Question about CR500 Cylinders

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9/6/2018 8:17 AM

I have a 1997 CR500 needs not top end. Mine is not nickle plated. Are they nickle plated from the factory?

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9/6/2018 9:00 AM

As far as I know, your ‘97 was played from Honda, so someone must’ve had it sleeved.

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9/6/2018 9:41 AM

CR500s have always been iron lined. Never came from factory with plating.

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9/6/2018 10:29 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/6/2018 10:29 AM

Iron Sleeve..like mentioned above always has been, can still get it plated when you have bored and matched.

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9/6/2018 11:53 AM

Its a steel sleeve as OEM, but we plate a ton to get them back to OEM size and for better wear characteristics.

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9/6/2018 7:16 PM

Ok thanks guys, I think I will just have it bored if I can.

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