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machine shop info needed

Postby maddog » Fri Jan 27, 2006 5:55 pm

I just sold some 2mm over bore pistons to a person in Mich. and he claims he can't find a shop to do the work.
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Postby steamboat » Fri Jan 27, 2006 6:03 pm

Hey Madog, Talk to Smitty, Depending on his cylinder material boring may not be possible. Jim.
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Postby maddog » Fri Jan 27, 2006 6:38 pm

Stock honda spree cylinders. thanx.
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Postby Madd Hatter » Fri Jan 27, 2006 6:43 pm

i am th persone!!!???
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Postby John » Fri Jan 27, 2006 8:44 pm

Any small jobbing machine shop should be able and willing to do it. What about 1/2 hour at most for setup and skim. He can hone it afterwards himself. Or know a buddy with a latheor mill combo.
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Postby Madd Hatter » Fri Jan 27, 2006 8:50 pm

i cant be the person.... i know im not.
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Postby maddog » Fri Jan 27, 2006 9:53 pm

Smitty is to far away, isn't there a moped shop in Ohio that can do it? trying to save on shipping costs for this person.
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Postby Smitty » Sat Jan 28, 2006 8:57 am

sorry guys, I don't have any way of boring cylinders either. If I had any to bore, I'd have to send them off to where ever our local motorcycle shops send theirs.
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Postby steamboat » Sat Jan 28, 2006 9:26 am

Hey John, "small jobbing machine shop" They are almost nonexistent in my area. Jim.
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Postby Smitty » Sat Jan 28, 2006 9:59 am

Yeah, here too Jim. I'm limited as well, as I have noone (presently) that bores these little cylinders, nobody has a small sandblasting set-up or cabinet, I can't find anyone to balance cranks, or even shave these cylinders or heads! If I can't confidently and accurately do the job "by hand", then I don't dare attempt it.

This is why I have to tell my customers that they are better-off purchasing piston/cylinder to match. Right now, over-sized pistons do me no good, as I have no way to bore the cylinder to match.
This year (or maybe next?) I plan on purchasing my own sandblasting cabinet, and either purchasing or building a press. A mill machine would be awesome, but, that'll have to wait, lol!
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Postby steamboat » Sat Jan 28, 2006 10:28 am

Hey Smitty, I turned away many small jobs because they were not profit makers. Until someone is in business, not a hobby,they may have a hard time understanding this but a company must make a profit to stay in business. Jim.
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Postby 50/50 » Sat Jan 28, 2006 10:32 am

Check here

http://www.heeters.com/service.shtml

I bought my scoot from them, nice folks.
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Postby steamboat » Sat Jan 28, 2006 11:02 am

HEY 50/50, That may work. They start at 1.5 inches.1 .5 inch = 38.1mm. Jim
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Postby maddog » Sun Jan 29, 2006 11:05 pm

That may work, thanx! i have access to jcc replacement pistons for most scoots.
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Postby xrongor » Mon Jan 30, 2006 12:58 am

65$ to bore a cylinder + shipping both ways +insurance +4$ 'handling' fee?

crazy train.

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