What’s in your toolbox? Clymer Manuals BMW K1200 Touring Bike service manual covers the K1200GT, K1200RS, and K1200LT variants powered by the laid down, longitudinal, “flying brick” four cylinder. Starting with their most advanced engine design, BMW remade these bikes from the ground up to be the standard other sport touring bikes would be judged by. The Clymer manual for this bike is written specifically for home users and enthusiasts, with clear pictures and explanations in plain English, and it is available in traditional book form, or mobile friendly online format! Unlike 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.… Read the rest
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Chris “Teach” McNeil performed his motorcycle stunt show at one of the largest vintage motorcycle show in the Midwest, the HoAME Vintage Motorcycle Show in Kansas City, MO, thanks to sponsorship from Engle Motors. Most stunters ride readily available Japanese sport bikes from the big four, but Teach does it a little differently, choosing a BMW adventure touring bike, and their latest Teutonic superbike. Let’s take a look closer look at the modifications this stellar stunt rider’s motorcycles, provided by XDL Rider and BMW.
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.… Read the rest
The third annual Women’s Motorcycle Show put on by Moto Lady and the Lucky Wheels DIY Garage in L.A., happened this past weekend and it was so much larger than expected it got raided and shut down by the police. It seems they thought there was some street racing going on, or possibly that it was a big outlaw biker club rally. Nevertheless, everyone had a good time and some talented ladies got to show off the bikes they had built or at least commissioned.
No matter whether you like new bikes or old, sportbikes or cruisers, there was something for everyone at the show, plus music, welding and blacksmithing demonstrations, snacks, and a raffle with many valuable prizes.… Read the rest
Most people are familiar with the iconic blue and white checker logo of BMW, or Bavarian Motor Works, at least when it comes to four-wheeled iterations. After all, it was founded exactly a century ago and remains one of the world’s best-selling luxury automobiles. On two-wheels, BMW aficionados see no distinction, and BMW Motorrad is one of the world’s best-known luxury motorcycle manufacturers, producing some of the most high-tech motorcycles in the world.
Each BMW motorcycle is so well-adapted to its task, whether it be touring, cruising, or adventuring, that one would think that it was born for it. Indeed, such results are only possible because of the spirit of innovation that has driven BMW Motorrad since the beginning, some 90 years ago.… Read the rest
Until the late 1960s, BMW was still making bikes that looked and performed much like the slow but durable touring bikes they were known for before WWII. For the uninitiated it is hard to place this 1967 R50/2 historically and it was a bit of a modern classic even then. This particular bike, as seen as the 2013 HoAME Vintage Motorcycle Show, wears white with black pinstripes, the reverse of the typical color scheme, which helped it win best BMW.
Clymer Manuals On the Road visits the 22th Annual Heart of America Motorcycle Enthusiasts (HoAME) Vintage Motorcycle Rally. Not only did the show feature classic, antique, retro, bikes, both custom and restored, but also a stunt show by Chris “Teach” McNeil. Professional stunter McNeil makes drifting, wheelies, stoppies and the like look easy on his specially prepared BWM S1000RR, and F800GS stunting bikes.
Clymer Girl and the crew didn’t have to go far to attend the HoAME show and rally, as it was just up the road at the Kansas City Airline History Museum in the Downtown Airport. The show was packed with classic vintage and antique motorcycles including British, German, Japanese, Italian, and American makes, all on display.… Read the rest
Clymer Manuals got a close-up look at David Howell’s 1976 BMW R90S at the 2013 HoAME Vintage Motorcycle Rally. This Bavarian superbike, sibling to the one which Reg Pridmore used to win the first AMA title, was part of the 70’s and 80’s superbikes display at the event.
The BMW R90S was their flagship sport bike from its introduction in 1974, with its distinctive bikini fairing and two-tone fade paint job. The engine was an evolution of the older 75/6, but with a larger bore, higher compression, better breathing, and Del’orto carburetors fitted with accelerator pumps. In the special Dayton Orange paint, this bike really woke up the staid conservative BMW lineup at the time.… Read the rest