Service bulletins

Here are some of the hundreds of service bulletins that I intend to post.

Notice that the service bulletins have gaps in the numbering sequence.  I have no idea what the story is.  If you have information about where to find them, please let me know.

These service bulletins came from a variety of sources.  My longtime dear friend, Roy Reynolds of Salt Lake City gave many to Scottie Sharpe.  Scottie scanned some of them and I am doing some too.  The later ones came from Kurt Schrader of San Antonia, TX.  I kept some from BMW of Marin, my BMW franchise shop that I sold in 1975.

A huge help came from Zak Vetter, son of Craig Vetter.   He taught me how to do this job using the program supplied with the printer.  I just wish that I had yelled for help earlier.

BMW had a habit of issuing a bulletin about an issue and then hidden in it could be a mention of something hardly related.  Do a lot of reading to get the historical perspective.  You will see additional attempts to fix some issue.  I have added links to articles on my website that will elaborate on the issue.

Below are the folders for Service Bulletins.

Frame, fork, wheel, brake and other related items.


Engine, transmission, swingarm/driveshaft and final drive

Tuning, fuel, petcocks, and other related items

Emissions issues mufflers

Other sidecar and more




All of the service bulletins that I saved up from my old dealership, BMW of Marin, are now posted.  They are chronologically in the middle.

The later batch collected by Kurt Schrader is now posted.  The early group that is owned by Scottie Sharpe are posted.

Unfortunately, many are still missing.  If you have a source for missing bulletins, please let me know.