BMW motorcycle links

 

 

BMW Airhead 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 http://google.com 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 the info.  You might be surprised at what you find.

I only update if you send me your suggestions, please.

BMW motorcycle technical information

Slash 2 1955 to 1969

See exploded views of your Bing carbs at http://www.bingcarburetor.com/bmw/bmw.html

Marc’s step by step R69S restoration http://www.snafu.org/restore/  and very good too.

Info on the /2 electrics http://www.snafu.org/restore/uandm_bmw_v1.pdf

To update your /2 ignition/generator system http://w6rec.com/duane/bmw/mz/mz.htm

Parts manuals from 1936-69

How to build a /2 BMW wheel http://agwalker.com/wheelbuilding.html

Some very interesting tidbits on this Website devoted to the Earles fork models.  http://www.earlesfork.com/about.htm


Slash 5 and later info

The airheads site has some technical tips http://www.airheads.org/index.php?Technical%20Tips

See exploded views of your Bing carbs at http://www.bingcarburetor.com/bmw/bmw.html

Factory specs for /5 at http://www.eecs.umich.edu/~deroo/bike.dir/owners-manual.dir/techdata.html

A restoration “diary” of a R75/5 http://www.stephenbottcher.net/

Mike’s R90/6 restoration http://www.pattersonchicago.com/projects/bmw/index.html

All about the geometry of a /5 http://www.tonyfoale.com/Articles/RakeEx/RakeEx.htm

Repair your /7 speedo http://www.pbase.com/dwerbil/1978_r1007_odometer_repair

 

General BMW tech info

Super list of literature about BMW from way back http://www.beemergarage.com/literature.html

Get your frame/fork straight at http://www.snowcrest.net/gte/index.html

Get your date of manufacture for free, just send the VIN to fred.jakobs@bmw.de  and ask nicely.

Technical group for boxers http://boxerworks.com/message.phtml

Modern BMW transmission problems http://www.micapeak.com/bmw-gs/trans.html

Spark plug color chart http://www.verrill.com/moto/sellingguide/sparkplugs/plugcolorchart.htm

The F650 FAQ page http://faq.f650.com/main.html

One highly recommended wheel balancer that works on a BMW motorcycle.

Some nice pics of old BMW brochures etc.  http://www.omnilex.com/public/bmw78/

About air and oil filters http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/Filters.html

 

BMW clubs and groups

“Airheads”, some great BMW info http://www.airheads.org/

For the Vintage BMW crowd http://www.vintagebmw.org

The BMW singles club for technical info http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/bmw-mono-club/

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 http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/slash2conversions/

The R90S group http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/R90SWORLDNET/


BMW related sites

Newer BMW links at http://www.verrill.com/moto/moto.shtml

The main USA supplier of /2 parts http://members.aol.com/vechbmw/

How to buy a used BMW motorcycle http://www.verrill.com/moto/kbikebuyingguide.shtml

BMW photos of any year http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/bmwphotos.htm

Engine and frame numbers for all years of BMW http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/enginechassis.htm

Some pictures of Vintage to new BMW engines http://www.ketchum.org/BMWEnginePix/

Hazet tools (the supplier of some BMW motorcycle tool kits) http://www.samstagsales.com/hzround.htm

Joe’s tools for BMW http://www.culayer.com/Joes_tools.htm

Some parts for older BMWs in German http://www.kempmann.com/Neuteile/Motor/motor.html

For those interested in VW powered BMW motorcycles http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/vwmotorcycles/


General Motorcycle sites

This is the biggest and best motorcycle group of links http://www.davidst.com/motorcycle_links.html

Motorcycle riding tips at http://www.msgroup.org/TIPS.asp

Hundreds of sites about motorcycles http://www.davidst.com/motorcycle_links.html

About motorcycles oil filters http://www.tobycreek.org/oil_filters/index.shtml

Read about riding around the world http://www.jupitalia.com/

Motorcycle tire wear http://www.rattlebars.com/valkfaq/tirewear/

V-8 motorcycles for your amusement http://www.richmondlabs.com/Automotive/RichmondV8/V8Registry.html

Site for obscure European motorcycles and scooters http://www.cybermotorcycle.com/

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.