November 17th, 2016, 11:48 PM
Joined: Nov 2001
From: Ely, England
JUST TO BE CLEAR BAHNSY BECAUSE YOU'VE NOW STARTED A RUMOUR i CAN'T QUASH...... TA!
THE 1993-2000 501 ROD IS A STRAIGHT FIT AND REPLACEMENT. THIS HAS A 30MM BIG END.
the 2001-2005 501 had a 32mm big end, I have created a stepped pin from 32mm to 34mm for the rod i found. the rod is also 0.5mm shorter. I have found a piston 0.5mm taller.
YOU WOULD NEVER FIT A NEW ROD WITHOUT A NEW PISTON. THEREFORE THERE'S NO LOSS OR COST TO ANYONE INVOLVED.
nobody knows the centre to centre of the 1989-1992 501 longstroke engine. it may be that this rod does or doesn't fit.
Last edited by Taffy; November 17th, 2016 at 11:53 PM.