Do I need a special hone to hone the cylinder on a 700?
Im replacing the piston and didn't like the idea of not giving it a light hone before doing that. Its not scratche or scared in any way that I can seeIf it needs to be honed more than likely it needs to be replated. You can hone them with a diamond hone but the factory Yamaha coating is only like .004" thick.
OUCH. If they're telling you to use a ball hone I would seriously question their knowledge about this and steer away. You definately don't want to use a ball hone as that will only follow and exasperate any iregularities in the bore squareness and taper.well since you guys are raptor guys ill probably do that. though, i just got off the phone with alba (was ordering other parts) and they told me to make 4 passes with a ball hone. considering the scotch brite meathod isnt going to cost me 70 bucks ill probably go that route lol.