caffeine said:saw these and looks like a good deal....school me
fouraceswes said:McElroy is right. I have used Hepolites and the Cycle caft pistons for the last couple years too and they are roughly comparable. I think the hepolites are better quality and will probably last longer, but the Cycle craft ones are good stuff.
Alot of the reputation of the Tai and Japanese stuff comes from the mid-seventies when the quality was not so good. I think it took them some years to get dialed in. Until the seventies there were a lot of American manufacturers who made Triumph pistons. Lots of old guys around here will not use the Tai or japanese stuff because of their experience with them 30 odd years back. One guy I know insists the Tai pistons heat up faster and will seize unless you give an extra thou of clearance in your bore.
classicbike said:but the Cycle craft ones are good stuff.
hepolite rings & cycle craft pistons seemed best combo to me
what have you heard about the new super cheap emgo pistons ?
maybe ill bring a bike to the smokeout....but, its really kinda pointless for me as im SO busy at the smokeout, i think this year i walked around ONCE. Id never get a chance to ride there.Mike V said:Hey Rob....
Is this a secret project? You usually document the hell out of your projects. Looking forward to seeing it. I have a 71 Trump that I am kinda close to being done with. Are you going to bring it to the Smokeout?
How fucking stupid is this? This kind of backwater, ******* shit is totally fucking retarded. Why not just buy American products if you think it helps our economy and be done with it?VA Rebel said:Too many ****** that would love to piss on our graves. Rant over.
thanks, i wasnt going to say anything and here goes the can of worms but around here american work ethic sucks, i have no problem buying foreign. hell its a triumph!!! jesus. haha.Tha Nutz said:How fucking stupid is this? This kind of backwater, ******* shit is totally fucking retarded. Why not just buy American products if you think it helps our economy and be done with it?
And yes rob, both sets of the pistons are been fine in my opinion, I have always just bought whatever is more easily available when I need to order and been fine whichever kind of piston I bought. That being said, I have only logged maybe 8,000 miles total on my triumphs over the years, one has the japanese and one has the hepolite pistons, no difference between the two that I can see.