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On the other extreme I have done it with JUST a hone though. I had a friend who had a shop out of state where he used to live "rebuild" a Harley engine for him. I didn't have a boring bar at that time (and he barely scraped enough coin together for the pistons..)and I actually HONED his cylinders .010" over. It took me the better part of a day. would never do it again. Funny thing though...the motor was torn apart a few years later to do the bottom end by a real old timer on the west coast. The guy actually called me to see if I really did a bore job with just a hone. He wanted to tell me that the cylinders were still perfect and while EVERY other moving part on the engine needed to be replaced, .this bike has been my friends only transportation since the 80's and he has over 350K miles on it.So...nothing mysterious....just proper tools, knowing how to use them, and real attention to detail.BTW....Fragster...you might want to get timing and jetting down properly before you try honing...cylinders can get REAL expensive!!!
Ha, ha... Fragster. Good one. Beats Detonator..... Kevin, you are now the FRAGSTER.
That was one of the milder ones!!!BTW...I never said I was refering to him....at least he's a good sport!!
I hone just about anything .010". I pride myself in getting them straight and true to .0001" max. I use a soft 400 grit stone for a plateau finish,3 or 4 strokes at a lighter pressure. They live a long time when that straight and round.
how about horing/boning? there's some artistic skill in those activities i think.
i got some bores honed 2 months ago by a 74yr old timer and when i got them back they both tapered and one was 0.035mm bigger at the top and the other was 0.03mm bigger at the bottom!!
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