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I am in So Cal and i found out i need to bore and re-plate my cylinder.

whats the cheapest route for this? No local shops can do it.

its for a yz250 2003

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If I remember correctly, the guys were paying about 200.00 to have them replated.

If it were my damaged cylinder, I would send it to Eric Gorr. For just a little more you can do the big bore kit and get some added performance. The total price looks like its only another hundred and fifty to turn it into a 265/275. Not so bad considering you'll spend 350.00 minimum to get the bike running again as a 250.

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I have had great luck with PowerSealUSA. They do excellent work, and they have unmatched customer service. They offer a one year warranty on their work. I think they charge $180 to replate. They can fix almost any kind of damage done to a cylinder. I sent them a 01 cylinder that a piston blew up in, and it had a bad gouge. They welded it up and replated it. It looked like brand new. Still running strong.

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I have been getting weld and replates for 165bux from millenium, but have to send a bunch. I have seen us chrome's work and I will pass on them. millenium fixed my HASHED big bore sled jug and it was returned good as new.

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I have had great luck with PowerSealUSA. They do excellent work, and they have unmatched customer service. They offer a one year warranty on their work. I think they charge $180 to replate. They can fix almost any kind of damage done to a cylinder. I sent them a 01 cylinder that a piston blew up in, and it had a bad gouge. They welded it up and replated it. It looked like brand new. Still running strong.
+1 👍 to powerseal, they made mine like brandy new again, runs better then it ever did. fast service too. http://www.powersealusa.com/

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I have seen us chrome's work..

Hi Greg

what happened? US Chrome did 2 Jugs for me, a RM125 and a YZ450F both perfectly done. I have no quarrel sending them the next one too but I really hope I don't have to. 👍

regards

Arnego2

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Hi Greg

what happened? US Chrome did 2 Jugs for me, a RM125 and a YZ450F both perfectly done. I have no quarrel sending them the next one too but I really hope I don't have to. 👍

regards

Arnego2

I and my neighbor needed welds and replates on our jugs. mine was worse then his. he sent his to us chrome, I sent mine to millenium. his jug was UGLY where it was welded.....bad ugly. mine was welded and polished and matched my port trace perfectly. I actually told him to send it back, it was not pretty. the plating looked great though.

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Hi Greg

Uff both of mine came back like new. I only could see that it was mine on the dust in holes of the powervalve asseambly site. I delivered it to the workshop (when I still used them) and they could not believe that the RM Jug was the same I sent off. That bike is from 1995. The YZ450f is from 2006 so not much ageing happened. Nah I'm as happy with Us Chrome as one can be.

Still I think if it would have been that hefty as your mates I surely would have send it back.

regards

Arnego2

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I had to have the bridge welded on a yz125 and US Chrome did a realy good job. Bridge look like new and match perfect. You know some workers are better than some and maybe I just got the right guy working on mine, but I got an rm85 that going to need some work (hope it makes the summer) and I was going to use US Chrome again. My oldest son and his freind used US Chrome after they seen my cylinder and their cylinders came back better than new.

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I sent an extra cylinder I had to Powerseal about 1.5 weeks ago.

Should have it back next week welded above exhaust port and plated. I'll try to post pictures / review when it arrives. Their communication etc seems to be good so far.

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Do all of the big name places use the same material to plate the cylinders or do they have their own proprietary coatings? Many of the posts I read describe how the cylinders look when they are completed, but I don't see much mentioned about long term durability.

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Hi there

I can only speak of US Chrome which took in the piston to make a more exact pass well and also shaved a bit of the cylinders socket, as requested. They asured me that the coating of Nickel-Carbide composites should last 10 to 15 years. I hope the bike makes it that long. 👍

Regards

Arnego2

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I am a firm believer in millennium technologies! They offer a LIFETIME WARRANTY against defects in their plating. Obviously that doesn't account for wear/damage from other things. I have has a ton of cylinders replated/welded/etc... by them and they look better than times that I have pulled brand new cylinders out of oem boxes.

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