BMW Motorcycle Tech Tips and Tricks
I am not an expert in any way. Please don’t hold me responsible for any mishaps.
If there is an error in my postings, i’d appreciate a friendly note and I’ll make a correction.
I am posting these tips to be of assistance to others and to keep more classic airhead BMW motorcycles on the road.
Motorcycle frame alignment jig
Center stand improvements on a typical airhead BMW motorcycle:
Installing a new steering lock from BMW.
Fixing leaking front fork studs on a /5 BMW motorcycle fork slider:
Disassembled /5 Fork Anatomy:
A photo of the triple tree bearing removal tool in action:
Steering race removal:
Steering race and bearing install:
Race Tech Gold Valve Emulators
Swing arm races and bearings install:
BMW clutch removal done cheaply:
Removing BMW clutch plate with flat head screws:
Installing the Transmission:
WIRING / ELECTRICAL
1979 and 1980 Boyer Brandsen electronic ignition installation:
BMW /2 or /5 motorcycle key retrofit from Rocky Point Cycles:
Speedometer and headlight wiring http://beemersandbits.com/5-bmw-speedometer-wiring/
Making custom battery cables:
How to prep or prevent a 5 speed neutral switch from leaking BEFORE you install it:
Attaching a cafe seat pan to a cafe tail section:
Replacing the /5 and /6 cork gascap gasket:
BMW rim offset specs:
BMW R90/6 rear wheel bearing install photos:
The size difference between a short wheelbase subframe and long wheel base: