Tools explained

DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the freshly-painted project which you had carefully set in the corner where nothing could get to it. WIRE WHEEL: Cleans paint …

factory tools

This menu item, “Factory Tools,” now contains three collections by various people.  There will be duplications, and they may reveal improvements.  Do your research before you spend money. This huge collection of factory tools with engineering drawings was scanned by Douglas Wire. Tools from service bulletins This is a collection of tools by Craig Vechorik, AKA …

Humor articles

This is a collection of funny articles that were scattered all over this website.  I hope that you will enjoy them. electrics, for the dummy, funny Tools explained  BMW, funny meanings Motorcyclist in San Francisco This one is a very funny job interview This one is really good.  It is all about me. The next …

Parts and Repair Manuals

As a BMW motorcycle dealer, we received “official” parts manuals that were specific and impossible to purchase.  Our parts manual came in a European style 4 ring binder.  On average, weekly, we received “new pages” with directions to remove the old ones.  I always saved the old ones.  A new page might only have one …

Parts to stock

BMW motorcycle spare parts to stock at home. by Duane Ausherman The purpose of this list This list was compiled by suggestions resulting from my request from readers of Boxerworks.  Some of these parts may not apply to your BMW motorcycle but another series.  Your “stock” will vary according to your storage space and level …

Diagnose blowing fuses

The basics of BMW Motorcycle electrical troubleshooting by Duane Ausherman This applies to the /5 BMW but is useful for many problems on other vehicles. I try to use as much knowledge of others as possible.  I love giving credit.  Here is an example. Jim was nice enough to write this for one owner to …

BMW dictionary

BMW motorcycle dictionary, lexicon, vocabulary, idioms, terms, and slang by Duane Ausherman This dictionary of motorcycle terms is mostly specific to BMW and/or related to motorcycling in general.   The list will never be finished or completely accurate.   Each word or term can have volumes written about it.  Many of the definitions have links to something …

/2 differential timing

Correcting the timing difference between cylinders on the /2 BMW motorcycle twin. by Duane Ausherman Since 1951 the BMW twin has had a magneto ignition system.  It is made in such a way that it can result in a different ignition timing for each cylinder.  Some call this a double image or split image.  One …