- Dec 20, 2011
You are entitled to your view. Norton and later AN agree with your view for their crank hardware and rods.Yes - I believe that these critical fixings (crank assembly and big end) should never be reused.
If done properly they will have been torqued to proof and, as such, their life is spent.
New bolts and studs here every time in my view.
I have Carrillo rods and follow their advice for rod bolts. Rods with nuts would have a different recommendation.
Steve Maney gave different advice for the hardware fitted to his crank. Since I have a Steve Maney crank, I asked for and follow his advice. If I had a Norton/AN crank, I would follow theirs.
If I had a Molnar/TGA crank I would ask them, and if I had a billet crank I would not ask anyone!