November 17th, 2016, 09:47 PM
Joined: Feb 2002
From: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
I Ride: 94 FC600
After searching for alternatives for the last 8 years i can tell you that there are "NO" alternatives available off the shelf or from a different machine.
You have these options.
1. Send the rod to the German company you noted to have then shrink in a new big end surface. They crack test, shot peen etc, the old rod so its pretty safe that if it gets through the process it will be o/k, however its very expensive.
2. Start ringing/e-mailing all the old Husaberg dealers that you can find looking for NOS. The last two (2) rods i got was by doing this, particularly in the USA. Start with Rick Bozarth.
3. Have Carillo make a one off. Its not that expensive in the scheme of things but it will require the crank to be re-balanced as the rods are little bigger around the small end.
4. Taffy has had them made but you have to use a special piston or a stepped big end pin from memory to get the correct piston height. Check that out with him.
Last edited by bahnsy; November 17th, 2016 at 09:54 PM.