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Not an emergency, just curious

Does the V have roller crankshaft bearings or plain? I'm thinking plain, but I dunno. I have googled on this forever and can't find decisive info.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-19-2013, 08:45 PM
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Plain. See an engine diagram, like: http://www.bikebandit.com/houseofmot...4181#sch731757

(2012 Versys as an example)

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Thanks for the link, I'm gonna save that one.
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Not to be dumb (but I am), what's the difference?
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Not to be dumb (but I am), what's the difference?
Just speculating but I think one uses bearings while the plain variety just uses bushings.
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Not to be dumb (but I am), what's the difference?
Seems to me I read somewhere that the roller-bearing bottom-ends were used because the thinking was that they were better than plain-bearings (Manx Nortons), but that the reality is that oil-pressure is higher, and bearing-loads lower per sq. in. in plain-bearings. (I do not know this from experience, just reading....)

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