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post #1 of 28 Old 05-09-2011, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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Cylinder replating/big bore kits?

Concerning DL650s specifically.....

I did a couple of searches on this board that didn't turn up any results so I'll pose the question here.

What do YOU know that is available for the DL650?


I understand that the cylinders have some sort of plating, who would one send those to?

Are there any big bore kits available?

If so, who has them and in what sizes?

Can unplated SV bores be used on the DL?

Do you know of anyone that has done this?


Thank you for any info you may have on this subject.

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...Are there any big bore kits available? ...
Best, easiest, most reliable, big bore option.

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I'm not looking for smart ass comments, but thanks for playing.

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Don't have any info on big bore / plating kits. Why not just go with the Vee. Wouldn't buy in to the negative comments without giving it a try. :beatnik:

(posted after Heavy, but seems to be a valid point. Just trying to understand your thinking.)

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OK maybe you need more info.

I am NOT interested in turning a 650 into a litre bike.

I have a 650 that is racking up the miles now and I'd like to freshen up the top end within the next year.


Having heard that the cylinders are plated with some kind of special Suzuki plating I'm not sure what my options are.


Once again I am NOT interested in a 1000!

Any info on the options for a 650 rebuild will be greatly appreciated.

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Yes, the cylinders in the DL650 are Nikasil plated and as far as I know there are not big-bore "kits" available for it.

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The 650 has iron liners. They can be bored and oversize pistons are even in the parts fiche. Whatever that SCEM coating is, it isn't applied directly to the aluminum if it is really there at all. SCEM isn't in the engine description any more either so it was probably always a mistake.


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Blair, an SV650 racer, probably has the most info about uprating the engine. [email protected]

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Good luck with your project. Keep us in the loop.

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Kinbanjo, it does seem the 650 uses steel liners and the 1000 uses the Suzuki SCEM process (Suzuki composite electro chemical material) Sounds similar to a Nikasil process for the hardened wear surface.
Blair would be a good start to find out if any kits are available. The SV650 seems to be a popular track/race bike.

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