3625 on 30 Jan, 2002
1955 BMW R25/3, in our
1955 BMW R25/3, in ourliving room
This page will never be finished as it contains some of my ongoing technical writing. Specific details have been addressed as a result of someone's question. It would prompt me to answer it in this format. My experience almost came to a screeching halt in 1975 when I sold my shop. I continued as a BMW dealer, until 1980, way out in the boondocks, on a hobby basis only. I hope that you will be able to find some answers to your questions on one page or another. I do not ever intend this to be a complete or "ultimate" book on BMW. I only write on subjects that I know about, remember something, are not addressed on other sites or are in error. If a subject isn't covered here, that may be because it is well done on another site. Other repair methods exist and may be better for your application.
How to use this site.
General BMW info
All about BMW wheel bearings. New info by Brian Mehosky on 28 Oct. 2001.
Care and adjustment of controls and cables.
How to balance a BMW wheel.
Care and feeding of the clutch. Updated 6 May, 2002
What does this /2, /3 or /5 really mean? Updated 13 March 2002
How to install the rear axle.
How to inspect the final drive. Reintroduced 7 March 2002
Something about wobbles. Not nearly enough
My BMW has a strange noise. New 15 March 2002
Checking for a bent frame. New 6 March 2002
What is the proper torque.
Tire mounting hints, by a wheel specialist, Tim Bondo
What are those 5 dents for in the rim? New 19 March 2002
Starter trouble-shooting hints.
Final drive oil transfer. Expanded 4 Sept. 2002
My opinion about low bars vs. high (US) bars.
Front brake adjustment and repair. Updated 1 Feb. 2002
Do you have brake squeal? Comments by snobum added 12 Feb 2002
Some random transmission information. Updated on 22 July, 2002
Interesting, but useless, tuning considerations.
One or two petcocks?
BMW tool kit. Expanded on 23 July, 2002
Useful BMW links. Updated on 12 Feb. 2002
Observations and my opinion of crashbars on a BMW twin.
Why a deep oil sump?
BMW shock disassembly.
Engine rear seal leaks.
Perch wedge pictures.
All about points. Updated 7 June, 2002
BMW engine specs.
Removing the fork lock.
The care and feeding of your BMW keys. Updated 30 April 2002
Care and feeding of the headlight switch.
BMW greasing tools.
BMW model VIN information. Photos of VIN's added 16 July, 2002
Tire air pressure. New 24 April 2002
/2 technical info, 1956-69
1964 /2 owners manual. Takes time to load
Slash 2 heads. The "butterheads" of the /2.
Slash 2 cylinders, new and old style.
Slash 2 pistons.
Adjusting the /2 mixture.
Adjusting the /2 front swingarm.
Correcting the /2 timing difference between cylinders.
Correcting the /2 carb intake leaks.
Steering bearing replacement with tapered roller bearings.
Answer to Mark about the R60/2 vs. the R69S reliability.
R68 and R69 ignition retard lever.
The three types of /2 bench seats. New 17 May, 2002
Early /2 oddities.
Error in the BMW Repair Manual on timing.
Telescopic forks, /5 and later (more or less)
Test for front fork stiction.
Fork alignment testing tools.
Installing fork spacers.
Steering bearing adjustment. Updated 14 July, 2002
1970 and 71 spokes.
A little about valve adjustment.
Why you have a grabby clutch.
Fix that high idle. Can apply to the /2, but rarely.
The slash 6 seat mod.
Pictures of tanks with the cutout for the master cylinder.
Telescopic fork bushing change for the US and 1970-71 /5 forks.
Changing the fork oil, gators or fork seals.
How to change the automatic flip up sidestand on the 72 and later, to a stay down type and back again.
Basic electrical trouble shooting on a /5 BMW, by Jim Franzen.
Troubleshoot your starter system. Updated on 2 June, 2002
Horn and hi/low or starter switch repair by Bob Fleischer.
About my BMW life
BMW parts, ads and posters for sale. Updated often.
BMW with a VW engine.
Old BMWs that I have owned.
Build yourself a BMW parts washer.
My upcoming trip.
What people are saying about this site.
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