Is it necesary to hone?

Is it necessary to hone your cylinder every time you do a topend job?it says to in the cylinder tech tip in the two stroke forum.But im just going to change the rings so is it necessary?
 

RM_guy

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Clean it with a scotch brite and look with a strong light to see if the crosshatching is still there. If it is then you do not need to hone.
 

CRazy250

Member
if you want the rings to seat properly then yes you need to hone the cylinder. if not and u put rings in a glazed over cylinder they will not seal as good and could cause faster wear.
 
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RM_guy

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CRazy250 said:
if you want the rings to seat properly then yes you need to hone the cylinder. if not and u put rings in a glazed over cylinder they will not seal as good and could cause faster wear.
You DO NOT have to hone the cylinder if the crosshatching is still there. The glaze you refer to is just old oil burnt on the cylinder wall and it will come off with a scotch brite and WD-40.
 
CRazy250 said:
if you want the rings to seat properly then yes you need to hone the cylinder. if not and u put rings in a glazed over cylinder they will not seal as good and could cause faster wear.
An off-the-shelf aluminum oxide hone like most do-it-yourselfers have won't cut modern cylinder plating. It won't do anything more than clean the glaze from the surface. It takes a diamond hone to cut nicasil. Besides, if the cross-hatch is worn off, your plating is worn out.