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zwinakis7515
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Hello All, I'm thinking about getting an R35 and was wondering what the state of part availability is as far as consumables and semi-consumables {clutch, brake-linings, engine/chassis bearings, tune-up parts} stuff like that? Thanks, Peter

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Parts availability R35?

Vech in Mississippi shows he has R35 parts on his website:

http://www.benchmarkworks.com/

Other than that, there's Mark Huggett at:

http://www.bmwbike.com/

If you're willing to travel and/or are in Germany, Veterama is probably the place to go. The next round is coming up:

http://www.vintagebmw.org/version6/?q=node/296

From what I've been reading, you better know your stuff on the R35, especially if you looking for original parts at a place like Veterama.

Kurt in S.A.

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Re: Parts availability R35?

"zwinakis7515" wrote:

Hello All, I'm thinking about getting an R35 and was wondering what the state of part availability is as far as consumables and semi-consumables {clutch, brake-linings, engine/chassis bearings, tune-up parts} stuff like that? Thanks, Peter

Spare parts are realatively easy to find. Another good source of parts is E. Breindl Gropehttp://www.omega-oldtimer.de/

I don't have the detailed info on this computer, but you should know that R35 were also manufactured after the war in Eisenach, East Germany, first using spare parts, but later using new manufactured parts. These were marketed as BMW until BMW sued in 1950 to make them discontinue using the BMW name. I may be off by a year or so, but starting in 1951, they were branded as EMW (Eisenacher Motoren Werke). They made thousands of them in, I think, three series. The late series having a foot shift.

BMW R35 will have engine and frame numbers of 3xxxxx and EMW will have numbers of 2xxxxxx.

There is nothing wrong with a postwar EMW, but you should know what you are getting. Many people try to pass off EMW as prewar BMW either fraudulently or out of ignorance.

This group is dedicated to WW2 bikes and there are peoplethere that know a lot more about them than I do.http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/KRADRIDER/?yguid=25164877

Bruce

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R35 parts & info

Hi; I've owned 3 of these, and have been around the barn a few times re: parts.

One of the best sources, but not the easiest to use, is "Omega-Oldtimer" AKA "E. Breindl-Grope." They have an eBay store. More importantly, they publish catalogs for all 4 types of R35s: the R35/0, or legit pre-war bikes; the R35/1, built until 1950 or so, pretty much unchanged; the R35/2 with some changes, and then the R35/3, with a plunger rear and foot-shift. The later manuals are nice in that their "bilds" ("bilden"?) are shown in exploded view, as the parts would be found in the bike. Earlier "bilds" show parts spread out with no clue as to how they relate to each other.

I am now assembling a "pre-war" bike from a legit frame I found mated to a later motor, and a pre-war motor taken from a very shoddy repro frame. I just found a nice final drive on eBay Deutschland. It is cast wth the earlier part designation "204..." instead of the later "235..."; many early R35 parts were just the R4 parts from the previous bike.

If I have any of this wrong, you more experienced guys please set me straight. I've had to learn, de-learn, and re-learn a lot of this stuff.

The book "Eisernes aus Eisenach" is invaluable for its coverage of the various R35 permutations. In German, of course, but... what can ya do.

Eventually I plan to release a parts manual for the R35 in English, and a translated owner's manual (the one in Russian, from 1947 I believe, is excellent.) If I live that long.

Best luck,

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parts

I've had good luck with Dreher though they are not the easiest to buy from. They require a bank wire transfer which can be a pain but the parts are excellent quality.

http://dreher-oldtimerteile.de/cms/index.php

Cheers,
James

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