Re the R&R rods. I bought a set of R&R rods for my LSR. So far so good, mind I've only run one speedweek with them so far. I'm considering using them in a T140 road bike engine I'll be rebuilding soon as well.
Cheers Mossy

1960 TR6B
1954 based Thunderbird Salt Lake Racer
1979 T140E
1951 6T Thunderbird Project
1981 T140E
1948 Speed Twin project
1976 Bonneville/Tiger Trail replica
2015 Bonneville T100
1949 Excelsior 197 Roadmaster project
1950 Excelsior 250 Talisman project