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    Kawasaki js550 cylinder bore

    I am rebuilding my Stand up jet ski and need to have my cylinders bored .5 over any recommendations for a good shop in the reno sparks area?

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    Eric Herbert has a great shop. http://herbertperformanceco.com/main...t-all-engines/ Douglas Auto Machine, in Gardnerville is also well known on this forum as he's a local wheeler and member here https://www.facebook.com/DouglasAutoMachine/
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    AIMS on Glendale as well.

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    Are Kawasaki cylinders boreable? Way back when I was a wee lad Kawasaki cylinders (on the dirt bikes at least) were Nikasil ??????? coated and weren't able to be rebored. You had to resleeve it with a new bore or go way oversize and use a regular iron sleeve.

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    Nikasil can be bored and recoated, just not cost effective. Probably easier to buy new cylinder.
    Nobody in town does nikasil that I know of. This guys do great job with nikasil http://www.mt-llc.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by zadar View Post
    Nikasil can be bored and recoated, just not cost effective. Probably easier to buy new cylinder.
    Nobody in town does nikasil that I know of. This guys do great job with nikasil http://www.mt-llc.com

    Old Jetski kawis are not nikasil. Just bore and hone and good to go. Take the parts to RMS or big valley Honda. Ethier will get your handled
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    Cool don’t know why I didn’t think of the bike shops was thinking needed a machine shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TacoSAS View Post
    Cool don’t know why I didn’t think of the bike shops was thinking needed a machine shop.
    Most shops don't do it in house, they send to machine shop

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    Quote Originally Posted by zadar View Post
    Most shops don't do it in house, they send to machine shop
    True but BVH has a impressive machine shop and a skilled motorcycle tech that has been boring cylinders for a long time. RMS uses a old school machinist who's damn good also.
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    Yea, I remember when bvh shop was built, spent plenty time in there. If Darrell is in there he will do good job.
    This days it is not worth buying machines any more. Most cylinders are nikasil now and we just replace them when needed.
    I have small bike shop but just take old iron cylinders to aims when I need them bored out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zadar View Post
    Yea, I remember when bvh shop was built, spent plenty time in there. If Darrell is in there he will do good job.
    This days it is not worth buying machines any more. Most cylinders are nikasil now and we just replace them when needed.
    I have small bike shop but just take old iron cylinders to aims when I need them bored out.
    Yup then we are talking about the same person. I worked there when I was a kid. Darrell has taught me alot about jetskis and machine work.
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    Called AIMS today they are $200, RMS is $80 per cylinder, going to call BVH tomorrow to see what they quote, but looking like RMS unless told otherwise.

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