Originally Posted by Way2Fast
... making an awful ticking noise and would not idle right. When I got to SJ BMW it was smoking out the exhaust.
The Rhinewest chip "may" make the bike run leaner than it would normally - note - may.
If it was running lean, it would possibly overheat, but not immediately unless VERY lean.
I chipped my K11LT, and it ran nicely for some 5,500 miles, then burnt out an exhaust valve, "shotgunning" the car behind (well, he was too close) with valve debris.
That was actually a faulty valve (from manufacture, so was an issue waiting to happen) that running just that little bit leaner caused to fail over some distance, namely, 5,500 miles.
If the bike has an oil leak - that could be a result of running lean, but personally, I wouldn't have thought so.
To me - sounds more like the oil leak is casuing the bike to over heat, and possibly be on its way to a partial seizure.
You need to bear in mind th elow oil light comes on at very low pressure - I was told that it comes on only a couple of seconds before a seziure - not much use at motorway/freeway speeds.
My 99 LT had a Rhinewest (it had the new ECU fitted because of the hot temperature issue) and so was a "late" chip, not early, but none the less, it ran quite nicely for some 18,000 miles before being removed when I traded in the bike. It didn't run hot at all, not in that distance.