Thread: Wsm pitons any good?
06-04-2009, 08:56 PM #1
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Wsm pitons any good?
IM rebuilding a 1998 xl 1200 for my nephew,its all stock and he wants to go as cheap as possible but dont really want to give up reliability,,i found a complete WSM top end kit for $299.00 anybody ever used these? and are they reliable? thanks jeff
06-04-2009, 10:01 PM #2
I would go prox or oem over wsm i have seen too many cracks around the pin boss & skirts to ever use them again.
The price of a prox kit with top end gasket kit is not that much more for the sake of reliability check these guys out good discounts.
06-04-2009, 10:23 PM #3
06-04-2009, 10:59 PM #4
06-05-2009, 07:06 AM #5
06-05-2009, 09:05 AM #6
Thanks for the heads up guys on cape fear motorsports, i was going to place a order on monday.
If you guys waited that long how long would they would make a Aussie wait6-12 months.
jeff007 sorry for the bad lead but you get my point for a little more $$ go prox or oem.
06-05-2009, 12:25 PM #7
They WILL NOT answer the phone. I left them a message stating that they better not charge my credit card, and to cancel my order. I've heard nothing back, and haven't seen any charges come through. I'm betting they've closed up shop.
As for WSM pistons...The "Platinum" ones are much better than the regular style. The piston is heat treated, has a hard anodized dome for more strength, and given an anti friction coating. Those are the ones that gave WSM a bad rep. I've known quite a few guys who have used the platinums in triple pipe skis with success. I refuse to pay $130+ for a piston...
06-05-2009, 01:41 PM #8
06-05-2009, 02:47 PM #9
You definitely don't hear much about cheaper pistons around here, since most refuse to touch them, due to things they've "heard", so it's hard to get a general consensus about what they are like. I have talked to some very reputable ski/snowmobile mechanics that use WSMs in just about everything, and never have issues. I don't know what to make of the conflicting info.
06-05-2009, 02:55 PM #10
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- Lake Worth, FL
WSM is what the factory uses. i have them in my 760 over a year now, changed rings before summer and the pistons looked great.
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