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Hello everyone. New member here

Postby Molly's 70 » 04:46 pm Jun 18 2017

Been riding a KDX since 1999. I currently own a 2003 KDX 220. (purchased new). I just do some casual riding. Sometimes the Mark Twain forest on the easy stuff. I'm old.

Glad to have found this place. :grin:
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Re: Hello everyone. New member here

Postby garycrafton » 07:57 pm Jun 18 2017

nice to meet you
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Re: Hello everyone. New member here

Postby Dekon » 08:40 am Jun 19 2017

Welcome to KDXrider. Is your 220 running a stock piston? There are many threads on here of the stock piston breaking off the skirt. Just want to make you aware of that issue before it happens to you.
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Re: Hello everyone. New member here

Postby Tyl3r » 11:15 am Jun 19 2017

Welcome to the board!

X2 on what Dekon said about the piston. It doesn't matter how hard or easy you ride the bike, its eventually going to happen.
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Re: Hello everyone. New member here

Postby sthutch » 03:44 pm Jun 19 2017

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Re: Hello everyone. New member here

Postby bufftester » 08:47 pm Jun 19 2017

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Re: Hello everyone. New member here

Postby Jason » 12:13 am Jun 20 2017

Welcome to the forums.
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Hello everyone. New member here

Postby Molly's 70 » 09:17 pm Jun 21 2017

Thanks everyone! Glad I found this place. I have heard about the piston issue, but never have addressed it. Which piston should I get?
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Re: Hello everyone. New member here

Postby 6 Riders » 08:30 am Jun 22 2017

Molly's 70 wrote:Thanks everyone! Glad I found this place. I have heard about the piston issue, but never have addressed it. Which piston should I get?

Any aftermarket piston, from a reliable manufacturer, purchased from a reliable reseller will do. Wiessco, pro X and something else are all revered. Just don't order unbranded junk off of ebay.

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Re: Hello everyone. New member here

Postby Dekon » 07:41 pm Jun 22 2017

6 Riders wrote:
Molly's 70 wrote:Thanks everyone! Glad I found this place. I have heard about the piston issue, but never have addressed it. Which piston should I get?

Any aftermarket piston, from a reliable manufacturer, purchased from a reliable reseller will do. Wiessco, pro X and something else are all revered. Just don't order unbranded junk off of ebay.

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I thought Pro-X are OEM rebranded, so you might to avoid those. Someone please correct me if I am wrong.

http://www.pro-x.com/genuine-pistons/
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Re: Hello everyone. New member here

Postby Jason » 04:37 pm Jun 23 2017

Do you think that Kawasaki makes the pistons??

ART maybe.

http://www.art-piston.co.jp/en
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Re: Hello everyone. New member here

Postby VTMTcowboy » 06:45 pm Jun 26 2017

Welcome to the site! It has already been a wealth of knowledge for me as a new KDX owner. Really awesome community of riders here.
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Hello everyone. New member here

Postby Molly's 70 » 08:03 pm Jun 26 2017

Thanks everyone, I really appreciate the welcome.

OK, I have a Wiseco piston & top end kit on the way. I already have it apart, and it looks good. Cylinder & stock piston look good. No damage, scratches, rust or pitting. I always used Amsoil in it. It could be the fact it has been inside most of it's life. I took it apart & greased everything I could when I first bought it. I guess I am giving my kdx a 14 year face lift.

My plan is to clean everything, including the new piston. Measure ring gap, piston & bore. I'll give the cylinder a scotch bright hone . Is red OK?

I already leaned something here!
I have read on this site about clocking the circlips in the piston. 6 or 12. I have never heard this before. How do you guys clock the circlips?

Thanks in advance, JB
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Re: Hello everyone. New member here

Postby Jason » 09:05 pm Jun 26 2017

6 or 12

they may compress and pop out otherwise
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