BMW Motorräder 1923-1969

Author: 
Stegmann, Hans-Lothar and Vennekate, Johann Kleine
Publisher: 
Johann Kleine Vennekate Verlag
ISBN: 
978-3-935517-16-4

This lovely 217 page compendium of BMW models, printed on heavy, coated paper, is simply chock full of information. Nearly every model gets at least four pages, with many contemporary photos (often from private individuals), factory pictures and diagrams and advertisements. There's a large table in the back that has a tremendous amount of technical information about each model.

Steib Sidecar Parts Manual

A reproduction, printed in the USA, features exploded parts views for all Steib sidecars.

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.

Ersatzteileliste and Handbuch - Pre War

All, or nearly all, BMW parts books and owners manuals for pre war bikes are available as reprints (there generally are no separate workshop manuals). Check with Bench Mark Works for a North American source or else contact one of the German vendors. If you have the opportunity to visit one of the big vintage bike flea markets in Germany, such as Veterama, there will be someone there vending these manuals. They typically cost €20-25 each.

Behelfs-Katalog BMW R68

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

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 R51/2

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

Behelfs-Katalog 1950-54 BMW

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

Reparaturanleitung BMW R51/2

Workshop Manual (reprint) in German only.

BMW: Freiheit auf zwei Rädern; Charakter einer Motorradmarke

Author: 
Lingnau, Gerold

A photographic history of BMW motorcycles from the R32 through the 1976 R100RS to the 1981 R65LS.
Hdbd. 160 pages, 286 B&W and color ill.

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