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Old 10-24-2012, 06:35 PM
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I have a Wiseco bottom kit in my 01 CR125. I have 8.9 hours on it right now. I'll let you guys know how it pans out!
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:19 AM
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could you tell us what it done to the bike i.e less vibration, better pick up etc. cheers
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:16 AM
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Well its hard to say how much just the bottom crank helped since it was a complete rebuild. Along with a new Wiseco Pro-lite piston and a port job the power when from a crappy mid to weak top to a strong mid to strong top. Very little vibration anyways since its a 125, Its running awesome right now so overall its been a great improvement. The motor just sounds better too, I pulled a hot-rods crank out of there, don't know how long it was in the bike from the PO, but its was on its way out.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:43 AM
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I think this is settled wisco in two stroke are ok!! However I STRONLY SUGGEST check the true and the clearances as per your manual..... Correct installation is VITAL, as is ensuring the mains are good, regular maintence is key too and I would NOT recommend wisco to anyone that really races!!! I think for four strokes enough is said .... There is no day and night so why risk it..................as for hotrods let's keep the discussion open

(FYI I correctly installed a wisco crank in my cousins rm125 he's a fast rider, we used a rebuild kit from wisco and piston..... The engine is a beast!!!!! But that was due to other problems fixed we are running an hour meter do we will see how she holds!!!!!!!)
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I use OEM crank's in my bikes.

Wiseco pistons are ok to use in some bikes. I run them in my CR's
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44 hours and counting in my cousins 2010 YZ 250......
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Thought I'd revive this..... After a stator failed in an RM 125 I couldn't help but wonder about the wiesco crank.....
It appears the crank was poorly built and aided in the stator failure ( it was completely disintegrated ) this one picture along with lots of visual inspection alongside a hotrods crank makes me never want a wiesco.....



I can't beleive how thin the walls of the small end are in certain spot on the wiesco......
The woodruff key hole was incorrect on the wiesco, and the overall construction was very backyard.......

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** the wiesco is the black rod**
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The black on the edges make is look even smaller too. Did you measure the difference?
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Old 01-10-2014, 08:59 AM
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the crank was poorly built and aided in the stator failure ...the overall construction was very backyard
No surprises there. You get what you pay for and the wiseco cranks are junk.

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The black on the edges make is look even smaller too. Did you measure the difference?
Aprox. 0.5-0.8 mm thinner.

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No surpises there. You get what you pay for and the wiseco cranks are junk.
Thankfully not mine OEM all the way for me.... Or rebuilt with Carrillo/falicon/OE
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The thinner area at the end of the rod would make me happier actually. Unless you plan on going heavier in your pistons. Too bad about the rest. I still have two if them working fine so far.
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Yea, see what I find interesting is that little bit of extra weight up there... Be interesting to see the difference in weight of the rods....

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Hit or miss with wiesco perhaps(??)

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Let me give them one good review...
They use KOYO for main bearings/seals and the gaskets can't be faulted
Hotrods use NACHI for main bearings and one of the seals are SKF...the gaskets are good but I don't like the construction of the hotrods branded seals..... Imo
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is hot rods made in US ? what other manufacture is made in US for pistons and crank kits .
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No on hotrods being made in the USA. Popular myth it seems. I have boxes back to 2003 that say Taiwan on them. China, but not "mainland china". Falicon is one if the companies that will build you one here. Go to their website. Bet you don't buy.
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OEM and if that don't make you happy. Just send your OEM crank to Crank Works. They will weld and balance for less than 350 bucks. Includes new bearings I beleive. Better than anything from Wiseco. That includes OEM pistons.
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These are to my limited knowledge:

USA made STILL-PISTONS- CP-Carrillo And JE

-RODS ( no cranks built in USA )- Carrillo and Falicon

Remember that PRO-X are ART rods made in Japan hence the reason they only sell the ROD
PRO-X use good big end bearings too.

CP-Carrillo make the piston kits for MOOSE RACING. Buying a moose piston for their 4T range is just the same product as the CP-Carrillo product it's CP's way of breaking into the motoX and trail scene.
OEM product are still made in Japan for the most part, Honda having some of the cheaper OEM parts have moved production of some parts to Taiwan. Much of the hardware I've seen of late has a growing percentage of Taiwanese OEM Honda parts... If you want proof ill picture some of the parts I have.

Interesting note on bearings to...NTN have a few branches....the NTN wheel bearing I purchased for my bike are clearly stamped made in Taiwan. While the main bearings in my Suzuki 450 ( OE parts ) are Japan made... There is a simple explanation for this: If Suzuki is based in Japan they would sorce 'OE' ( bearings aren't really made by Suzuki ) bearings from Japan to support their own economy.

A LOT of the aftermarket parts are just imitations made cheaper in Taiwan or China. I actually think Taiwan has a fairly decent parts manufacturing branch(s)

There are some aftermarket companies like Pro-Circuit that are solely USA.
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