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    Lateraly bent rod question

    I just pulled my 1200 crank out of moth-balls and cleaned it up to inspect.
    Everything is in great condition, not a spec of rust anywhere. But appearantly one rod was pushed sideways (laterally) while being moved around, and this causes some concern.

    Can the rod be straightened? Or will it need to be replaced?
    I have the means to re-align it, but I'm concerned about lateral bearing stress.

    Guys, I don't have to tell you how broke I am right now, so a new crank is impossible.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wetherby View Post
    I just pulled my 1200 crank out of moth-balls and cleaned it up to inspect.
    Everything is in great condition, not a spec of rust anywhere. But appearantly one rod was pushed sideways (laterally) while being moved around, and this causes some concern.

    Can the rod be straightened? Or will it need to be replaced?
    I have the means to re-align it, but I'm concerned about lateral bearing stress.

    Guys, I don't have to tell you how broke I am right now, so a new crank is impossible.
    That rod's done. I wouldnt bother even trying to straighten it. If there isnt anything else wrong with the crank, just have that rod/bearing/pin replaced...no need for a whole new crank. I think Polaris rod kits are $350!, but WSM ones are $150. I know of several using WSM crank parts with good luck so far...well everything but their crank seals.

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    The rods are an "I" beam type correct? NO chance of straightening it without fracture. Check Ebay Stores for a connecting rod set. And do what he said ^^^^^^^^^

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    Weatherby. I have you a complete 1200 crank core from a Viragetx, that just needs the rear journal replaced and cleaned up. It's yours for the shipping.

    You can't beat that deal!

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    Mark I may take you up on that, Thank You!

    I have a 1200 core crank also, but it's water damaged. (not related to the wreck)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydrotoys View Post
    Weatherby. I have you a complete 1200 crank core from a Viragetx, that just needs the rear journal replaced and cleaned up. It's yours for the shipping.

    You can't beat that deal!
    Wow! that is really nice PS I'm still looking for a free Octane

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