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2000 CR 250 R Help Please

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Hi I just bought a 2000 cr 250 and it needs a new top end. when i took it apart, it had a pretty good scratch down the inside cylinder wall. I was wondering if i should resleeve it or bore it out and replate it. thanks

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dont resleeve it. you could replate it but that can get expensive. maybe try looking on ebay for a used jug?

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In the tt store , 432.00 for a new one. I`d look on ebay frist.

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Get it re-platted. It's not expensive, fast turn around, and you never know what you'll get on E Bay. The cylinder may look good, but could be out of round causing more headache and more lost money.

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exactly how big is this scratch and where is it located, you might be able to just salvage the cylinder in its current condition, especially if its a small scratch and its located below where you actually need to hold compression.

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how deep is it? if you can't feel it you might be able to get away with a hone. If you can feel it send it to Powerseal. Much cheaper than buying a new cylinder. If you want it bored, send it to someone that specializes in boring such as Eric Gorr. There's much more to boring than simply making the cylinder bigger.

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I would send it to Powerseal or another company that replates. For around 200 bucks you'll have a new cylinder.

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Before spending any $ you should ask somebody who knows cylinders. I've thought the same thing before and my local Honda mechanic said that he'd put a piston and ring in it and ride it just the way it is (and he's the one that would've made the $).

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