Bench Mark Works


Bench Mark Works specializes in pre 1970 BMW's.

The pictures here are from 2 separate visit to Bench Mark Works.
I was fortunate enough to get Vech's guided tour on my first visit to with the Southern Guzzi Riders.
Not only did Vech fire up most of the bikes on the show room floor, but also gave us a personal history about each machine.
 
 
 


This 1951 R51/3 is Vech's personal ride with more than 90,000 miles.



This war 1942 R75 era machine not only  had standard sized wheels that could be swapped with other military vehicles - but the side car wheel was driven by a differential gear. 
This machine had a total of eight gears, including two reverse.

1939 BMW R23
Due to the war  era copper was  unavailable for wiring - instead cloth insulated steel wiring was used.
This  machine was actually smuggled out of Russia  - piece by piece - at the height of the cold war.

1950 Moto Guzzi Falcone

Notice the Bacon-Slicer fly wheel

1936 BMW R17 - being restored
Only 434 of these bikes were ever made.
This is 1 of 5 known to exist in the U.S. today

The same R17 after a considerable amount  of restoration.
The tool box is actually contained within the transmission case.

You can find more information on Bench Mark Works @  http://members.aol.com/vechbmw/index.html


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