F4i Cam problems ever 1,200K???
I am looking to buy my friends 2004 F4i w/ 1200 miles on it. I decided to do some research and I came across this 'review' by one gentlemen. I am not sure what year his bike was, it could have been an 2002? Just want to run this by you fellow f4i owners and get your two sence.
This is what he wrote:
""This is my 4th bike and I will say one thing, I will give this bike kudos on handling and power band. The look isn't too bad either. You will still get a good look on the freeway and other riders. I have had my new F4I for about a month now and I say up until yesterday I WAS really enjoying my new bike. I had noticed at 3-4 rmps I get a rattle out of the engine. Called the dealer and talked to a garage monkey and found out that the CBR's are prone to Cam Chain Tensioner noise. I was really hot about this because this noise started only after 1,200 miles! I start digging around on the internet and found out this is a common problem. It seems you have to do this frequently or just deal with something that keeps getting louder than a Yoshi Pipe! Talk about crappy engines. Can anybody steer me to a bike that doesn't need repairs after 1,200 miles!?""