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Vintage and Antique BMW Motorcycles

BMW Motorcycle Restoration and Painting and Vintage BMW’s:  John Borella (CT) does Glasurit paint, sheet metal restoration, pin striping, gas tank restoration and rebuilding and painting on vintage and modern BMW’s; no website, call 860-774-5535  |  “Vech” is a famous BMW vintage motorcycle restoration expert; his shop is called Bench Mark Works; he also makes the soft clutch (reduces clutch effort) for BMW /2/5/6/7;  Convert your vintage BMW to 12 volts  Vech’s new 12 volt conversion kit looks easy to do; instructions on website  |  The Wark Shop(Marietta, OH)paints BMW’s and other European bikes using European paints  |  Vintage BMW’s: The Vintage BMW pages  |  Bavarian Cycle Paint (CA) does body repair; European paint products; and claims quick turnaround times – also gives dealer and club discounts – no website, call 760-868-5726  |  Holt BMW (OH) does repair and refinishing; custom painting and pinstriping; has new parts pre-finished in BMW colors; can color match; and sells Glasurit products – no website, call 740-593-6690  |  Hall sender units available at Motorrad Electrik  |  Speed’s Cycle in Maryland repairs, rebuilds and restores vintage BMW’s

Refinishing Aluminum Engine Cases:  The hot tip is “PBW” (Powdered Brewery Wash), a fairly inert buffered product used to clean aluminum brewery utensils, kegs, etc.; available from many beer making stores  |  More info about polishing aluminum, chrome, metal and more on the wBW Motorcycle Products and Accessories page and the Motorcycle Technical Articles page

Vintage BMW Motorcycles:  John’s Beemer Garage has all sorts of info on /2’s and vintage BMW’s, including parts manuals, photos and more  |  An interesting and detailed article on turning a 1976 R90/6 into a cafe racer  |  De Knalpot in the Netherlands has tons of pre-WWII, vintage and antique BMW motorcycles and other parts and accessories  |  Lots and lots of really good technical info on /2’s and vintage/antique BMWs on this site by “Duane”  |  Vintage BMW Owners group has lots of information on restoring and riding vintage BMW motorcycles  |  Technical information on “/2” vintage BMWs  |  5 United is mostly an email list for information on 1970 to 1973 BMW motorcycles, including the R75/5, R60/5 and R50/5  |  The Dutch BMW Mono Club has been around for many years and has information on single cylinder BMW motorcycles

Vintage BMW Motorcycle Mirrors:  Albert exact replacement headlight-mount mirrors for BMW motorcycles up to the 1973 model year are available from Bench Mark Works

Vintage BMW Motorcycle Parts:  In addition to the BMW Motorcycle Parts source listing (above), try Blue Moon Cycle for many different parts for vintage BMW motorcycles  |  “Vech” has many hard-to-find parts at the Bench Mark Works  |  Martin Kornhas in Germany has many parts for vintage BMW’s; R25 – R27, R51/3 – R68, R50 – R69S and R50/5 – R100RT; site is in German but they’re working on an English translation  |  The Boxer Schmeide site in Germany has performance parts (including lightweight pistons) for Airheads and a collection of photos of hopped-up Boxers  |  Brand new alternator rotors for 1970-1995 BMW Airheads; BMW toolkits; Ikon (formerly Koni) shocks and more at Eurotech Motorsports

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