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My '98's crank is knocking like a mother, and it's time for a crank rebuild.

I want to get a new rod kit or full new crank. Anyone bought a Hot Rods rod kit? Any whole cranks?

Also, what kind of bearings do you guys find last best under race pace riding?

thanks all!

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Whole crank?

I'm thinking Hot Rods rod, anyone had an issue with them?

Primary plan is Hot Rods rod, Wiseco piston, ceramic main bearings, Cometic gaskets and possibly a Wiseco basket and plates.

I have big plans for this bike...

Slightly o/t, I blew a seal in my Ohlins forks, and now have to go back to my Showas. I've gotta say, even with the Showas being built by P/C, I liked the gold better.

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By the time you get your crank pressed apart, and pressed back together... PROPERLY, the Wiseco crank kit is actually easier, and quicker.

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I checked the Wiseco website, and they didn't show any complete cranks for the 98.

I'm not really interested in a quick turnaround anyways, I'm looking for the best parts. Since I'm betting the stock piston has a different weight than a forged one, I'm going to have the whole assembly balanced.

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I believe you are faced with the same problem I am with my 99. I don't think that anyone makes a complete crank kit for our bikes. Also, I have heard many people say that they received their Wiseco or Hot Rods crank kits and found that they are not trued. I would get the kit and have someone do the rebuild on it. That way they will guarentee that it has been trued. I am sending mine out soon to the racers toy store.

$39 labor

$77.80 hot rods rebuild kit

check em out and good luck. let us know what you decide to do. :worthy:

http://www.racerstoystore.com/200-200301.html

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That's a good price on the kit, but shipping would kill me.

I can drop my parts off at my favorite shop (Mongoose Machining) when the parts come in, and pick it up maybe three days later, trued, balanced and almost all new!

I admire your courage for buying a bike in boxes, I made that choice with a 1980 RM125. It was a good/bad choice for me, but hopefully it works for you!

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That's a good price on the kit, but shipping would kill me.

I can drop my parts off at my favorite shop (Mongoose Machining) when the parts come in, and pick it up maybe three days later, trued, balanced and almost all new!

I admire your courage for buying a bike in boxes, I made that choice with a 1980 RM125. It was a good/bad choice for me, but hopefully it works for you!

If you have someone local that's great. That will save a lot in shipping. :worthy:

I'm starting to debate on wether or not I want to continue this project. I just found that it is missing the stator, and the inner clutch cover. I am afraid that it may be far to expensive in the long run.

the only reason i'm still torn is because at least this way I would know that EVERYTHING has been replaced...I don't know, i guess i'll have to keep thinking about it.:lol:

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Steahly makes a great alternative to the stock stator. I'm seriously considering buying one just to make my bike seem more like a woods bike.

Fleabay's a good place for parts like the inner clutch cover, I found my Noleen pipe and a lot of other very good new (or in very good shape) parts on there relatively cheap! (Best one so far: COMPLETE save mag RS250 bottom end for my 81 PE250, paid $1.23 cnd + $43 s&h. All I added was my crank and bearings, and pop my 15h top end on!)

Even if you end up spending $1500 on the bike, that's par for the course. I'm $2200 into my 1984 Husqvarna XC500 and it's barely done! I'm gonna tear it back down and convert it to ceramic bearings in October I think.

How much did you pay for your Boxes 'O Fun?

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I only paid $50 for the whole thing so i rally can't complain too much. I can't ride where I live (anywhere). I have to take it to the local track (I'm not complaining) if I want to ride. So during the week I actually enjoy having something to work on. :worthy:

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Sweet, for that price how can you?!

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