CPSC Recall on Wiseco Cranks


19 replies to this topic
  • pete497

Posted March 06, 2009 - 05:38 AM

#1

FYI Wiseco Cranks

http://www.cpsc.gov/...ml09/09142.html

  • mandark

Posted March 06, 2009 - 05:44 AM

#2

Identification Number
(on engine part) Part Number
(on packaging) Part Type Dates Sold
WR10082 WPC139 YZ450F Crank Assembly 02/20/08 – 12/15/08
WR10081 WPC140 YZ250F Crank Assembly 03/03/08 – 12/15/08
WR10081 WPC141 WR250F Crank Assembly 03/01/07 – 12/15/08
WR10086 WPC144 KX250F/RMZ250 Crank Assembly 08/20/08 – 12/15/08
WR10082 WPC145 WR450F Crank Assembly 08/08/08 – 12/15/08
WR10081 WPR196 YZ/WR250F Connecting Rod 07/01/07 – 12/15/08
WR10082 WPR197 YZ/WR450F Connecting Rod 01/20/08 – 12/15/08

  • B_DRZ

Posted March 06, 2009 - 08:06 PM

#3

Made in China, what a surprise, I bet it contains lead too!!

  • NortonMoto

Posted March 06, 2009 - 08:26 PM

#4

This is why I don't buy Wiseco!

  • smrmx14

Posted March 06, 2009 - 08:34 PM

#5

But I don't like eating crankshafts

  • finthat

Posted March 07, 2009 - 01:44 PM

#6

This is why I don't buy Wiseco!


I almost ended up with one of these cranks off ebay. Thankfully the seller pulled the pin on the deal when the recal happened. Now running a hotrods crank and rod.

  • 642MX

Posted March 08, 2009 - 09:06 AM

#7

This is why I don't buy Wiseco!


Why? Wiseco screwed up and they're being pro-active. A company that backs their product should be commended, not flamed.

  • RCannon

Posted March 13, 2009 - 05:02 AM

#8

I know all companies hate this sort of thing, but would it even be possible to have an american made crank sell for the low price? I wish, but dont think its possible.

  • grayracer513

Posted March 13, 2009 - 07:02 AM

#9

I think there's an inherent problem in offering cranks for sale in the aftermarket. You would be competing with a Japanese manufacturer, who is already far more efficient than most US small volume companies, so making them in the US is probably not an option.

Rebuilding them would require gathering cores enough for a good startup, and present the problem of what to do about customer cores that aren't usable. That leaves you with offshore manufacture, and generally either means China or Latin America. Chinese quality is what it is.

I think that were I in charge of a reputable company whose stock in trade was the manufacture of high quality, precision engine components, I would not have decided to offer a line of Chinese parts to the public at the risk of tarnishing my reputation. Seems like a bad idea from my viewpoint.

Anyone know how/where Hot Rods cranks are sourced?

  • Rondog79

Posted March 16, 2009 - 09:03 AM

#10

I'm pretty sure that Hot Rods are made in China as well

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  • camman

Posted March 16, 2009 - 11:02 AM

#11

Hot Rods are made in Taiwan not China.

  • SUnruh

Posted March 17, 2009 - 04:37 AM

#12

http://www.cyclenews...ting-rod-recall

  • PAdaytonaman

Posted March 24, 2009 - 12:44 PM

#13

Trying to save a buck. Make this crap in America for god sake and don't cave to the pressure to outsource. Now who here on this board will have confidence in Wiseco parts? Not me

  • 642MX

Posted March 24, 2009 - 04:51 PM

#14

Trying to save a buck. Make this crap in America for god sake and don't cave to the pressure to outsource. Now who here on this board will have confidence in Wiseco parts? Not me


If they made them in the US the price would be higher than the OEM assemblies.... and if thats the case, why go thru the effort?

I'll keep buying their products. I've been riding for over 20 years and never had a problem with a Wiseco product.

  • bluebreadtruck

Posted March 24, 2009 - 07:42 PM

#15

At least they make there pistons here....

I still like using them, plus being a dealer helps out alot in the $$ aspect

  • PAdaytonaman

Posted March 25, 2009 - 05:27 PM

#16

If they made them in the US the price would be higher than the OEM assemblies.... and if thats the case, why go thru the effort?

I'll keep buying their products. I've been riding for over 20 years and never had a problem with a Wiseco product.


This is a first. You're happy that they are making cheap sh=t parts in China. I'm sorry, but look at the hod rod business. They are doing pretty good with many parts made in America. In fact, most production facilities now employ a new technology called "CNC". They don't cost more to run here than in China. Besides, whats the use of everyone getting great deals on cheap parts, when no one will have jobs left to earn money to buy them. We are in a recession we can't get out of because we are giving away our manufacturing base to China. We have just fallen behind China in terms of Manufacturing Capacity, Sad

  • grayracer513

Posted March 25, 2009 - 08:00 PM

#17

I was not aware that the hot rod industry had anyone making new OEM replacement Chevrolet cranks in the US. We are not talking about the manufacture of high performance parts, such as the Wiseco piston line, but the production of OEM replacement components below manufacturer's retail. This cannot be done in the US with major engine components on a level competitively with US automakers in most cases, let alone Japanese original equipment manufacturers. The reason is less that we as consumers want cheap stuff than it is that the voters in this country have chosen those who have promised to take from the producers and give them stuff, and the unions have taken over the companies that employ them to the extent they are no longer competitive against their foreign counterparts.

But we are not discussing the nation's counterproductive tax structure or the short sightedness of labor unions, we are talking about the fact that there is a recall on a particular product for reasons related to user safety, and the thread will be closed if it turns into a political/economic debate

  • gbalias

Posted March 26, 2009 - 05:09 PM

#18

Wheres Falicon get the MFGing done?

  • grayracer513

Posted March 26, 2009 - 07:08 PM

#19

You would need to ask Falicon, but their stroker cranks may be built from modified OEM components. Their house brand rods are probably done in the US. But you'll notice they don't exactly make an attempt to compete with the OEM replacement price point, either.

  • gbalias

Posted March 26, 2009 - 11:48 PM

#20

yea. exactly why i wondered their origin.

you get what you pay for, eh?





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