The following are independent BMW motorcycle mechanics that have been recommended, or have asked for a listing. The table is listed by state or Canadian province or, for those outside of the U.S. and Canada, by country. Comments in quotes are from list members, otherwise the comments are what the shop owners say about themselves.
If your favorite wrench is not listed, send me the information and I will add them to the directory.
Please note: This is a listing for informational purposes only. It does not in any way, shape, form, fashion or manner indicate an endorsement of any of these businesses by IBMWR. Caveat Emptor!
|Name (with web link if available)||Address
Phone & email
|Brown’s Motorcycle Repair
|24915 Meadow Creek Dr.
Robertsdale, AL 36567
|/5 to /7 and vintage British|
|Terry’s Two Wheel TT&A
|1057 Commerce Blvd.
Pelham, AL 35124
|20 years BMW experience|
|3.5 miles from the Parks Highway (Highway 3) on Knik-Goose Bay Road,
|“Mike Strong has been an acquaintance of mine for 3 or 4 years and is an exceptional mechanic. The location is perfect for the local visiting traveler.”|
|Anderwerks Motorrad Spezialist||3704 6th Street N.E. #4
Calgary, AB T2E 6K5
(403) 277-4244 fax
|“Dave is BMW factory trained, has the cleanest, best laid out shop I’ve ever seen, and will take your bike in right away when you’re traveling through (the BMW dealer in Calgary won’t). You’ll get nothing but top quality from Anderwerk’s. Dave is a totally cool guy.”|
|The Bike Shoppe
|6936 68th Ave
Edmonton, AB T6B 3C5
|I had been at the BMW dealer here for 6 years. We specialize in BMW and Ducati motorcycles.|
|Bee Mer Werx
|3752 E. Hardy Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85716
|Paul is a master BMW technician. When he retired in 2015 from his job as a full-time firefighter, he decided to open his own BMW motorcycle service, repair, and restoration shop.|
|420 South Robson
Mesa, AZ 85210-3007
|“I would like to suggest a local BMW mechanic here in Phoenix named Josiah Brennan. He is a great BMW factory-trained mechanic who works on all eras of bikes.”|
|Iron Horse BMW||3444 E. Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85716
520 327-3635 fax
|Large, well-known dealer, around since the 1970’s|
|MotoGhost||21628 N Central Ave. Suite 1
Phoenix, AZ 85024
|35 years combined BMW experience. Exclusive BMW service center. Service on all BMWs including current, full diagnostics, parts & accessories, etc.|
|Quality Cycle Service
|193 N. Dome Ln.
Tonto Basin, AZ. 85553-1201
|I specialize in the air-cooled twins and singles 55-95, but include all BMW models in my experience. I offer machine shop and welding services, painting, new and used genuine BMW parts, and complete restoration of all models, as well as tune-up, tires, and general service.|
|International Classic Motorcycles||850 Sohier Road
Parksville BC V9P 2B8, Canada
|Partly Dave’s Neighbourhood Garage
|1805 46th Avenue
Vernon, BC, V1T 3P4, Canada
(in reality the hours read something like the “joke” on my wall, somedays starting as early as 7:00am, and sometimes not getting out of there until 9:00 or 10:00 or 11:00pm…)
|We have worked on BMWs for 25 years; we’re well-known and patronised by local riders. I stock common service & repair items for Airheads, Oilheads, and most K’s & F-series bikes, and offer conscientious and attentive care servicing and repairing bikes (as well as cars).|
|Shail’s Motorcycles||19862 96 Avenue, #3
Langley, BC V1M 3C1, Canada
(604) 513-1376 Sales, Service and Parts
|“He is also a Ural dealer now but Shail has been servicing airheads in the Vancouver BC area for decades.”|
|Stoney Peak BMW Service||By appointment only,
Victoria BC, Canada
|Airheads only, service and restoration for pre-war to /6|
|SWM Adventure Motorsports
|3041 Lakha Road
Kelowna, BC, Canada
|Authorized Motor Dealer with fully Equipped workshop. Electronic wheel balancing. Computerized diagnostics. Licensed technician and ICBC inspector. Electronics and custom mechanical specialist. On-site machining available.
“You can definitely add Kelly to your list of independent BMW Wrenches. He is reliable, flexible,very knowledgeable and his pricing is fair.”
Greg Hutchinson and Sean McMichael
|635 Bair Island, Suite 110
Redwood City 94063
M-F 9-5, Weekend by appointment
|“Greg is an extremely experienced and well-known BMW mechanic and advocate in Northern California. I’ve known him for more than 20 years, and his skills and advice are reliable and based on decades of ownership and working on a wide variety of beemers.”|
|Bavarian Cycle Works
|501 Alabama Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
M-F 7:30-5, Sat by appointment
|We are an authorized Siebenrock distributor/dealer. We specialize in the newer fuel injected bikes (especially can-bus models), rear drive, ABS and clutch repairs. All work is performed by certified master technicians (30 years combined dealership experience). We utilize the TEXA diagnostic system and are part of the worldwide Google-based TEXA network.
“David’s shop always had airheads on the lifts along side more modern beemers – and has an impressive inventory of new and used parts.”
|5100 Scotts Valley Dr. Suite 100
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
|Mail-order repair only, suspension upgrades, transmission rebuilds, cylinder head overhaul, etc. Over 30 years experience. Vast collection of factory special tools and equipment. Very knowledgeable of 1955-on airheads but equally qualified to work on oilheads, F and K bikes. Excellent parts inventory.
“Ted’s shop is one of the best in the country for airhead work”
|Black Kat Motorwerks
|18619 Topham St.
Tarzana, CA 91335
|“He did a front fork rebuild for me and did a good job.”|
|Cal Moto||2490 Old Middlefield Way
Mountain View, CA 94043
650 966-1183952 North Canyons Parkway
Livermore, CA 94551
|Used to be California BMW, a shop that has been around since the 1970’s.|
|CoastRiders Powersports||306 Higuera St
San Luis Obispo, CA
|We have been an independent repair shop in San Luis Obispo for 30 years. If you are in need of tires or oil changes while on your road trip, we can usually get you in & out the same day. We stock all the popular tire brands that BMW owners like……Metzler, Heidenau, Moto-Z, Michelin, to name a few. We are a full service shop with 3 full time technicians.|
Steve Seidner and Gerry Edwards
|1331 W Foothill Blvd.
Azusa CA 91702
Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 8-4pm
|Gerry Edwards is an certified BMW mechanic. He was formerly the BMW technician at Brown’s BMW Motorcycles in Pomona for over 20 years. He knows all generations of BMW’s. If you would like to bring your BMW in for any type of service give Gerry a call.|
|Dave Campbell’s Motorcycle Service of San Diego||7945 Mission Gorge Road #109
Santee, CA 92071
(619) 449-2753 (fax)
|DCMW specializes in BMW motorcycle service repairs and performance tuning with 19 years of experience. Dynojet 250i load control dyno center. 15 years roadracing experience. Owned and operated by Dave Campbell, formally of Brattin Motors, SD CA.|
|Grey Dog Moto
|Alameda, CA 94501
By appointment only
|My name is Patrick Bell here in Alameda, CA. I work on BMW & Moto Guzzi primarily “Airheads” with many years of experience. You can check out my site at www.greydogmoto.com, and if I can help those fellow riders out there, I’m happy do do so…|
|169 North Maple Street, Unit H
Corona, CA 92880
|I will come to your house and work on your bike (and you can watch if you’d like), or I can pick up your bike, work on it in my shop and return it to your home at your convenience.
“Lior is a super nice guy, definitely knows BMW bikes, and fair prices. I took my bike there and I’m very happy with his job.”
|Michael’s Motorsports||880 Piner Road Unit #46
Santa Rosa, CA
|“He has BMW factory certification and has been a mechanic for well over 30 years. I have seen him fix, re-build and restore not just BMW’s but also do really great work on British and Japanese bikes.”|
|Ozzie’s BMW Center||2438 Cohasset Road
Chico, CA 95926
|“Great shop, around for decades, definitely airhead-friendly.”
“Just check out their Yelp reviews.”
|RPM Cycles||1495 B Palma Drive
Ventura, CA 93003
Tue-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm
|Long-standing BMW shop, airhead-knowledgeable|
|2102 Walsh Ave. Suite H
Santa Clara, CA
|Specializes in pre-1970 airhead restoration, but also works on later airheads and 1st-generation K-bikes, see this Cycleworld article for more info|
|10+ years of experience with 1970-1995 airheads|
|804 West 220th St.
Torrance, CA 90502
(310) 320-7046 fax
|“Please list this information as he is an excellent technician, as is his son, David.”
“Valdi was invaluable in getting my R90S back on the road after a 22 year slumber. Honest, capable, and fair prices for work done.”
|1129 W. Pikes Peak Ave.
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904
|Matt has been riding and working on Airheads since 1972. Attended Tom Cutter’s Butler & Smith Technician Training in the late 70’s. Has written the BMW ON “Keep ’em Flying” column since 2004. Airheads only, but will assist travellers on later BMWs if possible.
“Matt is one of the earliest and most experienced members of IBMWR, and has generously shared his knowledge for more than 20 years. He is a great resource.”
|Basin Motorcycles Works
|141 S Main St.
Mancos, CO 81328
(970) 759-9189 cell
|“Harry Hill & Co. of Basin Motorcycle Works in Mancos (30 mi W. of Durango, CO) is a great guy, is an excellent wrench on all types of exotic machines, and is located amidst some of the best roads in the west. This is a real shop, and Harry is the real deal. “|
|Bavarian Motorcycles West
|2312 South Delaware Street
Denver, CO 80223
|“Run by a guy that worked 25 years for dealers and has help from people that have dealer experience all the way back to the early ’70. They work on /2 and up, and also restore old motorcycles.”|
|Outwest Motorcycle Works, LLC
|62275 Verde Dr.
Montrose, CO 81403
|OUTWEST provides scheduled maintenance, repair, service, tires, parts and accessories for BMW Motorcycles. Located in Montrose, CO, between Grand Junction and Telluride. Check out our web site at www.outwestmcw.com.|
|465 Federal Rd
Brookfield, CT 06804
John Fitch Blvd, Rte. 5
|Well-known shop with four locations. Their machine shop in New Hampshire has all kinds of specialized tools for working on airheads, rebuilding drive splines, refurbishing heads, etc.|
|Solo Moto||10 Beech Street
Greenwich, CT 06830
|“Great local shop! Carlos has a wealth of knowledge of motorcycles dating from pre-war to the twenty first century. He keeps my R90/6 running strong.”
“I am a new customer of Solomoto in Greenwich Ct. and had Carlos get my k1200ltc back in shape. He is quite a gentlemen and i can tell customer satisfaction is #1 to him. I do recommend his shop very highly to anyone in the tri state area.”
|AFI Cycle BMW Repair
|135 Evernia St.
Jupiter, FL 33458
|Long time BMW enthusiast, BMW trained Mechanic, BMW restorer, repairs, accessories instalations. BMW parts in stock, travelers always welcome here. From Classic to New we keep em going! Off road expert rider.|
|Dominic Alvord||931 A1A Beach Blvd.
St. Augustine, FL 32080
(775) 846-0652 (mobile phone)
Available 24/7 via phone for emergency help
|I am a great resource in emergency situation for travelers and such. I will go beyond the call for a fellow BMW rider. I am a Motorcycle Mechanics Institute Graduate and certified through BMW Motorrad as tier 1 entry level certified. With only a few years of field experience I am not a master tech. I have all of the resources and tools needed to complete proper services and repairs on most models of BMW.|
|800 NW 12th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136-3613
|“I have been a BMW customer of Long’s since 1976 and have never used anyone except John Long. His iconic shop on the Miami River is like a museum, dating from way back when his father started the biz. Johnny raced the 1st R90S Superbike at Daytona in the mid-70’s, and his son, Barrett, is an active amA racer. I recommend him to anyone in Florida.”|
|1755 Lexington Ave, Suite 1
Deland, FL 32724
(about 25 miles from Daytona Beach and Orlando)
Tue-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-4pm
|I have over 20 yrs experience working on BMW motorcycles and am a BMW Certified Master Tech. I have a full range of factory tools including electronic diagnostic equeptment. I do full service, maintenance, and offer full restoration services on all models pre-war to current.|
|Bonita Springs, FL
|Specializing on anything from airheads up to Modern Machinery. I’m a factory certified BMW master technician I have been since the 80s. Traveling toolbox or you can bring your bike to my shop. Emergency roadside repair assistance. Maintenance, minor repairs or major repairs.|
|Steve’s BMW Repair
|3214 Tyson Ave.
Tampa, FL 33611
(813) 839-8705 (If there is no answer, please call back, since this is my home business)
|I specialize in older airheads, and early K models. Will also work on oilheads, and have a few customers with the newer bikes.
“Steve apparently knows every BMW service bulletin by heart, dating from about 1975. In my experience, whatever a bike is in for – even just an oil change – he inspects every detail of every system and reports his findings.”
Wes and Rachel Burden
By appointment only
|“Independent shop boasting a BMW/Ducati certified Husband/Wife team. Everything from daily rider maintenance to concours Restos, Specializing in Vintage Airheads. Repairs and Restoration done to beyond factory specs, and they are a pure joy to know and work with.”|
|Barnesley Motor Works||400 Alabama Rd.
Ephesus GA 30170
|Specialize in airheads and some newer bikes. They also work on Urals, other Russian bikes, Moto Guzzi, and some British bikes.
“I took my R75/5 here and had some majors repairs done (new fork seals, bearings greased, head bolt heli coil, and a proper valve adjustment). I found them to be very knowledgeable and highly recommend them.”
|Blue Moon Cycle||752 West Peachtree Street
Norcross, GA 30071
770 447-5798 fax
|Well-established shop with a great supply of parts for airheads (including /2’s) and other models|
|Boxerworks Service||4161 Greensboro Highway
Watkinsville, GA 30677
|“These are great people and techs.”|
|2025 Marshall Huff Rd.
Dallas, GA 30132
|“I’m impressed with Paul’s competent, friendly, reasonably priced service. Paul inspires confidence, and absolutely knows his stuff!”|
|203 Lynn Bonds Ave.
Guyton, GA 31312
(912) 772-6005 or (912) 663-3469
|Stocking dealer for Genuine BMW parts for airheads. Quality repair and service, new and used parts.|
|Kona Motorcycle Shop||Mamalahoa Hwy
Holualoa, HI 96725
|Work on a variety of makes, including BMWs|
|Britts and Beemers
|14350 Hollow Road
Caldwell, ID 83607
(208) 697-1976 by appointment only
|“Very skilled with airheads, also manufactures replacement wiring harnesses”|
|Kirk Johnson||Crystal Lake, IL
|I specialize in K bikes, 1999 and UP. Author of most LT related videos on YouTube.
“Kirk is the president of the BMW Motorrad Club of Northern IL”
|Motorworks Chicago||1901 S Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60608
|“Excellent Service. These guys love what they do! I have a vintage BMW, and was refused service at most shops. The Motoworks guys love new AND vintage BMW bikes and have resident experts in BMWs & Sidecars. They also work on Vespa’s.”|
|Northwest Cycle Center
|2216 North Ringwood Rd.
McHenry Illinois, 60050
Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, winter hours will change, call first
|Limited service work to most GS models, along with knowledge on the 1200LT. We have been in the McHenry area for over 32 years, we have the ability and equipment to pick up and deliver anywhere in the country also, so if you don’t want to go to the dealer and purchase tires at retail along with high price installation we could perform that and save. As always, call first.|
|John Rambow||3012 Bavarian Ln.
Rockford, IL 61109
By appointment only
|“John is an independent BMW mechanic. He was formerly the BMW technician at Tag Motorsports and BMW Motorcycles of Rockford (until they closed), and at Kegel’s before that. He knows all generations of BMW’s.”|
|Taz Bok||Colfax, IL
By appointment only
|Very expirienced BMW mechanic, had a motorcycle shop in Guatemala where all the ADV riders would go. Works on R1150 GS, R1200 GS, F800 and HP2. World famous. We have a B&B, free night stay with a service on the bike.|
|WUMA Inc. “By Guenther”
|6891 W US Hwy 150
Fredericksburg, IN 47120
|“We are lucky to have a guy like Guenther Wuest so close to us as there are not many people in the country that know the BMW engine as well as him. He is like a forensic scientist for the BMW motor. If you need BMW engine work done, or a complete restoration, I highly recommend him.”|
|Ned’s Auto and Cycle
|381 Oak Street, Box G
Riverside, IA 52327
|“Long-time BMW dealer, now sells Moto-Guzzi and MV. Still works on Beemers and has a large supply of BMW parts.”|
|Chuck House Motorsports||524 S. Claiborne Ave
New Orleans, LA 70112-1312
|“Chuck’s is the only place in New Orleans to get Beemers worked on. He is especially good with Airheads, which many dealers are getting less skilled at. He used to be part of the Ducati pit crew for many years. Honest guy, honest pricing, excellent work.”|
|Bob’s BMW||10720 Guilford Road
301 776-2338 fax
Email parts and accessories
|Large independent shop with tons of parts, both new and used.|
|419 N. Exeter St.
Baltimore MD 21202
|I have been working on ’55-’95 airheads for over 30 years-part time, pretty much full time the last 10 years. I do everything from full service work to engine rebuilds [including slinger service on /2’s], to complete recommishioning of those “barn find” bikes. Sidecar specialist-fabrication of sub-frames for later model airheads and sidecar mounting/modifications. I can take care of most of the service work on K-bikes, and basic service work on the newer bikes [oilheads, f650’s, etc]. I also have done much work on Moto Guzzi, and will service most British and European singles and twins.|
|A J Cycle||274 Route 2
Scenic Mohawk Trail
Gill, MA 01354
Tues-Fri 11:30 – 5:30, Sat 11-3 or by appointment
|195 Central St.
Mansfield, MA USA 02048
|“He is a BMW certified motorcycle mechanic. Used to work for Arlington Motorsports.”|
|Mass Boxer Works
|11 Shore Dr.
Spencer MA 01562
|I am an independent BMW tech. I was trained by Peter Bombar of Bombars Beemers.|
|Detroit Iron Cycles||10325 Highland Rd.
White Lake, MI 48386
|“A great shop that has generations of BMW mechanics. They do excellent work for a reasonable price.”|
|BMW Motorcycle Service
|18145 Hummingbird Rd.
Wayzata, MN 55391-3224
|We specialize in air-cooled twins and singles 55-95, but include all BMW models in our experience, as well as British, Italian, and some Japanese machines. We offer machine shop and welding services, painting, new and used genuine BMW parts, and complete restoration of all models, as well as tune-up, tires, and general service.|
|C.A.C. Vintage Motorcycle Service
|200 Adams Ave. South
Cologne, MN 55322
|“Here is a great Vintage airhead shop. Top of the line service and a great deal of positive feedback on the net.”|
|The BMW Guy
|315 6th Street North
Hudson, WI 54016
I was lead Master Technician at Mischlers BMW for 4 years and have been working on BMW’s for myself since 2015. I work on all BMW makes and models, 1923-Current model year and have all specialty tools to do so. I was ranked in the top 8 technicians in North America by BMW in 2011. BRAND NEW GARAGE/SHOP AS OF 8/2019.
|Benchmark Motor Works
|89 Earles Fork Road
Sturgis, MS 39769
|We stock parts for all airheads prior to 1983.
Specializes in BMWs 1950-1969. We give free technical advice over the phone.
“One of the most experienced and knowledgeable folks in the USA (perhaps in the world) with pre-1970 beemers.”
|David Clark||4401 Hencken Rd.
Wildwood, MO 63069
(just up the hill from Six Flags)
Mon-Sat, will provide emergency help on Sundays
|Certified BMW Technician #89. Has been a BMW trained/certified technician for the last 23 years. Vintage restoration, Airhead specialist 1955-1995, transmission rebuilds, and valve jobs.|
|Bob’s Motorwerks LLC
|132 Blanchard Butte Rd. near Roberts, in southcentral Montana (about a mile off the famous Beartooth Highway)
|My shop specializes in the care and feeding of all airhead BMW’s built between 1955 and 1995. I am a factory certified mechanic for airhead and two valve K model BMW’s having owned and worked on BMW motorcycles for over 40 years.|
|2834 Marco St.
Las Vegas, NV 89115
|“22 years experience, meticulous & fair. I have had several repairs done by this mechanic and he actually taught me how to service the drive shaft of my K bikes. He seems willing to accomodate any needs.”|
|Adrian’s Cycle||Church Street
Moncton, NB E1C4M6
|Airheads, /5 to /7|
|Atlantic Motoplex||950 Champlain St.
Dieppe, NB E1A 1P8
|Bavarian Heritage Works||21 Sims Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801
|BMW master certified mechanics with over thirty years experience in service, repair and vintage restorations. No job too big or too small. All models accepted frof 1923-2013. Call for engine, transmission & final drive overhauls. Wheel building, fuel tank re-lining, custom fabrication, excellent paint & pin striping, seat restorations, drive shaft reconditioning, gauge repair. We have a large inventory of vintage parts. If we do not have it, we will locate it. FREE crash damage estimates.|
|Jim Pidgeon||Manchester, NH
|“Jim has the best deal going on mounting motorcycle tires. He doesn’t care where you buy them, he’ll put them on for $25.00. Also, Jim is a very knowlegable motorcycle mechanic, and genuinely nice guy.”|
|209 Lafayette Rd., Rte 1
N. Hampton, NH 03862
|Well-known shop with four locations. Their machine shop has all kinds of specialized tools for working on airheads, rebuilding drive splines, refurbishing heads, etc.|
|Team Monkey Productions (was Affordable Beemer Services)
|640 Mast Road (Route 114a)
Manchester, NH 03102
By appointment only
|BMW certified mechanic, works on oilheads and K-bikes (he used to work at 2nd Wind BMW in Milford NH).
“Chris is a charmingly direct guy, with a series of informative BMW tune-up videos on youtube.com. He’s a great resource.”
|Eckenhoff Motorcycles of Cherry Hill
Alan Fisher and Rob Kiviat
|919 Church Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-1pm
|Rob Kiviat (“RK”) has been a BMW motorcycle tech for over 30 years in the South Jersey area. He ran his own shop in Deptford for 18 years. Rob is now part of the Eckenhoff family in Cherry Hill. We work on everything from /2’s to the most modern bikes.|
|Santa Fe, NM
|I have been northern New Mexico’s BMW specialist for over 20 years. We work on em all, from /2 to oilheads with a special emphasis on airheads and early K bikes.|
|Mesa Classic MOTO
|135 E. Milky Way Rd.
Taos, NM 87571
About 16 miles WNW of Taos, off of US Hwy 64. Dirt road, has trailer, can pick up.
By appointment only
|Charlie Rafferty has been wrenching since 1979, and opened Mesa Classic MOTO in 2014 with an eye towards serving the mechanical needs of metric motorcycle riders throughout Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado. Airheads and Klassic K Bikes are a specialty.
“He recently did a fork rebuild and TT brace installation on my R80G/S. I found him to be meticulous, knowledgable, and easy going. Final bill was less than expected. An added benefit was a fairly complete inspection and attention to nuts, bolts, and cables and suggestions of things to watch. Although I have no first hand knowledge other than this job, his reputation is good locally.”
|OCD Custom Cycles & Auto Repair
|1315 Rufina Circle
Santa Fe NM, 87507
|“He did a great job on my K12GT…but he always has airheads in his shop and I found him thru a retired BMW master tech.”|
|3110 Johnson Creek Rd.
Middleport, NY 14105
|“Under new management now, John retired and Glenn has purchased the business and taken over. He does Airhead repair as well as restoration work.|
|2033 Garnet Lake Road
Johnsburgh, NY 12843
Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-2pm
|“I find Heide’s Hodaka a wonderful source of quality work on BMWs in upstate New York. I have dealt with them for years and have never been disapointed with them. They will not let a bike out of their shop till it is perfect.”|
|845 Hoosick Rd.
Brunswick, NY 12180
Phone: (518) 279-3040Tues-Fri 9am-5pm
|Well-known shop with four locations. Their machine shop in New Hampshire has all kinds of specialized tools for working on airheads, rebuilding drive splines, refurbishing heads, etc.|
|Moto Borgotaro, Inc.
|97 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
|“He’s done great things for my 1981 R80G/S, and is an ST owner himself. I would HIGHLY recommend him. I looked all over NYC for a shop I felt comfortable with.”
“He rebuilt the suspension on my R100RS and it’s rock solid now!”
|Motorcycle Works, Ltd.
|166 21st Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232
|I have been servicing BMW motorcycles as a licensed, certified, insured owner/operator of a NYS motorcycle repair and safety inspection station since 1993. I have 40+ years combined BMW experience and am very detail oriented. My specialty is BMW, but my training also extends to Japanese, English and Russian marques as well. I stock genuine BMW parts- new and used. I live, love, breathe and ride motorcycles as a passion.|
|6427 Windmill Way
Wilmington, NC 28405
|40+ years experience servicing BMW motorcycles. All models. Complete computer diagnostics. Specialize in airheads and Steib side cars. Extensive machine shop allows us to rebuild all types of cylinders, engines, transmissions, final drives and much more.|
|PO Box 254
Willow Spring, NC 27592
|Servicing the Raleigh area. 20+ years of experience, master-level technician since 2006, routine maintenance, pickup and delivery, tires, drivetrain work, whatever you need. You can also find us on Facebook, as “MrBeemer, LLC”.|
|SMC, Inc. — Specializing in European Motorcycles
|408 Plaza Drive
Harrisburg, NC 28075
(704) 309-6298 (Cell)
|Catering to vintage and modern motorcycles for performance modifications to regular maintenance. Ohlins Certified service center, Dynojet Power Commander certified tuner, race engine building and tuning, suspension upgrades and tuning, full machine shop, complete fabrication shop.|
|Autobahn Craftwerks||4111 Spring Grove Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45223
Tue-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm
|“We lost our dealer some time ago (in Cincinnati). I heard about Lenny through the grapevine and he has been a lifesaver. I have a ’92 GS100PD. He knows BMWs inside and out.”|
|11121 Deerfield Rd. Unit D
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Tue-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-Noon
|Cobb BMW and H-D Repair
|1301 Brownell Avenue
|Al Blanchard||1809 7th Line, RR #1
Port Hope, Ontario L1A-3V5 Canada
|“I have been having my ’71 R75/5 serviced by Al since Hannigan left Canada to move to the U.S. He is located about 30 to 40 minutes north and east of Toronto. Al does good work and only does what is required. Not unusual for him to tell me that something doesn’t need to be done yet, it can wait. I will go to him as long as he keeps the business running”|
|Bruno’s Machine and Repair||Hwy 554 #47
RR1 Iron Bridge, Ontario P0R-1H0 Canada
|Specializes in repair of: Drive shaft, U-Joints and Splines, Bevel drive Splines, Transmissions and Cylinder heads for Beemer Motorcycles.
“Well-established shop for rebuilding BMW drivetrain components, shocks and cylinder heads.”
|842 Farewell St.
Oshawa, Ontario L1H-6N6 Canada
|I do a lot of /2 rebuilds and restorations. Also newer BMW bikes here in Ontario.|
|278 Green Mountain Roast East
Stoney Creek, Ontario L8J-3A5
|FKN has suburb service for older BMWs including R and K bikes, replacement parts and accessories. They also have a pick up service available.|
|4815 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97206
|Independent BMW and Ducati shop, Airheads 1970-1995, oilheads to 2004, some K’s. 15 years of experience, BMW certified since 1994.
“Daric was a well-respected mechanic at BMW/Ducati of Marin in the 1990’s, and was Scott’s partner at Desmotosport in San Francisco.”
|Independant Motorcycle Repair||1623 Main St.
Philomath, OR 97370
|“Jonas is a great guy, one of the best BMW mechanics I have ever the pleasure to have met. Very unassuming, and really enjoys the bikes. Shop is spotless, and he’s still got his german accent.”|
|Northern and Pacific Cycles
|Specializing in 1969 and older BMW motorcycles. Full service repair & restoration.|
|Steve Prokop||Dundee, OR (about 25 miles from Portland)
|“He is the best BMW mechanic I have encountered. He worked many years for Cal BMW and moved to Dundee, Oregon where he has a large shop and works exclusively on BMW’s.”|
|Craig Immel||Off of Route 130, just south of Greensburg PA
|Professional service on your classic BMW. Minor or major repairs, scheduled maintenance or complete restorations. Over 35 years’ experience strictly with BMW’s. Reasonable rates and references upon request. PLEASE NOTE, will only perform work on Airhead BMW’s and 2 valve K-series. If you work on your own BMW and need any special help or technical assistance, please feel free to contact me.|
|Hermy’s||69 Centre Street
Port Clinton, PA 19549
|Around since 1963. Full service, plus a mail order store for parts|
|Rubber Chicken Racing Garage
|1360 Colony Way
Yardley, PA 19067
|“Tom is a frequent and valued contributor to the IBMWR Tech list and the Airheads list, and perhaps does more transmission and final drive rebuilds than any other mechanic in the USA.”|
|Spare Parts Company
|406 Vine St.
Philadelphia, PA 19067
|“Don’t let the name mislead you. Spare Parts is mainly a repair shop with more than 35 years of experience servicing BMW bikes. Roland is a great mechanic, an ethical businessman, and a gentle soul. He has worked on bikes of mine from /2 to /5 to my current R1100R. Highly recommended.”|
|2190 Route 138
Elgin, Québec, J0S-1A0 Canada
Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 5pm
|Full BMW motorcycle service. Large new and used parts inventory. In house rebuilds, on site machine shop. Service, repairs, rebuilds, reman, restorations. Vast experience, many years in business.|
|A Best Deal Cycles
|10554 Clemson Blvd.
Seneca, SC 29678
16 miles off I-85, between Charlotte and Atlanta
|Red Gardner (ex-BMWMOA Board member) is a factory trained BMW Level II-certified mechanic with 35 years experience. Airhead expert, former Luftmiester Racing mechanic. amI trained. FREE creek side camping. Service rates 25% below Dealer.|
|Bill Gasque||Conway, SC
By Appointment Only
|We handle all the AirHeads and most OilHeads for all service related work, tire changer, line of BMW tools and two lifts. Some parts in stock. Pick-up service and storage available also. Have been working on BMW’s as a hobby for over 25 years. Member of MOA Life Member, RA, AMA Life Member
“Bill Gasque of Conway SC is beyond professional. He diagnosed and serviced my K 1200 LT with a caring heart…not only for the bike but for the rider too! He is a gentleman. Has a very professional shop and one knows he truly cares. I will recommend him without regard.”
“Bill has worked on both my 75 R60 and 99 K1200LT. He did a really excellent job on both vehicles. The R60 carbs were the best I’ve had in the last 20 years. I would highly recommend him.”
|Machinery & Design
|351 Porsche Drive
Lexington, SC 29072
Hours approximately 10am to 6pm, Monday thru Saturday.
Please call ahead since our hours are sometimes irregular
|Our current shop was established in Feb, 2000. BMW dealer 1964-1987. Certified tech by BMWNA. Airhead and /2, R25,26,27 specialist. 40+yrs experience. All types of repairs. Machine shop and engineering services,etc. 185-285 watt 12 volt conversion systems for /2 & R27. 200 watt 12 volt system for R25 and R26 under development. New & used parts.|
|1818 N.Plesantburg Dr.
Greenville, SC 29609
|20 Year shop exp. Certified Master tech by BMWNA|
|Ed Huey||2413 Stock Creek Road
Knoxville, TN 37920
|“I was stranded in Knoxville and this fellow came with a trailer to rescue my bike. He repaired it the next day and was reasonably priced. Ex-dealership mechanic with a stellar local reputation.”|
|Independent Motorcycle Works
|208-A Crutchfield Avenue
Nashville, TN 37210
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|I work on all kinds of BMWs, airheads, oilheads, and other kinds of European motorcycles. I’m a BMW factory-trained mechanic, and can do just about anything.|
|Hank Arriazola||201 N. Commerce St.
|“I have another recommendation for an independent BMW repair shop. Hank Arriazola is a long time BMW tech with 17 years experience. He worked for RhineWest the BMW car and motorcycle independent shop in San Antonio, TX for a number of years. He specializes in oilheads and K bikes. He is now out on his own in South Texas in Dilley. I have used his services several times and would recommend him without reservation as a very thorough and competent tech.”|
|10603 Metric Blvd. STE 106
Austin, TX 78758
|Motorcyle repairs, scheduled maintenance, tire changes on or off bike, Dairyland & Foremost Powersports insurance, pre-purchase inspections, parts & accessories, apparel, etc.|
|816 S. Sylvania Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76111
|“Dominic Lovekraft has bought Perry’s Motorcycles and Sidecars here in Fort Worth. He has kept the two main techs that Perry had who were trained at BMW and by Perry. He knows side cars too.”|
|Martindale Motorcycle Works
|632 NW River Road
Martindale, TX 78655
T-F 10:00am-6:00pm, most Saturdays 10:00am-4:00pm
|Airheads parts and service.|
|620 W 27th St
Houston, TX 77008
By appointment only
|“He has a natural understanding of everything related to motorcycles, and he’s one of the few independent mechanics I’ve found with all the proper diagnostic computers and equipment to properly interface with my 1000 RR. He also rides a 1200 GS himself.”|
|MPH Cycles, Inc.
|16510 Park Row
Houston, TX 77084
|“…very good work at very fair prices on older K bikes, airheads, you name it. Their shop is full of K75’s, K100’s, and numerous airheads people have brought in for service, so I’m not the only one who has ‘discovered’ them. Mike Haven is a straight-up guy & a pleasure to do business with.”|
Will Spoor, Master Mechanic
Weekdays 9-5, by appointment only, calls preferred
|Zepplin Moto has over 20+ years experience servicing and restoring vintage BMW’s, Zundapp, and Moto Guzzi. We specalize in all pre WWII BMW’s, 1939-1945 Military models, specifically R-75. All singles and twins post war untill 1985. We are always looking for talented vintage BMW mechanics.|
|Bavarian Motorcycle Workshop
Ron Schmidt and Jay Haynes
|427 N. 300 W.
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
|Ron is certified by BMW as a Master Tech and Jay has all the normal BMW certifications. Ron has 33 years of BMW experience and Jay has 16 years. Carries a full line of BMW parts, plus all the popular tires, full line of apparel, helmets, Autocom, Remus, Works Shocks, and so on.|
|5226 South Commerce Drive, #4
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
By appointment, generally available 10am to 5pm
|Owner operated shop established in 1994. Specializing in all European road bikes. Extensive experience and workshop tools for vintage, classic, and antique BMWs. From repairs and service to crankshaft-up restorations.|
Lloyd “Bud” Provin, Jr
|4814 Rt 7 (north of town)
PO Box 562
Pittsford, VT 05763
firstname.lastname@example.org Tues-Fri 9:30-5:30, Saturdays 9:30-4:00
|Specializing in the repair and restoration of classic British & BMW Motorcycles. Bud also fabricates stainless steel brake lines for airheads.|
|Miracle Energy Systems
|645 Barnes Rd.
|Stephen Miracle is an independent mechanic with 40 years experience offering repair and restoration service on vintage bikes including BMW air cooled twins.|
|“Is a terrific motorcycle connection – he can do anything and knows BMW as well as any other bikes.”|
Khanh Nguyen (Lap Nguyen’s son)
|3025 Colvin Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
|Restoration, repair all BMW early or late models. World-wide shipping available for parts.|
|Gridlock Motors||7155 Opal Road
Warrenton VA 20186
|Formerly ‘Beemers Uber Alles’, specializes in parts as well as service.
“George Mangicaro left the dealership to open his own shop. He does great work and will install your parts, tires, oil at no extra charge.”
|1503 6th St. SE
Charlottesville, VA 22902
|“A frequent contributor to the IBMWR tech list, Anton is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.”|
|Brooks Motor Works
Email Contact Form
|Kevin Brooks runs a full-service shop for vintage and airhead beemers.|
|Vallantine Motor Works||Seattle, WA
|We specialize in BMWs and are highly trained to work on vintage through Waterboxer.|
|W9423 Hwy C
Cambridge, WI 53523
|Small business, local clients only.|
|Motor West, Inc.
|3211 W. Senator Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53216
|I have 15+ years experience working on airhead BMW’s. We service and restore only 1955-1985 airheads. No K bikes, no oil heads. I personally love the 1970-1985 range for reliability, and faithful service.|
|The Shop Milwaukee||2631 S. Greeley
Milwaukee, WI. 53207
|We’ve been in business for over ten years specializing in the service, repair and restoration of vintage and classic Japanese and European makes.|
|W3928 County Road A
Elkhorn, WI 53121
|I’ve been working on motorcycles since 1966, and BMW’s since 1971. Thoroughbred Cycles was a part time job in my garage, while I worked as an engineer for 19 years. I’ve been at it full time since 1996, with 90% of my work on BMW’s. I work on 2 valve twins, K’s, F650’s, Moto Guzzis, early Ducati and STOCK English bikes.|
|Thunder Road Motorcycle Shop
|8821 First Street
Glen Haven, WI 53810
(608) 778-9834 cell
|“Rick Barrett was most helpful getting my Beemer running again after the purchase in Beloit. He is a very knowledgeable and competent BMW mechanic. He has a trailer, tools and the willingness to drive and rescue a stranded biker any time of the day or night.”|