Accessories

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You've found your Heinkel, made it operational, and now you want to dress it up, right? You have options.

Following the introduction of the Heinkel Tourist, enterprising manufacturers began selling accessories to complement Germany's most popular four stroke scooter.

Period accurate accessories can be found on eBay, but you must be patient. They don't pop up frequently. Newly manufactured accessories are readily available from the Heinkel Club Deutschland and several other European retailers.

This page will document real images of the many accessories that are or were available for the Heinkel Tourist.

Windshields

Wide Windshield

Either you like windshields, or you don't. I install mine in the Autumn to help keep me warm.

The Ideal company produced at least three styles for the Heinkel. The A2/Steib rig pictured at the right shows the wide style. This windshield provides the most protection from wind and rain. It is made from three pieces of clear plexiglass and a piece of green plexiglass which serves as a sun visor. The sun visor also cancels your ability to see red lights. Be careful.

Similarly, the narrow style looks identical to the wide windshield, but is substantially narrower. Unfortunately, I don't have a picture yet.

Clipper Windshield

The clipper style is narrower yet. The second picture shows a clipper. The clipper is composed of a single piece of clear plexiglass and a sun visor. The clipper has a vastly different shape when compared to the prior two styles.

Ideal windshields are no longer manufactured. You can find online, but expect to pay a few hundred for a nice one.

Prima Windshield

The third picture shows a Prima windshield I mounted to my A1. The Prima windshield is available at most scooter shops. The brackets were custom made - the stock Prima hardware will not work on a Heinkel.

I consider the Prima windshield the best of the bunch. It deflects much of the wind, yet does not obstruct your view when riding. Additionally it is the least noticeable windshield.

Airscoops

I like airscoops, they add character. I don't believe they enhance the cooling of the engine. This is my opinion.

There are a wide variety of airscoops.

Air Scoop

The first picture shows a basic "tear drop" style mounted on a 103A1. This is probably the most simple of all designs.

The scoop starts wide and ends very narrow. The scoop has a deep cut out. This style appears to be very common.

Air Scoop

The second picture shows another tear drop style on a 103A1.

This version isn't as wide at the opening and is not as narrow at the end. Tear drop style number two has a small amount of engraving. Since 1995, I have only seen one of this style. Fortunately, this pair is located in the USA!

Air Scoop

The third picture shows sloping style air scoop mounted on a 103A2.

This air scoop has four horizontal engravings. Generally the engravings are painted. This style appears to be very common.

Air Scoop

The fourth picture shows a variation of the third style. This scoop is mounted to a 102A1.

This air scoop has several engravings which follow the contour of the air scoop shape. Generally the engravings are painted. This style appears to be very common.

Air Scoop

The fifth picture shows an entirely new, rectangular style. This scoop is mounted to a 103A1.

This air scoop is wide at the front and narrow at the rear. This scoop has the Winged H engraved on the front. Generally the engravings are not painted. This style appears to be very common and available as reproductions.

Air Scoop

The sixth picture shows a mixture of many of the above air scoops. This scoop is mounted to a 103A0.

This air scoop is wide at the front and contoured towards the rear. This scoop has the Winged H engraved on the front and horizontal engravings towards the rear. Generally the engravings are not painted. This style appears to be very common and available as reproductions.

Chrome

Many chrome trim elements are available for the Heinkel. The reproductions are near matches to the originals. Chrome guards are available for the following pieces: headlamp, legshield, and rear body. Additionally battery vent trims are also available.

Mirrors

The chrome handlebar Heinkels typically had their mirrors clamped to the handlebars. The A1 and A2 models had their mirrors screwed into the left hand handlebar grip. An aftermarket handlebar end mirror is available for the early models as well.

Similarly, aftermarket right hand mirrors are available as well.

Lights

If you look through European Heinkel rally photo pages, you might see a few 103A2s decked out with a pair of Halogen lights. I have never tried to mount additional lights, so I don't know if they would require additional batteries to power them.

These are a few of the accessories that I have documented. If you have pictures of other styles, please e-mail me.

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