Two things here. I had my mechanic freshen up my motor a couple years ago and I replaced the stock connecting rod (had some pitting) with a Vesrah connecting rod bought through OEMcycles.com.
I have my WR set up as a supermoto and I run her up at the NHMS road course at Loudon NH as my track day bike. This is a true road course and not a "california" supermoto course.
Anyway, here are my problems... My new connecting rod (less than a year old and only a few good rides on it) sheared off right below the wrist pin. The flailing section of the rod poked holes in the inner wall of the rear of both sides of the cases.
1. Has anyone had a connecting rod break like this? Anyone have a similar failure/problem with Vesrah parts? Are they likely to help me out?
2. The rod only poked through the inner case wall and into what looks like a "Trellis" section of the case. It didn't go all the way through. Is there any significance to this void space? Can I have it welded to fix the issue (my mechanic has a very skilled bike welder).
Unfortunately I let her sit for over a year before I addressed the problem. This will likely bite me in the ass now. My good luck always shines through.
Edited by Paewraul, April 04, 2012 - 04:16 PM.