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Has any member had anything to do with, or used a crank pin/big end assembly that was made in India.
Enquiring as i need a new one for my wM 20.
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We've just received the material for making pins and rings, so we should have them finished in a couple of months.
Ours use a higher quality bearing compared to the originals.
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I'd echo Dave's view. Alpha recently made up a larger crank pin for my M21 because, when dissembled, one flywheel taper was too loose. Their prices are fair, so I wouldn't want to gamble on a cheaper big end bearing.
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There were some big ends around where the pin had been turned & not ground
These wore rapidly with the expected results
Considering that you generally do the crank bearings at the same time, it is a lot of work & money to cave a few quid.
Also considering the life span of a good big end they are dirt cheap.
I would have put in well over 200,000 miles on the big end that was in the bike when I got it and the bike had been the first owners daily ride for near 20 years .