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Bill Pedalino
02-06-2006, 05:07 PM
I am told by reliable sources that the reproduction early pinion bearing and and sprocket shaft bearing cages (Teds/ V-Twin) are substandard and fail. I bought a couple of sets of Sifton cages, knowing the Sifton name and quality - only to learn that Ted purchased Sifton a while back and retained the rights to Sifton packaging. Essentially, he is packaging the V-Twin cages in Sifton packages.

I really don't mean to trash ted - I like him personally and I appreciate the fact that he offers a lot of great stuff and how he has made his fortune helping us regain old iron. Win-Win. However, I am also cognizant (through personal experiemnce over many years) that some of his stuff is not so great. Buyer Beware!

If I'm wrong about the cages, please let me know, as I really need two sets for my '47 knuckle and my '53 panhead. I'm really afraid to use the new cages at this point, unless some of you advise otherwise through your experience with these products.

Finally, if anyone has a couple of sets of these cages and would like to sell, please let me know.

Thanks agaion to the AMCA staff fo this fourm, It alone is well worth the membership price!

Jack_Hester
02-06-2006, 06:50 PM
Bill -

You can get an OEM set from NOS Parts in Ohio. Go to their website and do a search, by part number if you have it. They will list OEM and aftermarket, if they have both.

Jack

rousseau
02-07-2006, 01:29 AM
Bill
I used all "teds" stuff in my 38el bobber. Bearings,cages,and shafts. No problems.
I am of the opinion that most bearing failers are due to incorrect machine work. Flywheels not quiet true, clearences a little off ect.