Service bulletins Tools

These are actual Service Bulletins.  Do you think that dealers were excited to receive these bulletins?  If you wish to find high-quality tools, look for those by Ray Bunch or Ed Korn.

Dial indicator, tool, Dial indicator April 1964

BMW Special tools R50/5-K100RT, 2129 Oct. 1984

R1100RS special tool kit, 2587 April 1993, historical interest only

Revised tool boards, 2621 Feb. 1994

Special tools for the R80 & R80RT, 2164 Aug. 1985

BMW brake bleeder valves, 2509 Jan. 1992

Another brake bleeder system update, 2558 Nov. 1992

Showa fork reassembly tool, 2519 April 1992

Steering head bearing adjustment tool, 2606 May 1994

Below is a list of Matra tools by number and the application.

  1.  Many are needed and of decent quality.
  2.  Some are not needed.
  3.  Some are of poor quality.

311 Engine – Removal of the flywheel

319 1-4 Gearbox – Removal/installation of primary shaft securing ring

338 2 Exhaust – Loosening/tightening exhaust nut

355a Engine – Removal of the camshaft

357a Clutch – Installation of the clutch.  Can be easily done without these tools.

422a Gearbox – Removal of the gearbox output flange

494 Gearbox – Loosening/tightening transmission flange castle nut

494 1 Gearbox – Holding for the drive shaft castle nut

500  Gearbox – Loosening/tightening transmission flange castle nut

501 Gearbox – Removal of transmission driving flange

504 Gearbox – Centering of output shaft when setting selector fork

505 Driveshaft – Protect oil sleeve ring during installation of final drive housing cover

506a Driveshaft – Wrench for threaded cover and ring in the final drive

507 Rear Drive Wheel – Fixture for tightening of coupler gear

508 Rear drive wheel-Wrench for loosening/tightening of the universal joint hub

509 Rear Drive Wheel – Punch for installation of the oil seal ring

511 Rear Drive Wheel – Punch for installation of the oil seal ring

513 Driveshaft – Spanner for adjustment of rear swing arm bearing

517 Wheels – Spanner for loosening/tightening of hub dust cover

519 Front Fork – Punch for installation of front wheel swinging arm

529+529 1 Clutch – For centering the driven disc for clutch installation

530a  Engine – Punch for adjustment of rocker arm push rod tubes

535 Engine – For pressing the timing gear/sprocket onto the crankshaft

536 Engine – Puller for removal of gears

540 Engine – Holding tool for grinding valves with 7 and 8-mm stem diameter

545 Front Fork – For clamping the front fork during disassembly/reassembly

546 Front Fork – Sleeve for protection of damper piston rings

547 Front Fork – Punch for tapping in seal rings on fork legs

Updated 30 March 2023