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    Cylinder honing

    Whatsup guys, this will be my first top end rebuild. Ive got a cylinder (HA2) thats got some vertical marks. None of which can be felt by fingernail but some visible vertical marks. Some cross hatches are still visible in certain areas.
    My questions are, how do i tell if its nikisil plated, and if so what is the correct way of going about honing it before putting a new piston in it?

    If it not and its a steal sleeve, can i just run a ball hone through it?

    It also looked to me as if the exhaust side was getting a little more hung up than the intake side so ive got to get myself a good bore gauge and figure out if its out of round in which case i guess ill just bore it and either have it replated or sleeved ?

    Attached are some pics of what the cylinder looks like.

    Any of your input is appreciated thanks!
    Mike
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    You have what looks like a virgin 87 cylinder. The sleeve is steel & it can be bored, the next size up will be 66.25 or 66.5mm depending on measurements of the current bore. When you have it bored they'll hone it to. Be sure to take it to someone that knows 2-strokes & knows how to relieve the exhaust bridge & chamfer ports.
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    Nice OEM cylinder.

    Not Nikasil, Steel Sleeve

    Never run a Ball Hone

    Never just Hone a cylinder after it has any significant running time or >5 hours (It will just oversize the bore out of specifications).

    Exhaust & Intake Wear look normal

    You will find the cylinder to be out of round

    Go to the next piston size as stated; 66.25 or 66.50...should clean up at 66.25

    Carlos

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    Quote Originally Posted by acecarlos View Post
    Nice OEM cylinder.

    Not Nikasil, Steel Sleeve

    Never run a Ball Hone

    Never just Hone a cylinder after it has any significant running time or >5 hours (It will just oversize the bore out of specifications).

    Exhaust & Intake Wear look normal

    You will find the cylinder to be out of round

    Go to the next piston size as stated; 66.25 or 66.50...should clean up at 66.25

    Carlos

    thanks Carlos.
    I had it measured professionally being I don't have a dial bore gauge and it was in fact out of round. Clearance was .010 so it was definitely time. the piston in there was a 66.25 so its being bored and honed to 66.50 unfortunately.
    thanks for input
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    thanks man, its being bored to a 66.50 now it was out of round a bit so Pistons on order !

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzunno2 View Post
    thanks man, its being bored to a 66.50 now it was out of round a bit so Pistons on order !
    Yup...always the case when you have just about any significant run time.

    Quote Originally Posted by mzunno2 View Post
    thanks Carlos.
    I had it measured professionally being I don't have a dial bore gauge and it was in fact out of round. Clearance was .010 so it was definitely time. the piston in there was a 66.25 so its being bored and honed to 66.50 unfortunately.
    thanks for input
    No worries; at 66.50MM you have a lot of bores left...8 Bores with some .25MM sizes in between 66.50-69.50MM. Glad to see you had it done Correctly, "professionally"...:-)

    Carlos
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