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Offline innovativems

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Machine Shop
« on: January 04, 2017, 01:04:18 PM »
I'm about to send my cylinders out for boring on my cb400f.  They are getting a 466 big bore and have one cylinder fin on the bottom row that needs welded and cleaned up.  I'm fine with shipping it out and wanted to see who people recommend.  I don't feel good about the one local shop as they typically only do cars and their prices are high.

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Re: Machine Shop
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2017, 01:45:53 PM »
I use a shop local to me, and have had numerous members ship their cylinders to them/me for boring. Runs about $150 for boring/honing and decking.

Let me know if you'd like their info (Richmond, VA).
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Re: Machine Shop
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2017, 04:09:39 PM »
Two shops I trust with my Honda and Suzuki Roadracers cylinders:

Bore Tech Engineering  https://bore-tech.com/

Millennium Technologies  http://www.millennium-tech.net/serviceInfo.php?id=1

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Re: Machine Shop
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2017, 04:12:59 PM »
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Re: Machine Shop
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2017, 08:43:29 PM »
Nothing wrong with Big Jay at APE either :)
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Re: Machine Shop
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2017, 09:19:23 PM »
Or CycleX, they're top notch folks.
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Re: Machine Shop
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2017, 10:26:56 PM »
Be sure to send your pistons along. When I use Millenium, they mark each piston to a designated hole. I don't know about other shops.
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Re: Machine Shop
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2017, 06:52:58 AM »
Two shops I trust with my Honda and Suzuki Roadracers cylinders:

Bore Tech Engineering  https://bore-tech.com/

Millennium Technologies  http://www.millennium-tech.net/serviceInfo.php?id=1

I cannot speak to quality of work, but those two places are substantially more expensive than APE or CycleX.

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Re: Machine Shop
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2017, 06:04:16 PM »
Millenium Did my cylinders for my turbo and do send your pistons
Great job according to Brian Livingood.
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Re: Machine Shop
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2017, 06:03:14 AM »
Thanks for the information everyone!

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Re: Machine Shop
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2017, 07:29:13 AM »
I moved into this apt. and lived in this area now for about 3yrs.,most folks have lived here all their lives and not many 'outsiders' move here..
I've been looking locally in about a 10-20 mile radius from where i live for a small,friendly(open to anyone in 'the general public') machine shop service person to do 'powersports machine work' for me:crankshafts,heads,cylinder bore jobs,etc. I certainly don't mind extending that radius further out to where I can still drive to the persons shop,this way I can still go pick up my parts just in case he puts me under the bottom of the pile..it's happened before.  ::)
I've found a few here locally that I had do different work for me but they eventually get strange about stuff even though they do good machine work..  I'd like to call up a person who does this work w/o being asked that same old question up front "Who sent you"  ???  ::) I want to bring my parts to a good machinist who answers their phone when you call them and they say "How can I help ?" and then proceed to care about starting to do business w/ a new customer and doesn't mind answering their telephone(some only answer their phones if you're one of their long-time 'buddies'  ::)) plus gives me a fair price,does the work soon if it's just one part at a time and when their done they call me and say "it's done,come pick it up"  No drama please. There are a few full time machine shops here who are automotive and tend to keep a mindset of 'automotive' machine tolerances and that just doesn't work too well w/ Powersports parts(especially cylinders/pistons)as they need tighter tolerances and need to be done 'by the book',plus they charge upwards toward $100hr..

I presently have a 4-stroke air cooled dirt bike cylinder on it's stock 65mm 1st orig. bore-size that needs to be bored to 65.5mm and I have the new piston but so far haven't found a machinist who will answer their ph. w/o asking me "Who sent you?",etc...
I would prefer to pay somewhere around $50 to have someone not far from me(if possible or just a little further out-of-the-area is ok) here in PA. bore-out this cyl. that has a good eye to fit this piston to it's correct clearance;the factory spec. for this bike is .0006-.0018in.
I've called a couple local dealerships(not many Japanese dealerships around here,mostly 'Harley Country')in the past 3 yrs. and that's how I found contact #'s on a couple folks.
I live in an apt. and I work outside of my storage locker in the country about 5 miles from my apt. where all my tools are presently and there's no electricity;I have a hone and cordless tools but you can only go so far w/ that.

I remember in the past when things were much simpler and I would bring my parts to someone w/ no worries  :)
What ever happened to the sincere question asked by a business man to a prospective customer "How can I help you" ?  Yeah,I'm looking for a machinist too  ;)
« Last Edit: January 11, 2017, 08:14:26 AM by grcamna2 »
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  I love the small ones too !
Do your BEST...nobody can take that away from you !

Near Pittsburgh,PA.,soon to move out West.

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Re: Machine Shop
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2017, 11:48:09 AM »
Grcamna2................I feel your pain about the storage 'shop' with NO electric power :(

As we ease into full retirement and plan to travel most of the next few years, I decided to keep my projects (5 or more) plus the race-bikes and a few complete bikes with all of the associated stash of parts in Plymouth, Wisconsin, because of my established contacts with local machine shops and a good painter. After moving everything to storage and renting an apartment until we begin to travel more or less full-time, a friend from our church offered me more than 4000 SF of shop space with electric. It even has an office with a fridge and A-C. The rent is VERY low because he just wanted someone to cover his basic electric cost to keep all of the meters running on a former rural industrial facility. He uses part of the building for farm equipment storage and is looking for another tenant. I plan to return from time to time and work on one project at a time. While we are traveling, the paint will get done and two motors will get bored and partially rebuilt. Both of those contacts will have a key to my shop so the parts don't get in their way. My landlord likes it that I prepay for 6-months and have committed to stay for 3 or more years.  I get my boring jobs back in less than 2-weeks, paint in a week or so, and everything else within days or according to a pre-planned schedule. Having a good shop-contact who understands your needs is a valuable asset ;) ;) ;)   
Dennis in Wisconsin
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Re: Machine Shop
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2017, 04:47:02 PM »
Grcamna2................I feel your pain about the storage 'shop' with NO electric power :(

As we ease into full retirement and plan to travel most of the next few years, I decided to keep my projects (5 or more) plus the race-bikes and a few complete bikes with all of the associated stash of parts in Plymouth, Wisconsin, because of my established contacts with local machine shops and a good painter. After moving everything to storage and renting an apartment until we begin to travel more or less full-time, a friend from our church offered me more than 4000 SF of shop space with electric. It even has an office with a fridge and A-C. The rent is VERY low because he just wanted someone to cover his basic electric cost to keep all of the meters running on a former rural industrial facility. He uses part of the building for farm equipment storage and is looking for another tenant. I plan to return from time to time and work on one project at a time. While we are traveling, the paint will get done and two motors will get bored and partially rebuilt. Both of those contacts will have a key to my shop so the parts don't get in their way. My landlord likes it that I prepay for 6-months and have committed to stay for 3 or more years.  I get my boring jobs back in less than 2-weeks, paint in a week or so, and everything else within days or according to a pre-planned schedule. Having a good shop-contact who understands your needs is a valuable asset ;) ;) ;)

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Do your BEST...nobody can take that away from you !

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Re: Machine Shop
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2017, 12:37:29 AM »
You would be surprised how many parts we get in that were first sent to an automotive machine shop, then sent to us to see if we can salvage it.

http://www.aperaceparts.com/machining.html

 

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