewella
    • Editor Vicki Trewella
    • Spare parts manager Ed Parris
    • Regalia officer Adam Zappulla

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24 thoughts on “RMOA

  1. JD

    2016-2017 I am the 3rd Vice-President, needs a full update here. Vicki has stood down as Sec,/Treas. Chris Davy is no longer editor. Many changes! Facebook site has the full details. Cheer mate! 🙂

    1. lauarence dickson

      Hey J.D. IT’s Laury D. How the Ferk are thing’s in your life?… I’m out at Grawin. Sow east of Lightning Ridge and I I still have my XS650 under cover. Get back, good olde friend. … dickson laury @ gmail. com

      1. JD

        Giday Laury D. Good to hear from you! I will never forget the wheelstand you did in that Kombi, it should’ve been on YouTube!!! I send you an email mate! JD

  2. John

    Will try to get in contact with Vicky to be informed about the changes and other things so I can put them here on the site !

    feedback people ?!!


    1. JD

      RMOA Prez for 2019 is KGB Graham 007. God help us. 🙂
      Actually he is the right man for the right job!
      I wonder if he will read this?! 🙂

  3. JD

    When did the club change its name?
    Russian Motorcycle & Sidecar Owners Australia Inc. ?
    thought it was always Russian Motorcycle & Sidecar Owners ASSOCIATION Australia. since 1979, (now) Incorporated
    Where is every body else?

    Does anyone else read this? Hello?

  4. Peter J Ballard

    Hi, Peter here from COC in England. Love your stuff, does this help?
    https://b-cozz.com/the-factories/ states:- The TMZ-53 had an (almost?) identical frame to that of the BMW R-75 and had other similarities, perhaps from captured or copied examples.

    http://www.wehrmachtsgespann.de/bmwenglisch/bmwe1.htm states; First reparation delivery of 8 BMW R75 to Russia. Last BMW R75 is produced out of the remaining parts and delivered to Russia.

    Did you know that? Keep up the good work! Regards Peter. (Snow drifts in my garage today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

    Please confirm receipt, thanks.

  5. JD

    Hi PJB, message received. Great to hear from you here.
    that’s very good information on the R75!

    First reparation delivery of 8 BMW R75 to Russia Frame 770 000 January 1946
    Last BMW R75 is produced out of the remaining parts and delivered to Russia. June 1946
    In total another 98 R75’s were produced in 1946. Frame 770 097
    Production of 10 Sets spare parts for overhauling of each of 150 BMW R75. Sep. 1946

    l”ll ask Mr Cat to add it to this page: https://b-cozz.com/awo-emw-bmw and give you credit 🙂
    Also to put http://www.wehrmachtsgespann.de/bmwenglisch/bmwe1.htm on the links page here.

    Best wishes, and a toast to Juris Ramba! Hope you get some sunshine soon 🙂 Long live the COC.

  6. JD

    and this:


    Delivery of the BMW R75 Frame 767 635 31.03.44
    Air raid on the factory. Time: 12.00 o’clock 10 hits of which 2 direct hits 20.07.44
    Air raid on the factory. Time: 12.00 o’clock 65 hit of which 11 direct hits 11.09.44
    Air raid on the factory. Time: 13.00 o’clock 5 hit of which 0 direct hits 13.09.44
    News form of the factory in Eisenach that production has ceased 18.10.44

    Air raid on the factory. Time: 12.30 o’clock 8 hits of which 0 direct hits 09.02.45
    American troops occupy the factory. 60% of it is destroyed. 06.04.45
    Russian troops occupy the factory (Russian Zone) 03.07.45
    The BMW factory in Eisenach is confiscated from the County of Thüringen . 07.09.45
    Command no. 93 from Marshal Schukow orders the start up of production 13.10.45

    Interesting timeline!

  7. Patrick Byrnes

    Hi, came across your site by accident. Great to see Bob Richman’s Cossack (got a ride in it once, many years ago) and nice to see the memorial refence to Ian “Fegs” Watts who I worked with briefly in the late ’70s.

  8. JD

    Hi Patrick
    Amazing! I have one of Bob’s Cossacks, not the “Crime of the Century” sidecar, but the solo one that came next to it, . I all I can say about “Fegs”: – what a magic man. It was very sad news to hear about the accident. I had been to a rally where he also turned up not long before. We had a great time. Too short.
    I hope you’d like to stay in touch with us here. Cheers!

  9. Catweazle

    “Good day,

    Today a rider on a solo Ural (no sidecar) wearing a white t-shirt and
    and a white open face helmet overtook our group going down Beechmont Rd
    heading towards Nerang on the Gold Coast. Unfortunately he decided it
    would be OK to overtake three of the female riders in our group, one at
    a time, on the INSIDE and one lady the inside on a corner, running her
    onto the wrong side of the road. This is on a tight twisty mountain road.

    He ran one of them over the solid white line onto the wrong side of the
    road, which terrified her. After posting about this on several local
    motorcycle social media groups, we have been told that he is a prominent
    member of an Australian Russian Motorcycle owners club, lives in the
    area and frequents the Flying Bean Cafe. What he did was completely
    unacceptable, dangerous and upset the females in question to the point
    of tears. It showed a disgusting lack of respect for other two wheeled
    riders and a selfish attitude. All of the guys in our group, especially
    the husbands of the ladies concerened are extremely angry about it.

    If you or any of your members know this person or if you believe he is a
    member of your club, let him know we are looking for him, as are a great
    many other members of the Gold Coast motorcycling community via the
    various social media groups that we belong to. We will recognise him
    when we see him, on or off the bike, we WILL find him and when we find
    him he is going to be made accountable for what he did, regardless of
    whether he`s 45 or 95 years of age or even if there is a crowd of other
    people around. He needs to learn that if he indulges in idiotic,
    dangerous and life threatening behaviour towards other motorcyclists,
    there will be consequences.

    Robin Murray.

    P.S. If he does happen to be a member of your club, it may be worth
    thinking about how his behaviour on the road reflects on the rest of
    your members.”

    Got this message in my mailbox and I decided to put it on the site, because this behaviour is not acceptable !
    And I agree that, if he’s a member it’s putting the RMOA in a bad light !

  10. JD

    This is not good! The clubs main focus has ALWAYS been to promote road safety. See the Safety page: https://b-cozz.com/safety-page/ . Anyone got a pic of this guy? You’re right Cat it’s unacceptable! Man or woman rider, a life is a life, and I’ve been to way too many funerals. Too many fools out there. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

  11. JD

    Re: “After posting about this on several local motorcycle social media groups, we have been told that he is a prominent member of an Australian Russian Motorcycle owners club” – Can you please give a source(s)? There are now several Russian moto clubs/groups in Oz. Let’s hope it’s not ours. JD RMOA 010

  12. Adam Zappulla

    To my knowledge there are only 2-3 RMOA members in the Gold Coast. None of us currently running a Russian on the road
    AdamZ RMOA

  13. Vicki Trewella

    I concur with what Adam Z has written. Currently there are no Gold Coast members with working/going solo Russian Motorcycles.
    Whoever this person is needs to be brought to justice!
    As a rider and as a member of the most “prominent” Russian Owners group our focus is on road safety and riding. Should this person be in our club they will most definitely be brought forward!
    Vicki T RMOA

  14. Norman Trewella

    Robin Murray,
    With the threats you have made on our site, without any concrete evidence, (eg) rego number of so called offender, you will be the one the police will be lookin for,if something happens to any of our members, We have the threats in print.
    Secretary RMOA.

    note, Norm it’s me who put this on the site after an e-mail to me from Robin Murray !
    I think we all should keep calm and not doing’ something wild !!
    But the way he described the behaviour of this “motorist” you would be pissed too !
    grtz Catweazle

  15. Garry Jensrn

    Hi. I have just acquired a K650 Dnepr. I have stripped it down and in the process of a complete rebuild. My problem is that when I pulled the diff apart 90 pin bearings along with some other roller type bearings fell out. I’m not a mechanic but understand the basics. Can any of your members advise me how to get these components back together. I almost had it back this evening but I seemed to have one roller bearing that wouldn’t fit back in. Any advice or assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    1. JD

      Hi Garry,
      use a magnet to find/capture them, and then use a thick grease to put them back in and hold them in place. Good luck with your K-650, it’s a worthwhile cause.

      1. JD

        To Garry Jensrn,
        I hope you have had some luck on your project, especially getting the final drive (diff) back together. Have you?


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