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There I Fixed It: cam chain tensioner edition


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Local shop quoted me 2 hours @ $89 plus parts to do Brunhilde's tensioner, and I'd have to leave her there for FSM knows how long because there's 30 bikes ahead of her.


Pfah, sez I. I ordered the necessaries from MAX BMW, including the intake tube O-ring (which I ended up not needing). They arrived in three days and I just did it myself this afternoon in 1.5 hours including fairing r/r, tool cleanup and road test, using the tutorial by Poolside over on advwisdom. Baby no longer sounds like a tractor starting from cold or idling hot.


Makes me wonder why the PO didn't do it himself long ago...

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Since this wasn't done I'd check the quick disconnects for the fuel lines to the gas tank. If they are plastic I'd change them ASAP.



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Ordering the manifold O-ring was still a good idea, as they are somewhat delicate. Better the have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.

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Better the have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.


As is true with so many things, yep.

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Yes, this is not a hard install. I watched this video and I was set.


Yep. Doesn't make much sense to me that a professional mech thinks this job takes two hours when my first time only took me 1.5 in a parking lot, in the snow, uphill BOTH WAYS, but what do I know.

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