Piston sizes

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Piston sizes

Post by Skinnybob46 » Sun May 19, 2019 8:01 pm

Hello, looking on Wemoto.com for replacement pistons, there's A,B,C and D of slightly different sizes can anyone advise. The barrels haven't been messed with. Thanks

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Re: Piston sizes

Post by 500bernie » Sun May 19, 2019 9:08 pm

Your barrels will have their size letter stamped on the top of the exhaust manifold.
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Re: Piston sizes

Post by JanBros » Mon May 20, 2019 12:00 am

500bernie wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 9:08 pm
Your barrels will have their size letter stamped on the top of the exhaust manifold.

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Re: Piston sizes

Post by Gerrit » Mon May 20, 2019 8:46 am

Best measure the bores first, then use the measurements to choose the piston size.
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Re: Piston sizes

Post by KR-1R » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:53 am

Cylinder Bore -minus running Clearance = Piston size
for Wiseco, Wossner and VHM where the pistons are forged, 0.07-0.08 mm is specified
for OEM or cast piston the material expands slightly less so are set tighter at 0.04-0.05 mm clearance

so if you cylinder is marked B and new, you need B size pistons
if your cylinder is stamped B and has many hours or rebuilds (worn) on it you will need a C or D size piston

"When a modern forged piston with more initial cold clearance reaches operating temperature, the difference in running clearance is less than might be surmised. For example, Wiseco uses 2618 and 4032 alloys for all its forgings. While the expansion rates are different for each alloy, Wiseco has made pistons from each alloy for the same engine operate successfully at nearly the same running clearance. The higher-expanding 2618 piston may have a larger initial clearance than a 4032 piston, but once the engine reaches operating temperature, both pistons will have similar running clearances."

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