Originally Posted by R-dubb
I did a hot rod boxer engine years ago for McPeeDee, and it was truly a joy. Fantastic power aside, it was smooth as silk. That came from balancing the crank, rods and pistons. This time I did the balance, clutch and flywheel included, but did not go for high end rods or the 1050 kit. I decided that this would be a garden variety R80 with the balancing alone. I had to pull the crank anyhow, so a couple hundred bucks to spin and give her a haircut was an easy decision.
Yeah, I'd like to know more about the balancing too. I was planning to do my own piston and conrod balancing, and then after reading a bit about it have considered I should be digging deeper and doing it right with the crank and clutch as well...
this was a good read
When the time comes and with the parts on hand I'll probably call around my local specialists and see what it would cost to pay a pro to do this.