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oversized Piston Inquery

I just would like to know if anyone might me interested in oversized pistons before i get custom ones made. lemme know if you want into my group buy.
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so i will wait 5 months if anyone needs to save up for them. they should cost the same as the JE pistons but they will be for a bigger bore. later next month i will send out the jug to see what the biggest piston i can use is.

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I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong but I think that the Versys cylinders have a hard chrome plating applied directly on the aluminum cylinder walls. To bore those cylinders for larger pistons you would have to be able to rechrome the cylinders which might be tricky.
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Also very little material between the cylinders...maybe a stroker is a better option. Good luck, but my question is why?

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Also very little material between the cylinders...maybe a stroker is a better option. Good luck, but my question is why?
well the coating is no biggie there is a place in AZ that does it. and the fact is i want to see what the max possiblities are for this motor. it seems to be very very restricted from the factory. the shop that i send the cylinders to will tell me my options for pistons or a stroker. plus even if i put the money into it i will make it back in 2.5 years on the cheaper insurance alone. plus it will be one of a kind until i do it for someone else.
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"We do not use high compression pistons. JE pistons weigh more than stock. Heavier parts move slower. We run stock pistons, with a milled head and cylinder. Depending on the track, we use different combos of Versys and 650R cams. (A cheap route, is to install a Versys intake cam in your 650R, and put the 650R intake cam in the exhaust.) We have billet cams ready to grind, but until we start getting some requests, they will stay in the unground form. Proper porting & compression nets the biggest gains.
Stock rods stretch a lot faster. Not a big problem, until you start getting over 75 hp. My engine builder is currently building some flat track engines. One is a 700cc, the other 750 using stock bore/rod length, with stroked crank and custom built pistons, with pin location moved. Those should be in the 90+ hp range."

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"We do not use high compression pistons. JE pistons weigh more than stock. Heavier parts move slower. We run stock pistons, with a milled head and cylinder. Depending on the track, we use different combos of Versys and 650R cams. (A cheap route, is to install a Versys intake cam in your 650R, and put the 650R intake cam in the exhaust.) We have billet cams ready to grind, but until we start getting some requests, they will stay in the unground form. Proper porting & compression nets the biggest gains.
Stock rods stretch a lot faster. Not a big problem, until you start getting over 75 hp. My engine builder is currently building some flat track engines. One is a 700cc, the other 750 using stock bore/rod length, with stroked crank and custom built pistons, with pin location moved. Those should be in the 90+ hp range."

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whats up brp?

anyways i am paying my bike and my car off by christmas. so i need to get all my measurements and research done by then. I would like an ignition control module so i can change my timing and adj cam gears.
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