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SLEEVE OR NOT TO SLEEVE, THAT IS THE QUESTION!

Please offer opinons and or suggestions.
 

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You gotta give us some more information than just "sleeve or not" or "Best piston" You need to tell us what youre looking at doing and what kind of power you want and longevity and all that stuff.
 

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If you get the crank ballance it!!!

Do a Sleeve. I just dont trust the Nicasil coating. My low hour 07 was already wearing off. If you do a sleeve you dont have to worry about it.
 

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I wasnt sure about nikasil either, but it is a carbite based substance that is actually harder than an iron sleeve. I dont see any reason why it would wear through unless you didnt break the bike in properly and revved it cold. Theres nothing wrong with sleeves though.
 

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I wasnt sure about nikasil either, but it is a carbite based substance that is actually harder than an iron sleeve. I dont see any reason why it would wear through unless you didnt break the bike in properly and revved it cold. Theres nothing wrong with sleeves though.
Because it's possible to flake...... so you have to trust someone with the job they did coating it, kinda of like trusting a painter and his paint not flaking, or a powder coater.... etc. An Iron sleeve is a big hunk of metal, not gonna flake, just gotta hope the installer installled it correctly
 

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I have seen alot of the Yamaha applied Nickel seal thats worn through(Suzuki too) and will say that the aftermarket Nickel Seal is stronger but is still only as stable as the parrent material its bonded to which is the aluminum cylinder. It has its advantages but a properly installed sleeve has more advantages overall.
 

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BTW, I dont keep my way of installing a sleeve a secret- I just dont tell very many people lol.
 

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And I have not spoken to anyone about how you do this... here on the MODDED-RAPTOR... your method is safe with me, Bo!
 
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