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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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Thermal Protection Solutions: Advantages of CV4 Products

Heat is the enemy of dirt bike and ATV performance, but simple steps can be taken with CV4 thermal protection products to avoid running into bigger problems. We go through the technical details on how using the right design and materials in..

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KTM Transfer Port Injected (TPI) 2-Strokes and Wiseco Piston Technology

The 2-stroke motorcycle was a mainstream fixture to the off-road enthusiast up until 1997, when the environmentally cautious California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved drastic changes to the off-road motorcycle emission standards. The new..

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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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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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2-Stroke Top End Rebuild Guide

Top-end rebuilds are a necessary maintenance task associated with high performance off-road two-stroke motorcycle ownership. The common belief is that performing a top-end rebuild is a simple task that anyone can do, which is true, however, the..

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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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Inside R&D: What Goes Into Wiseco Crankshaft Assemblies

Wiseco's crankshaft assemblies go through multiple stages of R&D and quality control before they end up in your engine. Check out how Wiseco bottom end kits make your bottom end rebuild easy and reliable. 

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Wiseco FA20 Subaru Pistons Bring Proven Performance and Strength!

In the realm of Subaru tuning, Wiseco has become a household name. Our newest support for the brand comes in the form of high-tech forged pistons for direct-injected FA20 engines. Read on for a comprehensive list of upgrades from the..

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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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