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Old 01-29-2012, 07:38 PM   #16
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They do great work for a good price. I had them do a really oddball project, mating a CAN 370 rod to Harley MX250 flywheels, they got it pressed apart and together, pin machined, shimmed, trued and welded for under $200 SHIPPED.

FWIW I do every single bit of work on my bikes, but I do NOT touch two stroke cranks and other press-fits. Crank builders have more equipment and skill than I have in this department. I will pay money to know I have a good bottom end.

++6 on that, I know what I can do and pressing a crank on any bike is so worth the cost of shipping it out, here in Oregon, we have RB, he is well respected in the 2 stroke world, so when my 2VO takes a shit I am going to buy an A1 crank from him.

Look at it this way you will spend about $200+ for the press and bits and when your crank is wrong and you ruin the whole engine you are out another $ 600+ JMHO
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:20 PM   #17
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I sent my crank, RD350, to Lyn Garland in GA to have it rebuilt. First class guy, all the way. He's been building race bikes for about thirty years, and knows his shit. He saved me some serious money. I was ready to just go ahead and replace everything, but he convinced me that for a street ridden bike, my rods were plenty good for another 15-20K miles. What I thought would be a $500 crank rebuild turned into I think $225 bearing replacement and truing. I don't have his contact info handy, but his business name is Vintage Specialties. Crank work and boring are the only things I don't do myself on the RD. For what it costs to have an expert do it, I can't see why one wouldn't go that way.

Send it to Lyn. Excellent guy.
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Old 08-06-2014, 05:43 PM   #18
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You can find Lyn Garland at 2strokeworld.com under the username yamha179. PM him there.
Having just spent 15 minutes unsuccessfully navigating that site's CAPTCHA's (there are several), I am giving up.

Is there another way to contact Lyn Garland about a crank rebuild? Or, any other shops in/near to Georgia who are a little easier to get in touch with?
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Old 08-07-2014, 02:06 AM   #19
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Done a few singles at a friends shop and not too tricky under supervision!
But he did say 20 ton press minimum. (he knows what he's talking about)
It's do able but you have to have the right tools.
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