Originally Posted by Voyager
I don't know that Hans brought an intelligence test to the table other than to say that he isn't as smart as the BMW engineers.
Not sure why that would upset you.
I think Hans was just having some fun and I for one am having some fun back at him.
No need to get riled up over an oil filter design for cryin' out loud.
Thanks Matt, I'm here mostly to have fun with my friends and enjoy "stimulating" conversations and differences of opinions,
mostly I learn from other peoples perspective,
There's no doubt that.....occasionally, I like to "stir the pot" and I'm always willing to "poke a little fun" at somebody
I was a 20 year "die hard" HD guy before I got my first BMW
and it didn't take long before I realized that the BMW motorcycle brand has always had a few "idiosyncrasies"
Since then I've owned and wore out a half a dozen of them
and they all had some things that I never understood .........why they did they do it "that way"?
I've made a few "modifications" myself but for the most part never really found too many things that I could make better,
certainly there are some things That "I would do different"
But I've never felt that the engineers that designed these machines were "nimrods"
instead I have "marveled" at "their" ingenious cleverness.
One of things that I've "come to accept" is that "they" must have had a reason.
Now with Harley's I always understood why it was such a poor design,
they just didn't want to change the look.
You've been around this forum for a while so you must have heard it also,
A new to BMW ...rider, comes aboard and "things" with his motorcycle
aren't the same as "all" of his previous motorcycles were,
so it must be "wrong", it's not what I'm used to so it has to be a "bad" design.
Well the "design" of "this" oil filter has worked well for over 25 years,
"they" decided to change the location with the new K1600 motor
Now (here's the actual intelligence test)
if you, the o/p or anybody else can "come up" with a retrofit design that will improve the location of the "oil filter" on the K-brick motor
in a practical way,
I'm listening and I would love to see "your improved design!"
........I humbly admit that I am not "smart enough"