Light Rust Pitting in Cylinder Bore

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Light Rust Pitting in Cylinder Bore

Post by Turkeyboy111 »

Hey guys, I guess my GL1200 was improperly stored by a previous owner, because as you can see, there is rust pitting on the cylinder walls of 2 of 4 cylinders. It's not egregious, but I can definitely feel a little roughness when running my finger over it. Is this something that can be remedied with a more aggressive hone and some new piston rings? If not, are there overbore pistons and rings available, or perhaps even replacement sleeves?

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Re: Light Rust Pitting in Cylinder Bore

Post by DenverWinger »

I'd just put it back together and run it as is. Don't think it will pass enough oil that you'd really notice, and will get better with time/miles.
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