Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Check out the success of Wiseco and K1 in the 360 AMC motor!

Take a look at what one of our customers found when he used both Wiseco and K1 products in his 360ci AMC motor! There's some great pics too!


6-Spring Forged Clutch Basket for the 2009 CRF450R- Available only through Wiseco!

Now available from Wiseco is our forged clutch basket for the 2009 Honda CRF450! This basket is forged from light weight, high strength, certified, aerospace grade aluminum alloy. Since it is precision forged by Wiseco, it has greater strength due to “feature aligned grain flow”. When compared to castings or products machined from billet, our forged clutch products are lighter and higher strength. The clutch basket for the 2009 CRF450 comes complete with a gear retainer plate, rubber cushions, new fasteners, and hex sockets. Wiseco’s forged clutch basket retails for $259.75.

Monday, July 27, 2009

2-Stroke Pistons Keep Coming Out at Wiseco! Now- the KTM 144SX/ 150SX with ArmorGlide™ Skirt Coating

Wiseco’s full line of 2-stroke motorcycle pistons now includes the new KTM 144SX and 150SX model. What’s so different about this model you ask? This piston is not only electra coated to give you superior wear resistance in the pin bore and ring grooves, but it also comes with our ArmorGlide™ skirt coating. Wiseco’s ArmorGlide™ skirt coating is a result of testing, development, and benchmarking through our rigorous in-house dyno program. The outcome is the ultimate in skirt coating toughness, lubrication, and bond technology working together to minimize friction, maximize horsepower, and provide improved wear resistance. Matched with its dedicated forging and dome design, this piston is light weight and gives you improved flame travel to maximize air/ fuel burn efficiency. Wiseco’s KTM 144SX 2007-08 and 150SX 2009 (869M05600) retails at $137.87. Each piston comes complete with the rings, pin, and circlips.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Wiseco’s roots are in marine pistons. The newest addition to our forged marine piston line is for the Evinrude 40HP, 50HP, 60HP, 75HP, and 90HP engines. Made from dedicated forgings, these pistons have superior strength to withstand the harsh marine environment. We’ve made this piston light weight to give you improved throttle response and less vibration. Electra coating decreases pin and ring scuffing for longer life and added performance. Wiseco’s pistons for the 40HP, 50HP, 60HP, 75HP and 90HP Evinrude E-Tec engine are available in standard bore and 3 oversizes to fit your needs. These pistons retail at $100.00-- 3211PS, 3211P2, 3211P3, 3211P4.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wiseco On Video and Radio- Check us out!

Most of the things you hear about Wiseco products come from our website or a new product feature in a magazine. Where do you get to hear about all our products at once? Periodically throughout the year, our sales team gets opportunities to talk about our products on video or radio shows. The links below are from the Tuesday, May 12 Pit Pass Radio show and a video from the International Dealer Expo in February. Check out the links and let us know what you think!

Tuesday, May 12 Pit Pass Radio

Dealer Expo Video- February 2009
Featuring our Off-Road/ ATV Market Segment Manager Chris Bollinger

Racing with Wiseco at Ohio International Raceway!

Wiseco is right in the back yard of Ohio International Raceway in Ravenna, Ohio. Check out some of the racing from the most recent Pro Day on July 12! Racer X featured the results online. Click on the links below for the feature from Racer X and check out Ohio International Raceway's site.

Racer X

Ohio International Raceway Website

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Exactly what you've been waiting for! 360 and 401 AMC Pistons.

Wiseco Performance Products and K1 Technologies have teamed up to release a new Sportsman series type piston and rod combination for the 360 and 401 AMC engine. Wiseco and K1 have designed pistons and rods that are well suited for anything from rock crawling to race to restoration.

Wiseco has added this exciting new lineup to the Pro Tru series of Sportsman type pistons, maintaining a pocket friendly price with high end durability and design. Using input from today’s leading AMC engine builders, Wiseco has released both a flat top and reverse dome piston for both the 360 and 401 engines in popular oversizes. With thicker decks and optimized ring lands, these pistons will easily handle a 250 HP nitrous system with proper tuning. These pistons kits come complete with Hastings plasma-moly rings and anti-friction skirt coatings, as well as HD pins and clips. Symmetrical valve pockets can accommodate today’s larger valve sizes and specialized cams. With dish and flat top offerings available, enthusiasts can tweak compression rations from 9.5:1 up to 13.5:1 with selected components.

AMC engines have always been potent performers. With today’s cylinder head and camshaft offerings, it has become obvious there is a need for stronger bottom end components. K1 Technologies has taken a long look at the AM OE rods and worked together with AMC racers to design a dedicated rod that corrects OE geometry issues, while dramatically improving the bottom end strength of today’s AMC engine builds. Using 4340 H-beam forgings paired with K1’s own proprietary asymmetrical thread design, ARP 2000 bolts, K1 has designed an extremely durable and lightweight rod able to handle horsepower levels these engines are capable of today.

Wiseco’s AMC piston kits come complete with rings, pins, and circlips needed for your engine. The kits retail at $767.85. K1 Technologies connecting rod kits retail at $538.63.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Power and Performance for your 2009 Kawasaki KX450F-- Only from Wiseco!

With race season in full swing, Wiseco has brought out its high compression complete top end rebuild kit for the 2009 Kawasaki KX450F. The piston comes packed full of features you expect from Wiseco. The piston is built on a dedicated forging, made right here in our Ohio plant to give you maximum torque and throttle response. Our ArmorGlide™ skirt coating gives improved scuff resistance, reduced friction, and provides quieter operation. Match our high compression piston with our unique 6-spring forged extreme clutch kit and your bike will be ready to race! The 6-spring design improves clutch grip and better distributes the spring load. Wiseco’s extreme clutch kit comes complete with a forged clutch basket, inner hub, and pressure plate, friction plates, steel drive plates, and clutch springs. Wiseco’s ‘One Name. One Solution.®’ is now available to you with the 2009 Kawasaki KX450F. Check out everything we offer for your KX450F on our website at http://www.wiseco.com/. Our complete top end rebuild kit retails for $275.93 (PK1840), while our extreme clutch kit retails at $837.55 (ECK011).

Monday, July 20, 2009

Get your Quick 16 On!

Designed with input from today’s leading engine builders and Pro Stock technology, Wiseco introduces its Quick 16 pistons for drag racing applications. These pistons meet the demands of today’s big valve, big cubic inch Sportsman series engines. Loaded with features, the piston includes anti-detonation grooves, 15° ‘Pro Stock’ pressure seal grooves, ArmorGlide™ skirt coating, reinforced decks, and profiled domes for Nitrous use.

Wiseco built these pistons on a ‘new generations’ dedicated forging designed to perform and last round after round- from weekly brackets to Super 16 shootouts. And since Wiseco produces all their forgings in-house, these pistons are light weight with extreme durability. The dome configuration is designed to maintain proper flame travel and desired compression rations needed for today’s extreme horsepower engines and exotic fuels. It’s designed to fit conventional heads from today’s leading manufacturers. Our new Quick 16 pistons have all the features expected for modern day race engines. These pistons are available in compression heights and ring packages for today’s most popular combinations and power adders. Check out more information at www.Wiseco.com or give our sales team at call at 800-321-1364. Our Quick 16 series pistons retail for $1,050.50 per kit.

Ready To Go! GM 2.0 LSJ/ LFN Piston Kits

Highly boosted, direct injection engines, such as GM’s LNF 2.0, require strict adherence to the original dome and bowl design to maintain proper combustion characteristics. Wiseco’s new K635 series piston is the only forged piston utilizing special form tooling for the correct shape dome and bowl design. Coupled with our brush dome deburring, Nitride steel XX rings, ArmorGlide® skirt coating, and extra stout 5mm wall thickness pins, this is the only forged piston with the technology needed to properly compliment D.I. Find out more about this piston and our complete sport compact line at Wiseco.com or call our sales team at 800-321-1364. Wiseco’s GM 2.0 LSJ/ LFN piston kits (K635M86/ K635M865/ K635M88) retail at $721.56 and include rings, clips, and pins for your rebuild.

Friday, July 17, 2009

10.5:1 High Compression for the Honda XR650C and 650L Now Available!

Wiseco has brought back the Honda XR650C and 650L with a 10.5:1 compression ratio. These pistons are skirt coated with our ArmorGlide™ skirt coating giving your motorcycle reduced friction, quieter operation, and improved scuff resistance. This high compression piston gives you maximum torque and throttle response to compliment our dedicated forging, giving you a light weight, superior strength, and optimal designed piston. Wiseco includes dedicated rings to these piston kits, optimized for the application, to provide better oil control and give you high performance. The piston kit also includes pin and circlips. Wiseco’s Honda XR650C 1993-99 and 650L 1996-08 piston retails from $201.51 and comes in 3 different bore sizes. Check us out online at http://www.wiseco.com/ to find the latest information on new Wiseco products!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Wiseco Yamaha R6 Project Bike

The latest Wiseco project bike to get some ink was our 2007 Yamaha R6 project bike. We built the bike for the 2008 Dealer Expo in Indianapolis and contacted 2Wheel Tuner to show everyone the bike. From day-to-day street riding to a track-day bike, the Wiseco R6 has it all. Read the full article below.

WISECO’S Big-Bore R6-- Torque Ain't Cheap
Story by Arlo Redwine // Photos courtesy of Wiseco

Wiseco makes a large selection of piston kits for sportbikes. To trumpet this fact, in 2007 the company had a Yamaha YFZ-R6 customized using one of its overbore piston kits and a host of other trick parts (see spec box). The following February, Wiseco displayed the bike at its booth at the Dealer Expo trade show, where motorcycle dealers got the message loud and clear. Mission accomplished, right? Not quite. Because regular folks weren’t allowed to attend the show, nobody else knew about the bike. So Wiseco contacted 2Wheel Tuner, and we were thrilled to oblige in letting you in on this badass big-bore R6. Why did Wiseco choose the 2007 R6 instead of one of the literbikes, for which it also makes kits? “We wanted to be different,” Wiseco’s Sean McLaughlin explains, noting that 1,000cc bikes already dominate the magazines. We built it as an everyday bike that can be ridden back and forth from work, but that can also — with little modification — be a fairly capable track-day weapon.”

Wiseco went balls out with the engine. Millennium Technologies bored out and replated the cylinders. The piston kit expands the bore from 67mm to 69mm, bringing the displacement to 636cc. KWS Motorsports and Wiseco developed a blueprint of the race engine, and the former ported and polished the cylinder head, performed a five-angle valve job, and changed out the
connecting rods, head gasket, bearings, etc. It adapted the OEM camshaft to the new setup by installing APE billet adjustable cam sprockets. According to Wiseco, the result is 128 rear-wheel
horsepower on race fuel, and 121 rwhp on premium pump gas. Just as important is the added torque brought about by the addition of sixth-tenths of a compression point. “The bike really comes alive around 11,500,” Wiseco’s Jeff Clarkin says. “You feel more torque down low through the rev range, but when you start getting that engine closer to its peak revs, the power doesn’t
fall off like the stock bike would. So you can really tell the torque difference in the seat of your pants.”

Wiseco had a local race shop place the bike in a GMD Computrack machine, which determines the bike’s optimal geometry. The shop optimized the rake, trail and suspension for superfast turn-ins. What does Wiseco plan to do with the bike now? Actually the company sold it last year. But luckily a Wiseco employee is the new owner, so the bike’s still in the family. Says Clarkin, “We got about 1,500 street miles on it now by just riding it around, enjoying it, having fun. It’s a great bike.”