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Cycle Craft Pistons..... #86726
12/30/05 11:44 pm
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I've had 2 bikes with Cycle Craft (CC)pistons over the years. One was a 58 pre-unit I pick'd up from a friend, and the set lasted 10K miles. Problem was that I bought the bike with 9.9K!!! and re-built it. The other was a T140 I bought with 0 miles on the rebuild. When we started up the bike it smoked so bad I thought the fire dept would show up. Long story short on that one was, the rings were very very poor quality.
Anyway, I have two sets of CC on the shelf with matching cylinders that I would like use. I would of course replace the rings with Hepo's, but my main question is:

What do you all think of the pistons? Would you use them? Anyone had good luck?
Thanks in Advance
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Re: Cycle Craft Pistons..... #86727
12/31/05 1:11 am
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Didn"t you just answer your own question.


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Re: Cycle Craft Pistons..... #86728
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Perhaps, But I like more than 1 data point...
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Re: Cycle Craft Pistons..... #86729
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Just from my own reading, cycle craft pistons used with quality rings is a viable setup. I would try them.

Re: Cycle Craft Pistons..... #86730
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CC pistons are not too bad, and maybe better than the latest from Hepo. since the changes with Federal Mogul taking over. They generally weren't supplied with rings and the buyer was responsible for choosing those. 'Riken' rings, made in Japan I believe, are not bad, but seem to be harder and take more break-in. The Hepo rings were fine, but I've gotten some that had .026 to .030 end gap from the factory. You just have to delay the project and send them back as unacceptable. I don't like the CC circlips; too weak with little tension.

Re: Cycle Craft Pistons..... #86731
12/31/05 2:22 pm
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Tom is right on the mark I use cc in my 500 racer and never had a problem with the piston.don't use the clips and I use deves rings.One set I got looked out of the same mold as a hepo because the marks had been milled off inside the skirt.Anyway the pistons are great.happy new year beerchug


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Re: Cycle Craft Pistons..... #86732
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I've used them on a couple of rebuilds with no problems. Just remember that it is important that the bore job and clearance has to be right on to get good service and life.

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