And Who or What
is Barrington Motor Works, LLC?

Barrington Motor Works -Christopher and Barbara Betjemann

After more than forty years of motorcycle riding and wrenching, and more than twenty years of the restoration and construction of our personal BMW motorcycles, we, Christopher and Barbara Betjemann established Barrington Motor Works, LLC in 1999 to share what we had learned and knew about the vintage BMW motorcycle with other BMW vintage motorcycle enthusiasts.

Christopher, a former emergency physician who was now retired, needed something to direct his considerable energies and abilities toward. And Barbara, a painter and Christopher's lifelong partner, shared that dream. Over the years of restoration of our own BMW motorcycles and the creation of a number of vintage BMW specials we had not only acquired and developed a significant armamentarium of skills, but had also established friendships and business relationships with many talented and experienced individuals both here and in Europe who, like us, wanted to contribute to the vintage BMW motorcycle community.

Although we enjoy the restoration of vintage BMW solo and sidecar machines, we also take great interest in the building of both vintage BMW race machines and cafe machines for the street.

Join us if you can for our first annual open house on the afternoon of May 20, 2018.

Having said the above, join us and enjoy our website, seeing photographic and written essays about some of the machines that have passed through our shop, as well as learning about some of the services which we can provide to you and others in the vintage BMW motorcycle community.

Except by prior arrangement, our shop is closed all weekends. Shop hours are typically Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Fridays 9:00AM to 4:00PM (all times Eastern Time Zone). We frequently deviate from these hours for vintage meets, days at the racetrack and pleasure riding so it is best to email or call ahead before planning a visit to the shop.

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Updated: May 08, 2018
 

We are delighted to announce a recent addition to the Barrington Motor Works family/team.  Andrew “Ande” Kahora has joined us as a full time employee. Ande is a good friend and neighbor whom we have known for more than two years who shares our passion and interest in vintage BMW motorcycles.

Andrew Kahora

After attending the motorcycle technician training program in both BMW and Honda at Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in Florida for 18 months Ande spent 4.5 years employed and working at BMW dealerships, initially as a service writer and later as a mechanic with a special enthusiasm and interest in the vintage BMW motorcycle before joining us. Ande’s youthful energy, physical strength, substantial BMW motorcycle knowledge and great sense of humor are all welcome additions to our busy facility.

Breaking News!

Barrington Motor Works is gearing up for spring!

If you have a 1950-1976 BMW Barrington Motor Works should be your service choice! That’s right, we are expanding our offerings and will now being servicing all BMW models ranging from the 1950 R51/2 to the 1976 R90S.

We are now taking appointments for service work to get your Airhead ready to ride this season. Call and speak with Ande today to discuss what service your bike needs to get back on the road.

 Our newest vintage BMW motorcycle manual, The Barrington Motor Works BMW R26-27 Motorcycle Restoration and Service Manual has been completed after years of work.

The restored Dover White BMW R27 which is well documented in our latest manual has been purchased and now resides in Hawaii. The similarly well documented Avus Black BMW R26 has also been purchased and now resides in Panama.

Please go to the "Buy R26-27 Manual" button on the left side of this page to learn more about The Barrington Motor Works BMW R26-27 Motorcycle Restoration and Service Manual which is applicable to the 1956-60 BMW R26 and 1960-66 BMW R27 and how you may purchase your copy. Note that significant portions of the manual crossover to the earlier BMW R25, R25/2 and R25/3. The Barrington Motor Works BMW R26-27 Motorcycle Restoration and Service Manuals are currently in stock and packaged for immediate shipment.

Please go to the "Buy R51/3-68 Manual" button on the left side of this page to learn more about The Barrington Motor Works BMW R51/3-68 Motorcycle Restoration and Service Manual which is applicable to the BMW R51/3, the three R67’s and the R68 machines of the early 1950’s and how you may purchase your copy. The Barrington Motor Works BMW R51/3-68 and BMW R50-69US Motorcycle Restoration and Service Manuals are currently in stock and packaged for immediate shipment.

Please go to the “Buy BMW R50-69US Manual” button on the left side of this page to learn more about The Barrington Motor Works BMW R50-69US Motorcycle Restoration and Service Manual which is applicable to the 1955-69 BMW R50, R50/2, R50S, R50US,R60, R60/2, R60US, R69, R69S and R69US machines and how you may purchase your copy.

The Barrington Motor Works R51/2 Engine Rebuild Manual will address the one year only 1950 BMW R51/2 twin camshaft engine and, when accompanied by our BMW R51/3-68 manual, will serve the R51/2 owner well. References will be made to other significant differences from the BMW R51/3-68 machines as well. Much of this engine manual will be in many ways applicable to the earlier BMW R5, R6, R51, R51SS and R51RS engines.

On 3/17/17 a lovely Dover White1966 R27 and an equally beautiful Avus Black 1958 R26 were added to the "Solo Street Machines" section of the "Motorcycle Gallery."

On 6/1/17 several updates were added to the BMW R50-69US Manual Updates page .

 

 

Contact Information:

  • Call or email before planning a visit to our shop.
  • Mailing Address:
  • Barrington Motor Works, LLC
    216 Canaan Back Road
    Barrington, NH 03825
  • Telephone:
  • (603) 664-2673
  • Email:
  • info@barringtonmotorworks.com
Today's date is May 24, 2018

vintage BMW motorcycle restoration