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    How to test "nikasil" coating?

    1999 xl1200 w/100 hrs.

    Just wondering if there is a way of determining the condition of this "nikasil" coating on the cylinder walls. I just replaced one of the cylinders but it was used. Is there a way to determine the condition of this coating or if it is even a "nikasil" lined cylinder now?

    These dammed ski's always seem to make me think more than I want to when trying to work on em....



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    Quote Originally Posted by mrtinker View Post
    1999 xl1200 w/100 hrs.

    Just wondering if there is a way of determining the condition of this "nikasil" coating on the cylinder walls. I just replaced one of the cylinders but it was used. Is there a way to determine the condition of this coating or if it is even a "nikasil" lined cylinder now?

    These dammed ski's always seem to make me think more than I want to when trying to work on em....

    Make sure there is no scratches in it or deep groves. You should also be able to see the cross hatch hone mark in the cylinder if you can the cylinder is fine.

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