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Semper_Fi
11-10-2009, 09:25 PM
With all the news coming out regarding the new 2010 models and the reconfiguration of the RT/GS we want to set up a "Name the Forum Contest"

This new forum will be located in the Garage and it will deal with all the usual items the other forums address but for the new models

The rules are simple - the thread will track all the suggestions posted.

At the end of a period of time or so the results will be tabulated and then a formal poll will be created to get the sense of how popular the suggestions were.

At the end of the poll period a winner will be selected and a prize will be awarded.

The winner will be the person who orginally suggested the name which gathered the most votes.

Details of the awards will be communicated later.

So for now - put in your suggestions and let's get this thing going.

UPDATE #1 - ONLY SUGGESTIONS FOR THE NEW HEXHEAD MOTOR DESIGN WILL BE CONSIDERED

UPDATE #2 - this thread will be closed on November 27th.

At which time all sugestions will be compiled and a voting poll will be created.

The poll will be opened December 1st.

The winner will be selected from these results.

UPDATE #3 - Prizes!!!

For first place the winner will recieve a BMWMOA Denim Shirt

For second and third place those contestants will get a BMWMOA Hoody Sweatshirts

UPDATE #4 - Poll Link

Poll Link Here (http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?p=519491#post519491)



From your Forum Team.

akbeemer
11-10-2009, 09:41 PM
How about:

1. Prospects

2. Neue Motorr?ñder

3. Neues Modelle

4. New On The Job

5. Budding Beemers

6. This Just In

Semper_Fi
11-10-2009, 09:45 PM
Make as many entries as you want until the cut off for the poll - they just can't be the same entry :)

mcmxcivrs
11-10-2009, 10:06 PM
Just one entry.

Achtung!

Crow18
11-10-2009, 10:16 PM
To Infinity And Beyond

The Next Big Thing

The Showroom

This Year's Model


Cleverness (or attempted cleverness) aside, I think "The Showroom" probably fits best with the rest of the existing forum titles.

marcopolo
11-10-2009, 10:25 PM
Maybe I'm slow on the uptake, but are we simply talking about naming a new forum that will deal solely with wrenching etc. on the soon-to-be-introduced 2010 Boxers, i.e., RT, GS and eventually other models?

If the answer is yes, I suggest we call it: Camheads


If the answer is no, then never mind.

oldhway
11-10-2009, 10:30 PM
We are looking for a name similiar to the Airheads, K wedge, Flying brick kind of idea. The new forum will deal with the new models just like the Oilheads, Hexheads, K brick forums already do.

oldhway
11-10-2009, 10:31 PM
maybe i'm slow on the uptake, but are we simply talking about naming a new forum that will deal solely with wrenching etc. On the soon-to-be-introduced 2010 boxers, i.e., rt, gs and eventually other models?

If the answer is yes, i suggest we call it: camheads


if the answer is no, then never mind.

yes

mcmxcivrs
11-10-2009, 10:55 PM
Ah, I misunderstood the intent. I thought this was going to be about just new stuff coming out from BMW, not specifically the new boxer engine bikes.

In this light, my prior entry is not fitting. I did pose the idea of calling them Camheads earlier in the new GS thread, but I think I was beat to the punch by a few minutes by someone in the RT thread. And now I see that it has all ready been submitted for the contest. It still has my vote.

Semper_Fi
11-10-2009, 11:18 PM
Ah, I misunderstood the intent. I thought this was going to be about just new stuff coming out from BMW, not specifically the new boxer engine bikes.

In this light, my prior entry is not fitting. I did pose the idea of calling them Camheads earlier in the new GS thread, but I think I was beat to the punch by a few minutes by someone in the RT thread. And now I see that it has all ready been submitted for the contest. It still has my vote.

AKBeemer threw out 6, put your suggestions up here to.

It ain't over till it's over. :brow

Let's get something going.....

marchyman
11-11-2009, 01:31 AM
How about not creating a new forum?

Isn't 90% of the bike the same as the '09 model?

statdawg
11-11-2009, 02:33 AM
The Munich Exhibition.


I was going to say The Berlin Exhibition the site of the 1923 unveiling of the R 23.

PGlaves
11-11-2009, 02:35 AM
The Six Pack for the new LT when it happens.

Corn Dogs for the HP2 motor dropped in old models.

sailorlite
11-11-2009, 03:04 AM
DOHC Heads, or DOHCheads, or DOCheads, pronounced "doc heads"?

From MARS
11-12-2009, 12:59 PM
HP2here.

Tom

motorradmike
11-12-2009, 01:00 PM
Rolling Thunder

texanrt
11-12-2009, 01:15 PM
Corn Dogs for the HP2 motor dropped in old models.

:lol

I'm kinda partial to the suggestion for "Camheads" although corn-dogs is funnier.

r11rs94
11-12-2009, 02:40 PM
The Six Pack for the new LT when it happens.

Corn Dogs for the HP2 motor dropped in old models.

:thumb and as the airheads are Simple by Choice, the Six Pack could be something like drive to drink / drink to drive , or drive one/drink one... or somthing like that..:nyah

statdawg
11-12-2009, 09:46 PM
If they require maintenance put them in the Woman's Forum. It might be enough make a second page of thread topics.

dwestly
11-12-2009, 10:05 PM
For the 6 cyl...

"SechsHeads" (Its the pronounciation that's fun...)

PGlaves
11-12-2009, 11:27 PM
:thumb and as the airheads are Simple by Choice, the Six Pack could be something like drive to drink / drink to drive , or drive one/drink one... or somthing like that..:nyah

It's time to despel that rumor. Airhead motorcycles were not, when new, simple by choice. They were highly advanced engineering marvels of metallurgy and function that helped lay waste to their other European (mostly English and Italian) brethren when BMW too outlasted the onslaught of the evil twins and fours from the Land of the Rising Sun.

Only after 1985, when the deed was done, and 1995 when the deed was dead and gone did the Airhead motorcycle riders deem to call themselves "simple by choice". With that I am wont to argue.

Popeye had it right.

haughty
11-13-2009, 01:24 AM
The Final drive

ok ok ...........

r11rs94
11-13-2009, 02:30 PM
It's time to despel that rumor. Airhead motorcycles were not, when new, simple by choice. They were highly advanced engineering marvels of metallurgy and function that helped lay waste to their other European (mostly English and Italian) brethren when BMW too outlasted the onslaught of the evil twins and fours from the Land of the Rising Sun.

Only after 1985, when the deed was done, and 1995 when the deed was dead and gone did the Airhead motorcycle riders deem to call themselves "simple by choice". With that I am wont to argue.

Popeye had it right.

Yes all that history is true. But are you saying that the Airhead riders and not the bikes are simple??? :confused: and which Popeye quote are you refering to, I am what I am and thats all that I am or, enough is enough and I cants stands nomore, or some other quote?? :dunno

88bmwjeff
11-13-2009, 07:39 PM
How about

Newheads

Future heads

Heads up

88bmwjeff
11-13-2009, 08:40 PM
When I read the original post, it sounded like the new forum would be a general forum addressing new and proposed models, etc. However, after reading some other posts, it seems like the new forum would be specific to the new model (e.g. six cylinder).

So which is it?

Can the forum administrators please respond.

Thanks

Semper_Fi
11-13-2009, 08:51 PM
Jeff - you are right; the specific purpose is for the newer RT.

I am/was letting the creative juices flow for the new 6.

At the end I will seperate them.

Luis

marchyman
11-13-2009, 09:02 PM
Jeff - you are right; the specific purpose is for the newer RT.

:confused:

And a different forum for the newer GS? Or will the RT and GS with overhead cam go in the same forum? And where does a person to post when they have a suspension question? Or a windshield question? Or a brake bleed question? If the GS is in a separate forum from the RT, what about the GS ADV? Does it get a separate forum, too?

Semper_Fi
11-13-2009, 09:34 PM
:confused:

And a different forum for the newer GS? Or will the RT and GS with overhead cam go in the same forum? And where does a person to post when they have a suspension question? Or a windshield question? Or a brake bleed question? If the GS is in a separate forum from the RT, what about the GS ADV? Does it get a separate forum, too?

The plan is NOT to fragment the forum.

The new forum would support the new style engine.

As we do now with the GS/RT/R/ST fall in the Hexhead forum, if they are of that vintage, same will apply with this one.

Luis

oldhway
11-13-2009, 09:52 PM
How about calling it the HOTHEAD?

jurgen
11-14-2009, 12:31 AM
Airhead ....
Oilhead ....
Hexhead ....
Now how about OVERHEAD???

haughty
11-14-2009, 12:55 AM
Slant six... oh jeeze that dodge would never quit...
SLash 6
slant head wasnt that already said?

mfifer
11-14-2009, 02:03 PM
Bavarian Motors in the Works
Thats mine and I am sticking to it!

Mike

DBuilder
11-16-2009, 02:47 AM
I like DOCHEADS. It points to the primary difference- double overhead cams. CAMHEADS is catchy but the current engines have overhead cams too so it isn't really specific enough.

Just my opinion.

mfifer
11-16-2009, 04:11 AM
I did not read the topic statement close enough. I thought it was for ALL new models , not just the OHC's.
My new suggestion would be QUAD CAMS

Mike

88bmwjeff
11-16-2009, 09:51 PM
Here's my suggestion for the six cylinder.

Wedge (6) K-Bikes or Wedge Six K-Bikes.

oldhway
11-16-2009, 09:54 PM
For the 6 I like six shooter.

Bud
11-16-2009, 10:22 PM
It's time to despel that rumor. Airhead motorcycles were not, when new, simple by choice. They were highly advanced engineering marvels of metallurgy and function that helped lay waste to their other European (mostly English and Italian) brethren when BMW too outlasted the onslaught of the evil twins and fours from the Land of the Rising Sun.

Only after 1985, when the deed was done, and 1995 when the deed was dead and gone did the Airhead motorcycle riders deem to call themselves "simple by choice". With that I am wont to argue.

Popeye had it right.

????????????????????????

Seems like the Land of the Rising Sun continues to produce evil twins as well as fours. Perhaps I'm not reading this as you intended. Or did you mean that the Airheads lasted 10 years and the other folks continued to bring out new models?

brewmeister
11-17-2009, 07:25 AM
six pack to go!:D:D

Zygmund
11-17-2009, 11:39 AM
The 2 Bolt.....

RINTY
11-17-2009, 02:15 PM
Quadcammers.

(haven't read all of the above posts; just wanted to get it in first).

R80RTJohnny
11-17-2009, 10:34 PM
The Stewiehead. With some imagination it looks like Stewie of Family Guy fame.

PAULBACH
11-17-2009, 10:37 PM
The Arrowhead

PineGreen
11-17-2009, 10:46 PM
I like Arrow Head, but I say Wedge Head

MTSweger
11-17-2009, 11:07 PM
:scratch

Hmmm, how 'bout....

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:hide

-MTS

azgman
11-17-2009, 11:28 PM
I suppose Dickhead would be out...

amiles
11-17-2009, 11:29 PM
How's about "Bonehead"

4stroke
11-17-2009, 11:58 PM
The new boxer's have such a clean look to them that they resemble a bald head....sooo.... Bald Head!!!!:D:D:D:D:D

ekroth
11-18-2009, 12:01 AM
:clap +1 for "camhead"

ka5ysy
11-18-2009, 12:05 AM
SuperHex

:clap

ka5ysy
11-18-2009, 12:26 AM
Here's my suggestion for the six cylinder.

Wedge (6) K-Bikes or Wedge Six K-Bikes.


Somehow I don't think I want people saying I have a wedgie :huh

ripperfarms
11-18-2009, 12:49 AM
How about "BOF"

Which could mean "Boxer of the Future"

Or could mean "Bike of the Future"

or "BMW of the Future"

OK....before anyone says anything I did take a cue from NASCAR. :bikes

acejones
11-18-2009, 01:09 AM
Overhead Head


or: Not necessary Head

DMILLINGTON142010
11-18-2009, 01:21 AM
I think DOC HEAD isn't bad.......But I would drop the C and leave the H.....DOH HEAD

rcryan
11-18-2009, 01:27 AM
DOHEAD.....Double overhead. Do head..... as in more powerful.

1_MTN_HIKER
11-18-2009, 01:34 AM
Overheads

It's the double overhead camshaft that's the signature of the design.

1_MTN_HIKER
11-18-2009, 01:36 AM
Airheads / Oilheads / Hexheads / Overheads

zeidler
11-18-2009, 01:37 AM
We've had the Airhead, the Oilhead, the Hexhead, so now it should be the....

Overhead!

or maybe the Uberhead

:D 'Sayin'?

mfifer
11-18-2009, 01:50 AM
Airheads / Oilheads / Hexheads / Overheads

Overhead is good but technically it is a next to head or beside head.
:buds
Mike

geobeemer
11-18-2009, 02:01 AM
Maybe I'm slow on the uptake, but are we simply talking about naming a new forum that will deal solely with wrenching etc. on the soon-to-be-introduced 2010 Boxers, i.e., RT, GS and eventually other models?

If the answer is yes, I suggest we call it: Camheads


If the answer is no, then never mind.

CAMHEAD is just what it looks like, see the two eyes and the elongated nose and the little smirk at the bottom!:clap Now that I look at it longer it resembles ET.

reactortrip
11-18-2009, 02:30 AM
Camheads

done

Simple and best really

Overhead is 2nd for me.

kgadley01
11-18-2009, 02:31 AM
Twin Cam!!!!

DXMENON
11-18-2009, 02:46 AM
I'll go with SportHead since it was derived from the HP2.

mfifer
11-18-2009, 03:03 AM
done

Simple and best really

Overhead is 2nd for me.

I'm in for Camheads

1_MTN_HIKER
11-18-2009, 03:10 AM
There's a slick cutaway diagram of the DOHC engine here:

http://www.mcnews.com.au/2010_Bikes/BMW/R1200GS_2010/Intro_R1200GS_2010.htm

2CAMS

2CAMHEAD

2CAMHEADS

If someone knows of a BMW link on this engine design please post it. Thx.

r1200rst
11-18-2009, 04:01 AM
ArrowHead

MLS2GO
11-18-2009, 04:02 AM
Overhead Camhead = O Head

GregoryT
11-18-2009, 05:21 AM
Camheads was also my idea.
Short and it fits with the previous engine names.

CAMHEADS !!!

akbeemer
11-18-2009, 05:40 AM
Uber Cam

01RedRider
11-18-2009, 09:25 AM
My first thought was "Diamond Head"

42454
11-18-2009, 01:29 PM
We are looking for a name similiar to the Airheads, K wedge, Flying brick kind of idea. The new forum will deal with the new models just like the Oilheads, Hexheads, K brick forums already do.


How about 2 cover bolts X 4 valves = 2X4 Boxers]

Shelby8811
11-18-2009, 02:05 PM
Raptor

danlaw
11-18-2009, 02:57 PM
How about HiPer Head (or Hyper Head)?

PlaneGeek
11-18-2009, 04:11 PM
Maybe I'm slow on the uptake, but are we simply talking about naming a new forum that will deal solely with wrenching etc. on the soon-to-be-introduced 2010 Boxers, i.e., RT, GS and eventually other models?

If the answer is yes, I suggest we call it: Camheads


If the answer is no, then never mind.

+1:thumb

jstrube
11-18-2009, 04:18 PM
Camhead

stwilliams
11-18-2009, 04:31 PM
Camhead

I say:

NOCKEN HEADS

Builds on the camheads idea, only with German flair and double entendre to boot!:german

For the non German speakers nocken=cam. nockenwelle = cam shaft.

GrumpyOldMan
11-18-2009, 05:54 PM
COBRA! (CobraHead ???)
Because the black insert on the head cover kinda looks like a cobra ready to strike.

GREENGO
11-18-2009, 05:57 PM
Hammer head

BlkCoffeeBlues
11-18-2009, 05:59 PM
The Oveurhead...in homage to Capt Oveur in "Airplane"...or "the Capatin" casually

jshuck
11-18-2009, 06:45 PM
Can Opener or maybe Bottle Opener

duncadd1
11-18-2009, 07:34 PM
Hot new boxer engine, huh?

I suppose this is too obvious, but what about the "hot head"?

mneblett
11-18-2009, 07:45 PM
If the 2010's are virtually identical to the hexheads, except for the heads, the handgrip switchgear and a few other sundry items, WHY IS MOA CONTEMPLATING A NEW FORUM??

Seems like *lots* of good common information that both hexheads and camheads would want to know about will be missed by being spread across two different forums.

Come on, gang, the new DOHC arrangment is interesting, but this is not like the wedge-K introduction (which clearly warranted a new forum) -- it's not even as significant as the differences between the oilheads and the hexheads (CANbus, new final drive, new internals to accomodate the counterbalancer and its shaft, etc).

Let's start a petition drive! Keep the hexheads and their kissin' cousin camhead kin together!!

[soapbox mode /OFF]

Mark Neblett
Fairfax, VA

LENRT1200ST
11-18-2009, 08:14 PM
Ok, Here's my stab at it. From the suggestion NOCKEN HEADS where head = Noggin I got NockNoggin Or NockenNoggin:deal just in time for a Spring intro!:dunno

Len

88bmwjeff
11-18-2009, 08:21 PM
If the 2010's are virtually identical to the hexheads, except for the heads, the handgrip switchgear and a few other sundry items, WHY IS MOA CONTEMPLATING A NEW FORUM??

Seems like *lots* of good common information that both hexheads and camheads would want to know about will be missed by being spread across two different forums.

Come on, gang, the new DOHC arrangment is interesting, but this is not like the wedge-K introduction (which clearly warranted a new forum) -- it's not even as significant as the differences between the oilheads and the hexheads (CANbus, new final drive, new internals to accomodate the counterbalancer and its shaft, etc).

Let's start a petition drive! Keep the hexheads and their kissin' cousin camhead kin together!!

[soapbox mode /OFF]

Mark Neblett
Fairfax, VA

I was thinking the same thing and almost posted yesterday, but thought if the folks here want another forum, why should I object. All the models have had some significant changes over their run, so it would par for the course to leave it as the "Hexhead."

Being the devil's adovate for a sec here, are there really a significant number of changes to warrant a new forum?

marchyman
11-18-2009, 08:22 PM
If the 2010's are virtually identical to the hexheads, except for the heads, the handgrip switchgear and a few other sundry items, WHY IS MOA CONTEMPLATING A NEW FORUM??

Is there room on that soapbox for another? If so, I'm up there with you. :thumb

djpeters
11-18-2009, 08:51 PM
Here are a few suggestions for the new boxer bikes and forum:

Muscle Heads

based on the look, sort of like a face that knows something you don't and is willing to kick your ass, this one seems the best. It has a nice ring to it too.

"Seen the new Muscleheads?" "That new musclehead hauls ass!"

A couple of alternatives:

Fresh Heads

Novel heads
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MTSweger
11-19-2009, 12:04 AM
Overhead is good but technically it is a next to head or beside head.
:buds
Mike

Well then, how 'bout NextHead? :rocker

-MTS

MTSweger
11-19-2009, 12:15 AM
I was thinking the same thing and almost posted yesterday, but thought if the folks here want another forum, why should I object. All the models have had some significant changes over their run, so it would par for the course to leave it as the "Hexhead."

Being the devil's adovate for a sec here, are there really a significant number of changes to warrant a new forum?

Good point. And are these design changes for the new boxer engine more significant than, say, 2-valve vs. 4-valve K brick engines? 1000 vs. 1100 cc bricks? Klassic K's vs. the later K1200RS/GT models? I think not. :nono

-MTS

hwk2th
11-19-2009, 12:29 AM
how about
E.T.

Rpbump
11-19-2009, 12:58 AM
"Dual Head" cams, spark plugs, head bolts.
Ride Safe :usa :usa

GREENGO
11-19-2009, 01:12 AM
How about NextHead!!? lol

But you've already said that

Scout6
11-19-2009, 01:15 AM
I know I have seen a scifi movie or show with a shuttle that looked just like this.

OldNuke
11-19-2009, 01:47 AM
Deadhead, meathead, uberhead mit flapper dapper.....oops, never mind :hide

easy
11-19-2009, 02:38 AM
Why do we have to have a new forum site for the 10's? Don't the HP2s fit in well enough now?

Easy :german

bhadley0
11-19-2009, 02:52 AM
Clearly a name with its roots in old German would be appropriate....

Dunderhead! :ear

GBC1965
11-19-2009, 02:53 AM
How about DUOHEAD?

37071
11-19-2009, 03:22 AM
How about Airrow Head. The head is tapered toward the from like an arrow. I think Airrow Head is evolutionary.:violin

deilenberger
11-19-2009, 04:03 AM
How about not creating a new forum?

Isn't 90% of the bike the same as the '09 model?That actually would be my suggestion. The changes are evolutionary, not revolutionary (ie - almost no parts from the oilheads are interchangeable with hexhead bikes - and the electronics, drivetrain, engine, etc are all completely different.) The overhead cam bikes are more evolutionary - the bottom end of the engines are basically the same, wiring is the same, driveline is the same. The changes are to the head and some switch-gear and body panels. To me - that isn't enough to warrant a new forum. I think adding another "tech" forum will simply dilute the potential sharing of common information on models that are actually very much the same.

YMMV.. :dance

Z1_NESTer
11-19-2009, 04:43 AM
Quadhead

bullet
11-19-2009, 05:04 AM
I suggest calling the forum; "Hexheads".

Semper_Fi
11-19-2009, 10:16 AM
I have updated the first post with some new information on timing for closing thr post and then opening it up for voting.

Here the information Link to Post #1 (http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showpost.php?p=514750&postcount=1)

easy
11-19-2009, 11:32 AM
That actually would be my suggestion. The changes are evolutionary, not revolutionary (ie - almost no parts from the oilheads are interchangeable with hexhead bikes - and the electronics, drivetrain, engine, etc are all completely different.) The overhead cam bikes are more evolutionary - the bottom end of the engines are basically the same, wiring is the same, driveline is the same. The changes are to the head and some switch-gear and body panels. To me - that isn't enough to warrant a new forum. I think adding another "tech" forum will simply dilute the potential sharing of common information on models that are actually very much the same.

YMMV.. :dance

:thumb

Easy:german

tooez2c
11-19-2009, 11:51 AM
Keep it Simple!

OVERHEADS

firebird
11-19-2009, 01:32 PM
How about:

Thunder Heads
Bracers
Race Boxers
Camboxers
Fun Look on Wheels (FLOW)

1024JLC
11-19-2009, 02:57 PM
HexGen??

The Hex Generation Two....

allenre
11-19-2009, 03:14 PM
I like the name Radial for the new radial valve arrangement in the cylinder heads. It also harkens back to the radial engine days in the airplane and goes with the rotating propeller of the BMW logo.

ChockB
11-19-2009, 03:39 PM
Camheads is my favorite so far. :D

Since it does look a bit like a face, how about:

Foreheads or 4-Heads?

are12c
11-19-2009, 04:22 PM
Hexhead 2

or

Hexhead 2nd Gen

vegasbeemerguy
11-19-2009, 04:47 PM
How about HP3 since this is a new motor derived from the HP2? :clap

GEORGIAPILOT
11-19-2009, 06:22 PM
Terminator!

Looks a little like Arnold.

OfficerImpersonator
11-19-2009, 06:23 PM
"Camheads" fits in best with the continuum:

Airheads
Oilheads
Hexheads
Camheads

Osm3um
11-19-2009, 08:13 PM
Nex Head.

Bob

hondo
11-19-2009, 08:52 PM
I'd say Cobhead. "Cob" being cam overhead boxer.

ANDYVH
11-19-2009, 09:42 PM
CAMHEAD works for me.

How about HP HEAD?

bombayduck
11-19-2009, 10:08 PM
Square head

MotorRunning
11-19-2009, 10:53 PM
DOHC Heads, or DOHCheads, or DOCheads, pronounced "doc heads"?

DOCHead has my vote

snakepilot
11-19-2009, 11:49 PM
How about:
Radheads (for radial ), or
Quadheads

Then again, if we could talk BMW into adding a touch of red to them, we could call them Redheads. I've always liked those! But then, brunettes and blonde's are great also. :nyah

RSPENNACHIO
11-19-2009, 11:58 PM
HexGen??

The Hex Generation Two....


My first vote is to just leave it a hexhead but if "the man" forced me to vote then HexGen?? would be my choice.

osbornk
11-20-2009, 12:02 AM
I don't think it is different enough to warrant a new name. They don't change the name of a car when they add a camshaft. Name changes should be reserved for significant changes. Did the Bricks change when the head changed?

Ken

r60us
11-20-2009, 12:36 AM
Camhead gets my vote.

kbasa
11-20-2009, 12:39 AM
Camhead.

Bill Burke
11-20-2009, 01:18 AM
For the conservative-minded:

DITTOHEADS

easy
11-20-2009, 01:41 AM
Sorry, but waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too many heads around here. :rofl

How about "Slightly Improved 2010 Hex With A Different Paint Job."

"We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we would be reorganized. Presumably the plans for our employment were being changed. I was to learn later in life that, perhaps because we are so good at organizing, we tend as a nation to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization."
Charlton Ogburn 1911-1998, from Merrill's Marauders.

Easy :german

cwadams
11-20-2009, 01:44 AM
Why must every engine in the US have some stupid name. It's a DOHC two cylinder, not twin, horizontally opposed air/oil cooled engine. Use the designation BMW gives it. 1200HP or "HP".

EASTER85
11-20-2009, 03:00 AM
Call the eingine a "Cammer"

mfifer
11-20-2009, 03:09 AM
Fourhead :buds:sick:groovy:nyah

Mike

Mudbug
11-20-2009, 03:10 AM
Hex Inter Cam - HIC. Pronounced hick.
:sick

rosen7924
11-20-2009, 03:29 AM
CamHead!

PIVERSON
11-20-2009, 04:48 AM
"V-head"

Vier is four in German. Shorten to V for easy usage in English speaking countries.

dgoodwin
11-20-2009, 05:43 AM
Looks high tech to me, so how about Tech-Head. :clap:clap:clap

Dave
'94 R1100RS
'83 R100RT
'09 KLR650

oleidreiter
11-20-2009, 10:59 AM
How about Hex-DHead.

djpeters
11-20-2009, 01:28 PM
MuscleHead

reuterstl
11-20-2009, 02:08 PM
Well then, how 'bout NextHead? :rocker

-MTSNext head gets my vote:bikes

dpeterson1952
11-20-2009, 02:49 PM
Maybe it's just me, but it sorta looks like Jonny Five.:nyah

Greenbike
R1100RT

RTNewbie
11-20-2009, 03:54 PM
Maybe I'm slow on the uptake, but are we simply talking about naming a new forum that will deal solely with wrenching etc. on the soon-to-be-introduced 2010 Boxers, i.e., RT, GS and eventually other models?

If the answer is yes, I suggest we call it: Camheads


If the answer is no, then never mind.

Camhead came to mind immediately for me. I think it makes the most sense.
Can't wait to hear one run!

mneblett
11-20-2009, 04:00 PM
Nick-naming the ENGINE camhead sounds good to me --

Creating a separate FORUM named camheads doesn't, since the bikes are virtually identical except for one having two cams above the cylinder/head line, rather than one cam above the line.

Thus, IMO the Hexheads forum should become the Hexheads/Camheads forum.

Mark Neblett
Fairfax, VA

stwilliams
11-20-2009, 05:29 PM
Nick-naming the ENGINE camhead sounds good to me --

Creating a separate FORUM named camheads doesn't, since the bikes are virtually identical except for one having two cams above the cylinder/head line, rather than one cam above the line.

Thus, IMO the Hexheads forum should become the Hexheads/Camheads forum.

Mark Neblett
Fairfax, VA

I think making different forums is a good idea. The new model with plenty of new components will have its own issues for sure. Sure much of the bike is the same, but certain "new model" issues will arise.

What happens when a forum encompasses too many models is that the relevant information you are looking for becomes lost in a quagmire of non-relevant info. I've found this to be frustrating on other forums. Like a KTM forum I frequent, they lump the four stroke bikes together. But they made a significant motor change in 2008. When I search for a particular issue I have to wade through hundreds of posts that are non relevant.

I really don't see the problem with adding forums or making subgroups of forums. But then I'm a splitter, no a lumper.

deilenberger
11-20-2009, 05:40 PM
Nick-naming the ENGINE camhead sounds good to me --

Creating a separate FORUM named camheads doesn't, since the bikes are virtually identical except for one having two cams above the cylinder/head line, rather than one cam above the line.

Thus, IMO the Hexheads forum should become the Hexheads/Camheads forum.

Mark Neblett
Fairfax, VAMark,

Sounds like a great idea to me (just like a suggestion I made to one of the forum administrators in fact..) :clap

If/When the new model diverges enough from the original Hexheads - the name will be in place, and it will be easy to make the split. Right now - I don't think there is enough difference in the bikes to do it, nor enough owners of the new bike to make it worthwhile.

deilenberger
11-20-2009, 05:42 PM
Why must every engine in the US have some stupid name. It's a DOHC two cylinder, not twin, horizontally opposed air/oil cooled engine. Use the designation BMW gives it. 1200HP or "HP".Actually - AFAIK - since there is one camshaft PER head - it technically shouldn't be designated as DOHC, which implies seperate intake and exhaust cams.

knary
11-20-2009, 05:57 PM
Nick-naming the ENGINE camhead sounds good to me --

Creating a separate FORUM named camheads doesn't, since the bikes are virtually identical except for one having two cams above the cylinder/head line, rather than one cam above the line.

Thus, IMO the Hexheads forum should become the Hexheads/Camheads forum.

Mark Neblett
Fairfax, VA

:thumb

That would be my vote. There's SO much overlap between the two and the HP2 has already lived in the hexhead forum. From 20 feet away, they're essentially identical to the previous models.

dstuckmann
11-20-2009, 06:27 PM
"248" for 2 cylinders, 4 cams, 8 valves.
or I'm not sure how to make this show correctly on the posting but maybe 2 cubed

3
2

(2 the the third power)

beemeup
11-20-2009, 06:50 PM
"P-Heads" (the spark plug cover is shaped like a "P").


stealing from a previous poster: "D-OH Heads" (ala Homer Simpson)

that's my 2 cents worth and worth every bit that much! Don:D

nyfty
11-20-2009, 07:43 PM
How about "Cam Head".

photorider
11-20-2009, 10:50 PM
Double Head

88bmwjeff
11-20-2009, 11:24 PM
nick-naming the engine camhead sounds good to me --

creating a separate forum named camheads doesn't, since the bikes are virtually identical except for one having two cams above the cylinder/head line, rather than one cam above the line.

Thus, imo the hexheads forum should become the hexheads/camheads forum.

Mark neblett
fairfax, va


mark,

sounds like a great idea to me (just like a suggestion i made to one of the forum administrators in fact..) :clap

if/when the new model diverges enough from the original hexheads - the name will be in place, and it will be easy to make the split. Right now - i don't think there is enough difference in the bikes to do it, nor enough owners of the new bike to make it worthwhile.


:thumb

that would be my vote. There's so much overlap between the two and the hp2 has already lived in the hexhead forum. From 20 feet away, they're essentially identical to the previous models.



+1 Hexhead / Camhead (or whatever name is decided on)

bigsur52
11-20-2009, 11:25 PM
How about HOT HEAD. It fits with the chronology of airhead, oilhead, hexhead, and this engine is hot!

ADIGIANDOMENICO
11-20-2009, 11:30 PM
That would get me off my 05 GS.

Grgareus
11-21-2009, 12:11 AM
Looks like an R-over-head to me. That spells ROVER, for BMW bikes I can't think of a better moniker.

ROVER or R-OVER

8ball08
11-21-2009, 12:46 AM
Shaped like an arrow head with fins for cooling.

crinoid
11-21-2009, 01:03 AM
As most Germans are OCD:clap

easy
11-21-2009, 02:33 AM
:thumb

That would be my vote. There's SO much overlap between the two and the HP2 has already lived in the hexhead forum. From 20 feet away, they're essentially identical to the previous models.

:thumb

Easy :german

cdweyna
11-21-2009, 03:15 AM
R2d2 heads

LCBIKEMAN
11-21-2009, 06:21 AM
Hexsters, Camsters, http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/images/smilies/clap.gif

azduc
11-21-2009, 02:14 PM
Metalhead

RevRay
11-21-2009, 04:04 PM
If it's anything like the new and improved final drive, how about

double trouble

97077
11-21-2009, 04:18 PM
How about "Want to be" As in Airhead want to be. Just a thought, I'm sure this suggestion will go over well. I do like the Double Trouble. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.:browKevin

JAMESDUNN
11-21-2009, 05:59 PM
HP2here.

Tom

Hummm...looks kind o' like a shovelhead! No, that name is taken. It reminds me of "E.T." a little with two wide set eyes.

E.T. head? That is the best I can come up with!

dschaue
11-21-2009, 06:45 PM
I like keeping the name Hexheads, but if a new name is needed how about "FatHead" since they added more parts!!!!

JohnM
11-21-2009, 07:10 PM
"Camhead" works for me.

jpeck
11-21-2009, 07:22 PM
How about:

Pointy Head

John Peck
Maple City, Mi

1993 K75SA
2002 R1150RA

Motor unit 7
11-21-2009, 07:42 PM
who about BOC2 as in Boxer overhead cam 2 engine!

Keeping it simple like the others, but still explaining the engine.

hansomat
11-21-2009, 07:46 PM
looks like an Oval to me.

want to jazz it up, call it flat oval

but Ovel or Ovelhead is what I would call it.

Hans Muellers
hansomat

jpeck
11-21-2009, 10:10 PM
The new engine appears to have shim and bucket valve adjusters, so how about...

bucket head

jmdonald
11-21-2009, 10:11 PM
Cambo

Atomicman52
11-21-2009, 11:42 PM
1) 2 Screw

2) Cone Head

3) Hammer Head

76548
11-22-2009, 12:30 AM
I think a good name for the new engine configuration would be the "ET Head" engine. If you look at the head and imagine it with a blanket around it.....it looks just like ET.

beemeup
11-22-2009, 02:01 AM
In honor of the old television show "The Rockford Files", how about
Chucklehead. Don

jimduggan
11-22-2009, 02:09 AM
double cams hexhead= dexhead. and if recent reliability continues; deadhead

ENFOMAN
11-22-2009, 03:07 AM
All of this talk and Ideas of heads and how it looks like E.T., ... Looks more like Jimmy Durante to me with that plug wire cover big and crooked. How about Inkadink head?

http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/349765/Jimmy+Durante.jpg

Or simply Durante? Sounds classy doesn't it?

Osm3um
11-22-2009, 08:09 AM
"Nex head" is my suggestion.
Bob

brooksie
11-22-2009, 01:35 PM
How about " SPEARHEAD"?

kovo
11-22-2009, 03:24 PM
"Shim Head" in response to the bucket and shim valve adjustment required.

r1200rst
11-22-2009, 03:54 PM
TwinBolt

130888
11-22-2009, 03:57 PM
GLADIATOR is the name for the new engine. It stands of strenght and reliability. My name is Tom (130888 BMW MOA). I ride out Chicago. I have owned a R1200clc for the last five years. This has been the best motorcycle I have owned up to this time. The boxer motor is bullett proof. They are easy to work on and requires very little maintance. The engines run smooth and with the ABS braking system the bikes stop on a dime. I plan to keep this bike for a long time. I do like the R1200GS and the R1200 GSA's. I feel with the new motor they will be installing in these motorcycles they should be even better and last longer. The R1200GS is in my future plans. I am an older rider and do appreciate the many advances that BMW has past on to its riders over the years. They are the leader in the technology that many of the other bike builders are using today. To all riders, May every road be straight and the wind always be at your back.

rguy
11-22-2009, 05:13 PM
Since it is an eXtension / eXpansion of the existing Hexhead engine technology then I say it should be called:

Hexxhead

or if it turns out to be problematic :)
HexdHead

I think it is different enough to need it's own moniker but I agree with Don that it is not enough to give it's own forum. I would wager that 95+% of the parts are the same as the 2008/2009 model.

grafikfeat
11-22-2009, 05:22 PM
Hex

1 : to put a hex on
2 : to affect as if by an evil spell : jinx

Hmmm. Why tempt fate. :brow


:)

sludad
11-22-2009, 06:09 PM
How about ROCBOX

R-designation
OC- Overhead Cam
BOX-Boxer

Got a nice ring to it...:-)

OUTBACKUFO
11-22-2009, 07:42 PM
how about the

$$$heads

Ich verbringe zu viel auf Motorr?ñdern f??r meinen eigenen guten Kopf


or

Pillhead

since you will be popping some asprin after paying $$$s for a new head cover after putting the GS down in some gravel:D:D

glennhendricks
11-22-2009, 11:34 PM
Just call it a Camhead.

cougar23
11-23-2009, 12:30 AM
Camhead.

jpeck
11-23-2009, 01:21 AM
Arrowhead, for the pointed shape of the valve covers.

MWIECK
11-23-2009, 02:02 AM
Camhead sounds good to me.


( Or it could be like HD where they are named after the rider Knuckleheads)

I apologize for that last remark , but I am so tired of people around my part of the country that think Harleys are God's gift to motordom.

rguy
11-23-2009, 03:22 AM
But I thought every modern 4 valve boxer head was technically a Camhead....
:brow

mneblett
11-23-2009, 03:25 AM
But I thought every modern 4 valve boxer head was technically a Camhead....
:brow
Bingo! Call the 2010 motor what you want, but: One Forum!

f650624
11-23-2009, 04:16 AM
How about "slickhead."

ka5ysy
11-23-2009, 12:27 PM
This whole thing sounds like a Motor Company plot to create hate and discontent in the BMWMOA :stick


B-Rod ?? :deal

ka5ysy
11-23-2009, 12:49 PM
.... I am so tired of people around my part of the country that think Harleys are God's gift to motordom.



OMG.... The're NOT ???????:jawdrop













:hide

PDOGGER
11-23-2009, 01:01 PM
Call it what it is, TWIN CAM

Clay
11-23-2009, 02:29 PM
Duck (DOHC) Head...

MysticMan
11-23-2009, 03:10 PM
I happened upon this forum and read it all. It's funny.

So I thought of TREKHead- as in that's what it should be used for or for its post machine age Zen-like design. Or,

SPACEHead - in keeping with the E.T. idea, or because it does resemble some spacecraft we've seen 'round here (at rallies)

RIDE HARD!
Dean PennellHEAD #104268
Mystic, K75S, Guzzi small V's (2)

130888
11-23-2009, 05:11 PM
I have several more. MAG-HEAD, GEAR-HEAD , SHARK-HEAD, RACE-HEAD , MAX-HEAD , HARD- HEAD , BIKE-HEAD, X-HEAD,

130888
11-23-2009, 05:15 PM
How about SPEAR-HEAD it looks like the cam covers comes to a point

130888
11-23-2009, 05:25 PM
dragon-head, or curve-head, power-head, heavy-head

130888
11-23-2009, 05:31 PM
LIGHTNING-HEAD. As in lightning bolt from a storm.

KOINZ
11-23-2009, 06:31 PM
Don't know if this has been added. Too many pages to search.

TwinHex

DoubleHex

2CAMHex

NewHexTwin

2CAMHexhead

TWinCamHex

I guess any of the names can be suffixed with "head".

JAMESDUNN
11-23-2009, 06:42 PM
Aerohead. Looks like an arrow shape on the cover hence; aerohead!

sherrillelm
11-24-2009, 12:56 AM
I suggest - HPtoo; BigBox; UltraHead; MoreHead

plasticman
11-24-2009, 02:51 AM
Double Double

leadfoot
11-24-2009, 03:03 AM
I do not feel that the change warrants another Forum. The basic configuration is too close to the present, and I think the result will be the loss of information that one collective forum can bring, as opposed to two seperate forums which will likely be used by the owners of each type bike......whew!

JAMESDUNN
11-24-2009, 04:12 AM
I suggest - HPtoo; BigBox; UltraHead; MoreHead
There is a Morehead City, N. C. but not.... a MoreHead City, N.C.

bfischer
11-24-2009, 10:04 AM
ET [for Extended Touring] sort of looks like ET if you stare at it

Semper_Fi
11-24-2009, 06:14 PM
We have been provided the prizes to be awarded!!!

The first post has been modified with the new information and can be found here First Post Link (http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showpost.php?p=514750&postcount=1)



Reminder - thread closing in 3 days, get your suggestions in.



Back to normally scheduled programming.............................

130888
11-24-2009, 11:11 PM
have several more names: Spear-head, Hammer-head, Cross-head

130888
11-24-2009, 11:19 PM
Radial-Head

130888
11-24-2009, 11:19 PM
Bullet_head

jpeck
11-25-2009, 12:34 AM
Arrow Head

rguy
11-25-2009, 04:24 AM
Hex-Head / Twin Cam version equals:

HEXTC - Head

(rhymes with Ecstasy!)

cwilson
11-25-2009, 03:54 PM
How about these off the wall suggestions?
SlabHead
WingHead
FinHead

grafikfeat
11-25-2009, 04:07 PM
New Forum Name?

DOCHEADS.

DOC = Double Overhead Cam.

It was mentioned earlier DOHC and to pronounce it Duck.
Um, ain't that a Ducati? :brow

Besides, overhead is one word.

dgoodwin
11-25-2009, 05:08 PM
I think I said this already but couldn't find it, and no one is going there anyway, but I like TECHHead for the technological advances and high tech look. But, BMW is known for that anyway, so nothing new here. Personally, while it is getting a lot play, CamHead seems to be understating a little.

Dave

Semper_Fi
11-25-2009, 06:06 PM
I think I said this already but couldn't find it, and no one is going there anyway, but I like TECHHead for the technological advances and high tech look. But, BMW is known for that anyway, so nothing new here. Personally, while it is getting a lot play, CamHead seems to be understating a little.

Dave


I have been slowly compiling the suggestions - i'm up to page 11.........

Anyway the poll that will be posted next week will make the final determination.

Keep them coming - this thread is getting a good run.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!!

hmeiseles
11-25-2009, 11:13 PM
how about spinhead

grafikfeat
11-25-2009, 11:26 PM
**Head

(doac)

razz2234
11-25-2009, 11:56 PM
How bout'

OCHEAD

stpgh
11-26-2009, 02:44 PM
My ideas are;

ZWEIER NOCKEN = two cam

ZWILLING NOCKEN = twin cam

So my vote is for "Z-NOCKEN" :clap:clap

So, try to imitate Schultz from Hogan's Heroes and say Z-Nocken. It is even kind of ironic because it sounds like "She's nockin".

stpgh
11-26-2009, 02:57 PM
OK, one more could be Doppel Nocken or "D-Nocken" for dual cam.

I seem to stuck on the Nocken thing:D

rickg
11-26-2009, 04:35 PM
I haven't read the entire thread so I don't know if my idea has already been mentioned.

When I first read about the dual overhead cams per cylinder, my first reaction was, Twinhead! What do you think? Got to admit, kind of catchy.

Rick G

jgwest2
11-26-2009, 05:21 PM
Bumphead

f800owner
11-26-2009, 11:24 PM
Cam head

grafikfeat
11-27-2009, 12:19 AM
Cam head

Wow. 1st post! :brow

I think that the amount of times CamHead has been mentioned it may be a winner.

miairhead
11-27-2009, 12:47 AM
Twin Head?

tourunigo
11-27-2009, 12:56 AM
maybe it's just my odd perception of some things but how about Droid Head (DHead). I know it's odd but look at it this way....

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd244/tourunigo/cylinderhead.jpg

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd244/tourunigo/484px-C3PO_EP3.jpg

:dunno - Bob

billpierce
11-27-2009, 01:01 AM
Overhead was the first thing that came to my mind. Looks like there are quite a few others thinking the same.

habdala
11-27-2009, 03:36 AM
after the first service I will call it EXPENSIVEHEAD

jurgen
11-27-2009, 04:43 AM
How about
Fingerhead
for the fingers that actuate the valves?

Semper_Fi
11-27-2009, 10:00 AM
OUTSTANDING RESPONSE!!!

Well over 150 suggestions.

I am going to close the thread now and start compiling the top suggestions for a formal poll to select the winner.

Thank you all for participating.

Poll Link http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?p=519491#post519491

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