Pictures of how I honed / deglazed the cylinders on my 89-09 Suzuki GS500 motorcycle.
But first, lets pay some bills:
- Put bike on center stand. Removed seat, gas tank, and carbs.
- Removed Cylinder Head and Cylinder Block.
The inside of the cylinder is "glazed," shiny and smooth. Engine oil will not stick to this. A series of scratches will hold oil to lubricate the piston rings.
This is the old style of cylinder hone / deglazer. I couldn't find it at the shops. Apparently it has gone out of style. I have never used the new kind of cylinder hone with the three small grinding stones. Honestly, I have never used either kind. Let's see how it works.
- I watched this video on youtube. That instructor is an awesome nerd!
I bought the new cylinder hone at Napa for...$20? They had a big one for $35, but I don't own a muscle car, so screw it. Harbor Freight also had a big one for $15, but I am getting tired of broken tools.
I put the new hone on the drill, put some 3 in 1 oil on the stones and in the cylinder. I gave it a shot and it worked in about 2 ties and 7 seconds.
That's about it. 45 degree scratches will hold the oil and lube the pistons. Pretty darn easy and pretty darn cool and pretty darn pretty.
- Next I sold out to make 02¢
so I can fulfill my lifelong dream of owning a 1986 944 with blown head gaskets.
But no minivans!
- Then I finished my beer.
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