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Independent BMW Shops and Mechanics


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 owner says 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!

State/Province,
Country
Name (with web link if available) Address
Phone & email
Hours
Comments
Alaska 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."
Alberta Anderwerks Motorrad Spezialist #4, 3704 6th Street N.E.
Calgary, AB T2E 6K5
(403) 277-4269
(403) 277-4244 fax
dave@anderwerks.com sales@anderwerks.com
"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
t.e.janzen@shaw.ca
Mon-Sat 9-6
I had been at the BMW dealer here for 6 years. We specialize in BMW and Ducati motorcycles.
Arizona Bee Mer Werx
Paul Ford
3752 E. Hardy Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 975-5594
Okbeemer@aol.com
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
Josiah@DirtballCustoms.com
"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."
MotoGhost 21628 N Central Ave. Suite 1
Phoenix, AZ 85024
(602) 324-9629
info@motoghost.com
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
bmw_dave@hotmail.com
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.
British Columbia International Classic Motorcycles 850 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
DavidBCFriedman@gmail.com
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 Motorcycles 19862 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."
SWM Adventure Motorsports
Kelly
3041 Lakha Road
Kelowna, BC, Canada
(250) 870-1687
ural1@live.ca
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."
California Airhead Adventure
Greg Hutchinson and Sean McMichael
635 Bair Island, Suite 110
Redwood City 94063
(415) 205-7829
info@airheadadventure.com
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
service@
bavariancycleworks.com

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."
BeemerShop
Ted Porter
5100 Scotts Valley Dr. Suite 100
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
(831) 438-1100
service@beemershop.com
parts@beemershop.com
Certified tech and service manager, formerly of Bob's BMW, San Jose BMW and Santa Cruz BMW. 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, including cylinder head modifications, transmission rebuilds, etc."
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."
CSC Motorcycles
Steve Seidner and Gerry Edwards
1331 W Foothill Blvd.
Azusa CA 91702
(909) 445-0900
info@cscmotorcycles.com
Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
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) 449-2059
(619) 449-2753 (fax)
info@dcmwmcservice.com
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
greydogmoto@yahoo.com
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...
Lior's Motoride
Lior Elbaz
169 North Maple Street, Unit H
Corona, CA 92880
(951) 415-5668
liormotoride@yahoo.com
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
(707) 545-4132
mmsports@sonic.net
"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."
Stoner's Beemer Stash
Larry Stonestree
39628 Avenida Miguel Oeste
Murrieta, CA 92563
(951) 813-1704
ca.stoner@yahoo.com
Well-established source of airhead parts
Valdi's MotoZone
Valdi Slusarczyk
804 West 220th St.
Torrance, CA 90502
(310) 320-7040
(310) 320-7046 fax
valdismotozone@yahoo.com
"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."
Colorado After-Hours BMW
Matt Parkhouse
1129 W. Pikes Peak Ave.
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904
(719) 636-3633
Hobomatt@aol.com
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
BasinMotorcycle@durango.net
"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
PeteHoman@sbcglobal.net
"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."
Beemers & More Motorcycle Works
Steve Eddins & Roxanne Gartrell Eddins
800 Stockton Ave #4
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 221-1014
roxanne@beemersandmore.com
steve@ beemersandmore.com
My partner and I have a small independent shop in Ft. Collins, Colorado. He is a Master Certified BMW tech and between the two of us we have over 37 yrs in BMW's.
Outwest Motorcycle Works, LLC
Mark Erickson
62275 Verde Dr.
Montrose, CO 81403
(970) 901-8321
outwestmcw@yahoo.com
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.
Connecticut Solo Moto 10 Beech Street
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 531-5252
solomoto66@verizon.net
"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."
Florida AFI Cycle BMW Repair
Joe Taffuri
135 Evernia St.
Jupiter, FL 33458
(561) 427-8299
artfinjoe@aol.com
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)
phreedomrider@gmail.com
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
tom@rennsportmotorrad.com
Tue-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-4pm
I have over 20 yrs experance 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
david34135@gmail.com
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."
Georgia Apex Cycle
Wes and Rachel Burden
Ellijay, GA
(404) 702-4394
Wes@apexcycleshop.com
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
(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."
Boxerworks Service 4161 Greensboro Highway
Watkinsville, GA 30677
(706) 310-0699
Nathan@
boxerworks-service.com

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!"
Vintage Motors
Robert Koch
203 Lynn Bonds Ave.
Guyton, GA 31312
(912) 772-6005 or (912) 663-3469
duck@vintagemotorsllc.com
Stocking dealer for Genuine BMW parts for airheads. Quality repair and service, new and used parts.
Hawaii Kona Motorcycle Shop Mamalahoa Hwy
Holualoa, HI 96725
(808) 322-6555
Work on a variety of makes, including BMWs
Illinois Earve Brauer 8161 E. McGregor Rd.
Rockford, IL 61102
(815) 962-8911
rockbmw2000@yahoo.com
By appointment only
"Long-time independent BMW mechanic, as was his dad before him. He knows all generations of BMW's, but especially air heads."
Kirk Johnson Crystal Lake, IL
(815) 347-9800
14wntr@gmail.com
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
(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
nwcycle@sbcglobal.net
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
(815) 298-0498
jbdk4@comcast.net
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
(312) 709-5709
tassilo.bok@gmail.com
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.
Indiana 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."
Iowa 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."
Louisiana Chuck House Motorsports 524 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."
Maryland
Massachusetts Cycle-Tech Motorsports
Rich George
195 Central St.
Mansfield, MA USA 02048
(508) 339-3530
ctmsports@aol.com
"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
info@massboxerworks.com
I am an independent BMW tech. I was trained by Peter Bombar of Bombars Beemers.
Michigan Rick Pelton 9694 Chateau
Interlochen, MI
(231) 342-6509
rdpelton@aol.com
An independent shop servicing air-cooled BMW motorcycles from 1970-1995. Performing general and routine maintenance along with top end, transmission and carb service. Service performed with factory tools and factory parts.
Surrey Motorsports
Kurt Przybysz
Niles, MI
(269) 684-0362
Minnesota 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
"Doc"
200 Adams Ave. South
Cologne, MN 55322
(952) 466-2221
teamzman@yahoo.com
"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
2360 Walnut Creek Drive
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 775-5596
kajohnson126@gmail.com
I was lead technician at Mischlers BMW for 4 years, I recently quit my job there and moved back home with all my tools. I will work on all makes and models, 1923-2016, and have all specialty tools to do so. I was ranked in the top 8 technicians by BMW in 2011.
Mississippi Benchmark Motor Works
Craig Vechorik
3400 Earles Fork Road
Sturgis, MS 39769
(662) 465-6444
(800) 323-7102
vech@benchmarkworks.com
We stock parts for all airheads prior to 1983.
"Specializes in /2 but will work on everything up to /7. One of the most experienced and knowledgeable folks in the USA (perhaps in the world) with pre-1970 beemers."
Missouri David Clark 4401 Hencken Rd.
Wildwood, MO 63069
(just up the hill from Six Flags)
(636) 405-0949
dnclark1@mindspring.com
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.
Motorrad of St. Louis 5745 Dale Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 732-0357
george@motorradstl.com
We specialize in the service of BMW's from /2 on up.
Montana 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
bmwmontana@aol.com
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.
Nevada 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 Cycle Church Street
Moncton NB
(506) 382-0262
New Hampshire Bavarian Heritage Works 21 Sims Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 842-1126
dr4bmw@comcast.net
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 Pidgeon Manchester, 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."
Team Monkey Productions (was Affordable Beemer Services)
Chris Harris
640 Mast Road (Route 114a)
Manchester, NH 03102
(603) 665-9269
nhbmwshop@gmail.com
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."
New Jersey Eckenhoff Motorcycles of Cherry Hill
Alan Fisher and Rob Kiviat
919 Church Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
(856) 482-5300
ecycle@eckenhoff.com
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
Charlie.Rafferty@gmail.com
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
marc@ocdcustomcycles.com
"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
John
3110 Johnson Creek Rd.
Middleport, NY 14105
(716) 735-3458
Heide's Hodaka
Bill Heide
2033 Garnet Lake Road
Johnsburgh, NY 12843
(518) 251-2110
hihobmw@frontiernet.net
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."
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!"
North Carolina Bombar's Beemers
Peter Bombar
127-B Wolfpack Lane
Durham, NC 27704
(919) 450-7450
pbombar@hotmail.com
Tue-Sat by appointment only
25 years experience servicing BMW motorcycles. All models. Complete computer diagnostics. Extensive Machine Shop allows us to rebuild all types of cylinders, engines, transmissions, final drives and much more.
SMC, Inc. — Specializing in European Motorcycles
Andy Rounds
408 Plaza Drive
Harrisburg, NC 28075
(704) 455-2434
(704) 309-6298 (Cell)
info@smcspec.com
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.
Ohio Autobahn Craftwerks 4111 Spring Grove Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45223
(513) 591-2629
autobahn@fuse.net
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."
Cadre Cycle
Enzo Miller
11121 Deerfield Rd. Unit D
Cincinnati, OH 45242
(513) 522-7300
enzomiller@hotmail.com
Tue-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-Noon
Cobb BMW and H-D Repair
Turp Cobb
1301 Brownell Avenue
Lorain, OH
(440) 244-6881
Ontario Al Blanchard 1809 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 Repair Hwy 554 #47
RR1 Iron Bridge, Ontario P0R-1H0 Canada
(705) 843-0822
brunos@brunos.us
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
info@csmoto.com
I do a lot of /2 rebuilds and restorations. Also newer BMW bikes here in Ontario.
FKN Enterprises
Tomas Roeder
278 Green Mountain Roast East
Stoney Creek, Ontario L8J-3A5
(905) 639-1652
info@fkn.ca
FKN has suburb service for older BMWs including R and K bikes, replacement parts and accessories. They also have a pick up service available.
Oregon Cheshire Motorsports
Daric Cheshire
4815 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97206
(503) 231-2769
dcheshire@att.net
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
(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."
Northern and Pacific Cycles
Seth Jaramus
Portland, OR
(303 941-6806
napbmw@gmail.com
Specializing in 1969 and older BMW motorcycles. Full service repair & restoration.
Steve Prokop Dundee, 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."
Pennsylvania Rubber Chicken Racing Garage
Tom Cutter
1360 Colony Way
Yardley, PA 19067
(215) 321-7944
tpcutter@aol.com
"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."
Quebec Montecristo Enterprises
Yves Faucher
2190, Route 138
Elgin, Québec, J0S-1A0 Canada
(450) 264-2100
euromotorcycles@hotmail.com
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
redzbmw@gmail.com
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
(843) 902-2434
TheMoMoMan@gmail.com
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
madco29072@gmail.com
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
(864)380-5081
trophymoto@charter.net
20 Year shop exp. Certified Master tech by BMWNA
Tennessee A&D Motorcycles
Andy Hughes and Douglas Houghton
208 Crutchfield Avenue
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 942-5495
andmotorcycles@yahoo.com
"Doug and Andy work on anything. Doug's been a BMW dealership mechanic and knows his stuff. You will not find more meticulous mechanics and they are great guys to boot!"
  Ed Huey 2413 Stock Creek Road
Knoxville, TN 37920
(865) 201-6655
andmotorcycles@yahoo.com"
"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."
Texas Hank Arriazola 201 N. Commerce St.
Dilley, TX
(830) 963-1203
info@motohank.com
"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."
Cuznbob's Motorcycles
Robert Aldrich
10603 Metric Blvd. STE 106
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 424-9146
cuznbobs@gmail.com
Motorcyle repairs, scheduled maintenance, tire changes on or off bike, Dairyland & Foremost Powersports insurance, pre-purchase inspections, parts & accessories, apparel, etc.
Lovekraft Motorworks
Dominic Lovekraft
816 S. Sylvania Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76111
(817) 877-5900
lovekraftmotorwerks@gmail.com
"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
info@
martindalemotorcycleworks.com
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
andymetric@gmail.com
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
mike@mphcycles.com
"...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
willspoor@gmail.com
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.
Utah 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
socastevie@yahoo.com
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.
Vermont Nickwackett Garage
Lloyd "Bud" Provin, Jr
4814 Rt 7 (north of town)
PO Box 562
Pittsford, VT 05763
(802) 483-2460
budprovin@hotmail.com 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.
Stanley Brattleboro, VT
(802) 254-8554
"Is a terrific motorcycle connection - he can do anything and knows BMW as well as any other bikes."
Miracle Energy Systems
Stephen Miracle
645 Barnes Rd.
Montpelier, VT
(802) 223-3524
smiraclevt@gmail.com
Stephen Miracle is an independent mechanic with 40 years experience offering repair and restoration service on vintage bikes including BMW air cooled twins.
Virginia Beemers Uber Alles 9248 Mike Garcia Drive
Manassas VA 20109
(571) 318-2472
george@beemersuberalles.com
"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."
EUBMW
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.
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."
Washington 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.
Motorcycle Classics
Chris Hughes
Spokane, WA
(509) 928-3261
motorcycleclassics@yahoo.com
Airheads, K75, K100, K1100, and basic service on later models.
Vallantine Motor Works Seattle, WA
(206) 781-7945
vallantinemotors@gmail.com
We specialize in BMWs and are highly trained to work on vintage through Waterboxer.
Wisconsin Boxer Rebellion
Norm Benedum
W9423 Hwy C
Cambridge, WI 53523
(608) 423-3419
boxerrebellion@wildblue.net
Small business, local clients only.
Motor West, Inc.
Matthew Quirk
3211 W. Senator Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53216
(414) 875-8787
motorwest@sbcglobal.net
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
(414) 276-6686
theshop@theshopmilwaukee.com
We've been in business for over ten years specializing in the service, repair and restoration of vintage and classic Japanese and European makes.
Thoroughbred Cycles
Glen Bishop
W3928 County Road A
Elkhorn, WI 53121
(262) 642-7111
tbcycles@ticon.net
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
thunderroad@tds.net
"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."