Have you priced a new cylinder for your bike. Did you just about have a heart attack.
$700-$900 - or more! for a typical KTM jug. We kid you not.
Taco Moto Co. has a flat-rate, whatevere’s wring we can fix it cylinder repair service that’s an all-inclusive cylinder emergency room.
Crashed pistons, dropped valves, broken skirts, detonation, broken rings, gouges, scratches, cracks, you name it… we don’t care - we can fix it at a one-price flat rate no questions asked.
Testing has often shown our replating service to exceed the hardness and durability of the OE cylinder and playing. Better durability and less money then a new replacement cylinder. Man this is a great country.
Any damage outside the bore may incur extra cost to repair. There are those rare occasions where a crack or the damage is too much and it’s not safe to repair it. If that’s the case we’ll contact you asap and help you figure out a plan “b.”
Two or four stroke cylinder service Includes
- welding / repairing
- boring (standard or overbore)
- Nickel Silcone Carbide plating
- diamond hone finish
Price includes US shipping from your location to us and back, insured for the replacement value of the cylinder
We also offer compete top end service and parts kits available on the site.
Nikasil was introduced by the German manufacturer Mahle in 1967, initially developed to allow Wankel engine rotary piston apex seals to work directly against the aluminium cylinder housing.
This coating allowed aluminium cylinders and pistons to work directly against each other with low wear and friction. Nikasil allowed very large cylinder bores with tight tolerances and ultra high performance at a weight savings over iron cylinders or iron sleeves in aluminum cylinders
The aluminium cylinders also gave a much better heat conductivity than cast iron liners, an important attribute for a high-output engine. The coating was further developed as a replacement for hard-chrome plated cylinder bores for Mercury Marine Racing, Kohler Engines, and as a repair replacement for factory-chromed snowmobiles, dirt bikes, ATVs, watercraft and automotive V8 liners/bores.
Nikasil is short for Nickel Silicon Carbide. Silicon carbide is a very hard ceramic (much harder than steel) that can be dissolved in nickel. The nickel solution can then be electroplated onto the aluminium cylinder bore. The piston rings will then rub off the exposed nickel, leaving a very hard layer of silicon carbide to prevent the cast iron/steel piston rings directly contacting the aluminium cylinder. With this setup, the engine tolerances can be much tighter for better performance.