Just say no to hotrods.

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6/8/2018 7:57 PM

Customer. "My bike is rattling." Pull the topend everything looks good. Rod has no up and down play even for this hotrods. Well since I have the motor out let me rip into the bottom end and find this!!! Fn another low hour hot rods Photo

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6/8/2018 8:35 PM

Oem oem oem!!

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

6/8/2018 8:37 PM

What motor is that? Who did the install?
I have a hot rods stroker crank in my kids supermini, they beat the snot out of that thing. It's on the second kid!

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6/8/2018 9:19 PM

Most replacement crank failures are due to the crank not running true. Most folks install them with out checking that and thus there are some failures. Any replacement crank should be checked before install even OEM units. I find many off right out of the box.
Your photo shows metal fatigue and that can be caused by not running true. I would suggest we make sure the crank is true when installed prior to just blaming the company that made them.

Paw Paw

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6/8/2018 9:27 PM

Paw Paw 271 wrote:

Most replacement crank failures are due to the crank not running true. Most folks install them with out checking that and thus ...more

I personally never seen one break like this. I had another that broke at the rod after 5 hours. Breaking the guys leg. Only oem for me

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6/9/2018 4:09 PM

Never had an issue with a hotrods crank in anything I’ve had. And let me say this, I run it like I stole it

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2011 Yamaha YZ 250 -MX
1996 Yamaha Banshee 350 -Trails
1982 Chevy S10
2005 Pontiac GTO -451rwhp

6/9/2018 7:41 PM

Just going to leave this here. Please go OEM.
Your bike will thank you. Yes, this is/was my bike.
Not a huge fan of the aforementioned brand.

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6/10/2018 7:42 AM

Used to use hot rods and have never personally had issues. After seeing a couple friends and horror stories online about them, i have been getting my oem one rebuilt. Its a peace of mind thing. Get what you pay for

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6/10/2018 9:45 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/10/2018 9:47 AM

I try and convince other just pay the extra for an oem crank. Rocky mountain always have smoking deals on them. If they have time, I send off for an oem rebuild with a Carrillo or at worst prox

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6/11/2018 2:53 PM

Yup, used a free Hot Rods connecting rod to rebuild a KTM 85sx crank awhile back. Made it to 7 hrs before the big bearing went. Installed correctly shimmed the float very little runout etc. Stick to Prox from now on......

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