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Offline COLES

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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2014, 11:22:13 am »

maybe we should wait until we have all the facts     i ride a L C  is rather worrying
 

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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2014, 11:54:50 am »

maybe we should wait until we have all the facts     i ride a L C  is rather worrying

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Final prognosis on 2013 R1200GS 4000km, broken timing chain on right hand cylinder.

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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2014, 12:14:37 pm »

maybe we should wait until we have all the facts     i ride a L C  is rather worrying

Quote by owner on vuisboek:
Final prognosis on 2013 R1200GS 4000km, broken timing chain on right hand cylinder.
"Prognosis"?
 

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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #23 on: January 01, 2014, 12:35:57 pm »

maybe we should wait until we have all the facts     i ride a L C  is rather worrying

Quote by owner on vuisboek:
Final prognosis on 2013 R1200GS 4000km, broken timing chain on right hand cylinder.
"Prognosis"?

not sure, but motor to be replaced AFAIK

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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #24 on: January 01, 2014, 03:33:09 pm »
A fault in a part in my view, not an endemic design issue, TOO LOW a mileage for design, more an isolated one off 8)
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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2014, 08:47:11 am »

maybe we should wait until we have all the facts     i ride a L C  is rather worrying

Quote by owner on vuisboek:
Final prognosis on 2013 R1200GS 4000km, broken timing chain on right hand cylinder.
"Prognosis"?
Diagnosis?
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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2014, 08:17:08 pm »
A fault in a part in my view, not an endemic design issue, TOO LOW a mileage for design, more an isolated one off 8)

Jip.  Bloody frustrating, but in the words of Forest Gump, shit happens.  The true test is how the service provider remedy the shit.  In this case, it sounds lik ethey will replace the whole engine, gearbox, clutch as a unit.
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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2014, 09:16:49 am »
A timing chain will snap either if it's worn past its service limit (which is rather unlikely in this case :mwink: ), if it's got a manufacturing fault (which would be possible after 4,000km) or if something else in the valve train breaks and causes more tension on the timing chain than it can withstand.

For example a broken timing chain tensioner or guard rail may allow the chain to climb a sprocket, the chain jumps a couple of teeth and the cam shaft tries to open the intake valves before the piston is out of the way :-\

I don't think we will ever get an answer to what exactly caused the failure. It might be difficult to figure out depending on the extent of "collateral damages".
No problem as long as it's covered by the warranty.
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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2014, 10:27:16 am »

No problem as long as it's covered by the warranty.
Its always a problem if you're far from home on a trip and BMW on-call dont come to the party, but
yes as long as the repair is covered it does limit the impact. Of course the "3 sides to a story" bit
also comes into it.
 

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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #29 on: January 05, 2014, 06:22:34 pm »
It is a BMW safety mechanism, preventing riders from covering too many KMS and thereby limiting the chances of the rider running into the dreaded ........TS.

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Most Chinese cheapies make it past that sort of KMS. :imaposer:
 

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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2014, 10:32:30 pm »
Eek mouse!!
 

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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #31 on: January 07, 2014, 02:02:11 pm »
Owner of this LC is currently on a F800GS loan bike provided by BMW.  This will be replaced by a R1200GS loaner as soon as one is available.  He needs to wait awhile as his new replacement LC is still in a crate on the way to SA.

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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #32 on: January 07, 2014, 06:33:03 pm »
Great... :thumleft:
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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #33 on: January 07, 2014, 07:33:20 pm »
Wonder if suppliers of Chinese plastics will be loaning anything like that? And replacing so easily. Great service IMO.
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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #34 on: January 08, 2014, 07:22:15 pm »
Wonder if suppliers of Chinese plastics will be loaning anything like that? And replacing so easily. Great service IMO.

Oh yes,  they will,  up to 9 million kilometers.  This is true because 2SD told me himself.  :ricky:
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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #35 on: January 18, 2014, 09:44:13 pm »
 

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Re: LC engine failure
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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #37 on: February 14, 2014, 04:13:20 pm »
It would seem that the cam chain snapping is a MUCH BIGGER issue than is  let to believe.
 

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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #38 on: February 14, 2014, 04:30:23 pm »
Dit wil so begin lyk...
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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #39 on: February 14, 2014, 05:23:09 pm »
Real pitty as to all testers to machine is so 'smooth' and powerful compared to the oilhead....but I trust the Germans will sort this and feel sorry for the guys on the first model year. I will not trust this bike on any long trips....sorry