Do I Need a Valve Adjustment? 2014 R1200GSW.

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by rdasilva, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Now THAT is sarcasm! :lol3
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  2. GSMarc

    GSMarc Long timer

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  3. qman8

    qman8 2015 GSA

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    This must be BMW's version of the multi-valve/variable valve engine. As your engine ages, it slowly converts from a 4-valve to 2 valve engine, so you dont notice the decrease in power, but you're happy because the gas mileage increases. Plus, over time, you get the added benefit of less moving parts..which is always a good thing!
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  4. brusuillis

    brusuillis n00b

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    Am I the Italian user with soft cams!

    My bike has only 2000 km. I heard the noise of the valves increase and I did check it immediately by opening the cover.

    My cams consumption is micrometric comparing those in the previous photo.

    All components to be replaced under warranty.
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  5. kab

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    No wasn't Rotella.
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  6. kab

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    I agree, hope the filter and magnet caught the metal. I guess time will tell where the metal went for sure. They did tell this would have been a $3000 repair
    if it wasn't under warranty. I can't imagine what open heart surgery would cost on this thing. Pretty nauseating to think about honestly.:puke2
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  7. kab

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    Glad you caught it earlier than I did.
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  8. rdasilva

    rdasilva Adventurer

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    I'm the OP who posted the video. I emailed the video to the dealer. They watched it and said that the noise was normal. I felt better, but not convinced. This past Saturday I took the bike into the dealer for an unrelated issue (AVC error) and the asked if they could check the bike for the noise again. Well, my bike is still in the shop, awaiting approval from BMW for new cams. Moral of the story: A video or recording is almost worthless. If something sounds off, take the bike in.

    I'll post more details when I find out more. Good thing my GS is still under warranty. It actually expires in a couple of months. I'll be extending it.
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  9. DMilan

    DMilan Been here awhile

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    I hear that...

    I posted earlier in this thread in response to your concern.. agreed with you that your engine sounded... well... not good
    Your's is a 2014?
    Thought the "soft cam" issue was limited to a small batch of 2016s...
    Maybe it's not a soft cam issue.. but some sort of decompression device rejigger..
    see post # 9 in this thread
    http://advrider.com/index.php?threa...t-two-years-of-my-life.1184839/#post-30729321

    There's a senior fellow over in the FM that just sold his 2016 GS w- 3,800 miles...
    In his ad, he wrote that all four cams have been replaced... didn't say why


    Good luck
    Keep us posted
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