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The following is a collection of websites and forum posts (here and elsewhere) which offer resources to answer those burning questions about your BMW motorcycle! Most of these links focus on the Airhead model (1970 through 1995), but there are links to general areas as well.

No endorsement by the BMWMOA is offered in the presentation of these links. They are provided for consideration and general reading to provide more detailed information about our motorcycles. The reader should consider all information here, on the forum and the internet, and make his/her own decision about the appropriateness of what is presented. Always consult a professional or skilled mechanic before embarking on major repairs to your motorcycle.

These links and resources have been compiled from various individuals in the BMW community. We solicit your input to other resources deemed to be useful for understanding and maintaining our motorcycles. If you have a suggestion for inclusion in this list, send a Private Message (PM) to me or any other moderator. Your suggestion will be reviewed and considered for inclusion.

Every effort will be made to ensure that the following links are active. However, since the web and links are an ever changing environment, links may be modified or deleted by their owners. If you should find one of the following links to be inactive or have changed, please let one of the moderators know by way of a PM. The links will be updated as necessary.

Model Information and Specifications

BMW Motorrad Overview of the BMW Brand - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_Motorrad
Historical Model Overview - https://www.bmwgroup-classic.com/en/history/historic-modeloverview.html
Wikipedia listing of BMW Models - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:BMW_motorcycles
Model Specs (use links on left side) - https://bmwwiki.org/models/bmw-r1200rt.html
Phil Hawkley's collection of BMW info (archived) - http://bmbikes.bmw-club.org.uk/aboutthissite.htm
Build date - http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do?vin=&kind=M&series=K56&arch=0
(enter VIN to find date)
Post 1981 17-digit nos. - http://www.analogx.com/contents/vinview.htm
17-digit nos. - https://bimmer.work/
VIN Decoder - https://www.mdecoder.com/
VIN Decoder - https://www.vindecoderz.com/
VIN Decoder - https://decoder.bvzine.com/
VIN Decoder - https://www.hexgs911.com/vin-decoder/
Vehicle History Reports - http://faxvin.com/
National Insurance Crime Bureau VIN check - https://www.nicb.org/vincheck

Brochures, Bulletins, and Other General Info

General 1978 info - http://www.omnilex.com/public/bmw78/
History of BMW Roundels - http://www.bmwism.com/bmw_roundel.htm
BMW Archive Group - https://bmw-grouparchiv.de/
Jeff Dean - http://bmwdean.com/
Service bulletins for vintage BMWs (mostly before 1970) - http://www.beemergarage.com
Service bulletins for mostly post 1969 - https://w6rec.com/service-bulletins/
Information about European Motorcycles - http://www.cybermotorcycle.com/index.html
Bike Ergonomics - http://cycle-ergo.com/
Online Conversion Tables - http://www.onlineconversion.com/
1977 R100RS Registry - http://ibmwr.org/rs77/top.htm
Registries BMW and Others - https://www.micapeak.com/reg/bikes/

Clubs and Forums

That "Other Club" BMWRA - http://www.bmwra.org/
BMW K75 K100 K1 K1100 - http://www.motobrick.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=98337874b6676367ae0e2c28c4451dd2&
K1200LT Website and Forum - https://www.bmwlt.com/
K1600 Forum - http://www.k1600forum.com/
Airheads - http://www.airheads.org/
R90S - https://groups.io/g/R90SWORLDNET
R65 Forum - https://www.bmwr65.org/
The Chain Gage - http://www.f650.com
G310R/GS Forum - https://www.g310rforum.com/
F800 Riders - http://f800riders.org/forum/
F900XR - https://www.f900xr.com/index.php?action=forum
R1150R - http://www.r1150r.org or http://www.r1150r.net/
R1100S/R1200S - http://forums.pelicanparts.com/bmw-r1100s-r1200s-tech-forum/
R1200RS/R1250RS - https://r1200rsforum.com/
R1200RS/R1250RS - https://www.rswasserboxer.com/
R1200R - https://www.r1200rforum.com/
R1200GS - https://www.r1200gs.info/forums/
Oilhead IBMWR - https://ibmwr.org/
R1200C Chromeheads - http://www.chromeheads.org/
Sport Touring - http://bmwsporttouring.com/
Adventure Bike Rider - https://adventurebikerider.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=4
S1000RR Forum in the UK - http://s1000rrforum.co.uk/forum.php
And the S1000R - http://www.s1000r.co.uk/index.php
R9T forum - http://www.ninetowners.com/
R18 Forum - https://www.r18forums.com/
5United Club Website (repair, links, history) - http://www.5united.org/
Boxerworks Forum (Airheads and other models) - https://forum.boxerworks.com/
Vintage BMW Motorcycle Owners - https://vintagebmw.org/forum/
/2 Forum - https://groups.io/g/slash2/topics
/2 Conversion Forum - http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/slash2conversions/ [Groups have moved to Groups.io]
Mono Forum - https://groups.io/g/BMW-Mono-Club/topics
Another Mono Forum - https://bmw-einzylinder.de/forum/index.php
Vintage Restoration Services and Forum - https://forum.bmwbike.com/?language=en
Vetter Terraplane Sidecar Fans - https://groups.io/g/VetterSideCar
Flexit Sidecar Owners Group - https://flexitsidecarownersgroup.groups.io/g/main

BMW Tech Pages - Contains Discussions on Multiple Topics

Bob Fleischer (aka Snowbum) - http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/technical-articles-list.htm
Anton Largiader's page - http://www.largiader.com/
Duane Ausherman (all things /2 and /5) - https://w6rec.com/
Vintage Tech Info by Craig Vechorik - http://www.benchmarkworks.com/faq.html
Rob Frankham's site - https://robfrankham.com/article-links-1
Main BMW pages by Joerg - https://www.schweizerschrauber.ch/mot//
IBMWR Tech pages for Airheads - https://ibmwr.org/index.php/airhead-tech-articles/
IBMWR Tech pages for K-Bikes - https://ibmwr.org/index.php/k-bike-tech-articles/
Horizons Unlimited BMW Bits - http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/tech/
J.R. Buchanan (mostly /5) - https://ibmwr.org/index.php/tag/j-r-buchanan/
Oak Okleshen's Top End Manual - available by mail ($30 check as of 3/25/19) from 22637 Ridgeway Ave Richton Park IL 60471
Airhead Museum Tech Archive - https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/airheadtechforum/airtech-bmw-archives-f14/
Mostly Oilhead and Sidecar - http://www.theroadscholar.net/Motorcycle_Tech.htm
Chris Bynum on Airheads - https://cybermotorcycle.com/archives/bynum-archive.htm
Oil Analysis (12/2012) - http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread.php?63581-Oil-Analysis-Update&p=842930&viewfull=1#post842930 (Posts #83-86; also see March 2013 ON)
Tech Articles for R1200 Cruisers - http://pokiespages.com/pokie/index.htm
Wethead torque values - http://www.jvbproductions.com/Wethead Torques 4.pdf

Micro Fiche Online

BMW OEM - https://www.shopbmwmotorcycles.com/...KMFjI07ONPjcA5Tj7M-ee1Z72JAnB6TkaAhi8EALw_wcB
Max BMW - https://shop.maxbmw.com/fiche/partsfiche.aspx
A&S Cycles - http://www.ascycles.com/illustrated_parts_catalog_main.aspx
RealOEM - http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do?vin=&kind=M&arch=0
Explanation of some symbols used in fiche - http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/partsymbols.htm
1990-up R80/R100GSPD Parts Book - http://user.xmission.com/~wendell/GS/GSParts.html
R1100GS Parts Microfiche - http://user.xmission.com/~wendell/R1100GS/

Parts Sales and/or Service

Ted Porter - http://www.beemershop.com
Tom Cutter - http://rubberchickenracinggarage.com/
Anton Largiader - http://www.largiader.com
Greg Hutchinson - https://airheadadventure.com/
Hucky's - http://www.bmwhucky.com/
Bob's BMW - http://www.bobsbmw.com/
Boxerworks - https://boxerworks.org/
Airhead Parts On-line (in Ontario, Canada) - http://airheadpartsonline.com/
Airheadcycle Parts - http://airheadcycles.com/
Beemer Boneyard - http://www.beemerboneyard.com
Capital Cycle - http://capitalcycle.com/
Motobins - http://www.motobins.co.uk/
Netherlands (BMW Boxer Toko) - http://bmwboxersupplies.com/
German site - https://www.bayermotor.de/?country_preselect_country=AU
Wunderlich - http://www.wunderlich.de/shop/en/
Hornig in Germany - https://www.motorcycleparts-hornig.com/
Pre 1970 - https://www.bmwclassicmotorcycles.com/parts/documentation/
Vintage Parts - https://vintagebeemerparts.com/
MotoWerks (Canada) - https://www.mmmotowerks.com/
James Sherlock in UK - http://www.james-sherlock.co.uk/
Moteren Israel - http://www.motoren-israel.com/
Craig Vechorik - http://www.benchmarkworks.com/
Mark Huggett - http://www.bmwbike.com/index.php?l=english&c=0&n=0
Carl Santora - https://www.flyingtpot.com/
Joshua Buck - [no website] Parts Haus, Telephone: (562) 254-0452 PST
Hard to Find Parts - https://www.facebook.com/p/KaleCoAuto-100069140095353/
Head Service by Randy Long - http://largiader.com/slash5/rl.html
Brakes and Restorations - http://thenickwackettgarage.com/bmwtwin/
Keys - https://www.cyclekeysonline.com/
Keys - Larry Stonestreet ca.stoner@yahoo.com
Keys (Sudhaus) - http://www.keytrader.co.uk/Suitcase-Keys/Sudhaus.html
Key blanks for '81-84 - https://www.boxer2valve.com/key-blank-spare.html
Key blanks for '81-95 - https://www.bobsbmw.com/store/product/standard-flat-key-for-1981-95-bmw-airheads--k-bikes
Folding Keys - https://motokeys.ecrater.com/
Folding Keys - https://www.wunderlichamerica.com/BMW_Key_Blank_Spare_2
Even More in Keys - http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/locks-caps-etc.htm
Bing Carbs - http://www.bingcarburetor.com/
Dellorto Carbs - https://herdancorp.com/
Driveshaft Repair - http://www.hendersenprecision.com/indian_moto/bmw_products.html
Some parts and tools - http://www.phastbyphillips.com/
Parts links on /5 United's website - http://5united.org/service/parts/
Bike Stickers - http://www.heritagestickers.eu/cat/
Gas Tanking relining - http://gastanklining.com/

Listings / Maps of Dealers and Independent Mechanics

BMW Dealer List on MOA Homepage - http://www.bmwmoa.org/?bmwdealers
BMW Dealer Locator - http://www.bmwmotorcyclesus.com/dealerlocator/
Listing of Independent Mechanics - https://ibmwr.org/index.php/independent-bmw-mechanics/
Vendor and Dealer Ratings - http://www.sanfransysco.com/pub/experience.html
For Airheads Beemer Club Members - Airhead Friendly Shop - http://micapeak.com/bmw/Airhead-Shops.html (ca 2017)
or try https://www.airheads.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Airhead-Capable-Shops-v33-1-1.pdf (requires ABC login)
Map of Airhead Friendly Shops - http://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=c35bccfd853a4236b71685850c9f7bb7
(Requires membership)
Independent BMW Shops with GPS Locations (2009) - http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread.php?t=35200
Independent BMW Shops with GPS Locations (2017) - https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthrea...nt-BMW-shops&p=1077788&viewfull=1#post1077788
Google Map of Airhead Friendly Shops - http://micapeak.com/bmw/Airhead-Shops-Map.html
Airhead Shops in North America - http://potlach.org/2011/airhead/shops/
/5 United's Links of Service Shops - http://5united.org/service/shops/
/5 United's Map of Service Shops - http://5united.org/service/navigator/

Restorations and Custom Parts/Fabrication

Boxermetal - http://boxermetal.com/

Used Parts

https://re-psycle.com/ - Lithopolis, OH [Closing as of December 31, 2023]
West Coast Beemer Recycling, Fresno, CA - 559.456.3245, Larry after 6PM
https://www.facebook.com/mmwtexas/ - Martindale, TX
http://www.beemerboneyard.com/ - Randolph, New Jersey
http://www.bikeboneyard.com/ - Florence, Montana
https://www.facebook.com/p/Cyclepsycho-Motorcycle-Recycling-100057670800915/ - Eugene, OR
Joshua Buck at Partshaus - 562-590-4851 - Long Beach, CA
http://www.motorworks.co.uk/vlive/Home/index.php - West Yorkshire, England
Not primarily BMW but they get parts or can get parts - http://www.necycle.com/
Stoner's Beemer Stash - 951-813-1704 - ca.stoner@yahoo.com
Duncan's Beemers - http://www.duncansbeemers.com/partt2.html
Boonstra - http://www.boonstraparts.com/en/home
Pinwall Cycles - http://pinwallcycle.com/index.php?cPath=16161_16166_163
Roland Robitaille's Airhead Salvage - http://www.fototime.com/ftweb/bin/ft.dll/home?nt=r
Steele's Cycle - https://www.steelescycle.com/
KBikes - http://www.kbikeparts.com/
Salvage yard - https://www.necycle.com/
Roland Robitaille salvage - email rrobit2002@yahoo.com

Part Substitutions

IBMWR - https://ibmwr.org/index.php/bmw-parts-substitutes/
Gaskets - http://www.realgaskets.com/files/motorcycle.htm
(note: silicone gaskets might not work so well in/around gas such as carb bowls)
Connectors for F650/700/800GS - https://www.advrider.com/f/threads/the-electrical-connector-source-thread.1237854/

Repair and Rebuild Sites

Koni - http://www.zimmerframeracing.com/koni_shocks/index.htm
Pushrod Tube Reseal - http://www.pbase.com/dqmohan/prtseals
http://www.gunsmoke.com/motorcycling/r100gs/pushrod_tubes/index.html
Bosch Starter - https://www.thisoldtractor.com/moto_guzzi_loopframe_starter_and_solenoid_repair_-bosch-.html
Starter - http://jhau.maliwi.de/mot/r-elec.html
Valeo Starter - http://www.largiader.com/tech/valeo/
Valeo Starter R100GS Rebuild - https://edelweiss.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Technical-Stuff/BMW-Valeo-Starter-Rebuild/
Valeo Starter R1150GS Rebuild - https://edelweiss.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Technical-Stuff/BMW-R1150-GS-Adventure-Valeo/
Oilhead Starter Overhaul - http://advrider.com/index.php?resources/squeeking-starter-repair.53/
Wheel Bearings /6 - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=388220
Wheel Bearings - http://steves-workshop.co.uk/vehicles/bmw/wheelbearing/wheelbearingindex.htm
/5 Steering Stem Bearings - http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/mc-how-to/bmw-5-steering-head-bearing-service.aspx
/6 Steering Stem Bearings - https://www.boxer2valve.com/r906-15-triple-clamp-forks-and-steering-bearing-removal.html
Transmission Removal (R80GS) - http://jhau.maliwi.de/mot/r80gs.html#gearbox
Transmission Removal (R100T) - http://jhau.maliwi.de/mot/r100tic.html#gearbox
Transmission Overhaul Pictorial - http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=271570
Transmission Overhaul and Shimming - http://jhau.maliwi.de/mot/gearbox.html
Transmission Overhaul - http://forum.boxerworks.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9281
Transmission Spline Lube - http://www.webbikeworld.com/t2/spline/
Transmission Circlip Description - http://www.gunsmoke.com/motorcycling/r100gs/tranny_circlip/index.html
Transmission Circlip Discussion - http://www.largiader.com/articles/circlip/
Transmission Circlip Video (Ted Porter) -
R69S Restoration - http://www.snafu.org/restore/
R1150 Spline Lube - http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=683210&highlight=Grant
Krauser/BMW Latch Repair - http://janetkagan.com/BMW/Latch_Repair.html
Engine Break-In Procedure - http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm
Turn Signal Flasher Repair - http://www.pt-photos.com/relay_bmw_turnsignal.htm
Gas tank reline with POR-15 - https://mklsportster.com/wp-content/uploads/mcn-por15.pdf
Airhead Pushrod Tube seals - http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/mc-how-to/bmw-airhead-twin-pushrod-tube-seals.aspx
K-Bike Timing - https://ibmwr.org/index.php/2000/01/01/ignition-timing/
R1200GS/GSA Shock Installation - http://blog.touratech-usa.com/2013/04/17/how-to-bmw-r1200gs-adventure-shock-installation/
R1100 Master Cylinder Reconditioning - http://www.largiader.com/tech/r11mc/
R69S Crank Removal - http://blog.scottiesharpe.com/2012/08/project-r69s-2-motor-rebuild-removing.html
/2 Engine and Electrical Issues - https://vintagebmw.org/peter-ardrons-archive/
F650 Cooling System FAQs - https://faq.f650.com/FMainIndex/CoolingSystem.htm
Airhead "Bean Can" Rebuild - https://www.advrider.com/f/threads/points-bean-can-advance-cannister-rebuild.394966/
Oilhead Carbon Canister Removal - https://ibmwr.org/index.php/1997/07/10/carbon-canister-removal/

Luggage Repair

Luggage and Zipper Repair - http://rainypass.com/
Wixom bag info - http://www.thisoldtractor.com/gtbender/print/moto_guzzi_loopframe_saddlebags_saddlebags_-_wixom.htm
More Wixom bag info - https://sites.google.com/site/1971bmwr755restoration/home-1/wixom
Custom Tank Bags - http://www.customtankbags.com/ [ Might not be reliable?? ]
Rekeying BMW Case Locks - Al Madril on YouTube channel called Classic Cycle Connection; text to 559-288-1490 or email Tri750@hotmail.com
Lock cylinders - http://largiader.com/tech/locks/double.html
Keying Lock Cylinders -

General Maintenance

Air filter replacement R1200GSA - http://www.itrider.net/downloads/BMW2011GSA_How_To_Access_AirFilter.pdf
Airhead clutch cable adjustment - http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showpost.php?p=499945&postcount=3
Airhead clutch cable adjustment - http://www.rubberchickenracinggarage.com/Downloads/Airhead Clutch Cable Replacement and Adjustment.pdf
BMW Service Schedules - http://www.ascycles.com/bmw_motorcycle_service_and_maintenance_schedules.aspx
/5 Steering Stem Bearing Service - https://www.motorcycleclassics.com/mc-how-to/bmw-5-steering-head-bearing-service.aspx
Setting up GS-911 Fault Diagnosis Tool - http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread.php?71489-GS-911-on-a-Budget
GS-911 Functionality - https://www.hexgs911.com/function-chart/
Fault code look up - https://bmwfault.codes/

Spark Plugs

Spark plugs - http://www.spark-plugs.co.uk/pages/technical/boschw5a-y6dc.htm
Spark plugs - http://ngksparkplugs.com/tech_support/spark_plugs/index.asp
Spark plug reading - http://www.dansmc.com/spark_plugs/spark_plugs_catalog.html
Spark plug reading - http://www.verrill.com/moto/sellingguide/sparkplugs/plugcolorchart.htm
Spark plug reading - http://www.4strokes.com/tech/sparkplg.asp
Spark plug reading (ultimate air-cooled engines) - http://ultimateaircooled.com/engines/894-reading-spark-plugs-101-a.html
Bosch spark plug reference - http://www.euromotoelectrics.com/Articles.asp?ID=136
Bosch references - http://www.retrospeed.org/documentacion/bosch_spark_plug_guide_official.pdf
NGK Spark plug info - http://www.ngk.com/sparkplug411_ngk.asp
NGK Spark plug info - http://www.stealth316.com/misc/ngk-partnumberkey.pdf
Cross references - http://matchlessclueless.com/mechanical/ignition/spark-plugs/
Bosch to NGK - http://www.clubplug.net/bosch_ngk.html
Spark plug cross reference list - https://www.sparkplug-crossreference.com/

Carbs Tuning and Overhaul

Bing - http://www.bingcarburetor.com/
Bing website (English) - http://www.bingpower.de/en/
Bing data sheets - https://www.bingpower.de/en/service/data-sheets/
Bing tuning manuals - https://www.bingpower.de/en/service/tuning-manuals/
Carb data sheets (German) - https://www.klaus-faak.de/shop/shpPfCnt.php?sCI=101
CV Carb tuning - http://www.factorypro.com/tech/carbtun.html
Carb tuning - https://www.leadingedgeairfoils.com/pdf/TuningBingCarbs.pdf
Carb rebuilding - http://www.gunsmoke.com/motorcycling/r100gs/carb_rebuild/index.html
Carb rebuilding - http://www2.buoy.com/gallery/carb_rebuild [Dead Link] :(
Carb rebuliding - http://www.pt-photos.com/carb_page.htm
Carb rebuilding (no pics) - http://www.buchanan1.net/carb_rebuild.shtml
The Carb Chronicles - http://home.insightbb.com/~cdpumphr/the_carb_chronicles.htm
Karcoma Petcock Overhaul (in French) - http://www.flat-twin-bmw.com/t9520-tutoriel-refection-des-robinets-d-essence-karcoma
Bings and Karcoma Petcocks - http://brook.reams.me/bmw-motorcyle...ld-project/bmw-r75-5-bing-carburetor-rebuild/
Del Ortos - http://www.thisoldtractor.com/dellorto.html
More Del Ortos - http://www.mypage.tsn.cc/rdd/TT/contents/CARB/dellorto/index.html
Mikunis - http://www.iwt.com.au/mikunicarb.htm
Mikuni Tuning Manual - http://www.mikuni.com/pdf/vmmanual.pdf
Seat replacement - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=22656473&postcount=892
Rebuilding an R90/6 carb -
Brook Reams Rebuilding an R100RS carb - http://brook.reams.me/bmw-motorcyle...x/13-bmw-r100rs-rebuild-refinish-carburetors/
Tuning 40mm Bing CV carbs by ear - http://rossmz.blogspot.com/2008/12/tuning-40mm-bing-cv-carburetors-for-bmw.html
Bing CV 64 Carb Part 1 - https://electricmotorglider.com/2017/02/01/bing-64-cv-carburetor-part-1/
Bing CV 64 Carb Part 2 - https://electricmotorglider.com/2017/03/01/bing-64-cv-carburetor-starting-carb-part-2/
Bing CV 64 Carb Part 3 - https://electricmotorglider.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/CV-Carb-Part-3-web-1.pdf
Bing jetting carts for CV carbs - https://www.bingcarburetor.com/uploads/9/8/7/9/98794296/bmw_jetting_chart_cv_carbs.pdf

Carb Synchronizers

https://faq.ninja250.org/wiki/How_do_I_synchronize_the_carburetors?
https://www.airheads.org/?s=synchronizer
http://brogdensmuse.menofhonorministry.org/Bikes/Carb_Synchronizer.htm
http://obairlann.net/reaper/motorcycle/manometer.html

Ethanol-Free Gas Stations and Top Tier Gas

http://www.historicvehicle.org/Resources/Resources/US-Hobby-Law-Maps/Pure-Gas-Map
http://pure-gas.org/
Top Tier Retailers - http://www.toptiergas.com/

Charging and Electrics

Motorrad Electrik - http://www.motoelekt.com
EuroMotoElectrics - http://www.euromotoelectrics.com/
Eastern Beaver - http://www.easternbeaver.com/
Thunderchild System Checks - http://thunderchild-design.com/info.html#chargsys
Charging - http://www.buchanan1.net/charge.html
Charging - http://www.largiader.com/articles/charging/
Charging - http://jhau.maliwi.de/mot/r-elec.html
Relay Tech and FAQs - http://www.airheads.org/content/view/159/98
Understanding Relays - http://www.autoshop101.com/forms/hweb2.pdf
Enduralast System Installation - http://berettaconsulting.com/other/Enduralast/Enduralast.htm
Enduralast Regulator Mounting - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=655092
How to use a digital multimeter - http://support.fluke.com/find-sales...SEN-MAY-12&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua
Testing of Charging System - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=22657104&postcount=898
Airhead Electrical Systems /5/6 by Brook Reams - https://brook.reams.me/bmw-airhead-motorcycle-electrical-systems/
Diode Board Testing - https://robfrankham.com/diode-board-test

Lighting Upgrades

LED Project - http://hstrial-wniglobalinc.intuitwebsites.com/BMW-LEDs.html
LED Replacements - https://www.euromotoelectrics.com/searchresults.asp?Search=LED&Submit=Submit

Ignition - Dual Plugging

From Tom Cutter (somewhat outdated - read opening pages) - http://www.rubberchickenracinggarage.com/Downloads/TomCutterDualPlugIgnition.pdf

Ignition - Electronic

http://jhau.maliwi.de/mot/elec.htm
Dyna - http://www.dynaonline.com/skins/Default.aspx
Boyer instructions - http://www.boyerbransden.com/instructions.html
Renewing heat sink paste - http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-maintenance/ignition-heat-sink/

Ignition - Sensor

http://www.gunsmoke.com/motorcycling/r100gs/auto_advance/index.html
http://maniac.deathstar.org/~flash/ig_trig.html
Pictures to above article - http://www.deathstar.org/~flash/trigger_photos.zip
http://www.roadkill.com/~davet/moto/timeCanister.html
Hall Sender Parts List - http://www.discountvdubparts.com/VW_Hall~Sender~Parts~Kit_list.html Dead Link :(
Replacing Hall Effect Sensor - http://robfrankham.co.uk/bike/replacing_the_hall_effect_sensor.htm Dead Link :(
Replacing Hall Effect Sensor - https://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=22656509&postcount=894
Testing Hall Effect Vane Sensor - http://robfrankham.co.uk/bike/vane_switch_tester_circuit.htm Dead Link :(
For R65 - http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showpost.php?p=537856&postcount=7
Ignition Module Checks - http://thunderchild-design.com/info.html#chargsys
Test Bean Can Sensor - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=22656493&postcount=893
Bean Can Rebuild - https://www.flickr.com/photos/getproductions/sets/72157644751098893/

Wiring Diagrams

https://colorwiringdiagrams.com/
Wiring diagrams (1978) - http://www.omnilex.com/public/bmw78/78r100wire.jpg
Wiring diagrams (early /5) - http://rna.ucsc.edu/albion/bmw/images/slash5_wire.jpg
Wiring diagram (/5 no fuse) - http://5united.org/articles/wiring/70nofuse.jpg
Wiring diagram (/5 fused) - http://5united.org/articles/wiring/72fused.jpg
Wiring diagrams (/5 fused and un-fused) - http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/Slash5Schematic.jpg
Wiring diagrams (/5 fused) - http://www.brianberlin.net/berlinmm/5fuse.jpg
Wiring diagrams (/5 un-fused) - http://www.brianberlin.net/berlinmm/5nofuse.jpg
1970 R75/5 diagram - http://personalpages.tds.net/~nsgreear/bikes/bmw/wiring/
Wiring diagrams (/6) - http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/schematic1975,1976.htm
Wiring diagrams ('81-'84 R80-R100) - http://www.stephenbottcher.net/BMW/wiring_diagrams/1983_R80RT_color_wiring.pdf Dead Link :(
Wiring diagrams (more from Stephen) - http://www.stephenbottcher.net/BMW/wiring_diagrams/ Dead Link :(
Wiring diagrams (in German) - http://www.powerboxer.de/schalt-wartungsplaene/110-schaltpl-foxer
Wiring diagram for K100 - http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/bvogel/K100/download/electrical/diagrams/interactive_diagrams.htm
R1100RT/R1150RT - http://www.mac-pac.org/tech/electrical-diagrams/
/6 diagrams - https://vdocuments.mx/bmw-r606-r756-r906-r90s-wiring-diagram.html

Wiring Codes and Colors

DIN wiring information - http://www.isham-research.co.uk/quattro/wiring/Typ85/terminals.html
http://www.motor.com/article.asp?article_ID=651
Wiring Colors and Codes - https://www.airheads.org/tech-tips/wiring-color-codes/
Wiring Harnesses - http://www.wirewerkes.com/About_Us.html Dead link :(

Speedometer

Speedo repair - http://www.pbase.com/dwerbil/1978_r1007_odometer_repair
Speedo speed adjustment - http://home.jtan.com/~joe/speedo.htm
R100GS Odometer Adjustment - http://www.gunsmoke.com/motorcycling/r100gs/speedometer/
Airhead Instrument Repair - http://www.gunsmoke.com/motorcycling/r100rt/instruments/index.html
Motometers 1970-1973 - http://velobanjogent.blogspot.com/2011/04/bmw-motometer-instruments-twin.html
Palo Alto - http://www.paspeedo.com/
North Hollywood Speedometer - http://www.nhspeedometer.com/
Measurement of Speedometer Ratio (German) - http://www.oldtimer-tacho-werkstatt.de/tacho-wissen/
Overseas (Austin)- http://www.speedometer.com/
Foreign Speedo Inc. (San Diego) - http://foreignspeedoinc.com/default.aspx
Mechanical Speedo/Tach Repair by "Wirespokes" - contact Terry terryvrla at hotmail dot com (in Hillsboro, OR)
Joel Levine (Atlanta) - http://www.joellevinecompany.com/
Powls Speedometer (in PA) - http://www.powls-speedometer.com/
Odometer Gears - http://www.odometergears.com/products/BMW/R+&+K+Motorcycles/42
In Australia - http://www.ottoinstruments.com.au/
In England - http://www.chronometrics.co.uk/
In Germany - http://oldtimer-tachos.de/
In Germany - http://www.ka-ja-tacho.de/site.php?view=kontakt
In Germany - http://www.horex.info/
In Vancouver, Canada: Oliver Bienz - http://www.omgc.info/wordpress/wp-c...1/Auto_and_Other_Instrument_Gauges_Repair.pdf
Airhead Instrument Lighting - http://katdash.com/
Joe's Speedometers (Reseda, CA) - joespeedometer@gmail.com -- 818-468-4414

Clock

BMW clock repair - http://www.flickr.com/photos/getproductions/sets/72157627860750305/

Suspension

John Chay's page on parts and forks - http://mysite.verizon.net/vze4dp63/bmwmotorcycleparts/ Dead link :(
John Chay's Fork information (cached) - http://www.bmwscotter.org/topics/suspension-resources/john-chay.htm Dead link :(
Fork information - http://www.bmwscotter.org/topics/fork-tubes/fork-tubes.htm Dead link :(
"Toaster Tan" Top Brace Installation - https://pbase.com/toastertan/rs_tt_brace_install
Suspension - http://www.tonyfoale.com/
Fork Alignment - https://w6rec.com/204-2/
Frame Alignment - http://www.motorcycleframeman.com/wheel001.html 916-927-9712 [Owner died]
Frame Alignment - G.T. Enterprises near Yreka, CA 530-842-6511
Frame Alignment - https://gmdatl.com/services.html
Emulators - http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/restoration-technical/bmw-suspension-upgrade.aspx
Ikon (similar to original Konis) - https://www.ikonsuspensionusa.com/
Suspension Setup Manual by Ohlins - http://www.ohlins.com/Products/OwnersManuals/OM_07241-02.pdf
Info on Suspension Fluids - http://www.peterverdone.com/wiki/index.php?title=Suspension_Fluid
Gold Valve Emulators - How They Work - http://www.racetech.com/page/title/Emulators-How They Work
Gold Valve Emulators - Tuning Guide - http://www.racetech.com/page/title/Emulator Tuning Guide
Forking by Frank - http://www.frankmain.qpg.com/
/5 - /7 to 1979 Airhead Fork Damper Installation Tool - https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthrea...-service-fork-damper-installation-5-7-to-1979

Handlebars

Flanders and Magura - http://www.sideroadcycles.com/ImportedMotorcycles/ImportHandlebars/BMWbars/MaguraBMW.html

Windscreens and Fairings

Gustafasson - http://www.bikescreen.com/index.html
Clearview - http://www.clearviewshields.com/
Aeroflow - http://www.aeroflowscreens.com/
http://omarsdtr.com/fairnew4.html
http://www.jcwhitney.com/motorcycle-headlight-mounting-brackets/p2003822.jcwx
http://www.rifle.com/
http://www.zerogravity-racing.com/sportbikes/bmw_sptbks/800.htm
http://www.boxercafe.com/
http://www.airtech-streamlining.com/vintage/bmwboxer.htm
https://giviusa.com/collections/universal-windshields
https://twistedthrottle.com/product-category/body-and-fairing/windshields-accessories/
http://flatracer.com/#/bmw-package-deals/4538147751
http://www.parabellum.com/
Slipstreamer - http://slipstreamer.com/
Images of vintage fairings - http://www.stephenbottcher.net/fairing/ Dead Link :(
Mostly /5 vintage fairings - http://5united.org/history/fairings/
Pages of fairings from ADV - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=812742
1968 Wind tunnel tests of various fairings on a '58 R50 - http://windtunnel.caltech.edu/tenfoot/mcreport/index.html
Background and Info on windshields - http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/Fairing.html
Luftmeister Installation - http://www.beemergarage.com/documents/luftmeister.pdf

Paint

https://www.colorite.com
http://www.rsbikepaint.com/en-us/colours.php#makeid=19&modelid=449
Later model BMWs - https://touchupdirect.com/
https://scratcheshappen.com/touch-up-paint/

Wheels and Brakes

Master Cylinder Resleeving - http://www.karpspb.com/sleeving/
Master Cylinder Resleeving - http://www.applehydraulics.com/
Support for Vintage and Classic Brakes - http://www.vintagebrake.com/
Buchanan's - http://www.buchananspokes.net/
Woody's Wheelworks - http://www.woodyswheelworks.com
Bent Wheels and Repair - http://www.mcwheel.com/
Lonnie Walker Wheel Building - http://agwalker.com/wheelbuilding.html
BMW Integral ABS Brake Bleeding and Flushing - http://users.rcn.com/dehager/service/service_abs3.pdf
Brembo brake supplies - https://store.bevelheaven.com/Brake-Related-Parts/

Tires and Information

Michelin - http://www.michelinmotorcycle.com/index.cfm?event=tirecatalog.view
Metzeler - http://www.metzelermoto.co.uk/web/default.page
Metzeler Pressure Recommendations - http://www.us.metzelermoto.com/web/products/tire_pressures/default.page
Bridgestone - http://www.bridgestone.eu/bfe/tyreSelectorController?page=motorCyclePattern&dataToDisplay=category&hiddenSite=Bridgestone Europe&locale=en_US
Avon - http://www.avon-tyres.co.uk/motorcycle
Avon - http://www.avonmotorcycle.com/
Avon "Tires 101" - http://www.avonmoto.com/download/Tires101forConsumers.pdf
Continental - http://www.conti-online.com/generator/www/de/en/continental/motorcycle/general/home/index_en.html
Pirelli - http://www.pirelli.com/tyre/ww/en/motorcycle/catalog
Metric tire dimension calculator - https://www.tacomaworld.com/tirecalc
Tire DOT date code - http://www.chaparral-racing.com/blog/2013/01/16/tech-tips-read-motorcycle-tire-date-codes/
Tire DOT plant code - http://www.tiresafetygroup.com/tire-dot-plant-codes-sorted-plant-code/
Interpret tire markings - http://www.jpcycles.com/how-to-read-motorcycle-tires?utm_term=DSA%20-%20General%20Australia&siteid=NB_G_DSA&adpos=1t1&creative=82456145170&device=c&matchtype=b&network=g&gclid=Cj0KEQjw9r7JBRCj37PlltTskaMBEiQAKTzTfCS1V-3439JOxhCbVR6TDy_ssX619-KE08PhBXh1V8YaAucL8P8HAQ

Pistons and Cams

Information on piston shapes - http://falcons.dyndns.org/links/open/bmw_pistons/
Information on 336 cams - http://falcons.dyndns.org/links/open/BMW_336_cam/

Performance Tuning

High performance tuning (Dr. Curve) - http://garnet.acns.fsu.edu/~jroche/
Measuring compression ratio - http://www.cafebeemer.com.au/blog/Compression_ratio/compression_ratio.html

Tools

Cycleworks - http://www.cycleworks.net/
Northwoods - http://www.northwoodsairheads.com/Tools.html
Determination of torque w/ and w/o offsets - http://www.akotorque.com/html/wit.html
Use of torque wrench - http://www.bmwscotter.org/tools/torque-wrench/torque-wrench.htm
Joes's Tools - http://www.motoscrubs.com/Joes_tools.htm
Homemade Soda Blaster - http://www.aircooledtech.com/tools-on-the-cheap/soda_blaster/
Homemade Tools - http://www.homemadetools.net/category/motorcycle
Matra Tools - http://bmwclassicmotorcycles.com/index.php/tools-products.html
Airhead Stud Repair Tool - https://www.willcraft.co/products

Motorcycle Lifts

Harbor Freight
Handy Lift
http://www.nhproequip.com/pro-1200-motorcycle-air-lift
http://www.gregsmithequipment.com/Atlas-HI-RISE-1500-Motorcycle-ATV-Lift_2
Homemade - http://www.bbcracing.com/old/box/
Homemade - http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t559/pall-lair/bikestand/bikestand_zps30e6f086.jpg
Homemade - http://www.dudley.nu/bike_lift/
Homemade - http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread.php?64455-work-stands&p=839542&viewfull=1#post839542

Fasteners

Dzus - http://kurveygirl.com/shop/index.php?cPath=104
McMaster-Carr - http://www.mcmaster.com/#
Aircraft Spruce - http://www.aircraftspruce.com/
The Bolt Guy - http://www.theboltguy.com/
Rocky Point - http://www.rockypointcycle.com/c-bmw6_stainless_hardware_kits.html [Might be closed as of 1/31/2023]

Repair Videos / DVDs / Manuals

For R1100/1150/1200 - http://www.jimvonbaden.com/JVB_Productions.html
From BMW of Denmark - http://www.bmw-motorrad.dk/dk/da/in.../da/services/downloads_service.html&notrack=1
From BMW Motorrad - http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/...com/com/en/services/manuals/manuals_main.html
Chris Harris on youtube for Airhead, Oilhead - http://www.youtube.com/user/BavarianBomberWrench/videos
Chris Harris on youtube for K75/K100 - http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread.php?72407-All-the-K75-Tech-Videos-that-Fit
Jan Withagen on youtube (mostly /2s and earlier) - http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWyTpiu4xOTGfhUCA_oT6Ig/videos
Illinois BMW Riders on youtube (mostly Oilhead, K-Bike) - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8sSaRbK7trf0dtfXDOQ0pg
ebay seller - http://stores.ebay.com/e-ClassicBike-Manuals/_i.html?_nkw=bmw&submit=Search&_sid=28787106
Chicago Region (ChiTech) Airhead manuals - https://www.crbmw.com/chitech-in-the-beginning/
eManuals - http://www.pdfmotomanual.com/index.php?r=site/page&view=manuales&order=t&key=B&make=1802&lang=ENG

Motorcycle Shippers

http://www.haulbikes.com
http://keyboardmotorcycleshipping.com
http://www.curvesaheadtransport.com - enclosed trailer
http://www.motorcycleshippers.com/
https://www.forwardair.com/prepaid/MCmainpage.jsp - pallets with tie downs
http://wolverinetransport.com
http://alliedmotorcycleshipping.com/
http://u-ship.com
http://www.threejokersinc.com/ - enclosed, air ride vans/trailers

Motorcycle Tiedown

https://www.ascycles.com/pdf/Tiedown2.pdf

Search for Stolen Vehicles and VIN Search

Canada - http://app.cpic-cipc.ca/English/searchformvin.cfm
VIN Search - http://www.cyclevin.com/

Used and Out of Print Books and Manuals

http://www.powells.com/
http://www.secondstorybooks.com/index.php

Standing Recalls

Airhead Front 19" Snowflake Rim https://robfrankham.com/snowflake-wheels
More About Snowflake Recall http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/19inchrecall.htm
C600 Sport Scooter (Canada) - http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/7/VRDB-BDRV/search/recalldetail.aspx?lang=eng&rn=2012404
C600 Recall (US) - http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recall...earchtype=quicksearch&summary=true&refurl=rss
F700GS and F800GS Sidestand - http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...ll-ID-No-13v279000-BMW-2013-F700GS-and-F800GS
Fuel Pumps on Multiple Models - http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/7/VRDB-BDRV/search-recherche/detail.aspx?lang=eng&rn=2013442

Motorcycling Maps

https://madmaps.com/
For California - http://www.pashnit.com/motoroads.htm
http://motorides.com/
http://www.motorcycleroads.us/index.html

GPS Training
Garmin BaseCamp Tutorials - http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread.php?74203-Learn-Garmin-BaseCamp-Tutorial-Videos

GPS Equipment Repair
GPS Repair by Short Tronics - http://www.palmdr.com/

Map of Tent Space Availability

ADVRider Website - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=776925

Helmet Testing and Rating

In the UK - http://sharp.direct.gov.uk/
Reviews - http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-helmets/motorcycle-helmets.htm
Ratings Check - http://www.helmetcheck.org/

BMW NA Warranty Statement

http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showpost.php?p=806007&postcount=3
http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/us/en/_common/pdf/2013_BMW_MC_Warranty.pdf

Used Price Guide

http://www.nadaguides.com/Motorcycles
Canada - http://www.bluebooktrader.com/values_retail.php
Insurance Value from Hagerty - https://www.hagerty.com/apps/valuationtools/search/Motorcycle

Motorcycle Laws by State

http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Rights/State-Laws.aspx

BMWs in Movies

https://www.imcdb.org/vehicles_make-BMW.html
 
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