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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:26 am 
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Thanks for that.

My thinking was that a standard Harley Engine would use cast pistons but the Buell is not really standard. My inexperience made me question whether forged pistons were part of that upgrade.

No intention of doing any racing but I do enjoy the Buell's performance.

I will go with cast as my poor riding skills will give the engine time to cool.

Thanks again.

PS: you do realise that children need to eat every single day? And I've got two of them!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:40 am 
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Bublnsqueak wrote:

PS: you do realise that children need to eat every single day? And I've got two of them!


My best buddy has 3 & I've watched his son, now a young man, eat a loaf of bread as toast with a jar of honey for a snack heh heh.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:12 am 
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Bublnsqueak wrote:
Thanks for that.

My thinking was that a standard Harley Engine would use cast pistons but the Buell is not really standard. My inexperience made me question whether forged pistons were part of that upgrade.

No intention of doing any racing but I do enjoy the Buell's performance.

I will go with cast as my poor riding skills will give the engine time to cool.

Thanks again.

PS: you do realise that children need to eat every single day? And I've got two of them!

Well, I for one, quite seriously hope that given the choice of feeding the kids or buying pistons, the kids come first every time.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:40 am 
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Well, I for one, quite seriously hope that given the choice of feeding the kids or buying pistons, the kids come first every time.


Not if they're 25 :)

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:54 am 
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Bonzo wrote:
03 wrote:
Well, I for one, quite seriously hope that given the choice of feeding the kids or buying pistons, the kids come first every time.


Not if they're 25 :)

That's where I'm going wrong then :?:

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:04 am 
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03 wrote:
Bonzo wrote:
03 wrote:
Well, I for one, quite seriously hope that given the choice of feeding the kids or buying pistons, the kids come first every time.


Not if they're 25 :)

That's where I'm going wrong then :?:


Me as well :!: lOl

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:09 am 
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Bonzo wrote:
03 wrote:
Bonzo wrote:
03 wrote:
Well, I for one, quite seriously hope that given the choice of feeding the kids or buying pistons, the kids come first every time.


Not if they're 25 :)

That's where I'm going wrong then :?:


Me as well :!: lOl

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:20 am 
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We make life too easy for them. (apologies for the thread hijack Mr Squeak)

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:23 am 
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Bonzo wrote:
apologies for the thread hijack Mr Squeak)


Just realised we're in the tech section as well :shock:

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:46 am 
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https://au.toluna.com/thumbs/8010118/Wo ... ead-police

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:15 pm 
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Why not just buy standard pistons?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:49 pm 
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:yt: :yup:

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:33 am 
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pash wrote:
Why not just buy standard pistons?

What a novel idea. Though he is going to need +0.010" oversize I should think if he's melted the piston skirt.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:52 pm 
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03 wrote:
pash wrote:
Why not just buy standard pistons?

What a novel idea. Though he is going to need +0.010" oversize I should think if he's melted the piston skirt.

Good point and there’s are no oversize XB pistons IIRC. Which then comes back to the options:

Secondhand top end
Hurricane pistons plus rebore
Hammer pistons plus rebore
Wiseco pistons plus rebore
NRHS 1250 kit
Hammer 1250 kit

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:43 pm 
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Also,
If his original bores were worn, the pistons would've suffered from "slap" which would also melt them & may look the same as petrol wash.
Hope I used the inverted comma's ok Bonzo.

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