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Re: Comparing prices engine parts, is this for real?

Postby fiatfan » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:08 am

Well, the idea of buying from both of them could work if it wasn´t these parts I think. The question in my mind at least is the quality question, and that can´t be checked just by looking at the parts, they need to be put in the engine and being used for some time to determine if they was good or bad. So I guess one just have to go for one of them, and hope for the best. I´m not building a race engine, but it would be nice not to have to take it apart that often.... :wink:
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Re: Comparing prices engine parts, is this for real?

Postby click » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:23 am

Why not just ask RGM why there is a difference in price and if there is a quality difference? What have you got to loose?

Of course RGM are going to put a spin on their own products but it might help you in making a decision.

I'm now speaking WAY out of my comfort zone but, bolts have specifications you could ask AN & RGM what the specs are on their bolts to see if there is any technical differences between them.
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Re: Comparing prices engine parts, is this for real?

Postby fiatfan » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:39 am

click wrote:Why not just ask RGM why there is a difference in price and if there is a quality difference? What have you got to loose?

Of course RGM are going to put a spin on their own products but it might help you in making a decision.

I'm now speaking WAY out of my comfort zone but, bolts have specifications you could ask AN & RGM what the specs are on their bolts to see if there is any technical differences between them.


Absolutely a good idea, I have no problems with that. We´ll see when I get around to order, still checking what I need.
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Re: Comparing prices engine parts, is this for real?

Postby Frankie17 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:34 pm

I seem to recall some test results showing the bolts both RGM and Norvil sell being superior to the AN bolts
this was posted here on access Norton some time back

as for super blend bearings neither RGM or AN manufacture them just ask if they are a branded product cage material and bearing fit / tolerance is the
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Re: Comparing prices engine parts, is this for real?

Postby acotrel » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:55 pm

The last time I bought Superblend bearings, I simply got them from my local bearing supplier. From memory there was a choice of cage material - I chose the bearings with the brass cages.
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Re: Comparing prices engine parts, is this for real?

Postby Fast Eddie » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:05 pm

FWIW the bottom end rebuild components in mine came from RGM. The bike is used hard, and it's all held up well so far.
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Re: Comparing prices engine parts, is this for real?

Postby auldblue » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:52 pm

Fast Eddie wrote:FWIW the bottom end rebuild components in mine came from RGM. The bike is used hard, and it's all held up well so far.


What components are you referring to Nigel ?
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Re: Comparing prices engine parts, is this for real?

Postby auldblue » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:02 pm

acotrel wrote:The last time I bought Superblend bearings, I simply got them from my local bearing supplier. From memory there was a choice of cage material - I chose the bearings with the brass cages.


Alan if you quoted the numbers on the bearing that is what you would have got, with no choice, that is what the codes are for , to stop twats like me fitting the wrong bearings!
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Re: Comparing prices engine parts, is this for real?

Postby Fast Eddie » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:19 pm

auldblue wrote:
Fast Eddie wrote:FWIW the bottom end rebuild components in mine came from RGM. The bike is used hard, and it's all held up well so far.


What components are you referring to Nigel ?


Big end shells, main bearings, crank shaft bolts, primary drive oil seal, and associated odds n sods.
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Re: Comparing prices engine parts, is this for real?

Postby auldblue » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:08 am

Fast Eddie wrote:
auldblue wrote:
Fast Eddie wrote:FWIW the bottom end rebuild components in mine came from RGM. The bike is used hard, and it's all held up well so far.


What components are you referring to Nigel ?


Big end shells, main bearings, crank shaft bolts, primary drive oil seal, and associated odds n sods.



That stuff you could buy from Aldis and it would be the same as RGM Nigel .
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Re: Comparing prices engine parts, is this for real?

Postby Fast Eddie » Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:54 am

auldblue wrote:That stuff you could buy from Aldis and it would be the same as RGM Nigel .


Not sure what you're driving at Jimmy...

The OP was enquiring about these exact parts, and about the quality of them from RGM. Personally I use AN where possible these days, but I used these RGM parts when I rebuilt the Trident Hunter and although I'm not a high mileage rider, I am a bit of a thrasher, and these parts have been fine thus far.
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Re: Comparing prices engine parts, is this for real?

Postby auldblue » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:39 am

Fast Eddie wrote:
auldblue wrote:That stuff you could buy from Aldis and it would be the same as RGM Nigel .


Not sure what you're driving at Jimmy...

The OP was enquiring about these exact parts, and about the quality of them from RGM. Personally I use AN where possible these days, but I used these RGM parts when I rebuilt the Trident Hunter and although I'm not a high mileage rider, I am a bit of a thrasher, and these parts have been fine thus far.


I'm not driving anywhere Nigel, I'm riding!

My apologies if my reply seemed obtuse, but the OP had identified a huge price discrepancy in parts and the parts you bought are pretty standard a FAG bearing is what it is ,as are seals and shells , but you did not mention con rod bolts and they are the items that have a huge price differential and I could not imagine you putting Wassel bolts in your motor.
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Re: Comparing prices engine parts, is this for real?

Postby Fast Eddie » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:01 am

Wassell bolts ?! Wash your mouth out Jimmy !

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Re: Comparing prices engine parts, is this for real?

Postby chasbmw » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:38 am

RGM are AN dealers....
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Re: Comparing prices engine parts, is this for real?

Postby nortonspeed » Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:05 am

Fast Eddie wrote:Wassell bolts ?! Wash your mouth out Jimmy !
Carrillo's old chap...


Even Carrillo bolts have their price discrepansy as the rods can be supplied with either 5/16" WMC bolts or the superior 5/16" CARR bolts :!:
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