Cam chain failure on k bikes??????

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Cam chain failure on k bikes??????

Postby quack » Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:55 pm

Has anyone had a cam chain failure on their k bikes? Or have the cam chain guide fail. My guide fail after the BMW fixed was installed 15,xxx later. Guess who had to pay. Was told it's a wear item, and as far as I know I'm the only one it's happen to. On well so much for goodwill to BMW customers. Guess what bike I won't be buying. :x :evil:
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Re: Cam chain failure on k bikes??????

Postby RocklinMike » Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:55 pm

Really Mike? The cam chain tensioner was an issue, but with the upgrade, and you get a grand total of 15k? Did the chain jump? Catastrophic? When did 15k on an upgrade on a tensioner become a wear item at so little mileage. ??????? REALLY? Come on BMW!
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Re: Cam chain failure on k bikes??????

Postby quack » Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:19 am

Bmw seems to talk in circles. If I hadn't had it done they might have paid to get it fixed, also it broke on the wrong end of the guide rail. They call me mr. lucky at Ozzie's because I didn't have any bent valves, otherwise instead of 1100.00 it would have been more like 4000.00 dollars.

Ozzie's shop did go to bat for me with BMW, Ozzie would not let me pay until BMW made the decision not to pay.

Called customer rep. and all they did was say they were sorry, that they won't cover unusual failures,with 44000 miles and out of warranty.

So I had to eat it. It's all fixed and no service due for 18000 miles, it's good to go.
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Re: Cam chain failure on k bikes??????

Postby RocklinMike » Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:32 am

Lucky thing the engine didn't genade. 1.1k beats the hell outta 4k. Still......
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