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Old Oct 21st, 2019, 5:50 am Thread Starter
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Hi!
My bike sometimes make the ususal horrible noise on start up and for 2sec until the camchain tensioer is pressurized.
Ok, so im landed on not to change the cam or the oilpump chain, or adjust the oilpumpchain, but change my camchain tensioer with a "third part" and manualy one!

Bike: K1300S HP 72500km

Anyone who have tried one and can give my "go" for that one?

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Old Oct 21st, 2019, 1:46 pm
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I have used the APE Cam Chain Tensioner and SCMW Cam Chain Tensioners on BMW k bikes with great results.

I use a SCMW Cam Chain Tensioner on my 2006 K1200S.
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Old Oct 23rd, 2019, 8:06 pm
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I had the same issue on my 09 K1300GT. There is a new part number for the tensioner. I installed the new one, problem resolved.
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Old Oct 31st, 2019, 2:55 am
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question - to replace only the tensioner or the whole timing set?

My K13S 09' lately start also making a grinding sound sometimes when start up cold, and also when standing in idle when clutch is pulled...

The question is: to replace only the tensioner or the whole timing set?...
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Old Oct 31st, 2019, 9:29 am
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My K13S 09' lately start also making a grinding sound sometimes when start up cold, and also when standing in idle when clutch is pulled...

The question is: to replace only the tensioner or the whole timing set?...
All you need to change is the cam chain tensioner.
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Old Oct 31st, 2019, 9:42 am
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All you need to change is the cam chain tensioner.
Thanks, but.. (& that's a big BUTT) for an engine with over 100K KM, is it better to change tha whole timing set ? - camchain + sprockets + sliders + tensioner? .. Assume that i'm not gonna sell it, not at least a new K13/14S will appear in the market
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Old Oct 31st, 2019, 9:10 pm
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Aperaceparts.com. Have put 2 in k-bikes and I am happy with both results BT-1200pro
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Old Nov 1st, 2019, 12:13 am
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Being a HP model I'll assume you have the newer hydraulic tensioner. Seems to me all the K13's do. Anyway all it really needs is this O-ring kit:
11 31 7 705 460 SET: O-RING SET 1 $13.98
And then you will be good for another three years. You will need a box end Torx for the bolts and it is a bit fiddly to get out and back in but remember to tighten the bolts down evenly so nothing binds.

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Old Nov 2nd, 2019, 3:40 am Thread Starter
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Thanks!
The reservoartype came first on my K1200S back in 2008.
I think il try the O ring trix!

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Hi!
My bike sometimes make the ususal horrible noise on start up and for 2sec until the camchain tensioer is pressurized.
Ok, so im landed on not to change the cam or the oilpump chain, or adjust the oilpumpchain, but change my camchain tensioer with a "third part" and manualy one!

Bike: K1300S HP 72500km


Anyone who have tried one and can give my "go" for that one?

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I installed the APE tensioner on my 2008 K1200S and it's worked out great. My only recommendation would be to replace the standard hardware APE ships with for stainless hardware. The standard APE hardware will rust the first time it hits water.
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