Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Sydney, Australia
Motorcycle: GSXR1100 WS
Re: crank shaft shells
Plastigauge only checks the clearance between the bearings and the crankpin after asssembly. The numbers on the crankshaft and the conrods (as I mentioned before) relate to the diameters of the crankpin and conrod bore (respectively), and they have been marked by Suzuki. The service manual details all this. I can help if you send the number code on the crank (eg. 2222), and the numbers on the rods in order of cylinders 1 to 4 (eg. 2222). I can then reply with the bearing colours required in order of cylinders 1 to 4. BTW the crankcase and crankshaft are marked with ABC to denote sizes, and the same procedure applies.
Streetbike . . . GSXR1100WS, Yoshi RS3 pipe, Factory Pro jet kit. Hillclimb car . . . 1298cc SBM big block, Yoshi stage 2 cams, FCR41's, Dyna 2000, MTC lockup clutch, Geartronics paddle shifter. Circuit race car . . . currently 1145cc JE kit, but building 1118cc Wiseco Gixxer with Hahn Racecraft EFI turbo.
Last edited by wombat58; 11-04-2012 at 02:31 PM.