SUZUKIPictures of how I honed / deglazed the cylinders on my 89-09 Suzuki GS500 motorcycle.

But first, lets pay some bills:

  1. Put bike on center stand. Removed seat, gas tank, and carbs.

  2. Removed Cylinder Head and Cylinder Block.

  3. 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.
    pistons glazed

  4. 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.
    old cylinder hone

  5. I watched this video on youtube. That instructor is an awesome nerd!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.
    cylinder deglaze cylinder hone

  8. Next I sold out to make 02ยข so I can fulfill my lifelong dream of owning a 1986 944 with blown head gaskets.

    But no minivans!

  9. Then I finished my beer.


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