Welcome to Northwoods Airheads! This is a one man operation, specializing in tools, parts and opinions concerning BMW airheads made from 1969 to 1995. If you have questions or ideas please don't hesitate to ask.
2540 Upham St
Madison WI 53704
This is a part time business I run out of my home, I try to do business via email, please try that first. If we need to talk we can arrange a time and exchange numbers. My email is jefftrapp247atgmail.com I assume you know what to do with that
Ordering is simple. Just send me an email with the items you want and any questions. I'll get back to you and let you know total with shipping. Payment is via personal check and paypal for international orders. All paypal payments require you to add the 4% to cover fees. As a courtesy let me know if you are sending payment, and include a note or copy of out email. I usually ditch emails I haven't heard back from in a week.
Probably the biggest problem I have with shipping is addresses! Please if you pay via check and it has the wrong address cross it out, if you use paypal and it has a incorrect address you can't blame me when you don't get it in a timely manner. Double check, please!
Minimum shipping is $5, that is for small, light items that can go first class mail. Even for these items I recommend using priority mail for all shipments, for the small stuff it's just an addl. $2 and is faster and has tracking, for heavier items it usually runs $7-$15.
Philosophy is sort of what this business is about. The BMW airhead made from 1969 to 1995 is a
pretty unique machine. It was well engineered, had a very high quality of build, BMW still supports
us with many parts and there is no other motorcycle that I'm aware of that has the kind of support
available it does. Be it, forums, websites, books, clubs, friends, parts, service folks and others. This
site is part of that circle. Because of this, these old machines lend themselves to DIY servicing, and
for many of us that's half the fun and satisfaction. My notion behind my tools is you can generally
buy the tool and parts for a job and do it yourself for considerably less than having the dealer do it
and derive the satisfaction of the accomplishment and knowing your machine better. My tools in
most cases will do what more expensive factory tools will do for far, far less money but there are
limits as with anything. The most important part of any tool, or project is you and your common
sense. I've seen factory steering bearing pullers in ruins because someone didn't know when to
stop. Use your head first, read directions and familarize yourself with the project first. Most of these
jobs don't take massive strength and when it seems to, stop, reorganize, get help and advice, maybe
find another route!
I can be talked into doing a pre purchase inspection on bikes in my area and also to do one on one instruction on things like carb syncing, valve adjust etc.
As a heads up, at present I'm building a small off the grid cabin in No. Wisconsin. So every few weeks I'mup there for 3-4 days. You are dealing with a semi retired, independent goof off after all.