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    cylinder hone

    I'm going to hone ( just take off the glaze ) on my sl650, what grit should I use? Piston clearance is to be .004-.006, not to exceed .008. Right now I'm at .005 so I don't want take too much. Thanks


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    are you check with bore gauge or the feeler gauge's?
    I would use ball hone myself BUT if hone is all you have just knock shine off bore,you'll end up maybe 1/2thosands
    and after wash the hell out off it, when you get no more color on white cloth or paper ,lube so it will not rust

    good luck cd

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    is it a nikasil cylinder or not??? ball hones can chip nik cylinders when the balls hit the edges of the ports..... i use a 3 blade hone on my nik cylinders, lube the crap outta it and run it up and down a few times.

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    I have a hone with stones 2" long and 3/4th' wide, medium 220 grit. Will these be OK? or they need to be longer. Thanks, Jerry

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    Good warning! however these are not Nikasil! and the 2" vesion should be fine! thats what I use the hard part is not to over run it and push the hone out the bottom!Z

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    What kind of solvent do I use to hone the cylinder? I was told by another source to put the cylinder in a pail and put the same premix gas and oil you use in the motor in the pail about 1/2 way up the cylinder and run the hone in this mixture. Is this a good way? thanks, Jerry

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    i personally would be nervous with only a 2" long stone, i use 3.5" long ones so it doesnt chance catching a port if you go to deep, you can use 2" but need to be very carefull at the top and bottom not to got to far and have the stone catch a port. as for lube i keep a steady spray of WD-40 on it while i hone. i just have my wife spray the crap outta it while i run the spindle up and down.

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    I also use the balls, better control for me........

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    I've tried both on a few different 2 strokes. The balls are much easier to work with and take off alot less material.
    Also, they sell special honing fluid. You should be able to get it wherever you got the hone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ph2ocraft
    I also use the balls, better control for me........
    I guess I should invest in some Balls!

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