BK question re transmission and con rod

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  • YZ400Court

Posted January 24, 2002 - 06:43 AM


Do you do anything special to the gears or rod? Anything like cryogenic tempering or shot peening? How often do you change these components on a race bike? Just curios, they seem to be the weak links in the engine and before I put mine back together I could have the trans and rod shot peened.

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  • BK

Posted January 28, 2002 - 05:11 PM


I really can't comment on the parts we use on our race bike, however, I don't think shot peening is a bad idea. I don't know alot about cryogenic freezing but I know some people swear by it. I'd do more research and then make my decision. We inspect the parts you mentioned every 5 hours and replace them when necessary.


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