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!

Rebuild Videos: Engines 1955-1969; Transmissions /2, /5, /6 and /7; and Wheels

Publisher: 
Cycle Works

Engines 1955-69 Part 1, 107 minutes

Engines 1955-69 Part 2, 61 minutes

Transmission Rebuild /2, /5, /6, /7, 120 minutes

Wheels, 63 minutes

Service Bulletins: 1955-1969

Publisher: 
BMW

These reprints cover /2 and R27 technical modifications and recommendations made by the factory as these bikes were improved. Available from Cycle Works, Inc.

BMW/2 Motorcycle Restoration Manual

Author: 
Betjemann, Chris and Barbara
Publisher: 
Barrington Motor Works

From Barrington Motor Works, this manual has been in preparation for almost two years and is worth the wait. This is a comprehensive and very detailed how-to manual for the /2 owner/restorer. Step-by-step instructions are provided along with a listing of tools needed for each job. The manual contains 512 pages with more than 450 photographs as well as more than 60 original illustrations. Laminated workshop assembly guides are included with the manual as well.

http://www.barringtonmotorworks.com

The ChiTech Electric Manual

Publisher: 
Chicago Region BMW Owners Association

Covers troubleshooting and repair of the electrical system of all R bikes from 1955 through 1990. All wiring diagrams are included.

http://www.crbmw.org/

The On-The-Road Emergency Tire Service Manual

Publisher: 
Chicago Region BMW Owners Association

What to do and how best to do it, when that tire flattens on the road.. Covers all R-bikes up to 1984.

http://www.crbmw.org/

The 10K Maintenance Manual

Publisher: 
Chicago Region BMW Owners Association

Do it yourself and save money. Covers the 10K maintenance check-up for all R-bikes up to 1983.

http://www.crbmw.org/

The ChiTech Tune-Up Manual

Publisher: 
Chicago Region BMW Owners Association

How to perform a complete and correct tune-up on your air-cooled boxer. Covers all R-bikes up to 1988.

http://www.crbmw.org/

BMW 500 and 600 Twins, 1955-1969

Publisher: 
Clymer Publications

From the Clymer Maintenance Manual Series. A very complete and easy to use manual covering maintenance, troubleshooting, complete disassembly and reassembly. Not as detailed as BMW's official Reparaturanleitung, but working on these old mounts is not exactly rocket science.

Special Tools Catalog

A reproduction, printed in the USA, contains specifications and actual machinist's blueprints for all the factory tools required to service most models from 1950-69. Text in German only.

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