If are looking to find out how to restore a BMW vintage motorcycle, the cost may depend on the availability of the parts for the bike you have. A BMW vintage motorcycle that is particularly rare may be difficult to restore without professional help, since the parts may not be readily accessible. Try to figure out how much money you want to spend on restoring your bike, then once you find out the total cost you can decide if it is worth spending your cash on the bike.
Things You May Need:
- BMW motorcycle parts
- Qualified motorcycle mechanic
- The first thing you may want to do is visit a BMW motorcycle dealer. When you are going to restore a BMW vintage motorcycle, a dealer that sells BMW bikes may be able to give you some pointers. Show the motorcycle to the dealer, or ask if they have a service manager who can look the bike over. If they think the bike is worth restoring, you can also have them give you an estimate on what it will take to get your bike back in good condition.
- If you need to order parts, ask for the BMW dealer’s parts manager. Get the manager to give your BMW vintage motorcycle an inspection, or have them consult with the service manager on what parts you need. If you think the price is high, get a written estimate, and then do some more investigating at other motorcycle repair sources.
- Try a motorcycle parts store or look online for the parts you need. Compare the cost of the parts with the BMW motorcycle dealer, to see which place offers the best deal. You may want to also consider the fact that the dealer sells the same brand of bike as your BMW vintage motorcycle, so they may be the wise choice if the price difference is not worth haggling over.
- Get an estimate from an independent motorcycle repair shop. Even if you are going to buy parts from the BMW motorcycle dealer, it is a good idea to get another opinion on what it will take to restore a BMW vintage motorcycle. Ask the mechanic to give you their opinion on the restoration costs. Find out what each source guarantees on the repairs, then decide whether to use the mechanic or the BMW dealer to restore your bike.