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    I dream skis JC-SuperJet's Avatar
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    Re: Anyone bore cyls in S Florida?

    The old bait & switch price quotation.

    Many machine shops are accustomed to only boring and honing 4-stroke cylinders, which don't have port holes in them.

    They don't know how to deal with ports during honing which is where they end up tearing up the honing tool or the cylinder wall by snagging on the ports.

    Worst part is that they don't even know they're supposed to chamfer the ports... 2-Stroke machining is becoming a lost art.

    Maybe on old school motorcycle shop can do this consistently right at a reasonable price.
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    Re: Anyone bore cyls in S Florida?

    Quote Originally Posted by JC-SuperJet View Post
    The old bait & switch price quotation.

    Many machine shops are accustomed to only boring and honing 4-stroke cylinders, which don't have port holes in them.

    They don't know how to deal with ports during honing which is where they end up tearing up the honing tool or the cylinder wall by snagging on the ports.

    Worst part is that they don't even know they're supposed to chamfer the ports... 2-Stroke machining is becoming a lost art.

    Maybe on old school motorcycle shop can do this consistently right at a reasonable price.
    Id love to find one....

    They said the used a ball hone, which "softens up" the port edges, but no, they don't actually chamfer the ports. Whatever, I can do that myself.
    What I can't understand is how they justify this. THey knew I was in the biz of fixing skis, I told them it was hard finding good machine work, and when pciking up that cylinder, I brought a head that needed valve work. Would it not make sense to keep a repeat customer that was going to bring you even more work happy?

    It's not like I wanted free work, a discount, etc....all I wanted was the work done at the agreed upon price for fvck's sake....
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    I dream skis JC-SuperJet's Avatar
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    Re: Anyone bore cyls in S Florida?

    Took me a year to find a good "2-Stroke" Machinist in Houston: Kerry Rea Machine Shop. It was a well guarded secret...lol Turns out that all the local PWC Dealers sub'd their two-stroke repair work to Jeff @ Jetski Ranch and he, in turn, would sub the machine work to Rea Machine.

    I know these guys are on the West Coast, maybe call Tony Doukas Racing, Chucky "SuperTune", Team Xscream or Harry at Bad Boyz. They might know a good Machinist on your side.

    Who does Riva Racing use for their two-stroke cylinder work?
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    Re: Anyone bore cyls in S Florida?

    Also, Tim Judge (once a Riva Yamaha Ace) used to live in Florida, he might be able to give you a good referral...
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    Re: Anyone bore cyls in S Florida?

    Man, i dont think riva even works on 2s anymore.
    Every once in a while the people who own riva come to the dog park i go to, ill see what they can recommend.
    Ill try looking up that tim guy; his name sounds familiar for some reason.....

    Ive thought of sending them out to be done, but shipping adds up quick anymore.
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    Re: Anyone bore cyls in S Florida?

    Well that blows. Thanks for the update. I know it's a hike south for you, but Ruben at wet spot racing is a no bs kind of guy.

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    Re: Anyone bore cyls in S Florida?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2strokesmoke View Post
    Well that blows. Thanks for the update. I know it's a hike south for you, but Ruben at wet spot racing is a no bs kind of guy.
    Its actually not any further than i was driving to the other place.....ill check em out next time
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    Re: Anyone bore cyls in S Florida?

    Bro check this guy out www.outboardclinic.com

    He is in Palm City but turns stuff around real quick & knows what he is doing. You could send it to him.

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    Re: Anyone bore cyls in S Florida?

    Thx Dan
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    Re: Anyone bore cyls in S Florida?

    I have a few great options. Some in wpb. One in dania. And some further south. Shoot me a pm

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