Classic 1955-69 BMW Air-Cooled Twin Repair Manual Video Sneak Peek

What’s in your toolbox? If you have one of the classic “black beauty” air cooled BMW boxers, you need the Clymer Manuals 1955-1969 BMW 500cc and 600cc Twin Service Manual. Looking much like the pre-war twin, BMW kept the classic looks but consistently evolved and upgraded their bike throughout the 50s and 60s. Our manual for the R50, R60, /2, and R69  is actually a newly printed version of Floyd Clymer’s 1970s original, written specifically for home users and enthusiasts, with clear pictures and explanations in plain English. Unlike the German OEM factory service manuals, which are designed for the professional, Clymer Manuals are written with the do-it-yourself mechanic in mind, not the expert. Be that as it may, many experts still swear by them! The most important tool in your tool box may be your Clymer manual, get one today.

If you enjoy cruising this classic, BWM twin, with its unique sound and look, you ought to get the Clymer motorcycle service manual so you can keep it running right. No matter if you just want help with maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair, or you are aiming to make a cafe racer, bobber, or flat tracker, Clymer can help. From the basics like changing the oil and adjusting the valves, to complete engine overhaul, it’s all covered. More detailed than the factory service manual, but easier to use, our book is written and priced for the average Joe.

Get your copy here: 1955-1969 BMW 500cc and 600cc Twin Manual

Models Covered

All 1955-1969 twins, including:


  • SpecificationsBMW 500 & 600 twins
  • Troubleshooting
  • Starting the engine
  • Maintenance and Tune-Up
  • Pre-ride inspection
  • Lubrication and Adjustments
  • Engine Overhaul
  • Clutch and Shifter
  • Transmission
  • Fuel System and Carburetor
  • Emissions Controls
  • Electrical System and Wiring
  • Charging System
  • Wheels and Tires
  • Final Drive
  • Brakes
  • Front Fork and Steering Handlebar
  • Rear Suspension

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