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Offline martinswad

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« on: October 17, 2020, 07:02:53 pm »
Hi, just got a 1200 GT, lots of fettling to do, should keep me happy during the next lockdown :D Sounds like a bag of spanners in a cement mixer on start up so looks like cam chain investigation first :(

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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2020, 07:48:58 pm »
Welcome!  I've found the gentlemen here to be helpful, informative and direct! 

There are a couple of videos on Camchain tensioner replacements on YouTube that are straight forward. Things like jump guards and so on are also recommended if not already done in recalls.

If you are not too far from Tonbridge, there is a very good independent BMW mechanic there for more in-depth work to engines. Scratch that, seen your location!
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Re: Newbie
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2020, 10:02:32 am »
Hi Martin amd welcome to the madhouse that is EuroKClub!

The first thing to ensure is that the 'recall, for the jump guard (plastic thing inside clutch cover to stop chain from jumping teeth when the tensioner loses its oil supply) and the taller tensioner (which has a larger oil reservoir so doesn't lose its oil supply so easily) have been fitted.

If the bike has a full dealer service history then this 'will' have been done...

Good luck and let us know how you get on. Brian

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2020, 06:57:47 pm »
They all do that sir!... ;). Try changing the oil first, mine sounded a lot healthier after I did a service (previous owner said he's just been back from Poland via the Nurburgring, which was a bit of a clue).

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2020, 07:13:19 pm »
Hello and welcome.
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