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    julian

    Original piston quality isue

    Post by julian on Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:33 am

    hi all,

    I went to Ah Cheng motor and he recommended that i should replace my piston without looking at it.
    According to him the original piston is not so good and it is better to replace it.
    My mileage is 20k. Is this true?

    cheers


    xafee

    Re: Original piston quality isue

    Post by xafee on Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:18 am

    when its 20KM yes your bike need to be overvoul. =.=

    my previous bike owner also recommended him. When my bike jammed, i sent my bike to his workshop even my block is already dismantled at Ampang =.=

    julian

    Re: Original piston quality isue

    Post by julian on Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:35 am

    xafee wrote:when its 20KM yes your bike need to be overvoul. =.=

    my previous bike owner also recommended him. When my bike jammed, i sent my bike to his workshop even my block is already dismantled at Ampang =.=

    but my bike not jammed. piston sounds good, no vibrations.

    xafee

    Re: Original piston quality isue

    Post by xafee on Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:58 pm

    If you think the sound is still good and no vibration maybe you dont need to change it..but if 20k i think that atleast you need to do top overhoul. then during overhaoul u can see your piston >.<

    BoyKL

    Re: Original piston quality isue

    Post by BoyKL on Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:42 pm

    julian wrote:hi all,

    I went to Ah Cheng motor and he recommended that i should replace my piston without looking at it.
    According to him the original piston is not so good and it is better to replace it.
    My mileage is 20k. Is this true?

    cheers


    He recommen without looking? Well i guess you got yourself a fipoff shop.

    turbonoshayabusa

    Re: Original piston quality isue

    Post by turbonoshayabusa on Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:31 pm

    julian wrote:hi all,

    I went to Ah Cheng motor and he recommended that i should replace my piston without looking at it.
    According to him the original piston is not so good and it is better to replace it.
    My mileage is 20k. Is this true?

    cheers


    Changing your pistons at 20k is VERY VERY VERY normal if you want to avoid disaster to your whole cylinder block. The problem with this is because of the piston pin that likes to give way. I rather change the piston and rings than to change the whole block. Some people that rides their bike hard changes the piston and rings at 10k. BTW, all my bikes are done by the old man. Your bike has no vibration yet? Try taking out the magneto and try shaking the end of your crank. At 20,000k, it ought to be shaking. My word of advice? Change it if you can, it's not worth forking out RM1700+ for a new block.

    asrolsani

    Re: Original piston quality isue

    Post by asrolsani on Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:51 pm

    i replace piston at 13,000km... the piston already deteriorated...depend on your riding style
    so, definately do top overhaul if 20,000km...

    fakhri kips150A

    Re: Original piston quality isue

    Post by fakhri kips150A on Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:40 pm

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    juliansiva

    Re: Original piston quality isue

    Post by juliansiva on Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:02 pm

    thanks all. done oredi. plus fork oil change. RM390 poorer by satisfied.
    bike seems to feel better after top over haul.

    wirdy

    Re: Original piston quality isue

    Post by wirdy on Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:31 am

    juliansiva wrote:thanks all. done oredi. plus fork oil change. RM390 poorer by satisfied.
    bike seems to feel better after top over haul.

    Any chance you could walk-through a fork oil change for me?
    My fork action seems a bit soft, so was going to put some heavier oil in before I look at harder springs. I'm 80 kg, so wouldn't think I'm needing harder springs.

    juliansiva

    Re: Original piston quality isue

    Post by juliansiva on Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:14 pm

    wirdy wrote:
    juliansiva wrote:thanks all. done oredi. plus fork oil change. RM390 poorer by satisfied.
    bike seems to feel better after top over haul.

    Any chance you could walk-through a fork oil change for me?
    My fork action seems a bit soft, so was going to put some heavier oil in before I look at harder springs. I'm 80 kg, so wouldn't think I'm needing harder springs.

    heavier oil did the trick. just a 20 minute job. unscrew the nuts at the end of the fork, drain the oil, screw back and unscrew then nuts at the top of the handle & ah cheng measured the oil to distribute equally to both sides. that guy so old but still terror. test ride my bike, did hard braking and the back tyre lifted up affraid I never could do that.


    turbonoshayabusa

    Re: Original piston quality isue

    Post by turbonoshayabusa on Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:49 pm

    Spacers will harden things up at the front end... 10mm-15mm of spacers is usually the norm and a 20 or 30 grade fork oil is normally used. I liked mine with 15mm spacers and a 20 grade fork oil...Smile

    turbonoshayabusa

    Re: Original piston quality isue

    Post by turbonoshayabusa on Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:53 pm

    juliansiva wrote:that guy so old but still terror. test ride my bike, did hard braking and the back tyre lifted up

    Fuckin show off.... Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

    Matthew

    Re: Original piston quality isue

    Post by Matthew on Fri May 11, 2012 10:50 pm

    1st piston change at 20k..and next mileage??

    pannipau

    Re: Original piston quality isue

    Post by pannipau on Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:06 am

    Hi Gents,

    Good day to all!

    Was wondering where is this Ah Cheng guy actually located as my bike has reached 25k and I'm yet to do any major maintenance. Also, is Ah Cheng by far any better than Kawasaki Glenmarie?

    Appreciate your kind advices much! Thank you!

    Cheers,
    Vig

    Maverick

    Re: Original piston quality isue

    Post by Maverick on Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:45 pm

    turbonoshayabusa wrote:Spacers will harden things up at the front end... 10mm-15mm of spacers is usually the norm and a 20 or 30 grade fork oil is normally used. I liked mine with 15mm spacers and a 20 grade fork oil...Smile
    Spacers? where actually to put that? mind to clarify??

    turbonoshayabusa

    Re: Original piston quality isue

    Post by turbonoshayabusa on Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:35 am

    The spacers are added to the top of the fork springs...

    Maverick

    Re: Original piston quality isue

    Post by Maverick on Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:28 am

    turbonoshayabusa wrote:The spacers are added to the top of the fork springs...
    Ic.. to harden the spring load is it??

    turbonoshayabusa

    Re: Original piston quality isue

    Post by turbonoshayabusa on Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:11 pm

    Yup... Smile

    2strokeboy

    Re: Original piston quality isue

    Post by 2strokeboy on Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:44 am

    Who can hook me up with a new piston for a kr 150 serpico?

    antuquboq

    Re: Original piston quality isue

    Post by antuquboq on Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:31 pm

    waaaaa... all ur comments make me damn scared la.. fyi i just buy used zx year 2005.. mileage already near 49k & previous owner never change piston set.. lately i feel uneasy with the throttle vibration.. seem i must change piston asap la mcm ni... hoppefully the block can still use again.. Crying or Very sad

    alep

    Re: Original piston quality isue

    Post by alep on Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:38 pm

    i heard there is oversize piston available in the market, brand TKRJ for our krr zx150, so i think it's the best choice we got, lucky for those riding krz,zsr,kr,serpico,scorpio.. there are tons of oversize pistons in the market, quality distinguishes your choice

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