High Compression Problems
I'm in the middle of a rebuild (among other things
) on my 1990 XT600E right now, I'm at the point now where I need to order a piston. I'm going from stock to 96mm.
I tried posting on ADV Rider and just got a slew of redundant posts with no real experience backing, I suppose they were all just taking a break from installing their RAM mounted Garmin Zumo on their R12GS, and a 12v outlet in their Jesse Luggage to keep their coffee warm.
Anyway, my question is how does the XT handle a 11.5:1 compression Wiseco piston? How much a power gain can I expect?
Are there any problems with the extra heat? Timing issues? Starter trouble? Head gasket problems? Crank? Pin? Rings melting themselves to the piston?
I use the bike for everything from long distance (couple thousand miles) touring to tight singletrack trail riding to laying through twisties like a supermoto wannabe in North Carolina, and sometimes all of the above.