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Pistons Aren't Round: Profile and Ovality Explained

Profile and ovality are two main characteristics of piston design. Here we'll take a look at why pistons are designed to not be perfectly round.

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,PISTONS 101 ,Powersports ,Tech

Sealing Power: The Science Behind Motorcycle Piston Rings

Piston design and technology is not the only thing that has progressed over the years to keep up with modern, high-demand engines. Wiseco has continuously developed piston ring technology, which plays an equally important role in well-performing,..

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,PISTONS 101 ,ENGINE TECH ,Tech

What are Wrist-Pin Buttons?

Most have heard of spirolocks and other methods of wrist-pin retention, but when it comes to all-out racing, wrist pin buttons reign king of strength and simplicity. 

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,PISTONS 101 ,Powersports ,Tech

Locating Pin: Defense Against Two-Stroke Piston Ring Destruction

2-stroke pistons have a very small feature that is unique to 2-strokes only: the locating pin. Here, Wiseco takes an in-depth look at what a locating pin is, what its function is, and why 4-strokes don't need it.

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,ENGINE BUILDS ,PISTONS 101 ,ENGINE TECH

The Big Squeeze: Wiseco Forged Ring Compressors

The right tools make the difference between a simple task and a painful ordeal. Wiseco’s piston ring compressor sleeves are an indispensable addition to any engine builder’s toolbox, and make it easy to do the job right the first time.

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,PISTONS 101 ,ENGINE TECH ,Tech

Standard Ring Tension Is A Myth

Ring tension is a critical element of combustion sealing, but myths surrounding it run rampant. We clear the air and  set the record straight on ring tension. 

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,PISTONS 101 ,ENGINE TECH ,Tech

Boost Vs. Juice: Designing A Piston For Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous gets a rap for being hard on parts, but with the right engineering, a nitrous engine can be a tough, long-lasting performer. Learn what it takes to create a piston optimized to survive and thrive on the bottle.

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,PISTONS 101 ,ENGINE TECH ,Tech

How To Check Radial Piston To Valve Clearance

The other valve clearance: Here's An easy and quick method to ensure proper radial clearance between your pistons’ valve pockets and the edges of your valves.   READ MORE

,PISTONS 101 ,ENGINE TECH ,Tech

What Makes A Racing Piston?

 While any piston can be "raced," to truly define "What makes a racing piston" necessitates delving into purpose-oriented design and engineering. 

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,PISTONS 101 ,ENGINE TECH ,Tech

How To File Fit and Install Piston Rings

Gapping and correctly installing piston rings is one of the most important parts of engine assembly. Here's how to do it right. 

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