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What does the 2nd Piston Ring Do? Purpose and Function Explained!

Piston ring packages are as carefully engineered as any high-performance part, but the “middle child” might be the most misunderstood. Here’s a look at the science that goes into second ring design.

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Wiseco's New Black Edition Harley Davidson Pistons with Industry First Coatings

Wiseco debuts an all new piston for V-twins. We take an in-depth look at the features and benefits of the new Black Edition pistons available across multiple Harley Davidson platforms.

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Engine Building Practices You need to know!

If you're building an engine, there are some practices you simply must know. We've compiled them here and will continue to add additional engine building tips, tricks, and techniques as we publish them. This is one for the bookmark bar. 

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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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How To Avoid Common Causes of Blow-By and Oil Consumption

Here are some common causes of blow-by and excessive oil consumption and how you can avoid them on your next engine build. 

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Wiseco's Near-Net Piston Forging Process Explained

Near-net forging is a proprietary manufacturing process that allows precision features such as valve reliefs and oil drain-backs to be formed without additional machining. Wiseco's Tracker Series V-Twin pistons are one of Wiseco's latest products..

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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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How Modern Piston Coatings Improve Performance

Wiseco has released new, proprietary coatings that aren't found anywhere else. Check out how they might enhance your next build.

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What is Wrist Pin Offset?

Wrist pin offset is a useful tool used by OEM and aftermarket piston engineers alike. Here's an explanation of the process and why it's done. 

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How to Know When to Replace the Piston in Your Motorcycle or ATV

The piston is one of many wear items in your powersports machine. It may last longer than tires or a chain, but it should still be treated as normal maintenance when the time comes. Here, we go through key tips to help you know when it's time for..

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