Joe's Tools

Specialized Tools for air-cooled BMW
® Motorcycle
Maintenance and Repair


Brought to you by the makers of the
Matchbox Headlamp Relay

for improved lighting, auxiliary lighting control, and switchgear preservation.


Note: The following photos are representative of the tools being sold.
The actual tools sold may vary slightly in appearance.

Fork Drain Tool

/2 US   /5   /6   /7

Swing Arm Tool

/2    /5   /6   /7  
& all twin shock models up to 1995

30mm Fork Bottom Cap Socket

/2 US   /5

The Fork Drain Tool is a 13mm socket welded into a 19mm wrench.  It is used to remove the fork nut while preventing the damper rod from rotating by using an allen wrench (not supplied) inserted through the rear of the socket and into the damper rod.
The 27mm Swing Arm Tool socket has a shoulder milled on the outer diameter to allow the socket to fit in the swing arm recesses of the frame.

This tool fits all twin shock models.

The face chamfer of this 30mm Fork Cap Socket has been milled off to better grip the lower fork cap nuts on all 1967 - 1973 airheads and the upper spring retainer nuts on  /6 and later airheads.
$23.00 + shipping $16.00 + shipping $17.00 + shipping


36mm Fork Top & Bottom Cap Socket

/2 US   /5   /6   /7

1-5/8"  (41mm) /2 Flywheel

&/2 Upper Triple Tree Dust Cap

Adapter, 1/2" to 3/4" drive
A 36 mm socket to fit the top fork cap on all 1967 through 1980 for the bottom fork nuts of /6 and /7 series airheads as well as  the /5 upper spring retainer nuts.

This tool also fits the /2 series (1955-1969) swing-arm aluminum cap.


This is a 3/4" drive socket with the chamfers removed such that the socket can grip and twist the thin triple tree nuts.


This is for use with the 1-5/8" /2 Flywheel socket.

$20.00 + shipping $21.00 + shipping $9.00 + shipping


Seat hinge repair kit (under seat)



Stainless steel construction

Works at either front or rear seat hinge position.


This is a fix for when the tab on the subframe is snapped off or missing.

A lay out pin and union nut are provided, the J-hook hinge is NOT provided.


$25.00 plus s/h


Using a piece of masking tape on the sub frame, attach the kit to the closed seat and with union nut and bolt extend out from frame and draw line across frame both for thru bolt and the bolt that goes thru the frame. Drill a ¼ inch hole in the sub frame.


Any questions, please call Joe at 630-262-0923.





Seat hinge repair kit (outside view)

Seat hinge repair kit (bottom view)



Modified 27 mm socket


for Cricket®  air rifle


Gauge Removal Tool



$34.00 shipped in continental US.


Please ask for shipping to Hawaii, Alaska and International


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Do not send money until Joe has determined your actual shipping charges.

Joe Steberl
31 Ridge Lane
Geneva, IL 60134

telephone (630) 262-0923

*The tools shown on this page are not affiliated with Cu Layer Inc.  Cu Layer provides this tool resource as a service to motorcycle repairers and restorers.  Cu Layer Inc. assumes no responsibility for the construction, quality or use of these tools.  As with any tool always wear eye protection and follow accepted safety procedures.