About Wunderlich America

If you are new to Wunderlich, we welcome and invite you to explore the many accessories that can open up fascinating possibilities for personalizing your BMW. Or as we like to call it "Completing Your BMW". Most of our products are designed by Wunderlich and made in Germany. These parts are developed with the highest quality standards with emphasis on fitment, functionality, practicality and drivability. We also import items from other European manufacturers to offer a complete array of service and replacement parts, tools and performance upgrades for your BMW motorcycle.

So You’re Buying a Used BMW R-Series Motorcycle…

The spring is a great time to buy a used motorcycle. You’ll find one for sale everywhere you look. There is often a flood of new ads and listings from people who clean out the garage and want to get rid of an old motorcycle that is taking up space. Many of those used motorcycles are BMW R-series. If you find one that really catches your eye, the next step is to take a look at it and interview the seller. Below, we have some tips that should make your pre-purchase inspection a little smoother. What To Bring: notepad & pen small flashlight shop-rag small socket set Flat & Phillips screwdrivers   Overview When you first start to go over any used BMW R-series, look for evidence that the motorcycle has been dropped. Usually you can see scuffs and scrapes on fairings, valve covers, exhaust pipes, bar-ends, or the handlebar levers. Also, keep an eye out for flaws like cracks in the frame and bent fork tubes. That could be a signal that the motorcycle has been wrecked. Finally, look for any fluid leaks or jerry-rigged repairs. Even though you can check the VIN on any motorcycle you’re considering, part of buying anything second-hand is relying on the word of the seller. You’ll need to assess for yourself if the seller is trustworthy. Ask a question about a flaw on the bike that would be obvious to the owner but not to a first-time buyer, but which you already know [...]

By | June 22nd, 2015|BMW R Series|0 Comments

DIY: Easy Belt Drive Service for your BMW F800 ST

The belt-drive system on the BMW F800 ST is one of its most unique features. Though BMW has typically used chain drive technology for the F-series motorcycles, for the ST, the belt drive is the logical choice. Not only is it much cheaper and easier to maintain, since it doesn’t require the same cleaning, lubrication, or adjustment; it will also last longer, run smoother, and run quieter. Plus, since the belt does not suffer from chain lash, the drivetrain will respond like a more costly shaft drive. These qualities make it perfect for a lightweight sport-tourer like the F800 ST. Today, we’ll take a look at servicing the drive belt on one of these unique motorcycles. It’s fairly straightforward if you’re handy with tools. Remember, you’ll find your replacement BMW F800 ST belt drive, plus all the other parts you could ever need for your BMW F800 ST at Wunderlich America. Removing the Old Belt Begin by removing the 3 Torx bolts that secure the foot-peg assembly. As you remove the bolts, take care not to lose the 3 plastic washers that sit between the assembly and the rest of the motorcycle. Once the bolts are out far enough they will just drop out to the ground. Make sure you catch them. Up front, remove the 3 Torx bolts that secure the pulley cover to the engine In the rear, remove the lower belt cover from the swing arm. There is only a single bolt. The rest is secured with [...]

By | June 17th, 2015|BMW F Series, Wunderlich|2 Comments

Front-End Protection for your R1200 GS

The BMW R1200 GS is the perfect machine to tackle any terrain that sits between you and your destination. From long tracts of smooth pavement, to dirt roads, to single-track woodland trails, it can do it all. But with the versatility of the R1200 GS there also comes some risk of damage to your motorcycle. Sure, skilled riding will keep your bike upright while you’re on it—but small things like low-hanging sticks or kicked-up stones can cause problems. Fortunately, Wunderlich has several products that can protect the sensitive parts of your motorcycle from flying hazards. The first product is the Wunderlich Oil Cooler Guard (8501152-160) for all R1200 GS motorcycles. The the video below shows the version for 2008 and up models, but there is also a version available for 2007 and earlier motorcycles. With the guard installed, the delicate fins of the front-mounted oil cooler on your R1200 GS are protected from damage or puncture from small stones and sticks kicked up in front of you. The Oil Cooler Guard is made from a tough steel mesh sandwiched between two pieces of molded ABS. It installs very quickly in about 5 minutes and is secured in place with just two easy bolts. The oil cooler guard also comes in silver or black so you can choose one to match the style of your motorcycle perfectly. Now, if you’ve ever been unlucky enough to have a stone or rock hit your headlight, you know how much it hurts your wallet. [...]

By | June 12th, 2015|BMW Parts & Accessories, BMW R1200, Wunderlich|1 Comment

The 4 Best BMW Motorcycle Accessories for Touring

Whether you have a brand-new BMW touring motorcycle or one that you have maintained for tens of thousands of miles, Wunderlich America offers many accessories to make your time on the road easier. Below, we have compiled a list of a few of our best-selling accessories for touring motorcycles.   1. Wind Deflector Hands down, our most popular BMW motorcycle accessories worldwide are the Wunderlich Wind Deflectors. One of the most common complaints about the windscreens of BMW motorcycles is that the top edge is not independently adjustable. This can cause turbulence and buffeting noise. That’s annoying at best. At its worst, it’s physically taxing. The Wunderlich Wind Deflector comes in three different sizes, each in tinted or clear Lexan, that allows you to finely tune the trailing edge of your windscreen to eliminate any issue with wind and give you a smoother and more relaxing ride. http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/motorcycle/8110024-025.html   2. Wunderlich Elephant Tank Bag On most motorcycles, storage space is at a premium. It’s part of the price of doing business on two wheels. However, if you’re touring or even just commuting, you’ll need to bring some stuff with you and you’ll need a place to store it. Our most popular piece of motorcycle luggage is the Wunderlich Elephant Tank Bag, which sits conveniently between you and the handlebars. It comes in five colors to match your style and is even removable from the baseplate so you can take it with you when you arrive. www.wunderlichamerica.com/motorcycle/1250920-929.html   3. Wunderlich Sidestand [...]

Performance BMW motorcycle parts don’t have to break the bank!

BMW Motorrad makes some pretty fantastic motorcycles, and for the vast majority of riders who commute or just ride about town for pleasure, their machines are more than enough to get the job done. However, these are still mass produced products that are designed for broad appeal. So, as humans have done since the industrial revolution, we modify and tune to make our machines better. Many times when riders start upgrading their motorcycle, they go all in with tons of expensive parts that don’t actually do anything to help their riding experience. As purveyors of the best BMW motorcycle parts on the web, but we also want you to be completely satisfied with your purchases. Just like you, we want you to get the right parts. We believe your money should never be wasted on something that doesn’t make your BMW motorcycle look or perform exactly the way you want. We also hear from riders who lament the high price tag of extra speed and power. We’ve got news for all you performance hunters out there: performance may not be as expensive as you think. The first modification you should take a look at is a larger rear sprocket for your motorcycle. Most BMW motorcycles have more than enough power to get you around town. If you have one of the S-series bikes, you can potentially reach almost 200 mph. But, if you’re not riding your motorcycle on the track, you’ll never need that much top end power. Switching to [...]

By | June 5th, 2015|BMW Parts & Accessories, Wunderlich|0 Comments

57th Mid-Rhine Off-road Challenge

Racing in the mud In spite of his Enduro road tires, Dirk Thelen turned in an impressive performance on his Wunderlich F 800 GS in the 57th Mid-Rhine Off- road Challenge. This is the granddaddy of all motorcycle events and took place for the 57th time in 2009. With 175 participants there was a pretty big starting line-up with large numbers of spectators. We're talking about the “Mittelrheinische Geländefahrt” (Mid-Rhine Off- road Challenge). The dynamic MSC Kempenich Motors MSC invited all comers to the Brohl Valley on the edge of the Eifel, including the four-times Enduro champion Dirk Thelen. Wunderlich had prepared a special BMW F 800 GS just for this exciting event. Coming up to the race, the mood in Sinzig was one of quiet confidence. Rider and bike had been optimally prepared; everything seemed in A1 order. All that was missing was the right rear tire; that shouldn't be a problem – or so we thought! The nearer it came to the start of the competition, the more hectic became the search in commercial outlets for a reliable and race-fit original 17-inch rear tire. The team wanted to start the race with kit as close to stock as possible. The FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme), the race's highest arbiter, finally forced the issue by accepting none of the proposed tires for the 17-inch rear wheel. So the people from Sinzig opted for a Metzeler Karoo, which is an Enduro tire exclusively for road use – a courageous decision [...]

By | June 3rd, 2015|BMW F Series, Competition, Wunderlich|0 Comments

The Enduro Guru

Dirk Thelen, multi-time German Enduro champion and winner of the Enduro Rally cup, has a proven partnership with Wunderlich's BMW specialists. Someone who most cherishes the memory of the Christmas celebration where he received his first trial motorcycle simply has motorsports run in his blood. With Dirk Thelen, you may think petrol is running in his veins instead of blood. At any rate, the Christmas gift in 1978 was a good investment because only two years later Dirk joined his first national championship, the youth trials in Ulmen. It only took another three years before he had moved up to an impressive sixth place in the youth trial championship. Hardly 18 years old and his rider’s license in his pocket, Dirk switched to Enduro sport, and now there were no more bounds. Already in the first year he moved up to vice champion in the Enduro cup of the next generation riders. His accumulated more titles over the years: German vice champion in the class up to 400 cc, third place in the Enduro world championship up to 250 cc, several times German champion in the 250 class and then overall winner in the Enduro Rally Cup several times. It was not by chance that Dirk Thelen and Erich Wunderlich met in the course of time. Shared enthusiasm about off-road riding, back then primarily on Yamaha, creates strong bonds. The first joint events followed from this. The first official SuperMoto race on the Nurburgring in Germany in 1991 is unforgettable. [...]

By | April 23rd, 2015|Wunderlich|0 Comments

Wunderlich America’s Custom BMW R nine T: Part 2

We’re back with another video for our custom BMW R nine T renamed the R nineTeufel (devil). Last time we looked at the R nine T we made some important bolt-on modifications. First, we added updated LED lighting in the rear. We improved performance by installing a sportier Remus exhaust and adding a Wunderlich Vario Paralever arm for adjustable suspension geometry. Finally, we put a little bit of a call-back to the legendary styling of the BMW R90S and installed the brand-new Wunderlich Daytona Fairing. Today, we’re delving deeper into our BMW R nine T, but before we get started on our new projects, we’re going to need to get the motorcycle off the ground. For this there is nothing better than the Bursig Center Lift Stand. It’s a high-quality German-made, frame-lift stand that will lift your entire motorcycle vertically and allow you to roll it around the garage or out of the way into a corner. As you can see in the video, tight workshops and even hallways are no problem for the Bursig stand. It also makes even the most routine maintenance like oil changes and tire removal as simple as installing the adapter plate and then lifting your motorcycle with the hand lever. We’re going to be modifying the visual style on the Wunderlich custom BMW R nine T beyond the bolt-on upgrades we made last time and moving into areas that are a little more complicated. All the silver pieces are coming off and are going [...]

By | April 17th, 2015|Wunderlich|0 Comments

Team WRA

Involved with the HP2 The Team WRA (Wunderlich Racing Activities) with their Wunderlich HP2 is permanently involved in off-road motor sports, achieving considerable success. The official starting signal for the Team WRA was given back in the autumn of 2005. This was the first time that the team with rider Dirk Thelen and an specially prepared Wunderlich BMW HP2 was involved in competition. This was the 53rd ADAC Middle Rhine Off-Road Tour, which, after all, is part of the German Enduro Cup. Although not officially part of the competition, the time spent in preparation was just as important. The team from Sinzig was intensively preoccupied with the preparation and tuning of the HP2. Three rounds of 48 kilometers each had to be mastered on this very demanding terrain. Four additional special tests did not make it any easier for the riders. The fact that Dirk Thelen confidently steered the mighty Wunderlich HP2 to second place in the A-license class, beat only by a KTM 520, was all the grander as the four-time Enduro champion was slowed down by a defective rim in the rear wheel. Naturally, the Wunderlich accessories installed in the HP2 again proved themselves during the tough race; because – as always – the Sinzig company used the contest to test various protection and reinforcement parts on the bike. Less than a year later team and machine faced an even greater challenge, the Swedish Gotland Grand National 2006. With 2500 participants, this is considered the biggest Enduro competition [...]

By | April 15th, 2015|Wunderlich|0 Comments

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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