What should have been a nice ride to the Florida Keys
The day started at 6 am, my first ride to the Keys. I smelled gas the night before and didn't know the source. Surely it couldn't be "MY BIKE". I met the people I would be traveling with, about 45 minutes and 30 miles later. I decided that maybe the smell was coming from my bike so I took a close look and sure enough, gas was dripping down the side of the engine right by the oil fill cap. After himmin and hawin to my fellow riders, not just any riders Harley riders. I'm never going to live it down. We decided to repair it road side so I could continue with them. After dispatching them to an auto parts shop for a brass barbed coupling to replace the "PLASTIC QUICK DISCONECT" and about an hour of disassemble and reassembly we were on our way.
Some 8 hours later we arrived in Key West. Spent 3 hours there and turned around and headed home.
Now the fun began, I made it to within 1 hour of my house, and was stopping at a rest stop. When I heard this god awful clicking coming from the engine.
I reived it a bit to see if I was really hearing it. Sure enough I was I pulled into a parking spot and shut her down. That was it, no starting after that.
Had it towed at 9am this morning. Just got the report. Sheered pin on the intake cam gear, broken cam shaft and who knows how many bent valves. Tech says the cam gear design sucks he has reported it to BMW, but they say can not change the design.
I know these are a lot of words to ask a question, but has anyone had a sheered cam gear pin and a broken cam shaft? This is a 2003 k1200lt with 52,000 miles.