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Anybody ever had an engine rod to break?
My grandson's 81 cx500 broke a rod at about 7000 rpm. He actually rode the bike for another 40 miles afterward. The right connecting rod was broken mid-shaft between the wrist pin and the crank. Neither the pin nor the rod bearings were affected. The remaining attached portion slapped around to destroy the piston skirt and knocked a large hole in the crankcase. Pieces of the rod were found in the transmission chamber. Fortunately, the tranny did not seize during that 40 mile ride. He said his hands were numb from the vibration!!!
We were able to obtain a replacement engine from eBay. My question now is what to do with all the good parts that were NOT destroyed in the blow-up. I will be glad to get these to anyone on the forum for the price of shipping and packaging. If you need a particular part, let me know and I'll get a photo of it.
Larry/Monterey,TN
 

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Hi, Larry. If the clutch assembly and front cover survived the mishap, i would be interested in obtaining them. Thanks.
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Hey sir do u have the valve covers available? Pm me if you do. Thx
 
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