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  1. Kevin from Wiseco

    Wiseco's Two-For-Two-Stroke Rebate

    Thank you!
  2. Kevin from Wiseco

    Wiseco's Two-For-Two-Stroke Rebate

    Thanks for the heads up! What part number piston did you use and what model Beta do you have?
  3. Kevin from Wiseco

    Wiseco's Two-For-Two-Stroke Rebate

    We're glad you love it! Thanks for the support! Thank you for the longtime support!
  4. Attention two-stroke riders! For a limited time, Wiseco is offering to let you choose up to two FREE items with proof of two-stroke piston(s) purchase! Read on for all the details on this offer. Who doesn't love the sound, smell, and fun of a two-stroke? Wiseco has a new rebate offer just for the two-stroke lovers! For a limited time, Wiseco will be offering your choice of up to TWO (2) different free items with a minimum purchase of any off-road bike or ATV Wiseco two-stroke shelf piston(s)! Choose from our new high-quality, modern-fit Wiseco T-shirts, the new Wiseco Patch hat, or a top end gasket kit! Simply pay a flat $10 shipping fee. Click here to go to the Two-For-Two-Stroke rebate form! How does the rebate work? To participate, follow the instructions below. Purchases must be made between TWOsday August 28th and TWOsday October 30th, and redeemed by November 30th. Purchase a minimum of $118 of any new off-road bike or ATV Wiseco two-stroke shelf piston(s) for ONE (1) FREE item, or a minimum of $165 for TWO (2) FREE items. Save your receipt/proof of purchase and piston box. Scan or take a photo of the proof of purchase and the piston box label showing the part number, and upload to the online rebate form. Click here to go to the online rebate form, fill it out completely with all required information, be sure photos from step 3 are uploaded, and submit. Allow 1-2 business days to be contacted by a Wiseco representative, pay a flat $10 shipping fee, and allow 4-6 weeks for your free item(s)! This is an example of the piston box label you will need to upload a photo of. The free item options include our new, high-quality modern-fit T-shirts! Click here to find Wiseco two-stroke pistons for your application! All Wiseco two-stroke pistons are forged in-house for added strength and durability, and are available for wide variety of applications. Wiseco Two-Stroke Racer Elite Wiseco's latest development in two-stroke piston technology is the Two-Stroke Racer Elite piston. These pistons are forged from a 2000 series alloy for additional strength qualities, and protected by Wiseco's ArmorPlating coating on the piston crown and in the ring groove(s) for long-term protection from corrosive combustion chamber conditions. Watch the video and get the complete details on Two-Stroke Racer Elite HERE. Don't forget! Some two-stroke pistons require exhaust bridge lubrication holes to be drilled in the piston, and the exhaust bridge on the cylinder to be relieved. Not sure if you need this, or need help completing these tasks? We explain it all HERE. Do you know the importance of exhaust bridge relief and lubrication holes? Review our full explanation here! Check out some more of our awesome two-stroke content! Dirt Bike Mag YZ125 Build 80+ HP Two-Stroke Karts Wiseco Employee-Built 390cc TRX KTM TPi Two-Stroke Pistons What is a Locating Pin? Wiseco "Two-For-Two-Stroke" Rebate Terms & Conditions Purchase at least $118 worth of any offroad bike or ATV Wiseco two-stroke shelf piston(s) from any dealer or retailer between August 28, 2018 and October 30, 2018 and receive your choice of one out of four available items, or purchase at least $165 under the same stipulations above for your choice of two out of four available items, after online form submission. When applicable, two chosen items must be different, one item cannot be doubled-up. Wiseco two-stroke piston kits and PK kits eligible. Purchased dollar amount minimum must be met completely by Wiseco two-stroke piston product. $10 shipping fee applies to free items. Final shirt and hat colors and designs may not exactly reflect items pictured in promotion images. Promotion does not apply to custom pistons. Minimum purchase amounts at retail value only. Rebate form must be submitted electronically at www.wiseco.com/promo with all required information. Must provide photos or scan of proof of purchase and piston box label showing part number. Allow 4-6 weeks to receive your chosen items. Offer must be redeemed by November 30, 2018. Offer good only in 48 contiguous states. Limit one rebate per eligible purchase, per household. Maximum number of free items is two. Free gasket kit limited to a retail value of $69.00. P.O. Box address not accepted. Must be 18 years of age. This rebate offer is valid for end consumers only and not available to distributors, dealers, resellers, retailers or e-tailers. Offer void where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law. Please keep a copy of your submission. Substitution of products not valid. Qualifying products cannot be returned to the retailer once the rebate form has been submitted. Offer has no cash value. No substitutions. Void where prohibited by law.
  5. Kevin from Wiseco

    Wiseco's Garage Buddy: Complete Engine Rebuild Kits for Dirt Bikes!

    Thank you! We were on the same page with the transmission bearings, we figured most people would not need them, so it would be better to keep the price point more affordable for people and not include them. We're glad to hear you've good experiences with the cranks, we've been working hard for that!
  6. Kevin from Wiseco

    Wiseco's Garage Buddy: Complete Engine Rebuild Kits for Dirt Bikes!

    The only valve train components included in the 4-stroke kits are cam chains, but there are no valves/springs, etc. However, keep your eye on us, because you may see something you're looking for coming soon. 😉
  7. Kevin from Wiseco

    Wiseco's Garage Buddy: Complete Engine Rebuild Kits for Dirt Bikes!

    Thank you for noting interested in this model, I'll make sure the interest is known internally!
  8. Kevin from Wiseco

    Wiseco's Garage Buddy: Complete Engine Rebuild Kits for Dirt Bikes!

    KX250 is on the list as well!
  9. Kevin from Wiseco

    Wiseco's Garage Buddy: Complete Engine Rebuild Kits for Dirt Bikes!

    Update: The crankshaft is on the list of to-dos, but it would most likely be next year sometime before we see a Garage Buddy kit for it.
  10. Kevin from Wiseco

    Wiseco's Garage Buddy: Complete Engine Rebuild Kits for Dirt Bikes!

    We haven't seen as a high of a demand for bottom end rebuilds on those models, but I can check in with the Product Manager to see what the timeline looks like.
  11. Kevin from Wiseco

    Wiseco's Garage Buddy: Complete Engine Rebuild Kits for Dirt Bikes!

    We did have some different quality issues going through stages as we developed and progressed our cranks, that's no secret. We have addressed each issue we've run into, including changing parts sources and establishing a new, specific QC process for our cranks. We're continuing to develop our cranks to this day, and more updates will be added to our cranks in the future as well. Here's our R&D and QC process currently: http://blog.wiseco.com/inside-rd-and-quality-control-of-crankshaft-assemblies
  12. Hey everyone, I shared this with @mog through messages, but I wanted to post on the thread as well. TiN rings were discounted due to inability to source the coating successfully with consistent quality. We were running into problems with inadequate coating and damage to rings more often than not, so we have not been able to produce consistently. We're currently researching and planning to test alternatives, but we're a little ways on out that. We wish we still had them too!
  13. Kevin from Wiseco

    Wiseco's Garage Buddy: Complete Engine Rebuild Kits for Dirt Bikes!

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  14. Wiseco's new Garage Buddy engine rebuild kits offer everything you need for a bottom and top end rebuild. From the crank to the piston kit, and even an hour meter to track maintenance, everything is included in one box. Here we take a look at the components included, and the technology behind them. So, the time has come for an engine rebuild. Hopefully it’s being done as a practice of proper maintenance, but for many it will be because of an engine failure. Whether the bottom end, top end, or both went out, the first step is to disassemble and inspect. After determining any damage done to engine cases or the cylinder, and arranging for those to be repaired/replaced, you’re faced with choosing what internal engine components to buy, where to get them, and how much the costs are going to add up. A full engine rebuild is a serious job and requires a lot of parts to be replaced, especially in four-strokes. You have to think of bottom end bearings and seals, a crankshaft assembly, piston, rings, clips, wristpin, and the plethora of gaskets required for reassembly. If you’re doing this rebuild yourself, or having your local shop do the labor, chances are you don’t have a factory team budget to spend on parts. However, you know you want high-quality and durable parts, because you don’t want to find yourself doing this again anytime soon. Rebuilding a dirt bike engine is an involved job, requiring many parts to be replaced. Missing one seal or gasket can put the whole rebuild on hold. You could source all the different parts you need from different vendors to find the best combination of quality and affordability. But, it can get frustrating when 6 different packages are coming from 6 different vendors at different times, and each one relies on the next for you to complete your rebuild. Wiseco is one of the manufacturers that has been offering top end kits (including piston, rings, clips, gaskets, and seals) all in one box, under one part number for many years. Complete bottom end rebuild kits are also available from Wiseco, with all necessary parts under one part number. So, it seemed like a no brainer to combine the top and bottom end kits, and throw in a couple extra goodies to make your complete engine rebuild in your garage as hassle free as possible. Top-end piston kits and bottom-end kits come together to create Wiseco Garage Buddy rebuild kits. Wiseco Garage Buddy kits are exactly as the name implies, the buddy you want to have in your garage that has everything ready to go for your engine rebuild. Garage Buddy engine rebuild kits come with all parts needed to rebuild the bottom and top end, plus an hour meter—with a Garage Buddy specific decal—to track critical maintenance intervals and identify your rebuild as a Garage Buddy rebuild. The kits include: Crankshaft assembly OEM quality main bearings All engine gaskets, seals, and O-rings Wiseco standard series forged piston kit (piston, ring(s), pin, clips) Small end bearing (for two-strokes) Cam chain (for four-strokes) Hour meter with mounting bracket and hour meter decal Open up a Garage Buddy kit, and you'll find all the components you need to rebuild your bottom and top end. 2-stroke and 4-stroke Whether your machine of choice is a 2-stroke or a 4-stroke, Wiseco can help you with your rebuild. 2-stroke Wiseco Garage Buddy kits include everything listed above, featuring a Wiseco forged Pro-Lite piston kit. You don’t even have to worry about sourcing a small-end bearing, that’s included too. 2-stroke fans often brag about the ability to rebuild their bikes so much cheaper than their 4-stroke counterparts, and they’ll have even more ammo for bragging now with these kits starting in the $400 range. A Wiseco 2-stroke Garage Buddy kit includes all the parts you'll need for piston and crankshaft replacement, plus an hour meter to track your next maintenance intervals. However, don’t abandon your 4-stroke yet. Many riders cringe—and rightfully so—at the thought of rebuilding their 4-stroke because of the costs associated, but Wiseco 4-stroke Garage Buddy kits starting in the $600s takes a lot of sting off your rebuild project. They even include a new timing chain. No matter what you’re rebuilding, you’ll be able to track key maintenance intervals for your fresh engine with the Wiseco hour meter and log book that’s included in the Garage Buddy kits. All Garage Buddy kits include a specific hour meter decal as well, which is important for the limited warranty to identify the rebuild as a Garage Buddy rebuild. A Wiseco 4-stroke Garage Buddy kit includes all the parts you'll need for piston and crankshaft replacement, including a cam chain and an hour meter. Ease of ordering Wiseco Garage Buddy kits come with the listed parts boxed up in one box, and listed under one part number, which makes it nice to not have to worry about if you might’ve missed something when ordering. Simply find the single part number for your model, order, and you’re on your way to brand new performance. Quality Performance, backed by a Limited Warranty Ordering convenience doesn’t make a difference if the parts do not provide quality and reliability. Wiseco crankshafts are designed completely by in-house engineers, who determine all assembled dimensions, clearances, materials, and specifications. These specifications have been determined from R&D tests such as hand inspection, dyno, and failure analysis. Once Wiseco cranks have been manufactured to exact specifications they are batch inspected, and critical tolerances and dimensions are measured. Major inspections and tests include crank run-out and trueness, because they must operate within a strict tolerance to last long and perform well. Wiseco crankshafts and bearings are manufactured and tested according to strict tolerances and clearances, including run-out and trueness. Crankshaft designs are also tested for 4 hours at WOT. Bearings are another critical point of inspection. Wiseco has worked to build relationships with top-tier bearing suppliers to provide a long lasting, low-friction product. Debris in a bearing can lead to very fast wear, and Wiseco makes it a point to inspect batches of bearings for cleanliness and proper operation. As part of the design and engineering process, prototype crankshafts are hand inspected and dyno-tested at wide open throttle for 4 consecutive hours. This is a benchmark test, and new crankshaft designs must pass it before to be deemed worthy for manufacturing. Watch our crank R&D and inspection process. A Warranty on Engine Internals? Yes! Wiseco is committed to providing performance and reliability in all their products. This is why Garage Buddy kits come with a limited warranty. Rebuild your engine with a Garage Buddy kit, and your new Wiseco components are covered against manufacturer defects for 90 days from the date of purchase, or 10 hours logged on the hour meter, whichever comes first. Check out all the warranty details on the detail sheet in your new Garage Buddy kit. Open up your Garage Buddy kit and you'll find a detail sheet on the warranty on your new components. Forged Pistons The top end kits included in Garage Buddy kits feature a Wiseco forged piston, which are designed, forged, and machined completely in-house in the U.S.A. Four-stroke Garage Buddy kits come with a Wiseco standard forged piston, which offers stock compression and more reliability and longevity, thanks to the benefits of the forging process. Two-stroke Garage Buddy kits include a Wiseco Pro-Lite forged piston, which is the two-stroke piston that has been providing two-stroke riders quality and reliability for decades. Some applications, two and four-stroke, even feature ArmorGlide skirt coating, reducing friction and wear for the life of the piston. Forged aluminum has an undeniable advantage in strength over cast pistons, thanks to the high tensile strength qualities of aluminum with aligned grain flow. Read more about our forging process here, and get all the details on our coatings here. All Wiseco pistons are forged in-house from aluminum. Some pistons may also come with ArmorGlide skirt coating, and some 2-stroke pistons may already have exhaust bridge lubrication holes pre-drilled. All pistons are machined on state-of-the-art CNC machine equipment, then hand finished and inspected for quality. The forged pistons come complete with wrist pin, clips, and high-performance ring(s). Lastly, all gaskets and seals are made by OEM quality manufactures. Sealing components are not something to ever go cheap on, because no matter how high-quality your moving components are, if your engine is not sealing properly, it’s coming back apart. Need some tips on breaking in your fresh engine? Check this out. Gaskets and seals provided in Wiseco Garage Buddy kits are OEM quality, ensuring your freshly rebuilt engine is properly sealed.
  15. Kevin from Wiseco

    How to Relieve the Exhaust Bridge and Drill Lubrication Holes for your Two-Stroke

    We're strong believers in Mitutoyo as well.
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