OUCH MIKE!!!!!,what did i do,this wasn't aimed at you at all? (I don't care how bumpy the ride was)
What i meant by bumpy ride was if the bearing was dry and the motor moved around enough to actually rock a little from left to right to left while being supported on the crank when going around corners maybe this could have scratched the bearing or crank esp if there was any debries between crank & bearing.
I really dont think my reasoning was that far out of line esp if the motor in fact did in fact rock from right to left just a little bit which would be all it would take if bearing was dry and dirt/debies was in between bearing & crank which could happen.
But it would be highly unlikely that there would be any debires inbtween crank & bearing and that it would be dry with no assembly lube unless the engine builder was asleep or did a very poor job assembling the bottom end.
Have a good one....Scott
You need to lighten up, mellow out,,, take a pill
Notice the smiley face at the end of my sentence???
This means it was not serious,,,, I found your reasoning amusing is all, it was not a personal attack on you.
Did you read the complete post?
Did it seem like I was being dead serious to you?
Trust me, if you post something I disagree with or think is misinformation there will most likely be no question that my opinion was I felt it was wrong.
But something like how one transports an engine unless it is uncovered in a dust storm is not one
But if you feel we must be serious here at all times then here is a more serious answer.
Unless the engine was assembled with dirt as a lube in which case transporting in what ever fashion would be the least of his worries there is no issue with supporting the front by the damper
And if there was dirt in the bearing don't you think the major concern would be when the engine was first fired rather than any transportation issue.
Now, if my style offends you, you have my apologies but I don't really think too many took it as a personal attack on your character so stop pouting,out: be happy, and by all means,,,,, have a nice day mate,,,,