BMW R1200RT Cam alignment tools

Tools for do-it yourselves BMW specialist tools etc.
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Doctor T wrote: Mon Jan 09, 2023 1:46 pm Not clear what these tools are for? Can you explain what they are used to fix? :?
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Starting from the top is the tool for locking the cylinders in either TDC or BDC

Middle is the cam chain tensioning tool which is used in conjunction with the bottom one which is the alignment jig

The alignment jig is used for locking the cams in time with each other after you have found TDC and tensioned the cam chain to the correct spec :thumb:
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Got it now. Looks like an expensive bit of kit.
Trust me am a retired Doctor and lecturer at Oxford University of Structural and Mechanical engineering.
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Doctor T wrote: Mon Jan 09, 2023 7:40 pm Got it now. Looks like an expensive bit of kit.
Can't remember how much it was to be honest! but it certainly wasn't cheap

But it was cheaper than the dealer doing the job ;)
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This is what I paid

1. Alignment pin (83302327790), Quantity: 1, Price: 67,22
2. Timing chain tensioner assembly (83300444292), Quantity: 1, Price: 169,67
3. Sleeve (83302339885), Quantity: 1, Price: 8,51
4. Alignment jig (83302327796), Quantity: 1, Price: 27,30

Thats all in Euro's plus 54 Euro's postage

307,70 in total
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Was the cam timing out ?.
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Panman40 wrote: Tue Jan 10, 2023 4:44 pm Was the cam timing out ?.
Yes on both sides

Only a touch but its enough

These bikes are known for them to go slightly out of time

It's probably due to the cam chain wearing or stretching slightly with use
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I’ve had the tools on order since late December, it’s now going to be April before the 1250 cam jig and the cam chain tensioner are available! :shock:
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