My first visit to this thread

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by 390beretta, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. 390beretta

    390beretta Long timer

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    Thanks for all the support guys. Didn't mean to start such a tempest:D Gonna start a survey??? Anyway, you do sound like a friendly bunch. Just for the record, my last road bike, before the brick, was an R100RS. I think it was an '86 or thereabouts.
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  2. Hawk Medicine

    Hawk Medicine Coyote's Brother

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    Well....

    On the one hand, I don't like the idea of excluding anyone but on the other hand, IMO "Airheads" is for Airheads and K-Bikes should be in "Olds Cool" if you consider age or "Road Warriors" if youre talking about technology.

    I don't know who came up with the idea of spitting the Airhead contingent off from the main forum (I seem to remember a passel of Airheads wanting their own spot!) but I really like having a place where we can discuss our special crap ad nausium, without having to explain our obsession to the semi-unwashed (Or is it uninitiated?) rabble. Add in the the fact that there are plenty of K-bikers over in "Road Warriors" and it might be a no-brainer. And then again, it might not be.

    Hell.... All a K-75 needs is regular oil changes, tires and a road. That aint no fun!:lol3
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  3. disston

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    If there is a place in Road Warriors then there is no problem. I didn't know there is a place or know there isn't. I thought there was a problem.

    And BTW, we didn't get kicked out of Old School. We are still in Old School. We just have a sub category because there is sooo much more Airhead content, it over whelms the others in Old School. So to make them feel better about themselves and sort of not have to keep up with the Airheads we get our own area.
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  4. hardwaregrrl

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    Can't we all just get along???:cry :freaky:freaky:freaky
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  5. Mugwest

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  6. slipjoint

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    K bikes are just that - K bikes - They are "oil heads' they are more like "R" bikes - K bikes are some of the finest motorcycles that BMW ever built - I have owned 3 of them - There is a world of difference between Airheads & Bricks - The K's are getting older but their not vintage bikes - Airheads fall into antique & vintage class. My current airheads are in the Vintage Class (1979 & 1980) - 1974 & older are now classified as antiques - Hagerity Insurance classifies vintage as 1882 & older. The first K bike was built in 1983.
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  7. disston

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    I don't think K bikes are "Oil Heads". They have anti-freeze. So that makes them Water Heads. But it's not that big a deal, really, is it?

    Do K bikes have a place to post threads on Adventure Rider? Or is it just a single thread for all K bike questions as somebody has stated?

    Maybe there is no problem. If there is a problem I suggest the Ks post here till they get their own forum.
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  8. Velocipede

    Velocipede Been here awhile

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    Check out the K-Bike thread in Road Warriors Disston.IMHO it is more than adequate,I go there myself as I have a K75s.I can't see the point in diluting the Airhead thread with K Bike stuff.It would make as much sense if Airheads were to post on the K-Bike thread.
    John
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  9. ericrat

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    Seperating Airheads seems to be a good thing, we were rather drowning out Old's Cool.

    I have said it before, and I will say it again, I like to think we are a "big tent" here in Old's Cool. If you think you belong here you probably do.

    That said, this is whats fits my internal heirarchy. I think 1970 to 199? whatever "Airheads" AND other pre '70 BMW twins and singles belong in here. They share the same basic "platform". There is also a lot of cross-over between groups.

    Anything with factory fuel injection and electronic ignition (much less ABS) doesn't seem to fit in Old's Cool to me. That said, when I needed K75 help recently, I posted in Old's School and got prompt, expert and accurate advice. Road Warriors seems to be much more about the latest and greatest (although the Special K thread has gone nicely over there).

    So if it is (at least) kind of old and doesn't fit anywhere else, you end up here and we'll be glad to have at, I mean, to have you.

    Eric
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  10. Mugwest

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    Looks like it does :lol3


    Hang in there, Beretta. I for one would like to hear your stories and experience :thumb Big Tent, ya know
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