Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Surrey, , Canada
2006 k1200s cam chain tensioner upgrade over 12k
Hi, I have just purchased a 2006 k1200s with 40k kms on it and naturally the famous noise is there. The previous owner never bothered to upgrade it with the new tensioner. I have read some topics here (probably not all), and have seen some suggestions to install it even over 12k (what is not recommended by BMW). So, just would like to ask if anyone have had any problems if installed the new tensioner on the bike with over 12k miles.
If it is dangerous to the engine, I don't want to cause an expensive repair, but if it is safe, I'd like to get rid of this ugly sound. Actually I can hear it on my bike not only at the startup, but here and there during idling the motor as well. Any answer would be very appreciated. Thanks.