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Old 06-29-2014, 07:10 AM   #1
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f800gs clatter

for a few weeks ive noticed an annoying Vibration/clatter at 5200rpm.i delved into the 800 myself and couldn't find any loose or broken, so after a couple of visits to wollaston bmw in northampton they acknowledged the noise and booked it in.

Now the bike hasn't changed in characteristics ie performanece no oil useage or anything untoward, so the guys aggreed
to strip it and have a look (now to make it clear the noise isnt a noise that would make you think the motor was about to detonate more of an annoying noise) so no reason to strip the motor.

So I get a call to see if I could come down and have a look at the bike ?

Strange I though feck what have they found ??


Upon entering the workshop I find this !!!!!

holy frickin christ what the !!!!!

The response I get is "we dont want to take any chances and seeing as tho it wont cost you a penny"

The result is that the motor is as fresh as the day it left the factory with no witness marks etc anywhere after 16000 miles, im over the moon with the service from bmw and tbh i couldnt give a toss where the noise is coming from i know the motor is in spot on condition

for good measure ive put a new cam chain in whilst its in this state and im very impressed with how this motor is put together !




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Old 06-30-2014, 02:07 PM   #2
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So, you are telling us that the motor 'grenaded' ?
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Old 06-30-2014, 03:16 PM   #3
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I'm guessing your service department used this case as an excuse to dive into a motor and bill BMW for it.

I am going to have a workbench that looks like that soon...
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Old 06-30-2014, 03:34 PM   #4
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cam chain

cam chain tensioners ...
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Old 06-30-2014, 04:06 PM   #5
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So, you are telling us that the motor 'grenaded' ?
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Old 07-13-2014, 10:32 PM   #6
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hmmm

Well the motor was rebuilt with a new camchain and the noise is still there
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Old 07-14-2014, 12:24 AM   #7
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Try ear plugs next ?
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Old 07-14-2014, 02:45 AM   #8
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Try ear plugs next ?


Yep

I went back to the dealer this morning and rode a 800r with 3000miles on it and it had the same clatter at the same rpm go figure
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