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» Site lurker finally signs guest book. «
  from John McLaughlin West central Florida USA '91 R100RT 

Very well executed site for BMW motorcycle information. Thank you so much for your time and effort.

Thu 23 Jul 2009 18:50:28 BST

» new beemer owner «
  from Brett 

Thankyou very informative site and helped me make a decision as have just purchased a 2003 K1200RS with 35000kms on it and love it.Thanks again Brett

Mon 20 Jul 2009 17:22:15 BST

» great «
  from Temi 

excelence website , lots of lots information......

Wed 08 Jul 2009 14:54:53 BST

» Thanks «
  from Erik Lorentzen 

Great site, found a lot of useful information. Thanks again

Sat 04 Jul 2009 10:01:11 BST

» Hi «
  from Nick Chirikos 

Just found your site. Very nice. I ride an 1981 R80 G/S. Hail from Algonquin, IL USA

Tue 30 Jun 2009 14:33:38 BST

» site «
  from Dave Evans 

Excellent. Just bought ex police 1996 K1100LT. Great site for my research into how to approach "Rejuvenating" back to showroom BMW.
Many thanks, Dave

Tue 30 Jun 2009 07:51:48 BST

» Helpful site «
  from Andy Bedford 

I only needed to know the manufacture dates for my R90S pair - seems they're just a month apart. The brief visit to the site has turned into a very long stay, it's full of terrfic stuff about the marque.

Sat 27 Jun 2009 08:31:44 BST

» paint code «
  from james iles 

the paint code for the r1200s shine yellow is N 03 but have not found anywhere that supplies it yet,james

Fri 05 Jun 2009 09:22:03 BST

» R100(T) 1981 'W' reg. «
  from Barry Stephenson 

I have been to your website (Phil Hawksley) in the last few days and found your address and a map of how to get there. Can you tell me where to look for it now (the address, postcode and map)? I'm thinking about your October 2009 slot for restoration. I bought the bike in 1981 when it was 3 months old and my 2 sons and I have had it on the road 'almost continuously' since then. It has just registered 64,000 miles. It is getting a bit knocked about (it runs very well) and needs a good restoration job doing on it. I was thinking about a trip up to see you with the bike. I would like to come 'on spec' and take a chance that you will be there.

Wed 03 Jun 2009 21:07:03 BST

» agm «
  from david browne 

hi phil i was talking to you at the agm about my sidecar and gs and you mentioned someone who makes surefoot sidestands for gs 100/gs 100pd i think his name is Nigel Huish would you have a contact for him i believe he is in london

Thu 28 May 2009 08:55:51 BST

» General BMW Motorcycles «
  from Christopher Chatt 

Superb web site a credit to you all! Nearly as good as the bikes themselves.

Sun 24 May 2009 22:13:00 BST

» bmw r100rs «
  from mark mcdonald 

hi. what a great site! i've just started out restoring my dad's r100rs, and am finding this site invaluable. great work. thanks.

Thu 21 May 2009 11:05:52 BST

» ignition failure R100 «
  from jim davidson 

wiring diagram for ignition control unit R100 1984

Wed 20 May 2009 10:05:04 BST

» Saying Hello from California «
  from Ron Aikins 

I had been looking for a good list of what bikes BMW produced each year. Someone suggested this site %26 the list it provides is indeed extensive, I'll assume exhaustive, at least enough for my purposes. It is otherwise inviting as well, as I'll consider it now another good source for BMW info.

Ron Aikins
Pacific Grove, California, USA
American Motorcyclist Association
BMW Motorcycle Owners of America
Monterey Bay BMW Riders (http://www.mbbr.org)

Tue 19 May 2009 21:39:07 BST

» bmw r 25 1951 «
  from carlos monteblanco 

Soy de Uruguay y lo que necesito es un manual de despiece y partes de la R25 del año 1951 ya que herede una pero esta desarmada

Sun 10 May 2009 01:42:18 BST

» Awesome Site ... Truely a Labor of Love «
  from Brook Reams 

Cool site and on my list of "places to find data" ... Thanks for the time and effort in assembling this site.

Wed 06 May 2009 22:09:00 BST

» K1200LS «
  from Geoff Schussler USA 

looking for info, prices, etc.

Tue 28 Apr 2009 03:17:41 BST

» GPS mounting for 1200GS «
  from Scott Dinger 

Nice site. I will use it often.

Sun 19 Apr 2009 02:06:48 BST

» What else: BMW Motorcycles 1969 R50/2 «
  from Randy Campbell 

I posted on BM Riders Club yesterday And Phil was kind enought to respond - within about 5 minutes I think.

I've inherited a 69 R50/2 when my little brother passed away about 10 years ago and I'm just now getting around to making it road worthy again. I enjoy reading all the posts and am learning quite a lot - that there is in fact a difference between Bimmer and Beemer.

To Phil and all the other BMW fanatics, I thank you all for the wealth of information you make available to knuckleheads like myself.

Thu 16 Apr 2009 22:48:41 BST

» All «
  from Roland Powell 


Tue 07 Apr 2009 00:27:26 BST

» thanks «
  from wayne 

was searching for information on a r75/7.
very much appreciate the information i found on the site.

Mon 30 Mar 2009 03:58:01 BST

» r1100rt «
  from glyn davies 

hello. i have just purchased a 2000 r1100rt to collect this weekend. i have been riding a blackbird until recent years.
previous shaft drives include yam divi 900 and suzuki gs650gt, in the good old days before gatso's.
i have had a test drive and felt so relaxed after the ride i had to have it. funds mean this bike is all my money due to the crunch! after 200 miles through shropshire this weekend, and the usual knee problems and bike pain (mild) the bm did feel like getting out of my sofa at home. i know its not all about speed, i feel pretty good to catch most sports bike plastic rocket riders who seem happy on long strights. so its 50ish less bhp and go. will i be ok? any advise guys about the bike?
its in good condition, 31.000k on the clock, all mot';s and full service history. the bike feels right.
would like to hear from owners about thier thoughts or niggles. kind regards glyn

Wed 25 Mar 2009 19:44:06 GMT

» midway «
  from geoffrey oliver 

Thanks for the roll up and company at breakfast

Sun 15 Mar 2009 20:27:53 GMT

» R v K engine «
  from C Adcook 

Hi there,

keen biker but no knowledge of the BMW bikes. but keen to get a tourer. But it seems to know which is the better engine/bike. I am looking at the R1200rt v K1200GT. any help appreciated!


Thu 12 Mar 2009 20:37:57 GMT

» BMW R 90 S «
  from Alberto Averill CHILE 

Dear BMW enthusiasts
Congratulations for your excellent web page Here in Chile we are very active restoring vintage BMW motorcycles
Best regards
Alberto Averill

Sun 01 Mar 2009 20:21:26 GMT

» BMW RT1100T 1995 «
  from Jon 

Am a temporary borrower of the above. Great fun and quite different from my FLTRI Road Glide.

Sun 22 Feb 2009 09:46:29 GMT

» The Guest Book «
  from Eric C. Rohrbaugh / LIBMWRC VP / '92 K75S  

I received a link to your web-site via a club members' forward. Absolutely stunning photos and a wealth of information and history, I believe, you can find in no other single location. Thank you for investing the time and obvious effort on this venture and allowing the BMW collectors and riders around the globe have access to this collection of knowledge. You must be proud of this site . . . it shows.

Respectfully yours,

Eric C. Rohrbaugh

Rohrbaugh Firearms Corp., U.S.A.

Thu 19 Feb 2009 12:26:08 GMT

» site «
  from Jack Tunney  

a great site. You should be proud....

Fri 30 Jan 2009 21:15:40 GMT

» b «
  from DOUCE Philip 

Magnificent, extraordinary, very very indeed for an amateur as me of BMW I am the former(ancient) dealer of the mark(brand) whom I have représnted during 30 years I am always in search of information and I admit that I have everything that I want on your site thank you still for this appearance(mine) of informationepair all BMW thirty years ever

Wed 14 Jan 2009 18:25:32 GMT

» R100S Exclusive Sport «
  from Brian Brady 

Great website . I decided to buy an R100S exclusive sport model having seen one on the site. Your info on chassis numbers etc helped me to verify the registration details of my bike. Many thanks.

Sat 03 Jan 2009 16:11:11 GMT

» site «
  from Jack Tunney 

This site is just great. Keep up the work and thanks......

Mon 22 Dec 2008 00:08:11 GMT

» R100RS «
  from Ian HeBeGb 

Have perused your site on many occassions and it is simply the best.Have a 1984 R100RS which still gives me a thrill and a grin despite our mutual age!!
G'Day from an expat in New Zealand.

Thu 18 Dec 2008 07:10:58 GMT

» Thanks «
  from John Foegen 

Great web site, keep up the good work.

Wed 10 Dec 2008 19:46:21 GMT

» Valve adjusment problem «
  from Denis Wolff 

I have never been able to eliminate the clicking sound of one valve of my 1200gs (It is the right cylinder). I have heard it is normal. It is about the design. Does somebody has a knowledge about it?

Thanks a bunch!

Tue 25 Nov 2008 15:44:37 GMT

» Thoughts of changing bike «
  from Meirion Davies 

As an owner of two BMW Bikes being a 1975 R90S and a 1994 R1100RS with 125.000 Kms on the clock. I have been thinking of changing the RS, not having any real problems with it but I am expecting some. Have been reading up on maybe a K1200R, what an awesome machine and so much cheaper than the S version as its naked. I might be getting a bit long in the tooth for such a powerful machine at 58yo but I love riding and still push the RS some. The old RS needs a bit of tidying up as it has an oil leak from the cam shaft cover and generally needs a bit of TLC. The R90S is immaculate, bought it May 08 with 11500kms on the clock, such a different ride to the RS, moves along really well but never really close to getting 200kph from it.
Great web site, keep on the good work.
Mei Davies, Perth, Western Australia

Fri 14 Nov 2008 11:44:59 GMT

» Excellent Site «
  from Brad 

After many years on two wheels I have just bought my first BMW - a K1100RS. So far so very good but if I have any problems I will know where to come. Thanks.

Thu 13 Nov 2008 20:30:51 GMT

» R50/2 «
  from Michael Booyens 

Very interesting site. Will be visiting it often, as I now am the proud owner of a 1967 R50/2 in need of some TLC. Location: South Africa.

Wed 12 Nov 2008 19:22:08 GMT

» Thanks for access to kindred spirits «
  from Phil Oughtred 

I have been using this site for a while little realising that it cost Phil H time and money to run.
I have found it invaluable in the upkeep of my K bikes and airheads and hope that I have been some help to others. Ego trip aside, this facility costs money to run and life would not be the same without it so I have made a donation...and if Phil can be bothered to remind me lest I forget, I will make it an annual thing. It is bloody good value mate.
More power to your elbow.
Phil O.

Mon 10 Nov 2008 00:31:38 GMT

» thanks «
  from Zeljko 

Excellent job. I'm owner of F650, 1995., now I'm going to buy K75 RT 1995. and I found a lot of usefull information about both bikes. Thank you Zeljko, Croatia

Fri 07 Nov 2008 08:38:06 GMT

» Thanks for the great web site «
  from Richard 

Many thanks for the great specifications pages. I have not seen anything this complete elsewhere on the net, particulary the printable pdfs. I was interested in charging system power output for the R100/7 %26 R75/5 and found myself surfing the specs.........

Good Riding from Southern California

Fri 07 Nov 2008 05:29:14 GMT

» BMW Cars and Motorcycles «
  from Marc Awad 

Great reference website.

Fri 07 Nov 2008 02:34:37 GMT

» HOWDY Y'all «
  from Stretch Hendrix 

I stumbled on your site as I staggered about the net looking for BMW clubs. Wonderful site.
Happy trails.

Wed 05 Nov 2008 19:57:35 GMT

» I'm really impressed «
  from kurt_70 

Dear Bm Bike webmaster (Phil... is it correct?) I am really very well impressed by your site so complete detailed and full of useful infos about our beloved BWM's. I only wanted to make my compliments about your great job. I will forward yr link to all my friend bmw fans.
Greetings from Italy!!

Wed 05 Nov 2008 10:12:05 GMT

» BMWs (What Else?) «
  from Chris Carter 

I've been riding for more years than I can remember, but not been active for about 6 years and now living in France. My venerable (1978) R100/7 came to France with us and is now awaiting restoration. Consequently, I'm currently riding a 1993 Triumph Trident - but I do miss the Beemer. Was recommended to this web-site by a mate (owns a 1983 R100 RS and a K100) and have to say I think it's an outstanding job of work.

Thu 30 Oct 2008 12:21:20 GMT

» Fall in love with BMW «
  from James  

I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Currently I am riding a 86 Suzuki GS750ES.
But I would love to switch to 80's BMW R-series such as R100RS for long distance tours.
I have been riding over 10 years most of time with my wife at the back(double up) which I will continue do it for long distance tour.
I was a little tired of wind buffeting when I ride Highway.
With Suzuki it is virtually not possible to ride it below 10 degree cellcious because of wind chill factor.
I thought BMW has better wind protection and cold weather ride.
Could you recomend me a reliable and smooth BMW model?
I saw a 1980-84 R100RS model and I like it but I do not know about the availability of parts.

Thanks for your help

Mon 27 Oct 2008 20:19:19 GMT

» BMW R 100 GS «
  from William Hayden  

Hello from the the US.

Enjoyed looking at your spec. sheet for the BMW R 100 GS. I have a 1995 red one and love it. Did a trip five years ago with my son , the length of Baja California . What a great time we had . He also has a R 100 GS , a 1991 Bumblebee .

I send greetings from Lyme , Connecticut , USA ( the former Colonies )

Best regards,

Bill Hayden

Fri 24 Oct 2008 21:00:46 BST

» 1982 R 100 cs «
  from John Foegen 

I am thinking of buying another BMW after some years without one. Any comments on this particular model would be appreciated. Thanks. john

Wed 22 Oct 2008 04:27:48 BST

» Specs of bikes «
  from RON SABEY (South Scotland) 

I currently have a 1997 F650ST which I am considering changing. Your site has been invaluable comparing the specs of various bikes on offer.

Mon 20 Oct 2008 11:55:19 BST

» engine firing «
  from sonny 

the r100s fires both clynders at the same time, one being on the tdc power stroke and the other tdc exhaust stroke? Thank you for your reponse, Sonny

Thu 09 Oct 2008 17:46:54 BST

» Thank you «
  from Sonny 

I was asked to work on a '78' r100r and needed some back ground specs.

Thu 09 Oct 2008 17:42:24 BST

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