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Old 09-19-2004, 10:20 PM
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Default what is the best brand of piston? wiseco, athena, vertex.

     

which is the best for a 2 stroke, and is there any differance than stock?
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Old 09-19-2004, 10:55 PM
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Default Re: what is the best brand of piston? wiseco, athena, vertex.

The major difference between brands (Vertex, Wiseco etc) is how they are composed. One is forged one is cast.

Wiseco's usually last longer but they CAN and WILL catch on bore and seize if you don't warm them up properly or if the wrong conditions are experienced by engine.

Vertex on the other hand don't expand as quick and are ALOT less likely to cause a seizure. However they don't usually last as long.

My personal preference is Vertex. They have a Teflon coating on them.
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Old 09-20-2004, 08:16 AM
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I've got a Vertex in my bike right now and it's been good to me.
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Old 09-20-2004, 04:47 PM
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Default Re: what is the best brand of piston? wiseco, athena, vertex.

Ive got weisco and its been great. You just have to make sure that you warmm the bike up or it will cause a cold seize.
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Default Re: what is the best brand of piston? wiseco, athena, vertex.

I prefer wiseco. Just better known, and better made. When you have a cast piston, its not like you can cut down on warm up time. Wiseco doesnt take any longer really, its just if you dont, your chances of cold seizing are greater, then if you were a little rush rush on the cast piston.
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Default Re: what is the best brand of piston? wiseco, athena, vertex.

I say Weisco also, been using them for years now and havent had any problems with them so fare. Just have to make sure you worm the bike up before getting to crazy with it. used a Vortex piston once and I ended up having to replace my hole topend because of it. "piston came apart on me in the sand drags" wasnt a pretty site.


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