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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1 Comment

  1. Steven Hedge
    December 27, 2020

    1986 BMW R65 – Hello, I am looking for a paint restoration shop. Front/Rear fender, left/right side panels and the gas tank. Complete with BMW pin striping. Is this something you do or can you recommend someone. I’m in California. Unfortunately the tank was recently dented, a crease across the top. So a repair is needed as well. This incident prompted the desire for a new paint job.
    Thank you,
    Steven Hedge

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