I did break in just like you plan and all is well with my KLX. By the book a guy can't go wrong imo.
Ditto.I do two complete heat cycles and then ride it in a higher gear and under load to help seat the rings. Haven't had a failure yet.
If what you are seeing on the piston is on the exhaust side, this is normal, and not blow by.I hope y'all don't think I was questioning your methods...that is why I ask here. There are many helpful posters. I just heard about the "hard" break in recently, and was intrigued. I think I'll stick with tried-and-true. Never lost a piston or a ring yet, but I do get more blow-by on the piston than I care to see.
If you support the crank that is fine, but if the pin is really tight you need to use a wrist pin removal tool. Motion Pro sells the tool and you can get them through a dealer or even off of Ebay, they aren't very expensive. Normally I can get the pin out with out too much fuss, although the Wiseco pins tend to get tighter than the stock pins for some reason.Thanks, Griff. I'll duoble-check it when I get home. That would ease my mind. Of course, since it's already apart, I'm gonna replace it with a new piston anyway.
Speaking of which...what is the best way to remove the wristpin? I've always tapped it out with a hammer and punch, but in hindsight, probably not the smartest thing to do, sending lateral shock to the crank.
+1 This is basically how the removal tool works.^You can also remove a stuck wrist pin with a bolt, some washers, and a socket.
tell me how you guys do this...sounds interesting^You can also remove a stuck wrist pin with a bolt, some washers, and a socket.