WR626 Conrod Bent

Hi, a few weeks ago I broke a valves om my 426 (replacing with SS not Ti) only to find out that my con rod is also bent about 2mm to the side of the timing chain, must look carefully to see. Can it be straightened or must it be replaced (Very expensive in SA). Please advise what is the route to go.

replace it, i would not trust one straightened

They can be straightened but for the price of a new one, it is not worth it. You may find it is even cheaper to simply swap out the crank and rod for a Hot Rods replacement.

Why risk it? Just buy new.

Because of the nature of this sport (riding in remote locations) I'd try to avoid half assed repairs at all costs.

A WR 626 must be a kick in the pants. It must really eat them XR 650's up :crazy:

I straightened mine. Have about 200 miles on the repair. so far so good...

I straightened mine. Have about 200 miles on the repair. so far so good...

While I can appreciate a cheap reliable fix.

I broken rod will turn an expensive repair into a parts bike.

Just buy a new stock crank assy and call it good.

While I can appreciate a cheap reliable fix.

I broken rod will turn an expensive repair into a parts bike.

Just buy a new stock crank assy and call it good.

I agree with you. I knew nothing of the hotrods crank assemblies or this website for that matter when I started this project.

Is the hot rods crank any good? Seams awfully inexpensive.

I agree with you. I knew nothing of the hotrods crank assemblies or this website for that matter when I started this project.

Is the hot rods crank any good? Seams awfully inexpensive.

I would just buy a stock unit. I have over 8000 miles on mine.

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