Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Cylinder sleeve replacement

Recommended Posts

I have an 02 XR250 that a PO did a number on the cylinder. It looks like they ran too long of bolts in it, and broke through the casting in two places. The bore, and the bike, are like new. If I can find a replacement cylinder, easy to do on Epay, what does it take to remove and replace the sleeve? On the old Honda 305s that I work on a lot, we put them in the oven at 250 degrees for about 20 minutes, and the liners slide right out. Tried it with the XR cylinder, and I don't luck!

Thanks in advance, Davo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That works for me. Did you have a setscrew you haven't pulled? 250s usually have one at the top holding the sleeve in.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the reply! There is something on the top of the cylinder, looked like a roll pin to me. Better look again with glasses and a magnifying glass! Is it an allen key type set screw?

Thanks, Davo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you are going to get a replacement cylinder anyway, why not just bolt that one up instead of removal and replacement of sleeve??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

VR, just got home, and you hit the nail on the head! Allen type set screw. Now to sneak it in the oven before the wife gets home :-).

Damone,

Most, if not all, of the cylinders I've seen for sale are in need of boring. The one I have is fresh as a daisy. This bike is really close to showroom clean, almost no hours. The sleeve in my cylinder is perfect, and matches up nicely with the new Wiseco piston kit I ordered!

Davo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
VR, just got home, and you hit the nail on the head! Allen type set screw. Now to sneak it in the oven before the wife gets home :-).

Damone,

Most, if not all, of the cylinders I've seen for sale are in need of boring. The one I have is fresh as a daisy. This bike is really close to showroom clean, almost no hours. The sleeve in my cylinder is perfect, and matches up nicely with the new Wiseco piston kit I ordered!

Davo

Sounds like you know what your doing.

I just wanted to make sure your not making it harder than it needs to be.

Happy wrenching.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×