So I had a knock in engine end of last season.
Also found a used motor thinking the worst and got a good off season price.
Then I pulled lower end cover, last week.
All connecting rods were ok, except front cylinder #1?.
It had a noticable play in it.
First thought bearing cap failure.
I take off bolts and cap, and found no bearing at all?
Then I reached into the rod, found a very small piece of what was left of the bearing.
So I ordered bearing from amazon, $33 for one cap, not a good price.
Then I realized ordering one at a time, too expensive.
Seeing that maybe my rod or cap could be oval shaped or warn, I bought a set of used pistons with rods with caps on ebay.
So now I had put in 2 bearing caps on the #1 piston, torqued it down and ready to close back up.
Next problem is. Where did all the metal go, lesson learned, I would say dropping oil pan every other year or so would be a great idea.
A magnetic drain plug does not hep, all of this material is non ferrious metal.
See attached pictures.
2000 K1200LT & 86 K75 for fun again
1992 BMW K75
1994 Suzuki Intruder 1400
1977 Yamaha RD400
1982 Honda MB5
1979 Yamaha XS 650
if it ain't fun, don't own it