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    is there any pros or cons in re-nickling a cylinder? Is buying a used cylinder with about 50 hours in good condition better than re-nickling a cylinder


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    Quote Originally Posted by seaya View Post
    is there any pros or cons in re-nickling a cylinder? Is buying a used cylinder with about 50 hours in good condition better than re-nickling a cylinder
    Yamaha's nicasil is harder than any of the aftermarket company's blend. I would always rather go with OEM than re-plate, but I use replated cylinders quite often without much problem. It comes down to price... re-nic costs around 200.00 vs a OE cylinder for ???

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    Also consider that if your cylinder is scraped, it may have to be welded before nikasil.

    I personally like to match pistons to bore sizes via hone. So a nikasil'd piston should probably be mated to a particular piston (optimally). This is probably more trouble than 95% of the people out there go to.

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