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Re: 34K, chain tensioner still noisy

Andy, You should look at the end play in the rocker shafts. adjustment here can really quiet the motor down. For the chain tensioner, I have read many places of people replacing the tensioner, particularly on the left side) with the 'new updated design'. Don't know the details, but the posters said major improvement in the noise department. You should look at the ibmwr site for details and instructions on both of these items.

Bob Hadden '05R12GS(former), '62R27, '06 Breva

On Mar 6, 2007, at 1:04 AM, Andren Appelquest wrote:

The chain tensioning components of the oil pressure chain tensioning (2002 R1150RT) system are getting louder. It's not just at startup but lasts the entire ride (50-600 mi) and changes volume as a function of no correlatible variable that I can see. Is there an age or symptom which would signal that it's time to replace a component? Moreover, I wonder how much of the rattling and noise might be elsewhere in the overall valve lift system, e.g. push rods. I check the valve clearances frequently and keep them at 0.006" and 0.013" intake/exhaust. The local BMW wrenches say the engine racket is normal, but they also agree that my bike is more clattery than their other clients' bikes. On most occasions those wrenches are less than clever. Any ideas?
Andy in Seabrook