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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 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 http://home.tiscalinet.de/strichzwei/Berndsbook/home/index.htm  

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  generally good, but is missing some info. 

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

Parts manuals from 1936-69 http://www.beemergarage.com/manuals.html

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

Some very good photos of various BMWs.  http://www.bumpworks.com/BMW/index.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 /5 Motorcycle group at http://www.5united.net/

The airheads site has probably the best technical tips of any 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 at http://www.eecs.umich.edu/~deroo/bike.dir/owners-manual.dir/techdata.html 

The /5 parts book on line http://www.slash5.net/organizer.html    

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

/5, /6 and /7 Bosch coils at http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=198859 

How to test the diode board http://www.frankhams.freeserve.co.uk/testing_the_diode_board.htm  

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 

A page on /7 transmission rebuild http://homepage.sunrise.ch/mysunrise/joerg.hau/mot/gearbox.htm  

One version of the EZ clutch http://www.frankhams.freeserve.co.uk/temporary_uploads/ezclutch_page.htm  

Snowbum's site, a must read http://home.jps.net/~snowbum/index.html  

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

Just good pictures of some details http://www.bumpworks.com/BMW/index.html

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  

BMW motorcycle road tests of most models http://mysite.mweb.co.za/residents/clasqm/bmw.html  

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

Hot rod tune your BMW http://garnet.acns.fsu.edu/~jroche/road_rod.html

One wheel balancer that works on a BMW motorcycle. 

More BMW motorcycle links http://www.elapro.net/auto.htm

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

Eric's R12 restoration project http://home.hiwaay.net/~bmwr12/

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

Oil filters exposed http://www.twocreeks.net/toby/oil_filters/index.shtml  

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

Nice site with personal touring trips and technical info for later BMW models http://www.ebbo.org/

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

BMW links around the world http://www.dropbears.com/bikelinks/bmw.htm 

All about torque http://www.arvc.com/torque_errors.htm  

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

Another list of BMW dealers and suppliers http://www.micapeak.com/mc/addrs/abmw.html  

The "Dean" of BMW motorcycle web sites http://bmwdean.home.att.net/  

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 http://www.kempmann.com/Neuteile/Motor/motor.html  

A new supplier for /2 parts in San Francisco, growing slowly http://www.v-velo.com/  

Do you know about the Blue and White Flu? http://www.starrtech.net/~jimj/flu/flu.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

Here is the prime touring site http://www.angelfire.com/rebellion/millenniumrebel/xxforumtouring.html  

For some serious battery information, go to http://www.uuhome.de/william.darden/carfaq.htm  

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

Learn about "rat bikes" http://www.ratbike.org/ 

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

Motorcycle road tests http://mysite.mweb.co.za/residents/clasqm/homepage.html  

All you ever wanted to know about powder coating at http://www.execpc.com/~davewrit/Powder.html   

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

General riding info http://www.msgroup.org/discuss.asp 

Hundreds of links for old motorcycles http://www.oldironlinks.net/ 

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/  

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.  http://www.myownlittleserver.us/chernobyl/chapter1.html  

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. 

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