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The service compared the engine of my bike with another 750 and indeed they heard a difference. They opened it up to check what was the issue and they discovered that the timing chain tensioner is not doing it's job properly and most likely the timing chain is touching stuff around (part number 11008404491)

The part will come in around one week and it will be fixed under warranty. Will update you guys on the sound difference once I get it back

Since I've read these posts I've also noticed the ticking sound. Since I'm at 10k km, I will be asking about it at the dealer when I'll go for the service - sometimes in the next 2 weeks

Tyres and Wheels / Re: Michelin Anakee III tires
« on: September 16, 2020, 07:38:46 PM »
same noise issue, same exact speeds. Too cheap to buy new tires tho. I will change them at the end of their life. They are quite resistant and grippy tho. 10 000 km in they look and feel like new.

Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / Re: Protecting TFT from sun and heat
« on: September 12, 2020, 08:29:59 AM »
*Originally Posted by Darranna [+]
I got one of these

Hi, is that the Givi gps mount?

Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: Panniers
« on: September 06, 2020, 08:21:11 AM »
*Originally Posted by Kuksool [+]
I bought a set from BMW since I had written that. I agree, they’re not at all heavy and are a great versatile set of luggage.

Definitely a worthwhile investment. Just waiting on some inner bags arriving from AliExpress to complete the set up.

Could you post a link on which inner bags you ordered? The original ones look nice, but definatelly not worth the price..

Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / Re: TFT and Android Support
« on: July 31, 2020, 07:56:28 AM »
To be sure, double check with BMW if the bike firmware is the latest version.

On mine, i couldn't hear any calls. I had the phone connected, all music and navigation through the app working, was able to receive and send calls, but the connection wasn't established (phone call stuck at 00:00). Updated the bike (took about 4 hours), problems went away.

Didn't specifically check for album covers while playing music, as it's not shown by spotify (kinda the only app that I use, don't have music in the phone), but I could change songs and choose them (within the spotify playlist that is currently playing) without issues.

On Two Wheels / Re: Glitch?
« on: July 22, 2020, 01:30:18 PM »
It's made like that on purpouse, as a way of quickly deactivating the cruise control and going into engine brake in one single twist

You could ask our local post office what are the import taxes (there are some several websites that calculate it).

I did find the screen sold by someone in the UK, but it was 100 gbp more than shipping it from the US + all the taxes... so total ripoff

Regarding the height - the higher the better, but the madstad guys could give you better advice

Yes, very happy.

I have it set at maximum height and about 1/3 from the most vertical position, took some trial and error to find this sweet spot (22" screen, i am 1.86, have the high seat and the top of the screen is around my nose). Up to 100 km/h I can ride without issues, even with the visor up. Higher than that it still gets loud that you need earplugs, but it's much better than without it.

I 'found out' how good it deflects wind in the rain, as I had to stand up every 2 min to blow some air to clear the visor of raindrops

*Originally Posted by harrij19 [+]
Just a follow up to the European LED lights not fitting the Madstad winglets (the LEDs appear smaller than US ones).  I am expecting my Madstad in Switzerland any day now.  I will be intrigued with the shape, and challenge to fit. :018:

I installed the winglets around the LED lights without any issues. It's only a matter of sliding them in the correct way

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