BMW /5 Parts

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.

Note: The list here is out of date. And additions or suggestions from the community are welcomed. Contact us to share your favorite shops with others in the community.

Parts (United States)

440 12th ST SW, Vero Beach, FL 32962
772 564 9589

aka Hans Lowe

Eurotech Motor Sports
1017 Willow Street, Chico, Calif.
(530) 345 7145.

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.

Rocky Point Cycle
2509 Linebaugh Road, Xenia, OH., 45385-9512
(937) 376-9792

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.

MPH Cycles, Inc.
16510 Park Row, Houston, TX 77084
(281)647-6557 (281)579-8885 Fax (281)579-9035

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.

Morton's BMW
9816 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22553

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.

Autobahn Craftworks
4111 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45223

Bench Mark Works
3400 Earles Fork Road, Sturgis, MS 39769 USA
Telephone/FAX: (662) 465-6444
Toll-free order line: 1-800-323-7102

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.

Blue Moon Cycle
742 W. Peachtree St., Norcross, GA 30071

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.

Darwin Motors
212 Ritch Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
Telephone: 415-284-9514
Fax: 415-284-9515
Tuesday thru Saturday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm PST

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.

Freeman Cycles Inc
50 Federal St., Beverly, MA 01915

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.

Hammersley Motorcycles
2643 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, Va., 24501
(800) 293-4539

New parts. Order via the web. Prompt delivery.

Parts Haus
723 W. 14th St., Long Beach, CA 90813
Ph. (562) 590-4851
Fax (562) 590-4831

Used parts and services for restorers.

Re-Psychle BMW Parts
240 W. Columbus St., Lithopolis, OH 43136
(614) 837 1160

New and used parts, plus service for BMW motorcycles. The acquired the cache of used parts that Eurotech Motorsports used to have.

RPM Cycles
1495 B. Palma Drive, Ventura, CA 93003-5741
(805) 644-7159

T&B Cycle
12th S. E., Linton, IN 47441
(812) 847-7791

ask for Wilbur

Webber's BMW Restoration and Repair
2487 Spring St. #8, Redwood City, CA 94063
(415) 365-9376

Lots of used parts and expertise

1220 North Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 355-0550

Parts (Europe)

Moto-Bins Ltd.
16 Surfleet Road, Surfleet
tel +44 1775-680881
fax +44 1775-680860

New and used parts. A lot of Americans buy from them too as they have stuff that's not readily found in America.

Mark Huggett GmbH
Ausserfeldstrasse 4
CH - 5113 Holderbank
Tel: +41 62 887 80 20
Fax:+41 62 887 80 21

Manufacturers, suppliers, consultants and project managers for BMW Mobile Tradition in M�nich 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.

De Hobbyist

Located in The Netherlands, the shop has been in business since 1950. They have a good reputation. The web site is written in Dutch.

Martin Korhnas
Nordliche Uferstrasse 14, 76189 KARLSRUHE - Rheinhafen, Germany
tel +49 721 59 20 25
fax +49 721 59 20 26

New, used, reproductions

E. Breindl - Grope
Querumer Strasse 26a,
38104 BRAUNSCHWEIG, Germany
tel +49 531 37 57 37
fax +49 531 37 77 63

New, used, reproductions

Parts (Online forums)

Internet BMW Riders Marketplace

Parts, motorcycles, accessories and more.

Parts Catalog

Reprint of the original /5 parts catalog, complete with sections and tabs. It's one of the best print references for /5 restorations. This book was available in hardcopy (with thanks to club member Trig Haroldson) but is now only available online. For the curious, this email thread provides more context.


Bing Agency International
Box 1, 101 South Main, Belvidere, KS, 67015
(316) 862-5808

Get the catalog and the parts diagrams.

Electrical specialists

Motorrad Elektrik
3347 Anchor Drive, Southside, AL, 35907
(205) 442-8886 or e-mail

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.

Prospero's Garage
427 S. Taylor, #1N, Oak Park, IL

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!

Shocks and suspension

Progressive Suspension (suspension products)
11129 G Avenue, Hesperia, Ca., 92345

Works Performance Products (shock absorbers)
21045 Osborne St., Canoga Park, Ca., 91304
(818) 701-1010

Eurotech Motor Sports
Chico, California.

Sellers of Works shocks plus they're /5 specialists with an extensive searchable online catalog.

Rocky Point Cycle
2509 Linebaugh Road, Xenia, OH 45385-9512
(937) 376-9792

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.


Cycle Works Inc.
4812 Goodland Park Road, Oregon, WI 53575
(608) 246-0404,

Great selection of specialized tools for BMW repair. He's more prompt than you are. He also has instructional video tapes.

Joe's Tools
Joe Steberl 31 Ridge Lane Geneva, IL 60134
(630) 262-0923

Specialized Tools for air-cooled BMW Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair.

Painters codes

See the color history page for information on colors, colours, Glasurit codes, and parts numbers.