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    Lightbulb The indestructible Flying Brick?

    As most of us already know, the "Flying Brick" is not the only 'K' bike anymore. Either there should be a new sub-forum for the Slant-4 'K' bikes, or the sub-title of this forum should be amended.

    No big deal though. Just a suggestion... (I'll crawl back under my rock now.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by messenger13
    ... the "Flying Brick" is not the only 'K' bike anymore. (I'll crawl back under my rock now.)
    Yes it is!

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    If the airhead crowd can get used to seeing "hexhead", you Flying Brickers can get used to "Slant 4".

    Or maybe the airheads never did get used to seeing "hexhead"?!?!...oh Boy! Lookie the can of worms I've opened now!!!


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    Rather than slant 4, I think the term crossline for the new K and inline for the old brick is a bit more distictive between them.

    BMW realy does need a new distictive name or designator for the crossline engine. There should only be one "K" style.
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    How much longer until K75s are "vintage"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KBasa
    How much longer until K75s are "vintage"?
    "Classic K's..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by KBasa
    How much longer until K75s are "vintage"?
    Well, they're considered "Heritage" as far as BMW training goes; i.e. they're not taught any more. Next stop: Mobile Tradition!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KBasa
    How much longer until K75s are "vintage"?
    Bout as long as it takes me to get vintage............ Which should anticede your arrival there.

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    Since the new "K" bikes are designed and configured similar to the Asian bikes, they should have called them A bikes or J bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KBasa
    How much longer until K75s are "vintage"?
    I thought they were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntonLargiader
    Well, they're considered "Heritage" as far as BMW training goes....
    That's a bit to close to names used by that other twim cylinder motorcycle company for comfort. Are non-paralever K bikes "Hard tails" and paralever K bikes "soft tails" ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by breyfogle
    Are non-paralever K bikes "Hard tails" and paralever K bikes "soft tails" ?
    Do I have to get tattoos and grow a beard, then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motor31
    Rather than slant 4, I think the term crossline for the new K and inline for the old brick is a bit more distictive between them.

    BMW realy does need a new distictive name or designator for the crossline engine. There should only be one "K" style.
    During a seminar once, I tried using longitudinal 4 (original K) and transverse 4 (new K) to describe the two variations.

    I had everybody so confused that I just went back to "old K" and "new K" terminology. Everybody seemed happier
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    Okay as a newer member and more of an Oilheader, can someone explain when the change happened and why?
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