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    Question New to Oilheads ?'s, '04 R1150R

    OK, I've done a partial deilenberger, partial because I've kept my K while Don deserted the fold!
    I bought an '04 R1150R ABS with 10k miles.
    Over the years I've gleaned a bit of info re Oilheads, but didn't pay alot of attention. I remember some posts about cam tensioners being upgraded, alternator belt changes & upgrades.
    I guess I'll need a synchronizer, probably the Harmonizer.
    Any issues I should check or be aware of immediately?
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    I'd wait until about 20K miles, then pull the starter off and check the transmission input splines. You either have a good one or a bad one. If you have a bad one you will easily be able to ascertain damage at that point.

    I'm in Jax. If you're interested I'll let you know next time I'm doing a tune-up to my R1100S. You're welcome to come up and watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimMoore View Post
    I'd wait until about 20K miles, then pull the starter off and check the transmission input splines. You either have a good one or a bad one. If you have a bad one you will easily be able to ascertain damage at that point.

    I'm in Jax. If you're interested I'll let you know next time I'm doing a tune-up to my R1100S. You're welcome to come up and watch.
    Thanks Jim, I probably take you up on that offer.
    Isn't there a CD someone makes showing the major service procedures?
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    Bob,

    Look at the screw-in cam chain tensioners. The one on the bottom of the right side is easy to see. The one on the top of the left side, tucked by the Telelever arm is a bit more secluded.

    Anyway, BMW came out with a replacement for the old style on the left side that won't drain down causing chain slap noise and maybe other problems (broken chain guides are a major pain). If both sides take a 17mm wrench then the left side is the old style. If the left side takes a 15mm wrench instead it is already the new style.

    If you still have the old style, replace it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobmws View Post
    Thanks Jim, I probably take you up on that offer.
    Isn't there a CD someone makes showing the major service procedures?
    I'll let you know.

    Google Jim Von Baden. He does the CDs.

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    Maintenance Video Tutorial Links

    Here are some great video tutorials on common tasks for the 1100/1150 motors. These are large wmv files and they take time to load depending on your connection speeds.
    But not as long as mail order videos that sometimes disappoint.
    First make some

    Ignition Timing: http://www.bmwmc.net/uploads/tm11/R4...ing_medium.wmv

    Throttle Synch: http://www.bmwmc.net/uploads/tm11/R4...nch_medium.wmv

    Valve Adjust: http://www.bmwmc.net/uploads/tm11/R4...115_medium.wmv

    Belt Tensioning: http://www.bmwmc.net/uploads/tm11/Po...nce_medium.wmv
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    Thanks for the info, very helpful.
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    Ride and enjoy !
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    Paul, is it SOP to replace the lower, right side tensioner? I understood that the left side was prone to failure and replaced that one but that the right side pumped up ok and was not the source of chain slop and racket. 20K RR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KEPPELJ View Post
    Paul, is it SOP to replace the lower, right side tensioner? I understood that the left side was prone to failure and replaced that one but that the right side pumped up ok and was not the source of chain slop and racket. 20K RR.
    The left side tensioner makes a racket at startup and the mechanism beneath it is prone to premature wear due to the fact that the oil drains out of the bottom of the tensioner cylinder after the engine is stopped.

    The right side tensioner faces up and so the oil stays in.

    The replacement tensioner is designed so that the oil does not drain out so it is quiet at startup and does not cause premature wear. If you have the old style it is a very good idea to replace it.
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    Cool Twin-Max Throttle Body Balancer

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobmws View Post
    I guess I'll need a synchronizer, probably the Harmonizer.
    Any issues I should check or be aware of immediately?
    I just sold my R1150GS and bought a F650GS, so I don't need my Twin-Max TB balancer anymore. Make me a good offer and I'll sell it to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KEPPELJ View Post
    Paul, is it SOP to replace the lower, right side tensioner? I understood that the left side was prone to failure and replaced that one but that the right side pumped up ok and was not the source of chain slop and racket. 20K RR.
    Right side is OK. Original left would drain down and there is a new design replacemnent for the left side only.
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    I replaced the left side tensioner on my '04 1150 early on and it did rattle at start up pretty good before replacement. Now i wonder if I should do the same thing to my '94 1100 even though there is no start up rattle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red100RT View Post
    I replaced the left side tensioner on my '04 1150 early on and it did rattle at start up pretty good before replacement. Now i wonder if I should do the same thing to my '94 1100 even though there is no start up rattle?
    If it doesn't rattle at start up then maybe it has already been replaced?
    Old one has 17mm bolt head. New one is 15mm. You can check with a wrench without disturbing anything else.
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