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    Quote Originally Posted by 18grandam View Post
    Don't know how labor charges run out in St. Louis, but I just had my 18K service done a couple of weeks ago, and the Dealer quoted me $1,100. The invoice was actually a little less than that even though they replaced a $75 part during the service. They also offered me free pick up and delivery from my house, 50 miles away. I'm very happy, plus they adjusted my noisy cam chain. The engine is very quiet now.
    18GrandAM
    Out of curiosity how does one adjust a cam chain on an OEM K1600?
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    I looked at the parts diagrams and see the tensioner but it doesn't look like it is adjustable. I have seen/had aftermarket adjustable tensioners on F bikes but they were aftermarket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 18grandam View Post
    Don't know how labor charges run out in St. Louis, but I just had my 18K service done a couple of weeks ago, and the Dealer quoted me $1,100. The invoice was actually a little less than that even though they replaced a $75 part during the service. They also offered me free pick up and delivery from my house, 50 miles away. I'm very happy, plus they adjusted my noisy cam chain. The engine is very quiet now.
    18GrandAM
    Thanks. Interesting. Like many places we only have one dealer so itís tough to shop around. I am surprised that the price would not be petty standard. Hopefully it will come out on the low end with no valve adjustment needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by larryk1100rs View Post
    I am surprised that the price would not be petty standard.
    There is a BMW provided flat-rate guide spelling out labor time in tenths of an hour. The big variable is the hourly rate labor charge. And for some jobs shops charge for actual time rather than flat-rate time. This is particularly true for troubleshooting.
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    @PGlaves, you can't, the cam chain tensioner is not adjustable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnert View Post
    @PGlaves, you can't, the cam chain tensioner is not adjustable.

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    Which is what I thought - but see Post #15 where he writes that the dealer adjusted his cam chain. That is why I asked the question.
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    WAG: Perhaps 18grandam was speaking with the "Service Manager", and what actually happened was they R&R'd either the tensioner assembly or the guide rails... Hopefully the actual invoice has the true details.

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