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 I am looking for a rod that has a specific center to center distance – do you stock it.
We have a specially developed web application just for this question. Our web site has a simple search tool which looks through all of our rod dimensions- look under the "Product Search" link. Simply input your center to center distance and tolerance range and we will find a Hot Rod for your application. Be sure to verify if the rod is a two or four stroke application.
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 Is the Forging number on the Rod the same as the Part number?
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Model Specific FAQs:

 Honda TRX250R (87-89) +4mm Stroker Crankshaft Part#4107 - Do I need a special piston for this application?
No, the stock piston will work in this application.
 Honda TRX250R (87-89) +4mm Stroker Crankshaft Part#4107 - Do I have to modify my head chamber?
 Honda TRX250R (87-89) +4mm Stroker Crankshaft Part#4107 - Do I have to bore my cases?
 Honda TRX250R (87-89) +4mm Stroker Crankshaft Part#4107 - What is the final displacement?
 Honda TRX400EX (98-05) +4mm Stroker Crankshaft Part#4140 - Do I have to use your special piston?
 Honda TRX400EX (98-05) +4mm Stroker Crankshaft Part#4140 - Why is your piston so expensive?
 Honda TRX400EX (98-05) +4mm Stroker Crankshaft Part#4140 - What is the new compression ratio?
 Honda TRX400EX (98-05) +4mm Stroker Crankshaft Part#4140 - Do you recommend a performance cam?
 Honda TRX400EX (98-05) +4mm Stroker Crankshaft Part#4140 - Do I need the 440cc big bore liner to work with your piston?
 Honda TRX400EX (98-05) +4mm Stroker Crankshaft Part#4140 - Does all of the extra 60cc of displacement come from the stroke only?
 Honda TRX400EX (98-05) Heavy Duty Crankshaft Part#4040 - Why do you call your crankshafts “Heavy Duty” is it stronger than stock?
 Yamaha Banshee (All years) +4mm Stroker Crankshaft Part#4111 - What is the number one installation problem with the Banshee crankshaft?
 Yamaha Banshee (All years) +4mm Stroker Crankshaft Part#4111 - What is the number two installation problem with the Banshee crankshaft?
 Yamaha Banshee (All years) +4mm Stroker Crankshaft Part#4111- -Why do you use O-Rings on the main bearings instead of set pins like the OEM?
 Yamaha Banshee (All years) +4mm Stroker Crankshaft Part#4111 - Why do you use a long rod on your Stroker crank?
 Yamaha Banshee (All years) +4mm Stroker Crankshaft Part#4111 - Do I need your special piston for this application?
 Yamaha Banshee (All years) +4mm Stroker Crankshaft Part#4111 - Do I need your Stroker gasket kit (part# G093)?
 Yamaha Banshee (All years) +4mm Stroker Crankshaft Part#4111 - Do I have to bore my cases?
 Yamaha Banshee (All years) +4mm Stroker Crankshaft Part#4111 - What is the final displacement?
 Yamaha Banshee (All Years) Crankshaft Part#4005 - What is the number one installation problem with the Banshee crankshaft?
 Yamaha Banshee (All Years) Crankshaft Part#4005 - What is the number two installation problem with the Banshee crankshaft?
 Yamaha Banshee (All Years) Crankshaft Part#4005 - Why do you use O-Rings on the main bearings instead of set pins like the OEM?
 Yamaha Banshee Long Rod (All Years) Crankshaft Part#4011 - What is the number one installation problem with the Banshee crankshaft?
 Yamaha Banshee Long Rod (All Years) Crankshaft Part#4011 - What is the number two installation problem with the Banshee crankshaft?
 Yamaha Banshee Long Rod (All Years) Crankshaft Part#4011 - Why do you use O-Rings on the main bearings instead of set pins like the OEM?
 Yamaha Banshee Long Rod (All Years) Crankshaft Part#4011 - Why do you use a long rod on the 4011crank?
 Yamaha Banshee Long Rod (All Years) Crankshaft Part#4011 - Do I need your special piston for this application?
 Yamaha Banshee Long Rod (All Years) Crankshaft Part#4011 - Does the Long Rod increase engine displacement?
 Yamaha Banshee Stroker Gasket Kit G093 - When do I need to use this gasket kit?
 Yamaha Blaster (All Years) +4mm Stroker Crankshaft Part#4105 - Do I need a special piston for this application?
 Yamaha Blaster (All Years) +4mm Stroker Crankshaft Part#4105 - Do I have to modify my head chamber?
 Yamaha Blaster (All Years) +4mm Stroker Crankshaft Part#4105 - Do I have to bore my cases?
 Yamaha Blaster (All Years) +4mm Stroker Crankshaft Part#4105 - What is the final displacement?
 Yamaha Raptor (01-05) Heavy Duty Crankshaft Part#4043 - Why do you call your crankshafts “Heavy Duty” is it stronger than stock?
 Yamaha Raptor 660 (01-05) +4mm Stroker Crankshaft Part#4144 - Should I limit the RPM of my Raptor engine?
 Yamaha Raptor 660 (01-05) +4mm Stroker Crankshaft Part#4144 - Do I have to use your special piston?
 Yamaha Raptor 660 (01-05) +4mm Stroker Crankshaft Part#4144 - Why is your piston so expensive?
 Yamaha Raptor 660 (01-05) +4mm Stroker Crankshaft Part#4144 - What is the new compression ratio?
 Yamaha Raptor 660 (01-05) +4mm Stroker Crankshaft Part#4144 - Do you recommend a performance cam?
 Yamaha Raptor 660 (01-05) +4mm Stroker Crankshaft Part#4144 - Does all of the extra 60cc of displacement come from the stroke only?
 Yamaha Raptor 660 (01-05) +4mm Stroker Crankshaft Part#4144 - Why do you call your rod “Heavy Duty” is it stronger than stock?
 Yamaha Warrior 350 (87-04) Raptor 350 (05) +4mm Stroker Crankshaft Part#4143 - Do I have to use your special piston?
 Yamaha Warrior 350 (87-04) Raptor 350 (05) +4mm Stroker Crankshaft Part#4143 - Why is your piston so expensive?
 Yamaha Warrior 350 (87-04) Raptor 350 (05) +4mm Stroker Crankshaft Part#4143 - What is the new compression ratio?
 Yamaha Warrior 350 (87-04) Raptor 350 (05) +4mm Stroker Crankshaft Part#4143 - Do you recommend a performance cam?
 Yamaha Warrior 350 (87-04) Raptor 350 (05) +4mm Stroker Crankshaft Part#4143 - Does all of the extra 50cc of displacement come from the stroke only?
 Yamaha Warrior 350 (87-04) Raptor 350 (05) +4mm Stroker Crankshaft Part#4143 - Why do you call your rod “Heavy Duty” is it stronger than stock?
 Yamaha Warrior 350 (87-04) Raptor 350 (05) Heavy Duty Crankshaft Part#4043 - Why do you call your crankshafts “Heavy Duty” is it stronger than stock?
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