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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Good evening,

i 'm french and i just buy an tornado tre saturday

It's a 12/2003 model which have 18MKMS but all the motor has been changed there are 4 mkms
in january 2005

I am afraid for this big problem of guide or cams chain

Are All serial number the problem or only the first model 2002.2003??

If all are the probem is it possible to prevent the broken of the motor

If no,it's impossible that Benelli doesn'tmake an action to solve this??
So perhaps with this risk,it's impossible to stay with this bike,it'incroyable

Thanks for information,i hope good
 
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rico, no need to get too worried about this. If you know the original owner of your bike, ask him how hard it was ridden. If raced (constant high revs), get the chain removed and inspected for wear. Work out how far the tensioner has moved, and how much more it has until it hits the stops. That will give you some peace of mind.

The chain and moving guide must be replaced at 25,000km intervals, so yours is coming up to that point (mine also). Not many have been replaced yet. When that starts happening in numbers, the full story will be revealed.

Another thing to think about - if the dash has been replaced (maybe several times) the odometer will not show the true distance travelled.

In my humble opinion, the chains that broke were worn out - but I'm no expert, and haven't access to all the evidence. Just how that could happen when the bikes have only done 5 - 10,000 kms, is a mystery - but there may be more to this than meets the eye. I do understand that the moving guide on one of them was fine. It was the fixed one that got mashed up as a result of the break, not the cause of the break.
 
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Thanks for your response Engenia,i feel really better!!!

Do you know the cost of the cams chain et guide

Do you knw someone who have big kilometers (50 mkms or more)with the tornado and wich problems did he have to solve

Thanks

Eric
 
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Re: Re: Cams chain Broken or guide??

Glad to be able to allay you fears, rico - don't get too comfortable though!

I know of 1 bike that has done 30,000 km, and is just changing the chain now. I don't have any info on the state of that chain, but he had no problem with it. (Some others, but not the chain.)

When I replace mine, I'll post the details.

Chain cost me AUD167 - (54 days)
Guide cost me AUD162 - (15 days)

I believe Brabant, NL, have these in stock, but if you need them (and you will eventually) allow plenty of time for Benelli to deliver.
 
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Re: Re: Cams chain Broken or guide??

Hello,the bike who has 30mkms you say have other problems
what are they???

how many euros=167aud et 162eud

Thanks
 
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Re: Re: Cams chain Broken or guide??

Other problems? Not sure exactly - enough to annoy the owner! Not enough to remove the "Benelli grin" from his face when he goes for a ride - or sees it in his garage.

Throttle position sensor was one - it packed it in while riding in a rain storm. This is a known problem that has occurred rarely. Not to mine, or any other bike I know of here in Oz.

AUD167 = EUD100 (today)
 
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