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Old 07-24-2013, 07:45 AM   #586
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Originally Posted by Bill Harris View Post
So what do the conrod big end bearing shells look like? They can be a good indicator of oiling system health and can be replaced periodically.

Bill! I'm trying to figure that out. I don't have any experience with them so I'm not sure what they should look like. I hope to have a guru friend take a look soon. There's been no knocking (what I understand is a first sign of failure), and the bike was running pretty darn good before I decided to take it apart, so I'm assuming the bearings were fine. Another guru told me that "you never pull the conrods unless there is a problem". oh well. I guess I made it a problem;)
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