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it seems connecting rods are impossible to get a good deal on for an evo sportster/buell motor.

my buell was laid down and ruined the crank and rods. its a bummer since the crank was milled down to shave weight i have a new crank but now im in need of rods. i tried ebay but $270 +shipping is the best i can get.

anyone have a secret parts house or a cheap place to find parts? im gonna take a drive to harley tomorrow and see what a set costs. if i remember correctly its $300+ from HD.

heres the ebay link
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Just a thought if you are going to do any HP upgrades with this engine. I think if you can afford a better ("budget"?) rods, if there is such a thing for an XL. I would check out the price on a set of S&S rods. I think next to stock ones they are the next cheapest.
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Just a thought if you are going to do any HP upgrades with this engine. I think if you can afford a better ("budget"?) rods, if there is such a thing for an XL. I would check out the price on a set of S&S rods. I think next to stock ones they are the next cheapest.
s&s rods are built heavier and dont rev as fast as stock one, i already looke dinto it haha
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Yup your right, but stronger than the stock rods for that reason, more meat in the right spots. I looked into rod options too in the past and was not to pleased with the limited selection, I ended up getting carrillos.
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it seems connecting rods are impossible to get a good deal on for an evo sportster/buell motor.

my buell was laid down and ruined the crank and rods. its a bummer since the crank was milled down to shave weight i have a new crank but now im in need of rods. i tried ebay but $270 +shipping is the best i can get.

anyone have a secret parts house or a cheap place to find parts? im gonna take a drive to harley tomorrow and see what a set costs. if i remember correctly its $300+ from HD.

heres the ebay link
Item number: 190279889595
I see a new set of rods complete for 86-97 sportster part number 98-479 at www.jirehcycles.com for 146.21
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anyone have a secret parts house or a cheap place to find parts? im gonna take a drive to harley tomorrow and see what a set costs. if i remember correctly its $300+ from HD.
Go to any shop that has a Drag Specialties catalog, or call Dan at NRHS and he'll fix you up. D.S. sells a set of OEM replacement rods with crankpin and bearings in a matched set for a very reasonable price, far less than you can get them separately.
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I see a new set of rods complete for 86-97 sportster part number 98-479 at www.jirehcycles.com for 146.21
i got your pm bud, thanks again for looking for me. i really appreciate it!!
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I see a new set of rods complete for 86-97 sportster part number 98-479 at www.jirehcycles.com for 146.21
i finally got the money together to buy up all the parts i need and caught a snag with these rods. im assuming you have a catalog cause the website doesnt list any details or what they fit for that part number and its too late to call them tonight

how do you know what application they are for?
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the website doesnt list any details or what they fit for that part number and its too late to call them tonight
how do you know what application they are for?
Straight from the site... part number search.

CONNECTING ROD ASSEMBLY Midwest's Rod set includes new rods, 3 hole crank pin, cages, standard rod rollers, crank pin nuts and piston pin bushings honed for stock pins. Made in Japan. All parts meet or exceed OEM specifications.
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i finally got the money together to buy up all the parts i need and caught a snag with these rods. im assuming you have a catalog cause the website doesnt list any details or what they fit for that part number and its too late to call them tonight

how do you know what application they are for?
Yes I have the catalog on CD and I can't copy it to here. The info reads:

Midwest connecting rod sets for Sportster

98-479 Fits 86 & later. OEM. 24275-86A.

The price list says Rods/crank(crankpin) complete 86-97 Sportster
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