Thread: Dakar bikes ?
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:45 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by davesupreme View Post
yeah, all the peeps over at KTMTalk wanna build 78mm strokers, and it's supposed to eat the lower end pretty fast, bearings, crank spread, etc....... i was at barber last year for a track school, and i think a guy had a 560 SMR, cause' he passed me on the straight pretty hard.... but they're all supposed to blow up quick..... i'm sure that short stroke longevity thing is what they're lookin' for at dakar....
They are fitting taper roller bearings to the bottom end of the Strokers with great suscess drastically improving BB longevity. Add that with oil gallery mods from DJH and you have a very reliable hi HP engine.
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