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M.A.P. H-beam rods
« on: 04.07. 2017 20:34 »
Hi all,
       I'm about to purchase two H-beam con rods from M.A.P. But on the discription notes it states no big end oiling hole.
Does this mean that a hole would need to be made before they are fitted.
My bike is 1960 A10 SA.
Many thanks to anyone in the know.
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Re: M.A.P. H-beam rods
« Reply #1 on: 04.07. 2017 20:39 »
G'day Tim.
Don't you go anywhere near those rods with a drill. 1: it may weaken them and 2: will void any warranty.
She'll be just fine without the hole.
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Re: M.A.P. H-beam rods
« Reply #2 on: 04.07. 2017 20:51 »
Thanks muskrat,
                       Just wanted to check before I buy them.
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Re: M.A.P. H-beam rods
« Reply #3 on: 04.07. 2017 21:39 »
First of all, do as Musky says. This is not at all advice to the contrary, just my little story.

When I got an earlier generation of MAP billet alloy rods they came without a hole. I drilled one and I think I'm OK, so far (with respect the connecting rods, only  *smile*). I'm thinking that the hole in aluminum is less of a stress fracture point than in steel. Curious to hear if that is a stupid thought.

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Re: M.A.P. H-beam rods
« Reply #4 on: 05.07. 2017 08:07 »
Who sells these rods please? I'm after some new conrods for an 850 commando and starting to look into suppliers and costs. And yes, I know it's the wrong brand for this forum!  *eek*
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Re: M.A.P. H-beam rods
« Reply #5 on: 05.07. 2017 11:44 »
 M.A.P. sells them.

 They are very nice.

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Re: M.A.P. H-beam rods
« Reply #6 on: 05.07. 2017 13:25 »
Can get new rods for Nortons from eg Feked for about £150 apiece Tomcat: https://www.feked.com/norton-commando-750-850-connecting-rod.html
Or see Andover Norton (from whom I have bought a fair bit of stuff, and always been happy): https://andover-norton.co.uk/en/shop-drawing/213/engine-crankshaft-connecting-rods-pistons-camshaft-timing-gear
Or Norvil: http://www.norvilmotorcycle.co.uk/crankbear.htm (their order number 068021)

Spoilt for choice of supplier really for these.
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Re: M.A.P. H-beam rods
« Reply #7 on: 05.07. 2017 14:32 »
Andover Norton supply forged rods (as originals). That's where I would go.
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Re: M.A.P. H-beam rods
« Reply #8 on: 06.07. 2017 08:38 »
Thanks for the prompt replies gents, and thanks for the links Groily. I will order the parts from Feked.
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Re: M.A.P. H-beam rods
« Reply #9 on: 06.07. 2017 11:43 »
It's 'cos we have catholic tastes Peter!

I've got one mid-60s Norton twin and a Norton-engined AMC desert sled.  I've been impressed by availability of all the oily bits for them, I must say, and I especially like Andover Norton for 'helpful'. (Not that Feked haven't also been good, especially for one particular exhaust system.)

Should add I have also been happy with the Beesa oily bits I've had from most of the well-known suspects. Seem to do what what they say on the tin anyway as it's a darn reliable machine. Some parts are harder than for Notruns though!
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