Crankshaft and Connecting Rods
Measure the connecting rod big end inside diameter, and
mark each connecting rod big end in accordance with the
Tighten the connecting rod big end nuts to the specified
torque (see Connecting Rod Installation).
The mark already on the big end should almost coincide
with the measurement.
Connecting Rod Big End Inside Diameter Marks
37.500 ∼ 37.508 mm (1.4764 ∼ 1.4766 in.)
37.509 ∼ 37.516 mm (1.4767 ∼ 1.4770 in.)
Big End Cap [A]
Connecting Rod [B]
Weight Mark, Alphabet [C]
Diameter Mark (Around Weight Mark) [D]: "
Select the proper bearing insert [A] in accordance with the
combination of the connecting rod and crankshaft coding.
Size Color [B]
Con-rod Big End
Install the new inserts in the connecting rod and check
insert/crankpin clearance with the plastigage.
Crankshaft Side Clearance Inspection
Insert a thickness gauge [A] between the crankcase main
bearing and the crank web at the No.3 journal to deter-
If the clearance exceeds the service limit, replace the
crankcase halves as a set.
The upper and lower crankcase halves are machined
at the factory in the assembled state, so the crankcase
halves must be replaced as a set.
Crankshaft Side Clearance
0.09 ∼ 0.19 mm (0.0035 ∼ 0.0075 in.)
Service Limit: 0.39 mm (0.0153 in.)
" or no