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TwinkyZulu Sun Oct 18, 2015 3:39 pm

So does a VW engine bolt right up to a BMW motorcycle? if so what model BMWs?

2weel Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:46 pm

TwinkyZulu wrote: So does a VW engine bolt right up to a BMW motorcycle? if so what model BMWs?

NOPE! They need a bunch of work to get them to fit and the trans needs an adapter to mate up to the VW case. Also the trans usually gets modified to match the rev band of the VW. They were sold as complete bikes and kits back in the 60's and 70's.

Here are a few I own, If you want more info on VW powered Motorcycles PM me.

Butterfield



Willis 4's



This is a VW powered bike from Brazil called an AMAZONAS you can hear it run in this video link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DoE5NGSDwU

jblackburn Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:43 pm

those bikes are beautiful 2weel! can't believe my eyes on the side car bike!

2weel Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:02 pm

jblackburn wrote: those bikes are beautiful 2weel! can't believe my eyes on the side car bike!

Thanks for the compliment!

The Black & Blue bike pictured above just won
"BEST SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION" at the 2016 VW Classic this last weekend in Costa Mesa Ca.

2weel Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:05 pm

The sidecar rig above (a Willis 4's) and the Amazonas in the video below the sidecar rig are both going up for sale most likely next week.

The sidecar motor has only 5 miles on it since being rebuilt as with the new clutch and flywheel.

The Amazonas is also going up for sale next week.

I am keeping the B&B bike.

Nicholr1 Sun Jul 02, 2023 11:53 pm

I know the post is old but, did the seller have any parts for sale? Im looking for the rear exhaust manifolds for my bike. These were made by Whitson and or Butterfield and I am desperate for a pair.

Erock333 Tue Mar 05, 2024 4:17 am

hello i to have a 1968 BMW 500 that now has a 1500 single port. I think its a Butterfield. The guy I got it from said he had it for close to 20 years and never had it running. A buddy of mine and myself did the basic stuff like clean the carbs set the points fresh fuel and pull started it with a golfcart. its kick start only and after the initial first time pulling it it useually will start by the second kick. Istill need to clean out the fuel tank due to all the rust in it but in the mean time Iused a 1 gal. gas tank off of my concrete saw. Ido have photos of it and will post if any body would like to see it. thanks

Erock333 Wed Mar 06, 2024 2:07 am

im new to this site and cant figure out how to see my replys can anyone help me out

EverettB Wed Mar 06, 2024 9:04 am

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