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post #1 of 5 Old Jul 27th, 2010, 11:01 pm Thread Starter
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Brought the new baby home!

Well I picked up the new (to me) 2007 KGT this afternoon and rode it home. The ride was good through heavy rush hour traffic. I'm going to need that new ZTech windshield I ordered and perhaps a new, quieter lid. It had fists full of power and enough grunt to accelerate from any gear, as low as 2000RPM!

I pulled it into the drive and took off all the bags to give it a good detail and while cleaning the wheels found a bent front rim . I will report that back to the dealer tomorrow but do not have great hope that they will offer to replace it. Once detailed I went out for a short ride then parked it in the drive to make room to pull it into the garage. When I started it back up it sounded like a chain banging around in a tin can I shut it off and went in the house.

Looks like an unhappy call to the dealer tomorrow. Any ideas what the chain-in-a-can is all about? I am completely new to BMW bikes.

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post #2 of 5 Old Jul 28th, 2010, 1:11 am
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Re: Brought the new baby home!

Let me guess, when you were putting it in the garage you had your helmet off?

The noise is from the cam chain tensioner, which is an engine-oil-fed hydraulic plunger that takes a while to build pressure when the bike is first started. According to BMW: "They all do that, it's perfectly normal."

You're on your own with the bent rim though. Good luck there.

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Re: Brought the new baby home!

there are folks who can repair the rim ... usually.

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I've fixed many tweaked rims with a 5 lb. hammer...

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Re: Brought the new baby home!

I don't know how bad the rim is from a safety standpoint, it doesn't look bad but I noticed it because they showed me a bent rim they were getting ready to replace on an '05 RT before they could sell it. Hmmm, wonder if I now have an '05 rim on my '07 GT?

As for the chain-in-a-can, I fired it up this morning and the clatter started again but soon subsided. It seemed like it went for longer last night before I shut it down. Another question for the dealer.

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