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    This is interesting

    So, i remembered something last night that i'd forgotten about from before the rally.

    I had my valve covers off, doing the valves and i figured, "40,000 miles, i might as well do a rocker arm end-play check" i pulled up the ADV article and got to work. 3 gaps were perfect (all around .07mm) the exhaust rocker on the left cylinder was a wee bit tight (the .05mm gauge would squeez in, but just barely) so i figured i had the time, lets get this right. i pulled out the unused T45 socket from my tool chest and discovered ALL of the torx nuts on both heads were banged up to the point i couldn't insert the socket.

    what could this possibly mean??

    the bike had 3900 miles on it when i bought it in 05', what could someone have possibly done in that short an ownership period (miles, not years, avg to 650 miles/year) to have caused this?? my guess is someone loosened the assembly using a hex key that "kinda fit" thereby damaging the bolts. but why would they have done it???

    what say ye???

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    Quote Originally Posted by BubbaZanetti View Post
    ? my guess is someone loosened the assembly using a hex key that "kinda fit" thereby damaging the bolts. but why would they have done it???

    what say ye???

    cuz they had the hex keys, but not the Torx bits. somewhere, somebody (either the PO, or more likely some dumb tech at the 600 mile retorque service.) screwed up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerfish1100 View Post
    cuz they had the hex keys, but not the Torx bits. somewhere, somebody (either the PO, or more likely some dumb tech at the 600 mile retorque service.) screwed up.
    why would the 600 mile retorqe require touching any of the rocker arm mount bolts besides the one that is an actual head stud?

    it's quite odd

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    Maybe the rocker arm endplay was out of spec at the 600 mile....it too should have been checked....
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerfish1100 View Post
    cuz they had the hex keys, but not the Torx bits. somewhere, somebody (either the PO, or more likely some dumb tech at the 600 mile retorque service.) screwed up.
    We see that quite a bit at work. How hard is it to find a T-15....
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimBud View Post
    Maybe the rocker arm endplay was out of spec at the 600 mile....it too should have been checked....
    not according to the BMW factory service schedule i have

    not trying to be a pain, i'm really just wondering why someone would play with these in such a rough manner so early on in the bike's life

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    Quote Originally Posted by BubbaZanetti View Post
    not according to the BMW factory service schedule i have

    not trying to be a pain, i'm really just wondering why someone would play with these in such a rough manner so early on in the bike's life
    Because they want you to sell the bike.


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    Quote Originally Posted by knary View Post
    Because they want you to sell the bike.

    you sell yours first

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    Quote Originally Posted by BubbaZanetti View Post
    you sell yours first
    why? did someone bugger Knary's bolt heads too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BubbaZanetti View Post
    you sell yours first
    Erin is reminding me that I've got a few too many projects going on right now. I'm working on her. There's a nice R100/7 available for kind of cheap nearby...

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    Quote Originally Posted by knary View Post
    Erin is reminding me that I've got a few too many projects going on right now. I'm working on her. There's a nice R100/7 available for kind of cheap nearby...
    Why not? You've already completely rebuilt a K75S......
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdiaz View Post
    Why not? You've already completely rebuilt a K75S......

    'twas in my golden years of living in Reno where there was nothing else to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knary View Post

    'twas in my golden years of living in Reno where there was nothing else to do.
    I dunno. You didn't seem that busy in ATL either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdiaz View Post
    I dunno. You didn't seem that busy in ATL either.



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