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    S1000R camshaft failure at 900 miles

    Hello all. As the title says, my 2017 S1000R Sport went back to the dealer with what sounded like a severe tappet rattle. Sure enough the diagnosis is a worn camshaft. At 900 miles.
    I've read of failures with the early 2010 RR model (I had one, no probs with that), but I'm curious as to whether anybody else has had such a problem.
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    I know of a few S1000R owners with this issue.

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    Suzuki had a worldwide recall on 650 Vstroms recently for a few very isolated cases of cam wear.
    It must have cost a fortune, all bikes (covered by the recall) with less than 2.5k had new cams & buckets, all others had a valve clearance check, irrespective of mileage etc.
    Good on them I say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil-H View Post
    Suzuki had a worldwide recall on 650 Vstroms recently for a few very isolated cases of cam wear.
    It must have cost a fortune, all bikes (covered by the recall) with less than 2.5k had new cams & buckets, all others had a valve clearance check, irrespective of mileage etc.
    Good on them I say.

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    Perhaps BMW will do too once they have coped with the recalls on GSs and 9Ts.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredaroony View Post
    I know of a few S1000R owners with this issue.
    Thanks Fred. From this and other responses elsewhere I'm getting the bigger picture. For once BMW aren't giving it the "never had that before gov" approach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vincentrapide View Post
    Hello all. As the title says, my 2017 S1000R Sport went back to the dealer with what sounded like a severe tappet rattle. Sure enough the diagnosis is a worn camshaft. At 900 miles.
    I've read of failures with the early 2010 RR model (I had one, no probs with that), but I'm curious as to whether anybody else has had such a problem.
    Cheers
    On a happy note: after a bit of pushing and shoving on my part plus excellent support from my dealer, a new bike will be collected next week at no cost to me. Thanks to all for your contributions.
    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arsey View Post
    Perhaps BMW will do too once they have coped with the recalls on GSs and 9Ts.....
    What's up with them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vincentrapide View Post
    Hello all. As the title says, my 2017 S1000R Sport went back to the dealer with what sounded like a severe tappet rattle. Sure enough the diagnosis is a worn camshaft. At 900 miles.
    I've read of failures with the early 2010 RR model (I had one, no probs with that), but I'm curious as to whether anybody else has had such a problem.
    Cheers
    My 16 plate XR had the same problem

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