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    To Sleeve or not to sleeve?

    Can someone with experience rebuilding 1200PV motors advice whether resleeving is a good idea or not?

    I have a cylinder with broken skirts and a new WSM sleeve ready to install. I'm getting conflicting information but I'm not sure who I can trust because they want my business. One guy tells me to purchase a re-nik'd cylinder from them vs resleeving. And the machine shop told me that resleeving is a good option even with broken skirts. Since I already have a sleeve, resleeving is cheaper. However, the guy that wants to sell the cylinder is telling me that a resleeve can blowup in a week. I find that hard to believe and I'm looking for some unbiased advice from the fine folks of the GH.


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    Anyone?

    Has anyone re-sleeved a cylinder with broken skirts?

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    Don't do it, the cylinders are nikasil plated for a reason, the metal is stronger and silica in the metal reduces friction and heat. A sleeved cylinder will run hotter.

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    Also, when you sleeve, the sleeve takes up area in the transfer ports, ultimately changing the performance of the cly. ( for the worse).

    IMO NOT a good idea.

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    all good points, plus without the skirts the cylinder is junk

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    Thanks for the honest feedback. That's exactly what I was looking for.

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