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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 (no one has submitted other international listings yet!) 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
Rick Brown
24915 Meadow Creek Dr.
Robertsdale, AL 36567
(251) 504-0260
/5 to /7 and vintage British
Terry’s Two Wheel TT&A
Terry Ware
1057 Commerce Blvd.
Pelham, AL 35124
(205) 987-2090
20 years BMW experience
The Abbey
Mike Strong
3.5 miles from the Parks Highway (Highway 3) on Knik-Goose Bay Road,
Wasilla, AK
(907) 376-6919
“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 Spezialist3704 6th Street N.E. #4
Calgary, AB T2E 6K5
(403) 277-4269
(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
Tyler Janzen
6936 68th Ave
Edmonton, AB T6B 3C5
(587) 402-6753
Mon-Sat 9-6
I had been at the BMW dealer here for 6 years. We specialize in BMW and Ducati motorcycles.
Bee Mer Werx
Paul Ford
3752 E. Hardy Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 975-5594
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.
Dirtball Customs
Josiah Brennan
420 South Robson
Mesa, AZ 85210-3007
(520) 548-7358
“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
520 327-0773
520 327-3635 fax
Large, well-known dealer, around since the 1970’s
MotoGhost21628 N Central Ave. Suite 1
Phoenix, AZ 85024
(602) 324-9629
Tue-Fri 10am-6pm,
Sat 10am-3pm
35 years combined BMW experience. Exclusive BMW service center. Service on all BMWs including current, full diagnostics, parts & accessories, etc.
Quality Cycle Service
Dave Alquist
193 N. Dome Ln.
Tonto Basin, AZ. 85553-1201
(480) 338-7605
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.
Cuznbob’s Motorcycles
Robert Aldrich
2295 Main St.
Oxford, AR 7256
(512) 424-9146
T-Sa by appointment
Motorcyle repairs, scheduled maintenance, tire changes on or off bike, Dairyland & Foremost Powersports insurance, pre-purchase inspections, parts & accessories, apparel, etc.
British Columbia
International Classic Motorcycles850 Sohier Road
Parksville BC V9P 2B8, Canada
(250) 594-9404
Partly Dave’s Neighbourhood Garage
David Friedman
1805 46th Avenue
Vernon, BC, V1T 3P4, Canada
(250) 549-3666
Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm
(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 Motorcycles19862 96 Avenue, #3
Langley, BC V1M 3C1, Canada
(877) 200-1881
(604) 513-1376 Sales, Service and Parts
604-513-1378 fax
“He is also a Ural dealer now but Shail has been servicing airheads in the Vancouver BC area for decades.”
Stoney Peak BMW ServiceBy appointment only,
Victoria BC, Canada
(250) 412-6639
Airheads only, service and restoration for pre-war to /6
SWM Adventure Motorsports
3041 Lakha Road
Kelowna, BC, Canada
(250) 870-1687
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.”
Ryan Reza
420 W. Broadway
Glendale, CA 91204
(818) 507-MOTO or (323) 599-MOTO (6686)
T-Sa 9:30-7pm, Mondays by appointment
have been a BMW master certified tech since 2008, was formerly the foreman at BMW of Hollywood, and Service Manager at New Century BMW Motorcycles. I opened my own shop in 2016. I work on everything from /2 to current production bikes.
Airhead Adventure
Greg Hutchinson and Sean McMichael
635 Bair Island, Suite 110
Redwood City 94063
(415) 205-7829
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
David Benda
501 Alabama Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 829-8235

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.”

Ted Porter
5100 Scotts Valley Dr. Suite 100
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
(831) 438-1100
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
Matt Gagne
18619 Topham St.
Tarzana, CA 91335
(310) 741-8196
Tue-Sat 10am-5pm
“He did a front fork rebuild for me and did a good job.”
Cal Moto2490 Old Middlefield Way
Mountain View, CA 94043
650 966-1183952 North Canyons Parkway
Livermore, CA 94551
925 583-3300
Used to be California BMW, a shop that has been around since the 1970’s.
CoastRiders Powersports306 Higuera St
San Luis Obispo, CA
(805) 543-0354
Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm
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.
Dave Campbell’s Motorcycle Service of San Diego7945 Mission Gorge Road #109
Santee, CA 92071
(619) 449-2059
(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
Patrick Bell
Alameda, CA 94501
(415) 987-4607
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, and if I can help those fellow riders out there, I’m happy do do so…
Lior’s Motoride
Lior Elbaz
169 North Maple Street, Unit H
Corona, CA 92880
(951) 415-5668
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.”
Ozzie’s BMW Center2438 Cohasset Road
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 345-4462
“Great shop, around for decades, definitely airhead-friendly.”
“Just check out their Yelp reviews.”
RPM Cycles1495 B Palma Drive
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 644-7159
Tue-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Long-standing BMW shop, airhead-knowledgeable
Scottie’s Workshop
Scott Sharpe
2102 Walsh Ave. Suite H
Santa Clara, CA
(408) 475-2696
Specializes in pre-1970 airhead restoration, but also works on later airheads and 1st-generation K-bikes, see this Cycleworld article for more info
Superior Boxer
Dave Ranalli
Oakland, CA
10+ years of experience with 1970-1995 airheads
Valdi’s MotoZone
Valdi Slusarczyk
804 West 220th St.
Torrance, CA 90502
(310) 320-7040
(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.”
After-Hours BMW
Matt Parkhouse
1129 W. Pikes Peak Ave.
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904
(719) 636-3633
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
Harry Hill
141 S Main St.
Mancos, CO 81328
(970) 533-7005
(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
Pete Homan
2312 South Delaware Street
Denver, CO 80223
(720) 570-2044
“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
Mark Erickson
62275 Verde Dr.
Montrose, CO 81403
(970) 901-8321
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
Max Stratton
465 Federal Rd
Brookfield, CT 06804
(203) 740-12701535

John Fitch Blvd, Rte. 5
South Windsor, CT 06074
(860) 372 4552Tues-Fri 9am-5pm
Sat 9am-3pm

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.
Metric MotoWorx of Fairfield County
5373 Main St.
Trumbull, CT 06611
(917) 284-1610

By appointment only

I have been working on metric motorcycles of all makes and models for nearly twenty years. My training and experience encompass a lifetime of turning wrenches and troubleshooting electrical systems. I apply these skills to BMW motorcycles the same as I would Kawasaki, Honda, or any other motorcycle or scooter. 
Solo Moto10 Beech Street
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 531-5252
“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
Joe Taffuri
135 Evernia St.
Jupiter, FL 33458
(561) 427-8299
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.
Burn Up CompanyWest Palm Beach, FL
(561) 475-1283
“I have used them to work on my 1975 R75/6. I’ve been satisfied with their knowledge and ability.”
Dominic Alvord931 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.
Long’s Cycles
Johnny Long
800 NW 12th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136-3613
(305) 325-0775
“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.”
Rennsport Motorrad
Tom High
1755 Lexington Ave, Suite 1
Deland, FL 32724
(about 25 miles from Daytona Beach and Orlando)
(386) 734-2496
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.
Rocket Cycles
David Seeber
Bonita Springs, FL
(238) 734-0775
Flexible hours
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
Steve Kadelak
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.”

Apex Cycle
Wes Burden
3096 Lower Burris Rd.
Canton, GA
(404) 702-4394
By appointment only
Independent shop specializing in antique and vintage BMW, early Ducati and European makes. Daily rider maintenance , full mechanical rebuilds , Concours restorations , AHRMA vintage BMW race bikes and custom redesign.
Barnesley Motor Works400 Alabama Rd.
Ephesus GA 30170
(770) 854-9136
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 Cycle752 West Peachtree Street
Norcross, GA 30071
770 447-6945
770 447-5798 fax
Well-established shop with a great supply of parts for airheads (including /2’s) and other models
Boxerworks Service4161 Greensboro Highway
Watkinsville, GA 30677
(706) 310-0699

Mon-Sat 7am-5pm
“These are great people and techs.”
Paul’s Garage
Paul Wilson
2025 Marshall Huff Rd.
Dallas, GA 30132
(678) 871-7285
“I’m impressed with Paul’s competent, friendly, reasonably priced service. Paul inspires confidence, and absolutely knows his stuff!”
The Motorcycle Store
Robert Koch
204 South Sumter St.
Oglethorpe, GA 31068
(912) 663-8339
Stocking dealer for Genuine BMW parts for airheads. Quality repair and service, new and used parts.
Kona Motorcycle ShopMamalahoa Hwy
Holualoa, HI 96725
(808) 322-6555
Work on a variety of makes, including BMWs
Britts and Beemers
Todd Millican
14350 Hollow Road
Caldwell, ID 83607
(208) 697-1976 by appointment only
“Very skilled with airheads, also manufactures replacement wiring harnesses”
Mitch’s Motorcycles
Mitch Berger
Boise, ID 83607
(310) 947-22976 by appointment only
I worked at Marty’s BMW in Torrance in the late 70’s and then full time from 1988 till 2004, when the shop was sold to a BMW car dealership. Went independent shortly after that. Been here in Boise for 12 years.
Kirk JohnsonCrystal Lake, IL
(815) 347-9800
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 Chicago1901 S Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 738-4269
“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
Ron Rivenburgh
2216 North Ringwood Rd.
McHenry Illinois, 60050
(815) 344-7780
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 Rambow3012 Bavarian Ln.
Rockford, IL 61109
(815) 298-0498
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 BokColfax, IL
(312) 709-5709
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”
Guenther Wuest
6891 W US Hwy 150
Fredericksburg, IN 47120
(812) 472-3739
“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
Jimmy Figges
381 Oak Street, Box G
Riverside, IA 52327
(319) 648-3241
“Long-time BMW dealer, now sells Moto-Guzzi and MV. Still works on Beemers and has a large supply of BMW parts.”
Chuck House Motorsports524 S. Claiborne Ave
New Orleans, LA 70112-1312
(504) 896-9099
“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.”
Belmont Motorcycle Performance149 Lincolnville Rd
Belmont, ME 04952
(207) 342-2413
9am-5pm, Mon-Sat?
No website or email, but one person reports a good experience. Only shop we know of in Maine so far.
Bob’s BMW10720 Guilford Road
Jessup, MD
800 269-2627
301 924-515
301 776-2338 fax
Email parts and accessories
Large independent shop with tons of parts, both new and used.
TT Moto
Tom Turnbull
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 Cycle274 Route 2
Scenic Mohawk Trail
Gill, MA 01354
(413) 863-9543
Tues-Fri 11:30 – 5:30, Sat 11-3 or by appointment
Ex-BMW dealer
Cycle-Tech Motorsports
Rich George
195 Central St.
Mansfield, MA USA 02048
(508) 339-3530
“He is a BMW certified motorcycle mechanic. Used to work for Arlington Motorsports.”
Mass Boxer Works
Rick Miller
11 Shore Dr.
Spencer MA 01562
(919) 530-9456
I am an independent BMW tech. I was trained by Peter Bombar of Bombars Beemers.
Detroit Iron Cycles10325 Highland Rd.
White Lake, MI 48386
(248) 342-8225
“A great shop that has generations of BMW mechanics. They do excellent work for a reasonable price.”
Surrey Motorsports
Kurt Przybysz
Niles, MI
(269) 684-0362
BMW Motorcycle Service
Charlie Johnson
18145 Hummingbird Rd.
Wayzata, MN 55391-3224
(952) 449-0357
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
(952) 466-2221
“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
Kevin Johnson
315 6th Street North
Hudson, WI 54016
(651) 775-5596
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
Craig Vechorik
89 Earles Fork Road
Sturgis, MS 39769
(662) 465-6444
(800) 323-7102
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.”
Dave Clark’s Forever Endeavor Cycles518 East Osage
Pacific, MO. 63069
(636) 938 7336 shop
(636) 675 3937 cell phone
Shop hours T-F 9-5 Sat 9-12
Call cell during off hours
Certified BMW Technician #89. Has been a BMW trained/certified technician for more than 20 years. Vintage restoration, Airhead specialist 1955-1995, transmission rebuilds, and valve jobs.
Bob’s Motorwerks LLC
Bob Clement
132 Blanchard Butte Rd. near Roberts, in southcentral Montana (about a mile off the famous Beartooth Highway)
(406) 445-2044
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.
F&S Powersports
Gerry Edwards
2834 Marco St.
Las Vegas, NV 89115
(702) 325-1203
“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.”
New Brunswick
Adrian’s CycleChurch Street
Moncton, NB E1C4M6
(506) 382-0262
Airheads, /5 to /7
Atlantic Motoplex950 Champlain St.
Dieppe, NB E1A 1P8
(506) 383-1022
All models
New Hampshire
Barrington Motor Works
Andrew Kahora
1892 Franklin Pierce Hwy, Barrington, NH 03825
(603) 664 2673
Monday – Friday 9am-5pm
Vintage and classic BMWs up to and including 1975.
Barrington Motor Works shares your love for vintage BMW motorcycles, and is ready to help you get your bike ready for the next chapter in its life. A small, independently-owned shop in the heart of the New Hampshire woods, Barrington Motor Works has spent the last 20 years restoring and servicing vintage BMW motorcycles.
Bavarian Heritage Works21 Sims Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 842-1126
Mon-Sat 8:00-6:00
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 PidgeonManchester, NH
(603) 668-5093
“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.”
Max Stratton
209 Lafayette Rd., Rte 1
N. Hampton, NH 03862
(603) 828-2877
Tues-Fri 9am-5pm
Sat 9am-3pm
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)
Chris Harris
640 Mast Road (Route 114a)
Manchester, NH 03102
(603) 665-9269
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 He’s a great resource.”
New Jersey
Eckenhoff Motorcycles of Cherry Hill
Alan Fisher and Rob Kiviat
919 Church Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
(856) 482-5300
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.
New Mexico
Centaur Cycles
Richard Meltz
Santa Fe, NM
(505) 471-5481
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
Charlie Rafferty
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.
(575) 741-0878
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
Marc Beyer
1315 Rufina Circle
Santa Fe NM, 87507
(505) 428-0646
“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.”
New York
Beemer Barn
3110 Johnson Creek Rd.
Middleport, NY 14105
(716) 735-3458
“Under new management now, John retired and Glenn has purchased the business and taken over.  He does Airhead repair as well as restoration work.
Heide’s Hodaka
Bill Heide
2033 Garnet Lake Road
Johnsburgh, NY 12843
(518) 251-2110
Mon-Thu 9am-5pm,
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.”
Max Stratton
845 Hoosick Rd.
Brunswick, NY 12180
Phone: (518) 279-3040Tues-Fri 9am-5pm
Sat 9am-3pm
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.
Peter Boggia
97 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(347) 844-9090
“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.
Thomas Pfeiffer
166 21st Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232
(718) 802-1705

Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm,
Sat 9am-1pm
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.
North Carolina
Bombar’s Beemers
Peter Bombar
6427 Windmill Way
Wilmington, NC 28405
(919) 491-4875
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm by appointment only
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.
Bring More Wrenches Moto LLC
David Snyder
881 Fairfield Circle
Raeford, NC 28376
(910) 751-1885
Hours are Mon-Sat 8am-5pm unless I’m out riding. And I’m happy to help with emergencies.
I’ve worked on many different Beemers including K1600GT, K1200GT, K1100RS, K1200S, K75S, R1200GS, F800, & F650 motorcycles. I’ve had 23 years experience as a mechanic in the Army, and completed classes at MMI, UTI, Engine Builders Association, and countless others. My goal has always been to provide quality repairs and service at a cost less than a dealer. I also pick up & deliver in the Ft. Bragg area.
Mr. Beemer
Jon Ross
PO Box 254
Willow Spring, NC 27592
(919) 749-3987
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
Andy Rounds
408 Plaza Drive
Harrisburg, NC 28075
(704) 455-2434
(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.
Cadre Cycle
Enzo Miller
11121 Deerfield Rd. Unit D
Cincinnati, OH 45242
(513) 522-7300
Tue-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-Noon
Cobb BMW and H-D Repair
Turp Cobb
1301 Brownell Avenue
Lorain, OH
(440) 244-6881
Air Support BMW
George Thomas
Kitchener, Ontario Canada
(519) 575-3427
Instagram @air_support_bmw
Ontario’s largest Airhead-only service shop. Specialties include high-end in house machine work including cylinder heads. Complete service and overhaul for any BMW air-cooled motorcycle including pre 1970 models. Full concourse level restorations available. Customers world wide.  Cross country and international bike shipping.  Many credible references available. Open six days a week by appointment only.
Al Blanchard1809 7th Line, RR #1
Port Hope, Ontario L1A-3V5 Canada
(888) 444-3330
“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 RepairHwy 554 #47
RR1 Iron Bridge, Ontario P0R-1H0 Canada
(705) 843-0822
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.”
CS Moto
Carlos Santos
842 Farewell St.
Oshawa, Ontario L1H-6N6 Canada
(905) 432-2691
I do a lot of /2 rebuilds and restorations. Also newer BMW bikes here in Ontario.
FKN Enterprises
Tomas Roeder
Stoney Creek, Ontario L8J-3A5
(905) 745-8005
FKN provides service for older BMWs including R and K bikes, replacement parts and accessories. They also have a pick up service available.
Matthew gill
Sarnia, Ontario L8J-3A5
(519) 312-5864
Over 20 years experience working on Airheads, I’ve mentored under two certified BMW techs. Full service shop, from home, specializing in engine/transmission rebuilds. Also Guzzi/Ducati/Morini (and occasionally British if I’m feeling masochistic)
Cheshire Motorsports
Daric Cheshire
4815 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97206
(503) 231-2769
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 Repair1623 Main St.
Philomath, OR 97370
(541) 929-6493
“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.”
Murph’s BMW Service
Chris Murphy
88 Maxwell Rd.
Eugene, OR 97404
(541) 689-9954
“He’s old school — works on airheads – including the pretty old ones. (My friend’s R69, my R60 and before that a slew of others. He does respond to email. Can’t hear well from a cellphone – hates ‘em in fact. If you want to talk to him and still have a landline, best use it. Brooks no fools. Enormously ethical. Has every part under the sun. Cranky and sweet. Always has the wood stove going and a pot of coffee on, when it’s colder.”
Northern and Pacific Cycles
Seth Jaramus
Portland, OR
(303 941-6806
Specializing in 1969 and older BMW motorcycles. Full service repair & restoration.
Steve ProkopDundee, OR (about 25 miles from Portland)
(503) 538-8120
“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 ImmelOff of Route 130, just south of Greensburg PA
(412) 759-1726
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’s69 Centre Street
Port Clinton, PA 19549
(610) 562-7303
Tue-Fri 9am-6pm,
Sat 9am-4pm
Around since 1963. Full service, plus a mail order store for parts
Rubber Chicken Racing Garage
Tom Cutter
1360 Colony Way
Yardley, PA 19067
(215) 321-7944
“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
Roland Sotello
406 Vine St.
Philadelphia, PA 19067
(215) 922-2214
Tue-Fri 10-6pm
Sat 10-4pm
“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.”
Montecristo Enterprises
Yves Faucher
2190 Route 138
Elgin, Québec, J0S-1A0 Canada
(450) 264-2100

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.
South Carolina
A Best Deal Cycles
Red Gardner
10554 Clemson Blvd.
Seneca, SC 29678
16 miles off I-85, between Charlotte and Atlanta
(864) 985-1774
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 GasqueConway, SC
(843) 902-2434
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
Clanton Austell
351 Porsche Drive
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 808-2445
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.
TrophyMoto LLC
Troy McAfee
1818 N.Plesantburg Dr.
Greenville, SC 29609
20 Year shop exp. Certified Master tech by BMWNA
Ed Huey2413 Stock Creek Road
Knoxville, TN 37920
(865) 201-6655
“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
Douglas Houghton
3418 Old Hickory Blvd. Unit H58
Old Hickory, TN 37138
(615) 973-2974
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 Arriazola201 N. Commerce St.
Dilley, TX
(830) 963-1203
“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.”
Lovekraft Motorworks
Dominic Lovekraft
816 S. Sylvania Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76111
(817) 877-5900
“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
Mike Orloff
632 NW River Road
Martindale, TX 78655
(512) 357-2842

T-F 10:00am-6:00pm, most Saturdays 10:00am-4:00pm
Airheads parts and service.
Metric Motorcycles
Andy Marcer
620 W 27th St
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 334-8030
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.
Mike Haven
16510 Park Row
Houston, TX 77084
(281) 647-6557
“…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.”
Zepplin Moto
Will Spoor, Master Mechanic
Houston, TX
(832) 741-4737
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
(801) 359-1269
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.
Rootsman Restorations
Steven Seftel
5226 South Commerce Drive, #4
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
(801) 265-2444
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.
Nickwackett Garage
Lloyd “Bud” Provin, Jr
4814 Rt 7 (north of town)
PO Box 562
Pittsford, VT 05763
(802) 483-2460 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
Stephen Miracle
645 Barnes Rd.
Montpelier, VT
(802) 223-3524
Stephen Miracle is an independent mechanic with 40 years experience offering repair and restoration service on vintage bikes including BMW air cooled twins.
StanleyBrattleboro, VT
(802) 254-8554
“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
(571) 294-2386
Restoration, repair all BMW early or late models. World-wide shipping available for parts.
Gridlock Motors7155 Opal Road
Warrenton VA 20186
(571) 318-2472
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.”
Motoworks1103 Lafayette Blvd.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
(540) 940-6353
Founded in 2015 and turned full-time in 2020. Motoworks’s 3-person team has a combined 104 years of industry experience! Mike J., in particular, has been a BMW Master Technician for 36 years. We service BMW across their entire lineage. Motoworks is Virginia’s most knowledgeable and welcoming motorcycle shop.
Virginia Motorrad
Anton Largiader
1503 6th St. SE
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 409-3767
“A frequent contributor to the IBMWR tech list, Anton is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.”
Brooks Motor Works
Kevin Brooks
Olympia, WA
(360) 413-5928
Email Contact Form
By Appointment
Kevin Brooks runs a full-service shop for vintage and airhead beemers.
Vallantine Motor WorksSeattle, WA
(206) 781-7945
We specialize in BMWs and are highly trained to work on vintage through Waterboxer.
Motor West, Inc.
Matthew Quirk
3211 W. Senator Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53216
(414) 875-8787
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 Milwaukee2631 S. Greeley
Milwaukee, WI. 53207
(414) 276-6686
We’ve been in business for over ten years specializing in the service, repair and restoration of vintage and classic Japanese and European makes.
Stender Motorcycle Services
Howard Stender
Algoma,WI 54201
(920) 559-9832
I’ve been servicing motorcycles, including differing BMWs since 1967.  Four years ago, I went full time and opened my shop.  Please feel free to look over my website, address below.  I own an ‘88 K75 myself.
Thoroughbred Cycles
Glen Bishop
W3928 County Road A
Elkhorn, WI 53121
(262) 642-7111
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
Rick Barrett
8821 First Street
Glen Haven, WI 53810
(608) 794-2198
(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.”