malcolm.johnson wrote:This is a subject that I will have to address in due course and I understand that the club spares scheme gives a part exchange of £25/rod, for old style rods. I presume the club then sells these "old" rods on, but to who, if it is such a bad idea to use them? Is connecting rod failure on a Sq4, more due to lubrication failure/blocked oilways rather than metal fatigue? Have many owners had old rods fail in a newly well cleaned and assembled Sq4 engine. I do not ride old bikes very hard, but if I did new rods may well be a sensible plan.
I spoke to Bruce yesterday and, just to clarify, the Club does not
accept the white metalled conrods in part exchange (£25/rod) for the new Club rods...it's only the later shell-based rods that are open to this offer.
'28 Model B (future project), '30 Model F, '31 SF31, '35 4F, '38 VB (abandoned project), '39 4G (current project), '46 VH, '48 KG