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Cant find piston kits

Can i use 1975 ke125 pistons in a 1988 kr1 or where can i get a piston kit from

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  • tombones May 11, 2010

    Are you certain on the model number KR1? I don't find it anywhere.

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Where are you based , i might be able to help email me marcusloud@blueyonder.co.uk

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  • m22loud Sep 14, 2009

    kawazaki kr1 or model num kr250-b1 released1988 kr250-b2 released1989. kr1s or model number kr250-c1 released 1990 kr250-c2 released 1991 kr250-c3 released 1992.( kr1sp released 1992 (very rare) engine liquid cooled 2-stroke, crankcase reed valve, electronic exhaust valve. bore 56.0 stroke 50.6mm. servie limit 55.81mm piston dia 55.960-55.975mm. cylinder inside diameter 56.015-56.030mm service limit 56.09 , there are companys in the uk that can supply pistons kits, gasket sets , bore resurface and (tuning(stan stevens) there is also a web site dedecated to the kr1 and kr tamdem. some pistons will fit from other models , rg250, kx pre water cooled and many more try wiesco piston charts. anyone wanting info can contact me on above email.

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