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Concept 6 K bike Thoughts

New straight 6 motor, 32 vaules will be for the new 2011-2012 K LT.
Let's see where BMW goes with the 6

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Hard to get more smooth and balanced than straight 6.

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As you can imagine, it's being discussed quite heavily on BMWLT.com.

Check this thread, starting at post #573.

More links:

Official BMW Press Release

Motorcycle News

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Here are a couple of short videos (not running, unfortunately):

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Left side

And here are more pics of the build process, including several nice engine shots:

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New LT?

...and i thought the LT was heavy now............

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The LT will end up lighter than it currently is. Lots of room to shave weight off the old girl.

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I had the Honda CBX 1982 it was a one liter, about 90HP the engine was like a sewing machine. Smooth.
Lots of expensive parts, just think of it as 50% more engine parts.

So with 32 valves the cost a valve clearance check should be what $1,2000 ? LOL

Where do I get in line to buy one?
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So with 32 valves the cost a valve clearance check should be what $1,2000 ? LOL
I have a 6 cylinder bimmer in the garage and it never needs valve adjustments, I don't understand why they can't make bike engines using the same technology so valve adjustments are a thing of the past. If someone can explain it to me in simple terms, please do.
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engines use hydraulic oil pressure to maintain correct clearances. This requires more complexity and room not readily available on a motorcycle. And may not need it as "most" people don;t put the miles on a motorcycle to require it.

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I have a 6 cylinder bimmer in the garage and it never needs valve adjustments, I don't understand why they can't make bike engines using the same technology so valve adjustments are a thing of the past. If someone can explain it to me in simple terms, please do.
... 'cause your dealer's shop needs mo money?

Those bucket's (or shim adjusters) will probably cost $30 ea. in BMW dollars on the 6. They'll need to make it accessible to keep labor cost down (unlikely) or stretch the interval out to 36K or something.

At least they will make a haul off the brake fluid flush every two years that I doubt any car I've ever owned needed or had done, even with ABS. The GT had it's first flush in 3 years and it was like yellow and thick molasses according to the dealer. They need a silicon or something other than what fluid they now use.


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