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Originally Posted by TownsendsFJR1300 View Post
You have to look at BMW motorcycle VS a Yamaha cycle. Want to talk about WAY OVER ENGINEERED???

One engine they make has a spin on oil filter (that needs a BMW tool to remove), that is Literally, UNDER/INSIDE a crankcase cover. You have to pull 6 bolts to remove the cover(and get soaked with oil), then spin off a CARTRIDGE. The worst of both worlds...

CCT on several engines. Hydraulically tensioned with oil pressure.. Problem is, when cranking, little to no oil pressure, cam chain jumps a tooth, major engine damage.

I do have to admit, Yamaha OB's are considerably more involved to maintain than their bikes. The bikes, mostly are bullet proof, beat the snot out of em, they keep running. OB's way more INVOLVED maintenance...

If Yamaha built cars...I would probably own one and I bet they would be of good quality and reliability.

No manufacturer is perfect, but some are way better then others.
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