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cylinder sleeves
« on: 08.01. 2021 22:14 »
anyone used  LA sleeves in California ..... apparently they make sleeves for the a10 at $93.50 US each for the a10 ?

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Re: cylinder sleeves
« Reply #1 on: 09.01. 2021 07:53 »
I have LA sleeves in my Super Rocket. My thick flange barrels had been sleeved twice before and one side had remnants of the first re sleeve so the quality of the sleeves were important. As thick flange barrels are in short supply I had no choice but to go ahead with the job. 3,000 miles in now and so far so good, touch wood!
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Re: cylinder sleeves
« Reply #2 on: 09.01. 2021 09:36 »
G'day Sean.
I used LA Sleeves in the rHonda 1100 and a few mates 2 & 4 strokes. Excellent quality.
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Re: cylinder sleeves
« Reply #3 on: 09.01. 2021 15:15 »
I have LA sleeves in my Super Rocket. My thick flange barrels had been sleeved twice before and one side had remnants of the first re sleeve so the quality of the sleeves were important. As thick flange barrels are in short supply I had no choice but to go ahead with the job. 3,000 miles in now and so far so good, touch wood!
do they supply the pistons  or just the sleeves not a lot of info on their site as they make so many different types  ......do they come  with a lip on the sleeve  cant find any pic just wondering how they are held in place ......interference fit only I am assuming

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Re: cylinder sleeves
« Reply #4 on: 09.01. 2021 17:46 »
A flange is not necessary for a cast iron liner in a cast iron barrel. It's an interference fit and being of equal expansion coefficient they expand together (if anything the liner slightly more so as it's the first to get heat). Make sure whoever fits them eases the interference near the flange to near nil, otherwise you get a stress point in the liner there.
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