Here's a list of parts suppliers who can help you keep your BMW motorcycle running. Many of the companies listed have been used by members of 5 United at various times. The listed vendors have consistently proven their customer service is excellent. If you can't find it from one of these vendors, it may not exist.
aka Hans Lowe
Chris Canterbury has supported 5 United for many years. Very knowledgeable about /5s and you probably can't restore a /5 without him. Order parts online for all European bikes.
Excellent source for ignition switch replacement kit, stainless steel fastener kits, stainless steel exhausts, Boyer electronic ignition, silicone gaskets, Mikuni carburetor conversions and many other parts, including stuff for British motorcycles.
Mike Haven left 5 United when his interest in motorcycles and running a business consumed him. A glutton for punishment, he opened a motorcycle shop in Houston. In addition to servicing /5s and other BMWs, he sells Moto-Guzzi and MuZ motorcycles. He also has NOS (new old stock) BMW parts. You'll like him.
Sells new and used BMWs, but has been a great supporter of BMW clubs. They donated a S100 bike detailing kit for Seneca Rocks, 1999.
Craig "Vech" Vechorik is well-known in BMW circles for his vintage restorations. He also sells the "E-Z Clutch." This product makes the clutch easier to work on a /5 (or other BMWs). It's quite possible that you can't restore a pre-/5 BMW without talking to Vech. Should you stray down the dark path (the one without oil pumps), you need to know about Vech.
New & Used parts, new and used BMWs. They've been working pretty hard on their customer relations. Their website is worth a visit, especially the used bikes. If you're driving through Atlanta, it's worth a detour as the shop is outstanding.
They carry new, used & NOS parts for BMW & Moto Guzzi. They don't sell new bikes, so they're happy to talk to parts customers instead of ignoring us when $$$ walks in the door.
Very knowledgable, willing to talk and advise, takes credit cards and ships same day UPS, deep inventory, 10% discount to Yankee Beemers and otherwise decent pricing. Shows that a regular dealer can compete with mail order houses. BMW and Moto Guzzi.
New parts. Order via the web. Prompt delivery.
Used parts and services for restorers.
New and used parts, plus service for BMW motorcycles. The acquired the cache of used
parts that Eurotech Motorsports used to have.
ask for Wilbur
Lots of used parts and expertise
New and used parts. A lot of Americans buy from them too as they have stuff that's not readily found in America.
Manufacturers, suppliers, consultants and project managers for BMW Mobile Tradition in Mï¿½nich and the only official BMW Mobile Tradition outlet. This company is held in very high regard with vintage BMW enthusiasts in both Europe and North America.
Located in The Netherlands, the shop has been in business since 1950. They have a good reputation. The web site is written in Dutch.
New, used, reproductions
New, used, reproductions
Parts, motorcycles, accessories and more.
Get the catalog and the parts diagrams.
Electrical specialist stocks rotors, diode boards and all other electrical parts for BMW motorcycles. Their book explains BMW electrical systems and is considered by many as a "must have" book.
Specializing in wiring diagrams for BMW motorcycles, and soon to supply them for other makes as well. Wiring diagrams are easier to read than those found in Haynes manuals. Laminated on heavy stock with assorted other information on the flipside. They make great placemats, too!
Sellers of Works shocks plus they're /5 specialists with an extensive searchable online catalog.
We're hearing lots of good things about Hagon shocks from Rockypoint Cycle. Used for years on British motorcycles, now available for /5s. These shocks even have the shroud on them, so they look almost original. Close enough and the prices are very reasonable.
Great selection of specialized tools for BMW repair. He's more prompt than you are. He also has instructional video tapes.
Specialized Tools for air-cooled BMW Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair.
See the color history page for information on colors, colours, Glasurit codes, and parts numbers.