Originally Posted by BoDean_LP
Rode for about three hours.
Got close to home, lost a lot of power.
Limped her home and took her apart.
A disintegrated needle bearing wreaked havoc on my piston and cylinder wall.
Good bye top end.
So, where's the best, cheapest, and fastest shipping place to buy one?
don't buy the stock needle bearing again! get a good one from skf or rocksolidengines.com. the stock bearing is too short and can drift from one side of the piston pin to the other and doesn't have full contact with the connecting rod, this is a common reason they fail. stock is 13 mm wide, get one 15 or 16 wide. you will spend $10 for a good one, $25 for the best. search around a little.