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70 Jahre BMW-Motorräder

Author: 
Knittel, Stefan

A complete 70-year history of BMW motorcycles up to the introduction of the R850/1100. Includes comprehensive model details and technical specifications, and an extensive section on BMW racing history. Text in German. Difficult to find.
Hdbd. with slipcase. 303 pages, 1,652 B&W and color ill.

Bahnstormer - The Story of BMW Motorcycles

Author: 
Setright, L. J. K.
Publisher: 
Transport Bookman Publications, Ltd.
ISBN: 
0 8514 021 3

LJK Setright was a very highly regarded writer for many auto magazines and in 1977 he authored this interesting and somewhat quirky book.

Behelfs-Katalog 1950-54 BMW

Parts Catalog (reprint) in German only. An indispensible resource. Includes both old and current (revised) part numbers.

Behelfs-Katalog 1950-54 Einzylinder BMW

Parts Catalog (reprint) in French, English and German. An indispensible resource. Includes both old and current (revised) part numbers.

Behelfs-Katalog BMW R26/27, 50/50S, 60/69S

Parts Catalog (reprint) in French, English and German. An indispensible resource. Includes both old and current (revised) part numbers.

Behelfs-Katalog BMW R51/2

Parts Catalog (reprint) in German only. An indispensible resource. Includes both old and current (revised) part numbers.

Behelfs-Katalog BMW R51/2-3, R67/3, R68

Publisher: 
BMW

This parts catalog is pretty much required if you're interested in post-war plunger frame bikes. It was published in October 1960.

Behelfs-Katalog BMW R51/3

Parts Catalog (reprint) in German only. An indispensible resource. Includes both old and current (revised) part numbers.

Behelfs-Katalog BMW R68

Parts Catalog (reprint) in German only. An indispensible resource. Includes both old and current (revised) part numbers.

BMW /2 Electrics

Author: 
Rinckes, Doug

Doug Rinckes' book covers the electrical systems of the R25, R26 and R27 singles, as well as the R50-69S twins. It includes a great deal of information and procedures, and is heavily illustrated. Full color wiring diagrams are included, as well as specifications and common modifications. It's available from Bench Mark Works. It's softcover, wire bound, has 66 pages and 49 illustrations. Highly recommended!