Had to get my Push Rods changed. Bought these:
I had to bear the zalalat of searching out the Entire McLoed Road for these, and i searched like 40 shops in one hour, at extremely heated weather @ 2:00PM (so much for easy availability of parts 'eh @vickytulla?). And finally got these from one shop. Even then i had to use a Reference of a Mechanic, who was there at the shop by coincidence. (That Mechanic is the "Ustaad" of the person from whom i got this and previous Rings Replacement done)
|| A Comparison Shot ||
:: Left: Old, they are Thin and come in Newer Models.
:: Right: Newly Bought, They are Thicker and used to come in Older Models
These are 100% Guaranteed Japanese Part.
The issue was rather strange in nature. Here are my observations:
- Bike was screaming like hell but wouldn't run any faster.
- Top Speed was reduced to just 80-90 km/h.
- Acceleration in 1st and 2nd Gear was greatly affected, but 3rd gear was most powerful, which would easily push the bike upto 70-75km/h ... with 4th Gear being 'just fine'.
- I suspected clutch plates (as also mentioned in several other places here in the past @r1) ...
... but the Mechanic (who did my previous engine work) suspected Push Rods. There was a very audible loud Knocking & Ticking Sound (caused by Tappets, the reason being worn out Push Rods). It was an easy replacement. Opening up the Tappet Cover, disassembling the Rocker Plate and Replacing Push Rods. DONE.
Anyway, i have noticed that now bike runs pretty good:
- Visible difference in bike's intake and exhaust behavior. Meaning better power at a certain RPM.
- Engine has stopped screaming like a wild nut.
- Interestingly, Engine Vibration have been noticeably reduced. I guess thats because of Thicker Push Rods.
This begs the question, if these AHL's Geniune Parts really worth it. THEY ARE NOT. Well yeah, better than China Parts but Japanese parts are Japanese. Japense Honda CG125 was really one of a kind.