Big end thrust washers.

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Big end thrust washers.

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Post by flatboy1950 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:23 pm

Stripped a 46 U motor for a rebuild & discovered that the flywheels have bronze thrust washers pressed in.
Is this OK , will they last & do the job ?
Does not look as if this motor has run since somebody had a go at it !!

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Re: Big end thrust washers.

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Post by RUBONE » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:49 pm

The factory used bronze ones on some engines. Most later Sportster are bronze, they work fine. The rods shouldn't really touch them much if all is set up correctly.

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