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Postby deepwoods » 04:11 pm Mar 13 2018

i want to have a spare cylinder, whats the best, buy a new oem,or buy a used cyl and have it replated? what will last the longest? :grin:
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Re: new cylinder or replate

Postby Timtee » 06:07 pm Mar 13 2018

The new coatings are far superior to what came from the factory.
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new cylinder or replate

Postby pumpguy » 06:16 pm Mar 13 2018

For what bike? Some are more difficult to come by so you may have limited choices.
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Re: new cylinder or replate

Postby bufftester » 08:49 pm Mar 13 2018

IIWM I'd buy a used one and have it replated if necessary, going to be cheaper than OEM. But like Pumpguy asked, which bike? Some are nearly unobtainium status.
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Re: new cylinder or replate

Postby Jason » 12:40 am Mar 14 2018

If you have one that is recently replated, it will last a LONG time if you keep the dirt out and proper jetting / fuel.
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Re: new cylinder or replate

Postby deepwoods » 03:24 am Mar 14 2018

ok no I only have the one thats in the bike .01 kdx 200,so should I buy one used from eBay and send it to who? to replate? who's got a good rep? :grin:
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Re: new cylinder or replate

Postby Jason » 03:50 am Mar 14 2018

Is something wrong with the current one??
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Re: new cylinder or replate

Postby Lumpy » 12:51 pm Mar 14 2018

deepwoods wrote:ok no I only have the one thats in the bike .01 kdx 200,so should I buy one used from eBay and send it to who? to replate? who's got a good rep? :grin:



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Re: new cylinder or replate

Postby Friedom » 08:23 pm Mar 14 2018

MT did three of mine. You can get better QC from other places, but they've been good enough for me so far.
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Re: new cylinder or replate

Postby deepwoods » 05:11 am Mar 15 2018

no nothing wrong Jason, I just want to have a spare cylinder. :grin:
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Re: new cylinder or replate

Postby Jason » 06:01 am Mar 15 2018

So many other bike areas that require attention. You may want to work on other areas.
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Re: new cylinder or replate

Postby deepwoods » 02:01 pm Mar 15 2018

ok ? like what?
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Re: new cylinder or replate

Postby Timtee » 02:47 pm Mar 15 2018

deepwoods wrote:ok ? like what?


Inspect all the bearings. The suspension linkage and swingarm are usually the most neglected. Hopefully the PO did some routine maintenance and you will be able to get the swingarm bolt out.
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Re: new cylinder or replate

Postby deepwoods » 03:14 pm Mar 15 2018

already done, all greased and no slop. :grin:
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Re: new cylinder or replate

Postby Jason » 03:46 pm Mar 15 2018

What have you done with the suspension?
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Re: new cylinder or replate

Postby deepwoods » 03:58 pm Mar 15 2018

nothing done to the suspension, what are you thinking I should do?
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Re: new cylinder or replate

Postby deepwoods » 04:10 pm Mar 15 2018

the bike is 16 years old but I don't think its got more than 50,60 hours on it, telltale signs are no slop whatsoever gearshift tip, rear brake tip, Kickstarter all very tight, stock tires half worn..etc
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Re: new cylinder or replate

Postby bufftester » 04:12 pm Mar 15 2018

First thing would be to spring it correctly for your weight and get the sags set correctly. That alone will change the feel of the bike, and is the best bang for your buck upgrade IMO. Should end up being less than the cost of a new cylinder as well. After that if I was still looking to spend money I'd go pipe/silencer, RB head mod, RB carb mod, tubliss front/rear in that order. Or maybe skip tubliss and do all new bearings/seals for the entire bike (swingarm/linkage/wheels/steering), but I REALLY love my tubliss tire setup! :boogie:
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Re: new cylinder or replate

Postby Jason » 04:15 pm Mar 15 2018

Stock tires?? OK, you need new tires. LOL. :shock: Soft and pliable, they ain't. :razz:

The suspension could be better set up for your weight, skill level and terrain.

Dirt bikes are money pits. Pour it into the proper areas of the pit. :lol:
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Re: new cylinder or replate

Postby deepwoods » 04:27 pm Mar 15 2018

hehe yes but the tires are changed to new bridge stones now so thats all good, the bike might be a touch soft for me but it handles pretty good ,feels flickable, and softens the blows pretty good :grin: hehe , I want to change the fork and shock oil next winter maybe.. I have one spare engine for all my other bikes so I just want to have it for a rainy day hehe, and I think its cheaper for me to buy a used engine with cylinder on it, rebuild that than to buy all things separate..
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