Honing

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I found an old honing device from the early 1970's. im rebuilding my top end soon so should i use this?
 
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What are you using that on ???
If you cylinder has a sleeve than go for it . If your cylinder is ELECTROPLATED do not use regular hone device as it will damage your cylinder. Special diamond hone is needed for electroplated cylinders.
 
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An aluminum oxide hone isn't going to damage the plating, but it won't do anything beneficial either. All you have to do to a Nicasil bore surface is clean it up real good with a scotch brite pad and some WD40. If the cross-hatch marks aren't clearly visible after the cleaning, then the plating is toast, and a hone ain't gonna make new cross-hatching.
 
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If it's the spring loaded type, then you shouldn't use it on 2 strokes because the stones can get caught up in the ports. A ball hone is what most home guys are using, though it's really functioning as a glaze breaker more than a hone in modern plated cylinders. Someone suggested wrapping sandpaper around the stones to prevent them hanging up in the ports in another thread. If you do a search you should be able to find it.