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2007 k1200gt noise

I have owned this bike over 2 months and some times I notice a noise on the right side that sounds like some thing is not lubriceted.left side sounds fine.It has about 17k miles north dallas bmw says 12k valves were done owner had died no way too verify.Any suggestions Thanks Jack
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Dec 10th, 2012, 10:16 pm
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Clutch is on the right
If the dealer says the valves were done, no idea why you'd even want the owners confirmation on it, even if he weren't dead. Why would the dealer lie about it, if anything they would lie and say it wasn't done so they could try selling the work.

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Search is your friend.....cam chain....tensioner......check for the updates.....!!! Important stuff to look at!

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If the noise changes when you pull in the clutch it is probably the clutch.
If the noise sounds like rocks bouncing around in there it's probably the above mentioned tensioner.

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Cam chain.....tensioner
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Talked to a dealer and said they would not put a new style tensioner on a chain that had 17 k on it.They would want to replace everything.Another dealer recommended replacing the guard and tensioner.The guard is the only recall that has not been performed so they want to replace just the guard.I am at least going to get the guard replaced.When does the chain need to be replaced per BMW.Thanks Jack
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Talked to a dealer and said they would not put a new style tensioner on a chain that had 17 k on it.They would want to replace everything.Another dealer recommended replacing the guard and tensioner.The guard is the only recall that has not been performed so they want to replace just the guard.I am at least going to get the guard replaced.When does the chain need to be replaced per BMW.Thanks Jack
get the jump gaurd ,do the chain at 36-k service at least thats what i was told..

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Talked to a dealer and said they would not put a new style tensioner on a chain that had 17 k on it.They would want to replace everything.Another dealer recommended replacing the guard and tensioner.The guard is the only recall that has not been performed so they want to replace just the guard.I am at least going to get the guard replaced.When does the chain need to be replaced per BMW.Thanks Jack
BMW doesn't have a recommended replacement interval for the cam chain but when they came out with an updated tensioner you were supposed to change the gears and chain if it had many miles at all. So I think your dealers advice is correct. If you don't do it now the box of rocks will just keep getting louder but it might not blow for quite a while. I am not sure how well the jump guard works (has anybody found out yet?). Installing a manual tensioner might be an option but If it was mine I would replace cam chain, gears, tensioner and add the jump guard now and be done with it.

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Thanks for the info.
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