Dark Horse Motor Company - M8 Premium Connecting Rods

Started by Ohio HD, May 13, 2024, 05:14:39 PM

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Ohio HD

DH has been using the CP Carrillo rods for the M8 motors. They now have designed and have their own premium rods. I'm sure as tough as their Twin Cam rods are.







Deye76

My Darkhorse TC assembly had their H beam rods, it took a lot of abuse and was still going strong last I heard from the guy that bought the bike.
East Tenn.<br /> 2020 Lowrider S Touring, 2014 CVO RK,  1992 FXRP

Ohio HD

Same here, my TC 124 is a sound quiet motor. The TC 117 I bought from Ray I beat for 40k miles. I have the motor apart, and the rods are tight as new on the crank pin.

turboprop

Do you think Darkhorse is actually making these in-house?
'We' like this' - Said by the one man operation.

Ohio HD

If I have to guess, I'd say no. They probably have them sourced.

Deye76

Quote from: turboprop on May 13, 2024, 08:01:49 PMDo you think Darkhorse is actually making these in-house?
Not at all, for the TC assemblies they have always stated a choice, Carillo, or an import H-beam. IME the import a very good product for street use.
East Tenn.<br /> 2020 Lowrider S Touring, 2014 CVO RK,  1992 FXRP

wfolarry

I'd bet they're Carrillo rods with some changes they specified to work with their modified flywheels.

Ohio HD

It's very possible they have CP make them. When I inquired about the DH brand TC rods and where they were made, etc. All I could get was the material was an import. That was a conversation about eight years ago.

Andrew told me two years ago that Trask uses the DH brand rods in their TC builds.

hrdtail78

Quote from: wfolarry on May 15, 2024, 05:29:10 AMI'd bet they're Carrillo rods with some changes they specified to work with their modified flywheels.


I was guessing Ultima.  :nix:
Semper Fi

wfolarry

Quote from: hrdtail78 on May 16, 2024, 05:17:38 PM
Quote from: wfolarry on May 15, 2024, 05:29:10 AMI'd bet they're Carrillo rods with some changes they specified to work with their modified flywheels.


I was guessing Ultima.  :nix:

Probably both  :potstir: