piston kits - who to go with

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piston kits - who to go with?

I'm looking at doing a top end on a 98 KTM 250EXC and was looking for some feedback on piston kits. Currently I'm favoring Vertex over the Weisco. I ride mostly trails and not alot of WOT stuff. I believe that the Vertex may be better suited for me. I have also read that Vertex is the OEM manufacturer of pistons for my bike.

Any feedback would be appreciated
 
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I rebuilt my 99 300 EXC this fall with the Weisco kit. Went together great and runs like brand new. Can't help you with comparisons but it worked fine for me
 

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Are you sure you need a piston? The stocker is usually good for 2 or 3 sets of rings. For that reason I'd stick with the stocker if you decide you still need a piston.

JMO.
 
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TexKDX,

That is true. And the piston does look good. The reason I decided to go new is because this is the original piston (1998) and new rings are $40 each (need 2) for another 20 I can get a kit.

Vince