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2VRoy

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CRANK???????????83+82
« on: April 13, 2005, 03:32:33 PM »
I HAVE AN 1983 ENGINE WITH A SCOURED CRANK WHERE THE CONNECTING ROD JOURNALS MOUNT, CAN YOU REPLACE THE CRANK IN THE 83 WITH A CRANK FROM A 82? I HAVE AN 82 ENGINE THAT I AM TEARING APART TO CHECK THE CRANK AS THERE IS PLAY IN THE CONNECTING RODS. WHICH MAY BE THE SAME PROBLEM OR IT MIGHT BE JUST WORN JOURNALS. THANKS FOR ANY INFO AND KEEP THE RUBBER SIDE DOWN!
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Re: CRANK???????????83+82
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2005, 10:35:39 PM »
There are differances in the two cranks  and off hand  I'd say no you cant interchange them, but I'd have to  read the factory manual a bit to be sure.
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Re: CRANK???????????83+82
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2005, 10:42:02 PM »
Why would there be differences? and What would they be?
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Re: CRANK???????????83+82
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2005, 10:46:54 PM »
Don't quote me , my manuals are at the shop, but there are differances in the radius  on the journals. who knows why Yamaha does anything?
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Re: CRANK???????????83+82
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2005, 10:48:14 PM »
And I think the flywheels are 1 mm smaller in diameter. maybe Jason Morris will chime in , he knows it all by heart.
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Re: CRANK???????????83+82
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2005, 11:58:07 PM »
Believe it or not I was just reading about that last night.  I took the book to work with me or I would have a definite answer for you.  But if I remember right, the 83 K engine crank will not fit the 82.  To make sure there are two markings on the crank itself.  One is the number 2 and the other I can't remember.  If somebody doesn't beat me to it, I'll post it tomorrow.  I feel for you 2VROY as I am going through the same scenario.  If the bearings in the crankcase halves are gone good luck on finding any.  I understand that they are not making them anymore.  Fortunately mine aren't too bad.  Any idea as to what caused the problem?

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Re: CRANK???????????83+82
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2005, 01:01:38 AM »
83 crank will fit 82 if you follow with changing the rods and other compontents which were strictly 83....
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Re: CRANK???????????83+82
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2005, 08:16:43 AM »
What other parts besides the connecting rods would have to be switched? The rest of the motor seems tight enough, but only a tear down will tell for sure.
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Re: CRANK???????????83+82
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2005, 08:35:54 AM »
Reading from the Hayes book, "Crankshafts installed in RK model engines have two digits stamped into the left side crank web.  The left digit (2) is the crankshaft ID number; the right digit is the crankpin (journal) size code.  Crankshafts that do not have the ID number "2" cannot be installed in an RK engine.

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