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Offline Yamahavmax1700carbon

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New XR update
« on: January 15, 2020, 06:24:04 PM »
Hi peeps having been on the phone today trying to thrash a deal out he informed me there has been a delay with the inital shipping of the bikes - he was previously told April but now is stating June/July - he said this happened last year with the RR and everyone got pissed off

im just relaying what i was told

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Re: New XR update
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2020, 07:44:20 PM »
Welcome to the world of shiftcam because that is where RR got delayed and has backed up everything else,I don’t supposed too many folks study WSB that much but mid season the factory bike came on strong and then faded because they can’t get the motors to last the required number of races all part of the formentioned and hence why it isn’t on the X/R.

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Re: New XR update
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2020, 09:01:24 PM »
Funny that, I have not heard issues with the shift-cam motor on the RR, the stop sale and majority of the delays were for the Oil-coolers needing to be replaced, the connecting pipes kept cracking. Apparently they(new oil coolers) are being distributed now.

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Re: New XR update
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2020, 09:05:03 PM »
*Originally Posted by SimonUK [+]
Funny that, I have not heard issues with the shift-cam motor on the RR

Of course you haven’t and this board never talks about racing either, in this case it’s bad for business.

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Re: New XR update
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2020, 09:16:09 PM »
The shiftcam issue is fairly logical. On a 1250GS there are two shiftcam motors. They each have about 270 degree of camshaft movement to shift the cam at 8500rpm? max. On a RR or XR  each shiftcam motor shifts the cam for two cylinders, now you only have 90 degree (maybe 180 degree depending on firing order) to shift the cams, and at higher rpms. Work that out and it needs to be at least 300% faster
So to me the shiftcam does provide benefits, but BMW can't implement it reliably on the 4-cylinders in the current layout.  To me each cylinder needs its own shiftcam motor 

But then with the XR I have  160 bhp. I shred tires within 3000mls on holidays, and I know I'm not going full throttle. I don't need more power

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Re: New XR update
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 02:34:27 PM »
One of the reasons I am glad that the new XR does not have the shift cam - just something that is not essential and likely to go wrong  :305:
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Re: New XR update
« Reply #6 on: Today at 07:26:50 AM »
*Originally Posted by Salem [+]
The shiftcam issue is fairly logical. On a 1250GS there are two shiftcam motors. They each have about 270 degree of camshaft movement to shift the cam at 8500rpm? max. On a RR or XR  each shiftcam motor shifts the cam for two cylinders, now you only have 90 degree (maybe 180 degree depending on firing order) to shift the cams, and at higher rpms. Work that out and it needs to be at least 300% faster
So to me the shiftcam does provide benefits, but BMW can't implement it reliably on the 4-cylinders in the current layout.  To me each cylinder needs its own shiftcam motor

But then with the XR I have  160 bhp. I shred tires within 3000mls on holidays, and I know I'm not going full throttle. I don't need more power

Seriously not following that.    270 degrees?  That’s not slight adjustment - that’s out of phase.