- Oct 9, 2000
It has been about a year since the last time I replaced the rod in my bike. It gets ridden very hard near WFO and I would estimate somewhere around 100 hours are on existing rod and bearing. It is a wiseco Hot Rod if that helps. I have the engine torn apart because the crank bearings and trans were shot and I figured while I was in there I would do a rod, but the side clearance is ok and there is no play. Should I replace it? There is a little play when I twist the rid but none that I can feel in the up and down direction. I have been replacing rods every year as a preventitive measure but maybe this is a bit overboard? They are always in great condition when I replace them.