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14 BMW Motorcycle Parts And Resources That Undeniably Improve Your Ride

Featured image courtesy of Benjamin Thompson. Licensed under Creative Commons 2.0 SA.  BMW motorcycle enthusiasts know the importance of great parts, accessories, and resources. The riding experience is more than the sum of its parts, and that means that one small change can make or break it. The perfect glove can literally transform your ride into total comfort. The right tour company can change a rider’s life with an incredible experience. At Wunderlich America, we’re passionate about BMW motorcycle parts. We want BMW enthusiasts to have the best accessories in the world. In this post, we’ve gathered some of our favorite accessories and riding resources. We hope this article will help you take your ride to the next level. Read on! 1. Riding Gloves, Jackets, and Race Suits by HELD We have been wearing HELD gloves for as many years as we have been riding BMWs. HELD is a family-owned company in Southern Germany that actually started making work gloves. This eventually transformed into motorcycle gloves and today, HELD offers far more than just gloves, but excellent riding gear, apparel and much more. HELD has also developed Over & Under Technology, which allows riders to stay dry while wearing their HELD gear. This two-piece, detachable outer membrane can be slipped on quickly if it starts to rain. It offers the full flexibility which riders require. HELD jackets offer comfort, durability, and an impeccable sense of style. With numerous designs in the HELD catalog, there’s truly something for every rider. We can’t [...]

William’s Tech Tips – Final Drive Seal Installation

Welcome to William’s Tech Tips! Need to replace your final drive seal?  Here’s what you do… [This applies to 1970 through 1984 dual shock BMW models.] The final drive seal output shaft is a common source of oil leak, and it’s an easy seal to replace, if you know how. Removing the cover is easy enough; all you need is a couple of M5 bolts to press the cover off by means of the threaded holes in the cover. Knock the old seal out, clean the cover thoroughly, then install the new seal into the cover. At this point, there’s a danger in possibly damaging the new seal when it passes by the many sharp edges of the final drive output splines. The following solution is as cool as it is simple… When you install the cover with the new seal, it’s imperative that the seal settles in its home undamaged. In this case, all you need is a soda can. Carefully cut the end off of the can with some sharp scissors and place it over the final drive output splines.   Place a Soda Can Over the Final Drive Output Splines   Lube the seal with some LIQUI MOLY LM48 Assembly Lube and slide it over the can and into position.  Be sure to heat the cover with a heat gun so that it fits onto the roller bearing without tension.  As soon as the cover is in place, remove the can, and the seal will [...]

William’s Tech Tips – Steering Head Bearing Change

Welcome to William's Tech Tips!   Need to replace your steering head bearings?  Here's what you do... The condition of the steering head bearings drastically affects handling and safety. If the bearings are too loose, a dangerous head shake can occur. Often, if you tighten the bearings, the steering will feel notchy, and it will be hard to keep a straight line, especially at low speeds. This can be due to the outer bearings actually having notches worn in, where the bearing rollers make contact. It can also be caused by hardening of the grease, where the stiff grease prevents the bearing rollers from rolling smoothly. Very often, it’s a combination of both, and the steering head bearings need to be replaced for optimal and safe handling. This is a job that you can do yourself with the proper tools. When changing the steering head bearings on your BMW, the most difficult part is removing the old bearings without doing damage to the motorcycle. Here are some tips and suggestions for this job: [Refer to a repair manual for detailed information, torque specs, etc. This is just a generic overview and not intended to describe the entire procedure.] Begin by removing the handlebars, the front wheel, and the fork assemblies. You may also need to remove the front brake assemblies, depending on the model, or maybe you can leave the brake calipers dangling or temporarily secured somehow. Depending on your particular model, you’ll need some rather large sockets or wrenches, [...]

Brand New LIQUI MOLY Products at Wunderlich America

We’ve got some great news for all the LIQUI MOLY fans out there. We just unloaded a ton of new products at the warehouse. We’re really excited to bring you some of these cool new products and we’ll have them up on the website very soon. One of the products we’ve been using quite a bit here in the shop is the LIQUI MOLY Oil Sludge Cleaner, which helps remove varnish and sludge from inside the valve train and small passages inside the head and crankcase where it can do some damage. We just picked up an R1100 GS project bike that’s been sitting for a while and to bring it back to life we’ve run a can of the sludge cleaner through it as well as a can of LIQUI MOLY Motorbike Engine Flush. After we flushed the engine and drained the old gas that had been for almost a decade, we also used a can of LIQUI MOLY Motorbike Fuel Additive to restore the idle and clean the deposits out of the tank and the rest of the fuel system. LIQUI MOLY was founded in 1957 in Ulm, Germany, and began specializing in molybdenum disulfide lubricant production for which they received a patent. Molybdenum disulfide not only is an excellent lubricant on its own, it’s also unaffected by corrosive acids and oxidizing environments making it perfect as a motor oil additive for the harsh environment inside of an engine. Engines which are filled with LIQUI MOLY products are [...]

By | April 2nd, 2015|LIQUI MOLY, Wunderlich|0 Comments

LIQUI MOLY Oils: The best for your BMW Motorcycle

LIQUI MOLY was founded in 1957 in Ulm, Germany, on the shores of the Danube. The company began out of a patent that was granted for the production of molybdenum disulfide, a lubricant with extremely low friction and that is unaffected by acids and oxygen. Their first marketed product was an additive using liquefied molybdenum disulfide and was used to give the company its name. More than five decades later, LIQUI MOLY is now the number one leading brand of oil in Germany and it is also our preferred motor oil at Wunderlich. We can assure you that LIQUI MOLY products are the finest available anywhere in the world. The research and testing that goes into each and every LIQUI MOLY product is unparalleled. LIQUI MOLY motor oils and engine additives are engineered for high performance and critical applications to retain their lubricity even in cases of almost complete oil loss. We offer nearly fifty different LIQUI MOLY products and accessories across a wide range to keep your motorcycle running at its best. One of the products we carry is the LIQUI MOLY Racing Bike Oil Additive. The additive is a colloidal, molybdenum disulfide solid-lubricant suspended in refined mineral oil. It specially formulated for use in four-stroke motorcycle engines and two-stroke engines. It can be used in engines that have either separated or mixture lubrication systems. If you’re looking to keep the inside of your engine free of particulate and sludge build-up, try both the LIQUI MOLY Pro-Line Engine Flush [...]

By | March 11th, 2015|LIQUI MOLY, Product Information|0 Comments
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