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How to Restore Your BMW Twin, 1955-1985 (Motorbooks Workshop) Paperback – 30 Sep 2005

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An invaluable guide to 30 years of twin-cylinder BMW motorcycles. This is a repackaging of an out-of-print Osprey title (originally titled "BMW Twins Restoration Guide: All BMW Flat Twins, 1955-1985"). It provides invaluable in-depth coverage of these extremely popular BMWs. These bikes are sought out worldwide and are restored and ridden by enthusiasts who love their heritage as well as their look, sound, and feel on the road. Restorers will welcome the renewed access to the valuable information in this book. It includes coverage of the many engineering redesigns, technical modifications, and restyling exercises carried out on the horizontally-opposed twin-cylinder BMW machines over a 30-year period.

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Amazon.com: 3.5 out of 5 stars 6 reviews
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars BMW Restoration Book Comment 8 Oct. 2005
By F. Falsini - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
It does not give technical hints but just a detailed and photographic description of different BMW Bike Models.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars There are much better alternatives 3 Nov. 2008
By Dr.Science - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
In my BMW restoration efforts, I've built up quite a library of useful references. This is not one of them. The writing style is difficult, all in a pedantic passive tense, tending to wander off to irrelevancies while totally omitting discussion of important topics. I read this book at about the same time I read Zimmerman and Hacket's "How to Restore Your Motorcycle," another book in the Motorbooks series, and a much better guide to restoration. You see, in the effort to restore a vintage BMW, most of the little details that you need can be found online in the many user forums devoted to the subject. What a book can give you, and what you won't easily find online, is the big picture - what bikes are good candidates for restoration, how to set up a workshop, what tools you must have vs. what you shop out, how to organize the whole project. Walker's treatment of these subjects is inadequate, compared to Zimmerman and Hackett's. Also, the bulk of Walker's book is a discussion of various technical systems of the bike. It repeats, in a scanty fashion, information that is already in the service, parts, and related technical manuals that you will need to get anyway in order to restore your BMW. If you feel you must buy an expensive out-of-print manual on BMW restoration, the BEST book, hands down, is Slabon's "How to Restore Your BMW Motorcycle." Slabon only covers models thru the /2 series, but even if you have a later airhead, it's far superior to Walker's book in all respects.
4.0 out of 5 stars How to restore you BMW twin 1955 - 1985 8 Dec. 2009
By beemerfan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Another very useful book with heaps of information on older model BMW bikes. Discusses strengths and weaknesses of the bikes and ways to restore them.
A book I'll constantly refer to.
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars indispensable 3 Feb. 2010
By Michele Fantino - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
For all that are going to start a project of this kind , this is the Book .....
0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good! 16 Mar. 2007
By Isis L. Primus - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This was another purchase for my husband. That is a BMW Motorcyclist, he will always say never can have enough books on these great bikes!

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