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Old 05-11-2017, 09:22 AM
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K1200s timing chain

In regards to my other thread but, so this didn't get lost
Do these bikes other than the timing chain guide problem
I'm having, have actual issues with the timing chain itself?
Maybe I'm not reading this document the dealer sent
Me correctly, I only read the issue which it for sure is
Is that the guide is too long nothing to do with
The timing chain itself? In general does the
Chain stretch to a point of needing replaced in 20k
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Re: K1200s timing chain

No way, 20K miles is just fine. Even at 72K miles when I took my chain out it really was still okay.
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Old 05-11-2017, 02:30 PM
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Re: K1200s timing chain

BMW's many bulletins on this issue can be confusing and misleading. As long as you have not had any prior problems and have the updated tensioner and jump guard installed then ride the bike... you do not need any preemptive replacement of the chain.

If you do not have these updates you should get them and they are free. On an '08 model you should actually have the updated tensioner installed already and if not it was part of a secret warranty program, and the jump guard is part of a recall.
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