BMW motorcycle links

BMW motorcycle links

BMW Motorcycle links

by Duane Ausherman

I don’t guarantee any of these links to be accurate or useful.  I can only say that I saw something interesting in them.  I hope one or more will help.

One should be able to learn almost anything about a BMW by researching enough links, To search for BMW info, I suggest using google.  Go to and type in “bmw motorcycle” first and then the words that may apply to your interest, such as “timing” “fairing” or “wheel bearings” and you will go to some site that can give you info.  You might be surprised at what you find.

I only update this page about once a year.  Send me your suggestions please.

BMW motorcycle technical information

Slash 2 1955 to 1969

Super valuable /2 information at Bernd’s site

See exploded views of your Bing carbs at

Marc’s step by step R69S restoration  and very good too.

Info on the /2 electrics  generally good, but is missing some info.

To update your /2 ignition/generator system

Parts manuals from 1936-69

How to build a /2 BMW wheel

Some very good photos of various BMWs.

Some very interesting tidbits on this Website devoted to the Earles fork models.

Slash 5 and later info

The /5 Motorcycle group at

The airheads site has probably the best technical tips of any

See exploded views of your Bing carbs at

Factory specs at

The /5 parts book on line

A restoration “diary” of a R75/5

/5, /6 and /7 Bosch coils at

How to test the diode board

Mike’s R90/6 restoration

All about the geometry of a /5

A page on /7 transmission rebuild

One version of the EZ clutch

Snowbum’s site, a must read

Repair your /7 speedo

Just good pictures of some details

General BMW tech info

Super list of literature about BMW from way back

Get your frame/fork straight at

Get your date of manufacture for free, just send the VIN to  and ask nicely.

Technical group for boxers

Modern BMW transmission problems

Spark plug color chart

BMW motorcycle road tests of most models

The F650 FAQ page

Hot rod tune your BMW

One wheel balancer that works on a BMW motorcycle.

More BMW motorcycle links

Some nice pics of old BMW brochures etc.

Eric’s R12 restoration project

About oil filters

Oil filters exposed

BMW clubs and groups

“Airheads”, some great BMW info

For the Vintage BMW crowd

The BMW singles club for technical info

This one seems good with a lot of information BMW singles, but it is mostly in German.  To find the English, click on “Home” and then the English flag for English and then under Note:  click on “the INDEX of our website…” and you will go to the English version.  I was not able to link directly and don’t know why.

This group for info on BMW conversions

The R90S group

BMW related sites

Nice site with personal touring trips and technical info for later BMW models

Newer BMW links at

BMW links around the world

All about torque

The main USA supplier of /2 parts

Another list of BMW dealers and suppliers

The “Dean” of BMW motorcycle web sites

How to buy a used BMW motorcycle

BMW photos of any year

Engine and frame numbers for all years of BMW

Some pictures of Vintage to new BMW engines

Hazet tools (the supplier of some BMW motorcycle tool kits)

Joe’s tools for BMW

Some parts for older BMWs

A new supplier for /2 parts in San Francisco, growing slowly

Do you know about the Blue and White Flu?

For those interested in VW powered BMW motorcycles

General Motorcycle sites

This is the biggest and best motorcycle group of links

Here is the prime touring site

For some serious battery information, go to

Motorcycle riding tips at

Learn about “rat bikes”

Hundreds of sites about motorcycles

Motorcycle road tests

All you ever wanted to know about powder coating at

About motorcycles oil filters

General riding info

Hundreds of links for old motorcycles

Read about riding around the world

Motorcycle tire wear

V-8 motorcycles for your amusement

Site for obscure European motorcycles and scooters

This is a motorcycle travel log in the area of the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, Ukraine in 1986.  Recently it has been debunked as if it never happened.  I have spent time in the East and have been through many factory towns that resemble this.  This is about a world that we can hardly imagine.

I will add and delete addresses, from time to time, sorry but links get changed and I probably will not update more than a couple of times a year.