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Old 04-27-2010, 08:57 PM   #1
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Cry Anybody have a broken cam chain guide r1150gs

The shop thought the noise was just a chain tensioner.. not loud, pretty small but annoyed me....

After they replacing the tensioner... the noise is worse and they say the guide is broken deep in the engine. Cases need to be split.. looking at a bunch of money to do it...2500 labor plus 200 parts.

I'm of course not happy, worried, you know... bike has been a great companion for 65k miles. Not so good recently. I've been diligent on regular maintenance.
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Old 04-27-2010, 10:32 PM   #2
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I think it can be done without splitting the cases. Here is my investigation.
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Old 04-28-2010, 02:04 AM   #3
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Yep, can be done without splitting the case, you "slot" the guides. The ones i've done are all still running. Biggest pain is removing the broken rail from it's locating stud.
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Old 04-28-2010, 05:31 AM   #4
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Question Tensioner slotting

I have searched the site and the post on how to is not there. Does anyone have a source on how to slot the tensioners?

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Old 04-28-2010, 06:34 AM   #5
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I saw a thread yesterday where somebody had just bought a bike from a mechanic and the cam chain was bad at 74K. The parts section of this forum has another r1150gs that had the same problem and the owner is parting out the bike. the bikes were an 00 and an 01.

Since a used engine costs a lot less, I'd consider that route.

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Old 04-28-2010, 12:11 PM   #6
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There was a "how to" thread which was removed where the owner used one of those wire saws to cut up the old plastic part and then a dremel to cut a slot in the new tensioner to allow it to pop into place, once located the chain itself stops the blade from moving, if I were to find myself in the situation I know exactly what I would be doing.

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Old 04-29-2010, 06:36 AM   #7
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Thanks for all the responses... anyone have that previous spot saved. Bummer when someone does a very cool thing and then erases the help from the web.

You guys got me through Paralever bearings... Little help!
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Old 12-28-2013, 10:41 PM   #8
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sorry for attempting to revive an old thread (or should i be?). I think i have the same issue with my 1995 1100gs. Broken cam chain guide (or rail). OP did you end up slotting the new rails and how did that work out for you? Do you need to take the heads off of your bike to get close enough to the beginning of the cam chain rails to do the work?

man im stressed.... looking for some insight.

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Old 12-29-2013, 05:13 AM   #9
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sorry for attempting to revive an old thread (or should i be?). I think i have the same issue with my 1995 1100gs. Broken cam chain guide (or rail). OP did you end up slotting the new rails and how did that work out for you? Do you need to take the heads off of your bike to get close enough to the beginning of the cam chain rails to do the work?

man im stressed.... looking for some insight.

thanks!


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Don't stress.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=360342

Perhaps a couple of PM's to the right players.

No! I have not needed to replace mine, yet.
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