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I was thinking about this a few months ago. The bike does seem to be ticking much louder. I haven't ridden since July dues to service light popping up with a date.

I need to haul her in for side stand and brake recall. I was going to ask about it then.
 

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Normally, camshaft and rockers last the life of the bike. never heard of anyone replacing them on modern motorcycles. in the most common scenario, if there is noise in the engine, either the camshaft chain is too loose or there is too much clearance in the valves and valve shims need to be replaced.
 

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Kris did you open and read the link I posted ?
I have no idea what models all of those K numbers refer to but it would appear that it is German made components that are involved, from the few bike specific references.



If that is the case then it would be a lottery winning ticket chance that components made in an Indian factory suffered the same manufacturing fault.


The 310 is almost clattery in comparison to Japanese machinery so maybe Strike Zero is just hearing the normal noises.
 

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Discussion Starter #6 (Edited)
K02 310R
K03 310GS


mentioned on page 2 3rd paragraph.


Mainly mentioned it just in case anyone outside US has an issue as they seem to get more info than most countries motoring recalls.
 

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Interesting. Those parts must all have the same source then. I wonder if TVS use a different source for their own model or if BMW have ironically been caught in a "must have higher quality than Indian for these parts" scenario that has backfired.
 

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after how many miles that noise started? my engine is very quiet but I don't drive it that much....
It's just an unrefined Engine in my opinion, it has been noisy since I've owned it
I thought I would get used to it, but I never did.....:frown2:
 

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the engine is not unrefined. it is well made. if there is an issue with rockers and camshafts, I am not clear if that is true as my bike runs perfectly....
 

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Only my opinion as an Engineer with 35 years experience?
I have a single cylinder 300cc Honda which purrs with zero noise
I have a twin cylinder Honda 500cc which purrs with zero noise
I have a V twin 650 Suzuki which purrs with zero noise.

The BMW is not noise free, My GS was in for service with BMW and I was given a 310R as a loaner, this was also unrefined and excessively noisy - FACT. I loved riding the GS but the clunky gear shift, noisy engine, diving forks, poor brakes made me decide to trade it in and lose a lot of money.
The bike that replaces it is how a bike should be (in my opinion)
I have nothing against the GS but it's not for me

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Rockers not a problem

My bike has done over 67000 km since new and the valve clearances have been checked, The clearances are still good and I'm not expecting any change in the near future. Other than the muffler, two batteries, two side stand issues and now the brake recall the bike has been amazing.
Next major service is at 90000km, lets see what happens then.
 

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Only my opinion as an Engineer with 35 years experience?

I have a single cylinder 300cc Honda which purrs with zero noise

I have a twin cylinder Honda 500cc which purrs with zero noise

I have a V twin 650 Suzuki which purrs with zero noise.



The BMW is not noise free, My GS was in for service with BMW and I was given a 310R as a loaner, this was also unrefined and excessively noisy - FACT. I loved riding the GS but the clunky gear shift, noisy engine, diving forks, poor brakes made me decide to trade it in and lose a lot of money.

The bike that replaces it is how a bike should be (in my opinion)

I have nothing against the GS but it's not for me



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I agree with your observations, and likewise I’m a lifelong mechanical engineer with 40 years under my belt.
My VStrom 650 was beautifully refined; likewise my 155 single Honda. The 300cc Yamaha which I sold to buy the 310GS was so smooth , and SILENT, and faster, and 20% better on fuel!
The G310 engine is nothing short of EMBARRASSING, and if I’m honest I’m already seriously worried that it’s not going to last very long, and it’s only just completed 7000km and had it’s 2nd oil and filter change!


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I see nothing wrong with the small gs engine, for a single-cylinder bike. mine does not make any noise. in fact, my Honda, crf250L is much noisier.
 

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One man's purrrr is another man's whirrr. I noticed that the G310R is 'noisy' after riding a F750GS, but not a bad type of noisy.
 

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I agree with your observations, and likewise I’m a lifelong mechanical engineer with 40 years under my belt.
My VStrom 650 was beautifully refined; likewise my 155 single Honda. The 300cc Yamaha which I sold to buy the 310GS was so smooth , and SILENT, and faster, and 20% better on fuel!
The G310 engine is nothing short of EMBARRASSING, and if I’m honest I’m already seriously worried that it’s not going to last very long, and it’s only just completed 7000km and had it’s 2nd oil and filter change!


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most of these bikes have 2 cylinders so they are naturally more smooth. and a single, but small displacement bike would be more quiet too, as is my 200cc hero honda.
 
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