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Top Custom BMW Motorcycles of 2015

If you’ve kept up with the custom motorcycle scene, you know how hot BMW customs are right now. At Wunderlich America, we’re huge fans of all things BMW, including the mind-blowing customs that keep popping up all over the globe. With 2015 coming to a close, we decided to comb the web for our favorite custom BMW builds from last year. Yes, it’s almost spring—but it really did take us that long to find the best builds of 2015. Here they are—the Top Custom BMW Motorcycles that made the cut. We’ve broken them down into prize categories based on motorcycle type and whether the final product emphasizes vintage or modern styling. We found 20 bikes total--and many, many more that we couldn't include because of space. To all the great custom shops out there: CONGRATS on a fantastic year, and keep up the good work. CORRECTION: many of these photos were edited by Inazuma Cafe Racer. Our team did not initially realize that the photos we sourced from Inazuma were different from the originals created by the builders. We initially published this article without proper attribution to Inazuma Cafe Racer. We have corrected this problem to the best of our knowledge. Please email Paul Wolf, edtior, press [at] wunderlichamerica [dot] com, with any further corrections. Let's check out the winners. 1st PRIZE, TOP CUSTOM BMW 2015 Bavarian Fistfighter (Rough Crafts) MODERN CAFE RACERS 1st Prize: HPNineT (High Octane Speed Shop) 2nd Prize: The Heinrich Maneuver (Deus Customs) 3rd Prize: Brown (Johnnie Wash) 4th Prize: Sun Kist (BikeBiz) [...]

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, [...]

Wunderlich America’s Custom BMW R nine T

Hello everyone! We’ve got something really special for you today. We’ve started work on a custom BMW R nine T for Wunderlich America, and we’re going to be putting up some videos so that you can see exactly what we’re doing and watch the transformation for yourself. This R nine T is going to have a really mean look when it’s done, and we’re excited to show you the whole process. One of the first things we did was to add LED lighting to the rear of the bike. We went with the Rhombus Rear Indicators which have integrated brake lights which will give you not only killer looks but some extra visibility. We also used a set of Kellerman Bar End Turn Signals up front to replace the turn signals we shaved from the oil cooler. In the performance department, we’ve gone with a full Remus exhaust that we’ve attached using Wunderlich Exhaust Support Bracket. You can hear a sampling of the exhaust note at the end of the video. We’ve also bolted on a Vario Paralever arm in the rear. This is one of those small things that make a big difference in your motorcycle. Unlike the stock link on the BMW R nine T, the Vario Paralever arm is adjustable so you can lower your ride height in the rear and change your steering geometry and handling of your motorcycle. We made one of the biggest changes to the styling at the very front of the BMW [...]

By | April 9th, 2015|BMW R Nine T, Wunderlich|0 Comments
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