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JS2nelson
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PostPosted: 22:23 - 14 Sep 2018    Post subject: BMW 1200 GSA RC ticking noise * FIXED* Reply with quote

Good Morning everyone.
Iím posting this because Iíve scratched my head over my Ē dreaded RC ticking noiseĒ for quite some time. And like most of you Iíve discovered endless advise. Changing oils, Adjusting valves, Adjusting the rocker arms, replacing the cam chain tensioner , Even the advice that the load ticking is just a BMW thing. FALSE!. So here it is folks. Fixed and very unusual. It had my mechanic stumped but thanks to his persistence itís fixed .
1st He started by replacing the cam chain tensioner. This is usually the fix. Not that uncommon and inexpensive. Parts and Labor $120.
HOWEVER the ticking was still there.
2nd. After lotís inspections He found it. Hidden and hard to see unless youíre looking for it The Push rod bucked was cracked completely around it leaving a cap and the broken collar to rattle around. The fix was to obviously replace that bucket. He then replaced the other one and the pushrods. Total cost was $650. There was a lot of shop time in there just recovering the problem .
*** Here is the Holly cow. One day after my fix another BMW came in. the guys said heís never been able to fix a ticking noise it the RC. The Mechanic when to work quick and there it was . Broken push rod Bucket. *****

I HOPE THIS HELPS Many of you

Side note. Speculation as to why? Many bike will sit on their side stand leaving the RC on the high side. Many of us Start our bike while still in the side stand. Perhaps over time this causes repeated Dry starts for the RC causing the push rod buckets to fail.
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Riejufixing
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PostPosted: 23:01 - 14 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

It si vey good when people post the gfoxes for whagt eve has happened but I doi not jhave a bike ;like ypourds at the mpoment., I did have a Russiamn omne ehich was a cpoy when the rUssuinas stoler the plansafgter the war, WWII that is, but it is the same as BMW. All the bits are same same but rather more "agricuyltural" an the ur makinhg Smile_ :@)
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MCN
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PostPosted: 23:36 - 14 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would never buy another BMW. (I've owned four only two with me now.)

They are built like shite.

Intricate use of the wrong materials in the wrong place and ineffective protection against stuff generally found on the outside of the showroom or the owner's garage.

A new BMW will NOT last two UK Winters without beginning the rapid process of dissolving.

You were fortunate to manage to wear out an internal part before any of the external parts rotted away.

Shite.

And BMW are shite too.

(Side Note: The cars are 100% better.)
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MCN
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PostPosted: 23:38 - 14 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Riejufixing wrote:
It si vey good when people post the gfoxes for whagt eve has happened but I doi not jhave a bike ;like ypourds at the mpoment., I did have a Russiamn omne ehich was a cpoy when the rUssuinas stoler the plansafgter the war, WWII that is, but it is the same as BMW. All the bits are same same but rather more "agricuyltural" an the ur makinhg Smile_ :@)


Rouy kyebraord si fckued.
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PostPosted: 00:03 - 15 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

MCN wrote:
I would never buy another BMW. (I've owned four only two with me now.)

They are built like shite.

Shite.

And BMW are shite too.

(Side Note: The cars are 100% better.)


I agree with everything you've said, except the bit in bold.

As somebody who spends a lot of my time (and even more of my customer's money!) fixing them, I can tell you they aren't.

Wouldn't have one as a present.
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MCN
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PostPosted: 01:36 - 15 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shaft wrote:
MCN wrote:
I would never buy another BMW. (I've owned four only two with me now.)

They are built like shite.

Shite.

And BMW are shite too.

(Side Note: The cars are 100% better.)


I agree with everything you've said, except the bit in bold.

As somebody who spends a lot of my time (and even more of my customer's money!) fixing them, I can tell you they aren't.

Wouldn't have one as a present.


I've used hundreds of vehicles and the BMW I have now is excellent compared to many.
Jap cars are good but they don't ride our UK roads as well as the Bosch cars do.

It was all part of the master plan of 1932. The invasion of UK was reliant on Gerry making cars that could negotiate our British roads.

But I will take your word for it. Very Happy
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